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Top 5 date venues

Serving up a sweet selection of flirt friendly spots, Manchester’s bar scene is well versed in the world of dating. Here's Design My Night's top 5 venues to take a date.

1.

The Fitzgerald

The Fitzgerald is that elusive stranger you’ve always had your eye on; good looking, well dressed and just a little bit debauched. This Northern Quarter wonder brings a dose of NYC prohibition to the streets of Manchester. Sitting pretty above Rosylee Tea Rooms, this ever so naughty cocktail bar is dressed to the nines in battered Chesterfields, vintage light fixtures and retro time-pieces. Bring your special someone to The Fitzgerald and find yourselves locking lips in a space that delivers a stamp of authenticity at every turn. More info

2.

Dog Bowl

Head out on a playdate at Manchester’s favourite adult playground. Complement the sleek and stylish setting with a hearty dose of silly, as you and your date battle it out over a game of ten-pin bowling and round after round of drinks. The atmosphere is animated and electric, promising something a little different from your average date night in Manchester. For a sparky evening, and a sure fire way to impress that special someone, get your bowl on at Dog Bowl, Manchester. More info

3.

Albert Schloss

Transport your date into Manchester's only Bavarian palace, serving the freshest Pilsner this side of the Danube. Indulge together in Alpine cocktails, homemade Schnapps, or push the boat out and treat them to a few glasses of Prosecco. With Schloss' 'push for Prosecco' buttons on every table, you'll definitely impress. More info.

4.

The Living Room

This wonderfully good looking Deansgate hangout is an ideal spot for a date night in Manchester: as part of the ever esteemed Living Room group, it will come as no surprise to hear that this Manchester offering boasts a pedigree of excellence. Expect an eclectic mix of cocktails and fine cuisine in a space that just oozes class and charisma. Snuggle up with your date in one of their intimate leather booths and lock lips over a glass of the good stuff. More info

5.

Montpellier’s

Delivering a delicious dose of rustic France, Montpellier’s ships you and your someone off to a world of, well, je ne sais quoi. This Northern Quarter den excels in nooks and crannies, perfect for disappearing with your date, as well as an impressive menu of home cooked, French inspired dishes and a heady cocktail menu. Stripped back and stylish, this is most certainly a spot to impress. More info