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 8th March 2023

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.


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.