HeadBox Approved Bars in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

The Northern Quarter is a trendy part of Manchester best known for it’s vibrant street art, buzzing restaurants and abundance of record shops. It’s also home to some of the city’s liveliest music venues and amazing bars which can be exclusively hired to be used as one of the best party venues Manchester has to offer.

We’ve uncovered some of the best bars in the Northern Quarter which are perfect for any upcoming event. Whether that’s a quirky product launch venue or a team celebration – these Manchester bars will make the perfect backdrop in an area of the city that knows how to party. Let’s get going!

Liar’s Club

a dimly light bar with exposed brickwork walls and low wooden tables and chairs. There are posters and graffiti on the ceilings and candles on top of each table.

Welcome to the Liar’s Club which is one of the best bars in the Northern Quarter of Manchester that you can exclusively hire for your next private party or networking event. This tropical hideaway is jam packed with cocktails and tiki galore tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the Northern Quarter. This unique venue is the perfect taste of the tropic in the heart of Manchester which will kick start your celebrations with an extensive list of cocktails, over 100 different rums and top Manchester DJ’s creating the perfect party vibe. This venue can accommodate up to 150 Guests for a standing reception.

Crazy Pedro’s

a bright bar table with multi colour cocktail chairs pressed up against it. This quirky Space has a ceiling which has been plastered with old fashioned music posters and alum covers.

Crazy by name and crazy by nature, host your party at Crazy Pedro’s – a top Northern Quarter bar in Manchester which will create a vibrant and fun backdrop for your event. This bright and colourful venue is not only fully stocked with the largest collection of tequila in Manchester, but also comes with pinball machines, beer pong tables and the best pizza in Manchester so where else are you going to host the biggest and best party of the year?

Manchester 235

casino tables fill a large event Space which has an exposed brickwork ceiling.

Set in the heart of Manchester’s city centre, this VIP Space is suitable for your next private function offering your Guests an evening catered by one of the best bars Northern Quarter Manchester has to offer. Manchester 235 is perfect for networking events, or pre-dinner drinks receptions for up to 140 Guests. And to give your event a little unique selling point, Manchester 235 comes with interactive gambling tables which are hosted by professionals dealers. So get your poker faces at the ready!


a tiki-inspired bar which is made of bricks in a large Space. There are cocktail chairs pushed up against the bar which is stocked with lots of glass bottles.

You can exclusively hire Hula for one of the best party venues in Manchester at this Northern Quarter bar renowned as the best Tiki experience in Manchester. Transporting you to a 1950s inspired tropical hostpot, the basement bar exudes tropical beach-style – with retro vibes, mesmerising tropical fish tanks and a cocktail menu which contains all the classic, authentic concoctions for those who wish to play it safe as well as more adventurous twists of wild and wacky Hula specials.

Black Dog NQ

The Black Dog in Manchester’s Northern Quarter is a great bar to host your next celebratory event! Just underneath the iconic Affleck’s Palace, the Black Dog is available for exclusive hire offering a laid back New York inspired speakeasy bar to let your hair down in. Whether that’s for a corporate networking event or a private party, The Black Dog is one of the best options for bars in the Northern Quarter Manchester has to offer.  Exclusive hire of this amazing venue includes a private bar, large booth seating, a DJ booth, a large dancefloor as well as ping pong tables, HD projectors and screens! What else could you need?


The World Bar

a dimly lit bar which lots of neon and bright artificial lights covering the back wall.

You can exclusively hire the Around the World Bar at The Bierkeller Entertainment Complex for one of the best party venues in Manchester with this quirky bar in the Northern Quarter. Around the World has been beautifully designed to give a dynamic and quirky atmosphere that is perfect for enjoying lunch, a relaxed after work drink or a large scale corporate event. The Around the World Bar is the perfect location for your occasion with over 100 different beers available and a wide range of world foods which will give a unique twist to your up and coming event.


Tusk brings a slice of Africa to the Northern Quarter with it’s stunning tribal decor. This creates a vibrant and exciting atmosphere which is what you want in a bar. With top of the range cocktails on offer this the perfect Space to exclusively hire for a quirky venue in the Northern Quarter.


this bar is floor with natural light from the floor to ceiling window on the back wall. There are quirky, modern light fixtures hanging from the ceiling as well as booth seating along the back wall of the venue

Walrus is the sister venue of Tusk and has the same vibrant and upbeat atmosphere which is perfect for celebrations and special occasions. With amazing cocktails, world beers, an extensive wine list as well as top Manchester DJ’s it’s another great option for party venue hire in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.


The Fitzgerald is a unique Northern Quarter restaurant that’s perfect for parties or corporate events. This Space is more than versatile and has a maximum capacity of up to 120 Guests for a standing reception or 60 for a seated reception. The Fitzgerald is all about bringing a touch of Great Gatsby glamour to the Northern Quarter, kitted out with lavish and vintage decor which creates a truly unique atmosphere for a Manchester drinking hotspot.
We hope you’ve found this whistle stop tour of the best bars the Northern Quarter has to offer really helpful in picking your next venue! And if this has left you wanting more be sure to check out our Manchester venue collection for some more inspiring options.