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Manchester’s Incredible Nightlife

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Starting university in September? Whether your society is looking for somewhere to host a social, it’s your friend’s birthday or you just fancy a night out, look no further!

After spending two years in Manchester, I have discovered some incredibly unique, lively, and vibrant places to spend my nights out. The list of great places to celebrate and meet up with friends is endless, with most establishments serving non-alcoholic drinks, or mocktails, as well as their alcoholic drinks menu. Manchester’s nightlife is one of the best in the UK and here are some of the bars and clubs that make this a reality… 

Best places for a chilled night with some cocktails/mocktails:

  • Banyan – The Corn Exchange 
  • Big Hands Bar – Oxford Road
  • Blockbusters NQ – Oldham Street 
  • Dirty Martini – Peter Street
  • Escape to Freight Island – Baring Street 
  • The Font – New Wakefield Street
  • The Liars Club – Back Bridge Street 
  • Lost Cat – Oldham Street
  • Pull Up Bar Café – Swan Street 
  • Revolution – Oxford Road and Deansgate Locks

Best places for non-alcoholic beverages:

  • The Botanist – Deansgate 
  • Browns Brasserie and Bar – York Street
  • The Alchemist – New York Street
  • Foundry Project – Thomas Street
  • Grand Pacific – Spring Gardens 
  • Las Iguanas – Deansgate 

Best night clubs:

  • Cargo – The Printworks 
  • History Night Club – Longworth Street
  • Factory 251 – Princess Street
  • Vanilla – Richmond Street, Gay Village
  • YES – Charles Street 
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