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.
Searching for the best bars in Manchester with activities? Sixes Cricket is one unique place for drinking and playing games. Coming complete with tasty bites to eat and flowing tipples, this place will have you channelling your inner cricket pro while taking on a high-tech simulation.
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 offers some seriously sassy salsa classes.
Manchester Bierkeller is a German-themed party bar that keeps it authentic, from the beers all the way through to the lederhosen. Head to The Printworks pick for steins and affordable bites, before open mic nights and Oompah bands get the party going throughout the week.
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.
Can you smuggle liquor past an eagle-eyed warden? If so, you'll be rewarded with a boozy lineup of bespoke cocktails at immersive prison experience, Alcotraz. Befriend the crooked prison guards and watch the action unfold at this quirky bar.
Other activity bars in Manchester you've visited just not cutting it? That's where Flight Club come in. From the fairground-inspired decor to the slushie cocktails and fun darts games, this watering hole is all kinds of fun.
Fronting cool speakeasy vibes, bespoke cocktails, a killer happy hour and bottomless brunch, Point Blank Shooting Manchester is one helluva fun spot. As for entertainment? You'll be hitting the simulation shooting range to give this thrilling activity a try.
Based in Manchester's Northern Quarter, Dive is fast becoming the city's favourite late-night destination. Perfect for dancing the evening away, the underground bar regularly hosts live music gigs, special DJs and club nights. So grab a drink and watch the hours fly by at this lively spot.
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.
If you're searching for bars with DJs in Manchester, look no further than El Diablo. This party haunt is serving up Mexican street food by day and plenty of feel-good tunes at its club come the nighttime, with a list of cocktails and tequila-laced sips throughout.
You definitely won't get bored at Deansgate hotspot: Pong & Puck. This much-loved haunt is not only home to a range of retro games, including table tennis and shuffleboard, but they also have a top-notch DJ spinning some fabulous tunes to dance along to.
Booze, food and bowling: a winning combination. Luckily for you, Dog Bowl has just that, with top food, cheap drinks and live DJs adding to the fun. Head over for the chance to throw a few balls down the alley and relieve some working week stress.
If live music in Manchester this weekend is your aim, bourbon and blues are the name of the game at Bunny Jackson's Juke Joint. This cooler-than-cool watering hole isn't just shabby aesthetics, great whiskeys and Deep South food. Come here for a whole range of bands and DJ nights.
From beer pong and bowling, to table tennis, shuffleboard and basketball games, Roxy Ball Room is the king of bar activities. Tucked away in Arndale, this fun watering hole is ideal for competitive date nights and get-togethers with mates alike.
Not content with just a few bevvies by the bar? Then let ping pong be your guide as Twenty Twenty Two provides an infamous plot for roaring games and top DJ nights in the city. Better yet, there's a kooky cocktail list, including one topped with popcorn, to quench your thirst.
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.
Head to Lever Street and you'll find 7 Sins fronting graffiti decor, arcade games and plenty of pool tables. And to keep you refuelled? There's a lip-smackin' lineup of unique cocktails, katsu curry burgers and smiley faces on pizza.
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.