Manchester’s best value Happy Hour cocktail deals – according to experts

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The best Happy Hour cocktail deals on offer around different bars in Manchester - ranked
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We all love a post-work cocktail. And today marks National Happy Hour Day – so we’ll raise a glass to that.

For those looking to kickstart their weekend with prices you just cannot refuse, drinks experts at The Bottle Club have ranked the best Happy Hour cocktail deals on offer around different bars in Manchester.

In order to create the rankings, the team has taken the number of cocktails offered during the Happy Hour, the offer itself, Google ratings, as well as when Happy Hours take place.

Here are their top suggestions, ranked from highest to lowest. Cheers!

Chakalaka 

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Chakalaka is Manchester’s (now not-so-secret) Happy Hour gem.

Located in the buzzing Northern Quarter, this place is the city’s only South African Bar and Kitchen, so expect tasty bites and exotic cocktails here.

Number of cocktails during Happy Hour: 15 

Offer: 2 for £10

Google Rating: 4.6 

Duration of Happy Hour: 8 hours

When: 4pm – 8pm and 10pm – close, Sunday to Friday 

Address: 105a Oldham St, M4 1LW

Bunny Jacksons 

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As well as their 20p chicken wings, Bunny Jacksons on First Street is also known for boasting one of the city’s best Happy Hour deals.

Number of cocktails during Happy Hour:

Offer: £5 Party Cocktails

Google Rating: 4.6 

Duration of Happy Hour: 4 hours 

When: 7pm – 11pm, Monday to Sunday  

Address: 1 Jack Rosenthal St, M15 4RA

Crazy Pedros 

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The UK’s favourite pizza parlour is the place to be if you’re looking to nab those cheap weekday drinks.

From frozen margaritas from tequila sunrises, there are plenty of delicious beverages on offer.

Number of cocktails during Happy Hour: 17 

Offer: 2 For £10 

Google Rating: 4.4 

Duration of Happy Hour: 4 hours 

When: 5pm – 9pm, Sunday to Friday 

Address: 55-57 Bridge St, M3 3BQ

Red’s True BBQ 

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When it comes to after work drinks, Red’s True BBQ may not be the first option on your list.

But did you know this barbeque restaurant boasts a mega 2 for 1 five hour Happy Hour deal?

Enjoy their mouth-watering baby-back ribs, washed down with a thirst quenching cocktail.

Number of cocktails during Happy Hour: 8

Offer: 2 for 1

Google Rating: 4.4 

Duration of Happy Hour: 5 hours 

When: 5pm – 10pm, Sunday to Thursday 

Address: 22 Lloyd St, M2 5WA

Alvarium 

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Nestled in the Northern Quarter, Alvarium offers delicious vegan food, creamy coffees – and not to mention tasty tipples.

This includes the ‘Newton’ cocktail (made with Ketel One Vodka, Disaronno and homemade pear cordial) and the refreshing ‘Herbal Remedy’ (made with Beefeater gin, homemade Earl Grey & Hibiscus tea syrup). 

Number of cocktails during Happy Hour:

Offer: 2 for £10 

Google Rating: 4.6 

Duration of Happy Hour: 3 hours 

When: 4pm – 7pm, Monday to Friday 

Address: 8 Dorsey St, M4 1LU

Manahatta 

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New York meets Manchester at Deansgate’s popular cocktail bar, Manahatta.

Party-goers will be pleased to know that this place is Happy Hour central – serving 2 for 1 cocktails all day, every day. 

Number of cocktails during Happy Hour: 18 

Offer: 2 for 1 cocktails 

Google Rating: 3.9 

Duration of Happy Hour: 7-12 hours 

When: 12pm – close, Sunday to Thursday, 12pm – 7pm, Thursday 

Address: 188-192 Deansgate, M3 3ND  

Hard Rock Cafe 

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Located in The Printworks, this family-friendly restaurant offers a stellar Happy Hour deal as well as a tasty selection of American classics. 

Number of cocktails during Happy Hour: 8

Offer: £5.25 cocktails 

Google Rating: 4.4 

Duration of Happy Hour: 2-3 hours

When: 4pm – 7pm, Sunday to Thursday, 9pm – 11pm, Friday and Saturday

Address: 188-192 Deansgate, M3 3ND

The Beagle 

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Introducing The Beagle – Chorlton-cum-Hardy’s very own local that brings all the retro vibes to kickstart your weekend.

Here, you can expect New York-style pizzas, as well as seasonal drinks that are all part of an unmissable Happy Hour deal. 

Number of cocktails during Happy Hour:

Offer: £5 cocktails 

Google Rating: 4.4

Duration of Happy Hour: 2 hours 

When: 4pm – 6pm, Monday to Sunday

Address: 456-458 Barlow Moor Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, M21 0BQ

Common 

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Known as one of Northern Quarter’s favourite brunch spot, New York style bar Common offers mouth-watering pizzas and inventive cocktails that are guaranteed to please all. 

Number of cocktails during Happy Hour:

Offer: £5 cocktails  

Google Rating: 4.3

Duration of Happy Hour: 3 hours 

When: 4pm – 7pm, Monday to Sunday 

Address: 39-41 Edge St, M4 1HW 

Trof 

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Another popular drink and dining spot in the Northern Quarter, Trof offers one of Manchester’s best Happy Hour deals.

On offer here are seasonal beers, smokey bourbon whiskies and temptatious cocktails. 

Number of cocktails during Happy Hour:

Offer: £5 cocktails 

Google Rating: 4.4 

Duration of Happy Hour: 4 hours 

When: 4pm – 9pm, Monday to Friday 

Address: 8 Thomas St, Greater, M4 1EU

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