If you're looking to do something a little different this weekend in Manchester, The Brewers has you covered with the return of House of Burlesque. These rhinestoned rebels and satirical showgirls blend pin up, punk and glamour for a fabulous performance, with plenty of pre-show classes for you to try out.
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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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 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.
Bohemian by nature and branding itself as a decadent castle, Albert's Schloss serves a range of German beers that come in huge steins. Better still, the light-hearted, Oktoberfest-esque atmosphere is kept alive with oompah bands, Bavarian bites and some pretty crazy entertainment.
This fully interactive and immersive show from Bougie Drag and Boy Toy Events promises four hours of partying, bottomless drinks and a delicious brunch of your choice. Topping it off? You'll be sure to have the time of your life singing along to hits from Mamma Mia, The Greatest Showman, Dirty Dancing and more.
Serving tropical, fruit-infused cocktails that match their Polynesian tiki theme, Lola Lo is the place to blow off some steam on Fridays and Saturdays. Expect fun decorations, affordable drinks and party tracks played by DJs.
Are you ready to belt out your favourite power ballads at the O2 Ritz? Ultimate Power says you are. Their DJs will take you on the singalong ride of your life, journeying through decades of your favourite anthems from the likes of Queen, Toto, Bon Jovi and more.
Renowned party spot Cargo throws open its doors every Saturday afternoon, promising bottomless prosecco, mimosas and E1 Brew Co beer. The DJ will be playing the all the hits from the 90s and 00s to boot, so be prepared for some classic throwbacks to get down on the dancefloor to.
Whether you're looking to take your mates to a super cool hangout, or try out a new activity bar with a date, our list of quirky bars in Manchester is bound to help with your weekend plans. There's whisky dens, rooftop spots and tiki hideaways to uncover...
The city's craziest brunch returns on Saturday 29th January, where bottomless rum punch and jerk chicken collide with soca, reggaeton, ska and bashment tracks. The Reggae Brunch is the best on offer if you're looking for daytime raves in Manchester this weekend, with tickets starting at just £15.
Get ready for a mad night of comedy, reggaeoke, dance offs and cash prizes, thanks to Reggae Bingo at TriBeCa. So grab your pens and paddles when you head on over to the Sackville Street spot. Be sure to throw on your best dancing shoes too, as the resident DJ is coming in hot with bashment, soca and old skool anthems too.
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.
One of the top things to do in Manchester this weekend with family, housemates or other halves alike, TeamSport is ready and waiting for those with a competitive spirit. Leave all arguments about driving ability behind on the track, as you burn rubber and race to the chequered flag.
Fronting one of the best outdoor activities in Manchester is The Great Game, an outdoor treasure hunt exploring the city's most famed landmarks and hidden streets. You'll solve puzzles, crack codes and decipher clues along the way, all to win 20% off food and drink at a nearby pub.
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.
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.
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.
A bottomless brunch with a street food twist, GRUB's foodie event is not to be missed. Every Saturday, you'll get to tuck into tasty fare from various vendors that dish up international cuisine at this Green Quarter hotspot. To wash it down? Unlimited fizz, wine, pints and mimosas.
Not only offering you high-tech social darts and a unique location, Flight Club opens its doors every weekend to bring you flowing fizz and mouthwatering pizza. With a whole bottle of prosecco to yourself, it's time to try your hand at darts and make a day of it.
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.