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 8th February 2017
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.
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.
Looking for something unique to do in Manchester? Wild for gin while you're at it? Head on down to one of the coolest drinks events of 2017 as the Manchester Gin Festival arrives for some of the best tasters, bottles and gin in the business.
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.
Cheap, cheerful and churning out some of the most fun nights out in Manchester? There's a name you can count on, and that's All Star Lanes. Join them in their vintage bowling alleys every Monday night for a roster of games that only come in at a mere £10 for two.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What with the sales of vinyl trumping digital sales in recent years, it's only right that this medium is celebrated. Join Oddest Bar this February in Manchester as they're pulling out the decks and celebrating all that vinyl has to offer us music lovers.