10 sunny Manchester spots to take your team this summer

There’s no telling how long the sunny spell we’ve been having in recent weeks will last, so it’s important to make the most of it whilst you can. If you’re looking for a new spot for team social drinks, or a sunny terrace to enjoy a work lunch, take a look at the top 10 spots in the city, as chosen by Manchester co-working space, Accelerate Places.

Terrace NQ

Situated in the trendy and vibrant Northern Quarter area of the city, Terrace is the perfect spot to grab a drink and a bite to eat. If you’re a craft beer fan, you’ll definitely enjoy their extensive list of beers, but make sure to get there early as the small terrace fills up quickly on sunny days.


Rosylee has a large outdoor area, and a beautiful patio style interior if you want to escape from the sunshine. Serving up delicious contemporary food, this is definitely a spot to add to your must-go list – make sure to try out the bottomless brunch too!

El Gato Negro

This award winning restaurant doesn’t just serve up amazing tapas and cocktails, but has an incredible roof terrace too. This little slice of luxury is perfect for bigger events, such as a summer party, leaving drinks or a company anniversary.

Lounge on 12

Lounge on 12 in Manchester House is the best place to get sunset views over the city. The ceiling to floor windows provide an incredible viewpoint over the city centre, and the heated terraces mean you can sit out all night and socialise with your teammates.

Oast House

In the middle of Spinningfields, you’ll find the Oast House. With their teepees and large outdoor area, it’s the perfect place for a casual after work drink. Keep an eye out for regular events, such as live music or film screenings over the summer.


Hotel Gotham

Club Brass inside Hotel Gotham is only open to guests and members, but if you’re looking for a destination that will impress, it’s definitely worth looking at getting a corporate membership for your team.

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Ancoats’ favourite pizza place has opened up a second, larger location on Peter Street and is a must for any pizza fan. There’s an outside area to sit whilst enjoying your food, and the super quick service makes it a perfect lunch spot.

Home Sweet Home

You’ll find Home Sweet Home at Great Northern, with a large outdoor space complete with heaters, making it great for an evening visit. They are known for their sweet treats, but check out their mains and savoury snacks too!

Rain Bar

Whenever it’s warm, you’re sure to find flocks of people heading to Rain Bar to enjoy drinks next to the canal. With a great atmosphere and a great range of drinks, this is the perfect place to take your team for some bonding.

Atlas Bar

Atlas Bar is a great stop if you’re heading to Deansgate or Oxford Road train stations after work. It has a classic beer garden feel, making it a great place to while away a couple of hours in the sunshine.


These spots are a perfect way to make the most of the sunshine, whilst bonding with your team and getting to know each other better. Get out there and make the most of the summer whilst it lasts!