Manchester At Night

Skip to our curated selection of the best nightclubs and bars. Or view our guides to discover the nightlife in Manchester. And finally, check out our ideas on things to do at night in Manchester.

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About Manchester

Manchester is an energetic city bursting with character; whether it’s the Industrial Uprising or a musical revolution, Manchester is at the soul of it. From window shopping at the Trafford Centre to watching football on large screens at Old Trafford, there’s always something to do for everyone.

The city celebrates this multiethnic and diverse variety in its public spaces, and the market sector is always seeking out universal skillsets to assist a range of global industries. When you live in the beautiful city of Manchester, you’ll be engrossed in a diverse sphere of music, art, culture, and fashion and have access to an active social agenda packed with festivals, all-day events, and free activities.

From the city’s flourishing arts scene and world-famous clubs, through to a massive range of sports and more relaxed events, Manchester is a renowned hub of the hustle and bustle and creativity where everyone from any background is welcome and made to feel included.

Nightclubs in Manchester

Discover Manchester Nightlife

Things to do at night in Manchester

Manchester is well-known for being one of the UK’s dynamic cities. Whether you’re searching for a fancy gourmet dinner, dance away at nightclubs, a traditional ‘real ale’ pub, or a place to drink away, Manchester seems to have it all. It remains to be one of the world’s greatest cities to hear jam to music and is a major central for touring bands. It has a host of big-name music gigs, and the diversity of music available – including jazz festivals, world music events, and classical music and opera – is hard to beat.

Enjoy brilliant performances on the Comedy Store

If you wish to start in 2021, one with sound, be sure to go to one of the Tightrope Productions sales shows. Combining delicious food to be honored by Impossible, with endless alcohol and incredible live entertainment, is best for the weekend.

Entertainment in its most fantastic form is what the Comedy Store is focused on. Fill in the blanks at this joint where the world-leading talent comes to entertain the crowds with their latest products. Big names like Paul Merton, Julian Clary, and Tim Clark, can be expected to perform on stage to blow away the audience with some good performances.

Race against time at Exit The Room

Make your heartbeat as you rush through time to detonate a bomb or escape the killer’s capture at Exit The Room in Manchester’s North Quater. This fully immersed experience will put your understanding to the test as you and your friends’ race for freedom.

Take a pride flag at the Gay Village 

Gay Village is centered on Canal Street and offers a growing LGBT platform, full of bars, clubs, restaurants and other nightclubs. The atmosphere around it is pleasant and easy to navigate, and you will often find yourself having 30-minute conversations with vendors. On hot days, this part of the city comes alive again, as people live on a rocky, rocky outcrop. For bar-hopping fun, go to Lock 87, Ruby’s or On Bar. For some embarrassing club actions, visit GY, VOID or Night People for live shows. Prepare for a wild night full of laughter and bombings in Jaeger.Canal Street is the heart of Manchester’s famous ‘Village’; a pretty, canalside cobbled street full of bars, restaurants and colourful characters. The summer months see the street itself take on a carnival atmosphere as revellers spill out into the bars’ outdoor seating areas.

Take a tour at People’s History Museum 

Recently reopened after a major facelift, PHM recounts 200 years of human history in Manchester – starting with the 1819 Peterloo Massacre and ending in the present day. Visiting PHM is a great way to understand more about the events, politics, people, and disasters woven in the part of the city that you now call your home.

Check out the Dog Bowl

If a simple bar walk doesn’t cut the mustard your night in Manchester and head into the Dog Bowl, the nightclub is very late at the party behind the Black Dog Ballroom. Combining a New York-style dinner with a new beverage menu and five ten-pin-pin bowling alley, Dog Bowl is the perfect place for a great night out in Manchester with a difference.

Sing karaoke at Bierkeller Party Bar

The Manchester Bierkeller party bar with German themes that keep it real, from beer to lederhosen. Go to The Printworks choose steins and inexpensive bites before an open mic night, and Oompah parties make the party go on all week. As you wait for your music to unfold, grab a cheap drink at the bar, warm up your vocals, and sing along with the other sponsors. Even if you are given a recording agreement in your dreams, this could be a place you do yourself. 

Chug beer glasses at Shooters Sports Bar

This Manchester sports bar has more than you can imagine when it comes to entertainment. With private karaoke booths, color screens, indoor golf booths (obviously), and games in the form of an Xbox One, pool, and Fussball, Green has it all. Oh, and we said there is a beer garden?


Located in Spinningfields, Refinery is a great and smart way to drink and dine. Huddle up in one of the booths or on the terraces outside for the winter as their modern bar serves everything from sharp white men to a vast selection of cocktails, including Old Fashioneds and Espresso Martinis


Taking over residence on the Corn Exchange, Banyan is a beautiful and comfortable place to drink and eat in Manchester. A trustworthy place whether you want a cup of coffee and cake, a dinner date, or some nightly fun, Banyan is a branch of much-needed restaurants that have made a name for itself with all the Pennines.

Drop by the best nightclubs in Manchester:

Revolucion De Cuba Nightclub

It may not be anything new under the sun, but if you’re a scint of a quintessential D.J. and a dance club with pounding bass (and shooting), go to Revolucion De Cuba. It is the foundation for the club in Manchester, moving things with a little Latin style. Come for a day of delicious tapas, or come at night with beautiful music and two floors of great songs that ensure you will move those knots until dawn. With one room pulling techno and house and the other offering up to 40 highs, hip-hop, and rock, not to mention 11 bars, smoking machines, and strobe lights, you’ll get the full experience of nightclubs here.

The Liars Club 

Keeping the party going until 4 am night and night of the week, the Liars Club is very much above the food bar. Check out the tiki paradise for a great list of over a hundred rhythms alongside a song that promises reggae, afrobeats, and Caribbean hits. Swankily deck from top to bottom, if you want to join a high-profile crowd (not to mention the HOB shows on the balcony), this is your place.


Although Manchester looks beautiful during the day and there is a lot to do, the city shines at night with neon lights shining across Oxford Street. Most places in the city stay open after two in the morning, allowing you to start many trips in one night. Whether you’re getting into a nocturnal night, arcade games, old-fashioned cult movies, fried foods, live music, or hot sky views, Manchester has it all.