8 Must See Places for Students in Manchester

Manchester is one of the best, if not THE best place to live as a student. Cheap clubs, top takeaways and a bus they even call magic are just some of the many Manny highlights. So the team here at FRESHR have pieced together a list of the top places to spend that, erm, hard-earned loan.

256 Fallowfield

256 is without a doubt the student hub of Fallowfield. Live sport, pool, darts, table tennis, decent music… you say it, they’ve got it.

This place is your best bet for a cheap burger and pint in the day or cocktails at night with friends.

It’s also the home of societies, with different events almost every night of the week, including Open Mic, Quiz Night, 90s vs 00s and an Indie disco.

With the FRESHR app you can get Free Entry/Queue Jump on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday, 50% off Sunday Roasts and Big Breakfast or a beer and a burger for £6 – and other fun stuff.


Everyone’s heard of Bierkeller, right? Well if you haven’t, you need to. It’s basically a big German beer hall, with live music and £4 Steins for students using FRESHR app.

The Bierkeller complex located in the Printworks, next to the Arndale, also houses Shooters and Around the World bar, that do 25% off food, cheap £2 pints, and a £5 hot dog and beer deal.

Pro tip: join the weekend madness with live German music, beer steins and dancing on the tables – it’s a must whilst studying at university in Manchester.

The Venue Nightclub

Venue is in the centre of Manchester, just off St Peter’s Square, and hosts events of all genres.

Get your indie fix at ‘Rotate Wednesday’ and ‘Live Forever’ on Fridays, or there’s funk and soul at ‘Twist and Shout’ on selected Fridays and ‘Thirsty Thursday’s hip hop nights. They also do an occasional house and techno night, so you won’t struggle!

The drinks are cheap, the music is class, and the DJ (Paul) even takes requests, but with the FRESHR app you can get free queue jump and entry with a shot, as well as a FREE DRINK. Mad Ferit R Kid.

The Footage

The Footage, located opposite MMU on Oxford Road, is the ultimate place to go for a quick lunch during Uni, meet friends or go for a few drinks before a big night out.

It shows the football and has cheap booze and burgers. So basically wins.

FRESHR sorts you out with the tasty offer of £2.50 for Burger and Chips, as well as £2 Pints of Carling or Magners. There’s also 2-4-1 on selected cocktails, all day, everyday.

Birdcage and Lola Lo

Your Wednesday and Thursday nights are sorted with Voodoo. Voodoo Wednesdays at Birdcage, opposite the Arena, and Aloha Thursdays at Lola Lo in Deansgate Locks, are ideal for a night out with your flat and house mates.

With the FRESHR app you can get up to 50% off of entry as well as a load of great deals on shots, bombs, bottles and cocktails.

Kettlebell Kitchen

Kettlebell Kitchen is Manchester’s first healthy fast-food outlet, and the food is unreal.

The menu is packed with protein and gym fitness drinks – so if you’re bulking, this is for you.

Their new store just opened on First Street so it’s not too far from the majority of MMU halls, and another store located in Great Ancoats is also good to dine in.

Get 25% off the food bill on the FRESHR App. Also try the ‘healthy’ full-English and cure a hangover without ruining your body.

Now that’s gains.

Dog Bowl / Blackdog Ballroom NWS

Everyone loves a game of bowling. It’s the best activity (and 50% off with FRESHR) to meet friends for an alternative to a night out, or take your latest Tinder match on a date. And win of course.

Or you can head round the corner to Blackdog Ballroom for free pool and cheap drinks, exclusively on FRESHR.

Junkyard Golf

Crazy golf just got epic! Junkyard Golf is the coolest crazy golf course around and insanely good cocktails.

Putt your way through all sorts of bizarre holes; think UV slides, UFC bear cages, a hip hop form and a tree house bar. It’s on First Street, not too far from Deansgate Locks or Kettlebell Kitchen.

Get 50% off as a student on Mondays and Tuesdays with FRESHR, making those early weekday blues ever so slightly better.

Download the FRESHR App now, and start saving money in some of Manchester’s coolest places.

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