It’s a special evening and you want to take that special someone out on a special date. The only problem is that you don’t want to go to your usual spot because it is… Usual. There is nothing romantic or special about it. Instead of racking your brain trying to come up with something, we have come up with 5 of the best places to take your special someone out for an evening that breaks away from the usual dating in Manchester.
1. All Star Lanes
For those who are looking for something to do that is a break from your usual dinner and a movie date, we suggest you keep things lively by visiting All Star Lanes. This venue is a great casual date that will get your blood flowing — after all, who doesn’t love a good game of bowling? In between games, you can sit down for a bite to eat and even have a few drinks.
2. Royal Northern College of Music
Dazzle your date with how cultured you are (even if you have to fake it) by visiting the Royal Northern College of Music. Not only can you take in a classical concert, but afterward, you can hit up any of the bars that surround the RNCM. Why, you can even make a day of culture by visiting any of the art galleries and museums before going to the concert. That, my friend, is definitely a date to remember.
3. Twenty Twenty Two
Let’s switch it up and keep the date casual with a visit to the art space known as Twenty Twenty Two. This spot in the Northern Quarter has numerous events going on at any time, so you will always have something exciting to do. Oh, did we mention that you can play ping pong while having a few drinks too? So, you have art, ping pong, and drinks… What more could you ask for in a fun date night that is a little different than the usual?
4. Marble Arch
If you are looking for a casual date where you can sip on some good beer, then the Marble Arch just may be your ticket. Although this gem is outside of the Northern Quarter, you may not think it has a delicious pint of finely brewed beer. Ah, you would be surprised! We recommend that you make reservations because the food is to die for and is not your normal pub fare, which causes the tables to be snatched up rather quickly.
5. Roof Garden Playground
If you are looking for a great spot where you can wind down and relax, have an intimate conversation and enjoy the skyline, then the Roof Garden Playground is your best bet. Here, you can venture onto the South-Facing terrace and soak up the view of the entire city. Enjoy a few cocktails and sit back on the sun loungers, or even soak in the hot tub. For a romantic date night, this spot will have you wanting to go home for a nightcap — guaranteed.