Best Events in January

Aah January. With its post Christmas blues (and waistlines), depleted back balances and general nothingness, it's never going to be a contender for your favourite month. But this is Manchester, and as the late great man himself said - we do things differently here. In our city that never sleeps, you'll always find plenty of ways to have fun. So don't let January get you down. Check out our guide to the best events in Manchester this January, and start the year as you mean to go on. Drunk. 

Last updated on 21st December 2017

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The Great Game Treasure Hunt is one of the best ways to discover Manchester. Find your way around the map until you reach your final destination - a Manchester pub where you'll receive 20% off food and drink. 

10:00 - 22:00
Daytime, Walks & Tours, Quiz Night, Something A Little Different
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There's no better time to try something new than in January, so why not join PopUp Painting at Common this month as you indulge all your creative whims on a night of art, paints and drinks. 

19:30 - 22:00
Dating, Fun Time Partying, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
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Rosylee is a restaurant name that has a penchant for roast dinners and British dishes, but where do they stand on the brunch front? Join them every Saturday and Sunday of January as you uncover bottomless drinks and some of the best breakfast bites in the bizz.

10:00 - 14:00
Food & Drink
Northern Quarter
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Looking to lighten the January load this month in Manchester with a dose of comedy? Then why not head on down to The Comedy Store everything Thursday night for some of the most affordable stand-up shows in the business.

20:00 - 22:00
Comedy, Student Night, Food & Drink, Date Night
Background Music
Deansgate Locks
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If you’ve got a talent, The Bierkeller would like to see it as they open their stage to all the musicians, poets and comedians out there. There’s prizes and drinks discounts for all.

20:00 - 04:00
Live Music, Theatre/Arts, Student Night
Live Music
The Printworks
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Leave your smiles at the door this January in Manchester as Feeling Gloomy comes to Night People. The saddest club night in town, expect melancholic melodies like David Bowie, The Cure and more.

23:00 - 04:00
Clubbing, Fun Time Partying
Rock n Roll
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This January make sure you see Frog and Bucket Comedy Club as they welcome four comedians from the national and international circuit to the stage, alongside a fabulous compere. After the show the bar is open till late!

20:00 - 00:00
Comedy, Student Night, Theatre/Arts
Northern Quarter
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Known for boasting some of the craziest pizzas in Manchester, Crazy Pedro's are kicking things up every Wednesday night in January with their Beer Pong Tourney. Head on down for games and slices aplenty. 

21:00 - 01:00
Fun Time Partying, Stag Do, Student Night
Background Music
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Get ready to say goodbye to all those New Year's resolutions because Ultimate Power is back in town. There will be another night of huge power ballads for you to get loud with; there's glitter canons and endless fun - get set for the best January yet!

22:30 - 03:00
Clubbing, Fun Time Partying
80's Music
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