Manchester’s Best Nights Out – Manchester Oxford Road Station Area.

The area around Manchester Oxford Road Train Station is a little unknown gem for a night out compared to better known areas like the Northern Quarter, Deansgate or Canal Street. Close to both of the biggest Universities in Manchester and in the heart of the greatest city in the world, this location could not be more ideal for a few cheeky drinks and reveling with an electric mix of individuals. Here is the low down with the best bit of this exciting area so you can get planning for an exciting night out around this quirky area of Manchester.

DOG BOWL “Gorgeous food with bowling for dessert!” Danielle                                          

Start the night off with a round of BOOZY BOWLING, this chill venue has everything you would wish for, with American styled food, fun and games. The interior gives bowling a more than glamorous feel and the cocktails are both creative and refreshing.

Choice of Drink                                                                                                                                          

A twist on the classic. Glove and Cloves Manhattan, organic cloves infused Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Sweet Vermouth, Maraschino, Angostura Bitter £8


The event is of course the stylish five full length ten pin bowling lanes.


Beer, Burger and Bowling for a tenner as a lunch time offer from 12-5pm, not bad right?


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GORILLA “Great Venue, nice vibe, lovely staff” Joshua                                                                

As well as being a cracking bar with pretty stunning food it is also a kickass venue in a typical hipster exposed brick tunnel with all the hottest acts (and lots of well-groomed beard hair). The GIN PARLOUR has a beautiful mix of the golden era of cocktails, through prohibition with the modern revivalists.

Choice of Drink

Feeling adventurous? Why not try White Lady, Beefeater Gin, Triple Sec, Egg White, Lemon £7.50


Gorilla is a venue with a calendar packed to the brim with amazing acts on every day of the week except Monday. So try out acts from Indie rock to side splitting comedy.


After work drinks 5pm-8pm every day, ALL COCKATILS £5.00.


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REVOLUTION “Cracking Bevs in Revs” Natalie

Revolution is a well-loved chain, which is well placed on the busy Oxford Street. Revolution has created a space of stylish comfort, perfect for both inmate discussion and large groups to entertain. This revolution has a superb upper room for personal booking with its own entry and bar.

Choice of drink

Handcrafted Flavour Vodka with 30 flavours from Peanut Butter Jelly to XXX Chilli


Outstanding ambience with Oxford ROAD LIVE every Thursday night from 8pm. Also feeling up for learning some really skills, why not try Revs Master Class. Which teaches you the art of making fascinating and breath-taking cocktail, but be prepared to try every cocktail ;).


Revolution frequently have wallet saving deals so keep an eye out. At the moment they have 2-4-1 Burgers every Tuesday, as well every last Friday of the month is a blow out with freebies galore.


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THE FONT “Top bar, something for everyone” Tristan

Font is well known for its causal atmosphere, incredible tasty and super cheap cocktails. It’s cheerfully interior and range of drinks make this a prime spot for any night out. See how many cocktails you can try from the £2 meal.

Choice of drink

Cheerfully cheap. Garden Party, Peach schnapps, rhubarb liqueur, elderflower & lemon topped with cucumber. £2.00


You can reserve a table or have a party. Big or small, book your event for free and create your own event.


Who needs a deal when there are over 60 cocktails starting from £2.00?


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BLACK DOG BALLROOM “Great bar, good music, lots of pool” Amber

Black Dog Ballroom is a sister venue to Dog Bowl, it has so much to offer with a New York style speakeasy, diner with a pool room, roof terrace BBQ. As well as a pin-code protected private members’ Ballroom and bespoke karaoke booth.

Choice of Drink

Old School Mash up. Orange Rum Old Fashion, Santa Teresa Rhum Orange, Bitters and Brown Sugar £7.50


Refraction’s Launch party, Techno Charity Special with Mella Dee on the 10th March. This gives back to homelessness in Manchester, party with a cause.


Fizz Face Friday 5pm till late. £12 Bottle of Prosecco or £3 for a glass £30 Bottle of Mumm Champagne or £6 for a glass 2-4-1 Selected cocktails.


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THE THIRSTY SCHOLARMust’ve been good, I can’t remember a thing….” Steve

Thirsty Scholar is one of Manchester’s best pubs for live entertainment hosting everything from band and poetry nights to comedy nights and regular 60’s / Northern Soul DJ’s over the weekend. As well as serving remarkable vegan and vegetarian food and all day breakfasts.

Above the Thirsty Scholar hidden away is a lively Tiki bar and club, which hosts a great range of themed nights that you just can’t miss.

Choice of Drink

Zombie, this deadly drink is a well-kept secret with fresh lime and pineapple juice, £7. Or for a more chill night, try one of their legendary Ales.


This venue is ram packed; every “Tuesday Tony Present”, every Wednesday “Jazz Fraternity Jazz Jam”, every Thursday Gigs ranges from Post-Punk to Reggae and then every Saturday the Suitable (the Jamaica SKA original Mod Sound). Is that enough for you?


Happy hour here makes everyone happy, with pints form £2.50.


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Stay tuned into Manchester Pulse as next time we will be looking into the Castlefield area, (we will have fun research this ;))

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