Wet January: The best drinks offers in Manchester this month

Couldn’t think of anything worse than ditching the booze for a whole month? Read on for the very best drinking deals to enjoy this January.

By Emma Davidson | Last updated January 5th '23

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January is usually considered to be the ‘healthiest’ month of the year, with many favouring detox juice over after-work drinks. 

After a heavy period of Christmas over-indulging, our bodies would probably thank us for a month off. But as always, we’re not listening and are already counting down the days until Friday when we can sink a Guinness or 12 once again. 

Manchester bars are inundated with excellent deals this month for both drinking and dining. From a ‘Rye January’ celebration to £5 Margaritas to all day, every day happy hours. If you are abstaining, don’t worry, we’ve also done a round up of alcohol-free options.

Read on for our top picks for celebrating Wet January in the city. 

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The Beeswing

From 16 January until the end of the month, The Beeswing is offering 50% off food and cocktails every Monday. 

Blinker

‘Rye January’ at Blinker offers guests 25% OFF any Rye Whisky-based cocktail including the Blinker, as well as 25% off neat whisky serves all month.

Bunny & Junior Jacksons

Wet January bingo is BACK! Every time you head to the bar at both of the Jackson venues, you’ll get a stamp. The person with the most stamps at the end of the month will win a £200 bar tab.

Calcio

Happy hour Monday – Thursday 3pm – 7pm. £3 pints, £3 spirit and mixer, £12 bottles of house wine.

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Chakalaka 

Happy hour until 8pm every single day throughout January. 2 for £10 cocktails, 2 for £8 Chakalager, 3 for £10 selected bottles and £18 bottles of Prosecco.

Crazy Pedro’s 

Happy hour every day until 10pm. 2-4-£12 cocktails, £12 bottles of wine, £3 beers and cans.

DISTRICT

2-for-1 cocktails 5pm – 7pm. Wednesday – Sunday until the end of January.

Elnecot 

Bottomless drinks £20 instead of £26 on Saturdays. Booking required stating ‘January offer’ in the comments section. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offers.

El Capo

Sunday-Thursday happy hour prices from 9pm: £5 Margs, £2 Cazcabel coffee shots, £3 Sol.

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Embankment Kitchen

30% off the bill for January – including ALL booze.

Exhibition

COCKTAILXCULTURE happy hour all day, every day from 11th January – 12th February. Selected cocktails £5, MCR Union lager £4, bottles of sparkling £20.

The Fountain House

50% off Bottomless Weekends. The discount can be redeemed on the bars Boozy Brunch and Toast and Roast every weekend throughout January.

Homage

50% off cheese and wine at Simon Wood’s Homage restaurant Wednesday-Friday throughout January.

HULA

2 for £15 Zombies, 2 beers for £7, house doubles £6, 3 Jagerbombs for £10. All night Wednesday and Thursday and until 10pm Friday & Saturday.

Hungamaa

BYOB for the whole of January and February.

Lost Cat

BOGOF throughout the whole of January on house lager, strawberry gin and mixer and all cocktails.

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Marble Brewery

20% off the entire webshop including fresh Lagonda, North-South, Earl Grey, Decadence ‘22, and the Big Little Pale box where you can grab 24 beers for as little as £1.50 each.

The Mews

After work social Monday – Wednesday 4pm – 11pm, Thursday – Friday 4pm – 7pm. £12.50 bottles of wine, £20 bottle of Prosecco, 2-for-£5 bottles, 2-4-£10 cocktails, £25 sharing platter and wine.

Quarter House

£2 pints Sunday-Friday throughout January.

On The Hush

Three for £12 mix and match on cocktails, beers & Prosecco. 50% off drinks when dining (T&Cs apply). Offers can’t be combined.

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Project Halcyon

Throughout January if you bring a bill from an independent bar in town you’ve visited that evening to Project Halcyon, the staff will give you 33% off your bill.

Provence 

Orange Wednesdays at Provence. 2-4-1 on orange drinks including orange wine, Aperol Spritz, Negronis and Northern Monk beer from 3pm every Wednesday.

Ramona

All margarita cocktails are just £6 every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday throughout January from 4pm – 7pm at Ramona. You must book in advance to receive the discount.

Sugo

40% off all jugs, bottles, natural and sparkling wine in January.

Three Little Words

50% off selected drinks and cocktails. The offer is available Wednesday – Thursday 5pm – midnight and Friday 12pm – 7pm.