Best Events in Manchester

Looking for the best events in Manchester? From club nights to festivals and wine tasting to gigs, we've handpicked the best Manchester events for you to enjoy. Check out our guide to Manchester's top events and parties and buy your tickets in advance through DesignMyNight. 

Last updated on 12th January 2018

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For one of the best nights out in Manchester, this stunning club night at the Milton Club will leave you wanting so much more. With amazing immersive effects, great tunes and confetti canons, Flash is one of the funnest events in Manchester.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different
Hip Hop/RnB
Deansgate
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Join this unique opportunity to learn about the history of Manchester gin and taste them along the way, this Be At One masterclass will deliver you that plus a Be At One goodie bag – and a G&T competition!

18:00 - 19:30
Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
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Go retro every Thursday night in Manchester with the beloved Tusk in tow. Not only will Gareth Brooks be on the decks spinning a selection of fun and dated hits, retro drinks are coming in at just £3 a pop with Red Stripe, Pina Coladas and more.

17:00 - 22:00
Themed Nights, Fun Time Partying, Clubbing
Hip Hop/RnB
Northern Quarter
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Some of the best craft beer in Manchester may have passed your lips before, but not quite like this. Join The Manchester Brewery Tours as you not only tuck into plenty of tasters, you get to walk your way around some of the best breweries in the north. 

13:00 - 16:00
Walks & Tours, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Daytime
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One of the best club nights in Manchester just so happens to be the saddest. Come to Feeling Gloomy for the finest in melancholic melodies, from David Bowie to the Cure to Joy Division.

23:00 - 04:00
Clubbing, Fun Time Partying
Rock n Roll
Spinningfields
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If you’re looking for the best thing to do in Manchester for Burns Night, there’s only one real option: whisky tasting! Come to the Bridge Tavern as you taste your way through several drams and learn about the complexity and character of each.

19:00 - 21:00
Food & Drink
Deansgate
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Prepare for the ultimate Peep Show Quiz, as Band on the Wall not only present fun questions on the show with cool prizes from season tickets to show-themed treats, it’s presented by Big Mad Andy.

18:00 - 23:00
Quiz Night
Northern Quarter
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Thursday nights are the nights for stand up comedy fans as the Comedy Store welcomes three top comedians, alongside someone new from their open spot.

20:00 - 22:00
Comedy, Student Night, Food & Drink, Date Night
Background Music
Deansgate Locks
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Not just one of the coolest clubs in Manchester, The Milton Club also hosts some of the coolest events, as Flash is a thrill ride of an evening filled with surprise shows and crowd moments, guest DJs, special effects and more. There’s also a sale on tickets this January.

22:00 - 04:00
Clubbing
Hip Hop/RnB
Deansgate
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When it comes to some of the very best events in Manchester, there's some that just cant contend with food. Head on down to Rosylee every Sunday in the city as their roast roster provides guests with some of the finest gastro bites in town. 

12:00 - 22:00
Daytime, Food & Drink, Supper Clubs
Background Music
Northern Quarter
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Think you have the balls to win Crazy Pedro’s Beer Pong Tourney? There’s prizes, free entry, cheap booze and the atmosphere of one of Manchester’s best bars.

21:00 - 01:00
Fun Time Partying, Stag Do, Student Night
Background Music
Deansgate
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Join over 20 different wine producers who will be pouring over 100 different wines for this ideal event for wine lovers. With award-winning bottles and fun pours, you’re guaranteed to find something you love.

17:30 - 20:30
Food & Drink, Festival, Something A Little Different
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Ultimate Power is taking over Manchester Ritz and giving you one hell of a night with their huge power ballads. Get ready for some serious air guitar action as the hugest hits are played all night; from classics such as Bon Jovi and Prince through to modern singalong hits, this is one fun night.

22:30 - 03:00
Clubbing, Fun Time Partying
80's Music
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The Great Game Treasure Hunt is one of the best ways to discover Manchester. Follow a map around the city and reach the final 'treasure' (the 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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Join the Frog and Bucket Comedy club for four amazing comedians from the national and international circuit, alongside a fabulous compere and a bar that’s open till late.

20:00 - 00:00
Comedy, Student Night, Theatre/Arts
Northern Quarter
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Catch 20 of the city's finest drinking establishments teaming up with world-leading drinks brands at what will be one of the best events in Manchester this autumn. Discover new drinks, venues and experiences at this stunning event.

18:00 - 23:00
Date Night, Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
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Not only do The Fitzgerald find it hard not being one of the best speakeasy themed bars in the city, they find it hard not to host some of the best nights out in Manchester. Join them every Thursday night as they work with Analogue Sound UK to bring you a stunning roster of live acts

19:00 - 22:00
Live Music
Live Music
Northern Quarter
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1 events @ Frog & Bucket Comedy Club with 46 upcoming dates from 18 Jan 2018 until 29 Nov 2018

Hosting some top rated comedians from both the national and international circuits, the Frog and Bucket Comedy Club bring a fresh spread of stand up to Manchester's comedy scene. If you're looking for something a bit different to spice up your Thursday or Friday night antics, these guys have the perfect set up or laughs and booze for you. 

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