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 7th February 2023

@ Flight Club Manchester on Various dates from Thursday 9th February 2023

Give your weekends a big dose of fun with Flight Club's brunch social, one of the best indoor activities for adults in Manchester. From birthday parties to hen dos, nothing will beat bottomless pizza, a bottle of bubbly per person and taking your friends on at a game of high-tech darts.

@ Bar Pop on Every Saturday

Inject a little cool and quirky into your life with Bar Pop's bottomless brunch event. Enjoy sinking free-flowing cocktails or prosecco, all while chowing down on succulent burgers. To top it off? There's also live entertainment from drag sensations, that's bound to get you on your feet.

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.

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.

Paint a Pic Manchester

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Paint A Pic Manchester are offering up plenty of cool and quirky art classes across our city, bringing the guidance of a resident artist and all the materials you need to a local bar. Sip drinks while creating your masterpiece at this fun activity.

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.


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YO! are bringing the best in cool and quirky classes to our city, promising the chance to create your own sushi. Chow down on arrival gyozas, learn knife skills and make everything from maki rolls to sashimi.

Garage Brunch

920 user reviews 4

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.

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

126 user reviews 4

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.

Cocktails Ahoy

11 user reviews 5

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.

Cherry Jam

53 user reviews 5

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.

  Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Four

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@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Manchester on Various dates from Thursday 9th February 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.