A Battle of the Brewers New Year’s party at Sandinista is just one of our picks of free things to do in Manchester.

Live Music Mondays at Bunny Jacksons | Mon 30 Dec | 8pm

Get in one final party before new year’s this Monday, at Bunny Jackson’s regular live music night. The creative quarter dive bar hosts this night every week, with their hugely popular house band banging out tunes you know – and a few you don’t. In addition to the music, they’ve also got a very generous happy hour with lots of drinks offers.

Bunny Jacksons, 1 Jack Rosenthal Street, Manchester M15 4RA
Battle of the Brewers at Sandinista | Tue 31 Dec | 7pm - 3am

It’s New Year’s Eve, and if you’re looking to save a few pennies this year, you do well to check out this party at Sandinista. The Latin American themed bar is hosting a Battle of the Brewers, with guest ales from a range of craft brewers including local legends Shindigger, Cloudwater and Marble. There’s also the opportunity to get free swag and a free shot of tequila on arrival – as well as all the other music and festivities you’d expect from a great New Year’s bash.

Sandinista, 2 Old Bank Street, City Centre, Manchester M2 7PF
Barking Tales at Zombie Shack | Thu 2 Jan | 8pm - 10.15pm

Monthly comedy and storytelling night Barking Tales host their first show of 2020 this Thursday evening. Regular host Harriet Dyer presents a roster of comedians to perform and for this instalment you’ve got Dublin comic Julie Jay. Julie is an accomplished comic, having been the tour support for the likes of Ardal O’Hanlon and Tommy Tiernan, and this is a rare opportunity to see her in a small club. Entry to the is free, but they’ll also be accepting donations on the night.

Zombie Shack, 50 New Wakefield Street, Manchester M1 5NP
Mon 30 Dec - Fri 3 Jan
Jon Whiteley
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Tue 24 Dec 2019