Quirky Date Ideas in Manchester

You've settled the texts and you've secured an evening, but the next step is another deal entirely. Done with pub visits and dinner? How about mixing it up a little when it comes to a romantic catch up? From bowling with cocktails down to a stint of SEGA gaming, Manchester was made for a quirky date night, and these are the reasons why...

Last updated on 12th May 2020


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One of the sexiest picks in Spinningfields, BLVD brings you all the vibes of a sleek cocktail lounge with a sprinkling of live entertainment. Indulge in cocktails, Asian bites and late-night antics with your significant other.


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Featuring a bar, theatre and restaurant all of which are stocked full of surprises and secrets, Impossible is a bar no-one can stop talking about. Offering guests an interesting drinks and dining space where the rules just don't seem to apply, this quirky date night promises everything from Champagne bubbles to unique cuisine.

The Washhouse

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Manchester is a city of secrets, but what about secret bars? Hidden behind a launderette, confuse your date by leading them to the tumble dryers, and straight past into a cocktail bar. Elusive and chocka with interesting mixes, it's sure to be a top talking point for you both. 

17 Below

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Whether you're gaming nerds or not, there's no denying that a date night at 17 Below is a heap load of fun. One of the best spots for arcade games in the city, grab a few drinks and head on down to this hidden gem for a night filled of tricks and button bashing.

Sure, your partner may be skeptical about its exterior. But you definitely won't be given the cold shoulder once inside – in fact, you'll literally be kids in a candy shop. Neon lights, exposed bricks, and stacks of shelves filled with retro sweets, slushies, cola, and cocktails galore await.