Best Drinks Events And Tastings In Manchester

Whether you're looking to become an expert in Japanese whisky, create your own gin or attend 'Beer School' with your fellow pint enthusiasts, then you're gonna wanna check out the best drinks experiences in Manchester. There's also a bunch of cocktail making classes perfect for parties and after-work fun. 

Last edited by Kiera Chapman

Last updated on 4th April 2024

Doghouse Manchester

Vegan Monday and 4 other offers

After food and drink experiences in Manchester? Resident beer hotel Doghouse is known for its collection of craft brew, rooftop views and in-shower mini fridges. But if you want to be an expert in all-things hops, you'll be pleased the know the site has its very own 'Beer School'; expect a guided tasting led by trained crew, five 1/3 pints of their most popular brews and a cheese board – all for just £25 per person. Head to Peter Street for more BrewDog magic. 

11 Central Gin Making Experience

@ 11 Central on Various dates from Sunday 21st July 2024

Create your very own bottle of spirit with this gin making experience at 11 Central. Led by the team at Four Sisters, an award-winning local distillery, you'll learn all about the juniper-based drink before producing a unique concoction from an array of botanicals. This is also the place to find gin tasting in Manchester. 

Gin Masterclasses Second Wednesdays 7pm

@ The Liquor Store on Wednesday 14th August and Wednesday 11th September 2024

Visit The Liquor Store in Manchester for their Gin Masterclasses on every second Wednesday of the month, or on the first Saturday. Uncover the art of the spirit and learn all about the history of the drink, alongside a welcome G&T. Tickets start from £25 each and include a tasting session of four expertly crafted botanicals, with experts on hand to share their wisdom.

The Spirit of Manchester Distillery

Discover the magic of gin at The Spirit of Manchester Distillery just off Deansgate. From behind-the-scenes tours to gin-making experiences, sip on award-winning spirits and try your hand at making a classic G and T guided by their in-house expert. And the best part? Tickets start at only £30 a pop and their bar Three Little Words is waiting for afterwards.

What's on at GRUB

GRUB is a hotspot for experimental boozing, with plenty of tipsy events on the roster including their annual winter beer festival. They've even hosted a chocolate and brew tasting session, and one centred around sour pints. 

Cocktail Making In Manchester

Want to get tipsy and educated all at the same time? Just visit one of Manchester's epic cocktail masterclasses. Shake up a storm behind the bar as expert mixologist guide you in concocting everything from espresso martinis to margaritas. 


Wine tasting in Manchester done right? Salut is the answer. With over 300 bottles and 40 available to taste by the glass, this is the perfect place to find your new favourite grape-based bev. Souped up small plates and charcuterie sharing boards are also on the menu.