Bars With Entertainment
Manchester has some of the best entertainment you can get your hands on and with bars striving harder to provide the best experience possible, it can only get better. With live music coming out of its ears, the city caters for everyone from jazz to indie lovers. Sports fans are also kept happy, along with gamers and comedy fans too. So check out our recommended selection of bars with entertainment and find the perfect night for you.
Last updated on 17th January 2017
When it comes to bars with fun things to do in Manchester, there aren't many quite like All Star Lanes. A haven for bowling events, date nights and private parties, All Star Lanes provide the ultimate entertainment alongside a roster of Americana bites, a photobooth and more.
This cool Latin bar has a lot to offer with a great menu and a fine cocktail list, as well as live Latin music to accompany your meal. The perfect place for an after-work bite to eat or a quirky date in the Deansgate area, Revolucion De Cuba even offer some seriously sassy salsa classes.
Not only a powerhouse of gastro bites and boozy drinks, Albert's Schloss is an entertainment venue in Manchester all unto its very own thanks to a stunning and roaring roster of cabaret acts, live music nights, burlesque and more.
One of the most well loved haunts in Manchester for music, Deaf Institute is a space in the city renowned for its gig output. Whether you're humming along to acoustics or having it out over a punchy selection of punk-rock hits, Deaf Institute boasts a varying roster that will cater for one and all.
Booze, food and bowling. A combination that for years has kept people thoroughly entertained all week long, and that isn't stopping now with Dog Bowl being one of the best bars for entertainment in Manc. Top food and drink, live DJs and the chance to throw a ball down an alley and relieve some working-week stress, Dog Bowl is certainly a brilliant bowling bar to hit up.
Tiger Tiger attracts an eclectic young party crowd to The Printworks to enjoy an evening of great music, cheap drinks and an unrivalled atmosphere. If you are looking for a bar that has entertainment then Tiger Tiger may be perfect for you; with karaoke available to hire and a top happy hour to keep guests refreshed.
Perfect for a dose of private entertainment in Manchester, those looking to hire out a venue for a birthday or event will enjoy the party heartiness that the Jungle Room at All Star Lanes can provide. Expect bowling, booze and Americana bites.
Bierkeller Bavarian Bar in The Printworks is, as the name indicates, a German-themed party bar in Manchester from the beers to the dress, not to mention all the fun-loving and laid-back charm of our European friends. Awash with bev and grub deals, Bierkeller will have entertainment on point.
Based in Manchester's Northern Quarter, Dive is fast becoming the city's favourite late night destination. Perfect for dancing the night away, the venue is also kicked out with large screen TVs, showcasing all the latest live sporting events from across the world. So grab a drink, get comfy and watch the hours fly by at this quaint spot.
Dine in style in the chic-est restaurant bar in Deansgate and be surrounded by the sounds of live grand piano music playing for your entertainment in this sharp and sophisticated venue. Often chosen by local celebrities and offering numerous private hire options catering for parties, The Living Room is a venue perfect for a special occasion.
Entertainment in its purest form is what The Comedy Store specialises in. Get your fill of stand-up comedy at this joint where the best talent from across the globe comes to please the crowd with their latest material. Boasting names like Paul Merton, Julian Clary and Tim Clark, you can expect some great acts to grace the stage.
A Manc monster music venue, North Quarter Night and Day Cafe packs a punch when it comes to live entertainment, showcasing a mighty measure of musical talent from up-and-coming artists to inspiring, old-school heroes. Not particular about genre and thanks to their top-quality sound system, Night and Day Cafe will accommodate everything from an international indie touring band and house DJ set to a rock gig or local charity event.
Looking for something to do on a night out in Manchester? Not content with just a few bevvies by the bar? Then let ping pong be your guide as Twenty Twenty Two are one of the most infamous plots in the city for roaring games and top DJ nights.