Manchester

20 stories

Best for: 🍾🍸

Location: In its own building

View: All of Manchester

Dress code: πŸ‘ πŸ‘—πŸ‘Ÿ

Vibe: Boujee and a bit tricky

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾🍾

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Not on the terrace unless a party of 6+

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2021

Warm/dry weather only? Yes for the rooftop

Rooftop review roundup: This is the London Maddison’s of Manchester. With fabulous views, vino and vibes – this is summer in the north. However it comes with a caveat on the weekends: Welcome to queuing. You can only book the outside rooftop if you are a party of 6 and min spend (actually very reasonable at Β£35 each) but for a quick drink, special occasion party two then get ready to stand in line. Happily the door staff were actually super friendly but once up it was baffling how many empty spaces there were. This though is the go to rooftop for Manchester so I guess they can afford to make you wait … and it is worth it. It’s walk in wow views and so many different areas from sofas to high tables, perched at the bar or sat under a palm tree in a wicker chair. This is one I could hang out all day in and a news firm favourite.

Address: 1 Hardman Square, Manchester, M3 3EB

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Atlas

Best for: 🍾🍸😎

Location: Right next to Deansgate Station

View: Nada

Dress code: πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘š

Vibe: Pub fun

Prosecco price: 🍾

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2021

Warm/dry weather only? Yes

Rooftop review roundup: A classic bar/ pub less with a rooftop more a terrace that spills out from the bar. Claiming to be a rooftop is technically true but it’s really only one at a pinch, think more terrace that’s not on the ground but it does still qualify so have included! Good summer vibes, shared tables and relaxed fun.

Address: 376 Deansgate, M3 4LY

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Elgato Negro Tapas

Best for: πŸ₯˜πŸ€

Location: On top of their restaurant- 3rd floor

View: N/A

Dress code: πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ πŸ‘šπŸ‘—

Vibe: Chill

Prosecco price: Cava as Spanish and 🍾🍾

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Not for the rooftop

Smoking allowed? No

Last visited /photos taken: 2021

Warm/dry weather only? No there’s a retractable roof

Rooftop review roundup: Great little tapas restaurant though I wouldn’t be coming for the rooftop. It’s pretty small and even booking it’s not guaranteed – there was a wedding reception on it when I came and they didn’t think to mention that (as you can see from the pics) when I booked! Still it was a great little place, terrific tapas tucked away from the hustle and bustle, excellent service – just don’t come for the rooftop.

Address: 52 King Street, M2 4LY

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Club Brass

Best for: 🍸πŸ₯ƒπŸΉ

Location: On top of the Gotham hotel

View: Most of Manchester

Dress code: πŸ‘šπŸ‘—πŸ‘ πŸ‘Ÿ

Vibe: Chill & sexy

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾

Food available? Yes

Booking available? No

Smoking allowed? On one of the 3 lil rooftops!

Last visited /photos taken: 2021

Warm/dry weather only? Yes

Rooftop review roundup: Only for private members and hotel guests this bar ooozes character though don’t be fooled by the hotel name – this isn’t a Batman and Robin themed bar. It does have a chic classic retro vibe though, more Cuban cigars and 1920s vibe inside. The rooftops are three! Each with their own little character of garden to gin with sofas and music from the bar to sooth away the day! Perfect for a pre dinner chill in the sunshine if you are staying.

Address: 100 King Street, M2 4WU

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Kings Street Townhouse

Best for: πŸΈπŸ’§

Location: On top of the hotel

View: Currently a lot of scaffolding but Manchester

Dress code: πŸ‘ πŸ‘šπŸ‘™

Vibe: Chill

Prosecco price:🍾🍾

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? No

Last visited /photos taken: 2021

Warm/dry weather only? No there’s a retractable roof

Rooftop review roundup: A famous rooftop mainly for its ‘pool’ which as I wasn’t staying and didn’t have a slot booked meant no photos of that. And the pool is more a plunge pool size, but yes the photos out of it are impressive and a reason to stay though this is not a cheap stay and if you do, you still have to then book yourself a slot or there’s no room at the pool! The rooftop is hired out a lot too so if you stay here for it, do check there isn’t a private function on as is the golden rooftop rule but here does seem to very popular private hire. Still if you are staying and get to enjoy it then it is rather lovely with food and fizz delivered to you as you live your best life!

Address: 100 Booth Street, M2 4AW

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Rooftop extra tip: If you like a hotel with a rooftop pool then try Altitude at the Mondrian in Shoreditch, London.


The Ivy

Best for: πŸΈπŸ€πŸΎβ˜˜οΈπŸ½

Location: On the restaurant

View: Some of Manchester

Dress code: πŸ‘ πŸ‘—πŸ‘š

Vibe: Lively

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾🍾

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? No

Last visited /photos taken: 2021

Warm/dry weather only? No

Rooftop review roundup: The Ivy chain is infamous, varying in vibe with location. Not usually the biggest fan of them but one I like – and not just due to being on a rooftop! The Saturday DJ is un intrusive yet creates good vibes . There’s three areas on top (and three floors of the restaurant!) all full of floral foliage with even a flower wall that meets you from the elevator that will create more photo moments than the actual restaurant! Staff are great and this is definitely one I’ll come back to.

Address: The Pavilion, Byrom Street, M3 3HG

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