Fun Birthday Ideas in Manchester

Off-kilter party antics for the birthday boozer? Looks like you're in luck. Boasting some of the most diverse party antics in the UK, this city is one heck of a plot for off the wall events; be you bustling down the bowling alley, conjuring up a cocktail storm or harking around the ping pong table, pint in hand. Check out our recommendations for some of the very best birthday ideas Manchester has to offer right here.

Last updated on 29th July 2021

  Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Four

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@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Manchester on Various dates from Thursday 29th July 2021

One of the most fun birthday ideas 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.  

The Lawn Club

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Looking for somewhere to celebrate a summer birthday in Manchester? Look no further than The Lawn Club in Hardman Square. This gorgeous alfresco spot is home to cute dining pods for groups of up to six, as well as private greenhouses and a menu of tasty cocktails.

@ Manchester Cathedral on Thu, 26th Aug 2021 @ 20:00 - 21:45

This year, try something a little different for your celebrations with an immersive evening at ALICIA Rock Opera. What can you expect? Taking place in the incredible Manchester Cathedral, this play includes some of the genre's most iconic hits - think Paint It Black, Feeling Good, White Room.

El Capo

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If there's any birthday right of passage, it's shots. Always with the shots. And what with this Northern Quarter haunt boasting a selection of over 70 tequilas, we think you've a grand chance and working your way through them, in sensible moderation with a hearty meal of course. 

Dusk til Pawn

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One of the city's best hidden boozy gems, Dusk til Pawn is a drinking cavern of cool cocktails and sweet vibes. Bypass their pawn shop frontage in the Northern Quarter and head on inside to a speakeasy style boozer where slick interiors, inventive concoctions and fun vibes reign supreme.

Put your team-building skills to the test this birthday with an immersive experience at Exit The Room in the Northern Quarter. Suitable for groups of up to 6, you'll find yourself locked in a spine-tingling darkened room. The only way to escape? Use your logic and fast-thinking to crack a series of clues before the clock runs out.

The Gin Society

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Lovers of all things juniper? This one's for you. The Gin Society is back and this time, it's heading to Manchester Cathedral for a botanical-based pop-up. Think boozy tastings, classic street food, live music and more in the city centre.

The Brunch Club

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Celebrate the day with your best mates at one of The Brunch Club's fun events. These guys will be embracing a range of themes for each of their summer bashes, ranging from hip hop and 90s to Disney and emo, while providing you with bottomless booze and tasty food.

Do you love a bottomless brunch? Well book into something with Bougie Drag & Boy Toy Events on your birthday and you'll enjoy an afternoon of gag-worthy entertainment. You'll get to sit back with delicious refreshments and watch as they lip-sync, strut and host a plethora of games.