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    15 Marvellous Manchester Date Locations

    Take on the town in style.

    1. Dusk til Pawn

    Don't let the pawn shop sign put you off – this is a super cool cocktail bar set in a Grade II-listed building. There is a spectacular bourbon selection, and decent beers too.

    2. Cornerhouse Cinema

    A splendid arthouse cinema with comfy chairs and specialist screenings. Or, for a kitschier date, go to the Route 66 Drive-In Cinema.

    3. Almost Famous

    Burgers are a brave move on a date, but these ones are worth the leap. If you're veggie or vegan, try out V Revolution on Oldham Street, which specialises in "vegan junk food".

    4. Home Sweet Home

    This sweet cafe is open until 11pm, making it a nice late-night option for non-drinkers. And coffee fans.

    5. Sunday lunch at The Blue Pig

    Settle into the afternoon with a sublime Sunday roast.

    6. John Ryland's Library

    Explore the nooks and crannies of this atmospheric museum.

    7. Cloud 23

    This cocktail bar is slightly pricy, but it's worth it for the view. And the signature cocktails are out of this world. The Mr Mercer's Cotton Peculiar, for instance, comes with magical candy-floss.

    8. Trof

    A solid pub with a great pub quiz on Tuesdays.

    9. The top floor of Shudehill Interchange Car Park

    Bear with us, here – the view is really worth it. Gaze out across the city, and then take your date for a nice meal (try Bistro 1847 for veggie food, or San Carlo) to make up for bringing them to a car park.

    10. Manchester Art Gallery

    Visit on Thursday, when the gallery stays open until 9pm.

    11. Piccadilly Records

    12. Museum of Science and Industry

    Wonderfully interactive, and railway fans can see plenty of trains. Afterwards, drop into Samsi for a bite to eat.

    13. Castlefield Canal Basin

    14. Afternoon tea at Teacup Kitchen

    Simply charming.

    15. Street

    A series of "weekend block parties" held at Brownsfield Mill this summer. Expect street food, drinks, and good music. You can follow it on Twitter here.