Winter Warmers: The Best Mulled Wine In Manchester

Steaming glasses of spiced, fermented grapes or glühwein; whatever you want to call it, this hot booze is a highlight of the festive period that's handed out across markets and winter bars alike. To help you along a little this season, we've rounded up all the most merry places to drink mulled wine in Manchester this Christmas, from rooftop spots to tinsel-decked pop-ups.


The Botanist

The best mulled wine in Manchester? To pair your boozy hot drink with a turkey kebab and other twists on festive faves, check out The Botanist MediaCity. Not only is this waterside destination perfect for just drinks or even a sit-down meal, but also a full Christmas shindig to mark the season too.

The Botanist Mulled Wine Manchester | DesignMyNight

The Botanist know how to do booze right - and a moreish mulled wine is no exception.

Miracle On Cross Street

To make merry with the season's hottest (quite literally) serve, pop-up bar Miracle On Cross Street has your back. Need mulled wine near the Manchester Christmas markets? Sip your your hot drink while admiring the grotto-like decor of decorated trees, wrapping paper walls and fairy lights galore. Plus, it's accessed via a secret door and has other themed cocktails too.

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You won't find many places more festive; a great pick of mulled wine bars near Manchester Christmas Markets.

The Oast House

The Oast House's Curious Teepee is back better than ever, fronting three whole tent spaces joined together in one communal hub - a set-up that was upgraded last year. Expect the same fairy-lit and fire pit-laden cheer, plus hot concoctions or Christmas cocktails accompanying a seasonal menu. Whether you stuff your face with the turkey kebabs or classic fish 'n' chips, you're sure to have a warm, fuzzy feeling inside when you're here (and not just from the booze).

The Oast House Curious Teepee Manchester Mulled Wine | DesignMyNight

With this in your winter calendar, there's plenty to look forward to.

Freight Island

Street food and live music favourite Freight Island is also coming up trumps for seasonal festivities year-after-year. You can expect 12ft trees framing winter markets, along with the usual lineup of bars and restaurants serving yuletide treats here too. But that's not all, there's also an immersive Twilight Trail on the cards this year, so you can see the displays and then grab a mulled wine after.

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Pair your Manchester mulled wine with an immersive light display at Freight Island and Mayfield Park.

Ramona & The Firehouse's Winter Village

Returning for another year is Ramona & The Firehouse's Winter Village, where the two venues, which are sandwiched between Ancoats and the Northern Quarter, come together for the festive season. With everything from fire pit-warmed tipis, tequila huts and Detroit pizzas to a roster of themed raves, there's something to suit every kind of gathering here. And, of course, there are bubbling batches of our favourite hot red liquid to accompany it all.

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You won't want to miss this winter destination.

Bar Hütte

Mulled wine quaffing doesn't get much better than what's on offer at Bar Hütte, where you'll find bookable carol-oke huts decked out in après-ski style. While your arrival cocktail here is a hot rum and eggnog bombardino, cups of our favourite red liquid still make the menu. Otherwise, there's 'bark hütte' dog houses with pawsecco waiting too, alongside crackling open fires to warm yourself on if you don't opt for one of the private spaces.

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Hunker down for drinks across this cosy pop-up.

Mala Secret Garden

From the twinkling lights to the range of street food options, Mala Secret Garden is a winter beauty if ever we saw one - and that's before they've even decided on their winter theme. But what else is keeping you warm at this outdoor destination? Mulled wine, hot Aperol and steaming chocolate filled with melted marshmallows.

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Grab a group to head here; no one will wanna miss out.

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