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Written by Luke Bull

November 8, 2022


Our favourite Castlefield bars in Manchester


Manchester is a metropolis known for its forever buzzing and ecstatic energy, with a plethora of venues to get excited about, from warehouses for parties to live music lounges, Manchester has it all.


And on that note, to spur on the evening of partying and entertainment, Manchester offers some pretty awesome bars, where you can gather for pres before a big night out or even treat yourself after work at the end of the week.


Either way, a bar is where the night begins, it is the place where you start the evening on the right foot so that everything is in motion, a place where you don't look back.


So, without further ado, here are our favourite Castlefield bars.


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1. A Castlefield bar next to the canal: Duke 92

Castlefield, Manchester

Duke 92 is one of Manchester's hotspots in the heart of Castlefield.


Just around the corner from Deansgate station, Duke 92 is an industrial bar with contemporary accents. Not only does this bar feature a beautiful interior but its location is certainly appealing, right next to the canal.


This intimate and cosy space is a great place to enjoy a drink and some feel-good food with your nearest and dearest. Whether it be the Mango Rum Punch or the Duke's Bramble, there are many choices. Not to mention the choice of three different food menus, from vegan to party to main you need to take your pic.


Private hire is available, with the choice of 3 different event spaces to choose from. Every room features a view of the Bridgewater canal and can accommodate up to 450 guests. Whatever your next event might be, whether corporate or personal, there is something for everyone.



2. A bar with panoramic views of Manchester: Cloud 23

Castlefield, Manchester

Cloud 23 is a rooftop bar near Castlefileds overlooking Manchester’s cityscape.


This is a sky-high metropolis where you can enjoy a drink in elevated style. Cloud 23 has a contemporary interior, decorated in flourishing foliage, with great views to accompany the aesthetic.


Take a look at their Crafted in the Clouds menu, which celebrates significant events in Manchester over the last 100 years, so whether it’s the Haçienda cocktail or the Mission to Manchester cocktail, there is plenty for everyone.


Private hire is available for the choice of a specific space in Cloud 23 or for the whole venue. Cloud 23 offers a team of professionals who will work alongside you to help create the event of your vision.



3. A family-run bar in Castlefield: The Banyan Tree

Castlefield, Manchester

The Banyan Tree is a family-run restaurant and bar in Castlefields.


This modern contemporary bar with rustic accents is an intimate and cosy space to enjoy a drink with your friends and family. Enjoy 2 cocktails for £12 or choose from the wide choice of wines.


Private hire is available through enquiry, you just need to talk to the Banyan Tree team of professionals who are there to help.


The Castlefield bar is just around the corner from Deansgate station and is very well connected to major tram links.



4. A bar in the heart of Castlefield: Barca Bar

Manchester, Castlefield

Barca Bar in Manchester is situated in the core of Castlefield, within walking distance of Deansgate station and the town centre.


With a view of the canal from the decked terrace and the newest edition bar, you can enjoy a drink overlooking the scenes Manchester has to offer. Whether it be a Strawberry Daiquiri or a Passionfruit Martini there is something for everyone.


If you’re for something more private and personal, then you have come to the right place, as you can hire your own space. There are several rooms to choose from, which can host events both large and small.



5. A stylish bar in Castlefield: Albert's Shed

Castlefield, Manchester

Albert’s Shed is a modern and sophisticated bar in Castlefield and is just around the corner from Deansgate station.


This Modern European bar and restaurant is a stylish venue to enjoy a drink from the south-facing, glass-canopied terrace. So whether it be a cold glass of champagne or a fruity and aromatic glass of wine, you just have to choose, as anything will be enjoyable.


If you are looking to privately hire a space, then you have come to the right place. From 25 to 250 there is plenty of space suitable for any event, whether it be corporate or private. Albert’s shed offers a lovely team of people who will help you organise your next event.



The best bars in Castlefield

Thinking of hiring a bar for your next event? Great idea. Manchester's Castlefield 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 Castlefield 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 Castlefield 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 Castlefield respond to your enquiry.

How to hire a bar near Castlefield

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 in Castlefield.

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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 a Castlefield 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 Castlefield and let you enjoy your free time. Easy.

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