Best Student Clubs In Manchester

With two huge universities in the city, it's no wonder there's student nights almost every night of the week. You can really splash the cash in the clubs at The Printworks but there's also plenty of cheap drink deals to be found in the Northern Quarter and Oxford Road. Not forgetting the happy hours, live music, seasonal events and more, all of which you'll soon discover with our guide to the best student clubs in Manchester.

Last updated on 16th September 2021


73 user reviews 4

From the bright blue rooftop to the downstairs Pink Room, YES is bringing you hip-hop nights, live DJs and local artists to the heart of Manchester. Head to Charles Street for student-friendly events at one of the most Instagrammable venues in the city.

Via Manchester

133 user reviews 5

Found right in the heart of the Gay Village, Via Manchester is a must for students who are looking to get to know Canal Street a little better. One of the cheapest places to drink in town, this quirky cocktail den offers tasty tipples and live DJs for a wallet-friendly price.

FAC251 - The Factory

3 user reviews 3

Arriving early to FAC251 is a must for cheap entry, so it's not surprising that students head here in their droves. Once inside, you'll find a wide range of budget-friendly drinks, a buzzing atmosphere and regular roster of live DJs.


4 user reviews 5

There's heaps of reasons why 42's is one of the most popular student clubs in Manchester. Dark, affordable and exciting, this place is the stuff of uni dreams. And with a cool alternative soundtrack to dance to all night long, there's no way you'd want to leave this place.

The Venue

3 user reviews 5

The Venue offers a place of refuge for those tired of classic clubs and are in need of a little indie music nourishment. With an eclectic blend of sounds blasting from its speakers and freshly poured pints at a decent price, this place is a guaranteed great night out.

The Ritz

1 user review 5

From live music events to Ultimate Power, The Ritz is the perfect place for a student night in Manchester. A staple of the city's nightlife scene, you can't miss this buzzing venue; complete with a dance floor, first-floor balcony and loads of space to let loose.