All this self isolation leaving a serious dint on your social life? It doesn’t have to. Not only does Manchester have some of the best bars and pubs around but many of them contain in-house breweries or sell their cans and bottles direct from the bar. So if you’re craving a pint of your favourite brew but don’t want to venture too far from your flat, here’s how you can scratch that itch whilst supporting a local trader.

Cloudwater Brewery

Located at Piccadilly Trading Estate behind the centre of town, Cloudwater Brewery has quickly become one of the city’s most talked about beer purveyors, providing a wide selection of deep stouts, fruity IPAs and zesty sours. While their beer house is currently closed, customers can pick up a selection of beers from their online store.

Unit 9 Piccadilly Trading Estate, Manchester, M1 2NP
Ancoats General Store Growlers

The fridge at Ancoats’ General Store is bursting at the seams with beers from Manchester’s best brewers – from Alphabet and Shindigger, to Seven Bro7hers and Runaway – all of which you can take home and enjoy from the comfort of your sofa. They also have a small selection of taps at their cafe bar, each sporting some local beers that can be transferred into their 1.89 litre jugs – or growlers – and taken away too.

57 Great Ancoats Street, Manchester, M4 5AB, Tel: 0161 236 7897

Manchester street food favourite Grub has made a name for itself by providing us with a delicious selection of locally sourced eats and booze – and they look set to do more of the same throughout 2020 in their soon-to-be revamped Red Bank Project home. While their venue remains closed for the foreseeable, you wouldn’t go far wrong by giving them a follow on Twitter. Their team regularly share updates on traders and brewers offering online sales and home delivery.

50 Red Bank, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, M4 4HF, Tel: 07767 259640
Seven Bro7hers

Over in Ancoats and Middlewood Locks, Seven Bro7hers brewery and beer house may have closed their doors but their online web shop can provide you with plenty of cans to keep you going in self isolation. Having recently rebranded, their brewery’s colourful cans are guaranteed to look great in your fridge and taste just as good as if you’d ordered it fresh from the tap.

39 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester M4 5AF & 63, Waybridge Enterprise Centre, Daniel Adamson Road, Salford, M50 1DS, Tel: 0161 228 2404
Manchester Union Lager

Update: To help Manchester Union Lager make the transition from keg to can, you can support their new Crowdfunder campaign which will help keep this ace local brewery afloat during these difficult times.

Manchester Union Brewery is keeping people in high spirits throughout this unexpected period of uncertainty by offering customers a home delivery service on their Manc-made lager. Customers can grab a two-litre growler of your favourite brew for just £10 plus a £10 deposit for the bottle itself. Delivery is free for those in the Manchester City Centre area and those who live nearby can also collect direct from their brewery.

96D North Western Street, Manchester, M12 6JL
Runaway Brewery

Runaway Brewery have adapted their Dantzic Street taproom into a take-away bottle and can bar. For the foreseeable future, thirsty customers can order bottles, six packs, half and full cases and Growlers with national next day delivery.

Unit 4 Millgate, Dantzic Street, Manchester M4 4JW, Tel: 0161 832 2628

Popular Manchester beer retailer Beermoth have closed up shop but transported their wide array of brews to their online store. With nearly 400 different beers available for home delivery to all those in the Greater Manchester area, there’s never been a better time to stock up.

Alphabet Brewery

Manchester’s own Alphabet Brewery is offering same-day, contact-free home delivery on all local orders over £30, placed before 2pm. With beers like the fruity Juice Springsteen and the milky Flat White breakfast stout, this offer’s too good to miss. Plus, NHS workers get 50% off all purchases!

Rivington Brewing Co

Just outside of town, Rivington Brewing Co has recently launched an online arm offering direct delivery to customers in Bolton, Chorley, Preston, Wigan, Leigh, Blackburn and Darwen. Spend £30 or more and get free delivery. Splash out even further and you’ll save £10 on orders over £50.


Manchester’s own Shindigger brewery have also got into the home delivery game, promising to bring a selection of their colourful cans to any address within the M60 postcode within a three-hour window. With beers at just £2.50 a can, suddenly a little self isolation doesn’t seem so bad.

Blackjack Brewery

Blackjack Brewery are jumping in their van and offering free contactless delivery for all those within the M60. When it comes to the goods, this Manchester fave are offering bag-in-boxes, bottles and cans of your favourite beers alongside bag-in-boxes, pouches and bottles of cider, helping you make the most of the emerging summertime whilst staying put indoors.

Track Brewing Co

Manchester’s independent beer retailers Track Brewing Company are also offering home delivery of their beers and merchandise to addresses in all M postcodes, including SK1-11, SK14-16, OL5-10 and WA14-15. Delivery is free – and their wide selection of IPAs, stouts, lagers and colourful cans are guaranteed to brighten up your day.

Patel's Off License from Bundobust

Manchester’s favourite purvayors of Indian street food and craft beer, Bundobust, have launched a brand new off licence, delivering the venue’s boozy excess stock direct to your door while they remain temporarily closed. Named Patel’s Off Licence, their website will feature an ever-changing array of lagers, IPAs, stouts – and the first 100 customers will even get a free tote bag. Don’t worry if you miss out though – they’ve got loads of fun offers available for customers and delivery is available all across the UK.

Tue 8 Sep
Simon Bland
Published on:
Tue 18 Aug 2020