Date Night In Manchester

Hoping to discover the perfect new spot to bring a bit of romance? Packed with classy drinking dens, cosy speakeasies, quirky activities and gorgeous restaurants, which are all made for wowing your partner, this city isn't short on options. So, when you need advice, check out our guide to date night in Manchester. You can thank us later.

Last edited by Kiera Chapman

Last updated on 30th April 2024

Alcotraz Manchester: Cell Block Three-Four

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Manchester on Various dates from Tuesday 16th July 2024

If you need fun activities for adults in Manchester for date night, Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Four should be firmly on your radar. Take your partner to smuggle hooch into the immersive jail experience, where handcrafted cocktails come served by prisoner bartenders. 

The Lawn Club

Cocktail Club and 1 other offer

For outdoor date night ideas in Manchester, The Lawn Club is just the thing. They've got a foliage-covered terace and a spacious lawn area to relax on, and they serve tasty pizzas, burgers and small plates to boot. Fronting candyfloss cocktails and refreshing spritzes to ogle each other over come balmy summer nights, this gorgeous alfresco bar has romance covered.


From sculpting sessions to the chance to let loose behind the canvas, Paintvine is a stellar way to enjoy something a little different with your partner. Grab drinks from the hosting bar and emulate Van Gogh and more alongside your SO.

What's on at GRUB

If you're after cheap date night ideas in Manchester, GRUB's events are definitely some to consider. Grab your sweetie to mosey over for the likes of food or drink masterclasses, burlesque shows and disco bingo.

11 Central Gin Making Experience

@ 11 Central on Various dates from Sunday 21st July 2024

This gin making experience at 11 Central is bringing couples together in the name of booze. You'll get to try a selection and even invent your own sip from an array of botanicals, before heading home with a bottle of the good stuff. There's also a tasting experience if you're looking to spend a little less. 

Immersive Gamebox

Need date night ideas in Manchester city centre? Immersive Gamebox sees you work together on a range of experiences in your private area, including Squid Game and Angry Birds, using a motion sensor headset. Better yet, you can order drinks straight to your interactive pod.


Couples who fancy themselves as kitchen maestros won't want to miss YO!'s masterclasses in the Arndale. Here, you'll get to chow down on gyozas for starters, before brushing up on your knife skills and creating four delicious sushi items.