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Pub In The Park 2019 🍻🌲
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 […]
#StrawberryHellsForever🍓🍺
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! 🐣
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 […]
Review: Proove It! 🍕
Review: Proove West Didsbury It’s a busy Friday night down bustling Burton Road, West Didsbury. Pizza is on the brain and there’s only one thing for it – Proove. These […]
Get Stuffed! #NationalPizzaDay
Get Stuffed! National Pizza Day @ Dogs ‘n’ Dough Another year has flown by and, on Friday 9th February, it’s National Pizza Day again. In honour of this truly momentous occasion, […]
Mughli: ‘Horn OK Please’
MUGHLI PRESENTS ‘HORN OK PLEASE’ LIGHT ALE BREW The brothers at Mughli and the brewmasters at First Chop have announced the launch of an exclusive light ale brew called ‘Horn […]
MCR: Suffragette City
  INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY & 100 YEARS OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS To mark 100 years of women’s voting rights in the UK, The Refuge Manchester will unveil ‘Suffragette City’, an exclusive […]
Review: What The Font?!
Q. What, The Font? A. Yes, Chorlton. Manchester staple, ‘Font’, have been serving up food & drinks for 18+ years now so the chances are you’ve been to two or […]
Members Only: ‘The Daisy’ Opens
Members Only: ‘The Daisy’ Opens The eagerly anticipated neighbourhood hang-out, The Daisy, is officially opening its doors on 1st February 2018. Located in the Northern Quarter, a long established location for innovative and creative professionals […]
There’s Something Magical at The Monastery
There’s Something Magical at The Monastery This February The Village Screen pop up cinema will be setting up shop inside one of Manchester’s most historical and spectacular locations – Gorton […]
LAZY LIZARD ANNOUNCES OPENING PARTIES
LAZY LIZARD ANNOUNCES A SENSATIONAL LINE UP OF OPENING PARTIES   New Ibiza-style late night bar and lounge, Lazy Lizard, has unveiled a sensational line up of opening parties, bringing […]
Review: Provenance Food Hall
Provenance Food Hall can be found up in West Houghton, it’s a family run butchers shop complete with a deli downstairs and a restaurant & bar above it. The business […]
MANCHESTER RUM FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR ITS SECOND YEAR
Manchester Rum Festival to host round two at Manchester Cathedral Manchester Rum Festival, the cities only official festival of its kind for the rum category, is returning Friday 1st June […]
Alston Bar & Beef Opens in MCR
Gin and steak the hot new pairing at Manchester specialty restaurant   One of Manchester’s newest restaurants has revealed the secrets behind its unique steak and gin dining concept and […]
Bongo’s Bingo Announce November Dates
    With the summer finally fading away, Bongo’s Bingo is already leading its merry path of magic and mayhem toward the winter months, with the festive period getting closer. […]
THE BAY HORSE TAVERN
  THE BAY HORSE TAVERN ANNOUNCES OPENING DATE   “It’s The Rovers Return meets Soho House! We just want everyone to feel at home.”   The eagerly anticipated, The Bay […]
Review: Abel Heywood
It’s Friday afternoon and you NEED a “working lunch”…what do you do? Pub!   In a conscious effort to try to keep things more business than booze we opt for […]
Review: FRESS
Opening early this year Fress is one of several new spots emerging more towards the Ancoats end of Oldham Street, knitting together nicely the Northern Quarter and the afore mentioned […]
Gusto – Sunday Menu
  So there’s an all new, all day, Sunday set menu at Gusto – 2 or 3 courses for the ridiculously reasonable £16.95 or £19.95 respectively. We headed on down […]
GUTEN MORGEN MANCHESTER!
ALBERT’S SCHLOSS ANNOUNCES NEW SUMMER SERVICE BREAKFAST MENU AND 8AM* ESPRESSO MARTINIS   After much donut-debating and poached-egg-pondering an absolute culinary show-stopper has been created from the team at Albert’s Schloss. From […]
COME AS YOU ARE AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKENDER
  THE REFUGE AND ELECTRIC CHAIR ANNOUNCE COME AS YOU ARE AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKENDER   After the searingly successful launch of Come As You Are in 2016, this August […]
FREE GIN! Say no more…
The Great Gin Giveaway: Celebrate Grafene’s 1st Birthday With Sipsmith Want to get your hands on free gin punch? Join Grafene for birthday drinks this July…   As Grafene celebrates […]
WARNING Grafene Content!
King St., once synonymous with shopping, is now the go to in Manchester city centre for premium and fine dinning offerings. With a complement of Italian’s some Spanish & Mediterranean […]
Randall & Aubin | Manchester
Bridge Street’s new Anglo French restaurant offering is a must for Francophiles and foodies alike.   Randall & Aubin are an independent operator headed up by celeb chef, food writer […]
THE BOTANIST PLANTS ROOTS IN MANCHESTER’S MEDIACITYUK
THE BOTANIST PLANTS ROOTS IN MANCHESTER’S MEDIACITYUK   The award-winning ‘New World Trading Company’ has announced that ‘The Botanist MediaCityUK’ will be opening to the public in September 2017. The […]
Enterprise City UK Launch Festival at Old Granada Studios
STAGES AND HEADLINERS ANNOUNCED FOR MANCHESTER’S ENTERPRISE CITY UK FESTIVAL BOOK ONE FREE TICKET, STAY ALL DAY AND GET ACCESS TO OVER 30 BUSINESS & CREATIVE EVENTS WITH WORLD-LEADING SPEAKERS […]
Blackhouse celebrate over 10 years in the city with a fresh new-look!
Grill on the Alley and Grill on New York Street which are part of the Living Ventures owned Blackhouse restaurants, will celebrate over 10 years as Manchester’s’ favourite restaurants with […]
Mr Scruff Plays Record Store Day at Cottonopolis
Record Store Day on Saturday 22nd April will see Cottonopolis host 15 HOURS OF VINYL to celebrate the day which champions the culture of independently owned record stores. The monumental all-day […]
Manchester’s First #PineappleHunt
MCRHookup to Host Manchester’s First #PineappleHunt MCRhookup are hosting a weeklong #PineappleHunt where Mancunians can win prizes by following the clues on social media…   With the clocks springing forward […]
The Refuge Basement presents ‘A Love From Outer Space’
  Manchester’s newest party venue, The Refuge Basement, will be hosting Andrew Weatherall and Sean Johnston’s celebrated touring club night ‘A Love From Outer Space’ on the 15th April 2017. […]
Manchester Fashion Industry Celebrates 3rd Birthday!
  On Sunday 2nd April Manchester Fashion Industry invites you to a night of high fashion and food at Menagerie Bar and Restaurant followed by an after-show party at The […]
Suri Hits MCR
Eagerly anticipated Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurant Suri has revealed its new menu ahead of its official opening to the public on Friday 10th March 2017. Located on Manchester’s illustrious […]
DISCO BRUNCH @ GORILLA
Get ready to dust off your dancing shoes for Gorilla’s infamous Disco Brunch which relaunches on Sunday 5th March 2017. Prepare to shake up your Sunday’s with the launch of […]
Uncovering the Exotic Mysteries of Grand Pacific
Opening on 17th March 2017, Grand Pacific, by Living Ventures, is a colonial styled bar and restaurant at the top of King Street, in the renowned Grade II listed Manchester […]
The Tim Bacon Foundation Launches
  THE TIM BACON FOUNDATION LAUNCHES A new charitable foundation has been established in the name of the late Tim Bacon, restaurateur and founder of Living Ventures.  It is to […]
LA DISCOTHEQUE NEW YEAR’S EVE SPECTACULAR AT ALBERT HALL
LA DISCOTHEQUE NYE SPECTACULAR AT ALBERT HALL By MCRhookup.com - 14th December 2016 La Discotheque launched into the Manchester disco scene with a massive bang of confetti cannons and a spectacular […]
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE REFUGE
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE REFUGE By MCRhookup.com - 14th December 2016 MANCHESTER’S HOTTEST VENUE IS VOGUE AS YOU ARE In a short amount of time, The Refuge by Volta […]
B.EAT STREET GET’S EVEN MORE STREET
B.EAT STREET GET’S EVEN MORE STREET By MCRhookup.com - 19th November 2016 B.Eat Street, located on Deansgate Mews, has announced new bars, indoor seating areas, live music and more event […]
The Alchemist opens in Alderley Edge
THE ALCHEMIST OPENS IN ALDERLEY EDGE By MCRhookup.com - 18th November 2016 The Alchemist Bar & Restaurant has now opened in Alderley Edge, on the former Grill on the Edge site.  The […]
ALBERT HALL’S ELF CHRISTMAS PARTY
ALBERT HALL ANNOUNCES ELF CHRISTMAS HOUSE PARTY By MCRhookup.com - 19th November 2016 The Venue that doesn’t sleep, home to Bongo’s Bingo, Psycho Live! and La Discotheque, would now like […]
YOUR BUDDY MARY’S BOAT CRUISE
YOUR BUDDY MARY’S BOAT CRUISE By Tim Coulston - 6th November 2016   ATTENTION Bloody Mary fans of the North…   The first Bloody Mary Boat Cruise sets sail on December […]
THE LITTLE ESPRESSO COMPANY COMES TO MANCHESTER
THE LITTLE ESPRESSO COMPANY COMES TO MANCHESTER By Tim Coulston - 29th October 2016 The Little Espresso Company was created in 2014 to provide coffee at events, since then they have travelled the […]
THE FOOD PORN AWARDS RETURNS BIGGER AND BETTER FOR 2017
THE FOOD PORN AWARDS RETURNS BIGGER AND BETTER FOR 2017     Following a hugely successful 2016 launch, the Food Porn Awards has returned in its search to find the […]
THE GASWORKS BREWBAR LAUNCHING IN MANCHESTER
THE TEAM BEHIND THE DOCKYARD LAUNCHES THE GASWORKS BREWBAR A 21ST CENTURY LOCAL PUB ON FIRST STREET IN THE CITY CENTRE   Manchester beer scene is booming and is out […]
London Road’s Winter Gathering
  LONDON ROAD ANNOUNCES A FREE PUBLIC PARTY FOR THE OPENING NIGHT OF THE WINTER GATHERING; FRIDAY 11th NOVEMBER     After a number of successful events hosted at London Road, […]
Crazy Pedro’s Going For Gold
  GOING FOR GOLD PIZZA’S FOR OLYMPIC PARADE BY CRAZY PEDRO’S   CRAZY PEDRO’S CREATES GOING FOR GOLD PIZZA FACE RANGE, FEATURING OLYMPIANS AND PARALYMPIANS, TO CELEBRATE THE HOMECOMING PARADE […]
Sunday Lunch at the Chez Mal Brasserie, Malmaison
Sunday Lunch at the Chez Mal Brasserie, Malmaison By Tim Coulston - 9th October 2016 They say Sunday’s are for family, friends and of course food, so we went along to […]
The Launch of the Liquor Store on 1st Street
The Liquor Store 2.0 launches – the First indie bar offering in Manchester’s newest neighbourhood MC - 8th October 2016 Gone is summertime in the city and that means one […]
The Refuge by Volta
  The Refuge – The Palace Hotel TC - 22 September 2016 Possibly the most eagerly awaited opening of the year, The Refuge is located in one of Manchester’s most […]