My Manchester Bucket List

Though I adore my adopted home city *this much* I know I won’t be here forever. I’ve currently lived in Manchester for 5 years. While for some that won’t be a lot, it is for me. It is to someone that needs to see much, much more of the world before she can settle down somewhere and maybe even get a mortgage. Hence my Manchester Bucket List!

I have ticked off a fair few items already, but there’s still one or two that need to eaten/partied at/seen/laughed at for me to feel confident that I have truly lived in Manchester.

Manchester Bucket List

Restaurants/bars/clubs

Northern Quarter

  1. Sugar Junction
  2. Bar 21
  3. Bakerie
  4. Pie & Ale
  5. Apotheca
  6. Kosmonaut
  7. The Blue Pig
  8. Home Sweet Home
  9. Nexus Art Cafe
  10. V Revolution
  11. Common
  12. El Capo
  13. Trof
  14. Yard & Coop
  15. Matt & Phred’s
  16. Walrus
  17. Northern Soul Grilled Cheese
  18. North Tea Power
  19. Cha-ology
  20. The Wash House
  21. Cane & Grain
  22. This & That Curry House
  23. Dusk Til Pawn
  24. Koffee Pot
  25. Federal Cafe
  26. Fig & Sparrow
  27. Teacup Kitchen
  28. Takk
  29. Ezra & Grill
  30. Cat Cafe Manchester
  31. Lost in Toyko
  32. The Ruby Lounge
  33. Odd Bar

Chorlton

  1. Launderette
  2. Foam Coffee House
  3. Oddest Bar

Spinningfields

  1. The Alchemist
  2. The Oast House
  3. Australasia
  4. Neighbourhood
  5. Thaihkun
  6. Iberica
  7. Carluccio’s
  8. Comptoir Libanis
  9. Artisan
  10. The Refinery
  11. Manchester House

South Manchester

  1. Fuel Cafe
  2. Mughli’s
  3. Mary & Archie’s
  4. Fallow Cafe

Elsewhere

  1. Factory
  2. The Dockyard
  3. Almost Famous
  4. Rosso’s
  5. Rudy’s Pizza
  6. Archie’s Shakes
  7. Trove Cafe
  8. Pancho’s Burritos in the Arndale
  9. Moose Coffee
  10. 42’s
  11. Cloud 23 at the Hilton Hotel

Theatre/performance

  1. The Comedy Store
  2. Frog & Bucket
  3. Cornerhouse/HOME
  4. Gig at Gorilla
  5. Albert Hall
  6. The Ritz
  7. The Castle Hotel
  8. Castlefield Bowl
  9. Night & Day Cafe
  10. Band on the Wall
  11. Soup Kitchen
  12. Bridgewater Hall
  13. Contact Theatre
  14. Royal Exchange Theatre
  15. Palace Theatre
  16. Opera House
  17. The Lowry
  18. Bowl at Dog Bowl
  19. Football Match at Old Trafford or Etihad Stadium

Museums/Art galleries

  1. Whitworth Art Gallery
  2. Manchester Art Gallery
  3. Manchester Town Hall Tour
  4. Science & Industry Museum
  5. Imperial War Museum
  6. The Manchester Museum
  7. People’s History Museum
  8. Manchester Central Library
  9. John Rylands Library
  10. National Football Museum

Everything else

  1. Ride on the Manchester Wheel before it’s taken down
  2. Stay at Hotel Gotham
  3. Do the Coronation Street Studio tour before it closes
  4. Take a walk through Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens
  5. The Curry Mile
  6. Go to the petting zoo at Heaton Park
  7. Chorlton Water Park and Nature Reserve
  8. Visit the Alan Turing Memorial in Sackville Gardens
  9. Watch the Manchester Pride Parade
  10. Visit Manchester Cathedral
  11. Junkyard Golf
  12. Altrincham Market
  13. Manchester Craft Centre
  14. Levenshulme Antiques Village
  15. Piccadilly Records
  16. Afflecks
  17. Partake in something to do with Chinese New Year
  18. Eat at a restaurant in Chinatown
  19. Take a snowboarding lesson at Chill Factore
  20. Go indoor skydiving
  21. Take pictures of the Manchester skyline & street art in Pomona
  22. Take a photograph in front of the ‘Salford Lads Club’ sign

Don’t forget to check out my UK Travel Bucket List and Ultimate Bucket List.