The old railway arches on Whitworth Street West are now the home of several bars and entertainment venues. Known as Deansgate Locks, it is one of the most popular areas of Manchester city centre for a night out.
Bars at Deansgate Locks and Rochdale Canal
Bars and clubs at Deansgate Locks at the time of writing (summer 2020) include
Revolution, Popworld, Ark, Lola Lo, and El Diablo. Check with venue websites to see if still open before travelling.
Comedy Store is also here.
Deansgate Locks is located in the Petersfield area of Manchester. It’s a good drinking and entertainment spot for those visiting Manchester Central, the
Bridgewater Hall, HOME, or the Great Northern.
The Rochdale Canal runs in front of Deansgate Locks. It joins the Bridgewater Canal in
Castlefield. The former home of the famous Hacienda nightclub (now apartments) lies to the east.
Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink Tram Stop is directly above the bars. There are direct tram services to and from places such as Piccadilly, Etihad Campus (for Etihad Stadium), Old Trafford, and Manchester Airport.
Deansgate Locks, Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink Tram Stop, and the Beetham Tower
Deansgate Train Station is just across the road.
Deansgate Train Station
Visitors travelling by car and using satellite navigation systems can use the postcode M1 5LH to find Deansgate Locks.
Car parks nearby include the Q-Park First Street at
First Street (postcode M15 4FN).
There is a good choice of hotels and restaurants nearby (see the list at the end of this page).
Tourist attractions and things to do near Deansgate Locks include:
Cinemas near Deansgate Locks include:
Restaurants and places to eat and drink near Deansgate Locks include:
Indian Tiffin Room (0.1 miles)
Don Marco (0.1 miles)
Dimitri's (0.1 miles)
Platzki (0.1 miles) - Modern Polish restaurant in the Great Northern Building. Menu changes frequently. Close to Manchester Central and the Bridgewater Hall.
Evuna Deansgate (0.1 miles)
James Martin (0.2 miles)
Almost Famous (0.2 miles)
Dukes 92 (0.2 miles)
Albert's Shed (0.2 miles)
Rump N Ribs (0.2 miles)
Adam Reid at The French (0.3 miles)
Albert's Schloss (0.3 miles)
Revolucion de Cuba (0.3 miles)
Asha's (0.3 miles)
Sapporo Teppanyaki (0.3 miles)
Gorilla (0.3 miles)
The Wharf (0.3 miles)
Manahatta (0.3 miles) - New York inspired restaurant and bar on Deansgate. Great interior. Close to Manchester Opera House and Odeon Manchester.
Don Giovanni (0.3 miles)
Hawksmoor (0.3 miles)
20 Stories (0.3 miles)
Tutle Bay (0.3 miles)
Gusto (0.3 miles)
Red's True Barbeque (0.3 miles)
Giorgio (0.3 miles)
The Ivy Spinningfields (0.3 miles)
Tampopo (0.3 miles) - Pan-Asian restaurant offering dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan, and more.
Rajdoot Tandoori (0.3 miles)
The Albert Square Shop House (0.3 miles)
The Refuge (0.4 miles)
Bill's (0.4 miles)
The Alchemist (0.4 miles)
Thaikhun (0.4 miles)
Tattu (0.4 miles)
Fazenda (0.4 miles) - Brazilian steakhouse at Spinningfields. Skewers of meat are brought to your table. Close to the John Rylands Library, Manchester Opera House, Great Northern, and the People’s History Museum.
Australasia (0.4 miles)
Veeno (0.4 miles)
Iberica (0.4 miles)
Sangam (0.4 miles)
The Oast House (0.4 miles)
Rozafa (0.4 miles)
Piccolino (0.4 miles)
Try Thai (0.5 miles)
Restaurant MCR (0.5 miles) - Fabulous high-end British restaurant at Spinningfields. Tasting menus.
Croma (0.5 miles)
La Vina (0.5 miles)
La Bandera (0.5 miles) - Family-run Spanish tapas restaurant in Manchester city centre. Bright, modern decor.
One Plus (0.5 miles) - Multi-level Chinese restaurant near the Palace Theatre. Offers Chinese hot pots, noodles and rice, and Chinese BBQ.
Teppanyaki Chinatown (0.5 miles)
Bem Brasil (0.5 miles)
El Gato Negro (0.5 miles)
San Carlo Cicchetti (0.5 miles)
Hotels near Deansgate Locks include:
Innside by Melia Manchester (0.2 miles) The Oxnoble (0.2 miles) The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel (0.2 miles) Castlefield Hotel (0.3 miles) Great John Street Hotel (0.3 miles) Novotel Manchester Centre (0.4 miles) Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre (0.4 miles) Princess St. Hotel (0.4 miles) Manchester Hall (0.4 miles) The Townhouse Manchester (0.5 miles) Nearby Train Stations
Train stations near Deansgate Locks include:
Nearby Metrolink Stations
Metrolink stations near Deansgate Locks include: