Clubs in the Northern Quarter
Overflowing with bars, pubs, gig venues and clubs, the bohemian Northern Quarter is THE place to be for those looking for a cool night out in Manchester. Enjoy a bite to eat in one of the many Northern Quarter restaurants, have a couple of drinks in one of its cool and quirky bars, and then head to one of these great Northern Quarter clubs to dance all night at some of the coolest underground club nights in the city.
Last updated on 9th January 2018
While not primarily a club by nature, you should see how Black Dog behave come the weekend. A great place to drink and dance in the Northern Quarter, grab a cocktail and make way to the dance floor for a hardy selection of hits amongst some of the most fun and foolish partygoers in the city.
Located just off Dale Street, this basement gallery, event and exhibition space is also home to some of the best underground club nights in Manchester. With past DJs to have graced the 2022NQ decks including Norman Jay, Horse Meat Disco, Justin Robertson and Psychemajik, this cool Northern Quarter basement venue attracts a hip crowd of clued up Manchester clubbers looking for an unpretentious night out with great music.
Part-time eatery, part-club, Bar21 is open for all. Come here in the day and you’ll be treated to a variety of tasty treats, as well as a delicious selection of real ales, wines and cocktails. But at night, it becomes Club21 and also one of Manchester Norther Quarter’s indie clubs too.
From American big eats during the day to wild party bar come night time, Dive NQ is open until 5am on weekends. Situated in the buzzy Northern Quarter, this fun bar has DJs spinning the decks, amazing cocktails and a great atmosphere to keep you partying 'til the sun comes up.
As one of the Northern Quarter's best late night venues, this basement tiki club packs out every weekend with fun seeking party animals, who queue around the block for the pleasure of dancing to fun party tunes and swigging zombies until the early hours. Get there early to beat the queues and book your table or drinks area online in advance to reserve a good spot for you and your mates.
This might not be your traditional Northern Quarter club, but Matt and Phreds is definitely one of its gems. A haven of all things jazz, nearly every day of the week you’ll stumble on live music from folk, gypsy, salsa, swing, ska and more! Wash it all down with wines and eat a few tapas-style dishes and you’re in luck.
Tucked in the basement of this popular Northern Quarter bar and diner is an intimate gig venue and night club. With raw, stripped back decor, neon lighting and some of the best underground DJs and club nights around, Soup Kitchen is easily one of the coolest alternative clubs in Manchester.
Located at the top of Oldham Street, Mint Lounge is one of the most popular clubs in the Northern Quarter, and home to Manchester's longest running weekly club night, Funkademia, which attracts a fun seeking, down to earth crowd to fill the dance floor every Saturday night.
African cafe by day, intimate rave cave by night, this basement venue is a hidden gem in the Northern Quarter's club scene and attracts a super cool crowd of Manchester's most in-the-know night owls.