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.
It goes without saying that Three Little Words is among Manchester's best bars for date night. Not only are these arches home to a restaurant and bar, but also the gin school where you can distill your very own bottle before gazing into each other's eyes over impressive plates and boozy drinks.
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 an international selection of small plates or opt for something a little bigger if you're not in the mood to share.
Cloud 23 boasts panoramic views of the Manchester skyline, perfect for watching the sun set with a cocktail to hand. Promising a slick setting for any date night, the bar's ample drink menu is matched with its delicious tapas-style dishes to enjoy while admiring the city.
Perfect for sitting back and enjoying a bottle of bubbly, The Refinery's summer terrace becomes an essential drinking destination in warmer months. To top it off, the gastro menu of fresh, seasonal eats offers a diverse range of choices for you and your partner.
Lock 91 has a cool edge to it, assisted by its quirky beer garden decorated with wooden features and old beer barrels. Swing by on a low-key date night, garb a couple of pints and chat until the sun goes down, then step inside and catch some live music.
Looking to add an extra touch of pizzazz to your date night? Venture to Manchester's highest restaurant and gaze over the city while dining on brasserie classics. With its floor-to-ceiling windows, indoor trees and rooftop terrace with fire pits, 20 Stories is sure to impress.
An iconic celebrity haunt toting an all-day menu of modern British cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails, The Ivy is three-floors of stylish eating and drinking. If the sun is shining, head up to the top floor roof terrace and recline in the plush seating while surrounded by lush foliage.
This bright and beautiful restaurant in Deansgate boasts a glass fronted cocktail bar, floor-to-ceiling windows and a gorgeous terrace. Take your date to have a couple of drinks after a busy day of working, it's sure to help them unwind.
This place is so much more than just your average cutesy cafe. Into The Woods is a hub for rainbow lattes, fresh juices and delectable brunches by day, then unique cocktail creations once the evening rolls around - perfect for chilled-out summer dates.
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 with its stunning rooftop bar and retractable roof.
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.