Things To Do This Weekend In Manchester

The weekend's fast approaching, your diary is totally empty and the thought of another junk food-fuelled Netflix marathon is putting you to sleep... yeah, we've all been there. Luckily, you live in a vibrant, ever-changing city and are never more than a few minutes away from a fun party bar or a quirky event. To help whittle out the good from the downright awful, we've pulled together a list of all the best things to do this weekend in Manchester.

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Last updated on 7th February 2023

Looking for things to do in Manchester for adults and want plenty of booze involved? You can whip up some of the city's best cocktails, thanks to the help of master mixologists; shaking, stirring and squeezing your way to success, with even a bit of fire to play with too.

@ Beatnikz Republic Bar on Saturday 11th February 2023 and 2 other Saturdays

Every Saturday, you can nab a ticket to the Manchester Beer Tasting Tour, the perfect activity for lovers of the hoppy stuff. You'll be treated to a visit to some of the city's best breweries and tap rooms, with a knowledgeable guide to help you along the way and drinks to keep your thirst quenched.

If you've made it to Saturday or Sunday and are still undecided on things to in Manchester today, how about checking out some of Manchester's prettiest drinking dens? We've got the definitive list all wrapped up, including sleek restaurant bars and the spot using a living tree as decor.

If you're looking to eat out without splashing the cash, our guide to affordable restaurants in the city has you covered. From Mexican fare to pub grub and Thai dishes; these dining destinations are offering all this and more, even at the weekend.

Cherry Jam

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Fancy switching up your usual weekend routine? This bottomless afternoon tea event in Stockport is not to be slept on. Head on over to Cherry Jam for the chance to scoff scones, sarnies and sweet treats with free-flowing cocktails to hand.

  Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Four

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@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Manchester on Various dates from Wednesday 8th February 2023

If you're looking for quirky things to do this weekend, check out Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Four for an experience unlike any other. The prison-themed immersive bar features a suspicious warden, crooked guards and master mixologists who'll be serving bespoke bootlegged cocktails. 

Still unsure where to head this weekend for a night out? You can count on Hashtag Parties to deliver on the best festivities, from drink deals to killer DJs and a fabulous dancefloor. Your evening also comes with a photographer and videographer.