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 6th March 2017

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@Old Granada Studios on Friday 12 May 2017

Cocktails In The City is one of the biggest cocktail events in the UK, and it returns to Manchester this May for yet another roaring example of some of the best mixes in the business. Join them at the Old Granada Studios for the very best that this city's cocktails have to offer. 

Fun Time Partying, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
Background Music
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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.

Live Music
Northern Quarter
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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.

Clubbing, Fun Time Partying
80's Music
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@Meet at Vimto Park on Various dates

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. 

Walks & Tours, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Daytime
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1 events @ Frog & Bucket Comedy Club with 50 upcoming dates starting on 27 Apr 2017

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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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

Think your feet were made for walking alone? Then think again as this quirky Manchester event promises to show you something entirely different to do with them. Join Rev De Cuba as the dance floor comes alive with salsa lessons, dancers and more.

Something A Little Different
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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.

Hip Hop/RnB
Northern Quarter

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