Food & Drink

Waterside terrace party comes to The Alchemist at Media City

Chill at the bar, sip your cocktails waterside and soak up some rays this weekend

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 29th April 2022

The Alchemist at Media City is taking things up a notch this Bank Holiday weekend and throwing a huge party on its waterside terrace.

Bringing the party vibes to its stunning quayside setting, the inimitable smoke-and-mirrors cocktail bar is welcoming some of the city’s finest selectors to bring the Ibiza party spirit to Costa Del Salford.

The usually chilled-out waterside bar will amp things up in honour of the long weekend, with a mix of disco, house, and techno favourites played out across the outside space all through the afternoon into the early hours.

Starting from Saturday 1 May, those heading down to The Alchemist at Media City this summer can expect a series of DJ weekends, drinks tables and bar service running late into the night.

Image: The Alchemist

The 360-degree wrap-around bar will be stacked and ready to serve, both inside and out, with a host of wines, beers and spirits on offer alongside The Alchemist’s inimitable new cocktail menu.


Think a fully edible cocktail where you can even eat the cup, a drink that – when flamed – looks like a stick of dynamite, and classic refreshed favourites, such as the Nextpresso Martini – served with an indulgent dark chocolate spoon and caramel caviar.

The bar’s new fully edible cocktail, aptly named The Edible One, consists of Manzana Verde, Avallen Calvados, lime sherbet, salted caramel, apple juice, white chocolate foam.

Image: The Alchemist

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Elsewhere, you’ll find theatrical concoctions such as the T&T, a fragrant tequila, pink grapefruit, lime, tonic, ‘fire mix’ and flash sting cocktail that, when flamed, resembles a stick of dynamite.

And if you fancy a bite to eat, there’s a brand new food menu on offer too.


Celebrating the sustainable efforts of the brand, its also suited to a variety of different dietary requirements – with a composition of dishes that means 58% are vegetarian, 38% are gluten-free and 44% are vegan.

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Walk-ins are welcome but if you want to secure your seat in advance for the party, head over to The Alchemist’s website here.

Feature image – The Alchemist