Drinks in Manchester and Cheshire | Social Circle

Social Circle Drinks in Manchester and Cheshire

Social Circle Events

Would you like to visit the best local bars?

There's little point in embracing the concept of “local” without visiting the best local bars. As it happens, we’ve been organising regular drinks nights in Manchester for over a decade now. People come from all over the country to enjoy a night out in Manchester so it only stands to reason that we embrace what's right out on our doorstep. New Manchester bars are opening up all the time so we make sure to include them on our Social Circle calendar, along with those classic venues that we love so much.


After work drinks or a weekend late night?

We know that some of you prefer drinks after work to help create your work-life balance while the rest of you like nothing more than going for weekend drinks on a Friday or Saturday night to let your hair down and relieve the pressures of the working week. Our Manchester drinks nights are centred around your likes and your schedule. Many of our weekend drinks events feature pub crawls for the sake of diversity, especially when visiting some of the city's finest hotspots, such as the Northern Quarter and Deansgate.


Do you love meeting new people?

Our drinks in Manchester events are, as you would expect, among our more purely social occasions, as well as being a great example of Manchester nightlife. Whether meeting for a couple of hours after work or staying out until late on a weekend, you will have numerous opportunities in any calendar month with Social Circle to get out there and have fun while enjoying a drink or two. Whether you love cocktails, a glass of wine, or a pint, we visit a diverse range of venues each and every month so you can be sure that your taste buds will be more than satisfied. If you're wondering how to make friends in Manchester, you can stop now. If you've tried another social group or a singles night in Manchester and have found it wasn't quite as advertised, we promise you that you won't be disappointed by Social Circle.


So how does it work?

We know it’s a little unusual to turn up at an event knowing no one, so we don’t expect you to. Instead, we introduce you to the founders and then to the event host, who will make sure you’re feeling excited and not too nervous.

Whether it’s that you're looking for more things to do in Manchester or it's a lifelong ambition you're dying to fulfil, our Manchester activities have got you covered! Try us for Free.

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social circle testimonial from Kris

Social Circle Pub Crawls

I love pub crawls and had been trying to organise one with my mates for about a year. But I could never get them all to agree on a date, especially with two of them having recently been married. The Social Circle pub crawls have been described as legendary and I would have to agree. There were at least 20 of us and every one of them were far more fun than my mates would have been.

social circle testimonial from Phil

Friends Were In Relationships

I reached that stage where most of my friends were in relationships and I had really become the odd one out, so drinks nights had become few and far between. Since joining Social Circle, I have been going out for drinks a couple of times a months at least. There always seems to be an exciting new venue on the calendar.

social circle testimonial from Annette

Cocktail Bars

I love sampling new cocktails and with cocktail bars opening up all of the time in Manchester, I didn't want to let them go to waste. The problem is that my friends don't like going to the same kind of venues that I do. So it was great to see that Social Circle offered so much choice to cater for everyone with all kinds of tastes. I now get to go to the venues I want to.


Types Of Event

Pub Crawls

Pub Crawls
Our pub crawls are among the more popular Manchester social events on our calendar. In fact, I'd go as far as to use the word 'legendary'. Didsbury, Chorlton, the Northern Quarter, and Deansgate are among the areas we frequent on a regular basis.

Drinks Nights

Drinks Nights
We mix up our drinks nights with the most popular venues among our members with new the latest and greatest pubs and bars. We prefer weekends for drinks nights but also regularly feature midweek drinks for those wishing to unwind after work.


Our mingles draw some of the larger crowds of both couples and singles in Manchester. There are few better occasions to meet new people than a Social Circle mingle, always at a premium Manchester venue.

Upcoming Events

Thursday Night Live Comedy

30/06/2022 7.30pm to 10.30pm
The Frog & Bucket, 102 Oldham Street, City Centre, M4 1LJ.
The best value comedy night in the country. 5 comedians from the national and international comedy circuit all absolutely FREE of charge! Thursday Night Live Comedy

Pay Day Altrincham Night Out

01/07/2022 8pm to 11pm
Cheshire Tap, 36 Railway St, Altrincham WA14 2RE
Imagine meeting new people at some of the hottest locations in Manchester where the conversation flows as easily as the cocktails. Pay Day Altrincham Night Out

Portuguese Meal at Canto

02/07/2022 6pm to 8pm
Canto, Cutting Room Square, Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 5DH
Canto combines the vision of El Gato Negro’s Simon Shaw and Head Chef Carlos Gomes’ long-term ambition of introducing Portuguese food to a wider audience in Manchester. Portuguese Meal at Canto

Drinks in New Ancoats Bars

02/07/2022 8pm to 11pm
SEVEN BRO7HERS BEERHOUSE, 39 Blossom St, Manchester M4 5AF
Ancoats is a happening neighbourhood known for its eclectic food and drink scene. Drinks in New Ancoats Bars

Open Mic Night

14/07/2022 8.30pm to 11pm
The Green Room, 10 Goose Green. Altrincham WA14 1DW
Performed in Altrincham's famous Green Room. An open mic is a live show at which audience members who are amateur or professional may perform on stage. Open Mic Night

50% Rendition Meal

15/07/2022 8pm to 11pm
Rough Draft t/a Rendition MCR 209 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3NW
Rendition is a bespoke cocktail bar and kitchen that has been proudly brought to Manchester by a skilled combination of local and national high-end enthusiastic operators. 50% Rendition Meal

Authentic Indian restaurant

16/07/2022 6pm to 8pm
Indique, 10-112, Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 1LP
Unique Indian fine dining experience in the heart of foodie heaven Burton Road, West Didsbury. Definitely not your average curry house. Authentic Indian restaurant

Drinks in West Didsbury

16/07/2022 8pm to 11pm
The Metropolitan, 2 Lapwing Lane, Manchester, M20 2WS
Imagine meeting new people at some of the hottest locations in Manchester where the conversation flows as easily as the cocktails. Drinks in West Didsbury

Thursday Night Live Comedy

21/07/2022 7.30pm to 10.30pm
The Frog & Bucket, 102 Oldham Street, City Centre, M4 1LJ.
The best value comedy night in the country. 5 comedians from the national and international comedy circuit all absolutely FREE of charge! Thursday Night Live Comedy

Summer BBQ Party

23/07/2022 3pm onwards
Social Circle HQ, 15 Gladstone Road, Altrincham WA14 1NS
Members Summer BBQ Party Summer BBQ Party

Monday Night Quiz Night

25/07/2022 7.30pm to 10pm
Costellos Bar, 18 Goose Grn, Altrincham WA14 1DW
Always a great atmosphere and a really mixed quiz. There is definitely a round for you. Monday Night Quiz Night

Bistrot Pierre Menu Soiree

27/07/2022 6.15pm to 8pm
Bistrot Pierre, 63 George St, Altrincham WA14 1RJ
Enjoy traditional French cuisine at Bistrot Pierre. Bistrot Pierre Menu Soiree