There’s nothing I enjoy more than whacking a pair of cat ears on and covering myself in fake blood after forever saying ‘I’m going to dress up really well this year’ but running out of time and money before the big day.
Oh, and listening to Monster Mash and Thriller on repeat.
Nothing quite beats a good old Halloween punch and lucky for us these bars are serving up some of the most gruesome and delicious potions for you and your witches. Drink them if you dare?
To get the ‘Halloween Screamings’ started, each frightening plate (Chicken Xiao Long Bau eyeballs Dim Sum, anyone?) comes with a bespoke and gruesome cocktail. Try ‘Poison Apple’ with Midori, Apple Liquor, lime and apple to take the edge off the choice of three terrifying films that you can watch while eating your meal.
Tattu, Gartside Street, 3 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3EB
Junkyard Golf Club
As part of their Frat Club party on Halloween night, Junkyard Golf will be introducing two new cocktails – the Basic Witch with rum, Jägermeister, ginger beer and pumpkin spiced syrup, and The Death of Dr Pepper – with Disaronno, cherry Lambrini, Coke and lemon.
Junkyard Golf Club, 2 First St, Manchester M15 4RP
For their Pumpkin Halloween Taster evening on the 31st October, Asha’s will be creating two unique cocktails specially for the evening – both also containing pumpkin. The Beetlejuice infuses Chivas Regal with pumpkin, all spice and cinnamon sticks, mixed with home made pumpkin syrup and martini while The Nightmare on Peter Street is an infusion of Chivas with pumpkin mixed with Cointreau and apple juice.
Asha’s, 47 Peter St, Manchester M2 3NG
Malmaison are serving up a whole host of Halloween themed cocktail until 7th November, even after we’re all clearing away our fake cobwebs. Try a Black Margarita, Mezcal Asylum or the Corpse Reviver. You can even get one for £6 before 8pm. That will surely wake the dead.
Malmaison Manchester, 1-3 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 3AQ
Science & Industry
For one night only the MFDF’s Bar of the Year will be going back to black with a selection of specially designed all-black cocktails which are very likely to contain copius amounts of mezcal. On top of this they’ll also be bashing out some classic Rock n Roll hits throughout the night.
Science & Industry, Cane & Grain, 49 -51 Thomas Street, M4 1NA
Join The Fitzgerald on Tuesday 30th October for their ‘Conjuring and Cocktails’ event, including a magician, a complimentary Halloween cocktail, a special 2 for £10 Halloween cocktail menu and a shot after the show!
The Fitzgerald, 11 Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DB
Do you like Halloween that much and enjoy a good Halloween cocktail to the point where you need to learn how to make one? Well fear not as The Alchemist have you covered. They’re hosting a Halloween cocktail masterclass plus you can learn how to do the most terrifying Halloween make up.
It’s not uncommon to see a Cocktail Masterclass going on in the Second Floor Bar & Brasserie in Harvey Nichols, and this Halloween won’t be an exception. The difference this time is that there will be a distinct Halloween theme to the cocktails – so expect plenty of Zombies to be flying around.
To book, call +44 161 828 8898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
While the main event at Allotment is the ‘Ginmare’ gin pairing, you can still grab a few autumnal / spooky cocktails for Haloween. Try the Pumpkin and Peach or Thundercloud Martini to get in the Halloween spirit.
Allotment, 24 Dale St, Manchester M1 1FY
Prepare for the cutest Halloween menu you’ll probably ever see with ‘spooky’ cocktails to match. Pair your ‘ghost bun’ and pumpkin croquette, ‘Dracula’s Ramen’ and witch’s hat ice cream with a Fuji Maple or Tokyo Fall cocktail.
Shoryu Ramen, 1 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 1RG
Walrus are going all out with their Halloween party (27th October) and you can get a free shot if you’re one of the first 100 people to turn up in fancy dress. For one night only, you can get a Blood Orange Martini for £8 all night long.
Walrus, 78-88 High St, Manchester M4 1ES