Sick of self-isolating? Working from home winding you up? Just because you can’t get out like usual, doesn’t mean that you can’t shake things up a little. When it comes to your favourite eateries and watering holes, delivery isn’t all you can do to show your support. Choose from comfy sweats and quirky t-shirts or boozy orders of beer and gin, with our pick of the essential merch to order from restaurants and bars in Manchester.
The city’s swankiest distillery, Three Little Words is the home of Manchester Gin... and now, lockdown packages filled with bottles of gin and vodka paired with tonics from Fever-Tree or Franklin & Sons. There’s even a copper cocktail set, so you can play bartender from your living room.
Track Brewing Co.
Self-isolating in hoppy style? One of Manchester’s finest independent breweries, Track Brewing Co. is going all out with merch that includes cool panel caps, sweatshirts and tees.
Rep your favourite city centre pizza parlour with some swag from Crazy Pedro's online store. Think snapbacks, rucksacks and tees, as well as a beer pong set complete with cheeky stickers.
Just because these burger slingers have closed their doors, doesn’t mean that you can’t get a slice of the action. Grab yourself a hoodie from Almost Famous and up your working from home game.
Since Bundobust has been helping out the community through donating surplus stock to charities in the city, it only makes sense to return the favour and show a little support. Think tea towels, mugs, aprons, posters and clothing.
Cloudwater Brewing Co
Not only is Cloudwater Brewing Co delivering guest beers, collaboration cans and merchandise (we’re talking beanies, hoodies, badges and more), but they’re also offering donation tokens towards packages for NHS and key workers. What a team.
Though this little jazz club might be closed for the time being, Matt & Phred's is offering half-price membership and music masterclasses. You can even get your hands on a Manchester t-shirt to keep your lockdown in check.
Alphabet Brewing Company
Get your craft beer fix with Alphabet Brewing Company as the Western Street spot sorts you out with IPAs, stouts and pale ales available as single cans or mixed packs. To top it all off? A gift box that pairs beer with merchandise like t-shirts and beanies.
It looks like party hasn’t stopped at Band on the Wall as the Northern Quarter venue is bringing you CDs, books, t-shirts and tote bags while their doors are closed.
After more things to do during the lockdown? Check out our guide to online activities and virtual events.