Everyone deserves to let their hair down now and then, and mums are no exception. While they might spend their days taking care of everyone else, evenings are their time to shine. Yes, most are spent crawling into bed before nine, but on the rare occasions the girls can get together, fun is most definitely on the agenda.
Luckily, Manchester is filled with lots of great venues, so whether it’s cocktails and candlelight or bingo and belly laughs, there’s something for everyone. Here, we’ve compiled a list of the four best venues for a magnificent mums’ night out.
When the kids are in bed, it’s time to treat ourselves, but most of us don’t have the energy for anything too hardcore. If you’re looking for something a little more laidback, with a classy yet cosy vibe, look no further than Lock 91.
On summer evenings, there’s a canal-side terrace to take advantage of, and once the days draw in, there’s a warm and welcoming interior to retreat to. Set across three floors of a Victorian lock keeper’s cottage, the setting is cool and quirky, and the cocktails are divine.
Let’s be honest – sometimes, it’s hard enough to stay awake past 10 pm, especially when you know you’ll be up again come six. If you want a fun evening that doesn’t extend too far into the night, Buzz Bingo is another venue you might like to try.
Offering the single biggest bingo jackpot in Britain, there are prizes of up to £50,000 up for grabs, and it’s not only bingo that’s available. There are also slots, casino games, and more. You can even join in the fun from home thanks to an online site offering popular titles like Fluffy Favourites slot which is full of cute graphics and bonuses to make this is a truly fun and unique slot game.
The Oast House
If you want to go out but fancy something more low-key than cocktails, you could suggest The Oast House as a meeting place. Located in Manchester’s stylish Spinningfields district, this Kentish-style pub and eatery has a warm and welcoming vibe.
Equally a bar and restaurant, it was formerly home to – you guessed it – an oast house. Serving up a menu of deli boards, rotisseries, and more, it’s open every day from noon until midnight and prides itself on offering some of the world’s finest ales and beverages.
Cane and Grain
We also think Cane and Grain is a great venue for meeting up with girlfriends. This Manchester-based speakeasy is full of flair and has a vintage elegance that’s hard to match. With everything from retro-style glassware to old-world-inspired cocktails, careful attention has been paid to even the smallest detail.
This is the perfect place to lose yourself for an evening. Creating a retro world of glamour and elegance, you can forget the mess and mundanity of everyday life for the night. Talk, laugh, and escape reality with your nearest and dearest.
With so many fantastic venues to visit in Manchester, mums in need of a reset are spoilt for choice. Tell us, which of these places will you visit first?