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Written by Luke Bull

November 8, 2022


The best bars in Ancoats


When it comes to Manchester, a place known very well for its wild night outs and neverending energy, it can be difficult finding the right bar to fulfil such expectations.


But you need not worry, as Ancoats is the place to be when looking for a vibrant atmosphere accompanied by delectable drinks, made by resident mixologists. To top it off, we have done the research already, so sit back and relax a series of Ancoats bars are coming your way.


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1. An Ancoats bar in memory of a mother: The Jane Eyre Neighbourhood Bar

Ancoats, Manchester

Set up by two sons, in memory of their mother, The Jane Eyre Neighbourhood Bar offers a classic cocktail with a unique twist, as well as a wide range of keg and bottle beers.


This neighbourhood-friendly venue is in the heart of Ancoats, just a five-minute walk from both Picadilly and Victoria train stations. You can come and enjoy a sumptuous cocktail created by a resident mixologist while enjoying a lively atmosphere, surrounded by this stylish contemporary interior.


Private bookings and hirings can be made through enquiry. All you need to do is email a lovely team member and start organising.



2. A funky bar in Ancoats: Junior Jackson's

Ancoats, Manchester

The little cousin of Bunny Jackson's in Manchester, is Junior Jackson's, a funky and fresh bar in Ancoats.


This underground, speakeasy bar, is nestled away in Ancoats, Manchester. Junior Jackson's is a colourful, eccentric and vibrant bar, with plenty of everything.


It is just around the corner from Manchester Victoria, you can enjoy a wide range of drinks at Junior Jackson's, from In Grape We Trust to the beloved Long Island Iced Tea, there is something for everyone to dig into.


From happy hour to loud music and dancing, there is a lot happening here. Not to mention the free hot dogs until 3 am every night.



3. A sports bar in Ancoats: Second City Bar

Ancoats, Manchester

Second City Bar, is a sports bar in Ancoats, Manchester.


Equipped with Sky Sports and BT Sports on all screens, from 45 inches right up to 136 inches, you can enjoy a lively atmosphere, with i cold drink in your hand, while enjoying some competitive sports. Afterwards, hopefully in the case of victory, you can celebrate with your mates, whilst having a dance and another drink.


Private hire is available at Second City Bar through enquiry. Once you've filled form, one of the lovely staff will get back to you and help you organise your next function.


Just head to Manchester Victoria station and Second City is around the corner from there.



4. A rock and roll bar in Ancoats: Jimmy's Manchester

Ancoats, Manchester

Jimmy’s Manchester is an eccentric and vibrant bar in Ancoats Manchester.


Right in the historic heart of Ancoats, Jimmy's Manchester illuminates a rock and roll atmosphere, featuring red neon lighting and a speakeasy ambience.


Set over two, there is lots of space to have a boogie and have a drink on your feet, as well as plenty of space to sit and relax. Whether you are having a cold beer or a sumptuous cocktail, there are lots of areas to enjoy your beverage.


There is always something happening at Jimmy's, whether it be open mic night or live band music, you just choose your night and turn up.


Jimmy's is just around the corner from Manchester Victoria station.



5. A brotherly brewery bar in Ancoats: Seven Brothers Beer House

Ancoats, Manchester

A bar in Ancoats, which, believe it or not, was formed by seven brothers, giving the bar its name.


This brotherly brewery boasts the highest quality homemade beer. Since 2014 Seven Brothers Beer House and has been a great go-to bar in Ancoats. You can enjoy craft beer straight from the source and even explore how the beer has been made in the Brewery and The Taproom.


With a newly renovated Taproom, who can host your next event here, all you have to do is enquire to find out more. Just head to either Manchester Victoria or Manchester Piccadilly and it's a short journey from there.



The best bars near Ancoats

Thinking of hiring a bar for your next event? Great idea. Manchester's Ancoats is known for its amazing bars. From busy tiki bars and cocktail bars with world-class mixologists to quiet and cosy garden bars, we've got every type of bar near Ancoats for you to browse and book. Why not take the team for a corporate day out at an activity bar or have a birthday bash at your own exclusive bar? Have a look at these top Ancoats bar venues and get some ideas for where to have your next event. Alternatively, tell us exactly what you need and we'll make sure the very best venues near Ancoats respond to your enquiry.

How to hire a bar near Ancoats

We know that finding a venue the old-fashioned way (where you trawl the internet, contact 10 venues or set your heart on one, only to find that they're out of your price range and not even available on your dates) is a pain, and there are a few pitfalls between you and booking your perfect bar. Getting the venue-finding process down to a professional art is what we’ve made our mission ever since we took on the events industry. We often get asked the same questions, so here's what we recommend to quickly and easily hire a space near Ancoats.

For bars near Ancoats, you're spoilt for choice. Here's an extra special one that we vouch for:

Seven Bro7hers – For cosy bar vibes and some of the best beer in Ancoats, head to Seven Bro7hers.

There really is no one answer to this question: so many variables come into play when understanding the cost of exclusive hire of a bar or a private space in a bar. How many guests are you planning for? Is the venue for the day, an afternoon, or the night? The good news is that you can find a venue for pretty much any budget (okay, almost any budget). Instead of letting the venue dictate the price, our advice is to be proactive and set a budget that you feel comfortable with – this way the right venues can reach out to you through HeadBox.

There are lots of ways to book an Ancoats bar. You can do the old-fashioned thing and pick up the phone, or email the venue directly. Unfortunately, lots of venues are busy and may not get back to you in time. That's where we come in. Give us your enquiry and we'll reach out to the best bars near Ancoats and let you enjoy your free time. Easy.

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