Nightlife in Manchester often highlights the city’s impressive live music heritage – some of the world’s biggest bands were formed here between the 1960s and 1990s. Each neighbourhood offers something different, so you’ll have ample places to spend a fun evening in the city. 

With one of the strongest nightlife scenes in the UK, many people head to Manchester for special events, such as The Warehouse Project with its series of seasonal club events. The Gay Village, centred around Canal Street, has a thriving LGBTQ+ scene with excellent bars, nightclubs, and independent theatres. Joining a ghost tour can be a great way to spend a night out in Manchester, especially if you prefer spine-chilling tales over loud music, football matches, and crowded clubs.

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