Spend your August bank holiday weekend 2023 in Manchester at a retro games bar, where 80s, 90s and 00s nostalgia reigns supreme. Head here for cocktails inspired by throwback flavours, beer pong, shuffleboard or a Pride Special Drag Brunch and Bingo party.
August Bank Holiday In Manchester
From Pride events to live music and quirky brunches, this long weekend is giving us an excuse to party and we'll take it. If there was ever a time to go hard, it's when that extra day off comes around. Bringing you the best Northern hospitality and things to do, here's our guide to August bank holiday in Manchester.
Celebrate this favourite of bank holidays in England for 2023 with GRUB's Manchester event. Fill your Sunday with live music, DJs, a range of street food, craft beer and cocktails at the Red Bank venue's Garden Groove.
Obsessed with all things Beyoncé, Britney or Gaga? So are the queens at this dedicated brunch extravaganza. Watch incredible performances from a collective of Manchester's best drag artists, all of which can be enjoyed with delicious dishes and unlimited prosecco.
On bank holiday Saturday, some of the top queens in the bizz will be taking over Bar Pop with an entertaining bottomless brunch. For food, expect house burgers washed down by 90 minutes of unlimited drinks, while the drag show boasts games, competitions and dance-offs.
In need of August bank holiday Monday events in Manchester? Grab the gang to head over to Alcotraz, where the prison-themed cocktail experience will have you donning orange jumpsuits and sipping on contraband cocktails.
On the hunt for August bank holiday activities in Manchester? Bingo Balls is the venue combining the city's first ever adult ball pit with pretty-in-pink retro interiors - think Mean Girls references and Barbie vibes. Nab a cocktail and let loose to DJs on the dancefloor, with tickets to dive into the heaps of balls costing just £3.
Ms Ginger Phlappage, and her squad of sassy, hilarious queens or kings, this drag brunch isn't to be missed. Sashay your way over come Saturday 27th August to be treated to two courses, bottomless prosecco and plenty of performances or games to get stuck into.
Still haven't experienced the madness that is the Manchester Brunch Social? Now's your chance. Not only is Flight Club hosting an afternoon of prosecco and pizza to celebrate the long weekend, but they're also offering you the opportunity to beat your mates on the oche.
Offering some of our favourite August bank holiday events in the North West, Cherry Jam is the Stockport venue with two bottomless events across the weekend. Kick off your Saturday with afternoon tea accompanied by free-flowing cocktails, or mosey over on Sunday for sharing platters and the same unlimited drinks.
Backyard Comedy Club is packed with big TV names and circuit pros, thanks to its purpose-built space and cool lineups. Head over on Saturday night of the bank holiday for plenty of laughs.
Book a table at Manchester Bierkeller on Saturday, where live Oompah bands go hand-in-hand with wursts, fries, sloshing steins, cocktails and whole kegs. Choose from a variety of packages to stomp your feet to Bavarian songs all night long.
One of the best things to do to celebrate 2023 bank holidays in Manchester, The Blues Kitchen is packed with soul food and bluesy tunes. From clubbing to funk sets and live musicians, this quirky venue will have you drinking, dining or dancing your way through the weekend.
Enjoy a range of tasters and a branded glass to takeaway when you head to KRAFT Dalston's private brewery tour this August bank holiday. Get some insider knowledge while enjoying tasty treats and the chance to buy food from Le Bab too.