The Northern Quarter’s Five Best Spots For Entertainment: Manchester Girl Recommends

The Northern Quarter is quintessentially Mancunian and easily Manchester’s most popular area. With so many shops, cafes, bars and more to choose from, it can seem overwhelming. So, we asked the experts: Which places are not to be missed in the NQ? A list by the Manchester Girls. Today, we’ve got some recommendations for your next night out.

Matt & Phedds Jazz Club

If you thought jazz clubs were exclusive to the US, think again. Matt & Phedds is the only club in the North dedicated to jazz, promising a unique atmosphere with music, food and wine. Why not give it a try?

64 Tib St, M4 1LW

Night & Day Café

With opening times from 10am through to 4am, this is quite literally a night and day place to be. Often hosting local as well as international bands, there’s always a new artist to discover. Manchester’s music scene is amazing, and this place has hosted some of the coolest!

26 Oldham St, M1 1JN


A shock wave ran through Manchester when one of its most popular bars, Hula, was shut down. Fortunately for everyone, though, it was bought and brought back to life in its original glory. Tiki beach vibes of the 1950s are back!

11 Stevenson Square, M1 1DB

The Frog and Bucket

Ever thought about giving comedy nights a go? Then the award-winning comedy club ‘The Frog and Bucket’ is the right place for you. The principle is simple: One mic, one stage, one frog and one hell of a good time!

102 Oldham Street, M4 1LJ

The Deaf Institute

Whether it’s a gig, a 2000’s themed party or just a night of dancing until your feet hurt, The Deaf Institute has got it all. Conveniently located near Oxford Road station, this venue caters for all sorts of people as well as all kinds of nights out.

135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE

Written by Lisa Gust.