Nights out in Manchester

We have put together a list of exciting nights out in Manchester so you don’t have to go looking yourself. From comedy to music productions, bars and clubs, Enjoy Manchester have covered something for everyone.

Having a laugh: Comedy clubs

Looking to have a chilled night out with friends and family but be entertained at the same time? Comedy clubs might be the perfect option for you.

Frog and Bucket

Open four days a week Frog and Bucket is an award-winning comedy club. With some big names such as Lee Mack and Dave Gorman. You are guaranteed to be entertained.

The Comedy Store

Throwing open its doors over 20 years ago, Manchester Comedy Store is quite like no other. Being the only comedy venue of its type in the whole country.

Charlton comedy club

Charlton Comedy Club offer one of the ‘very best’ live stand-up comedy on each Friday of every month. You can enjoy a night of entertainment whilst sipping your favourite beers.

Murder inc The Improvised Murder Mystery

If you’re into crime show comedy, Murder inc is the place to go. With a central location, laid-back atmosphere and an evening full of laughs.

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Fun nights out in Manchester

Looking for a night out in Manchester but wanting something more fun and interactive? Manchester offers venues where you can get your bowling shoes on, pick up that golf club and get competitive whilst enjoying a night of drinks and food.

Dog Bowl

The New York inspired Dog Bowl bowling alley is excellent if you want a fun filled nights out in Manchester. Experience bowling, along with visiting the bar and restaurant for some tasty food and drinks!

Junk Yard Golf

Enjoy unique nights out in Manchester playing crazy golf. Bring your friends, family or even a date. Junk Yard Golf is great for a fun night out and offers a wide range of crazy drinks.

Twenty Twenty Two

Love ping pong? Twenty Twenty Two offers an experience like no other, with dancing, drinks and ping pong. It’s a great spot to bring out your sporty side whilst enjoying a night out in Manchester.

Flight Club

Come together with your friends and experience a night of exciting multi player games, whilst enjoying cocktails and unbelievably tasty pizza boards.

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Having a dance: Night clubs

If you’re wanting to let loose and enjoy a night of dancing, night clubs are your best friend. Get sociable with a night of music and drinks and fun.

Densegate Locks Revs/Ark/Lola Los

Deansgate Locks night clubs include Revolution, Ark and Lola Los offering the perfect opportunity to get your dancing shoes on. Located by the beautiful canal, these three night clubs offer vibrant and fun filled nights out in Manchester.

Club Liv

Club Liv is an exclusive nightclub located in the heart of Manchester city. This night club is VIP and has a swankier take to a usual nightclub. Club Liv is great if you are wanting to dress up and take on the night your high heels.

The Deaf Insitute

With access to 3 floors, 3 bars, a roof terrace and a kitchen, you are unlikely to be disappointed. The basement bar holds some of the best nights out and will especially impress those indie lovers with a classic take on indie music selection.


Impossible holds some of the most fun nights out in Manchester including ‘Uncensored’ Fridays. Uncensored Fridays are highly popular and are known to be Manchester’s ‘biggest & Hottest’ Friday night.

The Warehouse Project

Bring out your party side with The Warehouse Project. This venue is best known for its DJ nights out that are ran from September through to New Years Day. Held by famous and well known DJS, tickets sell out almost every time.

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Chilled bar vibes

Sit back, relax and chill whilst taking in the elegant atmosphere. Have a giggle and a chat or even a sing along whilst sipping your favourite drinks.

Foundry Project

If you’re looking for some chilled bar vibes, the Foundry Project is the place for you. This bar offers delicious crafted burgers and pizzas and a wide range of original drinks, whilst enjoying the urban and industrial backdrop.

The Lawn Club

The Lawn Club is a bar / restaurant that has unique seating ranging from bespoke lawn houses, pods, wooden roof areas, open air spots and an inside dining space. Sit back and enjoy the experience with some yummy food and drinks.

The Ivy

Wanting a more modern dining experience? The Ivy offers just that. The bar and restaurant are designed in a way that makes your Manchester experience unforgettable. Enjoy a variety of dishes whilst taking in the beautiful view of Spinningfields.

Liars Club

The Liars club is a late night bar that is themed around Tiki. If you’re wanting a night full of original cocktails and a vibrant atmosphere this place is the one. With drinks inspired by volcanoes, coconut shells and pineapples.

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Traditional pub nights out in Manchester

After work drinks or want a quick bite and a pint? Visit some of Manchester’s traditional pubs. Bring your mates, have a laugh and enjoy pub nights out in Manchester.

Castle Hotel

The history of Castle Hotel goes all the way back to 1776. This night out in Manchester is popular and creates a lively atmosphere for all. There is more to Castle Hotel than this however and it is more than just a lively pub.

The Kings Arms

The Kings Arms is ‘a bit more than your average boozer!’. The pub is also a music theatre, music venue and community hub so you can enjoy more than just a few beers and a chat.

Crown and Kettle

The selection of beer at the Crown and Kettle will not let you down. This pub is friendly with an incredible atmosphere and not to mention it’s an award-winning pub!


Located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter this pub is more than just a pub. It houses complementally live music and performance spaces, a gig venue and a downstairs lounge.

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Going to a gig

Listen to your favourite bands and artists at music venues in Manchester. Choose from a range of locations, come together and experience some of the best live music.

Manchester Arena

Manchester Arena is known for its live music events. Dance all night long and enjoy a drink whilst listening to your favourite artists.

O2 Apolo

02 Apolo is one of the premier concert venues in England. This venue holds shows from every genre, ranging from pop, rock and comedy. You can stand for a livelier night or choose to sit and relax if you prefer.

The Albert Hall

Renovated from a Methodist church, The Albert Hall is now home to a music venue. Offering a range of different events from concerts to a night out of bongos bingo.

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Sipping a cocktail: Cocktail nights out in Manchester

Taste the night with some of Manchester’s most popular cocktail bars. From cocktails to food, you can indulge on both whilst enjoying the uplifted atmosphere.


Manahatta is a lively night out in Manchester, filled with glamour projected by a New York inspired cocktail bar. Enjoy a fun filled night out sipping cocktails whilst enjoying the up beat music. You can even get a taste of New York by trying their food menu.

Dirty Martini

This venue is the perfect place to enjoy some exotic after work cocktails or even for a celebration of some kind. The bar offers the best happy hour in town.

Revs De Cuba

Revs De Cuba offers you the chance to dine, drink, relax and even party. With two floors of stunning interior, Revs is a great place to enjoy a cocktail bar experience night out in Manchester.

Locks 91

Located in the heart of Manchester city centre, Locks 91 is brought to you to make you feel at home whilst indulging in originality cocktails, ‘carefully crafted to create the very best taste’.

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Take in some culture: Theatres

Watch some of your favourite shows live in Manchester’s biggest theatre venues.

Royal exchange

If you’re looking to be entertained, the Royal Exchange Theatre can help with that. The building is one most beautiful buildings in the city, going all the way back to 1976 when the theatre opened its doors.


Oxford Street is home to another live theatre venue. Comedy, live music and theatre? It offers all. Sit back, relax and enjoy some wonderful touring shows with your friends and family for a perfect night out in Manchester.

Manchester Opera House

Holding a big number of 2000 people, the Manchester Opera House is known as one of Manchester’s biggest theatrical productions venues. The Opera House was used as a cinema in WW2 so this place holds great history.

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Whether you’re looking for a fun and entertaining night out, a boogie on the dance floor or indulging in some luxurious food and drinks in some cool bars, we have you covered. We will be going into more detail on nights out in Manchester soon, brining even more exciting venues and locations for you and your friends. For now why not check out our blog on ‘Best Brunch Places in Manchester‘.

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