On your way to becoming a fully-fledged 24-hour party person? Relax, we’ve got you covered. Manchester has more than enough excellent bars for late-night drinks outside of the big Friday and Saturday night blowouts. Whether you want to let loose, dancing on tables or eat cut-price chicken wings alongside your beer of choice, here’s our insider’s guide to the best places in the city for midweek drinks into the early hours of the following day. Get your Alka-Seltzer at the ready.
Here are our picks
Bunny Jackson’s Juke Joint, 1 Jack Rosenthal Street, Manchester, M15 4RA - Visit now
Bunny’s, referred to as BJ’s by teenagers, had a brief spell at B.Eat Street in 2017, on a site lodged awkwardly between Deansgate and Great Northern, but now it’s firmly based at the vibrant little culture zone that is First Street. Reliably busy in the evenings, in no small thanks to their crazy good 10p chicken wings offer. Expect an upbeat atmosphere with neon rock ‘n’ roll touches at this fast-becoming-legendary venue.
The Liars Club, 19A Back Bridge St, Manchester, M3 2PB - Visit now
There’s definitely something in the air at Liars Club; the staff seem to enjoy the night as much as the punters and although it’s not huge, it feels big once you’re inside. The Liars Club is at the bottom of an iconic pile on Manchester’s booming Bridge Street, propping up the popular Crazy Pedro’s, with Mojo’s completing an eclectic threesome, which offers enough variety to satisfy anyone looking to carve out a tasty little night out on the west side of Deansgate.
Cane & Grain, 49-51 Thomas Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 1NA - Visit now
Cane & Grain comes courtesy of the same crew as Liars Club and Blackroom Ballroom. You’re in safe hands when it comes to late-night drinks in a vibrant venue. You’ll find no less than three bars, each with their own unique drinks menus. The ground floor bar has a youthful skater feel, but the first-floor speakeasy is our top tip.
Mojo, 59 Bridge St, Manchester, M3 3BQ - Visit now
Catch Mojo’s on the right night, and you could be in for the most raucous, tabletop-dancing night of your year. Based on Manchester’s Bridge Street, this rock ‘n’ roll-themed cocktail bar is wildly popular with the city’s post-work bar crew and if that’s not the ultimate stamp of approval then what on earth is?