Best DJ Bars in Manchester
You know what we think? The modest DJ bar just so happens to be a great alternative to those hunking clubs, massive crowds and the never ending battle for elbow room. Manchester has some great bars and pubs offering DJ nights all week, transforming your favourite hang out into a top party night. From indie nights to hip hop parties and a regular turnover of guests names, there's no excuse when it comes to checking out some of the best DJ bars in Manchester.
Last updated on 15th August 2016
A splash of exotic cool characterises Lola Lo, as well as one of the most fun party atmospheres in this here City. With something going on every night of the week, this tiki haven is the perfect hot spot for your jiggying, body bopping, shoulder shimmying needs. Enjoy the perfect mix of House, RnB, Hip Hop, Dance - you name it, these DJs are playing it.
The Deaf Institute had been a staple on the Manchester nightlife scene for many a year now, still retaining its quirky charm and gruff aesthetic. A far cry from any of the uber glamorous venues in central, this den is just off Oxford Street and offers 3 floors of atmospheric clubbing to try on. There's events going down with top DJs coming and going so you'll not be disappointed here.
One of Oxford Street's finest venues, Gorilla hosts nights such as their popular 'Block parties', they also play all the best Hip Hop, RnB and sleazy Rap, as well as iconic DJs. With four distinct party spaces, Gorilla has fast become Manchester's leading nightlife venue for incredible live music in an incredible setting.
You know who refuses to be a bog standard bar? Walrus does. Do you also know what bar is rated as one of the most fun DJ bars in Manchester? Funnily enough, that's Walrus too. Whether you're snagged by their cool interiors, drinks deals or DJ roster, drinking and dancing is definitely on the agenda.
Let your hair down in style and The Milton Club, one of the most chic DJ bars in Manchester. Fridays and Saturdays are sacred in this Deansgate members' club, the crowd is glam, the cocktails are flowing, and the music, gets amped up. Expect a fun time party blend with hip-hop, R'n'B along with banging party anthems. Who said you can't have fun and refinement all under one roof?
Lock 91 is a lounge and late-night bar located in an old 19th century lock keepers cottage in Deansgate Locks that has been restored to its former glory. The Club Room is open from 10pm on weekends and has a 1920's style grandeur, playing Hip Hop, RnB and commercial pop till 3am making Lock 91 a Manchester DJ bar to visit.
Somewhat out in the sticks for a Manchester clubbing venue, Antwerp Mansion is by far to coolest crop of them all. A Victorian house converted into what looks like a run down all day, all night venue, Antwerp is very much rough around the edges and the kind of place you go and don't plan on leaving until it's light again.
Manchester's mecca for all that is hard core clubbing and dance floor mayhem, Sankeys is the North's most infamous and legendary institution for DJs, dancing and drinking until the sun comes up. Hosting international DJs from across the globe, Sankeys is the place for a fix of House tunes, Techno thumpin' and all manner of other genres.
You'll find this neat little joint just off Oxford Street stuck into a corner plot where upstairs is all cocktails at the bar and dining by day kinda vibes and downstairs is the hot and sweaty underworld of beats vibrating through the walls. Joshua Brooks may be small in size but it packs a punch when it comes to DJs. Expect late nights and sell out crowds to descend here.
Hailed as one of the most unique bars in the city, it's no wonder that Liars Club is a great place to find some of the finest DJs in Manchester to boot. Host to regular themed nights and some of the finest in urban party hits, pair the atmosphere with the South Pacific innards and you've got a great night out guaranteed.