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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! Try us for Free.

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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 Croma Didsbury

17/06/2021 7pm to 9pm
Croma 651 Wilmslow Rd, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6QZ
We hope youre as excited as we are, so start weaning yourself off the loungewear and we look forward to seeing you. Meal at Croma Didsbury

Food & Catch Up The Didsbury

01/07/2021 7.45pm to 9.45pm
The Didsbury, 852 Wilmslow Rd, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2SG
Youve spent most of 2021 going for a nice walk, drinking warmish wine you forgot to chill and re-watching Line of Duty, BUT not for much longer. We are staging a comeback! Food & Catch Up The Didsbury

Live music entertainment

09/07/2021 8.20pm to 11pm
Escape to Freight Island, 11 Baring Street, Manchester,M1 2PY
We hope youre as excited as we are, so start weaning yourself off the loungewear and we look forward to seeing you. Live music entertainment

Tatton Park Foodies Festival

10/07/2021 1pm to 8pm
Tatton Park, Tatton Park Gardens, Mereheath Dr, Knutsford WA16 6QN
Tasty food, delicious drinks and live music with chart topping headliners Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Tatton Park Foodies Festival

Meal at Piccolino Didsbury

23/07/2021 8pm to 10.30pm
Piccolino Didsbury, 6 Lapwing Ln, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS
Imagine enjoying mouthwatering fayre at some of the hottest locations in Manchester, where the conversation flows as easily as the cocktails. Meal at Piccolino Didsbury

Craft Beer Festival BIG Night

24/07/2021 6pm to 11pm
Depot Mayfield, Manchester
Want a big Saturday night out? Then is the best way to enjoy beer and learn about the world of craft brewing. Craft Beer Festival BIG Night

Meal at The Bowling Green

25/07/2021 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

Pay Day Night Out

30/07/2021 8.20pm to 11pm
Escape to Freight Island, 11 Baring Street, Manchester,M1 2PY
We hope youre as excited as we are, so start weaning yourself off the loungewear and we look forward to seeing you. Pay Day Night Out