Four Manchester cocktail bars have been named among the UK’s top 50 for 2024.

Group Director at William Reed, Publisher of Top 50 Cocktail Bars, Chris Lowe said: “It’s so exciting to see so many new names on the list which just highlights the breadth of talent there is across the UK.

“London will always have a decent portion of the list, but it is amazing to see so many other cities show up, like Glasgow and Birmingham. The list continues to grow to help people discover hidden gems and the UK’s best bartending talent.”

See the cocktail bars in Manchester named among the 50 best in the UK

Schofield’s Bar takes the top spot while Blinker also features in the top 10, ranking in 6th place.

Just outside the top 10 is Speak in Code, coming in at 12th place, and Project Halcyon is ranked 21st.

This year is the first that Schofield’s Bar has taken the top spot in the Top 50 Cocktail Bars list.

The bar, run by brothers Daniel and Joe Schofield opened in 2021 and found a place on the list immediately.

The following year it jumped 12 places to the top 5 and has since continued to climb the ranks to the top.

The venue, which sits on the corner of the iconic Sunlight House, an art deco masterpiece by architect Joseph Sunlight, is said to be a go-to for industry alums and seasoned drinks aficionados.

You can see the full list via the Top 50 Cocktail Bars website.

Schofield’s Bar is also praised on Tripadvisor with a 4.5/5 rating from 73 reviews.

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One reviewer said: “This place is incredible. Absolutely everything warrants five stars. Every single staff member smiles and acknowledges you. That for me is just exceptional.

“The service is attentive, looking after you with water and the waitress even kept my mates drink in the chiller whilst he was in the loo.

“The drinks are first class. Best Bloody Mary I’ve had in the UK. The decor is dark and cosy. Well done to everyone involved.”

Another said: “Beautifully crafted cocktails! I enjoyed Wild Harvest whilst my partner had the Irish Coffee, was a lovely little pre-gig treat!”