AA week designed for cocktail lovers, Loves Cocktails is an exciting new 7-day long festival (4th - 10th September) arriving in Manchester this April.
The first of its kind in Manchester, the festival serves up a jam-packed schedule of events, tastings, workshops and parties that take place across the city centre in a selection of the cities finest bars. Each participating bar is teaming up with a premium spirits brand to serve £5 selected cocktail Manchester Loves Cocktails menu for festival wristband holders.
Each participating bar is teaming up with a premium spirits brand to serve £5 discount cocktails for festival wristband holders from a Manchester Loves Cocktails menu.
Getting involved in Manchester Loves Cocktails couldn’t be easier. Simply, buy your wristband online for £10 (trade, student and early bird concessions available) and then collect it from our designated cocktail hub in the city centre. With your wristband you can enjoy unlimited £5 cocktails at participating bars and gain exclusive access to all of the events throughout the week!
Loves Cocktails was launched in 2013 by cocktail professional and drinks entrepreneur Nick Fox. The aim of the festival is to encourage drinkers to ‘drink better, not more’ by indulging in the finest cocktails and sampling the highest-quality spirit brands, as well showcasing the calibre of bars and industry talent in the North of England. Having launched in Leeds, the festival expanded into Manchester in 2016. 2017 promises the festival’s most exciting year yet as it launches in two new cities: Manchester and Liverpool! See you at the bar!
Your wristband gives you exclusive access to all Manchester Loves Cocktails events, tastings and workshops*. You can also enjoy a discounted £5.00 NLC menu in every participating venue.
* Unless this is one of the selected events which requires a deposit or purchase of ticket.
No, you can enjoy as many cocktails as you like over the week and from each participating venue. However, wristband holders can only purchase one drink at any one time (no stockpiling). Of course, we encourage you to drink responsibly - after all the mantra of the festival is drink ‘better not more’.
Your wristband gives you exclusive access to all Manchester Loves Cocktails events, tastings and workshops. Except deposited or ticketed events.
We are running a discounted wristband for both consumers and industry who get in there early. These are available in limited supply.
We provide discounted tickets for both students and the hospitality industry. Please bring student ID for the student wristband, or a payslip from your employer for the industry wristband.
When is the festival: Manchester Loves Cocktails takes place between Monday the 4th to Sunday the 10th of September. You can enjoy discounted cocktails from the MLC menus during the bar's full opening hours Monday to Thursday and on Sunday and 9pm on Friday and Saturday*. The events take place at various times over the week across the participating bars.
* The participating venues have the right to refuse service to wristband holders.
You can buy your wristband from this website using this link or any get wristbands links across the site.Wristbands will also be available at every participating venue in limited supply.
Wristbands are available to collect from Crazy Pedro’s (Bridge Street) and Science and Industry at Cane & Grain from Monday the 4th of Septhember. The hub will be open between 12pm-7pm Monday to Saturday, Sunday closed.
The festival takes place across the city at the 16 participating bars. A Loves Cocktails hub is located at Crazy Pedro’s (Bridge Street) and Science and Industry at Cane & Grain where you can collect wristbands and we’ll also be hosting events there.