Live Music in Manchester

Having produced The Smiths, The Stone Roses, Simply Red and The Chemical Brothers, something tells us that Manchester's got this live music lark under wraps. A great change from any bog standard night in the city, take in some relaxing or heart-racing music while you dine and drink out; so whether you're after the latest popular band or a talented local act, you can find it all in many of Manchester's most famous musical haunts. Why not catch your favourite band or discover a new one in one of the Warehouse City's thriving venues?

Last updated on 10th September 2019

The Deaf Institute

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You say live music in Manchester, we say Deaf Institute. While known for their late night romps, floral interiors and delectable food, it's really made a name for itself by putting on some of the best concerts this fair city has ever seen. Intrinsically indie with a smattering of electro-pop thrown in for good measure, the sound system and impressive history will keep you coming back for more. Where better to see one of your favourite bands than at this well-established, late night haven?  


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As a former theatre, and run by the Trof family of bars and restaurants, Gorilla definitely knows how to put on live music in Manchester. Located on Whitworth Street underneath the city's railway arches, this trendy little spot has a minimal sixties feel to it. Behind the main dining room and bar sits a 600 capacity live music hall, decked out with an impressive lighting and sound system. 

Revolucion De Cuba is a cool and buzzing Latin-themed music bar in Manchester. Ignore this quirky venue at your peril as it serves up some of the best cocktails in town and some delicious food too. There's also live Latin Music playing into the evening, making it a unique evening with friends or even a date.

The Fitzgerald

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When it comes to live swing and vintage music in Manchester, there's only the one name that can fit the bill just right, and that's Fitzgerald. One of the most noted speakeasy themed bars in the city, head on down for jazz bands and retro live music aplenty on a selection of weeknights.