Hello, manchester

Known as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester is one of the most dynamic and cosmopolitan cities in the UK, with a unique character all of its own. Manchester welcomes visitors with its fine traditions of culture, music, sport and top class events. The city's vitality is expressed through its fascinating history, interactive attractions, magnificent architecture and most of all, the spirit of its people, ensuring that there’s always something to do in the Greater Manchester region.

Bars & Nightlife

The Bars & Nightlife to Visit

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BrewDog Manchester

BrewDog is a large chain of pubs with tons of personality. They boast that they brew "uncompromising, bold and irreverent" beer, as a form of "rebellion against faceless corporate bureaucracy and the bland pathetic beer they industrially produce." With that sales pitch, you know you're in for something special at BrewDog.

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Hard Rock Manchester

Hard Rock Cafe

Located in the city centre, the UK's largest Hard Rock serves what can only be described as "The Official Food of Rock", generous drinks and an awe-inspiring collection of rock memorabilia. Visit Hard Rock Cafe Manchester for a family-friendly dining experience that truly rocks! They're conveniently situated within The Printworks entertainment complex, close to the Arndale Shopping Centre and opposite the National Football Museum, so drop in and see how they can rock your world! The venue has an awe-inspiring collection of unique rock memorabilia, with priceless pieces from The Beatles, Oasis and Elvis adorning the walls. Their Rock Shop stocks a wide range of official Hard Rock Cafe Manchester merchandise from T-shirts to glassware and umbrellas for you to buy as a memento of your visit to our beautiful city.

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Manchester235 is the North West’s premier entertainment and gaming destination. Located in the Great Northern Warehouse, this spectacular Vegas-style casino offers an unrivalled evening of entertainment boasting two restaurants, multiple floors of gaming and a glamorous cocktail bar A vibrant casino, Manchester235 exudes a constant buzz about the place, with its slot machines, electronic casino games, gaming tables and poker. The Poker Lounge is a dedicated Poker space with an electric atmosphere. It is home to the best cash games in the North West 7 days a week and 24 hours at weekends. There are also a variety of weekly scheduled tournaments. James Martin Manchester located on the top floor of the venue features the simple, sensational, seasonal cuisine of celebrity chef James Martin. This is where you will find the very best in modern British food, starring fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

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facade of the Band on the Wall

Band on the Wall

Band On The Wall has been one of the cornerstones of Manchester's music scene for the greater part of the last century. Occupying a grand old Victorian pub, it was at the centre of Manchester's punk scene in the late 1970s where Buzzcocks, The Fall and Joy Division first played. Since then, it has played host to many internationally acclaimed artists including Mica Paris, Bjork, Art Blakey, Carleen Anderson, Simply Red and countless others. It also has a global reputation for showcasing a vast array of accomplished and respected artists from around the world. In doing so, it is internationally known as a venue that promotes equality and diversity through music. This unique and pioneering programme of music has thrilled hundreds of thousands of people over the years. The venue re-opened after a complete makeover in 2009 with state-of the art facilities which includes a new public space, The Picturehouse is adjacent to the venue and located in a Grade 2 Listed building that was a cinema in the early 1900s. It serves a selection of food and drinks and is the perfect place to meet friends before a concert. The Picturehouse also houses the venue's box office where tickets can be purchased or collected for concerts at the venue.

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concert crowd at The Deaf Institute

The Deaf Institute

The Deaf Institute is an independent fun loving bar and venue, spread across 3 floors, with 3 bars, a kitchen and a roof terrace. Housed in a historic Manchester building originally built in 1878 as The Deaf Institute, the building was derelict when they first got their hands on it and they have refurbished it back to something they hope approaches its original glory. Located just off the bustling Oxford Road, the venue is based in the heart of the Manchester Metropolitan University Campus. In the main bar they have big sharing tables and leather booths, expect fresh and tasty food, a sweetie shop inspired cocktail list, frozen cocktails, local ales and craft beers served up to a rock ’n roll sound track. The music hall on the first floor hosts live gigs, comedy and club nights in a ballroom under a massive mirror ball, with velvet curtains, a domed ceiling, tiered seating and parrots on the wall. The Deaf Institute have been lucky enough to see a solid procession of world class talent on their humble little stage over the years, with some of today’s biggest names in music gracing the stage in the early stages of their career. The basement bar is a dandyish den perfect for parties or club nights.

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Flight Club

Flight Club is the home of Social Darts. They’ve taken the traditional game of darts and supercharged it, developing fast and exciting multiplayer games to create a social experience like no other for groups of 3 to 300. Flight Club Manchester’s décor spectacularly combines the heritage of darts, the pub and the fairground, with a unique twist. Whether you’re looking for a new lunch spot, hosting a team social or just fancy catching up over a cocktail at the bar – this amazing space on King Street is perfect for any occasion. With a range of private and semi-private event spaces available to book, a beautiful bar and a mouth-watering menu of sharing plates, pizza paddles and delicious signature slushy cocktails — it’s got everything you need to kick start an unforgettable social adventure.

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