Top 10 Bars to Take Your Boyfriend in Manchester

Whether you're swooning in the early days of a romance or happily tied down in a Netflix subscription with your boyfriend, keeping things fun and light-hearted is important for every couple. It's easy to stay in each night, eating terrible food and watching the latest brainless TV show, but to see that special person light up, you'll need to get out of your pyjamas and venture out into the metropolis. Luckily, there's an abundant number of brilliant romantic bars in Manchester that are all perfect for spending time with your boyfriend. To help, we've racked our brains and produced a compelling line-up of cocktail bars, eateries and entertainment venues. So without further ado, here's a list of the top 10 bars to take your boyfriend in Manchester. 

Cloud 23

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Thursday Sunday Club

Sitting head and shoulders above the rest of the city, the cosy, yet limitless feel of Cloud 23 makes it the perfect bar to take your boyfriend in Manchester. The bar itself is perched on the rooftop of the Hilton Hotel, and boasts stunning views of the humming city below. Completing the immersive experience, the well-crafted cocktail list compliments the selection of fine wines and international beers on offer, ensuring each guest is left smiling from ear to ear.  

The Living Room Manchester

236 user reviews 4

Pre Show Dining

Opening in 1999, the Living Room in Deansgate has been a favourite spot for date nights in Manchester for the last 17 years. Situated in the heart of the city, its gentle white and cream decor adds an air of sophistication, making it perfect for an intimate meal or a cheeky cocktail with your other half. The bar's expert mixologists are armed with an arsenal of fruits, spices and spirits, and have everything you'll need for a romantic out night with your boyfriend.   

Banyan Manchester

764 user reviews 4

Fizz Friday - £20 Prosecco all day and 1 other offer

Banyan is nestled quaintly in Manchester's Corn Exchange and has to be one of the most versatile venues in the city. Offering an amazing selection of cakes and coffees, an impressive menu of dinner dishes and a late-night selection of hand crafted cocktails, it's a cosy hideaway, open at all times of the day. So grab that someone special and head hand-in-hand to one of the best Manchuian bars for couples.

Picture a bowling alley with amazing cocktails, delicious food and no pesky bowling/clown shoes. It might sound too good to be true, but Manchester's couples really can experience it all at All Star Lanes in Deansgate. The food is of course brilliant, but this bar's real success lies in its impressive cocktail menu. From traditional concoctions to stunning blends, this romantic bar in Manchester is the perfect place to relax, show off your bowling skills and infuriating your competitive partner.  

Flight Club Manchester

598 user reviews 5

Book a lunch table for a group of 6 or more & we’ll treat you to a bottle of prosecco!*

Treat him to an activity that he'll actually enjoy, as Flight Club has finally opened in Manchester. There's pizza, ice cold beers and the chance to finally play a fun game of darts that doesn't take place in a gloomy pub.

The Fitzgerald

4 user reviews 4

Happy Hour and 3 other offers

Winner of the coveted DesignMyNight Cocktail Bar of the Year 2014/2015 award, the Fitzgerald is a characterful little den, hidden away amongst the hustle and bustle of Manchester's Northern Quarter. Immediately upon entry, the dark, mysterious decor and air of secrecy transports guests back to America's prohibition years. With a smattering of vintage antiques and 1920s glassware, take a trip back in time with your boyfriend at this cosy, couples spot in Manchester.


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Owned by United's legendary defender Rio Ferdinand, look no further for a date night bar in Manchester's Northern Quarte. Alongside an impressive menu full of vibrant flavour and character, Rosso has a compelling cocktail menu made up of both traditional and slightly quirkier liquor-based concoctions. Elegantly decorated and a sure to put a smile on your boyfriends face - especially if he's a red - it almost feels as if Rosso was created specifically with Manchester's couples night out in mind. 


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Bluu has quickly become one of Macnhester's most popular venues in recent years. The clash of retro furniture with contemporary design creates a stunning interior that's capable of rivalling any, and the menu of traditional british dishes add a splash of familiarity to a bar that's bursting with character. With a long list of hand-crafted cocktails, premium beers, fine wines and perfectly-balanced juices, date night bars in Manchester don't come better than this.