Summer Date Night In Manchester

Summer lovin' is in the air... and as temperatures heat up just as quickly as relationships in the Love Island villa, a stunning seasonal date night is just the refreshment you're in need of. From floral rooftop terraces to slinky cocktail haunts and sky-high dining to stylish tapas restaurants, these fabulous ideas for a summer date night in Manchester are sure to sweep your other half off their feet.

Last updated on 29th July 2021

Tee off with cocktails and mini golf at Treetop for one quirky outing as a couple. Bringing unadulterated, old-school fun to the city centre, this tropical haven is a great choice if you're after a fun summer date night that'll have you competing for points before ending with pizza.


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This pretty in pink date destination offers unique cocktail creations, frozen slushies and a beautiful blossoming backdrop for summertime antics. You'll also be able to dine on Asian-inspired small plates or opt for something a little bigger if you're not in the mood to share.

  Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Four

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The Uk's top prison-themed immersive bar experience has landed in Manchester. Switch up your usual summer date night with a trip to Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Four, as you smuggle liquor behind bars before master mixologists create bespoke blends for you both to enjoy. 

The Lawn Club

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Looking for something a little bit different for your next Manchester date night? Hire out one of the cosy private dining pods or greenhouses at The Lawn Club. And of those aren't available, you can still enjoy tasty cocktails and delicious bites from the comfy beanbag chairs.

Offering a whole experience with their dining, Menagerie is a botanical paradise for summer date nights in Manchester. The Insta-haven is more than just a pretty face, offering seasonal small plates and pasta dishes alongside creative cocktails. 

El Gato Negro serves a critically-acclaimed menu of tantalising tapas and indulgent Iberian wines in the heart of the city. It also happens to offer the city's lovebirds the chance to stargaze on clearer summer nights from its stunning rooftop bar with a retractable roof. 

The Ape & Apple

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After somewhere cool and casual for your summer date night in Manchester? The Ape & Apple's terrace is a quirky alfresco spot for sipping on cider, beer and wine while chomping on classic pub grub. There's even regular stand-up comedy showcases to keep you entertained. 


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If the weather isn't in your favour, you can experience a little bit of nature indoors with Kai. Expect a menu of fresh mezze to share, with handpicked wine and an exceptional selection of expertly-crafted Turkish cocktails to enjoy under the floral installation. 


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Browse Manchester's home of street food and alfresco sips on your next summer date night. Located under the Mancunian Way on Oxford Street, Hatch features mouthwatering eats from local vendors and craft beer from top breweries, alongside regular live music sessions.

Head on over to a mecca of quirky date night activities this summer in Manchester. Junkyard Golf Club allows couples to take on an array of quirky themed courses, totting up your totals while sipping on boozy slushy cocktails.