Summer in the City

Hooray! The summer holidays are finally here! Whether you're planning a staycation or need some inspiration for those in-between days, we've got you covered. With so much going on in Manchester this summer, here are our top picks to make those 6 weeks fly by.

Go on a bee hunt

The buzz about town this summer is definitely Manchester's Bee in the City trail. Over 80 original sculptures have landed in the city, giving us the perfect excuse to do a bit of good old-fashioned sight-seeing! Hunt down the different bees, snap a selfie with your favourite for a super-sweet family day out. Best of all it's free, so you have even more reason treat yourself! What could be better?

Afterwards, if you're feeling thirsty, carry on with the theme and sip on the sweet nectar of our signature Manchester Bee cocktail. It's perfectly accompanied by the sunshine or a tasty treat from our menu. This mix of Manchester's Three Rivers Gin, honey, cucumber, lime juice, syrup and lemonade will leave you feeling refreshed so you'd bee mad to miss out!

A laugh a minute

It's going to be a barrel of laughs in Manchester this summer! Comedy lovers, drama queens and artistic souls unite as venues across the city play host to Greater Manchester Fringe this July. It even has children's performances so the little ones can have a giggle!

Being in the city centre makes us the pit-stop before any performance! So, how about some pre-show wining and dining? Get hyped with some of Store Street Exchange's best-loved dishes including herb-crusted Potobello mushrooms & blue cheese dip, rotisserie buffalo chicken wings and 21-day dry aged steaks. Tempted? Wait until you see the desserts!

Get back to nature

Green thumbs at the ready! DIG the City, Manchester's urban gardening festival is back this August! With arts and crafts fairs, food markets, DJs and workshops, there's bloomin' loads going on! And since there's nothing quite like afternoon tea in the garden, why not join us for a brew?

With a choice of classic, vegan, gluten-free or children's afternoon tea, everyone can indulge in a treat this summer! Top yours off with a glass of prosecco or a signature cocktail for the ultimate relaxing afternoon.

Spice Up Your Summer

90's kids, there's an exhibition coming to Manchester this August that you'll really really really wanna-see (sorry we had to!). Spice up your summer, spend a day checking out the Spice Girls memorabilia & costumes your childhood dreams were made of!

When you're done soaking up the nostalgia (and trying to work out if you can pull of platform trainers in 2018), why not join us for a cocktail or two? We're just a short walk away! With all of your old favourites, ingenious signatures and the chance to create your own, you'll find something you love whether you're a posh, scary or baby! Just say you'll be there!


Whatever you're doing in Manchester this summer, make sure you book a table with us!