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 dancefloors.
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,
Manchester's ultimate events venue with six themed bars, a nightclub, karaoke rooms and a restaurant is spread over three floors. The 2000 capacity venue boasts a Moroccan theme bar, a groovy 70's and 80's disco room, a colonial feeling Raffles Bar, a plush cocktail lounge, private karaoke pods and an Ibiza-inspired nightclub.
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
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.
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
£2.8m nightclub in Chinatown boasting lavish private karaoke rooms with state of the art equipment for groups of 6 - 30 people. If you dont fancy singing, there's a large cocktail bar and dancefloor boasting some of Manchester's best bar staff.