Burlesque show, late-night parties, and more happening in Manchester over the festive season

Quarter House, Hula, The Fitzgerald, and the newly-opened Man With The Fish are four venues with plenty packed into December.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 29th November 2021

A handful of restaurants and bars in Manchester city centre have unveiled new Christmas menus and events happening over the festive season.

With the arrival of December merely a few days away, and the most wonderful time of the year right around the corner, plenty of the city’s best-loved hospitality venues are gearing up for Christmas and New Year by revealing seasonal food and drink menus and themed events to help get Mancunians in the festive spirit.

Quarter House, Hula, The Fitzgerald, and the newly-opened Man With The Fish are four of the Northern Quarter’s vibrant venues with plenty packed into December.

New Year’s burlesque shows, late-night Christmas parties, and new limited-time festive food and drinks offerings are just some of the things you can get stuck into at each of the four popular venues – which are all owned by the Northern Hospitality group – over the next month.

So, whether you’re looking for a quiet place for lunch / dinner, or a night to remember in the city centre, there’s sure to be something that takes your fancy.


Here’s what’s in the festive calendar.



Quarter House

Stevenson Square

Located on the bustling Stevenson Square, Quarter House is one of Manchester’s most laid-back restaurant bars that’s serving over 14 beers and ciders on draught, speciality cocktails, and hearty food all year round, cheffed up by one of the North West’s leading multi award-winning BBQ chefs.

But for this Christmas, the extensive food menu has some new festive additions.


In celebration of the season, a trio of turkey treats have been added to the menu – Turkey Fries, Turkey Tray, and Turkey Tacos – as well as the undeniable and indulgent menu stand-out, the ‘Santa’s Little Helper’ burger, which is an aged steak burger patty topped with double cheese, maple bacon, smoked Turkey, sausage and cranberry stuffing patty, Vimto BBQ sauce, sprout top slaw and a candy pigs in blanket pinwheel lollipop, served with fries and a pot of gravy.

You can find out more about Quarter House this Christmas here.


Stevenson Square

Hula MCR / Credit: Hula

Also sitting on Northern Quarter hub Stevenson Square, Hula – which is the original and best Tiki experience in Manchester – is known for transporting you to a 1950s-inspired tropical slice of paradise, with lots of hedonistic fun, exotic cocktails, and shake-your-booty dance beats that make for one of the best nights out you’ll have in the city centre.

It’s also the ultimate afterparty venue for the Christmas parties, and it’s open from 5pm until late everyday for those who don’t want the party to stop.


You can find out more about Hula this Christmas here.

The Fitzgerald

Stevenson Square

Yet another Stevenson Square gem, the “Northern Quarter’s atmospheric drinking den” The Fitzgerald will be hosting a number of events throughout the festive period, including the continuation of the ever-popular monthly comedy night on Thursday 16 December, with doors opening from 7:30pm and the show starting at 8pm.

And then, on New Year’s Eve, there will be a special Burlesque show by Bad Bunny Burlesque, with tickets from just £10 on Skiddle.

You can find out more about what’s happening at The Fitzgerald here.


Man With The Fish

High Street

Man With The Fish / Credit: Instagram (@manwiththefishmcr)

Newly-opened Man With The Fish – another laid-back Northern Quarter bar that’s situated on the bustling High Street – is the ideal place to hit up after a busy day of shopping, during your lunch hour, after work, or if you want to party the weekend away.

Upstairs in the venue is focused around beer, with 15 different lines and huge selection of bottles and cans, as well as an amazing cocktail list, and a good selection of wine, while downstairs is the basement club that’s open Friday and Saturday nights until 3am.

There’s also rooms available for private hire for any last-minute Christmas parties too.

You can find out more about Man With The Fish this Christmas here.



Featured Image – The Fitzgerald / Man With The Fish