Unique Clubs in Manchester
Manchester has always been able to bring a diverse and innovative clubbing landscape for its music loving creatures of the night. Since the 1980s Manchester has rewritten time and time again the clubbing 101 that we all thought we'd finally understood. Manchester is a city with a unique and individual musical culture that is revered and adored by it's inhabitants, with this in mind it's time that we take a look at dance floors that this great city of ours curates for its insatiable crowds of music lovers.
Tucked away on the end of Deansgate Locks is Lock 91, a converted lock keeper's cottage that boasts a multitude of rooms that offers a little something for everyone. If you're in the clubbing contingency then the club room, which opens from 10pm on a weekend, is the one for you. Exposed brick work and a distinct air of the 1920s provides a unique backdrop to throw some shapes and party long into the undesirable hours of the morning.
A full yearly calender of underground parties set in a rough yet charming converted Victorian house hidden behind the diet vegas flashing lights of Rusholmes curry mile. If 'unique' is what you're looking for then Antwerp Mansion should be a fundamental part of your clubbing calender. Kitted out with a space for live bands, DJs, a well stocked bar, large beer garden and graffiti wall, all inside a converted victorian mansion. Normal's boring and Antwerp Mansion is as different as they come.
2022NQ provides its crowds with a brilliantly eclectic and bespoke clubbing space that can be used and developed to suite whatever the weekends vibe throws at it. Its uniqueness comes from its adaptability as a venue, and its credentials as a club space are certified by the likes of Greg Wilson, Crazy P and Horse Meat Disco who have all delivered an abundance of DJ quality to the loyal Northern Quarter crowd. Pop in to 2022NQ on a weekend and you'll see exactly what we mean.
Deep into the cobbled streets of the Norther Quarter behind Stephenson Square is the indie hipsters' bread and butter. Kraak Gallery is hidden up a subtle stair case down a back alley in the Northern Quarter. It's a naked and barren party space filled by like minded people and frequented by Manchester's coolest underground and alternative club nights. For a totally unique and intriguingly brilliant clubbing experience keep your eyes peeled for Kraak Gallery.
The natural heir to the Hacienda throne, the now world famous Warehouse Project is the beating heart of the city's club life. Starting life in the Boddingtons brewery as an uncomplicated, stripped back format that showcased the spirit of clubbing in its rawest and simplest form. Now with an insatiable appetite for providing parties to the people of Manchester The Warehouse Project has managed to keep the feeling of wreckless abandon that made it so attractive in the first place, but now is coupled with faultless production and planning making it a clubbing experience like no other in Manchester.
South Manchester is a top underground club that is home to some of the city's top club nights, such as Mute! and Limbo. Underground clubs are not a rarity for the people of Manchester, in fact they're a staple part of most peoples' clubbing diet. The question must be asked then as to what exactly makes South a Unique Manchester club? The answer lies out the back of the club, throughout the spring and summer months South opens up its 150 person capacity courtyard to Manchester clubbing heavyweights Zutekh and Tpot on a sunday for a series of intimate parties that are incomparable to anything else in the city. An absolute must for anyone that appreciates top house and techno, played by world class DJs to you and a lucky few. Check out the South Courtyard parties this summer.
Soup Kitchen is a delightful little eatery nestled in the centre of the Northern Quarter. Serving a selection of club nights to the public in their stripped back and home made basement. Yes that's right, hidden underneath the kitchen is a club space that is often frequented by the likes of Joy Orbison, who has popped in a few times over the last few years to throw a little club night called meandyou. A brilliantly hidden, brilliantly presented club space, with undeniable musical talent that is delivered by both local and international DJs.
The real stand out difference and originality of Islington Mill is in the club nights and parties that call it their home. Regulars such as Bohemian Grove are representing the underground cult followings that this city's clubbing was built on. That coupled with guest appearances from the likes of A Love From Outer Space, and bookings from the darkest and most satisfying corners of dance music, Islington Mill based in the no-man's land between Salford and Manchester offers something that nowhere else does.