Late Night Bars Manchester
Known as the Northern go-to City for some bangin' nightlife and notorious clubs, Manchester is where it's at for late night revelry and storming the dance floor until the sun comes up. With legendary nights at Sankeys and The Warehouse Project, there's always something cracking off to get stuck into. Manchester's late night bars are a breed of their own where you can expect great cocktails, underground basement havens, themed bars, neon signs and everything else that makes for a great after-hours drinking hole. So check out our recommended list of late night bars in Manchester.
Last updated on 26th July 2016
Open until 3am every Friday and Saturday as well as til 'late' throughout the week, Lock 91 is one of Manchester's best late night bars. Sip on a cocktail under the starry Manchester sky or cosy up in a booth with a glass of red. With great bar staff making quality drinks and plenty to keep you entertained, Lock 91 is well worth a visit if you're after a cool late night Manchester bar.
A casino, restaurant and cocktail bar extraordinaire all-in-one, Manchester 235 is an incredible venue for night out that turns into some, entertainment fuelled revelry. Place your bets, sup on expertly crafted cocktails and even treat your self to a slap up dinner in the James Martin restaurant - Manchester 235 has your night out covered.
Newbie on Manchester's bar block, Be At One have come to shake things up in our Northern beau with their philosophy for cold hard cocktails and partying until late. Open until 3am, head to this raucous place to drink and enjoy the skilled bartenders as they knock up all of the weird and wonderful cocktails from their hefty collection.
Open til 3am every day, The Liquor Store brings a slice of L.A to the heart of Manchester with a cafe and cocktail bar. With music-inspired cocktails as well as a sound track that celebrates the brilliance of Manchester bands past and present, this cool Deansgate den will keep you partying well into the early hours making it the perfect late night bar in Manchester.
Mixing up your evenings antics with a bit of bowling, Dog Bowl is a late night spot for New York Diner style foods and strikes. Open until 2am, you can shine up those shoes and perfect your swing for some midnight reveling on the lanes. Eat, drink and bowl at this late night Manchester hangout.
Tiger Tiger is a notorious Manchester club decked out across 8 differently themes rooms and spread over 2 floors. Whether your groove is to Hip Hop jams, House tunes, R'n'B massive or the best of the charts, this palace has all the dancing mayhem you could need. There's even karaoke to be sung if you're game?
Black Dog Ballroom New Wakefield Street is open till 4am every night, much like its sister bar in the Northern Quarter. With pool tables, great DJs and a chilled out vibe, Black Dog Ballroom is a classic bar in Manchester to enjoy a late night drink and game of boozy pool and bants. You may not win any games this late in the night, but you can have a bit of fun trying.
Taking residency of a railway arch under Oxford Road Station, Gorilla is a grand as they come when big nights, huge DJs and late nights are on the cards. Every weekend this place becomes a top destination for an international spread of DJs and live music acts with people flocking to the City for a slice of the action. Want to be up until sunrise? Gorilla has you covered.
Forget you favourite cocktail bar, or wherever you think you're having fun in the city, there's a dive bar to discover which will take you out until 5am come the weekends. The music knows only one volume here so if you're looking for anything other than loud then you should walk on. Otherwise the ultimate trifecta of bites, beats and booze awaits.
Open until a rollicksome 3am on weekends, Revolucion De Cuba is a South American sauna of of late night liquid dabbles, diamante bustiers and feathered headdresses. Known for its broody, Latin-themed interiors, sassy atmosphere and margarita blends, Revolucion lives on with a little attitude in its bones; shake those hips, feel the salsa and party on.
Kosmonaut is perfect for that one last drink to top off the perfect night before you head home because of its convenient location near Piccadilly station. Or, if you're committed to staying out, Kosmonaut regularly put on some of the best DJ's in the Northern Quarter. Fab late night DJs go great with tasty cocktails, so it's lucky that this late night party bar in Manchester has got a fully stocked bar.
The original clubbing mecca in the heart of Manchester, Sankeys is your go-to for a night of excessive fist pumping, two-stepping action to a spread of some of the world's best DJs. Having hosted the likes of Kerri Chandler, Seth Troxler, Relight and SO many more, Sankeys will easily take you through to the morning.
A Tiki-themed basement bar just off Deansgate, The Liars Club is a cocktail and rum haven with the bar stocking over 100 of the latter. Open till 4am every night, this is a tropical wonderland of Hawaiian shirts, flaming cocktails and exotic excess. If the bar staff aren't enough to keep you entertained, the dance floor sure will be.
A stalwart on the nightlife scene for student nights, raucous dance-offs and a spread of legendary DJ talent, Joshua Brooks' underground is where it's at for late night debauchery. Their exposed brick basement is a hive of big beats and top tunes and they even have a neat little smoking area overlooking the canal.
A music driven bar just off Deansgate, the party doesn't even really kick off here till late. Open until at least 3am every night, Mojo is ideal for anyone who fancies an after-hours drink with a killer soundtrack and great drinks. The party don't start until you get in the doors of Mojo, as the (slightly altered) saying of Ke$ha goes. And Ke$ha is always right about late-night drinking wisdom.
Under New Management (formerly Corridor) offers late night drinking throughout the week, getting even later at weekends. This Salford secret bar might take a little bit of tracking down to get to, but once you do, you can sit in comfort for the night, taking in the chilled out atmosphere and the friendly service. With incredible cocktails, it's a choice spot for a discreet nightcap in Manchester.
Hidden away in the basement of the Black Dog NWS is a lair of Mexican madness and Tequila fuelled mayhem. XOLO pushes a party atmosphere that goes on until 4am and one that bounces to the beats of DJs and special after party sets. Day of the Dead is the name of the game down in this den, so go hard or go home.