Christmas has officially arrived at Manchester’s Great Northern Warehouse, as the venue’s eclectic mix of food, drink and activity spaces roll out their special festive offerings.

With an ever-growing list of businesses popping up around the historic Warehouse, the area offers a unique cluster of options all within mere metres of each other.

Bar Hütte

Nothing says Christmas like cocktails and karaoke. The venue’s wooden Hüttes are the perfect Christmassy setting to gather with friends and sing the night away.

Book your Hütte here.

The Mews

With a specially curated wine and cocktail list, and glorious open bar space, the recently-opened Mews is an incredibly welcome addition to the area. We can very much vouch for the cheese and bread boards too.

Book a table here.


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Looking to settle those office bragging rights, Lane7’s neon-clad bowling alleys and Point Blank shooting ranges are on-hand to put any friendly rivalries to rest.

Book your spot here.


December is always a busy month in the cinema calendar, and this year is no different. Great Northern’s Odeon will also be rolling back the years, showing Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to celebrate the iconic film’s 20th anniversary.

Book a viewing here.

Alex’s Bakery

Anyone looking for a caffeine pick-me-up can venture into the welcoming Alex’s Bakery, who’ll also be slinging their freshly-baked cupcakes, brownies and more.

Book a table here.


Whether you’re looking for a full event space, or just nipping in for a bite, Impossible is well worth a visit. The kitchen will be serving up some unique takes on traditional festive dishes, including stuffed turkey breast and black pudding bon bons.

Book a table here.

Whistle Punks

Perfect for those after something a little different, guests can try their hand at urban axe throwing with Whistle Punks—the perfect way to work up an appetite before your Christmas meal.

Book your spot here.

Butcher’s Quarter

Whether you need to stock up on unrivaled produce for dinner on the big day, or fancy an afternoon sampling incredible cheese, charcuteries and wine chosen for you by the expert team, the Butcher’s Quarter have you covered.

Find more info here.

Lions Den

Good pints, pool, live music and some of Manchester’s finest stand-up comedy, the Lions Den has quickly become one of our favourite drinking spots in the city.

Book a spot here.


Step out of the cold and be transported to warmer climates with Evuna’s mouthwatering tapas delights. Stockpiling wines for the festive season? The restaurant’s specially-curated bottleshop will have you uncovering hidden gems in no time.

More info here.


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3 Hands Deli

If you’ve somehow missed 3 Hands’ toastie creations which have taken over Insta feeds everywhere for the past year, then you’re in for an absolute treat. Covering all your deli needs, from local meats and cheese to freshly-baked breads, your Christmas cheeseboard will be looking better than ever.

More info here.


Take in an ever-changing, but always delicious collection of sublime Polish cuisine at Platzki—from the Karkowka; a roasted pork dish or the Kassler; a fried gammon dinner for main and if there’s still room for dessert, go for the decadent rhubarb cake to satisfy that sweet tooth.

Book a table here.

Almost Famous

Wehther its the OG Steak Burger or Pig & Waffle fries, Almost Famous’ jaw-dropping creations are the stuff of Mancunian legend these days, and the restaurant is still going as strong as ever at its Great Northern home.

Book a table here.

Art & Graft

Budding creatives can drop in for a workshop at the Great Northern’s brand-new pop-up art space Art & Graft. Programmes will be run throughout December by some of Manchester’s finest creative talent, including abstract and mixed media, to resin work.

Book a workshop here.

Dormouse Chocolates

Award-winning chocolate connoisseurs Dormouse have updated their range with a selection of festive specials, including The Stollen Bar; a dark fruity chocolate with toasted almonds and sprinkled with dried cherries, and Get Stuffed; a milk chocolate and sage candied pecans – a sweet take on Christmas stuffing.

Shop here.

Festive post needs

Along with all that, Mailboxes Etc will also be open for all your Christmas parcels, meaning you can avoid those dreaded post office queues.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Fri 26 Nov - Fri 31 Dec, Great Northern Warehouse,
Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Fri 26 Nov 2021