Manchester is many things to many people – the hometown of Oasis, a LGBT+ dream, (arguably) home to the most famous football club in the world and glitzy and glamorous. Regardless, Manchester is a fantastic place to wile away a weekend with your girls through retail therapy and cocktails.
Here’s some of the best spot to visit during your weekend away.
Go for: Dinner or Cocktails
Described as an ‘immersive dining experience’, Menagerie was one of the favourite places I visited during a weekend in Manchester. Neon signs, a catwalk, floral walls and a ballpit bath – paired with delectable small plates and bespoke cocktails - – it’s got everything you could want.
Every Friday and Saturday from 7.30pm, a range of performance from dancers, burlesque, contortion and more grace the catwalk that runs through the dining tables giving you the best seat in the house!
Go for: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner or Cocktails
Bier, Bohemia and Bavaria - that's Alberts Schloss. According to Manchester's first Bohemian bier palace, cook haus and bakery, the high German noun 'Schloss' (while translated as Chateau or Manor House) is interpreted as 'indulgence, pleasure and debauchery'.
After a long drive up North, we decided to refresh at the bakery with a coffee and a cake, but would definitely return for an evening of debauchery – we spotted dancers on tables in the evening, and a ‘push for prosecco’ button.
P.S. There's a free photo booth by the toilets.
Go for: Cocktails
Two floors of great music and even tastier cocktails, Dirty Martini is a fabulous cocktail bar to get you in the mood for the night ahead. Don’t forget to head downstairs for the infamous angel wings shot!
Go for: Cocktails
We originally came for lunch on one of the hottest days of the year in the UK, we found lunch is a little expensive but if you arrive for the midday opening, you can just head to the terrace to enjoy a cocktail overlooking the city. We later found out that they do offer set lunch and dinner menus.
Recommended cocktail: the Manchester Tart Punch
Go for: Late-Night Snack
Imagine a fast-food restaurant for pink fiends, and this is Archie’s. Like something out of a movie, pink burgers, pink shakes and pink interiors with neon signs make you feel like you’ve stepped out of an American Rom Com!