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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.

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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

Meal at The Bowling Green

17/10/2021 2pm to 4pm
The Bowling Green Hotel Brookburn Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 9ES
We hope youre as excited as we are, so start weaning yourself off the loungewear and we look forward to seeing you. Meal at The Bowling Green

Karaoke for Breast Cancer

21/10/2021 4pm to 10pm
The Millstone, 67 Thomas Street, Manchester M4 1LQ
Sing your hearts out for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Fundraising for Prevent Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Now. Karaoke for Breast Cancer

Charity Fashion & Variety Show

22/10/2021 11am to 6pm
Feel Good Club, 26-28 Hilton Street, Manchester M1 2EH
Fashion, fun and frolics in support of Prevent Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Nows WearitPinkDay Charity Fashion & Variety Show

Thursday Night Live Comedy

28/10/2021 7.30pm to 10pm
The Frog & Bucket, 102 Oldham Street, City Centre, M4 1LJ.
The best value comedy night in the country. 5 comedians from the national and international comedy circuit all absolutely FREE of charge! Thursday Night Live Comedy

Didsbury Beer Festival

29/10/2021 7.30pm to 11pm
St Catherines Community Centre, School Lane, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6HS
There will be a variety of cask ales and keg ales and lager, as well as a great selection of ciders and perries. Didsbury Beer Festival

Whisky Festival

30/10/2021 5.30pm to 9.30pm
Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, Manchester M3 1SX
You will get to sample the best home-grown whiskies from Scotland, as well as all corners of the globe. Whisky Festival

Bonfire Night Curry and Drinks

05/11/2021 6.30pm to 10pm
The Great Central, 306 Wilmslow Rd, Manchester M14 6NL
Come to the firework-tastic family funfair at Platt Fields Park for an amazing Bonfire Night out. Bonfire Night Curry and Drinks

Pay DayDrinks @ One Eight Six

26/11/2021 8.30pm to 10.30pm
One Eight Six, 186 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WB
One Eight Six is a classic cocktail bar and live music venue, hidden away underneath a high-end barbershop. Pay DayDrinks @ One Eight Six