When the sun is shining and the days are warm and long, a trip to the local beer garden sounds like true perfection. But if you prefer your pints full of fizz rather than ale, head to one of these garden-inspired bubble bars!
1. The Deansgate Tavern (Manchester)
If you’re itching for something more traditional, the Deansgate is the place for you. A tucked away slice of tranquillity in the heart of Manchester, it’s hard to believe this secret rooftop garden is right above one of the city’s busiest main streets! The terrace is cosy and comfortable, with twinkling fairy lights and climbing plants that will make you feel as if you’re enjoying your very own private garden, right at home. The menu reads like your classic pub, so you’ll find plenty of tasty dishes to munch on alongside your bubbles. Whether you opt for a bit of day drinking on a sunny day or choose to chat away the warm May evenings with some good friends and good fizz, you won’t go wrong stealing a seat in this little oasis.
2. The Lost and Found (Birmingham)
It’s no secret that the Victorians were a flora-obsessed bunch. In a time of primness and propriety, their main method of genuine conversation was through bouquets encoded with secret meanings assigned to plants, herbs and flowers – a secret language that came to be known as floriography. This botanical Birmingham hideaway is the boozy embodiment of this 19th century craze; vines, potted plants and birdcages hang from the warmly-lit ceilings, while more blooms pepper free spaces all over this quirky joint. With a seemingly endless drinks menu, Lost and Found particularly specialises in delicious and eclectic cocktails. They have a whole section dedicated to tipples made with the fizzy stuff, so prepare your palate for an adventure in bubbles!
3. The Roof Gardens (London)
When it comes to the Big Smoke, there’s no shortage of gorgeous gardens to discover and enjoy – but the Roof Gardens in Kensington truly take the cake. One hundred feet above London, you’ll find three stunning gardens spanning a whopping 1.5 acres. A popular destination for weddings and parties, visitors are welcome to stroll the gardens at no charge on days where no special events are booked. But for the ultimate sparkling experience, you’ll want to book a table at Babylon. With a view of the Roof Gardens, Babylon offers its guests the opportunity to dine – and wine! – in style. Enjoy your meal, then grab a glass of one of their fine fizzes and head to the terrace for a view you’ll never forget.
4. Goodness Gracious at Oh Me Oh My (Liverpool)
Arguably Liverpool’s best kept secret, the garden rooftop bar at tea house and events space Oh Me Oh My is a firm favourite during the sunny days of late spring and summer. With breath-taking views of the Liverpool Waterfront, you won’t find a spot like this anywhere else in the city. The bar and the space below hold ‘secret sessions’ for locals and visitors alike all summer long, including Prosecco-soaked brunches and boozy rooftop discos, making for a fun and unique experience at each visit. Pop in for an afternoon glass of bubbles or keep an eye on the Goodness Gracious social media pages for updates on what’s happening next!