Manchester Pride 2019 is finally upon us and with it comes a host of live performances, events and inclusive moments that have helped mark this date as one of the most important in calendars of Manchester residents. Its also a time where bars and cafes come alive with a selection of colourful Pride-themed food and drink options. Here’s some of the best…

Manchester Pride Cocktail at Randall and Aubin

Randall and Aubin on Bridge Street will be serving up a special bespoke cocktail in celebration of Manchester Pride 2019 this Bank Holiday Weekend with proceeds going to a worthy cause. The Rainbow Wheel will feature six different coloured Bellinis, each representing a colour of the LGBT+ pride flag, all served up on a big wheel. What’s more, £1 from every cocktail sold will go to The Proud Trust.

Randall and Aubin, 64 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 3BN, Tel:0161 711 1007
The Pride Brunch Party at The Loft

Head to The Loft on Quay Street on Sun 25 Aug and you’ll be able to partake in their Pride Brunch, featuring rainbow bagels and a selection of Absolut-powered cocktails. Drinks on the menu include favourites like Porn Star Martinis and Appletinies, alongside the Vimto-infused Raspberry Rim and disco-coloured All Rise. There will even be live-DJs on hand to soundtrack your morning, before a panel discussion focusing on the importance of LGBTQ+ representation in music takes place.

The Loft, 13 Quay Street Manchester M3 3HN
Aperol Terrace takeover & Pride Drag Performances at The Grill on New York Street

Visit the Grill on New York Street during Manchester Pride 2019 and you’ll find an Aperol Terrace takeover, with two-for-one deals on all Aperol Spritz and selected cocktails throughout the weekend. As if that wasn’t enough, they’ll also be hosting a bottomless brunch on Sat 24 and Sun 25 Aug, complete with Pride drag performances.

The Grill on New York Street, New York Street, Manchester M1 4BD, Tel:0161 228 1444
High Tea Pride at Grand Pacific

Over at Grand Pacific, you’ll find a high tea created specifically for Manchester Pride 2019. Available from Mon 19 Aug – Tue 27 Aug, this tasty tiered treat offers savoury, vegetarian savoury and sweet options, priced at £23 per person. £2.50 from each high tea will be donated to the Manchester Pride Charity, alongside £1 from every Pacific Pride cocktail sold.

Grand Pacific, 50 Spring Gardens, Manchester M2 1EN, Tel:0161 839 9365
Pride Bottomless brunch at Harvey Nichols

At Harvey Nichols, you’ll find a Manchester Pride brunch featuring rainbow pancakes alongside bottomless Prosecco, Mimosas and Bloody Marys from Fri 23 – Mon 26 Aug. This colourful deal will set you back just £30, with Harvey Nichols’ throwing in a voluntary £1 donation onto every bill which they’ll match and send off to the Manchester Pride fund. You’ll also find Pride Cocktail Masterclasses for £30 happening throughout the weekend too.

Harvey Nichols, 21 New Cathedral Street, Manchester M1 1AD, Tel: 0161 828 8888
Wray 'n Bow Cocktail at Turtle Bay

Caribbean food joint Turtle Bay will be getting in on the Pride action too by launching a brand new cocktail, with proceeds going towards a worthy cause. Wray ‘n Bow promises a fruity blend of Wray & Nephew white overproof rum, crème de Mure, lime, gomme syrup and strawberry puree, blended and decorated with a sugar rim, rainbow beetroot, a pomegranate star and mint garnish. It’ll set you back £7.95 – but £1 of that will help support LGBTQ projects and charities.

Mon 19 Aug - Tue 27 Aug
Words:
Simon Bland
Published on:
Mon 19 Aug 2019