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About Rain Bar

JW Lees opened the now multi award winning Rain Bar in August 1999. It wasn’t always a bar though. It started life as a Victorian canal side warehouse. It then became an umbrella factory and until its development was a dry cleaning business.

Manchester is famous for many things, cotton, the ship canal, manufacturing, the Guardian newspaper, United, City, Coronation Street and Oasis. Throughout history one thing has remained constant about reports on Manchester, the weather. Hence the name Rain Bar.

When we first opened Rain bar, we were proud to present it as ‘unashamedly mancunian’ and we still stand by that today. Celebrating fine pub fare that’s inspired this country to be what it is today.

Here at Rain Bar our team work very hard to ensure you get a warm welcome and are offered great food and drink through efficient and friendly service.

A word from the manager

A warm welcome from the team here at Rain Bar. Join us and enjoy JW Lees real cask ale and our Great British quality pub food. It’s a great place to work and we have a really friendly team so if you would like to work for us please get in touch.

– Tracy, Manager of Rain Bar

Rain Bar at a glance

  • Dining

    • Freshly prepared pub food
    • Great function menus available for your private functions
  • Access

    • Disabled access to ground floor bar and terrace
    • Close to tram, rail and bus links
    • NCP parking nearby
  • Ideal for...

    • Business
    • Parties
    • Groups
    • Couples
    • Civil partnerships and naming ceremonies
    • Wedding ceremonies
  • Features

    • Free wifi
    • Large canal side terrace with stunning views of the lock
    • Function suite
    • Boardroom
Cask Marque Accredited

Our Opening Times

Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 11pm
Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 12am
Sunday: 12pm - 8pm

Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 9pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm