Date Night in Manchester

If you are looking for inspiration on where to take your partner for a romantic night, something fun or just a place to keep the conversation going, then have a look through our pick of the best date night bars and restaurant bars in Manchester. From romantic views to quirky cocktail bars and cute wine bars, we pick through the best dating venues for you to explore! 

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Rosylee Tea Rooms, Northern Quarter

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Perfect for a lush, romantic date night in Manchester, Rosylee Tea Rooms is a romantic, elegant drinking and dining den in the heart of the Northern Quarter. With sophisticated cocktails, incredible food and a grown up atmosphere (no lairy blokes here to spoil the mood), this quaint venue is perfect for couples, and will put you both in the mood for luurve. Or at least we're hoping so thanks to its charming botanical interiors and broody edge. 

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The Whim Wham Cafe, Oxford Road

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For a date with a difference, take your loved one back in time to a bygone age of vintage glamour and romance at this epicurean gin saloon. Find a cosy corner in the candle lit snug, loosen up with a few vintage cocktails or share a delicious platter of locally sourced treats, and let the atmosphere take hold. From sumptuous gin concoctions and a regular rotation of live music to dated quirks, it's a unique place for a romantic natter.

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Under New Management, Deansgate

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If you really want to wow your date in Manchester, why not impress them with your knowledge of the most secret bars in the city. Under New Management (formerly Corridor) is not only one hard-to-find speakeasy, but it's also got some dang fine cocktails to boot, along with great tunes, friendly service and plenty of dim lights and dark corners. Intrigue, teamwork (to find the place), good lighting and booze - all the makings of a perfect Manchester date night. 

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The Living Room, Deansgate

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If you're looking to impress on a date night, The Living Room in Deansgate is a restaurant bar with class and finesse that won't let you down. With a beautiful grand piano, which is often played for your entertainment creating a timeless, memorable ambience, and private hire facilities, there are many features of this venue that are sure to impress, be that the cocktails, premium chow or top notch atmosphere.

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Simple, Northern Quarter

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With fresh food, tasty cocktails and smart decor, there are obvious reasons why Simple won the coveted title of 'Best Bar of 2012' at the Manchester Tourism Awards. Relaxed and perfect for an intimate evening with your loved one, Simple's cocktail of the week could make an excellent tipple while you get cosy on one of their relaxing sofas. All in all, Simple is a date location not to be missed. Simple.

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The Liars Club, Deansgate

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What better place to break the ice (and cover it with Rum) on a first date than The Liars Club, one of the most popular cocktail bars in Manchester. Take advantage of their 2-4-1 midweek offer on cocktails and if you really want to set the night on fire, order the Zombie and the bartender will happily assist you. Book in now for one of the best date nights you could find!

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Walrus, Northern Quarter

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A comfy and quaint little bar in the Northern Quarter, thats perfect for a night out with that special someone. The brilliance of Walrus is not only engrained in the quality food and drinks on offer, but that for date night the place comfortably caters for every sort of couple. It has a subtly cool atmosphere that doesn't intrude on your evening, the clientele are a happy mix of bearded Northern Quarter dwellers and clean shaven business types, the music is tasteful, it's comfortable chairs are available for those looking to get snuggled and the bar stools for those who wish to take the Ryan Gosling approach to dates by supping Old Fashioned's and being amazing. Book yourself a table, your other half will love it. 

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Montpellier's, Northern Quarter

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Ideal for a date night, this back street wine bar is full of cosy nooks and crannies for getting up close and personal with your date. Especially with its basement style cavorting and Parisian charm. With a sophisticated wine list and a great choice of French inspired food and rustic platters (ideal for two to share!), Montpellier's a great shout for dates in Manchester looking to try something a little more discreet in the city. 

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Noho, Northern Quarter

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One of the best of most diverse bars in Manchester, Noho is the perfect place for date night.  With graffiti decor accompanying leather bound sofas, weekend DJs playing the best funk and soul and a cool and original alternative to a drive in theatre, Noho is the perfect place to test the waters and guarantee a top date, whatever your taste! 

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The Fitzgerald, Northern Quarter

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The Fitzgerald, a cool and charming speakeasy bar tucked quietly down a side street past the Rosylee Tea Rooms is the perfect place to wine and dine on a first date. Book a private table, order some of the vibrant and delicious cocktails and relish in the decadent lavish stylings of the 1920's! You can book a table here, to ensure your first date at The Fitzgerald is absolutely perfect. 

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Dusk til Pawn, Northern Quarter

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If you're looking for somewhere to wow your date in Manchester, then where better than a top speakeasy bar? Dusk til Pawn had the facade of an old pawn shop, but what lies beneath is cool, quirky and utterly trendy. Top cocktails and a jukebox await you at this class Northern Quarter bar where prohibition charm is rife and rambunctious cocktails reign supreme. 

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Black Dog Ballroom Northern Quarter, Northern Quarter

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What better venue for a date in Manchester than this cool New York style basement bar in the heart of the Northern Quarter? No better we hear you hark. With killer cocktails, delicious diner style food and cosy booths, this dimly lit drinking den offers a stylish and sexy environment in which to impress that special someone. Fill your chops with top notch American fare, and your lobes with top notch date chatter.

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24 Bar and Grill, Central Manchester

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If you're looking to impress your date then look no further than 24 Bar and Grill. This chic basement bar and restaurant is nestled beneath the Arora Hotel on Princess Street and features a separate bar and restaurant depending on whether you want a meal or just some relaxed drinks. With its dark granite floor, stylish decor and mood lighting, 24 Bar and Grill offers a sophisticated night time atmosphere, while the comfortable leather booths offer a little privacy and intimacy while you get to know your date better.

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Corbieres Wine Cavern, King Street

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If you're looking to impress your date then look no further than 24 Bar and Grill. This chic basement bar and restaurant is nestled beneath the Arora Hotel on Princess Street and features a separate bar and restaurant depending on whether you want a meal or just some relaxed drinks. With its dark granite floor, stylish decor and mood lighting, 24 Bar and Grill offers a sophisticated night time atmosphere, while the comfortable leather booths offer a little privacy and intimacy while you get to know your date better. 

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The Second Floor Harvey Nichols, Deansgate

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For a classy date night head on down to Second Floor at Harvey Nichols. Perhaps go for a bit of shopping before heading to this relaxing cocktail bar. Take a seat and watch the skilled bar tenders craft a killer cocktail for the lady and live the high life in this very Sex-In-The-City type Manchester bar. 

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Roof Garden Playground, Deansgate

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A great lounge bar in Manchester for any romantic occasion. Let the candle-lit lanterns set the mood as you both take in the fantastic evening cityscape views from this secret Manchester rooftop bar.

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Frog & Bucket Comedy Club, Northern Quarter

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A sure-fire sign of a great date is plenty of laughter. If you're looking for things to do in Manchester to put a smile on your face then look no further than The Frog and Bucket Comedy Club at the end of Oldham Street. There's always something going on, the entry is affordable (even if you're paying for both of you!) and the acts do all the hard work being funny so you can just sit back and relax.

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