Bars and restaurants in Manchester offering walk-ins

After a long year of lockdown we are finally allowed to re-enter the real world.  Here at The Jacksonheim Boutique, we know not everyone was able to get a booking when they were first on offer. So, we’ve compiled a list of all the bars, restaurants, and cafes that are offering walk in service.

The Alchemist 

The Alchemist in Spinningfields has reopen for walk-ins only until 17th May, on it’s outdoor terrace.

Almost Famous

Doing walk ins only with great outdoor seating near the old Smithfield Market.


Alverium are doing walk ins for all lovers of vegan food.


This Northern Quarter bar and restaurant will be accepting walk-ins during their amended opening hours (Wednesday – Sunday).

Bunny Jacksons

Still only accepting walk-ins , and open until late. Bunny Jackson’s outdoor seating area is open until 3am.

Blossom Street Social

Captured by Blossom Street Social

The Ancoats wine bar will also be housing House of Habesha, a new duo who are making Eritrean & Ethiopia Cuisine.

Birria Brothers Tacos

(at Koffee Pot)

This favourite will be staying at Koffee Pot until at least May 17th. They have 10 tables on their side street which can hold up to 60 people.

Black Milk

Black Milk has made the decision to re-open for walk-ins, we can’t wait to feed our sweet tooth.


BAB are accepting walk-ins for food and drink and  have a new outdoor terrace on Stevenson Square.

Bay Horse Tavern

NQ favourite Bay horse Tavern have spaces held back each day for walk-ins, on a first come, first served basis and seating on the pedestrianised roads.

Black Dog

Northern Quarter’s Black dog will be allowing walk-ins for some cocktails and food.


The Indian and Craft Beer gurus are open and are taking walk-ins.

Counter House

Although they offer bookings for groups of 4 or more, Counter House has still made the decision to hold back a number of tables for smaller groups.

The Crown & Kettle

Captured by The Crown & Kettle

The Crown & Kettle have been teasing brand new heated and covered terraces on social media, although not somewhere you’d expect to have outdoor seating, they have now announced seating both front and back.

Crazy Pedro’s

Manchester’s favourite pizza bar is another one on the list for walk-in dining and drinking.

Cane and Grain

Cane and Grain are re-open for walk-ins on a first-come-first-served basis.

Cutting Room Square

Jane EyreNamCantoSeven Brothers, and Second City are all taking walk-ins in Cutting Room Square. Jane Eyre are mostly booked up on weekends but have more spaces midweek, Second City aren’t taking bookings so will have spaces. Elnecot have walk-in spaces at the start of the week but are very busy over weekends.

Ciaooo Pizzeria

They’ll be opening up for outdoor dining and walk-ins only but only if the weather is nice!


Captured by Cottonopolis

Cottonopolis are no longer open Mondays or Tuesdays but are allowing walk-ins for drinks Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays with bookings Friday and Saturday night.

Cafe North

The independent breakfast and brunch cafe will be open from Monday April 12th with no bookings, walk-ins only! Open from 8am until 4pm every single day.


After a successful summer and pizza takeaway service throughout lockdown Common plan on continuing to feed the masses with their Nell’s pizza and pints.

Corn Exchange

BanyanSalvi’s, The Cosy Club, ZizziVapiano, and Dehli House Café are all open for walk-ins in the Corn Exchange.

The Crown & Anchor

With two locations, one on the corner of Port St &  Tib St in the NQ, The Crown and Anchor has a newly-refurbished outdoor seating area ready for walk ins.

Cafe Marharba

This little cafe on Back Piccadilly is the perfect place for some lunch that won’t require you to sell both and arm and a leg. Plus, walk-ins are welcome.

Dukes 92

Captured by Dukes 92

Dukes are only taking reservations for the areas covered by their canopies. Which means if the weather is good, there’ll be plenty of space (if you get there quick enough) for walk-ins.

Ducie Street Warehouse

A brand new “all day dining and drinking” outdoor terrace is opening up at Ducie Street with a new heated and covered terrace for up to 60 people.

Edinburgh Castle

The beautiful pub in Ancoats from the team behind Cottonopolis will have spaces for outdoor seating, with a new menu released just for outdoor dining and plenty of bevs on the menu to go at. If you do fancy booking, you can also have bottomless brunch.


Federal Cafe & Bar are welcoming walk-ins only, in both their NQ and Deansgate locations.

Flok + Eastern Bloc 

These two are guaranteed to be busy, so get there early.

Feel Good Club

The Northern Quarter’s mental health and wellness cafe has made the decision to reopen for walk-ins at its new outdoor seating area.


Couldn’t get a booking at Hatch either? Well don ‘t worry because the popular outdoor location has saved 50% capacity purely for walk ins.

Hampton & Vouis

This coffee shop opposite the town hall is offering walk ins.

Impossible MCR

Although likely to be up there with one of the busiest places in Manchester for outdoor drinking, Impossible is offering walk ins on Tuesday/Wednesday and some on Sunday.


Some say that this is the best place in the city for a hearty lunch, and is open for walk-ins.

Lawn Club

Captured by The Lawn Club

Lawn Club in Spinningfields will have walk-in spaces every day, and they’ve added new decking for extra seating.

Northern Soul Grilled Cheese

The Church Street ‘shack’ is now open Tuesday to Sunday from 8.30am – 3pm – and obviously – they’re accepting walk-ins.

Oke Poke

If you’re looking to get healthy after a lockdown of snacks and cheese, Oke Poke is the best place to get some food, and walk ins are welcome.

Oast House

Similar to Impossible, Oast House is set to be very busy, they have made the decision to allow walk ins every day on a first come first serve basis, but get there fast.

Port Street Beer House

With only a handful of outdoor tables available, the popular Port Street Beer House is allowing walk ins.

The Pen & Pencil

The Pen & Pencil will be operating as normal and have loads of outdoor space for all walk-ins.


(Peter St and Ancoats)

Rudy’s are holding back 50% off their tables for walk-ins at both sites. Although we suggest you get there early if you want a seat.

Shambles Square

 (The Old Wellington + Sinclair’s Oyster Bar)

The Old Wellington has the better cover from the rain with it’s outdoor seating but with are taking walk-ins.

Seven Bro7hers

SEVEN BRO7HERS in both Middlewood Locks and Ancoats are reopening for walk-ins.

The Shack Bar & Grill

The Shack Bar & Grill has a brand new outdoor seating area at its High Street site, and is keeping tables free for walk-ins every weekend.

Siop Shop

Serving up coffee, doughnuts and more, Siop Shop has made the decision to offer a collection of outdoor tables for walk-ins only on a first-come-first-served basis.


Popular Ancoats cafe Trove has also opened up a new outdoor seating area and will be accepting walk-ins throughout the week.

Twenty Twenty Two

Twenty Twenty Two are now back open. As a safety measure they’ll be sanitising all equipment between games, and they’ll be accepting walk-ins too.

The Wharf

Captured by The Wharf

Another one of Castlefield’s most popular pubs with a large outdoor seating area, The Wharf has made the decision to reopen for walk-ins.

Viet Shack

Sticking to their usual formula, Viet Shack in Ancoats will only be accepting walk-ins now that they’re open .

Wolf At The Door

Beloved Northern Quarter bar and restaurant Wolf At The Door has confirmed it will be opening for walk-ins.


YES are holding back all tables for walk-ins only, which includes the beer garden + terrace.

Yard & Coop

Alongside bookings, Yard & Coop has held back 50% of tables at its Northern Quarter site for walk-ins.

20 Stories

Although reservations for food bookings at 20 Stories are completely booked up. The cocktail bar terrace will have spaces for those just wanting drinks. Available every day. First come, first served.

19 Cafe Bar

This cafe on Lever Street is well worth a visit for walk- ins.

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