Nights Out in Manchester
Looking for somewhere to go out but rarely venture past your usual haunts? Sometimes it's hard to know where to go for nights out in Manchester, purely because there is so much choice. The pubs, bars and clubs of Manchester are varied and diverse in their offerings; so you can literally have any kind of night out that you want! Check out our recommended list of places to go and find somewhere amazing for you and your friends to enjoy.
Last updated on 1st September 2016
The newest addition to Manchester's nightlife scene, the Cane and Grain has the heat, spice and aura of the American South running through its very core. With delicious barbecued meats on offer, the flavours of these traditional dishes perfectly complement the tastes of the bar's bourbon-infused cocktails. Elegantly decorated and with plenty of quirk, let your hair down at this characterful bar on your next night out in Manchester.
Gorilla is a seriously hot venue situated under the railway arches on Whitworth Street. Serving up food during the day, drinks in the evening, and club nights once the day is done, Gorilla can cater to whatever sort of night out you fancy - you could even make a whole night of it. They also host gigs, such as The Black Angels, Crown the Empire, and even theatre and comedy nights.
If you like to party, then Tiger Tiger nightclub situated in the well-known clubbing hub of The Printworks is a heavyweight contender for your night out. Not only does it offer great food during the day, but also has a bar area alongside big club rooms such as the Groovy Wonderland playing retro classics, and The White Room for all you hip-hoppers.
Nights out in Manchester just got a whole lot more fun with Dive NQ on the scene. This cheeky little subterranean hideaway is loud by nature and big on socialising. Posing as the perfect neighbourhood joint, head here for a late night where a 5am curfew is all that's between you and going wild on the dance floor.
Grab yourself a bite to eat with mates, order a glass of wine and then let the competition commence at Dog Bowl on Whitworth Street West. The food is made from only the best local produce, and is a tasty accompaniment to a spot of bowling.
One of the Manchester faves, Revolucion De Cuba is a Latin style bar with plenty of flavour. With live acts, dance classes, a delectable latino menu and selection of cocktails and rum-infused favourites, this Havana Haven offers a great night out.
Get to know some of the best Sicilian wines in the business with Veeno in tow. A charming plot not only for international bottles but authentic spuntini combined, Veeno even host blind wine tastings for those of you looking to try something different on a night out in Manchester.
Lock 91 on the Deansgate Locks ticks all the boxes for a fun night out. A lounge by day and a club by night, this restored 19th century lock keeper's cottage is a contempo-authentic cottage revived with a bit of pzazz whilst keeping the homely feel of the venue.
Fun nights out in Manchester were made for this bar, they simply were. While Walrus totes some of the most affordable drinks deals mid-week, it's the weekend where this cool and contemporary space comes alive with the sound of DJs, cocktails clinking, dancing and more.
Find somewhere tropical in this little gem of a tiki dive bar covered in bamboo, bright colours and filled with lots of fun rum times. The Liars Club in Deansgate is a bar attracting many to it's sunny rays; it's no wonder they won a Speakeasy Bar of the Year award. The only way this bar would be more tropical is if you left with a tan!
Hosting a jam packed rosta of some of the biggest names in the comedy circuit from the UK and international shores, The Comedy Store in Manchester is the North's home of all that is stand-up. Having showcased acts to the name of Paul Merton, Julian Clary and Tim Clark, secure your ticket for a weekend packed with cheeky chortles, satirical sarcasm and much more (there's even food involved if you're hungry).
Cirque is a hidden gem of a speakeasy bar, situated just off the beaten track of the city centre. Stretching over three floors and serving up luxurious drinks and show-stopping entertainment throughout, this is the only place in the UK to stock the elegant Michel Hatat champagne. Sip at refined bubbly cocktails and ease into your low-lit surroundings; there’s weekly performances from the venue’s in-house dance troupe.
Colourful and cool with some of the best cocktails in the city, Tusk is primed for a fun night out in Manchester thanks to their international menu inspiration, unique roster of retro knick knacks and incomparable party nights.
One of the Northern Quarter's coolest and most laid back restaurant bars; Luck, Lust, Liquor & Burn serves up cracking Mexican food alongside innovative cocktails. With a cool Northern Quarter clientele and such a top offering, you'd be mad not to want to spend a night out in the city at Luck, Lust, Liquor & Burn.
If you want to dine in style with live music from their in-house grand piano, then this is the place to choose for your night out. This plush restaurant attracts celebrities and those looking for a memorable and classy evening thanks to their bespoke selection of dishes and truly luxe menu of hand-crafted cocktails.