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 updated on 18th January 2023

Project Halycon Distillery offers sexy speakeasy interiors that make for the ultimate date night destination. Settle into one of the intimate, dimly lit seats to not just lap up the slick surroundings, but also the exceptional list of liquid libations - showcasing both unique cocktails and refreshing draught beers.


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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.

  Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Four

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@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Manchester on Various dates from Wednesday 8th February 2023

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. 

Cocktails Ahoy

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Treat your special someone to a night at one of Cocktails Ahoy's themed cruises and earn ultimate brownie points. Throughout the eve, you'll both enjoy a few rounds of delicious mixes, which you can sip as you get low on the lively dance floor.

Our Place Supper Clubs at Open Kitchen Cafe & Bar are bringing four-course seasonal tasting menus to your date night experience, with £5 of every ticket going to a homeless charity as well. Gobble up these delish dishes with your boo, all for just £35 per person.

Paint a Pic Manchester

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Whether you're after sober date night ideas in Manchester or the chance to sip a few together while getting stuck into an activity, Paint A Pic is just the thing. Get guidance from an expert while you create your masterpieces at these fun events.


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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

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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.

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.