Bars With Entertainment

With live music coming out of its ears, secret gaming spots around unassuming corners and activity favourites calling your name, this city is home to more than a few drinking dens with a difference. Between date nights and after-work specials, it's time that you got to know these unmissable bars with entertainment in Manchester.

Last updated on 14th October 2022

Gaucho Manchester

46 user reviews 5

While better known for its sizzling steaks, Gaucho is also one of the top bars in Manchester with entertainment. Nab a table at their Electro Brunch and enjoy the very best disco tunes from the DJ, all while you feast on tasty fare and wash it down with bottomless cocktails.


1108 user reviews 3

Entertainment bars in Manchester don't get much better than Impossible, a drinking and dining den with a theatrical club tucked away downstairs. This immersive nightlife experience brings the very best acts to their catwalk and performance space, so you can enjoy the view while also strutting your stuff.

Gamers rejoice, as NQ64 on Short Street is an underground haven of classic consoles and old school arcades. Grab some gaming tokens from behind the bar and you'll be let loose across the venue - and don't forget about those crazy themed cocktails either.

Night and Day Cafe

3 user reviews 4

If you're on the hunt for live music bars in Manchester's Northern Quarter, chances are Night and Day Cafe have something for you. Showcasing a mighty measure of musical talent, while not being particular about genre, this haunt accommodates everything from international indie bands to house DJs.