Visiting Europe will give you some of the most charming moments in life. Europe has put entertaining on a very high pedestal and due to this, the nightlife and nightclubs are big business. Each country has its own focus and measure of enjoyment, such as France centering on fine arts and romance, Switzerland for special and unique honeymoon, Germany for best beer pubs and so on.
Similarly in UK, Manchester nightlife is famous for its posh aristocratic entertainment where elegance and aplomb are the order of the day. The British have always been a formal race, and attached great value to proper protocol. Manchester nightclubs reflect this trend at all levels of Manchester nightlife. The world here is beautiful, elegant almost aristocratic and entertaining at the same time.
When compared to the US nightlife, Manchester nightlife is quieter and more somber. The youngsters in US have their own bracket and space for entertainment, while the elders have theirs. This is applicable in all aspects of entertaining including nightlife, and particularly to nightclubs. In UK, generally the youth are not as open as the US kids on the entertainment aspects. As a matter of fact Europe and US have totally - and sometimes diametrically opposite - customs that apply to entertainment and nightlife. In Manchester nightlife maintains a neat balance between both worlds, as you can see and experience in all the Manchester nightclubs.
The clubs are a place of meeting and relaxation, true. But it is also a place where a lot of formalities with respect to the right etiquette are also maintained. The Manchester nightlife is a perfect balance of elegance and entertainment.
In order to enter a posh nightclub in Manchester you need to be introduced by a member who will vouch for you. Manchester nightclubs are quite formal on this aspect. Your entry is mostly done only through members' introduction or membership. Both are a formal affair and it requires the completion of many formalities given in writing. Many times you will need the reference of one or two local people or members for consideration as a member.
Once you enter however, you will be awed by the elegance and splendor of the Manchester nightclubs. The interiors are highly decorative, while keeping to the main theme, i.e. entertainment. The food is usually the best and drinks are served till the wee hours of the morning. Many clubs offer chauffeur services for those who would prefer them after a great fun evening at the club. However, this service is seldom needed, as the people who frequent the clubs usually have chauffer driven cars themselves.
Ladies do not always come without an escort, though there is no such rule in any of the nightclubs. However, if they come unescorted, they risk to be pestered with unwanted male attention the whole of the night. Hence, they prefer to mostly come with an escort or in groups of two or three. Men however, abound with single status in all the nightclubs as they try and prey on unexpected ladies.