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Cheapest Places For A drink In Manchester For Students

Molly Raby September 3, 2022

Student budgets can be hard to manage. Figuring out how much you need for rent, food, school supplies and most importantly, nights out, can be difficult.

And, for most students, the pot of money for nights out can be sparse. So, here are a few student-budget-friendly places around Manchester for you to check out.

Cheapest places to drink Manchester for students:

Point Blank Shooting

This place is a simulation shooting range mixed with a speakeasy bar, what is not to love? With beers and cocktails on tap and a realistic shooting range under the same roof, you can live your cowboy and cowgirl fantasy.

Point Blank Shooting has a happy hour where there are offers for two cocktails for £10 as well as Bottomless Brunch on Sundays.

This is a great place for socialising with your mates, or even renting out for a party; it can hold up to 100 people!

Point Blank Shooting is located: 78 Deansgate, M3 2FW, Manchester


If you aren’t looking to party the night away, but just watch the football, play pool or eat some chips and have a cider, this is the place for you.

Built within an old cinema, Footage has two massive screens perfect for catching all the big games and shows that you don’t want to watch on your iPhone in your room alone.

If cocktails are your thing, then you are in luck because they have a lovely spread from Long Island Ice Tea to Woo Woo, you will not be disappointed.

Footage is located: Grosvenor Street, M1 7DZ

The Liquor Store

The Liquor Store sits just off Deansgate, meaning you can jump right off the train and get started.

With vintage liquor signs, bare bricks and music from a range of genres, this is the perfect place to bring your friends and family for a night of cocktails, lager or even some straight spirits.

This place also has a menu full of bar snacks for when you get get that salty or sweet craving. They offer a deal of 3 items for £6 of 6 items for £10, which is a bargain.

The Liquor Store is located: Maybrook House, 40 Blackfriars Street, M3 2EG

Dive Bar & Grill

During the day, the Dive Bar & Grill is simply a top-tier restaurant serving Asian-inspired street food. But come nighttime, this place has a strong party vibe and with 5am closing time on Friday and Saturday, you can dance away the night.

Slap bang in the heart and soul of the Northern Quarter, this place is perfect. It regularly hosts live music gigs, and club nights and invites special DJs to liven up the night.

Dive Bar & Grill is located: Nothern Quater, M4 1SH

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Hi, I’m Molly and I recently graduated with a degree in English Language and Creative Writing from Salford University. I have a passion for film and TV and also love a bit of sport. I have always had a keen interest in journalism, so Freshered seems like the perfect place for me. I can usually be found watching Mamma Mia on repeat, at any given time.