Rain Bar | Award winning bar in Manchester

Welcome to The Rain Bar

Reopening is good news but we have to do so responsibly. When visiting we’ll ask you to observe new rules put in place to keep you and our team members safe (click here to view). Please note that our bookings and tables are in line with Government guidelines, please check for specific local restrictions. At our busiest periods your table may only be reserved for 2 hours and we will ask for your contact details as a precaution. In booking or visiting you’re confirming agreement of all our C-19 requirements. We’re putting your safety first to ensure your experience is an enjoyable one.

The Rain Bar is a multi-award winning bar in the heart of Manchester. We serve a selection of JW Lees cask ales, premium spirits, and our cellar is full of quality wines; there’s something to suit all tastes, whilst our attentive team ensures you receive a warm welcome whatever the weather. We serve traditional pub grub and mouth-watering specials, all day every day. Our menus are filled with hearty pub food favourites and fresh new dishes, perfect for the season. Our walk-in approach means no booking is necessary, however if you want to ensure a table please book online. Be sure to arrive early when the sun is out as we have the number one sun terrace in Manchester overlooking the Bridgewater canal, voted the Best Outdoor Terrace by Manchester Confidential, for summer 2016. There are always plenty of events taking place in Manchester and at the bar. To keep up to date with what’s coming up over the next few weeks, take a look at our What’s On page  and sign up to our newsletter.

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I have been here a few times for lunch. Bar staff always lovely. Food always arrives fast and always good. Never had any reason for complaints here!

Was my first visit with a group of friends from work. Really nice bar large enough for lots of people but cosy as well. Different seating areas and levels. Bar staff friendly. Had a good selection of food. Had a veggie wrap with chips and coleslaw it was only £6 and was really fresh and tasty.Will definitely return here when in Manchester.

It was my first visit here. Lovely welcome to me and my 2 dogs. A cold wet afternoon in Manchester, the place was lovely and warm spotless and so friendly. Thank you for making us feel so welcome. We will certainly return, especially when it’ll be nice enough to sit on the lovely terrace on the canal side.

Opening Times

Monday – Saturday 12pm – 10pm
Sunday 12pm – 8pm

Food Service Hours

Monday – Saturday 12pm-8pm
Sunday 12pm-6pm