Make it a daytime shindig with Flight Club as the renowned darts bar put on one of their infamous brunches. Perfect for sharing with friends, the party includes a bash at the dart board, slushy cocktails, a bottle of prosecco per person, and plenty of pizza.
May Bank Holiday Events and Parties 2021
An extra day off makes your weekend really count, and with two bank holidays this month, this is the perfect excuse to let your hair down... especially as lockdown eases. Whether you're after boozy brunch, alfresco sipping at the city's best bars and restaurants or an unmissable activity to get your heart racing keep up to date with our bucket list of the best things to do this May bank holiday in Manchester.
Lola Lo will be reopening this May, with their sunset sessions kicking off from 6pm to 2am every Thursday to Saturday. Head on over on the 29th for bookings of up to 30 indoors and 6 inside, where you'll get to sip signature tropical cocktails and groove in your seat as night falls.
YES is hosting a series of rooftop soirees this May, with the bank holiday being a perfect excuse to pay them a visit. Hunker down in the newly-built terrace space where you'll get to enjoy unlimited Amstel, G&Ts and prosecco with bites from Döner Summer or Pepperoni Playboy.
The Lawn Club is one of Manchester's hottest summer hangouts, with private pods, green houses and alfresco drinking areas to book for your May bank holiday celebrating. When it comes to refreshments, expect wholesome burgers, bagels and bowls to enjoy under the sun.
From buff bingo to Gaga-themed brunches and plenty more, Bougie Drag & Boy Toy Events are kicking off the return of live events in Manchester. Nab a place at one of their weekend happenings and raise a glass to the bank hols with some of the UK's biggest drag superstars.
Impossible are back in action, giving you plenty to look forward to this May bank holiday in Manchester. The main event? What Happens at Brunch, which kicks off with a disco house special on the 30th, so expect flowing drinks, theatrical dishes and a banging soundtrack to boot.
Create your very own pop-up cinema experience this May bank holiday, as Celestial are delivering DIY kits across the country. You'll receive a 72-inch screen, projector, popcorn and confectionary with the option to upgrade to a VIP package complete with mini bottles of fizz.
Be transported to the golden age of reality TV with this virtual immersive experience. You'll take part in your very own show, facing vote-offs, challenges and plenty more head-scratching scenarios, with a guest appearance from one of Big Brother's most iconic stars.
Looking for ways to celebrate the first May bank holiday in Manchester? These outdoor restaurants will help to get you ready for the long weekend with bites to eat and flowing drinks. And if the weather isn't looking so good, fear not, we've got plenty of heated and covered places too.
Manchester is well and truly on track for an epic summer, with places across the city hosting unmissable reopening parties. Spend your second May bank holiday boozing on terraces, browsing street food stalls and dancing in your seat to a soundtrack of live DJs.
If you're looking for fun things to do online this bank holiday, Escape from Alcotraz is the virtual experience for you. Assist a convict as they attempt to break out of a maximum security jail, interacting with live actors and using CCTV footage, while sipping on your own prison hooch.
Raise a toast to the long weekend with a cocktail delivery from Cassidy's, the top-secret speakeasy experience. Immerse yourself in the Prohibition era with handcrafted tipples and exclusive video messaging that allows you to track your bootlegging journey.
The Blues Kitchen will be landing in Manchester on 20th May, and with them? They're bringing a packed roster of unmissable events. Celebrate the extra day off work with a bottomless brunch, live music night or evening catch-up over bourbon cocktails.
May is bringing a plethora of booking opportunities, from outdoor eateries that'll help you top up your tan as you dine to indoor opportunities from 17th May. Have a scroll through our pick of bars and restaurants taking bookings and nab a place for the bank holiday weekend.
Escape To Freight Island is a massive outdoor space that houses bars, renowned food vendors and a jam-packed event schedule. That's not all though, as the minds behind the venue have announced a huge bank holiday festival celebrating all things culinary, taking over from 28th to 31st May.