Manchester's Best Post-Lockdown Late Night Bars

I think I speak for all of us when I say the one thing we're all missing like hell is a big, messy night out.

By Alex Watson | 4 August 2020

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The ones that end with eating a kebab at the back of the bus slopping mayo and lettuce all down your jeans and a nice top ensemble.

Luckily Bo Jo deemed it safe for bars to swing open their doors a few weeks back now. Now they’re back on their feet and have got to grips with a new one-way of life it’s about time you get a ruin-the-next-day night out pencilled in your diary.

Behind Closed Doors
Open until 3am
If you like your drink washed down with a bit of soft porn, this is the place for you. They’ve got all the social distancing measures in place and are currently open for walk-ins only so you don’t even need to book! You can get tables for between two and six people until 3am. Cheers to that.

Behind Closed Doors, 93 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LW
0161 834 8148


Crazy Pedro’s
Open until 4am
You already know the one. Pedro’s is open til 4am for all your tequila and pizza needs. You’ll have a banging time – every time. What you waiting for?!

Crazy Pedro’s,
55-57 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BQ
Short St, Manchester M1 1JG


Twenty Twenty Two
Open until 3am
If just drinking isn’t enough fun for you and you need a bit of ping pong-related competition then head to Twenty Twenty Two. They’ve reduced they’re opening times ever so slightly due to Miss Rona but are still open until 3am on Friday & Saturday and 12am Wednesday and Thursday. Jobs a gooden.

Twenty Twenty Two, The Basement, Little Lever St, Manchester M1 1EZ


Black Dog NQ
Open until 5am
If your first day back in the office turns into a messy one and you’re wandering around the streets of the Northern Quarter at 3am wondering where to go, this is the place for you. It’s open seven days a week (even now!) and open until 4am Sunday-Friday and 5am on a Saturday. Make sure you book the day off after though, you’ll regret it if you don’t.

Black Dog, 52 Church St, Manchester M4 1PW


Bunny Jackson’s
Open until 3am
Sometimes you just need chicken wings at midnight and Bunny’s is happy to oblige. Ditch the cans of whatever-was-on-offer-at-Tesco beer and treat yourself – you deserve it. Bunny’s will welcome you with open arms until 3am.

Bunny Jackson’s, 1 Jack Rosenthal St, Manchester M15 4RA


Open until 2am
I know for a fact that even though all you furlough people are officially sick at every video game ever, you’re not gonna stop playing them yet. Mix a bit of booze and (socially distant) socialising into it and you’ve got yourself a reet good night. Get involved.

NQ64, 9 Short St, Manchester M4 1AA


Science & Industry
Open until 2am
Open from 6pm every day (2pm on Saturdays) this place is the place to be for a really fancy cocktail from the experts. Booking is recommended for your quiet and boozy drinks here though!

Science & Industry, 49, 51 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1NA


Open until 4am
Have you ever been on a night out in Manchester if you’ve not danced on the tables in MOJO? They’ve even got a fancy phone ordering system so you don’t even need to get out of your chair. Food is also now officially back on the menu and they’re recommending you book.

MOJO, 59A Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BQ


Open until 3am
This place is open from 3pm until 3am so if you really wanted to you could spend a full day there and leave pretty bloody happy. Booking is recommended at the mo but they are keeping some spots available to walk-ins!

Sandinista, 2 Old Bank St, Manchester M2 7PF


New York New York
Open until 2am
The city that never sleeps, and now a bar that seemingly never sleeps either. This village institution keep their doors open until 2am on a weekend, giving you more time to sing and dance on the tables. Probably the most fun you can have in the whole city after hours that is.

New York New York, 94-98 Bloom St, Manchester M1 3LY
0161 236 6556


The Seven Oaks
Always open
The city’s worst kept late night secret, head over to this pub at any time of the day or night and you can grab a pint. The only problem? You’ll need to work in the industry and if they don’t know you – you’ll need a payslip from the bar you work at. Once you’ve coughed up the information though, enter end enjoy!

The Seven Oaks, 5 Nicholas St, Manchester M1 4HL
0161 237 1233