You’d be forgiven for not keeping track of the dates, I mean, we’re in May already – MAY! I hadn’t realised a more-precious-than-gold-dust bank holiday was soon to be upon us, until a few days ago.

If you haven’t got anything planned to celebrate this long weekend and the promise of sun (finally) making an appearance, don’t worry. Artisan-FEST is an exciting place to be, where you can enjoy great food (see previous review here), goooood whisky courtesy of Mr Monkey Shoulder and solid musical vibes.

Artisan-FEST will take place on BOTH Bank Holiday Sundays in May, showcasing a range of bands, DJs and artists, including, on 6th May, Monkey Shoulder Whisky, who will bring their DJ cocktail trolley to the downstairs bar and terrace.

There will be an exciting array of entertainment throughout the venue, with bands and DJs playing at either end of the restaurant space, and in the downstairs bar.  A range of activities, including a craft club, will also be available to keep the little ones amused.


Open from midday onwards, with live music from 2pm until late, Artisan’s trademark sharing roasts will be available all day on Sunday, and the rest of the menu will be casual for the day.

Artisan is a loft space-style restaurant situated in Avenue North, 18-22 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BZ.  For more information, or to make a booking, hop on over to or call 0161832418 now.