The Hellfire Club is a place where things regularly go bump in the night!
The Hellfire Club occupies the apparently haunted 19th century building which stands four stories tall on the corner of Queen Street in Harpurhey. It’s an elaborately themed party venue and restaurant which appeals to people looking for a ghoulishly good time.
The venue regularly hosts ghost hunting parties complete with a paranormal séance and gothic themed music nights as well as being open as a themed restaurant most nights of the week. The menu is available here and features some wonderfully twisted treats including Satan’s Crown Jewels (Meatballs and Chorizo) and Monster Mash (mashed potato). The Hellfire Club offers a unique dinning experience and invites guests to dress-to-stress for the occasion, it’s a wonderful concept for private parties and the venue has even hosted themed weddings in the past.
The Hellfire Club is open throughout the year and promotes itself with the use of a branded hearse touring around Manchester, but it is Halloween when the place really starts to buzz. The annual All-Hallows-Eve banquet is the highlight of the calendar along with the Monsters Ball. Sadly, this could be the final year that these remarkable events take place at the Hellfire as current owner, Dave Butler has not to renew the Hellfire Clubs LTD lease of the building in order to pursue other ventures. With no guarantees that new lease holders will want to operate the club in its current guise, the 5th Birthday bash could be the start of a long-farewell for the Hellfire Club. It would be a sorry sight to witness the end of one of Manchester’s quirkiest party venues, and a real loss for people seeking an alternative type of party where they can have the time of their (after) lives.
Hopefully new tenants for the building will be found who will want to build on the image and brand of Hellfire and with an enthusiasm that matches that of the current management. To find out more about the Hellfire Club, check out their website…….if you dare!