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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 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.
One of the most fun things to do in Manchester at night, Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Four is an unmissable immersive experience. It'll have you both donning orange jumpsuits, smuggling in liquor past the warden and sipping bespoke blends, all while behind bars.
Topping our list of fun things to do in Manchester for adults is this unique bar. Think darts, but supercharged, as Flight Club gives a whole new meaning to the game with its high-tech offering. Plus, there's also thirst-quenching cocktails, sharing plates and more.
If you want your date night in Manchester to be nothing short of lavish, Peter Street Kitchen is the swanky destination for you. Serving up a range of Japanese fine dining and Mexican dishes, all washed down with fancy wine and sake cocktails, this Spinningfields spot is sure to impress.
The ultimate one-stop-shop for a dreamy date night, Three Little Words is part of the Spirit of Manchester Distillery. Head here for a boozy lesson on the distillery process, before feasting on an array of healthy small plates, moreish mains or a tasty brunch. Washed down with a fair few gins, naturally.
For your next date, consider this top pick of outdoor activities in Manchester, where you'll go on a treasure hunt across the city. Solve clues, crack codes and decipher puzzles to find your prize, which is 20% off food and drink at a local pub.
If you're on the hunt for fun things to do in Manchester city centre, check out this bar on a boat. During your three-hour themed cruise with Cocktails Ahoy, you and your beau will be treated to a staggering seven tipples, plus plenty of tunes from the DJ.
Mixing stunning food with industrial decor, the James Martin Restaurant is a must-visit if you're looking to treat yourselves a little. Enjoy delicious dishes and great wines at this lovely Deansgate eatery, perfect for fancy date nights and anniversary celebrations.
The city's home of Argentinian steaks, Latin flavours and top-notch wine, Gaucho is nestled in a converted church in Deansgate. From the building's original organ to sleek monochrome tones and a touch of cow print, this romantic restaurant is a gorgeous place to grab a bite.
Looking for unique things to do in Manchester? IndieFlicks is returning to the city. For just £8 per ticket, you'll be treated to a wonderfully varied selection of short films. Vote for your favourite on the night, grab some food and sip drinks from the bar too.
Put any driving debates to rest and hit the track at TeamSport, where you'll burn some rubber and battle it out to win eternal bragging rights. One of the best things to do during the day in Manchester, this thrilling go karting experience promises you and your other half a date to remember, with over 550 metres of multilevel tracks to race on.
This all-singing, all-dancing drag brunch is sure to entertain you and your beau. You'll enjoy a visual feast of lip syncing, struts and sass throughout your Sunday afternoon, with glasses of bubbles and a tasty plate of grub to accompany.
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.
Grand Pacific is, as the name suggests, pretty damn impressive. This opulent Spring Gardens spot is serving up an array of pan-Asian delights, including buri bop Korean hot plate, tempura szechuan sea bass and roast salmon with thai red-curried sprouting broccoli.
Dig into delicate finger sandwiches, sweet treats and indulgent desserts at Cherry Jam's Saturday afternoon tea, or try sharing platters on Sundays. Better yet, these are bottomless affairs, so you'll enjoy unlimited draught beers and cocktails too.
Underground dining destination Australasia and pretty pink sister bar, Sunset, are serving up swanky dinner and drinks all in one. From the Asian and Australian-inspired eats to interiors perfect for a pic on the 'Gram, these guys have dates covered.
If you're stuck for date ideas, take your sweetie to The Queen of the Ocean at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. You'll get to chow down on four stellar courses while watching a cracking show based on the final 24 hours on the Titanic.
One for the lovers of hoppy nectar among us, Manchester Beer Tasting Tour does exactly what it says on the tin. A knowledgeable guide will take you around the best brewery taprooms in the city, sampling plenty of craft beer along the way.
If you and your partner love beer and are itching to uncover how it's made, then this Microbrewery Experience is the best of indoor activities in Manchester for adults. Think behind the scenes tours of each brewhouse, plus plenty of tastings and taproom visits along the way.
Hidden away in Manchester's Northern Quarter, NQ64 is the neon-lit haven for gaming buffs. Grab your chips at the bar, plus a retro cocktail for good measure, and you're in for a night of Guitar Hero, dance machines, old Nintendo favourites and more.
With stunning interiors and exciting cocktails, Cottonopolis is one of the date night bars to try out. Whether you're turning up for a couple of drinks or sampling some dishes from their eclectic menu, it always makes for a fun but intimate setting.
Boasting a menu of moules frites, cheeseboards and beetroot salads, Côte Manchester is a great shout if you're looking to romance your other half in an elegant fashion. Pair your meals with a wide range of wines and Champagne, or grab a little something for dessert.
Wolf At The Door may tout an award-winning drinks list and mouthwatering food offering, but this laidback restaurant is a welcome retreat from the stuffier picks in the city. Think small plates, classic desserts and intriguing wines to wash it all down.
A slinky spot in an unassuming part of the city, The Dakota Grill is a restaurant offering up one of the most romantic things to do in Manchester. With sleek interiors, a menu of classic cocktails perfectly matched with impressive dishes and even a Champagne Room, this is one for your hit list.
A swish dining destination thanks to its British brasserie, pan-Asian restaurant and rooftop bar, The Ivy Spinningfields is a truly beautiful place be to with your boo. One of the best luxury things to do in Manchester, it's sure to hit the spot when you're looking for romance.