Have you been craving a festival fix? Manchester Wing Fest is back for 2021 this August, bringing together some of the world's best poultry chefs as they battle to be named the best wing slinger, with live cooking demos, tastings, live music and fairground rides to keep you entertained.
Best Reopening Parties In Manchester
To say that the last few months have been strange would be the understatement of the century, but thankfully that end-of-the-tunnel light everyone was banging on about is finally starting to whizz closer. From restaurants looking to welcome you back with delicious plates to the socially-distanced club calling your name fresh from lockdown, we've rounded up the best reopening parties in Manchester right here.
London fave The Blues Kitchen is opening in Manchester, bringing bourbon-laced cocktails, a menu of Southern classics and a star-spangled approach to nights out. Get your fix of live music with performances from the house band, touring artists and soulful DJ-led brunches this May.
One of the most popular nightlife spots in the Deansgate Locks area, Ark Manchester is set for a massive relaunch once clubs reopen again. Taking place on 19th-20th July, Lockdown: The Big Return x3 Club Takeover will feature back-to-back sets from some of the UK's hottest DJs.
Lola Lo are hosting an epic Manchester reopening party, with plenty of tropical-themed fun to get you in the summer mood. The tiki bar will be welcoming revellers to its outdoor terrace for tipples and dancing (while seated of course) and indoor party vibes should the weather turn.
Looking for a theatrical night out to celebrate the return of bars in Manchester? Impossible is just the venue for you. Not only is their charming terrace space now available to book, but they'll be kick-starting a summer of celebration with a series of huge disco house brunches.
From date nights that don't involve arguing over the washing up, to afternoons with flatmates that go beyond the confines of your house; it's time to get back on track. Explore our list of all the restaurants and bars now taking bookings in Manchester and make the most of the city reopening.
There's fewer places as great for live music in Manchester than YES. Not only have they kicked-off summertime drinking sessions with their newly-built beer garden, but they're welcoming back bands for socially distanced gigs in May before the normal clubbing schedule resumes.
The Liquor Store is back this June in Manchester, and with it there's a rock 'n' rolling bottomless brunch that's not to be missed. Guzzle unlimited fizz for 90 minutes, with an epic BBQ feast being cooked up for meat-lovers craving a weekend fix.
Have you missed Flight Club? Us too. The King Street favourite is back this May with their epic Manchester Brunch Social where prosecco, bottomless pizza and social darts come together to promise a buzzing weekend in the heart of the city.
The Refuge is one of Manchester's most beloved boozers and nightlife hub. They'll be welcoming guests for a little alfresco action while the following month will allow for indoor dining, then before you know it you'll be back on the dancefloor when summer rolls around.
Haven't been to Escape To Freight Island? Now's the time, because the open-air space is one of Manchester's hottest reopenings. We're talking roller disco, karaoke and retro arcade games, street food and unmissable bars, and a whole roster of incredible DJs performing this summer.
Always a top choice for Insta-worthy neon scenes, punchy cocktails and putt putt action, Junkyard Golf Club is back and socially-distanced from 17th May. Get ready for cashless payments, table service, single-use cups and a bookings-only system so that your night out runs smoothly.