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 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!
16 Jul 2014 by kgumbs001
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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!
09 Jun 2014 by jamesgray_24

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

Great place to go with friends, staff we're really friendly too which is rare
02 May 2013 by liammm

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