Music Venues, Pubs & Bars


54-56 Whitworth Street West
M1 5WW
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Opening Hours
  • Mon - 11am - 12pm
  • Tue - 11am - 12pm
  • Wed - 11am - 12pm
  • Thu - 11am - 1am
  • Fri - 11am - 2am
  • Sat - 9am - 2am
  • Sun - 9am - 12pm

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An image of bikes locked up outside the venue Gorilla
Gorilla © Sam Docke

Gorilla, on Whitworth Street near Oxford Road Station, is a vibrant, exciting venue hosting cutting edge live acts in the stage area – simply look out for the glass front under the railway arches. Most nights feature hot bands and DJs, making this a great shout for a Manchester city centre night out. No rowdy gangs of lads here – expect students, young professionals and creative industry connoisseurs. And if you’ve got one eye on your future, it’s an excellent place to discover new bands and DJs.

You’ll find the latest bottled beers on the drinks menu, such as Shindigger IPA and Magic Rock. Among the cocktails, you’ll find a ‘Damn Fine Coffee’ – top marks if you spot the Twin Peaks reference – plus themed concoctions based on legendary Manchester bands like Joy Division and New Order.

Among the artful eats are big breakfasts of both the traditional and forward-thinking variety: big plates of steak frites and grilled cheese sourdough, burgers, tacos and eye-catching desserts. Best of all, this great ape of the Manchester music scene is a friendly creature at heart. 

Gorilla is the place to be for the coolest music acts, great food and drink and cracking breakfast too!

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