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Nightlife in Manchester

Music is Manchester's first love. The city boasts everything from indie bars and disco nights to jazz joints and world-class concerts. Bar-hop around the Gay Village on Canal Street, hear original live bands in Night & Day Café in the Northern Quarter also home to cocktail bars and funky clubs like Mint Lounge. City centre haunts include Knott Bar under the railway arches and the MEN Arena for big-name concerts and comedy.

Night & Day Café, Manchester. © Night & Day

Bars

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  1. 1. Knott Bar - Bars

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    Built into a railway arch, the city centre Knott Bar has high ceilings, wooden interior, terraced balcony and jukebox. It boasts a varied selection of global beers and local ale and a tempting menu of homemade burgers, platters and tapas.Show this on map

    Address

    374, Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LY

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 161 839 9229

    Transport

    G Mex Metrolink tram

  2. 2. Revolution - Bars

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    Revolution, underneath the Arches at Deansgate Locks, prides itself on its vodka cocktails. Dress to impress, book a private booth, or admire the clientele from the mezzanine level. DJs provide an eclectic soundtrack of funk, soul and club anthems.Show this on map

    Address

    Arch 7, Deansgate Locks, Manchester M1 5LH

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 161 839 7558

    Transport

    Deansgate station

    Website

    Revolution Website

  3. 3. Bluu - Bars

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    A trendy bar in a former fish market in the Northern Quarter, Bluu, so-called after the Blue Note Jazz Club, has a lively ground-floor bar, intimate basement lounge and private outdoor terrace. Fine dining is available in the upstairs restaurant.Show this on map

    Address

    Smithfield Market, Thomas Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1BD

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 161 839 7195

    Transport

    Shudehill Metrolink tram

    Website

    Bluu Website

Clubs

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  1. 4. Sankeys - Clubs

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    Sankeys, east of the city-centre in Ancoats, is a hub for techno and house lovers and a stalwart on the Manchester scene. Attracting some of the biggest DJs in the world, it hosts regular and one-off club nights every month.Show this on map

    Address

    Radium St, Manchester M4 6AY

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 161 236 5444

    Transport

    Piccadilly station

    Website

    Sankeys Website

  2. 5. Mint Lounge - Clubs

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    Mint Lounge, Manchester. © Mint Lounge

    This funky 500-capacity underground club in the Northern Quarter hosts DJ nights and live music gigs from reggae, jazz, and Latin jazz to soul and chilled grooves. The Mint Lounge has a chill-out room, great cocktails and serves Afro-Caribbean food.Show this on map

    Address

    46-50, Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 161 228 1495

    Transport

    Piccadilly Gardens or Market Street Metrolink tram

    Website

    Mint Lounge Website

Entertainment

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  1. 6. Night & Day Café - Entertainment

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    Night & Day Café, Manchester. © Night & Day

    High-ceilinged Night & Day Café in the Northern Quarter is part café with wi-fi, and part bar with impressive absinthe selection. The low-lit live venue hosts original music from international and local acts - no tribute or cover bands allowed.Show this on map

    Address

    26, Northern Quarter, Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JN

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 161 236 4597

    Transport

    Piccadilly Gardens or Market Street Metrolink tram

  2. 7. Matt and Phred's Jazz Club - Entertainment

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    The region's first dedicated live jazz club, Matt and Phred's in the Northern Quarter is a laidback, bohemian jazz joint with a relaxed dress code. Its homemade pizzas are as renowned as its late-night jam sessions. Arrive early to secure a seat!Show this on map

    Address

    64, Tib Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1LW

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 161 831 7003

    Transport

    Market Street or Piccadilly Gardens Metrolink tram

    Website

    Matt and Phred's Jazz Club Website

  3. 8. MEN Arena - Entertainment

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    Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester. © Marketing Manchester

    From Kylie and Take That to Classical Spectacular and World Swimming Championships, the 23,000-capacity Manchester Evening News Arena in the city centre is one of Europe's largest indoor events venues hosting pop, rock, classical, comedy and sporting events.Show this on map

    Address

    Victoria Station, Trinity Way, Manchester M3 1AR

    Telephone

    +44 (0)161 950 5000 (General Enquiries)

    Transport

    Victoria Metrolink tram

    Website

    MEN Arena Website

  4. 9. The Bridgewater Hall - Entertainment

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    The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. © Marketing Manchester

    The Bridgewater Hall is central Manchester's £42m, waterfront concert venue. Home to Manchester's Hallé Orchestra, its 2,400-seater auditorium features an organ with 5,500 pipes, and hosts over 250 annual performances from classical to jazz. Enjoy its award-winning restaurant and café-bar.Show this on map

    Address

    Lower Moseley Street, Manchester M2 3WS

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 161 907 9000

    Transport

    G-Mex or St Peter's Square Metrolink tram

    Website

    The Bridgewater Hall Website

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