This quirky spot takes its inspiration from the infamous 20th Century bar in New York, so why not ooze Mad Men vibes with a sleek office Christmas party at The Pen and Pencil? With bespoke cocktails and an array of beers, wines and spirits as well as delicious food offerings and resident DJs, this place is great for a cool gathering that's affordable.
Christmas Party | Drinkonomical
Let's face it, Christmas equals money, and lots of it. Or does it? Believe it or not, yuletide parties in Manchester can be happily affordable, while maintaining the fun. From mulled wine, eggnog and mince pies through to bottomless pizza and cocktail masterclasses, we've rummaged through all of the city's bars, pubs and restaurants to find the best inexpensive venues that have got all the festive gear without being too dear.
Nestled in Deansgate, this stylish speakeasy is the perfect spot to spend the night without breaking the bank. With the choice between a gorgeous outdoor terrace and cosy pub seating, as well as a delicious menu featuring both traditional and modern options on offer, there's something for everyone at Lock 91.
If you're looking for a daytime festive shindig with an edge of friendly competition, then Flight Club is the place for you. The social dart phenomenon's Brunch Social offers a 2-hour session with bottomless pizza and prosecco from £25.
Revolution boasts an incredible 500 person capacity in its downstairs bar and terrace, with space for 1100 across the venue as a whole, making it perfect for larger parties. Their gorgeous selection of cocktails and food offerings means there's plenty of delicious treats to enjoy with top-quality tunes from the DJ.
Ditch the snow and transport yourselves to tiki paradise for your festive gathering. Lola Lo offers cheap packages which cater to the biggest and smallest of groups, whether you're looking for cocktail masterclasses and private booths or a whole tropical takeover.
Drag the office down to city hotspot Black Dog Ballroom for some happily affordable drinks and mouth-watering eats, before partying all night long in the private ballroom for up to 80 people or The Bunker that fits about 100.
Bringing a shot of Los Angeles flair to Deansgate, this fun-time bar has a banging playlist, tasty selection of cocktails and beers and stays open till 3am every day. The Liquor Store also hosts daily happy hours from 5-8pm and, if it's anything like last year, many a Christmas light.
This London cocktail brand are making waves in Manchester for their expertly-crafted concoctions and gorgeous decor in their Deansgate location. Think gold, silver and sparkles across three floors, which can be hired either as various areas or across the whole venue for a cheap, yet stylish, Christmas party.
Escape the wintery weather and head to Cane and Grain, a cheap and cheerful Hawaiian-inspired eatery, with delicious ribs, rum, expertly-crafted cocktails and beer available for you and your gang. Located in the oh-so-stylish Northern quarter, the venue has an undeniable edginess to it, making it ooze industrial cool.
With sleek decor, fluffy furnishings, a wide variety of party packages and festive menus to choose from, The Refinery is a guaranteed spot for a suave affair. If you want to push the boat out they've also got seasonal igloos you can rent out with sheepskin throws, electric heaters and hot water bottles included.
Head to uber-trendy Trof if you're looking for a laid-back festive evening with friends. While it's not usually the cheapest, hit it up before 8pm for happy hour prices or choose their own-branded beer and wine for a more affordable alternative to the regular drinks menu.
Add a touch of mystery to you Christmas party antics with a visit to Bar Barton. Hidden away in the heart of Deansgate, the bar promises bespoke cocktail creations, resident DJs spinning the best party tracks and a fun, fearless vibe unlike anywhere else.
Hit up this buzzy Northern Quarter cocktail spot for an early evening tipple or two with friends. Offering daily happy hours, Apotheca's menu is mega and features a bunch of different sections such as Devilish, Bubbly Cocktails and Delightful where you'll find drinks such as a Tequila Kiss and Mint Choc Cooler.