The iconic family-run bar that’s a mecca for Manchester’s gin lovers


Gin’s the thing! Over 50 million bottles were sold in the UK in 2017.

We’re always looking for new ways to enjoy the juniper juice. Fortunately, we have Atlas Bar to help guide us on everything gin and gin-related.

A mecca for Manchester ginheads, their collection of over 420 gins is the biggest in the city and it grows every week with new additions.

This family-run bar at the Castlefield end of Deansgate has been a Manchester institution for two decades and was Mr Manchester Tony Wilson’s go-to place.

It’s been named Best Spirits Bar North West and Best Bar Team North West at The Great British Pub Awards, and has won the Design My Night Best Beer Garden award.

No matter what your gin level is, there’s something here for you. The range is so extensive they’ve even built a website where you can read about all the gins on offer, learn about different types and buy anything a gin lover could want.

What they don’t know about gin can be written on the back of first-class stamp. And they’re willing to share it.

The huge range of gins comes from select distillers across the globe and are available by the bottle, individually or in flights.

For Atlas, it’s not enough just to have a lot of gins on offer. They’ve got lots of gin activities to get involved with, too.

The gin always flows in the award-winning beer garden come rain or shine. It’s covered and heated and can be hired for a garden party

The Garden Party package consists of your choice of menu, including a BBQ, summer garden party menu or sharing platters and canapes for all.

There are regular gin and cocktail masterclasses which can be privately booked. Or just go along and join in the fun with fellow gin lovers.

Or would you prefer the gin guys and girls to come to you? Not a problem, because Atlas can send their mobile gin bar to your workplace, home or event to give you a masterclass wherever you want it, along with their gin-mad team members.

There’s no gin snobbery here. They just want everybody to have fun while enjoying whatever gins they choose.

Try a bespoke Gin Supper Club in the garden (minimum 10 people) or reserve a private table in the bar. Dine from one of the extensive party menus and take your time over the many gins on offer or equally vast range of premium wines, draught and bottled beers.

With a well-deserved reputation as one of Manchester’s best bars, friendly service and huge range of products, you’ll always leave happy and gin-fuelled.

And don’t forget that breakfast, lunches and coffee are served Monday to Friday from 8am.

For party and event bookings email Elaine at [email protected].



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