Why not celebrate your 25th at the Pen & Pencil, a New York-cool Northern Quarter restaurant and bar. The venue has a private room or head there in the early evening for international style nibbles. On weekends DJs take to the decks and there's a long cocktail menu to help you celebrate.
25th Birthday Party in Manchester
Ah, the stress of organising a 25th birthday party. First there's finding a date to suit everybody, then there's working out the best place, and finally you'll have to deal with those those mysterious folk who think it's helpful to click 'Maybe' on the Facebook invite. But we're here to lighten the load. We've been busy doing our homework, and have arrived at this list of the best places to celebrate your 25th birthday in Manchester.
Included as one of The Sunday Times' list of top 100 restaurants, this cool eatery found within the Manchester235 Casino fronts delicious British plates, industrial-chic styled interiors and a dedicated vegetarian menu. Ideal for a mid-twenties birthday party, this place can accommodate all types of group size.
For a 25st birthday to remember (or not, as the case should be), head over to Lock 91. This quirky former lock keeper's cottage has a range of rooms available for private hire - from the intimate pool room for 20 people to the VIP library for 40 and the lounge room for 90. If you're thinking even bigger than that, there's also the upstairs club room which holds 250. Or just grab your friends and head on down on any Friday or Saturday night to join the regular Lock 91 crowd for a fun night out.
Celebrating your 25th Birthday in Manchester hasn't been easier thanks to Revolution Parsonage Gardens. Not only do they have a wide range of vodka cocktails and shots that'll keep everybody happy, they're open late throughout the week with their resident DJs playing the best in hip hop, RnB dance, indie and party tunes.
For a step back in time to relive childhood memories, why not have a bowling party at Dog Bowl with a very adult twist. Add in sumptuous cocktails, delicious food and a rudely placed bowling ball dispenser and you'll have the perfect 25th with all your friends full of plenty of giggles.
For a more refined birthday (you're 25 now don't you know), sip those wines and guzzle those cocktails in gorgeous surrounds, while the River Irwell trickles by alongside the beer garden. And later, when you're a little less dignified and a little more incoherent, hit the dance floor and throw some shapes with your mates and any strangers you befriend along the way.
The feel-good energy at Revolucion De Cuba is infectious. Brimming with handsome people here for a good time, this Deansgate delight is a place to drink, dine, socialise and enjoy an exotic party vibe. Go hard on the dance floor in the downstairs Havana Club Room or add a sense of exclusivity to your celebrations by enjoying some of the world's finest rum in the table-service Havana Club Bar.
With over 14 games areas, a huge menu of seasonal sharing plates, delicious cocktail and an electric atmosphere, Flight Club is the perfect place to celebrate that milestone.
Hitting the spot with their cool blend of a bar plus a 600 capacity club, Gorilla is the perfect place for a 25th birthday. Stay in the main bar or check out the mezzanine area with its own Gin Parlour, offering a great range of gin cocktails and tonic mixes. After a few drinks; don't forget to head into the club for music from the finest DJs around and some great live bands.
Cane & Grain hosts delicious rib dinners alongside quirky cocktails in an industrial chic setting. The Ground Floor is your place for Baby Back Ribs and Deep South Burger plates, and its upstairs to the next level cocktail bar for a few cheeky tipples afterwards.
Offering an extensive menu of whisky cocktails to toast to your special day, The Whiskey Jar is a cool Northern Quarter haunt that's sure to impress with its pretty interiors and cool vibe. To top off your experience, they even host a number of DJ sets, live shows and acoustic performances.
Be classy and care-free this year and celebrate in style in this stylish bar in Manchester's thriving Piccadilly. Drink cocktails out of tea-pots or choose from a great selections of wines. Once you're done sipping, do your thang on the dance floor and don't forget - it's your birthday, so have no shame and make no apology when you break into the robot.
Make your 25th birthday a bloody funny one and book a seat at The Comedy Store in Deansgate Locks. Showcasing some of the most talented and inspirational entertainers, this 500-seat venue is the perfect place to laugh your socks off. Here, all the greatest comedians including names like Paul Chowdhry and John Bishop, have taken to the floor and you can see them live in action for your next birthday out.
For a 25th birthday full of burritos, burgers and Lageritas; head over to Luck, Lust, Liquor and Burn for the tasty food sampled from across Mexico. With freshly smashed guacamole at your table and lethal cocktails - it's the perfect place for a relaxed birthday. Tables can't be booked however so make sure you head down early!
For a cosy cocktail bar which packs a serious punch after hours; head over to Noho for a 25th birthday to remember. A young creative Northern Quarter crowd frequent Noho, creating a welcoming and strong vibe. A fun-time party bar, Noho is not to be missed and booking is recommended during the weekends as this place fills up fast.