Fun Bars In Manchester

MCR boasts a hive of activity like no other in the UK because us northern folk know how to do it best. From its art scene down to its hospitality industry, you'll find no shortage of exciting things to do in this city. But, when the need for a good night out strikes? You can uncover the myriad of lively hotspots to grab a drink. With that in mind, check out our recommendations for some of the most fun bars in Manchester. 

Last updated on 14th December 2021

MOJO Manchester

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MOJO is a cool spot located just off Deansgate, a place that's earned its stripes as one of Manchester's best party venues. Music, plus a line-up of potent cocktails and rums, are the main draw here, with the best rock n' roll tunes from the last five decades playing as you sip your tipple.


136 user reviews 5

Hidden away in a Grade II-listed former courthouse and below one of Manchester's coolest barber shops, ONE EIGHT SIX is only accessible by those in the know via a two-way mirrored door. These guys boast musicians and DJs every night, so you can expect a line-up of soul, Motown and RnB from the raised stage.

Dusk til Pawn

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An elusive drinking den that hides behind the 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-style charm; don't forget to check out their pepperoni-infused Old Fashioned concoction.

One of the best game bars in Manchester, NQ64 is a trip back in time with retro arcades and consoles under a shroud of neon lights. Better yet, there's a whole host of themed cocktails to keep you refreshed as you take on your mates at Guitar Hero, the dance machines and more.