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Top 5 Quirky and Unusual Dates in Manchester

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Whether you’re looking to impress with your local knowledge prowess, or just fancy trying something new yourself - feel the sparks fly and make this date one to remember!

Whether you’re looking to impress with your local knowledge prowess, or just fancy trying something new yourself - feel the sparks fly and make your rendezvous one to remember with these quirky date night ideas in Manchester!

The Savoy Cinema, Heaton Moor

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105 Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport SK4 4HY 

This beautiful boutique cinema, which originally opened in 1923, is one of Manchester’s best kept secrets. One of the city's few independently run cinemas, you can enjoy your film from luxury seating, of if you’re feeling really fancy, your own private sofa. Screenings vary from the latest blockbusters to classic golden oldies and even live streamed performances from around the country (National Theatre Live), ensuring there's something for everyone. They also offer a yearly membership and gift vouchers, so there are plenty of ways to impress that special someone at this spectacular cinema. Tickets start from £7.00 and accessible seats are available. For more information click here.  


The Washhouse

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19 Shudehill, Manchester, M4 2AF 

Talking of secrets, what about a secret, hidden bar? At a first glance, The Washhouse appears to be a simple laundrette, but watch your dates face turn from confused to amazed as you pick up the phone and lead them straight through the door of a washing machine and down into a speakeasy. Reservations are mandatory, but its extensive cocktail list is worth every penny. I can’t tell you much more, it’s best experienced when shrouded in mystery, but I can promise you one thing - you’ll never have this much fun doing your washing again. To book your spot click here


Cloud 23

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Beetham Tower, 303 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4LQ 

For something a little bit more sophisticated head to Cloud 23 for a view like no other. On the 23rd floor of Beetham Tower, the entire experience is designed to make you feel spoiled, from the private lift to the floor-to-ceiling glass windows, everything ties together to create one of the most romantic date night locations in Manchester. It’s also one of Manchester’s top LGBTQ+ destinations and their cocktail menu is a showstopper, with ten specially designed cocktails inspired by cities around the world, as well as a number inspired by some of Manchester’s icons, such as the Ena Sparkles. It’s sure to be a fun date night you’ll never forget. 


Axe Throwing at Whistle Punks

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Great Northern Warehouse, Unit 20, Atrium Level, 235 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EN 

Looking for something a little bit different? Or just got a hatchet to bury? Then Whistle Punks is the place for you! Get ready to unleash your inner Viking as you go head to head in a battle of strength, accuracy and just sheer luck. There’s also drinks available to calm your post axe-throwing adrenaline rush, Whistle Punks is definitely one of our more quirky date night options in Manchester.  


Electric Gamebox

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Manchester Arndale, Unit R3 Halle Place, Market Street, Manchester, M4 3AQ 

Need a quirky date night idea that’s both fun and breaks the ice? Look no further than Electric Gamebox. A self proclaimed immersive digital experience there’s plenty of interactive games to choose from. Equipped with projection mapping, touch screens, motion tracking and surround sound, it’s time to get lost not only in this virtual realm but also on your date. Sessions are completely private accommodating parties from 2- 6 people Electric Gamebox has really put a twists on game’s night.


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