Part of the popular Trof family of Manchester bars and venues, this former theatre is one of the finest multi-purpose spaces in Manchester. Bar, restaurant, live venue and nightclub in one, this Whitworth Street gem has fast become one of the coolest hangouts in the city.

Housed in a railway arch underneath Oxford Road Station close to the other Oxford Road bars, the main bar boasts full height windows, minimal sixties inspired decor and a mezzanine area with its own Gin Parlour, offering a great range of gin cocktails and tonic mixes.

Great for after work drinks, Gorilla's excellent cocktails cost just £5 between 5pm and 8pm every day (carafes of wine also only £9). They offer draught, canned and bottled beer as well as a great range of the finest spirits. Gorilla also excels in the food department. With an all-day menu that is home to ‘The Best Burger in Manchester’ (no joke), Gorilla can hit the spot with anything from their in-house baked pastries to a good old Sunday roast. Oh, and don't leave without trying the Deluxe Fries seasoned with parmesan and truffle oil. You can thank us later.

Behind all this sits a 600 capacity live music and club space which hosts regular gigs and top drawer club nights in a uniquely decorated arena. If you’re looking for top night out in Manchester, then look no further than Gorilla. Book your table for food now or hire the mezzanine for your special event using the form above.

Photos: Sebastian Matthes


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Dance floor
  • Varies based on events and nights.
  • None


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 16:00 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 and International food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Breakfast is served until 4pm. All other food is served 12pm until late. Choose from royal breakfasts and Sunday roasts, chargrilled burgers and fancy sandwiches. There’s a grilled selection too; choices include steak on the rib (think juicy cuts to share) spatchcocked chicken with lemon and fresh herbs, halloumi and chicken kebabs.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
0 0 - - -

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

Customer Reviews (346)

Our Review

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…