Cool and Quirky Events In Manchester

Our city is a fun-filled hub of activity all year round, with plenty of fun events every week. If you're searching for cool and quirky things to do in Manchester, 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 29th April 2022




@ The Brewers, Manchester on Friday 17th June 2022 and 3 other dates

Returning to The Brewers on Canal Street after a successful first run, the fierce and satirical girls from House of Burlesque are ready to entertain you once more. These rhinestoned rebels front a unique blend of pin-up, pop, punk and glamour.

Garage Brunch

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Wanna know what happens when bottomless cocktails and a banging food menu come together to the tune of an old school soundtrack? Check out Garage Brunch to find out. From bingo to 'name that tune' games, this is the one if you're after a fun afternoon with the crew.

What's on at GRUB

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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.

@ Floripa Manchester on Sun, 29th May 2022 @ 14:00 - 19:00

Get over to TriBeCa this May and you'll be treated to a full-on day party dedicated to all things afrobeats. Tickets include an hour of bottomless rum punch, alongside the opportunity to grab some tasty food from the chosen African kitchen. Topping it off? The music will be loud.

Cherry Jam

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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.

If you're searching for the most wild time around, then Throne Events has your back. You can head over to one of their drag nights, where the likes of northern favourite Lady Bushra will keep you entertained.

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. 

The Brunch Club

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With a range of themed bashes that'll have you singing Disney classics, bopping with hip hop beats or grooving to 90s tunes, The Brunch Club is coming in strong for quirky events in Manchester. Plus, there'll also be bottomless booze and delicious food.

Cocktails Ahoy

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Cocktails Ahoy are hosting a series of events that are an imaginative twist on your classic booze cruise. While the nights have different themes, including Peaky Blinders and Day of the Dead, you can always expect late-night cocktail sipping alongside banging music.

  Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Four

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@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Manchester on Various dates from Thursday 19th May 2022

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.

  Manchester Beer Tasting Tour

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@ Meet inside Beatnikz Republic Bar (not brewery), 35 Dale Street, Manchester,M1 2HF on Saturday 21st May 2022 and 15 other Saturdays

Treat a beer-lover to tickets to Manchester Beer Tasting Tour, where they'll visit no less than three of our city's top brewery taprooms. Sampling a drink at each spot, they can learn all about different craft pours from professionals and passionate makers.