For those days that call for a beer in the baking hot sun

As a city that's renowned for its rain, we sure do have a lot of beer gardens. 

But let's be honest, when we do get a rare glimpse of sun, those crisp cold pints shared with our mates on a scorcher of a day are what we all live for. Although getting a table on Stevenson Square mid-summer is still one of our bucket list dreams. 

Thanks to this glorious weather we've been having, the team thought it was only right to share their favourite places to dine and day-drink the hours away, or squeeze in a few pints after work.

Read our guide Rays for days: the best beer gardens and terraces in Manchester

Main image: The Black Friar in Salford Credit: The Black Friar

Any old beer garden will do? If you just need somewhere, anywhere, to park your rear this summer, our A-Z of outdoor drinking and dining in Manchester should help.

2023 06 16 The Deansgate Beer Garden
There's not one but two rooftop terraces at The Deansgate with views that look out to the towers at Deansgate Square. Credit: The Deansgate