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SCHOFIELD'S BAR, Manchester, Greater Manchester

SCHOFIELD'S BAR

4.9
4.9
133 Reviews
£26 to £40
Cocktail Bar
The SCHOFIELD'S BAR story
With over 25 years of experience collectively, bartender brothers Joe and Daniel Schofield always had a vision to return to their home city of Manchester to open their eponymous venue;
SCHOFIELD’S BAR.

SCHOFIELD’S BAR graces the corner of Sunlight House, one of the most iconic buildings in the north of England.

The art deco masterpiece of architect Joseph Sunlight was the tallest building in Manchester upon completion during the 1930s, a decade of great importance for cocktail culture. An era of grand and luxurious bars, known for their hospitality and classic cocktails.

Please note that we are only able to accept a handful of reservations each day as we are a walk-in led venue so please do not be put off visiting us if you are unable to reserve. All reservations are only guaranteed 2 hours at the table.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 12:00–01:30
  • Phone number
    07311 777606
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

What 133 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Best Overall

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Best Service

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Best Ambience

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Best Value

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Romantic

  • Manchester

    Best Overall

  • Manchester

    Best Service

  • Manchester

    Best Ambience

  • Manchester

    Best Value

  • Manchester

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Manchester

    Romantic

133 Reviews
  1. EmmaS

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had cocktails and prosecco in this lovely bar. Really nice ambiance, service fantastic!

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  2. termoil2k2

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely lovely bar, made only better by the friendly and attentive service from absolutely all of the staff. We had such a nice time with unique and interesting cocktails and cant wait to go back

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  3. SusanM

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely environment customer service outstanding lovely choice of drinks great experience

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  4. Rach

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing bar and service, cocktails were gorgeous 🥰

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  5. SimonM

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great venue. Good vibes. Great service. One of my favourite bars.

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  6. AmyE

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Schofields offers more than you could ever hope for. Stunningly knowledgable mixologists, making beautifully tasting drinks. waiting staff who fall over themselves to make your visit perfect on every level. A fabulous doorman who knew our names on arrival - very classy. The atmosphere is dreamy, the music is sensational and everyone who visits is guaranteed a wonderful time.

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  7. JayneP

    Lancashire

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely cocktails and attentive waiting staff. Recommended.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great touch of class for a birthday celebration which was unexpected and brilliant! Thanks so much.

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  9. JenniferB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down the best cocktail bar in Manchester. Very much worth a trip! Staff are all incredibly lovely and clearly very knowledgeable. Can’t wait to be back again soon! Thank you and happy new year!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came in for drinks, very comfy and staff all friendly. The drinks are fantastic

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  11. cherryb

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, attentive team.. definitely on the highly recommend list

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  12. AdrianO

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cocktails, service and ambience was amazing. The food options were limited and it would have been nice to have more of a selection. But overall very good impressions of Schofields.

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  13. FionaM

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful cocktail bar with outstanding service. Highly recommend.

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  14. Mimi

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We didn't eat any food, hence scoring one star. Amazing experience, drinks and waitress serving us both. Always impressive, and haven't found any other cocktails as good as these are 😊

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  15. Bexy

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service great. Cocktails great. Vibe great. Highly recommend!

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  16. Graham

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my fourth time visiting and Schofields is just an amazing place to have drinks. The staff are very attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Looking forward to my next visit!

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  17. Annie21

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We didn't actually eat here, just had cocktails. They were very good, but so expensive, especially as a service charge was levelled on top. The service was excellent though.

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  18. CalumM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cocktails are amazing! Staff are so accommodating and were happy to make bespoke cocktails based on your tastes. We were given a free drink as it was my partners birthday, which was a lovely touch.

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  19. CMP13

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For inventive takes on classic cocktails - including those you've never heard of.

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  20. TraceyH

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. Would just prefer to be asked if we're ok less often as it felt a little mithery.

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  21. KenR

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant cocktail bar ! Great atmosphere and gorgeous drinks.

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  22. Edward

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Schofield's is the best cocktail bar in Manchester, hands-down.

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  23. Martin

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such great service - always a pleasure to come here

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  24. GeorginaC

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible drinks, service and ambience. Highly recommend.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic staff, great atmosphere and tasty cocktails 🙂

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  26. DomC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredibly attentive staff. Knowledgable, made drinks for us off menu based on our preferences.

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  27. CarolynB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely cocktails, chilled atmosphere and great service. Would certainly visit again.

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  28. LydiaL

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and drinks were amazing! We were running late due to bad traffic but the staff were great about it, held our table and made us feel so welcome! We loved the decor and atmosphere and the drinks were very well mixed and tasty. Would absolutely return!

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  29. BridieR

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful experience for my birthday; amazing attentive service, stunning cocktails and even a complimentary champagne martini 🥰 thanks guys!!

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  30. PhilH

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best 'Old Fashioned' I've ever had! Happily changed one of the cocktails that I wasn't keen on.

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  31. Angien999

    Ayrshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best bar in Manchester, service excellent, cocktails amazing & staff are so friendly & welcoming.

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  32. Anon

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktail bar, could have any from the menu. Fabulous service and attention to detail.

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  33. GiuseppeD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Classy and good as always. I am a big fan of the SCHOFIELD’S family. See you soon!

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  34. Corky

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb drinks and excellent service. Schofields is a real treat, thank you!

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  35. ClareF

    Manchester

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love cocktails and we love good food. When we heard about Schofield's it went straight on our list of places to try. After a pleasant late lunch elsewhere in Manchester, the three of us walked from King St to Little Quay street and in to Schofield's. This is not the Alchemist. It's much nicer. Small, friendly, very knowledgeable staff and some interesting and unusual cocktails - we all had two different ones and tasted each others. At which point we decided to go for two of the cheese plates - lunch had been sometime ago. The cheeses were extremely well kept, nothing straight out of the fridge which is the death knell of decent cheese. Our server was very happy to tell us where the cheeses came from and we all resolved to buy the Baron Bigod Brie when we got home - never tasted one as good as this before. A fabulous afternoon - we will definitely be back.

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  36. GraemeC

    Cheshire

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding bar. Staff are amazing. Super polite and knowledgeable and very friendly. Great place to sit and chat with friends with amazing service and high quality drinks. Only comment would be to have a slightly broader wine list but what was on offer was very nice.

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  37. ChloeD

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktails and the servers were very attentive and knowledgeable about the drinks available. Highly recommend the whisky sour.

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  38. JodieF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent. All around. Superb service, cocktails and a great atmosphere. Bravo

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  39. JohannaB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great bar with bags of charm and impeccable service.

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  40. BaraL

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply put, Schofield's is unlike any bar I've been to. The way the staff welcome you in makes you feel so welcome. The whole service is amazing and the cocktails never disappoint. Without doubt, I can say it is the best cocktail bar I've ever been to and I will most definitely keep going there.

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SCHOFIELD'S BAR is rated 4.9 stars by 133 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for SCHOFIELD'S BAR

3 Little Quay St, Manchester, Greater Manchester M3

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Atkinson Street
  • Area
    Manchester
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 12:00–01:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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