City living can be tough on our four-legged friends. Bringing up a dog in a concrete jungle is no easy task. With a lack of dog friendly places to go, Manchester’s dog loving residents are having a hard time in taking their canine friends out and about.

But there’s no need to keep them cooped up in your home because we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to the top 20 best dog friendly bars and pubs in Manchester. So why not become your dog’s wingman or wingwoman and take your pooches on that trip to the boozer.

Because dogs deserve a social life, too.

The Anthologist

At the Anthologist, their motto is where you can go, dogs can go – because dogs are part of the family. So, whether it’s a sit-down meal, or a few drinks after work, all dogs are welcome.

Where? 1 St Peter’s Square, M2 3DE

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Albert Schloss

Quirky Bavarian restaurant and bar Alberts Schloss is a stunning eatery packed full of live entertainment. A great venue known for its extensive beer menu. Only suitable for small dogs, your four-legged pal can stay until 7pm daily.

Where? 27 Peter Street, M2 5QR

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The Wharf

The Castlefield-based pub offers a mouth-watering food menu, cask ales and a great wine list. As well as stunning views over the canal basin, guests can make use of the large terrace that’s perfect for the sunshine. Dogs are more than welcome at the pub at any time, day or night – but the upstairs back room is for humans only.

Where? 6 Slate Wharf, M15 4ST

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Cottonopolis

A Japanese-inspired restaurant and bar based in a stunning grade II listed building in the Northern Quarter. Your canine pal is welcome here every day apart from Saturday nights as it gets a little too loud for dog’s ears to handle.

Where? 16 Newton Street, M1 2AE

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The Gas Lamp

This quirky minimalist basement bar serves real ales, single malt whiskies and the best gins from around the world. Covered floor to ceiling in white tiles, guests are welcome to bring dogs along.

Where? 50A Bridge Street, M3 3BW

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Bluu

This 1980’s-inspired brasserie and cocktail bar has a modern seasonal British menu, a basement lounge-bar and an outdoor space. It’s slightly expensive but one of the NQ’s most popular venues. As big dog lovers, Bluu allow pups in the venue every day until 9/10pm.

Where? Smithfield Market Hall, M4 1BD

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Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen is a quirky Northern Quarter live events space, canteen, bar and music venue split over two levels. On weekends the late night bar gets a bit too much for dogs but they’re welcome at any other time.

Where? 31 – 33 Spear Street, M1 1DF

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Night & Day Cafe

This music venue caters to all genres of music and has played host to many stars when they were finding their way to stardom, including Alex Turner, Guy Garvey and Johnny Marr. It serves cafe style food including sandwiches, burgers and wraps, and dogs are welcome until 7.30pm each evening – and they even have water bowls, too.

Where? 26 Oldham Street, M1 1JN

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Terrace NQ

Bare brick walls and vintage furniture make this venue a perfect fit for the NQ. At weekends the bar comes alive with DJ sets and live music and there’s a great selection of cask ales and various cocktails. Dogs are welcome inside at any time, all week long.

Where? 43 Thomas Street, M4 1NA

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The Liquor Store

Quirky in style, this venue offers an intimate atmosphere, great indie/rock tunes and has even been named Best Late Night Venue – twice. Dogs have an open invite but late evenings tend to get a little too busy for them.

Where? 40 Blackfriars Street, M3 2EG

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The Refuge

This spacious hotel venue has a stunning interior, high ceilings and a fantastic food menu offering tapas-style dishes of varied cuisines. With a dining area, late night bar and an outdoor space, four-legged friends are allowed in until 7pm daily, but if it’s not a busy night you can usually get away with them staying later.

Where? Oxford Street, M60 7HA

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Black Dog Ballroom

This New York style bar and restaurant loves dogs. All of their sites welcome pooches until between 8 – 9pm as that’s when things start to get a little hectic – and you don’t want your dogs to witness the shenanigans drunken Mancunians get up to, now do you?

Where? NQ, 52 Church Street, M1 1JG / NWS, 11 – 13 New Wakefield Street, M1 5NP

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Dog Bowl

Sister venue to Black Dog Ballroom, the same doggy rules apply here. With five, full-length ten pin bowling lanes and a fully stocked bar to keep guests occupied, they can also enjoy some New York food classics – hot dogs, burgers and loaded fries.

Where? Whitworth Street West, M1 5WW

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The Waldorf

This traditional British pub offers a friendly atmosphere, serving up pub classics and cask ales. And it has no time limit on doggy companions – you can bring them along any day of the week, all day long.

Where? 12 Gore Street, M1 3AQ

The Brink

Showcasing some of the finest microbreweries and artisan producers in the north west, this basement hangout is perfect for beer lovers. And the more paws the better. At weekends, though, the venue tends to get a bit too busy for man’s best friend to join in, but they will do their best to accommodate with no time limit.

Where? Beneath 65 Bridge Street, M3 3BQ

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No.1 Canal Street

Serving a contemporary take on traditional British food, this stylish venue is one of Canal Streets newer additions. It welcomes canine companions every day, with no restrictions.

Where? 1 Canal Street, M1 3HE

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West Corner

Doggy lovers West Corner are open to dog friends. The Northern Quarter deli-diner serves food from 7:30am until midnight, with a deli menu including breakfasts, brunches and burgers – and a cocktail list to rival some of Manchester top cocktail bars.

Where? 21 Hilton Street, M1 1JJ

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The Molly House

Welcoming dogs until 8pm daily, The Molly House is perfect whether you want a spot of tea, some afternoon cocktails, or a night on the booze. Offering a Spanish and South American tapas menu, it’s the perfect place to sit back and hangout with some mates – and your four-legged friend.

Where? 26 Richmond Street, M1 3NB

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Seven Brothers Beerhouse

The Beerhouse serves Italian food and a variety of beers and ales – a beer lovers dream. And there’s no time limit on dogs so they can stay as long as their owners – providing their owners are well behaved.

Where? 39 Blossom Street, M4 5AF

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The Banyan Tree

Named after a famous tree in southern Asia, this unique and eclectic bar and restaurant is the perfect place to meet with friends or business colleagues – offering all-day food and a quirky decor. It’s 100% dog friendly so you can bring your pooch along any time.

Where? Unit 3, Moho Building, Ellesmere Street, M15 4JY

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