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The Northern Quarter
Open until 5am, Divebar NQ offers something for everyone. In the heart of the bustling Northern Quarter you’ll find casual dining, with sports TVs and the perfect social hangout. Regular happy hours keep the drinks flowing and they even offer cocktail making classes.
2. The Soup Kitchen
As a canteen, bar and music venue The Soup Kitchen defies your expectations. Delicious food, gigs and even comedy nights are held here, in an old warehouse where both strangers and friends sit together.
For creative cocktails, you may want to go here. With old pharmacy cabinets lining the walls and music that ranges from rock to classic hip-hop, every need will be fulfilled.
It’s more exciting than you think, with five ten-pin bowling alleys open well into the night. You can eat, drink cocktails and play all at the same time. With Tex-Mex inspired dishes and ball dispensers inspired by the bars own dog, it is certainly a place to visit.
2.The Deaf Institute
Contrary to its name The Deaf Institute hosts club nights and live gigs, ensuring that you’re on the floor jumping and dancing. It also has a café/bar and a downstairs bar so all of your drinking needs are covered.
3.Black Dog Ballroom
The sister of The Dog Bowl, the Black Dog Ballroom is a New-York style bar and restaurant. It offers both comfort food and DJs and is open until late at night.
A Tiki paradise awaits you in Deansgate Locks. The cheap drinks will flow in themed glasses, including the Moai and Aloha.
2. 42nd Street Nightclub
Informally known as 42s, this venue is for alternative music and regular DJ nights. Here you can kick back, with no dress code, and dance the night away.
With enough cocktails and vodka to have you drunk by the time you move onto the second bar, you will not be disappointed with Revolution. Just make sure you get some food in you too, which they do offer.
Best Kept Secrets
Don’t judge it just from looks alone, since it masquerades as an actual laundrette. Head straight for the phone on the wall and say, “I’ve got some dirty washing that needs a good clean.” Then you can enter through the large washing machine door and a bar is revealed. With booths, table service and cocktails, things will always be exciting.
2. The Fitzgerald
Located in the Northern Quarter, The Fitzgerald takes you into the pages of The Great Gatsby. The entrance is hidden in a back alley and channels the 1920s era with crushed velvet and signature cocktails.
Step into the Garden of Eden with three different club rooms to choose from. From daytime dining to night-time dancing and singing, you are spoilt for choice. From partying in Hedonist to grinding in Forbidden and classic party popping tunes in Genesis, the music fits everyone.
It gets better, some of these clubs – Divebar, Eden and Lola Lo’s are included in our free nightlife passes. You’ll receive free guestlist entry, queue jump and promotional drink offers.