Manchester: Party in the North

Manchester: Party in the North

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The party capital of the North, Manchester is a byword for fun and frolics. From the trendy Northern Quarter to the vibrant bustle of Canal Street, there is a host of venues for you to discover.

For lunch pop into Manchester House and taste exquisite dishes from the UK’s youngest Michelin starred chef Aiden Byrne, or indulge yourself in the beauty hall of shopping haven Selfridges for a bit of pre-night out pampering. And when it’s time to hit the town?

Well here’s a few of our favourite things to do (and drink) when we’re visiting Manchester to get you started…

From Cocktails to the Club

For those who enjoy the high life, rise above and treat yourself to a cocktail in the Roof Garden Playground in the Deansgate area of the city. The perfect place to celebrate, you can overlook the city on the heated veranda surrounded by candlelit lanterns for that elegant touch.

Feeling like a VIP? Hire out the terrace and hot tub area and host your own private party!

If you fancy spending the night in one place, look no further than The Black Dog NWS. It’s got everything you need for a great time, with a diner, roof terrace, basement bar and club all under one roof! Let them tempt you with a ‘Bounty’ – a cocktail containing Eristoff vodka, Koko Kanu rum, chocolate and milk… you will not regret this!

Sippy Cup by star5112, on Flickr
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But What to Order?

With so many tipples on offer it can often be overwhelming trying to choose! We suggest starting out with a Martini, a classic that delivers all year round. Traditionally, the Martini consists of gin and vermouth garnished with an olive, but there are now so many flavour variations, such as the Appletini, the Passiontini, and Sex & The City girls favourite, the Cosmopolitan, that you’re bound to find something to tickle your taste buds.

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Not digging that SATC vibe? Why not try a delicious Amaretto Sour. The sweet taste, with a citrus edge and a strong kick is always a winner. Planning a party? Make a pitcher and let your guests help themselves, more mingling time for you!

VTR - Ultimate Amaretto Sour by Edsel L, on Flickr
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A Hub for Clubs

The clubbing scene in Manchester is world famous, and as diverse as you wish it to be. From G-A-Y bar, the little brother of the popular London nightclub to the swanky Bijou in the city centre which has entertained guests such as Rita Ora, Drake and Ne-Yo, you’ll find just what you’re looking for.

Nightclub by BruceTurner, on Flickr
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For those hoping to get their hair a bit messier, head to Joshua Brooks. It was here The Chemical Brothers began their musical journey and the club continues to influence the Manchester music scene. Whether you crave a rave in the basement where heavyweight DJs play sets every week, or a White Russian in the relaxing bar upstairs, they’ve got it covered.

Favorite White Russian #biglebowski by gabemac, on Flickr
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Shake your night up in Manchester

Why not try a cocktail making class while visiting this glorious city? Perfect for your hen, stag or birthday party celebrations. Our expert mixologists will teach you their trade secrets and have you mixing your own drinks like a professional. We work with many bars throughout Manchester, allowing you to choose your favourite. Drink up!