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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.

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.  © Marketing Manchester
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Revolution

Cocktails and DJs

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.



Address

Arch 7, Deansgate Locks, Manchester M1 5LH

Telephone

+44 (0) 161 839 7558

Transport

Deansgate station

Website

Revolution Website

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Bluu

Buzzing Northern Quarter bar

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.



Address

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

Telephone

+44 (0) 161 839 7195

Transport

Shudehill Metrolink tram

Website

Bluu Website

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Knott Bar

Characterful city-centre pub

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.



Address

374, Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LY

Telephone

+44 (0) 161 839 9229

Transport

G Mex Metrolink tram

Mint Lounge, Manchester. © Mint Lounge
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Mint Lounge

Underground soul and jazz

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.



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

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Sankeys

Big nights out

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.



Address

Radium St, Manchester M4 6AY

Telephone

+44 (0) 161 236 5444

Transport

Piccadilly station

Website

Sankeys Website

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Matt and Phred's Jazz Club

Live jazz club

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!



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 Phreds Jazz Club Website

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.  © Marketing Manchester
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The Bridgewater Hall

Modern waterfront concert hall

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.



Address

Lower Moseley Street, Manchester M2 3WS

Telephone

+44 (0) 161 907 9000

Transport

G-Mex or St Peter's Square Metrolink tram

Website

Bridgewater Hall Website

Night & Day Café, Manchester. © Night & Day
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Night & Day Café

Original live music venue

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.



Address

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

Telephone

+44 (0) 161 236 4597

Transport

Piccadilly Gardens or Market Street Metrolink tram

Website

Night & Day Website

Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester. © Marketing Manchester
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MEN Arena

Huge indoor concert venue

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.



Address

Victoria Station, Trinity Way, Manchester M3 1AR

Telephone

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

Transport

Victoria Metrolink tram

Website

MEN Arena Website

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