There’s no shortage of places to go for a drink in Bury. Whether you’re looking to go for a quiet one in a traditional pub, or a late night in a lively bar, our helpful guide provides you with all you need to know before sampling the nightlife in Bury.
Nightlife in Bury
Automatic on Market Street is a sophisticated restaurant and bar, which is attached to The Met theatre. It provides a stylish environment to enjoy a drink or two. The bar has a wide range of draught and bottled beers, an extensive wine selection and an array of great spirits and cocktails. The food is excellent too, and is served from breakfast through to lunch and evening meals.
If you like the sound of an American inspired bar, Propaganda is the place for you. It is located on The Rock, Bury’s number one shopping and entertainment destination, and features modern decor and a vibrant atmosphere. Cocktails and boozy shakes are the focus here and, if you wish, you can chow down on some classic American food to accompany them.
If you are fancying a night out on the town, then take the short walk from our Bury hotel to the bustling Silver Street where you will find a number of lively bars. Our pick of the bunch is Brambles. Since reopening in 2014, it has built a reputation as a wine bar with an energetic atmosphere, where you can dance until the early hours on weekends.
Another great bar in the town centre is The Blind Tiger on Bolton Street. The focus here is firmly on music, with regular gigs from a variety of bands. The prices are reasonable and they serve a wide variety of drinks, making this place a good choice for those looking for a bit of atmosphere and live music during their stay in Bury.
Bars in Bury
We start our guide to Bury pubs with the oldest in the town, The Two Tubs Inn. This historic watering hole on The Wylde dates as far back as the Tudor times, and consists of two beamed cottages which have been merged together. This results in a quirky layout which, together with the welcoming nature of the pub, makes it a very charming place to enjoy a pint.
A short walk down nearby Bolton Street leads you to The Trackside at the East Lancashire Railway. This pub is a mecca for all things locomotive, with memorabilia almost everywhere you look. They serve a fantastic selection of real ales, and have a unique outdoor seating area on Platform 2 of the railway.
Heading out of the town centre towards Ramsbottom, you will find The Eagle and Child on Whalley Road. Winners of ‘Pub of the Year’ in 2017 at the Great British Pub Awards, this is a pub with a difference. The owners are passionate about changing lives, and have their own social enterprise which trains young people and gives them the skills they need to further their career in the food sector. There is also an ‘incredible edible’ beer garden, where you can sit amongst fruit and veg plants which are eventually used in the pubs’ restaurant.
Further into the heart of Ramsbottom is The Irwell Works Brewery, a friendly microbrewery which serves a delightful range of its own beers, as well as some familiar guest draughts. The bar is on the first floor, with a balcony overlooking the valley. It is housed in the old ‘Irwell Steam, Tin, Copper and Iron Works’ and has been brilliantly renovated to retain its history and character, whilst making for a comfortable place to enjoy a drink.