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, stunning seasonal romance is just the refreshment you're in need of. From floral rooftop terraces to slinky cocktail haunts, sky-high dining and stylish tapas restaurants, these fabulous ideas for a summer date night in Manchester are sure to sweep your other half off their feet.


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A top pick out of all the date ideas in Manchester for summer 2022, YO!'s Sushi School has a masterclass to remember for all you foodies. Not only will you be treated to gyozas on arrival and the chance to perfect your knife skills, but you'll also be whipping up four delicious items.

  Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Four

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@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Manchester on Various dates from Saturday 4th February 2023

The UK's top prison-themed immersive bar experience has made Manchester its home. Switch up your usual summer date night with a trip to Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Four, as you smuggle liquor to the master mixologists, who will create bespoke blends for you to enjoy while the action unfolds. 

What's on at GRUB

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With plenty off first date ideas in Manchester across the summer months, GRUB is one for keeping it chilled out while retaining all the fun. Think burlesque shows, street food in the sun for bottomless brunch, vegan sushi workshops and zero-waste cocktail masterclasses.

When in need of sober date ideas in Manchester this summer, The Great Game Treasure Hunts have your back. This fun activity sees you solving clues and cracking puzzles while exploring the city, all to win 20% off your food bill at a local pub.

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 lovebirds the chance to stargaze on clearer summer nights from its stunning rooftop bar, which boasts a retractable roof. 

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

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 courtesy of top breweries, alongside regular live music sessions.