With socially distanced drinks due to become the new norm and lazy summer evenings settling in, Manchester’s rooftop garden bars have never been in higher demand. Here’s three city centre terraces you can visit for a safe and airy drink in the sunshine…


Re-opening on Saturday 4 July, popular Charles Street food, drink and nightlife venue Yes will once again be welcoming visitors to its top-floor roof garden bar. While their team put the final touches on plans for a brand new weatherproof beer garden located in the railway arches behind the space, customers can head upstairs to enjoy craft beers, wines and cocktails on tap in their leafy rooftop garden which gets a healthy dose of summer sun.

38 Charles Street, Manchester M1 7DB, Tel: 0161 273 2725
20 Stories

Offering stunning views of Manchester City Centre, the glitzy 20 Stories returns from Saturday 4 July and will be taking bookings for spots on its outdoor roof terrace. Under a canopy of trees and drenched in atmospheric lighting, visitors can enjoy a calm and socially distanced drink, with the venue adding additional safety measures like digital drinks menus available on your smartphone to ensure a comfortable visit.

NO. 1, 1 Hardman Square, Manchester, M3 3EB, Tel: 0161 204 3333
Terrace NQ

The clues in the name with Northern Quarter haunt Terrace. Their rooftop bar is the perfect city-centre spot to enjoy a beer or five in the afternoon sunshine. Opening up shop again from Saturday 4 July, this red-brick bar offers a range of locally sourced craft beers and ales on tap – and its Northern Quarter location makes it an ideal venue for after-work drinks.

43 Thomas Street, Manchester, M4 1NA, Tel: 0161 819 2345
Thu 2 Jul
Simon Bland
Published on:
Thu 30 Jul 2020