Best Clubs In Manchester

Manchester’s nightlife offers a variety of bars and clubs for everyone to enjoy. If you’re a student who’s looking for a cheap night, or someone looking to splash the cash, then you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for. For anyone struggling we’ve created a list of the best clubs in Manchester. 

Student clubs 

If you’re a student looking for a night out then you’ll be spoilt for choice with these top student clubs that offer a range of events every week. 

FAC251 (Factory) 

Factory is a very popular club for students in Manchester, with three floors of different music there’s something for everyone. FAC251 hosts a variety of different student nights, with cheap drinks and a lively atmosphere. Quids in is the night out we’d suggest for any students looking for a night out at FAC251. 


Ark is another popular student club, this one is located on Deansgate locks. With three rooms, three DJs and two floors Ark is perfect to dance the night away. This club is trendy yet affordable, providing a variety of different events 6 nights a week. If you are a student trying out Ark we recommend Karma Fridays or Twisted Disco on a saturday. 

Revolution Deansgate Locks 

This revolution bar comes to life at nighttime, hosting some of the biggest student club events. Revolution gets the weekday student nights going with their Hotmess event every wednesday, with it being located right next to Ark there’s always a lively atmosphere for you to enjoy. 


This vibrant club is located in the heart of The Printwork, with everything you need under one roof. With its colours, floors and cheap drinks, this one doesn’t go a miss. Rumour Friday at cargo is great for partying till the early hours of the morning, if you’re looking for a wild night out, this is the place for you. 

High end clubs

If you are looking for a boujee night out to splash the cash, then take a look at the top high end clubs in Manchester. 

Club Liv 

Club liv is one of the most exclusive clubs in Manchester, this night club is stylish and swish. With a stunning marble bar and large booths, you’ll be sure to find some VIP’s enjoying this club. However this is one of the hardest clubs in Manchester to get into due to popular demand, as well as having a strict outfit policy. Trying to get onto the guest list is a tip for getting entry into the club. 

China White

With the first China White opening in London, it has now found a second home in Manchester. This club will provide you with an exclusive club night with performers and table service. Due to its boujee club nights and being somewhere for people to splash the cash, and a long list of celebrity clientele, this is one of the best clubs in Manchester. 


This swanky club has made quite the impression, with performers and fire-breathers this venue is unique. If you want something quieter this club also offers normal dining services and bottomless brunches during the day, although their bottom floor has an immersive nightlife for clubbing. As well as being a high end club, Impossible does also offer a student night every friday for any students wanting to dress to impress.


This high end club has been transformed into a club beyond imagination Cirque is a high end club with a circus theme running through its veins, from its extravagant shows and risque performers, this is not one for the faint hearted. This club has welcomed many famed JD’s, as well as some big celebrity guests. 

Summary of the best clubs in Manchester 

There are so many clubs to choose from in Manchester, we’ve picked out a handful, but there are so many more to choose from. If you’re planning a night out in Manchester you’ll be guaranteed a fun night out. 
If you feel there have been some major clubs missed off the list of the best clubs in Manchester. Feel free to contact us via our website or on social media where you can reach us on Twitter @enjoymancester, Facebook @enjoymanchester or Instagram @enjoy.manchester.

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Eve Wainwright