Manchester Enthusiasts
Stretford is Buzzin’: The Hive
There’s always an up and coming part of town tipped to be the next big thing and Stretford has quickly become a very plausible prospect for those in the know. […]
MCR Rum Festival 2020
Over 50 rums from around the world will hit the UK this April and you can only try them in Manchester! The Manchester Rum Festival is back this April and […]
Croma Travels Back In Time
Manchester’s favourite gourmet pizza restaurant Croma is turning twenty this year. Croma was founded by restaurateurs Andrew Bullock, Kirsty Marshall & Bob Dunn who opened their first location just off […]
The Lock Inn
The Lock Inn is a neighbourhood pop-up pub serving local craft beer, lager, cider and gin which has become a big hit with the Withington community following a series of […]
Pub In The Park
The wait is over to find out exactly which delicious dishes will be appearing at this year’s Pub in the Park festival; the food and music event of the summer […]
Honest Burgers Pop Up
Honest Burgers are set to bring their homemade Honest butcher’s burgers to Manchester in a week long pop-up at Northern Monk’s Refectory Bar in the Northern Quarter. Running from Monday, […]
Diablesse Rum Has Landed
From the West Indies to the North West’s indies There’s a new kid on the booze block in Manchester and no, it’s not another gin! Diablesse Rum has been born […]
Review: The Jane Eyre
We’ll keep this one quick… You can find The Jane Eyre at One Cutting Room Square, the heart of Ancoats. Launched last year by two brothers, Joe and Jonny Eyre, […]
Victoria Baths Valentine’s Pop-up Cinema
Whether you’re single or coupled up, curling up with your loved ones in front of an all-time classic movie is the perfect winter warmer and The Village Screen pop-up cinema […]
IT’S BACK! ? Manchester Rum Festival Returns
Rum advocate and Manchester based Dave Marsland of Drinks Enthusiast is bringing back Manchester Rum Festival for a 3rd year running. With two previous sold-out festivals 2019 will see expansion into […]
Cocktails in the City
Twenty bars, two floors of cocktail pop-ups, one incredible weekend… Cocktails in the City marries the city’s best bars with innovative brands to create some of the most creative cocktails […]
Chef’s Table: Asha’s
As our ‘Chef’s Table’ series continues – catch up with Salvi’s & Hawksmoor if you missed them – MCRhookup had the luxury of sitting down next with the very talented and […]
Festival Of The Dead
The hugely successful carnival-esque spectacle, infused with circus, theatre and clubbing, returns to Manchester. New for 2018, Festival Of The Dead follows one man’s journey into the underworld; a story featuring giant creatures, a […]
Tom Kerridge’s Pub In The Park
Tom Kerridge’s Pub in the Park festival returns… Michelin-starred chef and TV personality Tom Kerridge’s food festival, Pub in the Park, is back for 2018, bigger and better than ever. […]
Hatch Supper Club
Hatch is where it’s happening – providing the perfect spot for an al fresco lunch or an after-work beer. With a brand new trio of street food traders now settled into […]
Chef’s Table: Hawksmoor
Welcome back to another exciting new instalment of MCRhookup.com’s ‘Chef’s Table’ series. We want to take you behind our favourite brands and put some personality into the plates of deliciousness […]
Q. What’s better than a cold beer? A. FREE cold beer! We’re in the middle of a heatwave, and in need of a cold beer. Camden Town Brewery is heading […]
Tampopo’s New Street Food Concept
Tampopo’s East Street brand is coming to Piccadilly Gardens Manchester’s original, independent, Pan Asian restaurant, Tampopo is opening a new concept, East Street, on Piccadilly Gardens on 1st August. East […]
Chef’s Table: Salvi’s
MCRhookup.com are teaming up for a series of articles with some of Greater Manchester’s most talented and passionate food lovers, trendsetters and workaholics – Chefs.Salvi’s We’ll be sitting down with […]
MIF x The Warehouse Project: ‘Special Edition’
 Four specially curated performances taking place at Mayfield, Manchester BONOBO – FEVER RAY – BUGZY MALONE – BICEP LIVE 3rd – 10th November 2018 Manchester International Festival (MIF) are working […]
New Caribbean Bar & Café: Marigot Bay
A new Caribbean inspired venue is to open within King’s Court of Altrincham, South Manchester on July 20th, 2018. Dave Marsland of Drinks Enthusiast Ltd has chosen the attractive leisure […]
#MFDF18 Food & Drink Awards
MANCHESTER FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2018 AWARDS SHORTLIST The Manchester Food and Drink Festival (MFDF) has revealed its shortlist for their prestigious Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards 2018. […]
Manchester: City of Firsts
CityVerve Shines a Light on Manchester’s Innovations Past, Present and Future… Manchester: City of Firsts film celebrates the city’s world changing innovations, from the first public library to the first […]
5 Ways Italians Shaped Manchester
Festa Italiana organisers explain that the Italian heritage in Manchester has deep roots, has helped shaped some fabulous elements of its culture and is here to stay! All this is […]
Review: Brasserie Blanc
Sundays may well be sorted with Brasserie Blanc’s latest Lunch Menu First of all, a bit of BB background. Raymond Blanc has become a household name, training up some of […]
AWOL Studios in collaboration with Comme Ca Art
AWOL Studios 13th Open House event and Residents’ Exhibition in collaboration with Comme Ca Art On Thursday 31st May, AWOL Studios invite you to come inside Hope Mill (a Grade II* […]
Sunday Best
We ALL love a Sunday Funday… lunches, brunches and a few drinky poos? Go on then! MCRhookup have gathered our ‘Sunday Best’ from all over the show including (deep breath) […]
Kahlúa Brunch Club
Brunch Club Brings Cocktail Masterclasses To Manchester! Kahlúa is the next brand experience to be hosted at The Loft, Pernod Ricard UK’s new event space on Quay Street, and involves an […]
Review: Basil + Lily
It’s long overdue, finally, MCRhookup get over to Prestwich on a Saturday night! Hop on the tram, twenty odd minutes out of the city centre and BOOM – Prestwich. We […]
VIP Plans For Ocean Treasure Launch Party!
23 Peter Street have announced Ocean Treasure is now complete and what better way to showcase the stunning NEW revamped venue than throwing a fabulous launch party?! On Thursday 26th […]
Rum & Reggae Festival
  Rum & Reggae Festival is back for 2018 and it’s bigger and better than ever! The Rum & Reggae Festival is the ultimate place to sample rums from around […]
The Courteeners Brew Up A Storm In Camden Town
Toast A Decade Of St. Jude Manchester indie-rockers Courteeners and Camden Town Brewery, have teamed up to create a limited-edition ‘St. Jude Pils’ to toast the 10-year anniversary of the […]
‘Calçotada’ Festival At Lunya!
Lunya Bring ‘Calçotada’ To Manchester! Lunya, Manchester’s truly authentic, independent Catalan restaurant, bar and deli, brought a true taste of Catalan culture to Manchester with their very own ‘Calçotada’ festival. […]
Gin Festival
Dive into Gin Festival @ Victoria Baths The UK’s first, biggest and best gin festival is making a return visit to Manchester, bringing an enormous variety of different gin treats! […]
On A Roll? TROVE
TROVE CAFÉ + BAKERY FINALLY COME TO THE CITY Manchester’s ‘Best Coffee Shop 2017’ confirm the opening of their second site in Ancoats, Manchester by Summer 2018! Trove, renowned for […]
Hatch – Manchester’s new food, drink and retail pop up. NOW OPEN on Oxford Road, Hatch is the striking new addition to Manchester’s thriving cultural scene. Hunkered down under the […]
Get Ready To Rum Bar!
Rum, rum, rum… rum sales are soaring to record levels in the UK, nip off gin it’s time to tot rum! The sunshine spirit inspires that Caribbean ‘island life’ vibe […]
Top 10 – Sunday Best
We ALL love a Sunday scran… food forms the framework for fun! Whether you’re enjoying a Bank Holiday blowout or you just need something to take your mind off the […]
The Botanist Goes Vegan?!
With Veganuary well and truly done, The Botanist is embracing the idea of all-year round good vegan cuisine with the launch of its new vegan menu. Packed full of delicious […]
Review: April’s Kitchen
“I love it when a plan comes together” – The A Team Spring might not quite have sprung but there’s no denying April is on her way… there’s a new […]
NYQ – 1980’s NY comes to the NQ
NYQ – COCKTAIL BAR & BASEMENT SPACE Ben Spier and Keith Patterson, both with decades of experience in the nightlife and hospitality industry, have announced they are taking over the former Cord […]
Get Sham-Rocked!
Join Hard Rock Cafe and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day for a full week! Don’t miss the St Paddy’s Guinness Bacon Cheeseburger made with a Hard Rock signature burger patty, topped […]
Tim Burgess @ Cottonopolis
GET READY FOR A DAY OF LIVE FASHION, ART, FILM AND MUSIC ALL TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ACTION HUNGER! Cottonopolis are known for throwing great parties and this Easter Bank […]
Manchester is about to get Ugly!
Manchester is about to get ugly… Coyote Ugly! Founded in 1993 in New York City’s East Village, Coyote Ugly has become widely recognised as one of the most exciting bars […]
Year Of The Black Dog x Meat Lust
CHINESE FEAST WEEKENDER  To celebrate Chinese New Year 2018 ‘Year Of The Dog’, Black Dog Ballroom and Meat Lust have created an exclusive Chinese feast menu. Available from Thursday 15th […]