Fancy making a night of the Eurovision final? You’re in luck, because GRUB in Manchester is hosting a whole venue Eurovision takeover, complete with their signature street food, karaoke and a fully stocked bar. With the final being just a stone’s throw away in Liverpool, Manchester is truly hyped for Europe’s, and honestly much of the rest of the world’s, most fabulous night of the year.
On the big day, May 13th if anyone’s living under a rock, GRUB will be decking out all three of its rooms to host Manchester’s Eurovision spectacular. This includes their Cultplex cinema (formerly Chapeltown), the hall and the basement bar, ensuring guests are comfortable in their choice of viewing location, whether you prefer the social food hall experience or really want to focus on the competition on the big screen.
The event will offer a Eurovision inspired street food line-up including Mangiamo Street Kitchen, Zapp (Polish zapiekanka), Mira, and more to be confirmed. GRUB’s mobile café CAFF will also feature as a ‘proper northern’ option for sharing platters and as always, the bar will be stocked with a locally sourced and 100% vegan offering of craft beer, wines, spirits and soft drinks.
Tickets are £10 and include a welcome drink, and GRUB will be using the event to fundraise for Ukraine, the intended hosts of Eurovision. Guests are therefore encouraged to bring spare cash where possible – there will be a huge tombola, donation points, pay-per karaoke and more fundraising activities throughout the evening.
A real grass-roots, inclusive setting, GRUB Manchester is the perfect place to enjoy this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Located in Red Bank in the Green Quarter, the venue is fairly standalone and unique in its mission, whilst also being an accessible and easy location for public transport and exploring other areas of Manchester alike. At other times of the year GRUB is known for hosting vegan food festivals, boosting local independent vendors, and creating a social, festival-like atmosphere – it’s just a proper feel-good place.
You can find tickets for the Eurovision event at GRUB Manchester here.