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A Gentleman's Guide To Valentine's Day: Part Two.

A Gentleman's Guide To Valentine's Day: Part Two.

Hopefully by now you’ve got the presents sorted and you’ve planned where you're going to take your wonderful lady, however if we’re honest, these levels of organisation seem a little too good to be true. It’s not that we’re doubting you but we've got a sneaky suspicion you gents may need some last minute advice on romantic venues in Manchester! 

We’ve chosen our top five venues that will rescue your eleventh hour plans! 



Hidden away in the NQ, this cool, dark and moody speakeasy bar is a hot, romantic spot. As you’ll have guessed by the name, this vintage bar is inspired by The Great Gatsby and doesn't disappoint. With it’s elegant décor, extensive cocktails and 1920s playlist, this bar is a perfect date night option.



This Italian wine bar is one of those great venues you may not have noticed before.  Any lady who enjoys a glass of wine or four will appreciate this choice (applicable to most ladies then!).  Veeno offer different options of wine tasting, including our favourite, a blind wine tasting session. Get yourselves booked in and take off on a fantastic wine flight.  A particularly good date idea if you are in the early stages of romance and don’t want anything too heavy.  


Red Door 


Another Living Ventures success story, Red Door is a lesser known underground bar offering live music and great cocktails.  An atmospheric late night venue that will no doubt leave you having a few too many, but we’re not complaining about that!  It's safe to say if you end up at Red Door, you'll have a fun filled Valentine's Day.


 The Refinery


Offering a wide range of different cocktails, we rate The Refinery as one of the best cocktail bars in Manchester.   Based in Spinningfields, it's one of the newest bars in the fashionable district. The Refinery describe themselves as ‘a sanctuary in the city’ and we have to agree!  They've even created a Valentine’s cocktail, Singapore Fling, which we highly recommend and know your lady will enjoy. 


El Capo


Tequila and Taco Tuesday, what more could you want for a fun Valentine’s? This late night Mexican restaurant serving up authentic Mexican and South American dishes is sure to add some spice to your night!  Enough said.

So if you're still reading and think we’re playing it safe, take a look at some of our wild card suggestions!  Don't worry, as in our previous guide, they’ve all been suggested by some lovely women so you won't be in trouble! 


Axe Throwing


Now hear us out on this one! We know this isn't the obvious choice but that's why we love it! If you’re lady is a little bit competitive she's sure to love this as much as we do, plus you get to show off your inner hunter gatherer and let's be honest, what is more sexy to a woman than that!?  Be careful to give your Valentine a heads up so she doesn't turn up in her killer heals for this activity, or at least advise that she needs a change of footwear…


Go to to get booked in.


Valentine’s Dinner Cruise 

In our opinion this is one of our more romantic choices.  The lady in your life is sure to appreciate the extra effort on this one.  The cruise we have chosen includes not just bubbly but also a three course meal.  Talk about doing something a little bit different, who says us gents aren't imaginative?

Make sure you get this one booked this evening! Go to for more information. 


Moscow State Circus


It's official, the circus is in town and it's only one of the best in the world!  The Moscow State Circus presents Miracles and by the sounds of it, it's a miracle there are any tickets left for Valentine's Day, but there are so make sure you buy them now!  This will be an amazing way to spend the romantic day and it will be sure to add some excitement!  If it doesn’t keep you gripped and on the edge of your seats, well, we’ll eat our shirts (sorry, couldn’t resist that one). 


We hope this guide will aide you in wooing your lady but remember, a gentlemen should never kiss and tell. 


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