Cool And Quirky Events In Manchester

Our city is a fun-filled hub of activity all year round, with plenty of things to do every week. If you're searching for cool and quirky Manchester events in 2023, then look no further - we've compiled a guide to the very best that offers something a little different. Whether you fancy getting boisterous at a boat party, flirty with flappers, or broody with burlesque babes, this list has just the thing.

Last updated on 30th August 2023

FunnyBoyz Manchester

Get a little quirky at some of FunnyBoyz Manchester's events, all making place at New York New York. Not only is there live entertainment from some of RuPaul's Drag Race's finest queens, but there are also Taylor Swift tributes and plenty of bingo. Sign us up.

Bougie Drag & Boy Toy Events Manchester

Craving a boozy brunch with a little extra sass, a themed drag night or quirky bingo? The team over at Bougie Drag & Boy Toy events are bound to have something for you. Think everything from waiters in the buff to lip sync battles and games, all accompanied by tasty refreshments. 

What's on at GRUB

GRUB are filled to the brim with some of the quirkiest events in the city. Try out a cocktail masterclass, attend disco bingo or mosey over to a booze-fuelled garden party. If that wasn't enough, they also offer bottomless brunch and burlesque.


Need fun activities in Manchester for couples? Paintvine is letting you get creative with a group or your other half, popping up at The King's Arms to bring you a cool class with plenty of opportunity to buy drinks from the bar too. 

Taste + Liquor

Searching for fun things to do in Manchester? Taste + Liquor are giving you everything for the best weekends, from Ayia Napa-inspired brunches to RnB music-filled afternoons and 90s throwback themed events.

Cherry Jam

Some of the most fun things to do in Manchester for couples, Cherry Jam's bottomless events offer up afternoon tea or a sharing platter of treats come the weekend. Wash your food down with unlimited cocktails and finish your afternoon off with musical bingo, or choose a themed brunch too.

The Reggae Brunch Manchester

Thanks to both daytime and after-dark events, The Reggae Brunch is the ideal way to get your fix of the genre while tucking into Caribbean food purchased at the venue and washing it down with an hour of bottomless rum punch included in your ticket. Don't miss out.

Paint a Pic Manchester

Out of all the fun things to do in Manchester for adults when drinking, Paint A Pic is a stand-out favourite. Pair booze and the chance to show off your finest brushstrokes, all with an expert on hand to guide you throughout.

Hashtag Parties Manchester

After fun things to do in Manchester for young adults? Hashtag Parties have got your club night tickets sorted, thanks to cheap entry, drinks deals throughout the night and more, all across the coolest venues.

Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Four

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Manchester on Various dates from Friday 22nd September 2023

Head to the city centre speakeasy, Alcotraz, where one of the most fun activities for adults in Manchester awaits. This immersive experience sees you charming your way past suspicious guards while smuggling in bootlegged liquor, before the inmates whip you up some delicious drinks.

Freight Island

Love yourself some awesome brunch events? Head to Freight Island to enjoy hilarious antics. Not only will you get to dig into tasty food and guzzle unlimited drinks, but also enjoy live entertainment or meet the maraca-shaking hype man Bez at his bottomless shindig.