University of Manchester

Night life

How would you rate your university towns night life?
Night life
8.4 / 10

(based on ratings in 2016)


"We have all different kinds of pubs and clubs from traditional pubs to wine bars to pubs with live bands. There are lots of clubs with different kinds of music eg heavy metal, indie and pop. There are loads of restaurants from small local cafés to fine dining. Roller skating is available in one bar with mini golf and salsa dancing being available in others. Museums, art galleries and theatres are available as well as cinemas and casinos. Manchester is also split into different areas for nightlife eg the Northern Quarter, the Gay Village and Deansgate, which all offer different experiences."
"There's lots of nightlife in the city as well as in the area beyond the university including pubs, clubs and others."
"We have lots of student bars and clubs and Manchester's northern quarter is really popular among young professionals. There are loads of alternative clubs to go to if that's your thing and there's something for everyone. It's all easily accessible and mostly within walking distance of each other."
"There's a wide range of pubs and clubs, particularly in the Fallowfield area, which is the main place for student accommodation. Most clubs in Manchester have a student event on so it is easy to save money."
"It's absolutely brilliant, there is always something happening and there is something for everyone. It's a shame crime is high because that spoils it for everyone."
"All sorts of things are available and the background is very diverse. There are concerts with big stars, clubs with different events and even well-known spots for people with different sexual preferences."


"Manchester is a big (and yet compact) city. There are fine bars and restaurants in the Northern Quarter and also budget-friendly ones in town and near Fallowfield. Manchester also has an active LGBT scene and nightlife!"
"A city that gave birth to Northern rave culture in the UK has loads to offer. You'd be hard-pressed to explore every single thing to do in town as there's so much going on."
"There's loads of clubbing and parties, it's fantastic. However, what attracted me most is that there are so many rock gigs in Manchester. I've seen many bands that I never imagined I'd have the chance to."
"There are loads of concerts and an exceptional music scene. There's a busy nightlife in town, as expected from a big city."
"There's no shortage of nightclubs around here! It can get really wild depending on where you go and there are different kinds of nightclubs. You'll almost certainly find something that you like around here."
"Everything from clubs playing cheesy classics and old school bangers to quirky jazz bars in the Northern Quarter and the grimy Warehouse Project and secret acid house raves. There are even folk music gigs. You will never get bored."
"In terms of nightlife, Manchester is incredibly varied. There are smaller weekly club nights such as Gold Teeth, which is great fun. The music scene has lots to offer for fans of all types of genres. Also, there's the yearly Warehouse Project series, which is a huge night out. There's a huge selection of bars and restaurants located in the city centre that are great to explore. The shopping is also great with the Armitage Centre and Trafford providing high-street retailers. Alongside this there's a great alternative/vintage fashion scene with the likes of Afflecks and smaller vintage shops/wholesalers. There are also plenty of museums, exhibitions and art galleries such as the Whitworth."
"There's loads of stuff to do! Art galleries, museums, shopping centres, the Northern Quarter, many music venues, theatres, a ton of cafes, cake shops, restaurants and bars etc. In Trafford, there are activity centres for things like skiing, sky diving and extreme trampolining."
"Manchester is a cultural city. There are many things to do in terms of music, dance, gigs, festivals, concerts and museums."
"You can't get much better than a Manchester night out. There are copious amounts of bars and nightclubs and something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a classy night out or a get-together at your local pub or bar, you're never short of options."
"Plenty of clubs are available for everyone to find something for their niche."

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