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STERLING BAR, Manchester, Greater Manchester

STERLING BAR

4.9
4.9
76 reviews
£26 to £40
Cocktail Bar
STERLING is a luxurious bar located underneath the historic Stock Exchange
Hotel. You can expect live music, vintage spirits, rare wine and elegant cocktails all
served alongside bar snacks.

Please note that we only able to accept a certain amount of reservations each day as we leave a lot of tables for walk-ins, so please do not be put off visiting us if you are unable to reserve.

We have a 15 minute grace period for each booking.

We are a seated venue only and all reservations are guaranteed 2 hours at the table.

We are an over 18's only venue and do not accept cash.

Reservations are available 60 days in advance

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–12:30 am Sat 2:00 pm–12:30 am Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0161 359 6211

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

What 76 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  1. Stuart

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a really nice experience visiting this underground speakeasy style bar. Great friendly service, unique tasty cocktails and sophisticated surroundings. Will definitely be returning soon
  2. Stuartp

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience- staff superb Knowledgeable and courteous Great atmosphere, well finished bar. Shout out to Joe and Amber
  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from the reception to the drinks service through the evening and a nice surprise drink for us too. See you again soon
  4. martinl

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From beginning to end the experience was first class. From the grandeur of the architecture in the dining room to the quality of the food. From the carefully designed ambience to the (knowledgeable and pleasant) French waitress… we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! With a TV chef and 2 nutritionists in our group, we were all delighted and would definitely go back, especially if entertaining to impress. The manager Matthew was clearly of the highest calibre, yet refreshingly humble. No wonder the Stock Exchange Hotel and Sterling restaurant are favourites to some of the worlds biggest stars.
  5. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and drinks are amazing! Defiantly recommend!
  6. Clear27

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place. Staff very attentive, excellent cocktails
  7. Sophie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dylan was amazing and made our night so special. We loved how he told us of speciality cocktails that weren’t on the menu.
  8. TomM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second time to Sterling did not disappoint. They remembered our anniversary request and the drinks / service were great. Highly recommended.
  9. FeleciaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love bar, perfect place for grown ups. The drinks are good quality and the staff are super friendly.
  10. Michael

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely brilliant from start to finish. The booking was easy with Amber and she helped us return and order our wine before we arrived. She was awesome! All the waiting on staff and bar staff were super nice, professional and very attentive. It was the first time our friends had been and they loved it. Great mix of people in the venue too. See you soon
  11. SamG

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing bar!
  12. MrB1257

    London

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third visit to Stirling Bar and it didn’t fail to deliver yet again. Such a cool place to visit. Great vibe, superb live music, fantastic cocktails and such attentive staff. Definitely the place to be in Manchester.
  13. ConnorB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely Brilliant! Incredible service, great music and some delicious cocktails.
  14. StevenO

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2023

    overall4food1service4ambience3
    The bar is very nice indeed, the welcome was great and showed to our table meeting friends. The lighting in the bar is not good, we had to the lights on our phones to read the menu and we weren’t the only people doing so. Great atmosphere. But the music was several notches too high to be able to enjoy conversation in a cocktail bar.
  15. Popz

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic venue with great staff Would definitely recommend
  16. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing time! Great and friendly service with wonderful live music. Cocktails are great too.
  17. BVida

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We didn't try the food, but the cocktails were outstanding, clearly very delicatedly crafted, served in beautiful glassware by higly professional & friendly waiting staff. The venue is gorgeous, classy and intimate, we particularly enjoyed the live music on Friday. 10/10 will definitely go back.
  18. JoeB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Glad we had booked, vibrant bar with great drinks, so much so we called back later that night.
  19. DanF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was very good. Cocktails were very good. The setting/ambience was also brilliant. Absolutely loved it.
  20. lesleyd

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our 1st time in Sterling bar The cocktails were amazing Staff were fabulous Guy on guitar was fantastic it made my Mothers Day Definitely recommend
  21. MrsB

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2023

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    We never ate here so can’t comment on that We came for drinks. Staff were attentive and chatty Cocktails were top end price wise but great quality
  22. SJR101

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails, great vibe, great venue. Will definitely be back - Manchester needed places like this and Schofield's
  23. AndrewH

    Manchester

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place but £30 for 2 Irish coffees is quite a lot so would only go again for a special occasion
  24. StevenM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent atmosphere. Staff very attentive and musician was great
  25. MrB1257

    London

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the coolest bars in Manchester, live music, superb service and an amazing cocktail menu. Very New York feel to the place.
  26. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing cocktails, wonderful service and the love music was great!
  27. ChrisP

    Manchester

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place is amazing. My new favourite bar
  28. AlphaSky

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters were amazing! The wine was brilliant, will definitely be back next weekend
  29. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Turned up expecting food they didn’t serve any the drinks weren’t great and very expensive. Wouldn’t rush back
  30. IanF

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful drinks,nice venue..didn’t eat so couldn’t comment
  31. NicolasM

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favourite bar in Manchester excellent choice of drinks and always fantastic service
  32. HannahW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely brilliant experience, never been before. Felt super welcomed and staff were attentive but not intrusive. Atmosphere was delightful with live music and moody candlelit vibes. Highly recommend
  33. sally

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience - the BEST bar in Manchester! Thankyou
  34. TiaJ

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    What a hidden gem this is! Loved the atmosphere and very attentive yet unobtrusive service. It felt very exclusive and I can’t wait to go back :)
  35. PaulF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic service. Nothing was too much trouble for the team. Oysters we’re amazing and the cocktails were excellent.
  36. Razzle

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cocktails were brilliant, we were served by a brilliant waiter who helped to recommend drinks based on our preference (including an amazing off menu cocktail). We also had delicious fresh oysters.
  37. petec

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall4food1service4ambience4
    The only reason I gave the food a one star. Is because we didn't have any. Great staff great venue well mixed cocktails. A must anytime of the week.
  38. CatherineK

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff especially Paola and Sam … very attentive and the drinks are amazing x
  39. BenH

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb cocktails made to a high standard. Impeccable service with a great atmosphere.
  40. Jayn

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this place, cocktails were delicious and staff were so friendly.

FAQs

STERLING BAR is rated 4.9 stars by 76 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for STERLING BAR

4 Norfolk St, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 1DW

Additional information

  • Area

    Manchester

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–12:30 am Sat 2:00 pm–12:30 am Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

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