Things To Do For Couples In Manchester

So you've only gone and done it. You've found someone who actually wants to spend time with you. All your friends think you're couple goals, but hours spent simply staring into one another's eyes doesn't always cut it. So, the question is, how do you up your date night game? Lucky for you, we've rounded up some of the best things for couples to do in Manchester; from romantic restaurants to brewery tours and cocktail-heavy afternoon teas.

Last updated on 22nd September 2023

Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Four

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Manchester on Various dates from Sunday 24th September 2023

One of the most fun things to do in Manchester at night for couples, Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Four is an unmissable immersive experience. It'll have you both donning orange jumpsuits, smuggling liquor past the warden and sipping bespoke blends, all while behind bars. 

TeamSport Go Karting Manchester

Put any driving debates to rest and hit the track at TeamSport, where you'll burn some rubber while battling it out to win eternal bragging rights. One of the best things to do during the day for couples in Manchester, this thrilling go karting experience promises you and your other half over 550 metres of multi-level track to race on.

Our Place | Locally-Sourced Supper Clubs

Our Place Supper Club at Open Kitchen Cafe & Bar is a great way to enjoy a quirky dinner alongside your significant other. This event delves out local, seasonal, and sustainable food, with a little music or art thrown in for good measure.

Still Room Sessions: The Journey of Juniper

@ Project Halcyon Distillery on Sun, 8th Oct 2023 @ 14:30 - 16:00

For something fun with your sweetheart, Project Halcyon Distillery are hosting The Journey of Juniper. The whole affair includes an arrival drink followed by a 90-minute interactive talk delivered by an award-winning bartender. Plus, you'll get to sample some spirits and sip on two cocktails.

Paint a Pic Manchester

Make your way to various bars across Manchester for Paint A Pic, where you and your boo will both take to the canvas with an expert on hand to guide you. Not only that, but you can go and grab drinks at any time.


If you're a pair of foodies in need of something to do together, then this fun masterclass at YO! is just the ticket. You'll be treated to gyozas on arrival, before learning how to whip up four different sushi pieces.

What's on at GRUB

From cocktail classes and cookery events to musical bingo and streaming live sport, GRUB has all your drinking, dining or event needs sorted. Shimmy on over to the Red Bank venue to treat your boo to something a little different next time you go on a date. 


Paintvine hold a range of pottery decorating and painting events at Manchester watering holes, promising an art class where you can have a drink to-hand at all times. Venture over to create masterpieces alongside your boo with these fun activities.

Cherry Jam

Dig into delicate finger sandwiches, sweet treats and indulgent desserts at Cherry Jam's Saturday afternoon tea or bingo brunches. Better yet, these are bottomless affairs, so you'll enjoy unlimited draught beers and cocktails too. 

DNA VR Manchester

Mix up your date night by taking your other half to DNA VR Manchester. Together, you can embark on all kinds of cool games and challenges using their VR technology, doing everything from earth discovery and boat racing to dancing and zombie battles.