My, how quickly they grow. It feels like only yesterday that the Black Dog family announced the arrival of Blackdog NWS, yet this week sees this young pup celebrate one whole year in Manchester. 

Black Dog NWS

Join Black Dog Ballroom NWS to celebrate its first year on the Manchester nightlife scene

To celebrate its first year as one of the best bars in Manchester, Black Dog Ballroom NWS  are holding a free birthday party on Thursday 9th May with 6 Music regular and one of the UK's finest funk DJs on the decks - the one and only Craig Charles

Joining Craig will be Black Dog residents Stu Richards, DJ Da Funk, Danuka and Keiran Sharples.

This exclusive event is strictly invitation only, but we've teamed up with the venue to offer DesignMyNight readers the chance to be there. Just email your names to with the subject ‘birthday’ to get on the guestlist

The party starts at  8pm in the bar and will go on until late in the cool basement club surroundings of Underdog. Email now to secure your place!

Black Dog NWS 1st Birthday Party, Thurs 9th May, 8pm-late, guestlist only.