Gorilla remains one of the best hybrid venues in Manchester, whether you're looking for brunch, a roast, or live music and DJs. 

Everything from eggs beni to waffles are on the brunch menu, perfect for kick-starting your weekends, while Gorilla's roast menu is a supreme way to spend Sundays, with slow roast pork and roast chicken on a plate of seasonal veg and pigs in blankets should the moment take you. Cocktails and beer? They've got plenty of those too. 

Gorilla's main bar area can be found at the front of the building and is used predominantly for brunch, dinner and late-night parties. The Gin Parlour sits directly above the main bar, a private space perfect for dinners, cocktails, co-working space and parties. The Studio Bar is a completely private room set to the side of the building. This area has its bar, PA System & Projector and is perfect for private parties, meetings, filming and life drawing classes.


  • Taking Bookings
  • Dance floor
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
  • Varies based on events and nights.


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 11:00 23:00
Tuesday 11:00 23:00
Wednesday 11:00 23:00
Thursday 11:00 0:00
Friday 11:00 1:00
Saturday 10:00 1:00
Sunday 10:00 23:00



Gorilla, 54-56, Whitworth Street, M1 5WW


Oxford Road


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Bar Snacks, American, International, Burgers, Roast Dinner and Brunch food.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
The Music Hall Venue Hire 150 550 - - -

The live venue and club at Gorilla is an adaptable Space, with large floor, mezzanine level and extendable or removable stage. This Space is ideally suited to corporate hire for dinners, gallery exhibits, lectures, presentations, photoshoots and more. If you're seeking a social, informal hire, the Space is a flawless fit for concerts, parties and even wedding receptions. A full PA and state of the art sound and light equipment is available and Gorilla has technicians and engineers to ensure your event looks and sounds unforgettable. The venue and club has a private entrance, dedicated bars and toilets and can be transformed into a unique setting for most kinds of private events.

Main Bar Venue Hire 50 150 - - -

Gorilla's Main Bar area is at the front of the building and is used predominantly for brunch, dinner & late night parties. This space is bright and spacious during the day and transforms into another party bar / event space at night time.  It is perfect for Networking events, Wedding Receptions, After work drinks, Parties and Room 2 spaces for our club events.

Gin Parlour Private Room 40 80 - - -

The Gin Parlour sits directly above our main bar, a private space perfect for dinners, cocktails, co-working space and parties. This space is cosy without feeling disconnected to the rest of the bar.

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Drop the Mustard presents Gui Boratto at Gorilla Review

The Drop The Mustard guys came a-knocking on Saturday to the Whitworth Street club that seemingly can do no wrong at the minute. Firing in after a packed Friday night at Gorilla with Jamie xx, Drop the Mustard handed a well overdue Manchester debut to Brazilian Gui Boratto.   Brazilian DJ Gui…

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