We’re all looking forward to a Christmas filled with more festive fun and friendly faces than ever before, especially after last year’s shenanigans. And how better to get into the Christmas spirit than by grabbing your nearest and dearest and heading over to one of Manchester’s cosiest bars?
Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up the best spots in the city serving up a healthy dose of seasonal cheer – with snug interiors, twinkling terraces and an abundance of festive tipples. So you can round up all your friends and family and throw yourself into that party spirit.
Read on to find out where to get your hands on some seriously Christmassy cocktails!
From it’s beautiful interior to show-stopping outside area, Dukes 92 is the place to be this Christmas. This fabulously stylish bar and grill will be serving up a host of Winter Drinks, our favourites include a delicious Jameson Orange Sour and Hot Jameson Orange Serve. If you’re looking for a family-friendly spot to spend a cosy Christmas evening feasting on delicious food and sipping on delightful drinks then don’t miss out on Dukes 92.
18-25 Castle St, Manchester M3 4LZ
Set in the heart of Manchester’s city centre, this chic yet elegant hotel boasts a glamorous interior with stunning architecture. Enjoy all of its splendour this Christmas as its popular bar serves up a stream of Monkey 47 cocktail specials. The beautiful space will also be home to a mini German market, dishing out marvellous Monkey 47 drinks. So you can spend a dreamy winter night surrounded by fairy lights, tasty cocktails and a festive ambience.
Oxford St, Manchester M60 7HA
Can you hear the seasonal tipples calling your name? Be At One is ready to shake it up and get the Christmas party started, with a late-night roster of holiday specials. Their wonderful festive menu features two out of this world, Absolut cocktails. Sip on a fruity Jingle Juice featuring the tropical Absolut Mandarin or tuck into a Rhubarb Crumble made with the delicious Absolut Pears Vodka. Trust us, these tasty serves will have you dancing the night away!
80 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2ER
All Bar One is diving headfirst into the holiday spirit! The stylish spot is the perfect place to catch up with loved ones and spend a cosy winter evening delighting in festively flavoured Christmas cocktails. Our pick has to be the North Star Martini, the perfect seasonal twist on the ever-popular Pornstar Martini, flavoured with the utterly delectable Absolut Vanilia.
73-79 King Street, Manchester M2 4NG
Calling all gin-thusiasts, Carluccio’s is serving up a glorious range of Malfy Gin & Tonics this winter! Feast on finely crafted Italian comfort food like Seafood Linguine and Spaghetti Carbonara as you sip on everything from classic G&Ts to botanical alternatives. To get you feeling merry, you’ll even be able to purchase a Malfy & Italicus hamper, which includes festive snacks and serveware. Now that’s the perfect Christmas gift.
Unit 21 Piccadilly Station, Manchester M1 2PB
This ever popular Bombay cafe-inspired chain attracts a stream of dwellers for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. In celebration of the festive season, they’re whipping out a Monkey 47 Xmas Special, that you can enjoy at all hours of the day. Yes, you heard that right – all day cocktails! And for any of you out there who are Friends of Dishoom, you’ll be able to sip on a complimentary Monkey 47 tipple when you book a table at any point in December.
32 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 3BT
If you’re after all-night DJs, exquisite cocktails and elegant interiors, head to Dirty Martini! This late-night venue will be serving up Christmas cocktails aplenty, with a wildly festive Merry & Bright Xmas menu. From a perfectly pink Absolut Christmas Martini to a cinnamon-flavoured Beefeater Winter Fizz and a playful Jameson’s, The Snowman, there’s plenty of tipples to indulge in. For those of you hoping to celebrate Christmas in style, why not delight in the Martini Wings Tree sharer. A decadent Angel Wings Martini tree decked out with a whopping eight Martinis and adorned with a light-up neon angel, so you can have the ultimate Insta moment!
1 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR
With intimate surroundings, eclectic music and, of course, a massive dance floor, Revolution is the spot to enjoy a festive evening surrounded by your loved ones. With Absolut Vanilia Mistletoe Martinis and Havana Club Cuban Spiced, Naughty or Spices all on their The Naughty List Christmas specials menu, you can spend the night drinking a delicious duo of Crimbo cocktails.
Oxford Road, Parsonage Gardens, Deansgate Locks
Take a journey to Havana this festive season with a visit to Manchester Revolución De Cuba! Feel the heat with Latin-inspired dishes, fresh tapas, salsa music and now a marvellous ‘Christmas in Cuba Menu’ filled with seasonal drinks. With cocktails from Love Daiq-tually served up with Havana Club 3, Spiced Pineapple Mojito with a delicious Havana Club Cuban Spiced and a Festive Plymouth G&Tree, there’s a whole lot of tipples to get you into the Christmas spirit!
11 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR
If you’re after timeless elegance and glamour this holiday season, head to Gusto. This opulent Italian restaurant is dishing up their very own Christmas specials menu featuring exciting twists on a Pornstar made with Jamesons, a delectable Absolut Vanilia Espresso Martini and an Old Fashioned with Havana Club 7. Sounds tempting? Hop on down today!
4 Lloyd St, Manchester M2 5AB
This all-American joint is the ideal spot to sip on cocktails this holiday season. Enjoy a festive menu of mouth-watering specials – think burgers, barbecues, hot dogs and ribs. Plus everything from a Gin’gle Bells cocktail made with Beefeater to a Purple Rain or Strawberry Daiquiri made with Havana Club. There’s even an Irish Mule created with Jamesons! Now, how utterly delicious do those Christmas cocktails sound?
Royal Exchange Building Cross St, Manchester M2 7DH
Head to carnival this Christmas with Latin-American treats and festive-inspired cocktails at Las Iguanas. Sip on a tasty array of top-tier tipples featuring Havana Club Banana with Havana Club Cuban Spiced, Vanilla Mai Tai with Absolut and a banging Huavana Party with Beefeater. If those delightful drinks don’t get you in the holiday spirit we don’t know what will.
Delight in authentic Italian flavours, laid-back vibes and a range of incredible cocktails at Bella Italia this Christmas. Bella Italia is the perfect place to get together with friends and family, boasting a delightful menu that will satisfy everyone’s appetite – think Carbonara, Ox Cheek Ragù and mouth-watering Calzone. And of course, stellar cocktails, from Espresso and Pornstar Martinis to an amazing Malfy and Tonic, there’s a lot to be excited about at Bella Italia this holiday season!