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Manchester nightlife

The home of some of the world's most famous bands and artists, Manchester isn't short of venues for live gigs and concerts. The city comes alive at night with a wide variety of bars and clubs for all types of people. Manchester's world famous Gay Village around Canal St as featured in the TV series 'Queer as Folk' includes the city's most popular gay bars and night clubs, and serves as the central hub for the annual Manchester Pride. Manchester's rock clubs feature the famous Satan's Hollow, Roadhouse and Jilly's Rockworld. Manchester's Comedy Store offers opportunities to enjoy live stand-up from amateurs and big names, and live gigs and shows can be enjoyed at the O2 Apollo and the MEN Arena.

Nights out wouldn't be complete without a walk to the Printworks, where you'll find the exclusive Entourage Bar and Tiger Tiger with its 70s and 80s music, flashing dance floor and roller girls. The Cloud 23 bar stands at the top of the Beetham Tower and is a luxury bar with unbelievable views, and Manchester's TV and movie-themed bars include TV21 and the impressive Fab Cafe. If you've got a night to spend in Manchester, take some time before you visit to book Manchester accommodation online. You'll be able to save money, and guarantee a room to return to when the clubs and bars close.

Legendary jazz and world music venue Band on the Wall sits on the edge of the city's funky Northern Quarter and has been a famous music venue here in Manchester since the 1930s. Book your visit to Manchester during The Warehouse Project - an annual party of all parties in the city featuring superstar DJs and best underground live music acts all performing in a former warehouse. Head down to Manchester's waterfront for great cocktails and drinks canalside or spend the night in some of Manchester's famous funky bar cafes with live music like Night and Day!

If you're on the lookout for that perfect Hen or party night in the heart of Manchester, head on down to The Birdcage nightclub situated just across from The Printworks. Vegas style shows here featuring super glamorous showgirls, fabulous Drag artists and DJs, and sexy male dancers, The Birdcage guarantees a great night out. An extensive drinks menu is available in-house, with themed party nights on Fridays and Saturdays, and great Christmas/ New Year party nights.

Whatever your nightlife preference, Manchester can oblige with its fantastic range of real ale inns, chic bars and mix of top name big nightclubs and more intimate themed music clubs many of which like FAC251 - The Factory pay their respectful links to the past and iconic Manchester bands like Joy Division.

Accommodation in Manchester

  • Salford Quays   (1.9 miles from the centre of Manchester)
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    £69
    Per Apartment, Per Night
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    Self-catering apartments providing luxury accommodation in Salford Quays, as a serviced alternative to a hotel. 24-hour service. Free WiFi. Great location and views.
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  • Manchester   (0.4 miles from the centre of Manchester)
    Sleeps 8
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    £350
    Per night
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    Two stylish luxury apartments in the heart of Manchester's Northern Quarter, open plan with period features. Free WiFi. Perfect for business or leisure. Spa nearby. Sleep 4 & 10.
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  • Manchester   (0.4 miles from the centre of Manchester)
    Sleeps 8
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    £69
    Per apartment per night (based on 2 sharing)
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    Stylish serviced apartments in Manchester set opposite the Printworks & ideal for both business & leisure. Modern kitchens, open plan living areas, WiFi. Apartments for 1-8 people.
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