Rain Bar | Private hire in Manchester
Celebrate with us at Rain Bar

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A great venue for parties overlooking the Manchester Ship Canal in the coolest part of Manchester.

Located on Great Bridgewater Street, Rain Bar is sat in the most up and coming part of Manchester City Centre. There’s two function rooms as well as other areas of the pub like the outside terrace by the canal for a BBQ or a summer do. You can do what you like with the party spaces, we’ve had bands play, salsa classes and wedding receptions. We’re so versatile and our guests love the fact that they can customise their events, as a result we are highly sought after so we’d suggest booking well in advance.

Our experienced team are on hand to help you plan your perfect party.

First Floor Event Space

Exclusive first floor space with a private bar and outdoor terrace area overlooking the Manchester canal. The ideal city centre location to host your wedding reception, big birthday or corporate event. With music systems for DJs and live bands, food and drinks packages tailored for you and a team dedicated to your event.

Seated: 70 | Standing: 110

  • Wifi
  • Private bar
  • Outdoor space
  • Music

Perfect for:

  • Weddings
  • Birthdays
  • Launch parties
  • Baby Showers
  • Corporate events

The Boardroom

Looking for something more formal? The boardroom situated on the 2nd floor is perfect for meetings, private dining and can be converted into the ideal wedding breakfast venue. Rain Bar is licensed for ceremonies and we can host your wedding ceremony and reception over our first or second floor event spaces.

Seated: 45 | Standing: 50

  • WiFi

Perfect for:

  • Meetings
  • Presentations
  • Birthdays
  • Private dining
  • Weddings


Our terrace space next to the canal is available for summer parties. Ever thought about putting on an exclusive city centre BBQ with live music to make your event really special?

Opening Times

Mon – Thurs 12pm -11pm

Fri – Sat 12pm-12am

Sun 12-8pm

Food Service Hours

Mon-Sat 12 – 8.30pm

Sun 12 -7pm