Date Night in Manchester
Hoping to discover the perfect new spot for a romantic date night in the city? Well you're certainly in the right place for it - we've toured the town and short listed a selection of the best bars and restaurants for a schmooze worthy night on the tiles in Manchester. It's packed with classy drinking dens, cosy speakeasies and secret rooftop bars, custom-made for wowing your partner; Get out there and check 'em out. Success with date night number two, three, or four? Looks like you owe us a drink then doesn't it.
Last updated on 23rd April 2018
Taking up residency in the Corn Exchange, Banyan is a wonderfully stylish and relaxed spot for a date in Manchester. Open bright and early for coffee and cake and running through to host dinner dates and late-night cocktail sessions, fill up on homely and simple foods washed down with something from their Stylishly Beautiful cocktail menu.
For a more relaxed date night in Manchester visit Cabana. Serving a succulent selection of Rio street food, such as the Spicy Malagueta Chicken or the Brasilian feijoada hot pot. They'll be most impressed by the cool interior, which features 'up-cycled' designs that create a fun urban feel.
It doesn't matter whether one of you or both of you love wine, when it comes to a romantic night out in Manchester, Veeno more than have you covered. From blind wine tastings to their stunning roster of international bottles, this wine bar promises an amorous evening of drinks.
Whether you're out to impress a first date or simply treating the other half, The Refinery will have a spot for you. The glass-fronted restaurant is split into several sections, from a casual eating area to a fancy-pants restaurants, the venue serves a variety of dishes, including burgers and small plates. If you want something simple, head to the bar for a classic Old Fashioned.
Doing what it says on the tin, Steak and Lobster serves the city with delicious dining at affordable prices. Located centrally, stop by for a special meal, cocktails and swish decor at this exciting addition to the foodie scene.
For a Manchester date night with a difference, why not try The Pen & Pencil. The restaurant bar has a New York theme running throughout it, with cool wall murals and a long cocktail list to work through - look out for the Parisian Cobbler!
You’ll struggle to have a funnier Manchester date night, as Stand Up Thursdays brings three amazing comedians to the stage along with an open spot for a potential up-and-coming star.
This steak restaurant in the Corn Exchange is one of the city's most romantic eateries. With gorgeous interiors and an amazing food and drinks selection it's a great Manchester date night idea.
Bring your dinner to life with Secret Supper, the renowned event by Cottonopolis in the Northern Quarter. Taking place over several dates, the nights include immersive theatre, eight courses of dining and matched cocktails.
The perfect date night ice breaker has to be comedy, doesn't it? The pressure is off you, the focus is on the stage and doesn't the saying go those who can laugh together, stay together? Well, it should. Serving up the perfect rib tickling line up of national and international comedians, take to this club for your Thursday or Friday night antics.
It's date night and you're looking for something charming, relaxed and clustered with cocktails? Insert Arcane here. One of the best cocktail bars in Manchester and prime for any and all date nights, join them for romantic drinks alongside cool interiors and a peppy staff.
Taking place at Brasserie Abode, this sophisticated evening is a brilliant way to learn more about wine all while tucking into something delicious. The evening will include a five-course meal along with a wine flight and explanations by an on-hand expert.
One of the best of most diverse bars in Manchester, Noho is the perfect place for date night. With graffiti decor accompanying leather bound sofas, weekend DJs playing the best funk and soul and a cool and original alternative to a drive in theatre, Noho is the perfect place to test the waters and guarantee a top date, whatever your taste!
Voted Hidden Gem of the year for 2014 by the DesignMyNight public, whisk your date away to Dusk til Pawn for a real treat. Operating with the facade of an old pawn shop, the interior is cool, quirky and utterly trendy. Top cocktails and a jukebox await you at this class Northern Quarter bar where prohibition charm is rife and rambunctious cocktails reign supreme.
Looking to impress someone special with one of Manchester's best (but affordable) restaurants? James Martin Restaurant within Manchester235 fronts delicious British eats, industrial-style interiors, and was included in the The Sunday Times' Top 100 Restaurants - so is a solid choice for any date night destination.
If stunning views are your thing then the Roof Garden is a must. Step onto their South-facing terrace and lap up the views that stretch across the city. With a terrace, hot tub and sun loungers it's not going to be hard for you and your date to get comfy, especially when you throw a couple of cocktails into the melting pot.