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 18th January 2023

Cocktails Ahoy

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On the hunt for fun things to do in Manchester city centre for couples? 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, alongside plenty of tunes from the DJ.

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.

What's on at GRUB

126 user reviews 4

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. 

  Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Four

471 user reviews 5

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Manchester on Various dates from Wednesday 8th February 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. 


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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

53 user reviews 5

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. 

Gaucho Manchester

51 user reviews 5

The city's home of Argentinian steaks, Latin flavours and top-notch wine, Gaucho is nestled in a converted church near 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.


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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.

Good Life Skates

25 user reviews 4

If rolling around the rink sounds like your idea of a great time, then Good Life Skates are here to offer up general admission sessions at the mezzanine level of Escape To Freight Island. Not only that, but there are events that include DJs to bop to as well.

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.

NQ64 is the neon-lit haven for gaming buffs after fun couples activities for adults in Manchester. Grab your chips at the bar, with a retro cocktail for good measure, and you're guaranteed a night of Guitar Hero, dance machines, old Nintendo favourites and more.