Cool and Quirky Events in Manchester

Manchester is a fun-filled hub of activity all year round, with plenty of cool and quirky events and fun things to do every week of the year. If you're looking for cool things to do in Manchester then look no further - we've compiled a guide to the very best for anyone looking for something a little different from their night out or weekend. Whether you fancy getting boisterous at a boat party, flirty with flappers, or broody with burlesque babes, Manchester's got just the thing.

Last updated on 15th February 2018

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As one of the most unique bars in the city, it's no wonder there's something unique to do in Manchester with The Fitzgerald around. Join them on their Open Mic Night not only for the swelling sounds of some fine, independent talent, but for a roster of speakeasy cocktails and vintage vibes.

19:00 - 22:00
Live Music
Northern Quarter
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15 of the city’s best bars and restaurants are sending their most talented mixologists to Victoria Warehouse to determine who has the Best Margarita in Manchester. Taste through unlimited margaritas and vote for your favourite, all while live music keeps you bopping.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Activity, Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
Live Music
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Bringing Manchester a night of mad fun, Ultimate Power is all about singing your heart out and having the best night ever. Forget all things house, this night is about big names Bowie, Prince and Meat Loaf as DJs play hit after hit; air guitars at the ready.

22:30 - 03:00
Clubbing, Fun Time Partying
80's Music
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Crazy Pedro’s are known for their party atmosphere and quirky pizzas – and now their beer pong tourneys. Come for prizes, free entry and cheap booze.

21:00 - 01:00
Fun Time Partying, Stag Do, Student Night
Background Music
Deansgate
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Looking for something quirky to do every weekend in Manchester? It's Gorilla you can count on. Join them for their fun-filled disco brunch as you not only indulge in breakfast plates, there's bottomless drinks and plenty of party hits to go around. 

11:00 - 19:00
Daytime, Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different
80's Music
Oxford Road
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Hear the very best of the Rat Pack at this quirky Manchester event aboard the Princess Katherine. With drinks and canapes upon arrival, and evening of stunning songs, it's one of the best events in the city this March.

19:00 - 22:00
Boat Party, Live Music
Live Music
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Give your dining experience a new dimension as Cottonopolis put on Secret Supper, the amazing immersive dining experience. The night will be a delicious medley of eight course dinner, matched cocktails and live entertainment.

19:00 - 22:00
Food & Drink, Supper Clubs, Themed Nights
Northern Quarter
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Albert's Schloss

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When it comes to something different to do in Manchester, you need a venue where no two nights are ever the same. Join Albert's Schloss as they promise just that in a frenzy of fiery live music, cabaret acts, burlesque performances and more throughout the week.

Happily Affordable
Albert Square

Expect the unexpected as run around Manchester Central Library late at night to hear Frankenstein's grisly tale. Composed by an award-winning musician, the production combines sound, exploration and acting for an immersive evening unlike any other.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Pop-Up, Themed Nights
Retro
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The ideal event for the saddest people around, as the most melancholic club night comes to Manchester. Expect a night filled with the miserable songs of David Bowie, The Cure, Joy Division and more.

23:00 - 04:00
Clubbing, Fun Time Partying
Rock n Roll
Spinningfields
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This cool and quirky Manchester event is a dream date for any cocktail enthusiasts. Some of the city's finest establishments will be setting up shop with leading drinks brands to craft cocktails that will blow your mind.

18:00 - 23:00
Date Night, Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
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Grab your most musically minded pals and head to Night People for one of the best birthday ideas in Manchester. Enjoy eight rounds of bonkers quizzing where every question is an excuse to sing and dance your heart out.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, Quiz Night
Commercial/Pop
Spinningfields
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1 events @ Frog & Bucket Comedy Club with 41 upcoming dates from 22 Feb 2018 until 29 Nov 2018

Home to some of the best comedy nights in the biz, the Frog and Bucket Comedy Club are something of legends on the stand up scene of the North. With award winning shows on their rosta, it's no surprise that their gigs on Thursday and Friday night see some of the best old, new and established talent from across the globe take to the mic. Check, 1, 2. 

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Consider yourself something of a fan of craft beer? Then there's only one event you need to try when it Manchester and that's a tour around some of the best breweries in the business. From tasters down to the art of hops, this walking tour is the ultimate event for fans of the pint. 

13:00 - 16:00
Walks & Tours, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Daytime
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@ Hula Manchester on Every Tuesday

A quirky night out in Manchester with an indie, tiki twist, Gator Bait is a foolishly fun way to spend any Tuesday night in the city. Join the guys at Hula as they make sure this party goes off with a South Pacific alongside tiki cocktails, vintage vibes, regular DJs and more.

21:00 - 02:00
Clubbing
Hip Hop/RnB
Northern Quarter

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