Quirky Date Ideas in Manchester

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

Last updated on 4th August 2017

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Dog Bowl

5 user reviews

Keep things fun and casual on a quirky Manchester date with Dog Bowl. Not only can you knock back craft beers and ample American bites, their state of the art bowling alleys are sure to keep you busy well on into the night.

Happily Affordable ££
Oxford Road
1 events @ Frog & Bucket Comedy Club with 48 upcoming dates from 23 Nov 2017 until 29 Nov 2018

There's nothing like a good laugh to bring people together, and this quirky Manchester date night is full to the brim with them. Join Frog and Bucket Comedy Club as they're giving you a serious selection of stand-up names that will have you and your date chuckling on into the night. 

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Cane and Grain

3 user reviews

Hailed as one of the most quirky bars in Manchester, it's no wonder that Cane and Grain are coming up trumps in the unusual date department. From speakeasy cocktail bar and tiki hideout to an American inspired eatery, there's a little something for everyone here. 

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Sure, pizza makes for a great date night, we're not silly, but there's no pizza joint in Manchester quite like Crazy Pedro's. Join them for whacky interiors, a bunch of pizzas with unique toppings and all the unique cocktails that they can muster. 

Happily Affordable ££


46 user reviews

It may be one of the newest spots in Manchester, but everyone seems to be talking about Impossible. 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.

Central Manchester

17 Below

1 user reviews

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.

Happily Affordable

The Washhouse

4 user reviews

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. 

Happily Affordable
The Printworks

Burgers and hot dogs are on the cards at this quirky date night in Manchester. Themed on a classic American dining and churning out hunking plates of stateside inspired food, head on down for the themed interiors but stick around for the milkshake and fries.

Happily Affordable
Northern Quarter

The Liars Club

13 user reviews

Not many people could afford to take a loved one on holidays these days, but that doesn't mean you have to scrimp on the warmer climates. Join Liars Club for a unique date night in Manchester as their tiki interiors and South Pacific charm should warm up temperatures between you both. 

Happily Affordable ££

We're big fans of the humble pub quiz, and we're pretty sure it makes for the perfect date night in Manchester. Put both of your noggins to the test with the quiz night at Oddest Bar as you not only enjoy the cutesy interiors, there's themed rounds and prizes to be had. 

Fun Time Partying, Quiz Night

One of the more sexy picks for a Manchester date night, Behind Closed Doors is one of the most elusive venues in the city. Lusty and brimming with hints of skin, head on down for elusive and suggest cocktails in a romantic and amorous location. 

Happily Affordable
Northern Quarter

Some people find dinner a stuffy date night experience, but not at Rabbit in the Moon. While on the more expensive end of the scale, a trip to this luxury endeavour not only promises stunning flavours, these gastro gods are churning out some of the most unusual plates in the business.

Splash the Cash
Central Manchester

Looking for a date night in Manchester with a twist? Then how about dinner in the garden, Mr Coopers garden to be exact. While a sit down dining affair, you can enjoy humble dishes with charmed, sourced ingredients amongst a quirky smattering of trees and plants. 

Splash the Cash £££
Oxford Road

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