8 Fantastic City Centre Bars To Go For Pints After Work This Evening

It is nearly mid-week after all

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When it’s been a busy day at work, sometimes there’s just nothing better than a cold pint to help you wash away the stress. 

But the last thing you need is to be crushed amongst a horde of people queuing at the bar.

Or to battle it out with regulars in a desperate attempt to secure the last stool. 

Or to be squashed like a sardine when you’re forced to stand by the bar because that regular managed to snatch the seat.


Well, we’ve put together a safe list of 8 spacious bars in Manchester city centre where you can go for a pint after work to avoid the chaos.

1. Albert’s Schloss – Peter Street

Albert’s Schloss offers loads of room to spread out, so you’re not caught in the relentless post-work crowds. With plenty of benches and booths, you won't even need to wrestle a local for a seat!

Albert’s Schloss are open daily 11:30am – 2:00am

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2. Kosmonaut – Tariff Street

Kosmonaut has a wonderful selection of craft beers and delicious food. Plus it has tons of space, and with three large rooms and plenty of seats, you don’t have to fear the crushing crowds you find in smaller bars.

Kosmonaut is open Monday – Wednesday 16:00 – 00:00, Thursday 16:00 – 1:00, Friday – Saturday 12:00 – 2:00, Sunday 12:00 – 23:00


3. Dive NQ – Tib Street/Oldham Street

Wind down in this spacious Northern Quarter basement bar – perfect for commuters coming to or from Piccadilly. If you pick the right day, you can watch a football game or hear some local artists making a splash with their live music too. Even better, you won't  be coming away with bruises from accidental bumps against other people.

Dive NQ is open Sunday – Thursday 12:00 – late, and Friday – Saturday 12:00 – 5:00

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4. Lost in Tokyo – Lever Street

Find this Japanese themed bar underneath Ply. With a 180 person capacity, you’ll be a sardine no longer! Time to enjoy that wonderful stress-free pint.

Lost in Tokyo is open Sunday – Thursday 16:00 – 00:00, and Friday – Saturday 16:00 – 3:00

5. Manchester Bierkeller – Printworks

Sit back and relax with a stein in hand. Known for it’s lively late-night scene (think dancing-on-tables to a traditional Bavarian oompah band) the Bierkeller has plenty of bench room for a spacious after-work pint. And it’s just over the road from Victoria station, so it’s perfect for commuters.

The Bierkeller is open Sunday – Thursday 17:00 – late, Friday – Sunday 12:00 – late


6. Twenty Twenty Two – Dale Street

Head for a relieving pint at this basement ping pong bar – the ideal way to let your hair down after a long day at the office. With a 250 person capacity, you won't accidentally elbow someone in the face every time you move either. It’s in the Northern Quarter too, so it’s close to Piccadilly.

Twenty Twenty Two is open Monday – Wednesday 16:00 – 00:00, Thursday 16:00 – 1:00, Friday 16:00 – 4:00, Saturday 13:00 – 4:00, Sunday 13:00 – 22:00

7. Brewdog – Peter Street

For a refreshing pint of craft beer, Brewdog is the place to be once you’ve left the office. With a partial mezzanine and external seating area as well as a spacious bar area, it’s safe from the crushing hordes of parched workers trapped in smaller bars.

Brewdog is open Monday – Saturday 12:00 – 1:00, Sunday – 12:00 – 00:00

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8. The Moon Under Water – Deansgate

Great variety, reasonable prices and bags of space. You can spread out over two floors at this Wetherspoons, making it the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the other crowded city centre bars. 

And you won’t even need to scramble over mounds of people to reach the bar!

The Moon Under Water is open Sunday – Thursday 7:00 – 00:00, Friday – Saturday 7:00 – 2:00

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