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 31st January 2020


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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.

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Opening in November 2017, Dirty Martini Manchester lives up to the chain's reputation by serving hand crafted cocktails and moreish small plates of food. With over 14 different martinis to choose from, and dishes like buttermilk fried chicken and mac 'n' cheese bites, this spot is perfect for anyone looking for a wild night out in Manchester with their nearest and dearest. 

Revolution is known throughout the country as a party bar, making it an ideal place to get the gang together and go out. They're open till late throughout the week, with their resident DJs playing a mix of Hip Hop, RnB, dance, indie and party anthems on the weekends. Meanwhile, you can sip on a great range of vodka cocktails and shots.

Cane and Grain

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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. 

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).