A landmark Manchester bar has been named as one of the top rooftop spots for a drink in Europe.
20 Stories has been included on Big 7 Travel’s list of the top 50 ‘Best Rooftop Bars in Europe in 2023’. The venues of choice were compiled after considering online reviews from reputable sources and readers’ suggestions throughout the year.
20 Stories, on Hardman Square in Spinningfields, came in 21st overall with Frank’s Café in London taking top spot and Azotea del Circulo in Madrid and The ROOF in Reykjavik in second and third place respectively.
In their description of the prime city spot, Big 7 Travel said: “One of the most iconic bars in Manchester, 20 Stories is the place to be. With incredible views across Manchester from (you guessed it) 20 stories up, it’s a garden oasis in the heart of the city. The Asian-fusion menu is the perfect bar food, and their regular events add something special. Catch painting evenings, live DJ sets, and even cooking classes for the kids.”
It was the only Manchester venue to make the list with others coming from across the continent including Ibiza, Venice, Athens and Lisbon. 20 Stories came just above London’s The Culpeper in 22nd with Liverpool’s Matou, which offers views of the waterfront and Liver Building, in 41st.