Fun Birthday Ideas In Manchester

Off-kilter party antics? Looks like you're in luck. Boasting some of the most diverse nights out around, this city is one heck of a hub for fun happenings, whether you're down the bowling alley, conjuring up a cocktail storm or harking around the ping pong table. Check out our guide to fun birthday ideas in Manchester.

Last edited by Kiera Chapman

Last updated on 30th April 2024

The Lawn Club

Cocktail Club and 3 other offers

In need of places to go for your birthday in the UK? Look no further than Hardman Square's The Lawn Club. This gorgeous alfresco bar is home to cute dining pods for groups of up to six, as well as private greenhouses and a music gameshow Famous First Words on the last Friday of every month. Whether you're lounging on deck chairs on the lawn or sipping spritzes on their sunny, foliage-adorned terrace, there's something for everyone here.

The Secret Bottomless Brunch

@ The Fitzgerald on Every 3rd Saturday of the month

Perhaps your birthday's not under wraps but you'd like to do something for it that is? Then The Secret Bottomless Brunch at The Fitzgerald is the event for you, where you must keep this sneaky party on the low to avoid 'raids by the police'. Enjoy two hours of raucus entertainment along with unlimited bubbly on the third Saturday of every month. On the menu? Juicy burgers and crunchy tacos loaded with your faves. 

The Brunch Club - Manchester

With food, three hours of DJs playing themed tunes, live performances and 60 minutes of bottomless drinks in store at The Brunch Club, it's got all the elements of a fun birthday. From drag to ABBA, country, Taylor Swift and Spice Girls, there are some great events awaiting at venues across the city.

Alcotraz Manchester: Cell Block Three-Four

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Manchester on Various dates from Tuesday 21st May 2024

One of the most fun things for a birthday in Manchester, Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Four is a quirky prison-themed experience that's not to be slept on. Don an orange jumpsuit, smuggle booze in and sip handcrafted cocktails as you become a prisoner for the night.  

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Whether spot of D&D, Pokemon cards, board games, classic consoles or a go on arcade machines sounds like your thing, check out 1UP come your big day. Not only that, but there's a Pac-Man beer garden for alfresco drinks and a UV room for beer pong too.

Cherry Jam

Whether you head for a themed brunch or their famous bottomless afternoon teas, Cherry Jam is offering lots of tasty food accompanied by free-flowing signature cocktails, fizz or beer. Plus, each session ends with some fun musical bingo.

Old School R&B Brunch

Celebrate growing another year wiser by taking the whole gang to Old School R&B Brunch. Taking place at Canvas on Oxford Road, this buzzing bonanza will feature a two-course feast and free-flowing punch, complete with DJs, dancing and fun games.

NQ64 Manchester Peter Street

Celebrate your birthday with a party to remember at NQ64, located on Peter Street or Manchester's Northern Quarter. Book a booth for you and your friends or perhaps hire it out if you're going a little bigger and enjoy a night of hilarious entertainment as you battle it out with cult classic arcade games like House Of The Dead. If you're not too busy rocking out with Guitar Hero, head to the bar for a themed cocktail like the Kong Island Iced Tea. 

What's on at GRUB

Still looking for the perfect birthday plan? GRUB has plenty of events to make this year a little more unique. Enjoy cocktail or food masterclasses, tasting sessions or a wholesome evening playing board games with your mates.

Electric Shuffle Manchester

Sparkling Social

If you're after birthday ideas for a group, then make your way to Electric Shuffle for their weekend brunches. This Spinningfields destination boasts several shuffleboard tables to get competitive on, and you'll spend the first hour of this session battling your friends here. Afterwards, you'll enjoy celebratory drinks in the bar, with a whole bottle of prosecco each and unlimited pizza sharing boards included in the price of your £30 ticket.

Taste + Liquor

From RnB to Ayia Napa-themed brunches, Taste + Liquor is bringing plenty of top-notch events to Manchester. There's an MC, complimentary rum punch, top dollar street food traders and DJs to boot.

Boy Toy Events Manchester

Do you love a bottomless brunch? Well, book into something from Bougie Drag & Boy Toy Events on your birthday and you'll enjoy an afternoon of hilarious entertainment. Sit back with delicious refreshments to watch as queens lip-sync and buff butlers serve you.


There's no better way to celebrate your birthday than with a banging bottomless brunch from Bougie Drag Events. Hosted by Northern drag icons Imani Versace and Barb with hot tunes from DJ Smiley Vyrus, these lively daytime parties feature lip syncing, dance-offs and 90 minutes of bottomless prosecco, beer or cocktails too.

DNA VR Manchester

If you're looking for unique things to do for your birthday, DNA VR Manchester offers a bucketload of fun activities for the whole gang. Head along to the city centre venue to try out their exciting array of experiences, which ranges from boat racing and dancing to zombie battles.