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 16th August 2017
Head down to the Great Northern Warehouse in Manchester and experience one of the UK's most cool and quirky events. Whistle Punks have already taken London by storm and offer Mancunians the same axe-throwing, booze drinking experience that's made them such a popular brand. Perfect for group nights out or for anyone looking to blow off steam, this is one experience you aren't likely to forget in a hurry.
Manchester235 always knows how to have a good time and this evening is no exception. Join the swish venue for a night of burlesque, fine dining, DJs and plenty more fun.
With a full live band and an intimate setting, this evening will recreate the beautiful songs of Amy Winehouse. Taking place at Gorilla, the band will be performing songs from Frank and Back to Black.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's time to party as the rabbit leads you down the hole at The Pub/Zoo for their epic electro swing night. Bringing Alice in Wonderland themes and Prohibition fun, there will be famous DJs, and plenty of sexy surprises.
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.
There's been all sorts of festivals announced in Manchester this year, but none as quirky as the Manchester Sausage Festival. Join them as over 2000 people indulge in bangers from all over the world with plenty of craft cider and live music to boot.
Mad for tequila? Would do silly things for a drop of mezcal? Then it looks like this quirky Manchester event could be the one for you. Join the Manchester Tequila Festival this August as they head to the Bowlers for over 2000 guests, 30 different types of tequila, Mexican street food and more.
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.