Manchester | Eating, drinking and nightlife

Eating, drinking and nightlife

Fondly named Madchester in the 1980-90s, Manchester has a party scene like nowhere else, with some of the UK’s biggest music bands, most famous nightclubs and finest restaurants in its midst. Think Happy Mondays and Hacienda. While trends have moved on from psychedelic rock, Manchester still buzzes with places to eat, drink and dance. See our rundown of the city’s favourite haunts. 

Eating out

Known for its neon-lit curry mile and lantern-lit Chinatown, Manchester is also home to the UK’s first Michelin star restaurant and some seriously good pub food. Discover our pick of the city’s best eateries, from French bistros and Italian trattorias to vegetarian heaven. 

Drinking and nightlife

With Europe’s largest student population to its name, Manchester is more than geared up for drinking and dancing into the night. From grungy pubs and stylish wine bars, to underground clubs and cocktails with a view, check out our choice of the city’s top nightspots. 

Eating, drinking and nightlife video

Whether you’re looking for a bar, pub or club, Mike Fearnley from our Manchester Portland Street Premier Inn gives us the insider scoop on where to head for a fun night out in Manchester including the Northern Quarter, Printworks and Deansgate Lock. 

Looking for a hotel in Manchester?

Whether you want to stay in the centre of Manchester, or in one of Manchester’s leafy suburbs, we have lots of hotels to choose from. We also have hotels next to Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly, and for football fans hotels next to Old Trafford, Etihad Stadium and Manchester Arena