Do something a little different on a Friday night in Manchester and swing by Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Four for a quirky drinking experience. You'll don an orange jumpsuit, smuggle booze into the jail and sip your very own handcrafted hooch from behind bars.
Friday Nights in Manchester
Whether you've had the best week ever or just can't wait to get out of the office, there's nothing quite like a Friday night out on the town. Chilled out comedy clubs? Quirky cocktail haunts? Date night destinations? The biggest nightclubs events? Whatever your poison, check out our handpicked guide to the best things to do on Friday nights in Manchester.
With a bar that offers the absolute best cocktails and beers of any bowling alley we've ever been to, Dog Bowl is a real experience. Gone are the days of sticky floors, screaming children and 2p slot machines at the local Hollywood Bowl; this American spot has got the food, drinks and vibes on point.
One for a naughty night out every day of the week, Albert's Schloss really comes alive at the weekend. Make sure your Friday night is a big one and gather your crew for an evening of live performers, German bites and sloshing steins at this Peter Street staple.
Celebrating tiki beats every Friday, Lola Lo is the tropical haven in the middle of Deansgate. Get down and dirty on the dance floor until the early hours, with cocktails discounted and cheap drinks on offer. We dare you to keep away from this hot spot.