For a city that once boasted the Twisted Wheel and The Hacienda, two of the most famous nightclubs in the world, the clubbing scene in Manchester, like so many British cities, has now adapted to be largely made up of late night bars with dance floors.
That said, there are still a small number of specialist nightclubs in Manchester catering for the dance crowd, soul fans, indie kids or metal heads.
Pride Of Manchester members and readers of ManchesterBars.com have voted the following as the best clubs in Manchester,
This basement Tiki dive bar and Caribbean rum shop is packed every night of the week and is a popular haunt with bartenders from across Manchester, who flock here afterwork to spend their hard-earned tips on the largest rum collection in town and without doubt some of the best tropical cocktails around.
The huge flagship branch of the Mancunian rum bar chain boasts live music every night, salsa lessons, cocktails and over 50 premium rums. Open late every evening this has quickly become the busiest bar in town. Opened October 2012.
A friendly little Cuban-style club, hidden away off Hilton Street in the Northern Quarter offering midweek salsa classes and classic soul club nights at weekends. Get there early as it's normally packed. Open until 2am with over 25 policy at weekends.
Popular with students, The Twisted Tokyo Lounge downstairs at Sakura opens its doors 5 days a week from 9pm. It's an intoxicating realm where a high tech Japanese vibe blends with the best of contemporary club culture to a sophisticated soundtrack of dance, house, pop, funk and party anthems.
New York inspired speakeasy, diner, nightclub and pool room situated in the Northern Quarter underneath the famous Affleck's Palace. Open until 4am every day, great cocktails, club nights and a hidden VIP room, this is one of the most popular bars in town and it's not hard to see why.
Swanky weekend club at the end of Deansgate, which is a popular haunt for Manchester's elite, celebs and footballers, who can often be seen dancing to the funky house and R&B. Recently re-opened following a plush refurbishment.
Manchester's premier late night private members club, hidden away below the beautiful Barton Arcade. A magnet for celebs, models and PR bods. Fantastic cocktails, regular club nights and a decadent Inner Circle room for VIP guests.
Suede is Manchester's biggest VIP super club, located just off Deansgate. Attracting a style conscious crowd every weekend. The club offers an indulgent clubbing experience, the large dance floor plays host to hundreds of partygoers listening to the best in RnB, Hip Hop and House.
Plush contemporary British restaurant inside the lavish Manchester235 casino. Set away from the gaming area, this is one of the most impressive dining arenas in Manchester. A beautiful chef's table offers private dining with views of the kitchen whilst a large bouteque wine room provides the ultimate private dining table for wine connoisseurs or those looking to impress a date