1. Hire out your own brewery in Manchester: Alphabet Brewing Company
A far cry from the beige pubs of yore, Alphabet Brewing Company provides a unique opportunity to hold an exclusive event in a locally-centred brewery within walking distance of Piccadilly. The taproom has benefitted from branding illustrated by local street art legend and friend of the brewery, Hammo, who has made a name for himself across Manchester with zeitgeisty murals dotted around the city.
Unfilter, un-pasteurised beers make up the body of drinks available in the space, with enough variety in the pints to please even the pickiest of drinkers
In terms of hireable space, Alphabet offer a mostly outside venue (sheltered, mercifully from the ever-present Mancunian rain), capacity stretches to 300 guests, with a variety of setups. A unique twist can be found in the brewery tour and experienced history of corporate events, festivals and birthdays.