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Top 5 nightclubs
Manchester's thriving nightlife scene is reflected in the variety of its clubs. Here are some of the best. Have we missed your favourite? Leave a comment and let us know.
Situated on Oldham Street in the heart of the Northern Quarter, Mint Lounge prides itself on offering something a little more than a traditional clubbing experience. Home to Manchester's longest running club night, Funkademia as well as ultra cool 'digital disco' Clique, this is one to make an effort for.
New Order's Peter Hook runs this club in the former Factory Records HQ. That doesn't mean it's all Hacienda classics and nostalgia though. The three-floor venue offers a varied clubbing menu covering everything from dubstep and hip hop to indie and electro.
Located just off Oxford Road, between Man Met and Manchester Universities, this three-tier venue boasts a dome-shaped red brick ballroom space on top with great acoustics and claims to have the world''s biggest glitterball. Offering a great mix of live music and regular club nights that will keep you dancing 'til dawn.
The Star and Garter may not look that appealing from the outside, but on Saturday nights it plays host to Smile, Manchester's longest-running indie night. It's certainly not for everyone; don't expect to hear mainstream chart fare here. However, if you love lo-fi gems and alternative classics, you might just find yourself becoming a Star and Garter regular.