Set in a railway arch, Gorilla is one of Manchester's best multi-purpose venues. Perfect for a group night out, the stylish bar serves £5 cocktails available every day from 5-8pm, whilst the surprisingly large 600-capacity live music room behind has regular concerts and top drawer club nights.
Group Nights Out In Manchester
Time to rally the troops, we've sorted your next group night out in Manchester. From bowling alley bars in Oxford Road to wonderfully bizarre bier halls in Peter's Street, we've scoured through all of the city's many, many clubs, pubs and bars to create a selection of some of the best places in Manchester to hang out with the home crew.
Housed in the heart of the city, eden is a mecca for nights out in Manchester. Assemble your squad and head to the multistory urban oasis, with a beautiful bar and restaurant, three dedicated club spaces and a luscious outdoor terrace.
How could we not include Lola Lo? This Deansgate gem is a girls night out favourite, with regular drinks deals available and a buzzy, carefree atmosphere. Based over 3 levels, the tiki paradise features daily DJ sets, beach-themed cocktails and a secret selfie room.
Located in central Manchester, Revolucion de Cuba is a popular party spot with an informal feel and top tunes played till the early hours. It also has daily 2-4-1 cocktail happy hours, making it a go-to for stylish pre-drinks at the start of the night.
Specifically designed for groups, this hipster Manchester haunt has transformed the traditional pub pastime of darts into a modern and social game. Designed with stylish retro arcade decor, the venue is also available for weekend brunches, serving up prosecco, bottomless pizza and top tunes from the in-house DJ for 2 hours.
Rock'N'bowl at All Star Lanes, complete with 8 long lanes, two karaoke rooms, an island cocktail bar and an American style restaurant. Feast on cajun halluomi fries, Nashville chicken and mac'n'cheese at the Deansgate Warehouse whilst slinging spares.
Located in the heart of Manchester's Peter Street, underneath the iconic Albert Hall, this entertainingly eccentric bier hall hosts regular cabaret acts, oompah bands, and burlesque groups. Enjoy Bavarian beer, Alpine-themed cocktails, pretzels and schnitzels before dancing along in the venue's quirky nightclub.
Dirty Martini has been designed to be fabulously extra - think gold, silver and plenty of sparkle. Hit up the glamorous spot for some after-work drinks with the team to make the most of its daily happy hours, offering half-price martinis and drinks deals on beers and wines.
If you like a little friendly competition and fancy a more chilled evening with your crew, Dog Bowl is right up your alley. The bowling, drinking and late-night dining venue has 5 bowling lanes and serves good old American nosh until 1am.
Head down to the Northern Quarter's Foundry Project for some late-night cocktails and DJ sets in the speakeasy-style basement bar. With a mix of booths, high chairs and tables and more than enough space to bust a move, the stylish haunt is a great spot for celebrations and also available for private hire.
Do you love a cocktail or two? Take your mates to Cocktails in the City as they return to Manchester this October. Taking over the Viadux for a weekend, this unique festival will have you sipping exclusive mixes, playing fun games and rubbing shoulders with some of the industry's finest.
The Deaf Institute is proving to be a crowd-pleaser amongst students and young crowds. Based over three levels, head down to one of the retro spot's Girls On Film nights for a fabulous - and affordable - evening of glitter, confetti and shameless 80's and 90's bangers.
Open till 4am, this underground tiki bar is an enchanting lair of bright and bold furnishings, an eclectic mix of afro, reggae and hip hop beats and an extensive list of affordable cocktails. Its cocktail masterclasses are also a popular choice if you're looking for your next team outing with work.
Located in a Grade II listed Wesleyan Chapel, this landmark venue, popular for its live acts and cub nights, is perhaps mostly known for its monthly Bongo's Bingo nights. Bizarre as it sounds, the bingo-rave mashup is iconic within Manchester, with impromptu raves, dance offs and silly prizes guaranteed.
Twenty Twenty Two is a guaranteed great night out with ping pong, live music and club spaces spread out over three rooms. Dance along to a mix of garage, house, hip-hop and R&B from a collection of the city's best DJs every weekend, whilst sipping on cheap drinks.