Music and Nightlife
Surrounding areas in Cheshire
Warrington is approximately 7 miles from Lymm and lies half way between Manchester and Liverpool. As a town it's grown, largely due to the economic power of its neighbouring cities, and with its investment into industry, the investment in tourism has followed. Warrington has a wide selection of restaurant, bars, clubs and pubs to suit all visitors. From the young and trendy bars and clubs, to the real ale pubs, it has much to offer.
Most of Warrington's nightlife is found in and around Bridge Street, though the pubs are dotted all over the town centre. The usual chain-pubs can be found in the town centre along with similar places on the out skirts. Their large capacity and hearty menus are great value and along with the welcoming atmosphere you can be sure to be consistently satisfied.
There are a wide and diverse range of bars and nightclubs on offer. Bridge Street is the heart of the nightlife so head here to find a selection of the best and some of the coolest places to be out in Warrington. Places are all within walking distance of one another which is great for when you fancy moving on to somewhere different. A busy atmosphere and good mix of music are to be expected in every venue.
Most places play a variety of music, whilst other venues are known for just playing the one type be it R&B or Indie etc. The majority though play a mixture of the usual chart music with some random dance, R&B and older tracks thrown in. They usually play something for everyone but if you have a request you can always go ask the DJ and 9 times out of 10 he will play it and make an announcement too!
Quite often themed events are featured in some of the venues down Bridge Street, such as Halloween and St Patrick's Day. For these, the bars will be decorated accordingly inside and they encourage their customers to come in fancy dress. The events usually incorporate themed music and drink deals as well.
Tuesday is the Student night so most places are just as busy as they are at the weekends. Free entry and cheap deals on drinks feature in most places on a Student night.
On the out skirts of Warrington is the civil parish and suburban area of Stockton Heath. The village is situated on the north of the Bridgewater Canal, separating it from Latchford and north Warrington. Stockton Heath in home to a number of modern bars and restaurants, as well as traditional public houses. Much of the village centre is a designated conservation area to preserve the character of the village, however it has been subjected to some redevelopment work with the introduction of several new bars and restaurants.
With classy interior and open plan table arrangements, the bars in Stockton Heath always have a good atmosphere whether they are full or nearly empty. Expansive drink menus usually include a hug selection of wines providing a perfect place for the wine buffs out there. Places in Stockton Heath have been known to win the Restaurant of the Year in the Cheshire Life Food and Wine Awards.
The music scene in Stockton Heath caters for a wide audience as there are different things going on each night. From R&B, to House, to some of the older tracks most places attract a mixture of age groups from early twenties to about late thirties. DJ Pete Pinnington from Warrington's local station Wire FM can be found DJ-ing in the area at weekends.
Altrincham, Hale and Bowden
The attractive and historic Market Town of Altrincham has much to offer with regards to nightlife. After much socioeconomic development over the years the recently refurbished market of Altrincham is a key attraction along with its seductive mix of different pubs and clubs to choose from. The town possesses a lively atmosphere in the evening and boasts some well rounded and very popular drinking dens. With a random mix of clientele, the town attracts the young to the very old and everyone always seems to be having a grand time all the same. Pubs offer a great selection of draught beers as well as real ales, and the hearty food is of a pocket friendly price. With friendly staff, comfy sofas and outdoor areas to sit and admire some of the oldest buildings in town, you can tell that the pubs have obviously been lovingly cared and built on for a number of years. There's even a pub which is said to have a resident ghost! Don't be spooked though, for he's only a harmless monk who likes chanting, although he has created a mass of interest for ghost hunters, regulars and visitors alike.
Branching out to Hale, this village is considered one of the wealthiest places in England. Why not try one of the trendy bars which are great venues for any occasions and make a welcoming change from propping up the bar in your local. With classy interiors, stylish furbishing and grand arched ceilings these spacious bars make for a great evening of live music and fine wines. Some places are known for Blues, Soul and Jazz artists whilst others host some seriously talented musicians from other genres. Particular venues are well recommended for dancing too, featuring many a competent swinger on the dance floor and running evening dance classes on week nights.