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Classy Venues in Manchester

If you want to inject some class into your event, check out our list of classy bars in Manchester. Finding the perfect bar for you is easy.

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  • Classy Venues in Manchester - fivefourstudios
    salfordfivefourstudios40 People

    Based on a members club lounge, the bar at fivefourstudios is an elegant and relaxed space for small parties and events, or can be used as part of a larger event.

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  • Classy Venues in Manchester - Saison
    West DidsburySaison150 People

    Situated in the heart of West Didsbury The Violet Hour is a fantastic bar which lends itself to a number of different events including special celebrations, cocktail parties and masterclasses and christmas parties. If hiring the whole venue the bar can comfortably accommodate up to 150 guests - the fantastic team will ensure everything runs smoothly and you and your guests are well looked after.

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  • Classy Venues in Manchester - Namco Funscape, Trafford
    Trafford, ManchesterNamco Funscape, Trafford45 People

    Treat your clients and colleagues to a very special event, including our luxury VIP bowling lanes. Perfect for an exclusive event, staff party or celebration. Our VIP Area features 6 lanes for your exclusive use, with your own behind-lane seating area. Hire also includes your own private bar area, and a dodgems and games token pack, allowing your group to enjoy the full features of this fun unique site.

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  • Classy Venues in Manchester - The Comedy Store Manchester
    DeansgateThe Comedy Store Manchester45 People

    A unique space in the top of a railway arch. An intimate private bar perfect for birthday parties and celebrations. On a night we have a show, there is a ticket and show package that includes dinner.

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  • Classy Venues in Manchester - Hilton Deansgate
    DeansgateHilton Deansgate300 People

    A firm favourite of Manchester’s stylish set, Cloud 23 ranks among the world’s most exciting bars. Take the private express lift then soak up the sleek and sophisticated surrounds and the spectacular views. Soaring above the city skyline, with lofty floor-to-ceiling windows, the entire venue, or a variety of different spaces within the bar area can be hired out for private functions or wedding ceremonies and receptions.

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  • Classy Venues in Manchester - Manchester Selina
    Northern QuarterManchester Selina100 People

    Cozy, spacious café located in the vibrant Northern Quarter, delighted with natural daylight and great décor. This Latin-American inspired place shows great potential for Private Dining events and social gatherings with the capacity to host 180 people standing or 100 people seated.

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  • Classy Venues in Manchester - The King's Arms
    Salford The King's Arms275 People

    Located just 100 metres away from Salford Station, The King's Arms is widely known as one of the most unique pubs in Manchester/Salford. With a beautiful theatre space upstairs, a personal and intimate studio, a snug area and several bars, The King's Arms is a exemplary venue for birthday parties, Christmas parties, performances and even bespoke festivals.

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  • Classy Venues in Manchester - Impossible Bar and Theatre
    Manchester City CentreImpossible Bar and Theatre500 People

    The luxury main room can accommodate up to 500 people and has the additional facilities of a cat walk, state of the art sound and light, projection facilities, booth seating, two fully stocked bars, photo booth and a unique design throughout The venue is super versatile, arrange a viewing to see the venue in all its glory Hidden behind the photo booth is a gem of a private room that has a standing capacity of up to 100 people, perfect for those intimate gatherings.

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  • Classy Venues in Manchester - Revolution Oxford Road, Manchester

    The Loft at Revolution Oxford Road can cater for up to 190 guests for a buffet or 80 guests for sit down dining. Our menus offer plenty of choice for all tastes and requirements and we are always happy to look at bespoke packages to create your perfect dining experience. This venue is ideally located on the busy Oxford Road in Manchester city centre; close to bars, shops and nearby hotels.

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  • Classy Venues in Manchester - DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester

    The DoubleTree is a well-respected venue for professionals in Manchester. It offers immaculate meeting rooms, such as Dunstaff nage, as well as a multitude of practical extra features and facilities including high speed internet throughout the hotel, wireless printing, comprehensive corporate packages, a fitness center, overnight accommodation, several high-quality restaurants and bars.

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  • Classy Venues in Manchester - The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel

    The award-winning Opus One Bar & Restaurant is a stylish space suitable for a food focused birthday party, working lunch or private dinner. They can create a delicious array of savoury or sweet dishes, deli-style platters, flavoursome fork buffets or sit down dinners. The restaurant reflects the Radisson's commitment to sustainability in its seasonally relevant menus which use locally sourced produce wherever possible.

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  • Classy Venues in Manchester - Genting Club Manchester
    City CentreGenting Club Manchester 100 People

    The Balcony Bar is the perfect spot for many kinds of celebrations - from special birthdays & anniversaries to leaving parties and company Christmas parties. Your party will have a birds eye view of the hustle & bustle of the gaming floor. Food and drinks packages can be created to suit your requirements. With it's city centre location and excellent transport links the Balcony Bar couldn't be a more convenient choice for your guests.

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  • Classy Venues in Manchester - Ark
    Deansgate Locks Ark 200 People

    The Canal Bar at Ark is a self contained space on the lower level of the bar. Features of this room are the private bar, heated terrace and views out on to the Bridgewater Canal. The Canal Bar is perfect for birthdays, special celebrations, networking events and Christmas parties. Add an interactive element to your event with a cocktail masterclass.

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  • Classy Venues in Manchester - Hilton Deansgate
    DeansgateHilton Deansgate300 People

    Located on the 23rd floor of the Hilton Deansgate, Cloud 23 has unfettered views of Manchester's skyline and its interior is just as impressive! It is a sleek and elegant bar which exudes decadent luxury and it is a perfect venue for a birthday party, anniversary or special social occasion. Cloud 23 boasts an extensive selection of cocktails, fine champagnes and offers Cocktail Masterclasses.

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  • Classy Venues in Manchester - Revolución de Cuba Manchester

    Revolucion de Cuba Mancheter is a stunning, decadent event venue with a distinctly Latin vibe for up to 900 people for casual and relaxed events. Located across two fabulous floors of rum bars and unrivalled cantina, it's impressive, it's fun, and it's one of the most wanted and dynamic event venues in Manchester citty centre. For coffee mornings or Cachaca nights, Revolucion de Cuba Manchester is striking and stylish for high-energy events.

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  • Classy Venues in Manchester - Revolución de Cuba Manchester

    Planning the perfect Corporate Event? Summer party, Christmas party, networking event or anything in-between? The Havana Bar is the perfect event space for awards evenings, finger food affairs, Christmas parties and 'just because' celebrations for up to 90 people on a casual and relaxed mix and mingle basis or 45 people for seated dining. Our famously fabulous cocktails and plates of scrumptiousness are always served with a sprinkling of Cuban-inspired magic to guarantee events your squad will love and you'll be proud of.

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Heading to Manchester for a night out with friends or colleagues? There are plenty of classy bars in Manchester that are perfect for a fun event that everyone will remember! Whether you fancy something with a cosy atmosphere or a quirky venue with exposed brick walls and live music, there's something for everyone in Manchester's bar scene, from classic cocktail bars to hidden speakeasies and impressive rooftop spots. If you're looking for a sophisticated and stylish setting, then one of these bars is sure to fit the bill! Here are our top tips on finding the best bars in Manchester for your event.

How much does it cost to rent a bar for a private event in Manchester?

The average cost to rent a bar for a private event in Manchester is £300, but costs can vary quite substantially based on the day of the week and the time of the year. This price will also vary depending on the size of the venue and the length of time you need it for - for instance, a small venue that you only use for a couple of hours will be relatively cheap, whereas taking over the whole bar at a venue that hosts hundreds could come with a considerable cost. It's also worth considering whether you need to hire additional staff to take care of all your guests, as this will add to the overall cost.

One thing that’s worth noting is that many bars offer their venue on a minimum spend basis, which means that as long as you and your guests spend enough on food and drinks to cover the cost, there’s no additional cost to taking over the venue. This can be really handy if you don’t have a big budget so make sure you look out for bars that offer this!

What to consider when booking a bar for an event

When booking a bar for an event in Manchester, there are a few things you should keep in mind to ensure that everything runs smoothly on the day. Firstly, it’s important to think about the size of your group and whether the venue can accommodate everyone comfortably. You should also consider the type of event you’re hosting - for example, if it’s a work function then you might want to find a bar with private hire options so that you can have the space to yourself.

It’s also worth checking what facilities the venue has to offer - for instance, some bars have table service with drinks served at guests' seats so that you don’t have to queue at the bar, and others have pool tables or games that can be enjoyed by your guests. Make sure you check what’s included in the hire cost so that there are no nasty surprises on the day!

What are the most popular bars in Manchester?

The most popular bars in Manchester vary depending on what you're looking for. If you're looking for a lively and vibrant atmosphere, then bars such as Cane and Grain are ideal, whereas if you're after something a little more refined, then spectacular spots like Cloud 23 are guaranteed to draw gasps from guests.

Each of Manchester's bars has its own unique character, so it's definitely worth taking the time to explore a few different options before deciding on the perfect venue for your event. And, if you're still not sure, then our team of expert venue-finders will be more than happy to help! Just get in touch and we'll help you narrow it down and hunt out those hidden gems.

What are the best areas to find classy bars in Manchester?

The city centre is always a good bet when it comes to finding bars in Manchester. There are plenty of options within walking distance of each other, so you can easily bar-hop your way around the city, from King Street to Piccadilly. If you're looking for a more edgy atmosphere, then head to the Northern Quarter, which boasts a selection of the quirkiest bars in the city. This trendy neighbourhood is home to some of Manchester's best bars, as well as a great selection of pubs and spots serving up live jazz and the best cocktails on offer. Deansgate and Spinningfields are also popular areas for bars, with plenty of options to suit all budgets and tastes.

Best bars in Manchester city centre

The city centre is home to some of the best bars in Manchester, so it's no surprise that this is where most people head when they're looking for a night out. Central locations like Deansgate and Spinningfields are always buzzing with activity, and you'll find plenty of great bars to choose from. Plus, you won't be far from the best clubs and restaurants in the city to continue your night!

20 Stories: Located atop a skyscraper in the city centre, 20 Stories offers stunning views, making it the perfect place to enjoy a drink or two while watching the sun set over Manchester. The restaurant also has an excellent menu, with something to suit everyone's taste. [The Impossible Bar and Theatre] ( is the perfect place for a night out in Manchester. This unique venue combines a bar, restaurant and theatre all under one roof, making it the perfect place to enjoy a night out with friends. The Impossible Bar is located in the heart of Manchester's financial district, making it a short walk from Deansgate and Spinningfields. The bar serves up a variety of inventive cocktails, while the theatre hosts a range of shows and events.

Best cocktail bars in the Northern Quarter

If you're looking for something a little bit different, then Manchester's Northern Quarter is definitely worth exploring for its quirky bars. This hip and happening neighbourhood is full of independent bars that have their own unique character and no end of tasty cocktails and craft ales to sample. It's the perfect spot to aim for if you're looking for a more laid-back and relaxed vibe. Walrus is a stylish bar located in the heart of Manchester's Northern Quarter. This chic venue serves up a range of delicious cocktails, as well as an extensive menu of small plates and sharing dishes. The main bar is located upstairs, while the secret basement bar features plush, intimate booths and high tables for a secret, tucked-away feeling.

Best hidden bars for craft beers and more in Manchester

There are also plenty of great hidden bars in Manchester that are worth seeking out. These speakeasies and basement bars are often tucked away in inconspicuous locations, often with a secret door which adds to the intrigue, but they're definitely worth tracking down. They're perfect for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre and enjoy a more intimate drinking experience. Many also feature great menus of craft beers which make them well worth seeking out. Here are just a couple of the best bars that do both.

Cane and Grain is one of the best bars in the Northern Quarter. This quirky bar is located in an old police station, and it has a relaxed and fun atmosphere. The bar serves up a range of drinks, including classic cocktails, beer and wine. There is also a menu of small plates if you're feeling peckish. Its downstair's Liar's Lounge bar has a lively atmosphere, making it perfect for a night out with friends.

Black Dog Ballroom is one of the best bars in Manchester. This trendy speakeasy-style bar is located in the city centre and it's perfect for a night out with friends. Black Dog Ballroom also has a Private Ballroom, which is perfect for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre and enjoy a more intimate drinking experience.

Best upmarket bars in Manchester

If you're looking for somewhere really special to spend an evening, then Manchester also has plenty of upmarket bars that offer a luxurious experience. These bars are often located in the city's most iconic buildings, and they're perfect for enjoying a few drinks in style.

Velvet Hotel Bar: The Velvet Hotel is a stylish and sophisticated venue that's perfect for a night out. The bar has an extensive cocktail menu, as well as a range of beers, wines and spirits. There's also a delicious food menu, making it the perfect place to start or end your night. Namii Kitchen is a stylish and modern Japanese restaurant that's perfect for a night out. The restaurant has an incredible menu of delicious Japanese dishes, as well as a range of cocktails, beers and wines. Namii Kitchen also has a private dining room that's ideal for a sophisticated evening with work colleagues or friends.

Cloud 23 is a stylish bar located on the 23rd floor of the Hilton Deansgate hotel. The bar has panoramic views of the city, making it the perfect place to enjoy a few drinks while watching the sun set.

How to find the perfect bar in Manchester for your night out

There are plenty of great bars to choose from in Manchester, so it's worth taking the time to find one that suits your needs. Whether you're after an exclusive, stunning spot like The Cotton Factory's glass-roofed conservatory, or a larger space like the impressive Be At 2 bar at Be At One, you've got all the best bars at your fingertips on our site. Hire Space is the perfect way to find a bar in Manchester for your night out. Whether you're looking for a sophisticated and stylish setting or a more relaxed and chilled vibe, Hire Space can help you find the perfect venue for your needs. With Hire Space, you can search for bars by location, price, capacity, and more, so finding the perfect setting for your night out has never been easier.

Top tips for finding the best bars in Manchester

Book early!

Manchester is a popular city, so it's always best to book your venue early to avoid disappointment.

Think about your budget

There are bars to suit all budgets in Manchester, so it's important to think about how much you're willing to spend on your night out. It's worth bearing in mind that many bars operate on a minimum spend basis, so be sure to check this before booking.

Check the opening times

Many bars in Manchester have late night opening times, but it's always worth checking the opening times of your chosen venue before you book. This will ensure that you're able to enjoy your night out for as long as you want.

Consider your group size

Some bars are better suited to large groups, while others are more intimate and perfect for a night out with just a few friends. It's important to consider your group size when booking a bar, as this will ensure that you're able to enjoy your night out to the fullest.

Think about what you want from your night out

Are you looking for somewhere to enjoy a few drinks, or are you looking for a venue with a dance floor and live music? It's important to think about what you want from your night out before you book, as this will ensure that you're able to find a bar that suits your needs.

Check for any special group discounts

Many bars in Manchester offer special deals and offers, so it's always worth checking for any offers before you book. This could help you save money on your night out, so it's definitely worth doing some research.

Keep these tips in mind when searching for bars on Hire Space, and you're sure to find the perfect venue for your night out in Manchester! Cheers to that!

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About Classy Venues in Manchester

A night of sophistication and class is easily accessible with our top picks of classy bars in Manchester. They offer style, glamour, opulence, and most importantly, excellent drinks. You can relax with your guests, knowing that you will all have a night to remember at one of these venues. If you see one you love, you can book through us directly with the venue.

Or, if you need more detail, speak to one of our venue experts, and we will happily discuss locations, prices, and capacity levels with you. We want you to have the best night, which is why our favourite picks have a huge variety. You can drink up in the clouds in venues on the 23rd floor, relax in garden surroundings, or drink down in the docks, it is simply up to you.

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