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 3rd January 2018
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.
Join four comedians from the national and international circuit alongside one of the hilarious comperes for a night of spectacular comedy. And while you’re there, make sure you buy a drink or two.
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.
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, 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.
The Manchester Bierkeller 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, it's the perfect supplement to all the fun antics like open mic nights and Oompah bands throughout the week.
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.
Bourbon and blues is the name of the game here. This cooler-than-cool juke joint isn’t just shabby aesthetics, great whiskeys and Deep South food. Of course you can come here for a whole range of live bands, as well as DJ nights and good vibes.
A Manc monster music venue, 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.
This sports bar in Manchester has more than you think when it comes to entertainment. Not only showing sports on the screen, they’ve got indoor golf booths (obviously), as well as an Xbox One, pool, fussbool, and even a private karaoke booth to boot. Round that off with great beer and a great beer garden and you’re in for a treat.
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.
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.
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.
Secret subterranean bar 17 Below isn’t just a great place to grab a cocktail or two. This Manchester bar with entertainment is a cornucopia of gaming treats, from fabulous pool tables to the 80s retro arcade cabinets.