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Nightlife - Deansgate

Deansgate is home to some of Manchester's trendiest and most exclusive bars, clubs and restaurants. Located at the top end of Deansgate, the mile long road runs right the way through the city centre.

Known as Manchester's celeb hotspot, don't be surprised if you spot the occasional WAG or Corrie star falling out of a club and into the back of a taxi in the early hours of the morning. 

Bijou Club

Venue: Club

Dress Code: Smart Casual

About: As one of Manchester's most exclusive nightclubs, Bijou is a hub of style, sophistication and glamour. Located opposite Manchester Cathedral and the MEN Arena, this swanky weekend hotspot is a real favourite amongst footballers and celebs with famous party-goers including the likes of Ne-Yo, Tulisa, Drake, Rita Ora and The Wanted. 

Music: Alongside it's playlist of funky house and R&B anthems, Bijou attracts some of the country’s most notable musical acts and DJs. 

Opening Hours: 

  • Mon-Fri: 09:30pm - 06:30pm
  • Sat: 22:30pm - 05:00am

Address: 1-7 Chapel Street, Manchester, M3 7NJ

Telephone: 0161 834 6377

The Liars Club

Venue: Club

Dress Code: Smart Casual

About: The Liars Club is a Polynesian themed "tiki dive bar" just off of Deansgate. This kitsch tropical hideaway is packed with rum, fun, cocktails and Tiki craziness a million miles away from the dreary streets of Manchester above. Not only is the club home to one of the largest rum collections in the city but it also serves up some of the best tropical cocktails around. 

Music: Enjoy the very best of "Desert Island Discs" Elvis and the beach boys for a chilled out evening in tiki paradise. 

Opening Hours: 

  • Mon - Sat: 05:00pm - 04:00am 
  • Sun: 05:00pm - 03:00am

Address:  Back Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 2PB

Telephone: 0161 834 5111


Venue: Club

Dress Code: Smart 

About: It's easy to see how Suede has earned itself a reputation as Manchester's biggest VIP super club. Each and every weekend the venue attracts a crowd of the city's most style conscious party goers. The drinks selection is varied to say the least with a wide selection of premium spirits and a variety of rare champagnes taking centre stage on the menu. 

Music: On Saturday nights, DJs Vinnie B and Lemmi play a mixture of R&B, Hip Hop and House hits, new and old.

Opening Hours:

  • Sat & Sun: 11.00pm-5.00am

Address: Longworth Street, Manchester, M3 4BQ

Telephone: 0161 669 4710

Épernay Champagne & Cocktail Bar

Venue: Bar

Dress Code: Smart 

About: Épernay Champagne bar is quietly nestled within the heart of Manchester with fantastic views across the city centre. The venue boasts a comprehensive list of Champagne, Cocktails and ice cold beers. 

Music: Easy listening lounge music reminiscent of the 1950s and 1960s. 

Opening Hours:

  • Mon - Thu: 16:00pm - 01:30am
  • Fri - Sat: 12:00pm - 01:30am
  • Sun: 12:00pm - 12:00am

Address: Watson Street, Manchester, M3 4EE

Telephone: 0161 834 8802

Harvey Nichol's Second Floor Bar

Venue: Bar

Dress Code: Smart Casual

About: Harvey Nichol's Second Floor Bar offers one of the city's most diverse cocktail menus, a selection of the world's best Champagnes and a range of speciality spirits. This award-winning bar is the perfect place to meet friends, take a well-earned rest from shopping or spend an evening with a loved one. 

Music: A sophisticated and laid back soundtrack of smooth jazz and blues. 

Opening Hours:

  • Mon: 10.00am - 8.00pm
  • Tue - Fri: 10.00am - 11.00pm
  • Sat: 9.00am - 11.00pm 
  • Sun: 9:00am - 5:30pm

Address: 21 New Cathedral Street, Manchester, M1 1AD

Telephone: 0161 828 8898


Venue: Bar

Dress Code: Smart Casual

About: Australasia serves a unique list of expertly crafted, exclusive cocktails alongside all the classics and a wine list of impressive proportions in a sleek and stylish setting. 

Music: An eclectic mix of music created nightly by resident and guest DJs. 

Opening Hours:

  • Sun-Wed: 12:00pm – 12:00am          
  • Thu: 12:00pm – 01:00am
  • Fri & Sat: 12:00pm – 03:00am

Address: 1 Spinningfield Way, Manchester, M3 3AP

Telephone: 0161 831 0288

Manchester House

Venue: Bar

Dress Code: Smart Casual

About: Located on Level 12 of Tower Twelve in Spinningfields, Manchester House is the perfect place to impress and entertain or laze with a cocktail and soak up the scenery. With stunning panoramic views of Manchester’s skyline and a dramatic monochromatic interior, Manchester House is a superb retreat from the hustle and bustle below. 

Music: Manchester House's relaxed ambience comes courtesy of its easy listening tunes. 

Opening Hours:

  • Tue - Sat: 12.00pm - late

Address: 18-22 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BZ

Telephone: 0161 835 2557

The Milton Club

Venue: Bar

Dress Code: Smart Casual

About: The Milton Club is a contemporary private members club offering exceptional service and a sophisticated ambience moments from the thriving Spinningfields business district. The classic drinks menu includes rare whiskies and cognacs, modern cocktails and a superb selection of wine and champagne. 

Music: On Friday nights DJ Justin Fry plays the very best of Soul, Disco, Funk and Commercial Hits to take you into the early hours. While on Saturdays DJ Vinnie B plays a mix of Classic Funk, RnB and House.

Opening Hours:

  • Fri & Sat: 08.00pm- 04.00am

Address: 44 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4BQ

Telephone: 0872 437 9470


Venue: Bar, Club, Casino

Dress Code: Smart Casual

About: Encapsulating all the glitz and glamour of the Vegas strip, Vega Lounge is one of Manchester’s only late-night bars. With an extensive cocktail menu, drinks menu and 24-hour food menu this is the perfect venue for any time of the day or night.

Music: The best of the city’s resident DJs spin a mix of classic uplifting Miami Beach house vibes with a sprinkle of chart crowd-pleasers.

Opening Hours:

  • 24/7

Address: 2 Watson Street, Manchester, M3 4LP

Telephone: 0161 828 0300

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