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.

Last updated on 8th July 2022

What's on at GRUB

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From cocktail classes and cookery events to musical bingo and streaming live sport, GRUB has all your drinking, dining and 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. 

  Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Four

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@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Manchester on Various dates from Friday 7th October 2022

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. 

Three Little Words

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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.

Cocktails Ahoy

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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.

Gaucho Manchester

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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.

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.


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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.

Cherry Jam

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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. 

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.