Manchester nightspots

Our guide to the best nightlife in Manchester

Manchester has enough pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants to keep things interesting for months let alone a weekend. You’ll be spoilt for choice as you pick between quiet evenings spent fine dining or wild nights at the vivacious nightspots. Famous for its musical heritage and footballing success, this is a city proud of its history but never afraid to innovate when it comes to keeping you entertained. To help you out we’ve rounded up some of the best spots for yourhen weekend in Manchester.


Arkis a canal side venue that offers good food and music in sophisticated surroundings. Located in the fashionable Deansgate Lock area, this bar puts on live music and DJ sets from the afternoon onwards for a party vibe. It's within easy reach of several other bars in Manchester's Deansgate area.

Cane & Grain

Cane & Grainis a haven for hipsters, with its shabby-chic style drawing style tips from the 80s skater scene. Offering up a huge selection of food and drinks, the objectively cool joint specialises in a huge selection of bourbon, craft beer and succulent ribs. Known for great music and friendly patrons, reasonable drink prices, delicious food and a city centre location make it the perfect addition to any night.

Cloud 23

Take in panoramic views of Manchester atCloud 23from the 23rd floor of the city’s tallest building, Beetham Tower. The floor to ceiling windows offer breathtaking views across the whole of the city and you can even see straight down through the glass-floored section, for a bird’s eye view on the street directly below. Ensure a table by booking a few weeks in advance, but with fabulous afternoon tea and exceptional cocktails, it’s an experience worth the wait.

Dirty Martini

Dirty Martinioffers a relaxed atmosphere by day and a party vibe by night. Located on Manchester's Peter Street, the sophisticated décor includes art deco furniture and low-level lighting. The extensive drinks menu is a guaranteed talking point and with a wide choice of food on offer, this glamourous venue is sure to impress. There’s also private areas for parties and banquets.

Dive NQ

Set in Manchester's vibrant Northern Quarter,Dive NQserves a variety of food and beverages. Regularly hosting live music and DJs and with live sports shown on HD TVs, this basement venue has two entrances, a private function area and complimentary WiFi.

El Diablo Tequila & Taco Bar

This lively Mexican-themed cocktail bar is located in the electric Deansgate Locks in the heart of the city.El Diablospecialises in tacos and tequila, and hosts buzzing nights every day of the week. It also plays host to some of the best DJs in the country.

Lola Lo

Boasting a tiki-themed setting with hand-carved woods, bamboo and evocative lighting,Lola Lois located on Tariff Street, situated on the new end of Manchester's Northern Quarter bar scene. Its expansive drinks menu features a wide range of wines, beers and exotic cocktails.

O'Neill's Printworks

Known as Manchester's original Irish bar -O'Neill's Printworksoffers a uniquely Irish experience without leaving the British borders. Located in the city's trendy paperwork building, it's a great spot for enjoying a perfectly poured Guinness or a traditional Irish Whisky. Plus, you can lift your spirits by listening to some live music or watching top sporting events on the flat-screen TVs.

Revolution Deansgate Locks

Set in Manchester's converted railway arches,Revolution Deansgate Locksfeatures five well-stocked bars, a dedicated restaurant section and a laidback lounge area so that guests can enjoy the seasonal food menu and varied drinks list in comfortable and stylish surroundings.

Revolution Parsonage Gardens

In the heart of the city centre, close to all the major shopping outlets,Revolution Parsonage Gardensoffers a laidback dining spot by day and an energetic atmosphere by night. The bar serves up a huge selection of premium spirits, fine wines and hand-crafted cocktails, as well as myriad beers and ciders.

The Bierkeller

This atmospheric cellar bar is Bavarian-themed, complete with German beer and food, wooden bench seating, and an oompah band, right in the heart of Manchester's ultra-trendy Printworks.The Bierkellerjust a few minutes' walk away from the Manchester Victoria rail link and the Shudehill Metrolink.

The Liars Club

The Liars Clubwill transport you far from Back Bridge Street to the beaches of the Caribbean. The tropical hideaway is dark and atmospheric, featuring Polynesian decor and a chilled out playlist of reggae, afro beats, hip-hop and more. The creative and exotic cocktail menu has plenty of rum plus sharing cocktails can be served in anything from elaborate volcanoes to pineapples and coconut shells.

Tiger Tiger

You'll find this glamorously decorated entertainment venue right in the very heart of buzzing Manchester amid a huge range of shops, bars and restaurants.Tiger Tigeris spread over multiple floors in an imposing historic building, and is conveniently located approximately 5 and 15 minutes walk respectively from Victoria and Piccadilly train stations.


With five different party areas and New York-inspired design,Tribecais located on Sackville Street, just a few minutes' walk from Manchester Piccadilly. Each separate area is available for exclusive hire, including the luxuriously decorated Bed Bar, Blue Lounge and Purple Lounge mezzanine area.


Located in the popular Printworks development is a large Australian-themed bar with 60-inch sports screens showing live sporting action plus a 10-screen video wall showing beach-themed imagery.Walkaboutmakes a lively venue in the evening, with state-of-the-art AV equipment and private VIP areas.

There you have Manchester’s best nightlife spots for yourhen weekend. Whatever your tastes, you’ll find something in the city. Ready to start planning yourhen do in Manchester? We’ve got plenty of ideas and places you can easily book with us, includingbar crawls,club entry,drinks packagesandcocktail making.