You won’t boo-lieve the creations that Manchester’s food and drink businesses are concocting this Halloween. From creepy cocktails to blood-curdling burgers, they might make you shudder but you’ll be surprised how satisfying they are – plus they’re sure to get you in the mood for the spooky season. Check out the most ghoulish and gorgeous food and drink to enjoy this Halloween in Manchester.
1. MOTLEY Spooky Season cocktails
Until the stroke of midnight on All Hallow’s Eve, guests can dare to sip on the Despresso Martini, a pumped-up spiced Espresso Martini featuring the haunting essence of Dead Man’s Fingers rum. This bewitching blend promises a jolt of energy and dark charm in every sip. Or venture into the eerie depths of flavour with the Toxic Waste cocktail. Crafted with Midori, lychee, lime, and secret potions, this spine-tingling elixir will surely cast a spell on your taste buds. Approach with caution; its tantalising taste might just be addictive.
There’s also a devilish ‘Trick or Treat’ with a pair of horns as a garnish and a blood red skull skeleton filled with magic, pineapple, lime and Dead Man’s Fingers rum. MOTLEY will also be showing a Halloween edition of their ever popular Dubai Brunches series over Halloween Weekend. So gather your coven, and head out to MOTLEY, for a Halloween weekend you won’t forget.
📍115 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2NW.
2. Siop Shop’s Halloween doughnuts
Halloween doesn’t have to be scary or sickly it can be sweet too. Adding to the spooky food and drink offerings in Manchester this Halloween, Northern Quarter doughnut and coffee shop Siop Shop has created some devilish and delicious doughnuts. Siop Shop is keeping their designs well under wraps, but gave a little sneak peek of a one-eyed purple creation, promising even more spooky treats. Like all of Siop Shop’s doughnuts, the dough is super soft and fluffy, but this time decorated with a little bit of fright, so head down this weekend to see what they have in store.
📍53 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LS.
3. Society Halloween Tap Takeover
There’s no better way to celebrate spooky season than with a couple of sippers, and thanks to Nottingham-based Neon Raptor Brewing Co, Manchester food hall Society has got some new beers in for a limited time only – think blood red sours, mandarin IPAs and coffee and almond pastry stouts. The tap takeover beers are available now, but when they’re gone they’re gone, so make sure you hot-step over to Barbirolli Square this Halloween weekend!
📍Basement, 100 Barbirolli Square, Manchester M2 3BD.
4. Almost Famous Massacre in Miami Burger
Beloved burger joint Almost Famous is taking inspiration from the stateside piled-high creations, paying tribute to their “fav hood chicken shop”. The Massacre in Miami Halloween special consists of: double juicy famous cheeseburger, Miami style crispy chicken, spicy dust and hot honey, curly fries (yes, on the burger), peppered mayo, shredded iceberg lettuce, bacon mayo and bacon ketchup, all finished with a hot wing on top – what more could you want? Get stuck in this Halloween at either the Great Northern or Northern Quarter Almost Famous Manchester site.
📍Unit 2, Great Northern, Peter St, Manchester M3 4EN Z | 49-51 Edge St, Manchester M4 1HW.
5. Bundobust’s Pumpkin Samosas
Back by popular-demand, Bundobust have confirmed the return of their much-loved Halloween treat, Pumpkin Samosas. The deep-fried green spinach and nigella seed pastry, filled with pumpkin and peas spiced with house garam massala, chilli and garlic will return on Friday 27 October. Each Pumpkin Samosa is lovingly handmade by Bundobust’s chefs meaning they’re available in limited supply each day, and the samosas have built up a fanbase over the years, so get down early! Bag your samosa and a craft beer at Bundobust Manchester for the best combo of Halloween food and drink in town.
📍61 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2AG | St James’s Bldg, Bundobust Brewery, 61-69 Oxford St, Manchester M1 6EQ.
6. Wolf at the Door’s Halloween cocktails
Everyone’s favourite cheap taco spot, Wolf at the Door, is offering two different special Halloween cocktails: Demon Dance and Jack O’ Latte! Demon Dance is your classic bright green frozen concoction, made with Midori, vodka and Supasawa topped off with a sprinkle of Tajín – spookily delicious. In an interesting turn of events, Jack O’ Latte provides a twist on the traditional iced latte, blending autumnal flavours for something subtly spooky. This Halloween cocktail combines vodka, Kahlua, rum cream, pumpkin spice and vanilla, bringing a new meaning to the Irish coffee.
📍30-32 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1ER.
7. The Mean Eyed Cat Pumpkin-Spiced Old Fashioned
New to Manchester’s Norther Quarter, The Mean Eyed Cat welcomes fancy dress on a normal day, but when it comes to Halloween, things are kicked up a notch. Stirred with a ghoulish twist, the Pumpkin Spiced Old Fashioned is a hauntingly good blend of fall flavours, combined with the classic recipe of whisky, bitters and soda water. Trick or treat yourself to this Halloween special until the end of October!
📍60 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE.