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 edited by Kiera Chapman

Last updated on 30th April 2024


A top choice of bars with games, 1UP is just the place for you to get your geek on. This Didsbury destination is bringing you everything from D&D to Pokemon cards, arcade machines, classic consoles and a UV room for beer pong.

Immersive Gamebox

With your own private pod for getting involved in all kinds of fun activities, Immersive Gamebox is a totally unique pick. Order drinks to your room and get involved in everything from Squid Game to Angry Birds and alien aptitude tests, all while wearing a motion sensor on your head.

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Lane7 Manchester Deansgate

You can't really get much more in the way of entertainment than the fun-filled games that Lane7 offers. This quirky neon spot boasts trendy bowling lanes and private karaoke rooms, as well as retro arcades, digitally enhanced darts, ping pong, pool tables and so much more. All that gaming is hungry work, so nab burgers from Fat Hippo alongside frozen cocktails or a range of refreshing pints.

NQ64 Manchester Peter Street

NQ64 on Peter Street or in Manchester's Northern Quarter is the ultimate destination when it comes to bars with a twist. You'll never be short of entertainment here while sipping on themed tipples, thanks to its expansive range of retro arcade games like Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros and, of course, Dance Stage 2 Euro Mix. The walls are covered in neon graffiti and the atmosphere is buzzing, making it a great choice for an evening out with mates and for pics to post on socials.

Night and Day Cafe

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.