Top 10 Student Bars in Manchester

Top 10 Student Bars in Manchester

Birthplace of one Emmeline Pankhurst, the leader of the Suffragette movement that brought women the vote, home to two of the world’s leading football teams and of course, Coronation Street. Not only does this city have a rich history, but it also has two universities meaning that it is teeming with students from all over the country – many of whom are wondering where on earth where are the best of the best student bars in Manchester to get a good ol’ drink around the place. Well, they need look no further. Here we present to you a comprehensive list of the top spots to tipple around Manchester, all suited to students! Thank us later….

The Liquor Club



The Liquor club is somewhere you’re likely to see students of Manchester flocking to on a regular basis. The popular Manchester student bar has a huge drinks menu, offering up pretty much any concoction you could think of. Plus, they celebrate happy hour every single day from 5 pm until 8 pm where they serve 2 pints, 2 glasses of wine, 2 G&Ts or any cocktail for £6.50. Pres? Sorted.



There are actually four Revolution bars in Manchester which is super handy because Revs is pretty much the prime location for a classy cocktail evening perfect for when your student loan has just arrived. Offering almost every cocktail you could want, plus a comprehensive range of other drinks and 2-4-1 happy hour every day until 9 pm, Revs has your student nights out in Manchester covered.

Big Hands


Located in the University of Manchester, this popular bar has glistening reviews and is a firm favorite student pub in Manchester. It is praised repeatedly for its “great atmosphere”, fantastic indie music and its beautiful rooftop garden with one happy customer describing it as one of Manchester’s hidden gems. Can’t think of any reason not to visit!

The Deaf Institute


The Deaf Institute is another Mancunian gem. If you rush from afternoon lectures, you can cash in on £5 cocktails, £10 bottles of wine, £2.80 pints from 4 pm until 7 pm. But if you miss that, don’t fret as this lively student music bar still offers delicious food and drink at student-friendly prices as well as popular live music events and is the ideal setting for a chilled evening drink with you pals.

Soup Kitchen

Located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, this award winning setting is a canteen, bar and live music venue. The triple whammy welcomes DJs, bands and solo musicians on a regular basis and is one of the most sought after clubs in the area – so, I’d get yourself down there if I were you.



This Australian themed bar is the place to head to get your fix of live sports. Walkabout boasts all the prime sports channels, HD screens an amazing drinks menu that includes some Aussie specials like Sex on Bondi Beach, Jungle Juice and they even have a selection of flavored shots served with actual edible critters.  Gnarly!



Okay so you’re yearning for a big one – a night to remember but one that you probably won’t. In that case, Fifth is the place to do it.  As one of the longest running nightclubs in Manchester, they know how to throw a good night. With two rooms, they host events throughout the week including foam parties and a 90s night every Tuesday where they serve 90p, yes 90p (!!!), drinks all night!

FAC251 Factory 


FAC251 is not only a club, but it’s actually 3 clubs in one! This student-fave is another to host popular student events throughout the week including £1 entry and drinks on Monday and £2 entry every Saturday and with 3 different dance floors, there is a new music opportunity in each room! Oh, and it’s open until 4 am so it’s going to be a late – or early one, should we say?!

The Venue 


The Venue claims to be a “chilled out” club that doesn’t do “pretentiousness” so if you fancy a night of drinking and dancing but don’t want to make a song and dance of it (if that’s possible) then this is the spot for you. They play a whole range of genres, including pop, indie, dance, cheese (yes!) and host live music and DJs.  There is something for everyone at this place!

Lola Lo Manchester


Last but definitely not least, we have Lola Lo. This trendy student bar and club hosts events all through the week where they serve amazing drinks deals including cheap shots and Jäger bombs, free entry before 11:30 pm on Fridays and loads more. In fact, it’s 2 for 1 cocktails all night from Mondays to Wednesdays – a deal that makaes this colourful addition a top student bar in Manchester without a doubt. 

There we have it- the low-down on Manchester’s best student bars and student pubs. Enjoy and you’re welcome!

Drink responsibly!

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