On my recent visit to Manchester we went to the very cool bar “Cloud 23”, on the 23rd floor of the Deansgate Hilton Hotel. The bar has floor-to-ceiling windows, and offers fantastic views of Manchester, especially after dark. The place was really buzzing the night we were there and there was a good atmosphere. Being Manchester, one of the signature drinks has to be named Cottonopolis, but the bar is very well stocked and offers a load of cocktails and long drinks.
The bar has an open door policy between 5 and 7 PM, but you should register for the night’s guest list in advance if you plan to arrive after 7 PM, otherwise you might not get in. Use the website www.cloud23bar.com