Drinking and Dancing in Manchester
We've all been there. You go out for a few drinks and before you know it your feet are tapping under the table and the dance becomes a magnet that you just can't escape. Luckily, bars in Manchester aren't short of dance floors with DJs playing the top tunes that will have even those with two left feet bopping away. So, whether you're an old school groover or if bump 'n' grind is more your style be sure to check out our recommendations of the best bars for drinking and dancing in Manchester.
Last updated on 15th July 2016
Revolucion De Cuba is perfect for drinks with friends and would also make a quirky date spot with the sound of Latin live music playing in the background. One of Deansgate’s best bar offerings; you can also party late into the evening with plenty of rum cocktails to enjoy; making it a venue to ignore at your peril.
Ideally located by Oxford Road and within easy striding distance of both Uni campuses, Baa Bar is a pumping party destination that likes to go deep into the night. Grab yourself one of their famous shootercakes and get set for an evening of hands in the air debauchery.
For the perfect combination of drinking and dancing; head over to Tiger Tiger. Stay for a few drinks and end up dancing the night away til dawn in their plethora of club rooms with some great drinks deals. So grab your friends and head on down for night full of drinking and plenty of dancing.
Adding a bit of kick to Manchester's already incredible nightlife, Dive in the city's Northern Quarter becomes a haven for the many party-lovers. After serving a range of giant foods and showing all the latest live sporting events, the 5am late license allows their DJs to crank things up. Unwind after a long week, grab a well-deserved drink and dance your troubles away at this frivolous late night hangout.
Head down the stairs under the streets of the Northern Quarter and discover a cool New York speakeasy venue in the form of Black Dog Ballroom Northern Quarter. Play some pool whilst sipping on a tasty cocktail then stay for the cool vibes from the house DJs every weekend for a great Manchester night out.
Vega Lounge in Manchester235 is one of Manchester’s only late-night bars and encapsulates all the glitz and glamour of the Vegas strip. It serves from 12noon until 6am with an extensive cocktail menu, drinks menu and 24-hour food menu perfect for any time of the day or night. Join us for the best night out in town with tasty cocktails, fun atmosphere and live music entertainment followed by a DJ set
Go for a spin on the dance floor in this sleek venue and keep the cocktails coming. Serving zesty drinks in tea-pots and with an extensive wine list to choose from, sip your tipple as you wiggle. This bar is always packed and with a thriving dance floor, you're sure to be in the mood for a jig.
For a great place to shake your martini, head over to Noho where a few quiet drinks can turn into a late night party with great tunes; especially on a Friday and Saturday night! And with plenty of cocktails served by great barmen; what are you waiting for?
With a cool and funky atmosphere; head over to Mint Lounge for an evening of great music and plenty of drinks deals. Stay for a live band and end up partying all night long to their local after-hours DJs spinning a great mix of tunes with every era imaginable hitting the decks.
Every hour is happy hour at this joint, with 2-4-1 cocktails all day every day, so get drinking those fancy fruity refreshers for less. Regular club nights on Fridays mean that you can spill your alcohol all over the floor as you frolic to the tempting tunes of house beats, RnB, chart hits and classic anthems, an eclectic mix to keep your heart thumping and your feet moving.