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.
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.
The Manchester Beer Tasting Tour pairs your group with a knowledgeable guide, who'll take you around the city's best brewery tap rooms for some sampling. Expect plenty of hoppy nectar across a minimum of three venues.
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.
A list of autumn things to do in Manchester must include a guide to cosy pubs. Sorry, those are the rules. From those with pop-up tipis to traditional looks and real ales, these boozers are sure to warm you up as the weather turns.
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.
No guide to things to do in Manchester in October 2022 would be complete without a mention of Halloween. From themed dinner menus through to immersive raves, these are the very best places to celebrate spooky season in epic fashion.
Make your autumn an outdoorsy one with Manchester's Fun Puzzle Treasure Hunt. Not only will you get to see all the city's best landmarks as you hunt for clues and solve riddles, but your prize is pretty great too: 20% off food and drink at a local pub.
Out of all the autumn activities in Manchester, Bingo Balls offer some of our favourites. From diving into their ball pits to dancing to hip hop, RnB and throwback tunes or attending a cocktail masterclass, these guys have you covered.
From RnB to Ayia Napa and throwback tunes, Taste + Liquor has a range of themed brunches to tickle your fancy. If that wasn't enough, these day parties are accompanied by an hour of unlimited rum punch.
So you've tried the sensation that is Flight Club, but have you been to this party bar's take on brunch? With endless slices of crispy pizza, a bottle of prosecco per person and a bash on the oche, this weekend activity will get rid of any summer blues.
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.
Bursting with 80s, 90s and 00s nostalgia, alongside plenty of activities, Pong & Puck is sure to get your heart beating. Think retro cocktails inspired by the likes of Bananarama, beer pong, shuffleboard and more across the cool space.
One of our favourite autumn events this week in Manchester is The Cheese Crawl. This unique walking tour will take you around the best places serving oozing and crumbly goodies, alongside giving you prosecco and the chance to get involved in some cheesy trivia.
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.
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.
Manchester Bierkeller's boozy brunch comes complete with a resident DJ, sax player and singers treating you to the most feel-good tunes, from Motown favourites through to dance classes. There's bottomless steins and cocktails included in your ticket, with a whole host of crispy wings or wursts as well.
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.
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.
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.
The Blues Kitchen is bringing a little Southern hospitality to Manchester thanks to its rock 'n' roll vibe, long list of bourbon-laced cocktails and soul food-inspired bites. Party like you're in New Orleans, with live bands and DJs taking to the stage every weekend.
After autumn things to do in Manchester this weekend? Our guide to walks is perfect for year-round fun, including across September, October and November. Whether you're in need of a countryside ramble or a city centre canalside route, this one's for you.