Hit the lanes at Dog Bowl
Part of the Black Dog Ballroom group, the wittily named Dog Bowl offers five lanes of 10-pin bowling, plus a menu of reasonably priced Tex-Mex (including a £5 lunch deal). Then there's the Snoop Dogg, a pork hot dog topped with mac & cheese and a beef patty. If that's not an easy way to spend a couple hours, we don't know what is!
Cost: £6 before 6pm, £8 between 6pm-midnight, £4 after midnight.
The history of Manchester is intrinsically linked with some of the greatest musical acts Britain's ever produced, from Oasis and Joy Division to The Smiths and The Stone Roses. Set aside 90 minutes to retrace their steps and see the places they lived, worked, and played, inspiring the songs we still listen to today.