THE COSY BARS TO TRY THIS CHRIST­MAS

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Al­bert’s Schloss

WITH bet­ter Bavar­ian beers and bratwurst than the Christ­mas mar­kets round the cor­ner, Al­bert’s Schloss is a wel­come refuge from the crowds of Al­bert Square.

The Peter Street party palace has been spruced up for the fes­tive sea­son, its en­trance now flanked by fir trees twin­kling with fairy lights.

In­side you’ll find a fairy­tale for­est full of roar­ing fires, heav­ing plates of Alpine com­fort food and beer by the tank­ful.

The Tav­ern, Spin­ning­fields SERV­ING up mulled wine, frosty beers and Bavar­ian bites, The Tav­ern is Spin­ning­fields’ very own win­ter hide­away.

The pop-up log cabin has taken over the spot pre­vi­ously home to sum­mer gar­den bar The Lawn Club, made cosy for Christ­mas with twin­kling lights and fur rugs.

Vis­i­tors can ex­pect sea­sonal drinks such as warm cider and hot cock­tails as well as Ger­man food in­clud­ing bratwurst and chicken schnitzel.

The Lodge at First Street

A Nordic tipi has pitched up in First Street, with a menu of fes­tive food

Dukes 92 Tipi

BRING­ING some apres-ski at­mos­phere to Castle­field, Dukes 92’s tipi is fur­nished in the style of a ski lodge with plenty of fairy lights and blan­kets.

In­side you’ll find but­tered rum pop­corn cock­tails along­side more fes­tive food and drink.

The tipi can be booked out for pri­vate par­ties through­out the fes­tive sea­son, with space for up to 80 peo­ple and will also host live mu­sic and DJs through­out the party sea­son.

The Cu­ri­ous Teepee

AL­WAYS one of Manch­ester’s most pop­u­lar win­ter haunts, The Cu­ri­ous Teepee is back up and run­ning in The Oast House court­yard, with fairy lights, fire pits and fur throws keep­ing things snug.

Guests can or­der from a fes­tive food menu with dishes in­clud­ing its pop­u­lar turkey hang­ing ke­babs, along­side sea­sonal cock­tails such as Nutella espresso mar­ti­nis and choco­late or­ange Aperol spritzes.

The Deans­gate Tav­ern ADORNED with a shimmering fa­cade of fairy­lights, The Deans­gate Tav­ern al­ways gets into the fes­tive spirit. In­side you can warm up with a mulled wine in front of its open fires or tuck into a menu of win­ter warm­ers such as pies and bangers and mash.

The Refuge

WITH its fairy light-fes­tooned court­yard and tow­er­ing trees, The Refuge makes a spec­tac­u­lar back­drop for Christ­mas drinks.

A pro­gramme of events in­clud­ing wreath-mak­ing, choir per­for­mances, a char­ity giftwrap­ping ser­vice, kids’ arts and crafts ses­sions and a visit from Father Christ­mas, will also add to the cheer.

Mean­while, the restau­rant will be serv­ing a fes­tive feast­ing menu fea­tur­ing turkey porchetta, cran­berry-glazed pigs in blan­kets, goose fat roast pota­toes and Vimto-braised red cab­bage for groups to share.

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