Fun Bars in Manchester

Manchester is a hubbub like no other in the UK. From its art scene down to its hospitality industry, you'll find no shortage of things to do, and no shortage of fun bars at that. Boasting a myriad of hotspots from cocktail bars down to unique secret spaces, check out our recommendations for some of the most fun bars in Manchester. 

Last updated on 9th July 2021


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Looking for fun places to drink in Manchester? Whether you're celebrating a birthday, heading out on a date or meeting up with pals, ONE EIGHT SIX is not to be missed. Head behind a mirror and discover a vibrant basement serving innovative cocktails to a soundtrack of live music. 

MOJO Manchester

67 user reviews 4

Mojo is a cool and shabby chic loft bar located just off Deansgate. Its neon sign proclaims "MUSIC FOR THE PEOPLE" and Mojo gives you just that with all the best tunes from the past five decades while you sip on your beer, wine or cocktail! Mojo now screens a cult favourite film on Sunday nights for FREE before you head downstairs to dance the night way and make the most of the last hours of your weekend!

Lock 91

9 user reviews 4

This hidden Deansgate venue is a chameleon for things cocktail, beer, pool, dancing and darts. Boasting a maze selection of rooms decked out with individual character and furniture, Lock 91 is a thriving bar of texture, vintage memorabilia and classic pub pleasures. Sample their speciality cocktail selection or kick back with a pint of beer, ale or cider and find somewhere to chill and chat with friends. 

Dive NQ

4 user reviews 5

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A subterranean bar specialising in the ultimate night out trifecta: bites, beats and liquor (of course). Find this Northern Quarter den and discover a lair of fun partying in Manchester where the music runs loud and the food comes of the Americana persuasion. Decked out with booths and the like, this neighbourhood joint will show you a good time in the city.

Dusk til Pawn

5 user reviews 5

A charmingly elusive drinking den that hides behind a façade of a pawn shop, Dusk til Pawn offers a fun-filled night out at the heart of the Northern Quarter. Come in, get cosy and embrace the speakeasy-styled ambience; don't forget to check out their pepperoni-infused Old Fashioned concoction!

The Comedy Store has become Manchester's nexus for all things exhilarating stand-up and comedy central. Having already had the likes of Paul Merton, Julian Clary and Tim Clark grace it's stage, you can be certain to find some laughs here. Showcasing talent from far and wide, as well as local rising stars in the circuit, The Comedy Store can put on a cracking spread for your weekend antics. 


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DJs spinning groovy beats, a American drive-in style movie theatre wall showcasing classic old films and random graffiti covering the walls - this Northern Quarter hangout is a drinking den of moody lighting, deluxe Chesterfields and mixology mastery. Games like connect 4 and other school favourites adorn the tables for your playful pleasure making this bar a funtime palace of cocktails, music and competitive gaming.