Whether you kick things off with some of the city's best drag events or a bottomless brunch, you're still bound to be dancing until dawn at On Bar, which is a stalwart in Gay Village. Sashay your way to this Canal Street spot to find out more.
Quirky Clubs In Manchester
Is there only so many times you can listen to the same chart hits across a standard-looking nightclub? Thought so. Whether you choose a dark hollow built for alternative music or a tropical tiki paradise that'll make you instantly forget the cold, cold North, you're about to find out why this city is a clubbing mecca. Take a look at our list of quirky Manchester clubs and get stuck into a really different night out.
Last updated on 15th September 2023
Bring a bit of Latin spice to your clubbing experience with Revolucion De Cuba, where drinks are rum-heavy and the music is loud. There's two floors of tunes to get your hips moving, alongside dancers ready to shake their tail (and head) feathers.
Delving out slow 'n' low cooked meats and other New Orleans-inspired grub in the day, before letting you loose on the dancefloor to DJs or live jazz performers once the sun goes down, Blues Kitchen is a night out like no other. Plus, there's some heady cocktails to accompany and special Friday nights dedicated to hip hop, RnB and afrobeats.
Albert's Schloss is what happens when you combine a bier hall and a cabaret parlour to create one of the most quirky nightclubs in Manchester. This den of debauchery is host to entertainment from Oompah bands to burlesque dancers, many of whom will dance on the tables. Then, the lights turn low and the music up, so you can boogie 'til the early hours.
If your idea of a quirky Manchester club is a tropical tiki haven filled with banging tunes and fruity cocktails, then you're looking for Lola Lo. Come here for big parties with an exotic edge, all while DJs and live entertainment make you feel like you're really in the South Pacific.
Mosey over to this Tib Street jazz club for live acts. When music with a lively atmosphere and party vibe is what you're after, Matt and Phred's is the place to be, thanks to everything from burlesque performances to blues jams and salsa bands.
Alternative clubs in Manchester don't get more fun than Night People. Not only do they attract a unique crowd, but they host live bands three times a week, as well as a series of (mostly retro) club nights. The drinks are cheap and the atmosphere is friendly but fun.
The venue for the punk rockers, metal heads and goths of the city, this unique pick of the best quirky clubs in Manchester offers cheap drinks, two bars, and even a statue dedicated to the devil – so you pretty much know if this is the crowd for you. Heavy music and a party crowd are the orders of the night at Satans Hollow.