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5th Avenue


This popular, student-friendly club features the usual cheap drinks and draws dancers to the floor with its revamped sound and light systems, and indie...

121 Princess Street


Critics' choice

The Abode chain has successfully made its modern mark on this Grade II-listed warehouse while retaining many original features, including the walnut and...

107 Piccadilly

An Outlet

Restaurants & cafés

Housed inside a beautifully converted warehouse (by the architects behind No.1 Deansgate), An Outlet specialises in simple but well-sourced deli food and...

Carver's Warehouse, 77 Dale Street


Sport, health & fitness

A gay-owned and gay-run sauna that has a round-the-clock licence.

18 Tariff Street

FAC251: The Factory


In 2010, FAC251: The Factory opened in the former head office of Factory Communications, the site that's been credited with the birth of that whole...

112-118 Princess Street

International 3

Art, Attractions

An independent artist-run space, this one-room gallery presents a changing programme of high-quality contemporary and conceptual art.

8 Fairfield Street

Joshua Brooks

Bars & pubs, Clubs

This lo-fi student hangout manages to keep everyone happy, with match screenings, a lively early evening drinking atmosphere, and a basement space after...

106 Princess Street


Critics' choice

A brilliantly disorienting labyrinthine set-up on the site of seminal '60s night-spot the Twisted Wheel. Legends plays host to the original antidote to gay...

4-6 Whitworth Street



A favourite with visiting bands and celebs, the Mal is a first choice for those who like to think of themselves as possessors of style. The old Joshua Hoyle...


Michael Caines Restaurant at Abode

Critics' choice
Restaurants & cafés

Ignore the fact that this restaurant is stuffed into a hotel basement. Under the leadership of executive chef Ian Matfin and double Michelin star holder...

107 Piccadilly

Mint Hotel

Critics' choice

Plush but unpretentious, the oddly named Mint Hotel (previously known as City Inn) has possibly the best location for commuters: it's just a short walk...

One Piccadilly Place


Restaurants & cafés

This restaurant and bar are located within the chic Arora International hotel, but Obsidian is just as popular with the Manc crowd as it is with...

Arora International Hotel, 18-24 Princess Street

Place Apartment Hotel


The spacious four-star accommodation has DVD, satellite TV and CD players as standard. As it's a converted Grade II-listed warehouse, there's plenty of...

Ducie Street

Retro Bar


A mere stone's throw from the Canal Street strip but a million miles away in terms of outlook, Retro is - as its name suggests - a defiantly run-down yet...

78 Sackville Street

Star & Garter


This Piccadilly bolthole is a contender for the title of most indie venue in Manchester, with disco monthlies dedicated to the Smiths and Belle and...

18-20 Fairfield Street