1. Dusk til Pawn
Don't let the pawn shop sign put you off – this is a super cool cocktail bar set in a Grade II-listed building. There is a spectacular bourbon selection, and decent beers too.
2. Cornerhouse Cinema
3. Almost Famous
4. Home Sweet Home
This sweet cafe is open until 11pm, making it a nice late-night option for non-drinkers. And coffee fans.
5. Sunday lunch at The Blue Pig
Settle into the afternoon with a sublime Sunday roast.
6. John Ryland's Library
Explore the nooks and crannies of this atmospheric museum.
7. Cloud 23
This cocktail bar is slightly pricy, but it's worth it for the view. And the signature cocktails are out of this world. The Mr Mercer's Cotton Peculiar, for instance, comes with magical candy-floss.
A solid pub with a great pub quiz on Tuesdays.
9. The top floor of Shudehill Interchange Car Park
10. Manchester Art Gallery
Visit on Thursday, when the gallery stays open until 9pm.
11. Piccadilly Records
12. Museum of Science and Industry
13. Castlefield Canal Basin
14. Afternoon tea at Teacup Kitchen
15. B.eat Street
A series of "weekend block parties" held at Brownsfield Mill this summer. Expect street food, drinks, and good music. You can follow it on Twitter here.