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.
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-adorned rooftop terraces to slinky cocktail haunts, sky-high dining to stylish tapas restaurants, these fabulous ideas for a summer date night in Manchester are sure to sweep your pairing off their feet.
Lock 91 has a cool edge to it, assisted by it's 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.
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.
Graze on Italian delicacies and sip red wine at Veeno, who boast some of the best bottles in the business. Offering an authentic taste of spuntini alongside a regular roster of wine tasting experiences from professionals, it could be a quirky date night activity.
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, this place is sure to impress.
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 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.
Back by popular demand, The Lawn Club has returned to Hardman Square to provide a nourishing green space for city slickers this summer. Expect a weekly-rotating menu of street food alongside refreshing drinks and love music sessions, a dreamy date location for sure.
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, and unique cocktail creations once the evening rolls around, perfect for chilled-out summer dates.
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.
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.
Browse Manchester's newest home of street food delight, Hatch. Located under the Mancunian Way on Oxford Street, the pop-up concept features mouthwatering eats from Holy Crab, Firebird Hop and craft brews from Öl, alongside regular music and DJ sessions.
El Gato Negro serves a critically-acclaimed menu of tantalising tapas and indulgent Iberian wines in the heart of the city. It also happen to offer the city's lovebirds the chance to stargaze on clearer summer nights with its stunning rooftop bar and retractable roof.