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 22nd June 2017

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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. 

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Sport, Stag Do, Something A Little Different, Hen Party
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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. 

Daytime, Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different
80's Music
Oxford Road
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The Heavensteak team is returning to Palate in Manchester this August to showcase the finest meats and steaks in their arsenal. The highlight of the event will be the three different steaks that everyone will be served; one rump, one water buffalo and one kangaroo. Better still, each will come with a particular sauce that complements and highlights the natural taste of each meat. This is one event Manchester's foodies definitely don't want to miss. 

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Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Supper Clubs, Date Night
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15 events @ 14 venues with 15 upcoming dates from 26 Jun 2017 until 01 Jul 2017

To celebrate Britain's unending love affair with all things beer related, the Manchester Beer Week invites the country's biggest beer fans down for a week they won't forget in a hurry. Drawing in beer fans from all over, the week will revolve around a handful of tasting sessions, exclusive talks, masterclasses and beer-themed supper clubs.

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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
@Meet inside Waldorf Pub 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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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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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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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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1 events @ Frog & Bucket Comedy Club with 50 upcoming dates starting on 29 Jun 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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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.

Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different
Party Mash Up
@ 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

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.

Festival, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
Live Music

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