The Deaf Institute
Another winning combination of café, bar and venue, The Deaf Institute has the additional bonus of occupying an old (you guessed it) deaf institute. The historic building features an outdoor terrace and its upstairs performance space feels like half disco, half attic – in the best possible way.
Though it’s a certifiable destination for global, high-profile acts, O2 Ritz also shows off Manchester’s hometown heroes. This venue is also made destination-worthy by its unique springy floor, which adds an extra bounce to your “dance” steps.