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 2nd September 2022




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

42 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.

@ 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.

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

91 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.

Garage Brunch

855 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.

@ The Brewers, Manchester on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th November 2022

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.

  Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Four

395 user reviews 5

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Manchester on Various dates from Thursday 29th September 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.

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.

The Brunch Club

10 user reviews 3

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.

@ Flight Club Manchester on Various dates from Thursday 29th September 2022

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.