17 Below Level Up at Manchester's lower-level arcade bar
17 Bow Lane, Manchester, M2 4FW
Happily Affordable
Type of Venue

What they say:

17 Below is a a haven for cocktail connoisseurs, arcade players and pool sharks. Open from Thursday-Saturday, pop in and spend your evening indulging on delectable, gaming-themed cocktails whilst attempting to best your high scores on the retro arcade machines. And if you're after some grub, you can always head upstairs and grab yourself a pizza from Dogs n Dough. 

What we say:

I'm pretty sure the folk behind 17 Below got together and said, "right, let's just take everything that's cool, shove it all into one place, bury it deep underground, and see if people can find it"... and we bloody love it. Work your way through an alley, descend some rickety stairs, wade you way through Dogs n Dough, burst through the back door and slide down some bannisters and you'll finally find this subterranean funhouse. With two full-sized American pool tables, 6 newly-build arcade machines, and a cocktail list brimming with bespoke beauties, you'll never want to head back up to the real world.