It's tempting to hide under the duvet for the entirety of December, January and February, watching movies on your laptop. Manchester 235 is coaxing us out of bed, with a slick choice of unusual and interesting independent films at this fascinating screening.
Top Events this Winter in Manchester
Don't think that Manchester are denizens of the dark and damp, even a little snow and drizzle can't put this city off from having a dapper time. From Scandi-themed pop-up romps and cosy fireplace pubs to sought after winter parties and eccentric events, don't let December, January and February get you down. Check out our recommendations for the hottest things happening this cold-season in the city.
Forget about the never-ending darkness and chilly extremities with Flight Club's new Brunch Social. A great one if you've got a winter birthday, this event puts on pizza, bubbles and games on their state-of-the-art ochre.
Snuggle up and dine on this gorgeous afternoon tea from Yo! Sushi in Selfridges. You'll enjoy three tiers of festive-inspired treats such as Japanese omakase, ongiri sushi balls and seared sushi balls, with delicious deserts and your choice of beverage to wash it down with.
Use a secret password to access this mixology den that will create concoctions based on what you bring with you. Bring & Mix is a slick underground lair, filled with spices, herbs, and reductions, turning that bottle of gin into something far more magical.
The hottest pop-up trend is back at The Refinery in Manchester. From Christmas parties through to birthday celebrations, these little domes of cuteness can be booked out for 8-10 people.
Looking to really take your Christmas dinner to the next level? With have the answer, friends, and it's called fondue. Bøck Bière Café are serving up pigs in blankets, honey-roasted tatties, and beef brisket, alongside a dunking pot of gravy.
Any winter survival pack needs mulled wine, hot toddies, and marshmallow-topped hot chocolate - and Dive NQ are giving you that an more with an adorable winter tipi, stuffed with fairy lights, blankets and warming tipples - all available until the 22nd of December.
Tis the season of lazy weekends, hearty dinners, and plenty of tatties. Head to one of these Sunday roast spots for Yorkshire pubs, lashings of gravy, juicy meats, and warming interiors.
With queues out the door in the capital, Dishoom is heading to Manchester to replicate their delicious Indian dining. Will they knock other contenders off the top spot in this curry-mad city? The only way to find out is to head to this new opening and work your way through treats that include breakfast naan rolls and layered lamb biryani.
Work for your cocktails this winter in Manchester with this treasure trove of secret bars scattered about the city. Hidden behind washing machines, shop fronts and in basements, this fun selection is worth the hunt.
Whether you're a longtime lager lover or an admirer of ale, find yourself something new to slurp at one of Manchester's top craft beer spots. Promising shabby chic decor, hearty meals and plenty of pints, these dens are perfect for riding out even the most miserable weather.