DieCast announces its official launch date with a grand opening weekender

The first phase of DieCast kicks off with a series of free parties from Thursday 6 - Saturday 8 July.

By Emma Davidson | 14 June 2023

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Image: DieCast

Two years in the making, Manchester’s newest and biggest food, drink and entertainment destination, DieCast is finally opening its doors to the public next month inside a 250,000 sq ft former factory full of charming industrial features.

The creative brains behind Detroit-style pizza parlour, Ramona have taken over the vast space that sits between Ducie Street and Store Street and just behind Piccadilly station. One of Manchester’s biggest hospitality projects to date, DieCast’s grand opening weekender is offering intrigued guests a sneak peek into the venue, which is launching with the ‘Leno Ex Machina’ food and drink concept through a series of parties from 6 to 8 July. 

DieCast is a new 250,000 food, drink and entertainment space. Image: DieCast

Available now, each ticket guarantees free entry for four people and a free Daiquiri on arrival for your group. The sessions take place at 8.30pm on:

  • Thursday 6th July
  • Friday 7th July
  • Saturday 8th July 

Leno Ex Machina consists of a new style of pizza from the heads at Ramona and a monumental festival of rum. The food offering has taken the craft of NYC and Neapolitan pizza to create the super light yet super strong ‘Leno Pizza Machina’ that holds more toppings on a crispy base. The new creation will be available alongside refreshing Italian-style small plates, wood-fired piadina (fluffy italian flatbreads) and Leno burgers all served out of DieCast’s huge open-plan kitchen. 

The House of Daiquri / Rum Ex Machina concept is a huge celebration of the light distilled spirit. There’ll be 64 variations of the daiquiri available across the site from classic citrus creations to never seen before flavours and frozen cocktails poured from the 20 frozen daiquiri machines that dominate the central bar. 

It’s taking over a former industrial factory. Image: DieCast

Alongside the innovative food and drink concepts that DieCast boldly enters with this July, the venue will also host a number of stages, stairways and platforms for huge immersive parties. This continues out onto the DieCast beer garden, too, where a number of rum caravans will be available to book for groups of up to 40 people. 

“We’ve been dreaming, planning and preparing this project for years,” said Dan Mullen, owner / director at Ramona. “We’ve done bars, restaurants, clubs and festivals before, but this is something different. It’s hard to describe because it’s multiple experiences under one roof. But no, it’s not a food hall. Manchester has plenty of those. This is an immersive food, drink and clubbing experience on an industrial scale.”

You can sign-up now via the link below for a free ticket to the opening of DieCast in July. Table bookings for the rest of the year will also be announced soon.