Social Circle Drinks in Manchester and Cheshire

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I love a classy bar and there are so many on the calendar that there's always an opportunity to meet new friends while enjoying a cocktail or two. The great thing about Social Circle is that it keeps on top of the latest venues so there's always a new bar to try.
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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. And why wouldn't we? 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 centered around your likes and your schedule. Many of our weekend drinks events feature multiple bars 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 tastebuds 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 to 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 its 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.

Kris
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.

Phil
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.

Annette

Types Of Event

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

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.

Mingles

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.

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Upcoming Events

Meal at Refuge by Volta

16/11/2018 , 8pm
Meet at The Refuge Oxford Street, Manchester M60 7HA
Imagine enjoying mouthwatering fayre at some of the hottest locations in Manchester, where the conversation flows as easily as the cocktails.

NEW Banyans Spinningfields

17/11/2018 , 8pm
Banyans Vantage Point on Hardman Street in Spinningfields.
Imagine meeting new people at some of the hottest locations in Manchester where the conversation flows as easily as the cocktails.

Drinks in Norther Quarter

24/11/2018 , 8pm
Meet at Mackie Mayor, Eagle St, Manchester M4 5JY
Imagine meeting new people at some of the hottest locations in Manchester where the conversation flows as easily as the cocktails.

Whisky Tasting

24/11/2018 , 7.30pm
Social Circle, 28 Cloister Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport SK4 3AE (next to East Didsbury tram station)
Tonight we will be educating ourselves in the love of Whisky, a fun evening pairing foods with whisky, there will even be a quiz.

FUN Games Night

28/11/2018 , 8pm
28 Cloister Rd, Stockport, SK4 3AE (2 minutes walk from Parrs Wood).
How about breaking the dull routine and bringing some sunshine into your life by playing some of those great retro games we all love so much?

Big Value Comedy

29/11/2018 , 7.30pm
The Frog & Bucket, 102 Oldham Street, City Centre, M4 1LJ.
Three top class comics, one of the fantastic Frog comperes and aftershow disco with one of their residents and all absolutely FREE of charge!

Christmas Drinks in Didsbury

30/11/2018 , 8pm
The Metropolitan, 2 Lapwing Ln, Manchester M20 2WS
Imagine meeting new people at some of the hottest locations in Manchester where the conversation flows as easily as the cocktails.

Xmas Markets and Mulled Wine

01/12/2018 , 6.30pm
Meeting in The Slug And Lettuce, Deansgate, M3 2EN before we head over to the markets in Albert Square.
Don your Santa hat, dust off the mulled wine glass, and get into the festive spirit.

Festive Afternoon Tea

02/12/2018 , 2.30pm
Hotel Gotham, 100 King Street, Manchester M2 1WU. Meet in the Honey Restaurant at 2.30pm
Imagine enjoying mouthwatering fayre at some of the hottest locations in Manchester, where the conversation flows as easily as the cocktails.

Didsbury Comedy Club

02/12/2018 , 7:15pm
Didsbury Cricket Club, Wilmslow Rd, Didsbury, M20 2ZY.
Come and laugh along with some new Manchester friends at Didsbury's increasingly popular comedy night.

Sunday Lunch at The Lime Tree

09/12/2018 , 2.30pm
Meet at The Lime Tree, 8 Lapwing Lane, Manchester M20 2WS
Imagine enjoying mouthwatering fayre at some of the hottest locations in Manchester, where the conversation flows as easily as the cocktails.

Didsbury Quiz at Olde Cock Inn

12/12/2018 , 7:30pm
Ye Olde Cock Inn, 2rn, 848 Wilmslow Rd, Manchester, M20 2RN.
Always a great atmosphere and a really mixed quiz. There is definitely a round for you.

Santa Pub Crawl

14/12/2018 , 8pm
City Centre, Manchester TBC
The legendary Social Circle Santa Pub Crawl is the ultimate social event and is guaranteed to be one of the best nights on any calendar.

Ice Skating & Drinks at First

15/12/2018 , 6.30pm
Manchester Ice Rink, Tony Wilson Place, First Street, Manchester, M15 4FN
Imagine having oodles of fun whilst meeting new people! There is always a great mix of friendly people on our events so if you are in the mood to try some new activities, then this is the event for you.

Xmas Markets & Mulled Wine

16/12/2018 , 2.30pm
Meeting in The Slug And Lettuce, Deansgate, M3 2EN before we head over to the markets in Albert Square
Imagine meeting new people at some of the hottest locations in Manchester where the conversation flows as easily as the cocktails.

Big Value Comedy

19/12/2018 , 7.30pm
The Frog & Bucket, 102 Oldham Street, City Centre, M4 1LJ.
Three top class comics, one of the fantastic Frog comperes and a whole host of great comedians.

Christmas Party Anthems Night

21/12/2018 , 8pm
Grosvenor Casino, Parrswood Entertainment Centre, Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 5PG
Imagine meeting new people at some of the hottest locations in Manchester where the conversation flows as easily as the cocktails.

Xmas Drinks in Heaton Moor

21/12/2018 , 8pm
Meet at The Elizabethan, 33 Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport. SK4 4PB
Imagine meeting new people at some of the hottest locations in Manchester where the conversation flows as easily as the cocktails.

Harvey Nichols Xmas Meal

22/12/2018 , 8pm
Exchange Square 21 New Cathedral Street , Manchester, M1 1AD
Imagine enjoying mouthwatering fayre at some of the hottest locations in Manchester, where the conversation flows as easily as the cocktails.

New Year Catch Up Drinks

28/12/2018 , 8pm
The Metropolitan, 2 Lapwing Ln, Manchester M20 2WS
Imagine meeting new people at some of the hottest locations in Manchester where the conversation flows as easily as the cocktails.

Meal & Drinks at The Ivy

29/12/2018 , 7.45pm
Ivy Asia, Byrom Street, Spinningfields, Manchester
Imagine meeting new people at some of the hottest locations in Manchester where the conversation flows as easily as the cocktails.

Sunday Lunch at The Allotment

30/12/2018 , 2.30pm
Meet at The Allotment, 24 Dale Street, Manchester M1 1FY
Imagine enjoying mouthwatering fayre at some of the hottest locations in Manchester, where the conversation flows as easily as the cocktails.

New Years Eve Party at Albert

31/12/2018 , 7pm onwards
AlberTs Schloss, 27 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR
Imagine having oodles of fun whilst meeting new people! There is always a great mix of friendly people on our events so if you are in the mood to try some new activities, then this is the event for you.
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