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Pubs and bars on Deansgate Locks Manchester

Nobody could have ever predicted how popular Deansgate Locks has become, especially after the Hacienda, which used to stand proudly at the end of the street, closed down.

The railway arches behind the G-Mex provide a fantastic collection of canal side bars. This is where the city's in-crowd hang out - in the likes of Loaf, Sugar Lounge, The If Bar, Fat Cats and Revolution. Pretentious but worth it!

 
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Aqua Bar, Bridgewater Area, Manchester
Aqua
14 Albion Street, Albion Wharf, Manchester. Tel. 0161 228 1800
Popular club that plays Manchester classics such as the Roses and the Mondays. Although it is just around the corner from Deansgate Locks, the atmosphere and clientele is totally different. Relaxed, no pretentiousness, no thrills and friendly.
City Road Inn, Bridgewater Area, Manchester
City Road Inn
14 Albion Street, Manchester. Tel. 0161 236 3820
Famous bar located opposite the spot where The Hacienda once stood so proud. Offers a completely different type of place to the trendy bars on Deansgate Locks across the road.
Deansgate Locks bars - Sugar lounge
Sugar Lounge
Arch 12 Deansgate Locks, Whitworth Street West, M1 5LH
Without a doubt, one of the most pretentious bars in Manchester. It is very expensive for the average customer but then again, the average customer would avoid or be turned away from the Sugar Lounge. If you want to rub shoulders with the rich and famous, there's a good chance you might spot a few in here.
Manchester Deangate Locks bars - Baa Bar
Baa Bar
Arch 11 Deansgate Locks, Whitworth Street West, M1 5LH
Baa Bar originated in Liverpool (trendy name or two attempts at spelling the word 'bar'?) It is a reliable bar on Deansgate Locks as you usually don't have to queue to get in, the bouncers are friendlier than most, they have drink promotions and the decor inside (glittering balls) is fun and funky!
Manchester Deansgate Locks bars -  If bar
If bar
Arch 7a-9 Deansgate Locks, Whitworth Street West, M1 5LH
Previously the Lock Bar, followed by 'The' Bar Cafe, 'If' is the new title for this bar. The previous attempts at making this place a success clearly didn't work. It was one of the quietest bars on Deansgate Locks with little character. Only time will tell whether 'If' can bring the punters in. Check it out and judge for yourself!
Deansgate Locks bars -  Fat Cat Cafe bar
Fat Cat Cafe Bar
Arch 8 Deansgate Locks, Whitworth Street West, M1 5LH
A relaxing place during the day and a chance to sit outside at the front if the Manchester weather is good to you. In the evening, the Fat Cat Cafe Bar becomes lively with funky music (sometimes hip-hop!) The bouncers can be selective so dressing down might not be the best option for this joint.
Bars on Deansgate Locks Manchester - Revolution
Revolution
Arch 7 Deansgate Locks, Whitworth Street West, M1 5LH
If you love vodka - Revolution is the place to go. During the week, like any venue in Manchester, you can enjoy a relaxing drink, however at weekends, it can get seriously busy and lively. If you are one of the lucky customers and you get in earlier enough, you can enjoy the comfy seats.
Manchester bars -  Loaf
Loaf
3a & 5 Deansgate Locks, Whitworth Street West, M1 5LH
Like all trendy bars, the doormen could be an obstacle when trying to gain access to the Loaf Bar. When it first opened, it was the place to be and the queues can still put you off attempting to get in, especially at weekends. It's spacious inside with a bar and restaurant upstairs and dancefloor downstairs.
comedy clubs in Manchester -  Manchester Comedy Store
The Comedy Store
3 & 4 Deansgate Locks, Whitworth Street West, M1 5LH
What a great place! Even if you don't fancy going to see one of the many acts on, you can still venture inside and enjoy the bar. Depending on when you enter, it can be rammed with happy punters enjoying the mid-session interval, or it could be completely 'dead' at the bar as everybody is laughing in the club itself. .
Manchester bars -  Love Saves The Day
Emporia
2b Whitworth Street West, Manchester. Tel 0161 236 8833
Opened in 2004, Emporia is a modern bar/club certainly worth the visit. Open 10pm till 3am Thurs and 4am every Fri/Sat. There are two major rooms - one is a full-on club experience with top dj's playing, the other is a 'chill-out' room where you can relax and sit back to more 'funky' music.
Manchester bars -  Love Saves The Day
Love Saves The Day
345 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4LG. Tel 0161 834 2266
A quiet little haven with delicious food, coffee and wine to eat in or take away. Looks more like a shop than a bar - not your typical drinking hole in Manchester so if you fancy something more unusual, aim for the big bike statue nearby.

Atlas
376 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4LY
Very welcoming place, ideal for a light bite and a refreshing drink. Great spot in the Summer months as you can sit out at the back of Atlas on the patio, lay back and drink in the sun.

The Knott Bar
374 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4LY
Unusual little spot on the entrance to Castlefield. Good beer and a good range of beers on offer. Popular with a wide range of people, from students to locals. You can sit by the front on the top terrace and watch the world go by.

Galvin's Bar
321 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ
Previously the Crown Inn and Galvin's Irish Bar, Galvin's Bar sits at the bottom of Deansgate. It is located on the fringe of Castlefield and Deansgate Locks. Looks more of a local's place but could be worth a visit if your doing a pub crawl.
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bars in Castlefield, Manchester
castlefield
may no longer be the most popular area of town but it's still the most beautiful place to drink, especially in the summer
Pubs and bars near the Bridgewater Hall
bridgewater area
wonderful area surrounding the bridgewater hall which offers some of the best traditional pubs in the whole of manchester
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