THE COSY BARS TO TRY THIS CHRISTMAS
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.
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.