Sugar Buddha Deansgate Locks

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Sugar Buddha Deansgate Locks is a stylish party palace and shisha bar in Manchester. Fun, affordable, and chic, the lock-side bar has a policy of ‘free entry and free shisha’ making it a hit with Manchester's late night revellers. The interior has something of a quirky opium den vibe, gold statues dot the bar, while dim red and pink hues beam out from oriental panelling, a dark teak woods run throughout. The plush decor is enhanced with luxe features from comfy leather sofas and padded walls to opulent chandeliers and swanky VIP spaces. The tunnel upstairs is the perfect pod for an exclusive private party, while booths are available for smaller groups to go VIP. 

The music policy at Sugar Buddha sides heavy on R'n'B, with resident and special guest DJs churning out the tunes seven nights a week. In summer, the outdoor terrace is a chilled place to sit, sip and watch the sun go down over Deansgate Locks. The crowd are a blend of weekend warriors and the young mid-week party posse, out for the raucous Deansgate Locks atmosphere.

At the bar is a wide selection of thrifty tipples with ever-popular J Bombs, just £1. The cocktail menu is a mouthwatering collection of classics, starting from £6.50 with Sidecars, Cosmos, Mohitos and Mules. Then of course, there's the shisha, free throughout the evening, with 0% tobacco herbal hookah making it a guilt-free indulgence. Cocktails, shisha and cool tunes - Sugar Buddha is a cracking Manchester bar for a night of serious partying. 


No door charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Deansgate Locks
Disabled Toilets
Dress to impress


Day Open Close Notes
20:00 04:00
20:00 04:00
20:00 04:00
20:00 04:00
18:00 04:00
15:00 04:00
20:00 04:00


Sugar Buddha Deansgate Locks
Arch 12, Whitworth Street West, Deansgate Locks, Manchester, M1 5LH

Central Manchester

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Drink Prices Price
Cocktail £6.50
Bottle of Champagne £65.00

This venue serves Bar Snacks and Asian/Oriental food.

A word from the chef:
Tobacco-free shisha available for free, all night long.

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I went with my boy cousin one night after going there a few nights and o m g I will NEVER step foot in there again! The bouncer was racist and also called me a fat pig!! Now I wouldn't call myself fat but I would say I'm over average but also I'm depressed so this comment made me feels like killing myself! Anyway I would not wish this place on anyone PLEASE do not go!!!
by on February 12th, 2017
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Been to your venue many times, on Sunday we decided to go to Buddha for a drink and a bouncer from your lola lo instructed bouncers at Buddha not to let us in and after not understanding why he did that as we have never caused any trouble, it was brought to my attention that my friend that I was with regected him on her last night out at the Venue ( Lola lo) . Regardless to you staffs personal life, he shouldn't bringing his personal issues to work. And the bouncer on your door didn't let us or explain why we were not allowed to enter. It's not fair not give someone an explaination as to why they are not allowed entry. If i was took drunk fair enough but I wasn't I had only just come out. I don't know who this bouncer is and don't know what business he has going to your venue to tell your bouncers who to or not let in. Going out of his way to ruin someone's night when we weren't affecting his night or work. I've worked in venues likes yours for year and I know how it works, but it's not like we were drunk or had caused trouble because I could except that. But sometimes people need to know when they are in the wrong. I hope you deal with situation before it start effecting your venue.
by on December 19th, 2016
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Worst place to go. Security there are animals. Too many predetors also go there. If you want to be a victim of any form of crime, this is the joint to be.
by on December 3rd, 2016

I can only speak for the club nights really, but the music is amazing! Unfortunately the drinks choices were quite limited late at night and the clientèle seems to be very male-dominated and rowdy. However the atmosphere is still great if you have a stick to beat the men away!
by on July 16th, 2014
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some of the lads were a little put off by this place and we did have to smarten up a little but overall it was such a corker. awesome music!
by on June 9th, 2014

Had a great night here with my girlfriends. The drinks were flowing and we danced until dawn! :)
by on May 20th, 2013

Great place to go with friends, staff we're really friendly too which is rare
by on January 1st, 1970

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