Last week we launched our designated driver campaign in support the Greater Manchester Police’s annual Christmas campaign. All designated drivers who take a trip to our venue throughout December over the festive period can get free soft drinks all evening.
We care deeply about the safety of our customers and we want to do all we can to make sure they get home safely.
Operations Manager Adam Shepherd says “ We are keen to show our support to this campaign, whilst we like to encourage people to enjoy themselves over the festive period, we need to hold some responsibility for the safety of our customers. If more people were to follow suit then we would be well on our way to a safer city.”
Since the campaign went live we’ve had coverage in the M.E.N and been mentioned on Key 103 and Heart North West.
The drink driving pandemic has been a well documented one in the Greater Manchester area as being a serious problem. According to official police records, children as young as 12 have been caught drink driving in the region. Figures published last year by Greater Manchester Police show that 464 arrests were made during December 2015.
The Greater Manchester police’s seasonal campaign ‘None For The Road’  has encouraged drivers to avoid having even one drink before getting behind the wheel.

Everything may have got lost in the mist of the Christmas madness so we’d just like to remind you that WE TURN ONE… Can you believe it? It’s been a whole year since our shutters opened back in November 2015 and we’d love to invite you down to our first birthday bash on Friday 25th November from 5pm.
We’ll be hosting an American themed birthday bash, with free fizz for the first 50 people to walk through our doors. On the night there will be games, music and drinks to get the party started. Closing at 5am, it’s going to be hell of a night.
To run alongside our first birthday week and Thanksgiving we’ll be giving 100 burgers away on Thursday 24th November. You must sign up for this event and show your voucher on arrival at 12pm at our Oldham street entrance. First come, first serve, so you better be quick to claim your freebie burger!
CTRL Live will be back on the night with a stellar line-up of bands including October Drift, Larkins and Plastic House to make a memorable evening.
There has definitely been lots of highlights throughout the year after opening our doors at the beginning of the festive period in 2015,  we were voted as the No.1 sporting venue in Manchester by Sky Sports and Carling and we have also played host to huge guest DJ’s such as The Libertines very own Gary Powell, The Blossoms and Alt J.
Holly Geraghty, Sales and Marketing Manager at the venue says, ‘Its has been an action packed 12 months for us; the Northern Quarter is a really exciting place to be. We are really proud of what we have created here and with huge plans for the next 12 months already in the pipeline, we are gearing up for an extremely busy festive period and second year.’ 
‘We wanted to make Dive NQ the ‘one stop shop’ for live sports, casual dining, chilled mid-week drinks and dancing until the early hours at the weekend. We have managed to succeed in doing this, providing a little something for everyone and in turn creating our own crowd. As one of the biggest venues in the Northern Quarter we feel like we are able to cater for all of these different needs.’

Dive’s first Halloween party 2016
Happy Halloween everyone!
Our Day of the Dead special weekender marked our first Halloween at Dive and it’s safe to say, we did it in style. Kicking off with a monster party on Friday 28th featuring spooktacular makeovers, stilt walkers, fire breathers and a surprise flash mob from Salford University Dance Society as well as some seriously special cocktails and themed shots, it was a night full of treats right through until 5am for all who attend…no tricks involved!
The Salford University Dance Society flashmob was filmed on the night please click to view the full performance right here.
Saturday the 29th was one of our biggest nights on record with the venue seeing a record number of party goers through the door. Our resident DJ played a mash-up of songs including some Halloween classics to keep the dancefloor filled and we stretched out the celebrations for an extra hour as we turned the clocks back.
On the big day itself, we partnered up with high street Game to host a Halloween themed gaming night. It was the last day to grab our special Halloween drinks. What a way to end Halloween weekend…
Love from Dive x

We’ve got some very exciting news to share with everyone…
A few weeks back we were selected by Sky Sports as the number one venue in Manchester to watch all of the live sports. Showing the football, boxing, tennis, olympics, grand national & much more.. We literally show everything!
Alongside Carling, the Official Beer and Cider of the Premier League, Sky launched a brand new football show called ‘Carling In off The Bar’ which was a sideshow to their main Friday night football programme.
Their first ever show was broadcast right here at Dive NQ on Friday 19th August to celebrate the first homecoming fixture of the season; Manchester United vs Southampton. Soccer AM presenters Adam Smith & Laura Woods took centre stage & broadcast live from our basement venue at 10:45pm.
Ex premier league football players Trevor Sinclair & Alan Smith came down on the night to show their support for the new show. Trevor even pulled a sneaky pint of carling from behind our bar….
SKY: Behind the scenes at the filming of the Carling In Off the Bar programme, at Dive NQ, Manchester, August 19 2016.
As part of this exciting new partnership, we were the first venue to be fitted out with the latest 65 inch, ultra HD television screens so our customers can watch all the live sporting action in high definition…

Managing partner for the brand, Vincent Braine says, “It is a real honour and achievement for us to be chosen by Sky Sports as the first gold tier venue to watch the football in the UK. Dive NQ have changed the way sport is being delivered to our customers, offering a premium viewing experience coupled with high quality food and drinks.”
You can view the official press release HERE.

If you’re reading this then you’ve made it… to our brand spanking new website! We officially launched the venue last year in late November and it’s been non-stop from the word GO.
After opening we literally threw ourselves into Christmas. It was pretty messy! Baubles & tinsel everywhere… We’ve spent the rest of year building club night brands and perfecting our offers & deals to keep you guys happy 🙂
A new website has been on the cards since we opened but as a small in-house team it’s taken a little longer than expected, after all we are a team of perfectionists.
But ta da… here it is. What do you think? We’ve got plenty of offers to see you through the week. With our 55% off all food on Mondays to our happy hour deals everyday from 5pm till 8pm and our £5 lunch deal including burger & fries, NY club, nicoise salad, chilli beef tacos & ¼ chicken… What more could you want!?
If you haven’t been to see us before, we also open until 5am every weekend. Dance the night away and go home when the sun comes up. We’re the only place in the Northern Quarter to stay open so late!