Christmas is over. How tragic is that? Gone is being allowed, nay encouraged, to be hungover at work. Gone is spending the afternoon with your best friends, Bailey's and Celebrations. And gone is that feeling that you're incredibly flush - even though you were digging into your January pay check before Christmas Eve.
Yes it's time to buckle down. To Hibernate. And to embrace a life of abstinence. OH NO IT ISN'T! (Sorry, but it is still panto season people). Forget sitting in all month long, Manchester bars are on hand with some blinding bargains that will keep you fed, watered and all partied out - Without dipping into your overdraft. Introducing our kind of January sales, no shoes, coats or handbags in sight, just cut-priced cocktails, discounted dancing, and great nights out on the cheap...
If you feel like celebrating in January, but your wallet isn't on the same page, then Cord Bar have the answer with their January Sales deal. The Northern Quarter bar is offering a 2-4-1 discount on their cocktail masterclass all month long. That's bubbly and nibbles on arrival, a guide through your ingredients, making (and drinking!) two of your own creations and happy hour discounts for the rest of the night. All this boozy loot for just £25.95 for you and your pal. Now that's some thrifty tippling.
If you want to save some money this month, but don't feel like slumming it? The Milton Club is offering some seriously deluxe deals in the exclusive Manchester member's club. You can book a booth and party like a VIP all January long from just a £100 minimum spend per table. Cheap AND chic.
The Liquor Store are keeping us sweet this January with their 555 Club. Five deals, five bucks, from five in the evening. Running in the Deansgate bar from Sundays to Thursdays until 8pm, take your pick from beers, wines, or Jagerbombs for two as well as cocktails nachos or deli boards too. Four drinks for a tenner, you won't get that in the Trafford Centre sales.
Over in Manchester235, their Bartender's January Sale offers a bespoke cocktail selection for the new year, with 2-4-1 cocktails every day this month.
Keeping you off the tin-of-beans diet this month are those lovely folks at Rosylee Tea Rooms. Their chefs Jeff and Ross have created a special January menu, with delectable dishes and discounted prices. Enjoy their Express Lunch Menu for a mere £6.95 (Tuesday - Friday 12-2pm) or roll up after work for their Early Evening Menu, two courses, £14.95, three courses, £17.95 (Tuesday - Friday 5 -7 pm.)
Brand-spanking new neighbourhood eatery Volta is treating Didsbury diners to 50% off their food bill this month. The January Sale applies from Tuesday to Thursday, 5-7pm, and all you've got to do to avail of this nifty thrifty half-price deal is buy a drink.
If you're hankering for a hot dog or partial to a pizza, you don't need to wait until next month for your fix. The Bay Horse are offering pairs their choice of two cracking offers, choose from Pizza & Wine or Hotdogs & Beer for two for just £13.50. Cheap date. Added bonus, if you don't want to avail of this deal, but you do want a cut-price night out, make a booking at The Bay Horse with DesignMyNight and bag 20% off your bill. Sweet.
Speaking of exclusive offers, make a booking at The Liars Club and nab yourself 2-4-1 tiki cocktails. Or how about getting into a club for free? Well, book your spot on the Tiger Tiger guestlist with us and nab free entry seven nights a week, for the ultimate A-list admission.
Have after work drinks lost their lustre post-Christmas? The Living Room are hand to cheer you and your colleagues right up with their After Work Living offers, which include 2-4-1 cocktails from their special winter tipples.
No money? No problems. R 'n' B club night, Juicy comes to Gorilla for a special party for the month that's in it, with their Juicy January Sale, with entry from £2. Usually a midweek student night, the crew are catering to the as-broke-as-students weekend crowd, with one hell of a discount dance-athon.
The Deaf Institute are being equally kind to the cash-strapped with some rather dandy happy hour offers every day from 5-8pm. How do £3.50 cocktails, £2.50 beers and £10 bottles of wine sound? Lock 91's happy hour is equally generous, offering punters £2.50 beers and discounted wine from Tuesday to Saturday, 5pm until 9pm. For something a little more covert, opt for Corridor, a very secret secret bar that's offering £5 cocktails throughout the week.
So there you have it folks, plenty of budget boozing, cheapo chugging, and savvy sipping to be had around Manchester this month. No excuses to stay in this weekend, ya hear?