Best Indie Clubs In Manchester

Manchester is known the world over for its musical heritage - so it comes as no surprise that the city that produced The Stone Roses, Oasis, Joy Division and The Smiths is teeming with places to dance your socks off to guitar music all night. There are loads of Manchester clubs offering great indie nights  - often with cheap drinks prices that rival some of the best student nights in Manchester while they're at it. So tune your air guitar, mess up your hair, and channel your inner rock 'n' roll star at one of these brilliant Manchester indie clubs.

The Liquor Store

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Riddled with Manchester character and charm is a brilliant little indie bar just off Deansgate; The Liquor Store.  A top indie rock and roll bar that really fires up during the evenings, the venue serves a great selection of cocktails with names such as 'The Stone Rose'. As you can see, the entire get up of this bar is encased in Manchester rock and roll history, and that is reason enough to head down and enjoy a night at this top Manchester Bar.

The Venue

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A popular hit with students and hipsters alike, The Venue in Deansgate is open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays playing Retro, Funk, Soul and Indie music. The dance floor is normally packed, as is the bar, which likely has something to do with the fact that shots start at just £1. A great place to get your indie fix without breaking the bank.


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Tucked away down a narrow Manchester street, 42nd Street can be difficult to find unless you know where to look. Inside you'll discover just why 42 is one of the best loved night clubs in Manchester - with its huge dance floor packed out every week with students and young professionals going wild to the biggest indie and rock n' roll anthems of the past few decades.

FAC251 - The Factory

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Boasting one of the most significant indie legacies in the city, Factory251 is housed in the former headquarters of Tony Wilson's legendary Factory Records, and is partly owned by New Order frontman Peter Hook himself. With its striking Ben Kelly design, Factory251 aims to bring some of the excitement of The Hacienda's glory days to a new generation of Manchester clubbers, and is easily one of the city's most popular nightspots.