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Would you like to visit the best local bars?

There's little point in embracing the concept of “local” without visiting the best local bars. As it happens, we’ve been organising regular drinks nights in Manchester for over a decade now. People come from all over the country to enjoy a night out in Manchester so it only stands to reason that we embrace what's right out on our doorstep. New Manchester bars are opening up all the time so we make sure to include them on our Social Circle calendar, along with those classic venues that we love so much.


After work drinks or a weekend late night?

We know that some of you prefer drinks after work to help create your work-life balance while the rest of you like nothing more than going for weekend drinks on a Friday or Saturday night to let your hair down and relieve the pressures of the working week. Our Manchester drinks nights are centred around your likes and your schedule. Many of our weekend drinks events feature pub crawls for the sake of diversity, especially when visiting some of the city's finest hotspots, such as the Northern Quarter and Deansgate.


Do you love meeting new people?

Our drinks in Manchester events are, as you would expect, among our more purely social occasions, as well as being a great example of Manchester nightlife. Whether meeting for a couple of hours after work or staying out until late on a weekend, you will have numerous opportunities in any calendar month with Social Circle to get out there and have fun while enjoying a drink or two. Whether you love cocktails, a glass of wine, or a pint, we visit a diverse range of venues each and every month so you can be sure that your taste buds will be more than satisfied. If you're wondering how to make friends in Manchester, you can stop now. If you've tried another social group or a singles night in Manchester and have found it wasn't quite as advertised, we promise you that you won't be disappointed by Social Circle.


So how does it work?

We know it’s a little unusual to turn up at an event knowing no one, so we don’t expect you to. Instead, we introduce you to the founders and then to the event host, who will make sure you’re feeling excited and not too nervous.

Whether it’s that you're looking for more things to do in Manchester or it's a lifelong ambition you're dying to fulfil, our Manchester activities have got you covered!

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social circle testimonial from Kris

Social Circle Pub Crawls

I love pub crawls and had been trying to organise one with my mates for about a year. But I could never get them all to agree on a date, especially with two of them having recently been married. The Social Circle pub crawls have been described as legendary and I would have to agree. There were at least 20 of us and every one of them were far more fun than my mates would have been.

social circle testimonial from Phil

Friends Were In Relationships

I reached that stage where most of my friends were in relationships and I had really become the odd one out, so drinks nights had become few and far between. Since joining Social Circle, I have been going out for drinks a couple of times a months at least. There always seems to be an exciting new venue on the calendar.

social circle testimonial from Annette

Cocktail Bars

I love sampling new cocktails and with cocktail bars opening up all of the time in Manchester, I didn't want to let them go to waste. The problem is that my friends don't like going to the same kind of venues that I do. So it was great to see that Social Circle offered so much choice to cater for everyone with all kinds of tastes. I now get to go to the venues I want to.


Types Of Event

Pub Crawls

Pub Crawls
Our pub crawls are among the more popular Manchester social events on our calendar. In fact, I'd go as far as to use the word 'legendary'. Didsbury, Chorlton, the Northern Quarter, and Deansgate are among the areas we frequent on a regular basis.

Drinks Nights

Drinks Nights
We mix up our drinks nights with the most popular venues among our members with new the latest and greatest pubs and bars. We prefer weekends for drinks nights but also regularly feature midweek drinks for those wishing to unwind after work.


Our mingles draw some of the larger crowds of both couples and singles in Manchester. There are few better occasions to meet new people than a Social Circle mingle, always at a premium Manchester venue.

Upcoming Events

Didsbury Alberts Offer

05/12/2023 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Alberts Didsbury Restaurant & Bar, 120-122 Barlow Moor Rd, Manchester M20 2PU
Didsbury restaurant that delivers stunning food, in a modern space, with friendly service. Heated outdoor seating and summer al fresco dining. Didsbury Alberts Offer

Altrincham Comedy Club

07/12/2023 7.30pm to 10pm
Rustic, 41 Stamford New Rd, Altrincham WA14 1EB.
When it has been a hard week and the weekend still feels too far away, then what better way to relax than to head out to a comedy club for a laugh. Altrincham Comedy Club

Authentic Mediterranean Food

08/12/2023 8pm to 10.30pm
Noria Restaurant, 2 Goose Grn, Altrincham WA14 1DW
Discover a unique culinary experience. Join us for authentic Mediterranean dishes with an intimate dining atmosphere. Authentic Mediterranean Food

Santa Pub Crawl

09/12/2023 5pm to 1am
Rustic, 41 Stamford New Rd, Altrincham WA14
The legendary Social Circle Santa Pub Crawl is the ultimate social event and is guaranteed to be one of the best nights on any calendar. Santa Pub Crawl

Monday Night Quiz Night

11/12/2023 7:30pm to 10pm
Costellos Bar, 18 Goose Grn, Altrincham WA14 1DW
Always a great atmosphere and a really mixed quiz. There is definitely a round for you. Monday Night Quiz Night

Christmas Markets Drinks

14/12/2023 6.30pm to 9pm
Piccadilly Gardens
The, original, biggest and - arguably - the best Christmas market in the country, Manchester Christmas Markets is the ideal destination for a festive outing. Christmas Markets Drinks

Christmas Markets Drinks

21/12/2023 6.30pm to 9pm
Piccadilly Gardens
The, original, biggest and - arguably - the best Christmas market in the country, Manchester Christmas Markets is the ideal destination for a festive outing. Christmas Markets Drinks

The Botanist Bar & Restaurant

22/12/2023 8pm to 10.30pm
The Botanist Bar & Restaurant, 78 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2FW
Gastropub-style dining, kebabs, brunch & botanical cocktails in a striking interior. The Botanist Bar & Restaurant

Italian at Cocos Altrincham

29/12/2023 8pm to 10pm
Cocos Restaurant, 18 Regent Rd, Altrincham WA14 1RP
Classic Italian menu in relaxed and vibrant setting. Italian at Cocos Altrincham

New Year Eve Party

31/12/2023 8pm to late
LMRCA Railway Club Altrincham, 127 Navigation Rd, Altrincham WA14 1LJ
Celebrate New Year with Social Circle this year, party through the evening and into the early hours. New Year Eve Party

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