Something A Little Different

Bars in Manchester aren't hard to come by, but how about bars that dazzle, impress and dabble with the rules? We've got plenty of those too. From destinations toting their own bowling lanes, and bars breaking cocktail boundaries, to South Pacific lairs and lush botanical haunts, check out our recommendations for some of the most unusual bars in Manchester, weaving your way through a wonderland of some of the city's most unique hangouts.

Last updated on 13th March 2019




Cabana Manchester

31 user reviews 4

Cocktail Masterclass

Cabana puts the fun back into Brazilian styled bars with their vibrant interior and playful cocktails. They serve a selection of Brazil-inspired drinks, such as the flavoured Caiprinhas to the blended Batidas. While drinking their tasty array of cocktails, why not sample some of their food: everything from grilled spicy Malagueta Chicken to sweet potato fries, all while sitting in their cool up-scaled interior. 

Taking over a secret Manchester location, this unique brunch party is bringing quite the session to the city. With a non-stop soundtrack of reggae, soca, reggaeton and bashment, bottomless cocktails and three courses of delicious Caribbean food.

Dog Bowl

6 user reviews 5

If a simple bar crawl just isn't cutting the mustard for your night out in Manchester then pop into Dog Bowl, the late night bowling venue from the team behind Black Dog Ballroom. Combining a New York style diner with an innovative drinks menu and five ten pin bowling lanes, Dog Bowl is the ideal destination for a fun night out in Manchester with a difference. 

Cane and Grain

3 user reviews 4

For something a little different in Manchester, head to the American inspired Cane and Grain in the Northern Quarter. The venue offers the city's revellers a number of different areas to indulge in. Whether you're tucking into some great Southern-inspired grub in the 'Ribs Joint' or knocking back a few Tiki-themed concoctions in the venue's 'Liar's Lounge', you are sure to leave this quirky venue with a huge smile on your face. 

Manchester235

5 user reviews 4

Fab Fridays and 3 other offers

For something a little different in Manchester, look no further than Manchester235; a spectacular Vegas casino right in the heart of the city. With previous events including burlesque shows as well as plenty of poker tournaments - this venue has everything you could need for a great night out; with a fantastic drinks selection added in for good measure. 

The Fitzgerald

4 user reviews 4

Happy Hour and 3 other offers

Doused in speakeasy style and sultry decadence, The Fitzgerald is a space of 1920s luxe where period cocktails are mixed under a low-it ambiance and served smoky or smooth. Punchy prohibition mixology is the craft at this bar, throwing back to the Golden Age era of America's most notorious party years

The Green

5 user reviews 4

A unique sporting haunt in the heart of the city, The Green is perfectly primed for all sporting whims. Looking for something a bit different to do on a night out? They've got it. Whether you're busting a ballad in their karaoke rooms, gunning it on their golf simulator games, or just out with the chaps to watch the football match, there's something for everyone.

The Liars Club

13 user reviews 4

2 for 1 cocktails

Manchester may well be well known for its gloomy weather, but step downstairs into The Liars Club and you'll be transported to a tropical Tiki Paradise that feels a million worlds away from the city streets above. This brilliantly designed paradise of flames, rummin' drinks and bangin' tunes brings the party game strong. 

These guys need to be on your 'something different in Manchester' list for one reason: the pizzas. Only offering the weirdest and most wonderful toppings - from cream egg to Thai curry - your taste buds will go on the strangest adventure of its life. Meanwhile, you can enjoy their cool forever-student atmosphere and late night partying.