Traditional pubs and real ale bars have taken over Manchester with the explosion of the craft beer scene. There is a healthy collection of micro brewery’s in the Northwest to support this growing sector of Manchester night-life. There is a great collection of gastropubs in both the Northern Quarter and Deansgate and Castlefield areas ideal for both afternoon or evening drinks.
For a more glamourous night out, there is no shortage of cocktail and champagne bars in Manchester city centre. For those wanting to indulge in a bit of celebrity spotting, there are certain bars which you can be sure to spy at least a soap star or footballer. From modern molecular cocktail specialists to 1940’s style speak-easy bars, there is a wealth of classy drinking establishments. We recommend heading to either the fashionable, high end Spinningfields area or trendy hipster haven that is the Northern Quarter.
The clubbing scene in Manchester has been famous ever since the days of The Hacienda and The Twisted Wheel. These days the city offers an eclectic array of nightclubs for all music tastes. Whether partying with the glamourous set at Bijou, or The Milton Club in Spinningfields, or dancing until the early hours to a top end DJ in an abandoned warehouse, again this city caters to all tastes and music styles.
The famous gay village attracts visitors from all over the world, the friendly LGBT scene at Manchester Canal Street is the ideal place to head to for cheesy pop parties. Likewise, for large groups the ever welcoming Printworks is the perfect crowd pleaser. This former printing press office was redeveloped into an urban entertainment venue with large bars, nightclubs and chain restaurants all conveniently housed under one roof.