An alcohol-free bar has announced plans to host a winter residency in the city centre throughout December, which will feature music, festive drinks and, of course, mince pies.
Love From was created by podcast host Karl Considine earlier this year and debuted with a pop-up space within the city's Kampus neighbourhood on Aytoun Street for ten days in October. The space featured cocktail masterclasses and art workshops and was designed to create a sober space for people to socialise without alcohol.
The venture will return to Kampus once again for December - with a winter tint on proceedings. This time the Love From pop-up will take place at the recently-opened General Stores and will feature festive mocktails, alcohol-free mulled wine and plenty of good vibes every Wednesday to Sunday across the month just in time for Christmas and the New Year.
Founder Karl, who is an Alcohol Change UK (ACUK) Ambassador and has now been sober for more than two and a half years, previously told the M.E.N: “We’re creating a space for people to connect in a setting that serves super tasty alcohol-alternative drinks coupled with hosting awesome events.”
Posting on Instagram, Love From said: “Ho Ho Holy Moly - BIG NEWS - Love From alcohol-free bar are back for Christmas! Following the huge success of the recent pop-up at @kampusmcr - @love.fromco have teamed up with the wonderful @generalstores_ for a festive alcohol-free pop up bar down at the gorgeous new shiny store at Kampus!
“Expect delicious festive cocktails, alcohol-free mulled wine and maybe even a mince pie or two! Opening on 1st December seeing you right through Christmas to NYE, we'll be open Wednesday to Sunday from 1pm to 10pm.”
Not only that, but Love From will also be hosting its own Christmas Party at Feel Good Club in the Northern Quarter on December 16. The event, which will cost £5 to enter, will feature a 'boozeless' bash featuring DJ Aimee Waite and festive non-alcoholic cocktails. There will also be prizes for the best Christmas jumpers in attendance, too.
The Love From pop-up space will be at the General Stores venue at Kampus on Chorlton Street (M1 3FY) from December 1 to 31 from 1pm to 10pm.