Oxford Road Clubs
If you're looking for a cool club in Manchester to dance ‘til dawn in then Oxford Road is the place as it's home to some of Manchester’s hottest venues perfect for those weekend parties. Whether you're after a great live music venue, an indie basement or a DJ bar spinning the latest tunes, Oxford Road has got it covered. The clubs surrounding Oxford Road cover a wide range of music genres and cater for all crowds from drinkonomical to splash the cash; so check out our recommended list of Oxford Road clubs and find the perfect place to strut your funky stuff.
Manchester Academy 1, 2 and 3, plus the Club Academy, are all part of Manchester University’s Student Union, and host a huge variety of live music and DJs throughout the year. The calibre of names that the venue has attracted over the years is seriously impressive – and although predominantly a gig venue, the sizeable public bar off the main foyer is pretty decent too. Complete with casual tables, banquettes and pool tables galore – there is something for everyone in this huge Oxford Road club.
The Ritz nightclub and live event venue just off Oxford Road is the Manchester’s oldest nightclub! The Ritz hosts a great variety of live bands as well as regular club nights featuring a combination of commercial club bangers in the main room and old school garage, hip hop and R’n’B in the more chilled out Room 2. A great night out whatever the occasion makes The Ritz one of the top Manchester clubs.
An amalgam of pub and club, Joshua Brooks is a great venue for people in Manchester looking for somewhere fun, day or night. With a classic pub upstairs; the club downstairs is a cavernous warehouse style space that will remind anyone who has partied in London of a smaller scale Fabric. The place where The Chemical Brothers began their musical odyssey, it has real pedigree on the Manchester clubbing scene. Joshua Brooks is a club with a difference, so if you want to party hard at an Oxford Road club with a twist, then Joshua Brooks is the place for you.
5th Avenue is one of the mainstay clubs on the Oxford Road area nightlife scene. It prides itself on being student friendly with cheap drinks and entry prices, and as a result is always full to the brim with young people and party goers ready to experience a great Manchester club. A famously lively place (it is not one for the faint hearted); but if you are looking for somewhere to party without caring how you might feel in the morning, its offer of great music and cheap drinks make it a great place to dance the night away.
Sound Control is one of Oxford Road’s brightest lights; formerly a music shop, this 3-floor club space not only has a great ground floor bar area, but also a 120 capacity ‘Live Lounge’, 500 capacity gig space and a 400 capacity basement club. With some big names such as Dillinja and Scratch Perverts having graced the stage; if you’re looking for an Oxford Road club that can provide great live music and a heavy club night then look no further than Sound Control.