Manchester is well known for its nightlife and its excellent reputation is well earned, as it’s full to bursting with excellent bars and clubs to visit. From the Printworks to the Gay Village, here are some of the best night spots to visit while you’re in the city.
Cruz 101

Cruz 101

Canal Street is home to the Gay Village in Manchester, as made famous by 90’s TV series ‘Queer As Folk’. Cruz 101 is one of the best gay bars and self-professed ‘Manchester’s favourite nightclub’. Open from 11pm until 5am most evenings, a number of DJs play a variety of disco, funky house, pop, trance, R&B and house each night.

Where to find it? 101 Princess St, Manchester M1 6DD

How much? £

Cruz 101
Kiki

Kiki

Kiki is another popular night spot on Canal Street, holding a variety of club nights throughout the week, alongside a regular line-up of special guests and drag queens. The club has free entry and daily drink deals during the week. There are 25 disco balls on the premises with a light-up dance floor for a Saturday Night Fever vibe.

Where to find it? 4 Canal Street, Manchester, M1 3HE

How much? £

Kiki
Albert's Schloss

Albert's Schloss

Kick off your evening in this award-winning Bierkeller Albert’s Schloss, where you can line your stomach with currywurst and drink nothing but pure, unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell. The Bier Palace also serves Alpine cocktails, homemade Schnapps, and every table is equipped with a ‘push for prosecco’ button to ensure the bubbles keep on flowing.

Where is it: Albert's Schloss, 27 Peter St, Manchester M2 5Q

How much? ££

Albert's Schloss
Science and Industry

Science and Industry

If you’re after a classy cocktail joint to start off the night, you definitely can’t go wrong with ‘Science and Industry’ on the first floor of the rum and ribs bar Cane and Grain. The bar has a cocktail laboratory where award-winning mixologists use specialist equipment like a ‘rotary evaporator’ and ‘sous vide machines’ to whip up some otherworldly cocktails.

Where to find it? 41 Thomas Street, Manchester, M4 1NA

How much? ££

Science and Industry
Gorilla

Gorilla

Tucked beneath the railway arches on Whitworth Street is Gorilla, a hip club venue kitted out with reclaimed school furniture. There are two floors with a bar serving all the usual tipples downstairs and a mezzanine bar with a gin parlour upstairs. The main club area downstairs holds regular club nights, live comedy performances and the occasional cinema screening.

Where to find it? 54-56 Whitworth Street, Manchester, M1 5WW

How much? ££

Gorilla
Tiger Tiger

Tiger Tiger

Manchester’s Printworks is one of the go-to destinations in the night and nowhere exemplifies this more than Tiger Tiger. With 8 different rooms and a variety of events, there’s something for everyone here, whether it’s a bite to eat, cocktails or a lively disco! It’s the ideal place for you to eat, drink, party and entertain all under one roof.

Where to find it? Tiger Tiger, The Printworks, Withy Grove, Manchester M4 2BS

How much? £

Tiger Tiger

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