Manchester Nightlife

The city of Manchester is well known for its lively nightlife with a range of events and venues located in Manchester city centre and the surrounding districts. The city has a large student population giving the city plenty of energy and attracts many visitors with its vibrant, dynamic nightlife. The range of nightlife available in Manchester means there is something to suit most tastes including clubs, niche and specialist clubs, traditional bars, contemporary and themed bars.

Our quick guide to Manchester’s nightlife outlines some bars and clubs worth considering:

Manchester Bars & Pubs

The Northern Quarter's streets are a mecca for creative, free thinkers and its night spots reflect this persona. Bar Centro is a popular bar, a trendy and stylish bar that serves a good selection of ales, ciders and European beers along with spirits and cocktails. Upstairs the bar includes comfortable seating with sofas offering the perfect place to sit back with a drink and catch up with friends, family and colleagues in a relaxed environment.
Address: 74 Tib Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1LG
Telephone: +44(0)161 835 2863


The Alibi Manchester is a relatively new bar to the Manchester bar scene bar. The bar is designed in a contemporary style and is located in the vibrant city centre of Manchester on Oxford Street making it ideally located for visitors to stop off at for a drink, lunch or dinner after a day exploring the city. The bar is well known for its coverage of live sporting action from around the world shown on the large screen screens. Drinks include soft drinks, beers, wines from around the world and a choice of cocktails and shots. Food is served at the Alibi and includes a Sunday Lunch menu whilst the main menu includes a choice of sandwiches, wraps, bar snacks, burgers, mains with meat, fish and vegetables and grills items.

Cloud 23 is a city centre bar located on the 23rd floor of the Hilton Tower Hotel in Manchester. The location on the 23rd floor offers guests some wonderful views of Manchester and the surrounding areas. The upmarket bar is a sophisticated and stylish establishment where guests can try a range of drinks including soft drinks, teas, coffees, beers, wines, spirits, cocktails and champagnes. Afternoon Tea is available that includes sandwiches, tea and coffee, scone with cream and jam and a selection of cakes. The bar has floor to ceiling windows and is decorated and furnished in a contemporary style.

Sam’s Chop House in Manchester is located in the city centre is a pub that is full of character and charm. Housed inside a historic building that retains character touches, the public house offers guests a choice of food and drink in a relaxed environment. The pub has an impressive wine list with plenty of choice and serves classic British cuisine including soups, salads, pies, meat and vegetable mains and tempting puddings. Sam’s is a friendly cosy public house serving a choice of foods making it an ideal place to catch up with friends, family and colleagues.

The Marble Arch is a popular real ale pub bar located on Rochdale Road in Manchester. The inn dates back to the late 19th century and is a Grade II listed building, the pub has plenty of charm and character and has over the years gained a fine reputation for its quality beers and ales. The pub is unusual in that is also houses its own brewery. The pub maintains authentic touches including a fireplace and offers guests a choice of real ales, beers, spirits and serves food including sandwiches, burgers and pies. The pub offers visitors a warm welcome and its friendly atmosphere makes it a great place to enjoy some food and drinks and socialise.
Address: 73 Rochdale Road, Manchester, M4 4HY
Telephone: +44(0) 161 832 5914



Manchester Clubs

Matt and Phreds Jazz Club is located on Tib Street in the Northern Quarter in Manchester. The club is a lively place for musicians and artists and specialises in live jazz music. One of the few clubs in the north that is dedicated to jazz, there are local and international artists showcasing their talents with live gigs 6 days a week. Visitors can enjoy the great atmosphere and with good food and drink also on the menu, you can truly enjoy a great night out.

Sankeys Nightclub is located on Radium Street in the Ancoats area of Manchester. Clubbers can dance the night away with DJs spinning tunes each night. Music played includes house, techno, hip hop, soul and more. The Basement is the main club space here and includes an impressive sound system and LED lighting making it a great place for clubbers to enjoy the music and environment. Other rooms include the Spektrum and the bar room. There is a fun, friendly atmosphere at the club allowing guests to let their hair down and party away.

Factory 251 is a nightclub located on Princess Street in Manchester city centre. The club is set over 3 floors, each of which plays different music genres with resident DJs playing a range of tunes from rock and roll to indie to hip hop to electro to soul and funk. There are different club nights during the week catering for different musical tastes and there are a number of live shows that are hosted here.

Tiger Tiger Manchester is a bar/nightclub located at the Printworks on Withy Grove in Manchester city centre. The venue is a popular destination to meet up with friends and colleagues for lunch and dinner, enjoy food and drinks and dance the night away. The restaurant offers a choice of food and drinks, the menu is international including light bites and bar food, burgers, curries, steak, salads and desserts. Drinks include soft drinks, a choice of cocktails, shooters, wines and champagnes. The venue has a fun, lively atmosphere and includes a restaurant, six bars and a club.

The Attic Nightclub is located on New Wakefield Street in Manchester. The club is a popular destination for both students and locals with a lively, fun atmosphere and is home to some of the finest underground club promoters in the city. The club hosts a number of nights catering for different musical tastes including techno, reggae, hip hop, jungle, Latin and jazz. There are a range of drinks available including beers, wines, spirits, shooters and cocktails and food includes sandwiches, main meals, burgers, jacket potatoes and snacks. The club attracts some of the finest DJs in Manchester and international guest DJs from around the world.




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