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 season in the city.

Last updated on 29th September 2020




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.

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.

Not only is Mana one of the most talked-about restaurants in Manchester, but the Ancoats favourite has now pipped all other spots to gain the city's first Michelin star in more than 40 years. If there was ever a time to try chef Simon Martin's award-winning menu, it's now.