Top Things To Do This Autumn In Manchester

While summer's long nights might be over, that doesn't mean our city's events aren't still packing a punch. From curling up by a log fire with a hearty roast to huge parties and bottomless brunches, autumn in Manchester is all sorts of fun. Take a look out our bucket-list guide to all the things to do before winter sets in.

Last updated on 27th September 2022




When in need of autumn events on this weekend in Manchester, Cherry Jam has a choice of two bottomless booze offerings that are sure to warm the cockles. From afternoon tea Saturdays to grazing boards come Sunday, this cool venue follows both with musical bingo.

From butlers in the buff to bingo parties and Beyonce or Lady Gaga-themed performances, Bougie Drag & Boy Toy Events sure know how to put on a raucous show. These fun brunches also feature bottomless bubbles. 

Adding a dash of tropical flavour to your Manchester autumn, The Reggae Brunch is offering you the chance to drink, dance and dine like you're in the Caribbean. Soundtracked by reggae, bashment and dancehall tunes, these boozy events are sure to remind you of warmer days.

Don your finest dirndl and head to one of the best Manchester events in October. Complete with mouthwatering wursts, freshly poured steins and even the occasional Oompah band, these fun-filled Oktoberfest parties should be firmly on your autumn schedule.

  Smuggle Booze Into Alcotraz

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@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Manchester on Various dates from Tuesday 4th October 2022

Manchester's hottest immersive experience is encouraging you to don an orange jumpsuit and spend a little time behind bars. Your task? To smuggle booze past the warden while colluding with crooked guards, all in an effort to enjoy handcrafted hooch from your cell.

Whether you're more into emo, ABBA or 90s throwbacks, The Brunch Club's lineup of day parties is sure to have something to suit you. Aside from the entertainment that encourages you to get on your feet, expect a tasty dish and bottomless booze to boot.

Autumn events in October, September and November are headed up by none other than YO!, whose sushi masterclasses are ideal for foodies. Not only will you get to whip up four delicious items to munch, but you'll also get the chance to tuck into gyozas on arrival.

GRUB is a fun destination all-year-round - and the months of August, September and November are no exception. Think the usual lineup of disco bingo, bottomless street food brunches and quizzes, alongside a choice of World Cup screenings or one-off events.

Now that the nights are drawing in and it's officially autumn, it's time for the prowess of the Sunday roast to return from its seasonal sabbatical. From quaint pubs through to cool bars, these are our pick of the best weekend feasts across Manchester.

Hop On A Booze Cruise

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Cocktails Ahoy are hosting a bunch of boozy cruises along the gorgeous canals this autumn. With themes such as Peaky Blinders or Day of the Dead, these guys promise that you'll be sipping on creative mixes and dancing to tunes from their fab DJs.