The Printworks Bars
The Printworks entertainment complex and surrounding area is one of the most popular night spots for bars and clubs in Manchester city centre. No really, this place gets pretty chocca on a night out in the city. With over 150,000 revellers visiting the Printworks and its bars each week, it's one of the most vibrant areas in Manchester. Host to a variety of bars The Printworks is one of Manchester Nightlife's leading hotspots for a good night out; see our recommended list of Printworks bars to see which ones are the pick of the bunch.
One of Manchester's most talked about Irish bars, and lovingly one of its favourites, Waxy O'Connors is a hearty and welcoming establishment of fine pub fare and pocket friendly tipples. Styled around a Gaelic pub and boasting more wood than Bonfire Night, Waxy's is not only an interiors experience unto its own, it's a bustling destination brimming with characters, open mic nights and more.
One of the biggest and most popular clubs in Manchester, Tiger Tiger Manchester pulls in the crowds week-in week-out with their signature party and club nights. With 8 different rooms offering an eclectic and varied clubbing experience from disco room and dapper cocktail lounge, plus a restaurant and bar for daytime drinking, Tiger Tiger really is one of the premier bar locations in the Printworks area thanks to its all out party spirit.
A little pricey, but well worth the extra expenditure, RBG Bar and Grill is a great drinking and dining experience just North of The Printworks. Expect top drawer cocktails alongside steaks, burgers and meats cooked over their special 'Lava Char Grill', it all tastes amazing. They even have a stunning outdoor terrace that seats 60 if you want to enjoy a little alfresco drinking.
A seriously Stein orientated bar in the Printworks, Manchester Bierkeller is a premium destination for rowdy nights, top beer and some sought after sport. From their Shooters sports bar and pump served tables to top themed parties and German orientation, Manchester Bierkeller is pocket friendly, it's a giggle, and it's a great place to grab a stein of beer, or three.
Swanky and sophisticated, The Second Floor Bar at Harvey Nichols is one of Manchester's nicest spots to enjoy a dose of pomp and circumstance. Expect champagne, premium wines and spirits to be the poisons of choice here as its a bit more upmarket than what you'd expect from the average bars in Manchester. The crowd however is fun and welcoming making The Second Floor one of The Printworks finest nightspots.
Prime for stag nights in the city and those looking to try something alternative, this Printworks bar may be just shy of the entrance, but they're one of the best strip bars in the city with a roster of ladies amongst private areas, bookable spaces and plenty more.
The Birdcage is a great Las Vegas cabaret and nightclub venue that provides one of the best nights out in The Printworks area. It's one of the fun bars in Manchester, attracting a great party crowd with their drag acts, showgirls and male dancers, you could be forgiven for wondering whether you were still in Manchester or not. With DJs playing all the best in current and retro tunes (including 80s and 90s classics), you can be sure that this Printworks bar will be a great night out.
Dosing you up on all things Americana is the Hard Rock Cafe bar in the Printworks. Perfect for those looking to tuck into mounting burgers alongside a roster of casual drinks and beer, Hard Rock Cafe isn't a clubbing joint, but it still has the bar atmosphere to impress.
When it comes to some of the most rowdy and affordable drinks in the Printworks, there's only one place for it, and that's at Walkabout. Not only a bustling Australian themed bar, expect casual restaurant bites and some of the best drinks deals in the city as happy hour here reigns supreme.