Every week we’ll be giving Joes the best things to do this weekend no matter where you are in the country. Whether it’s the best new bars, clubs, restaurants, films or events, we’ve got you covered!
Things to Do This Weekend in London
Carnaby Street Eat
Saturday 3rd June. Free.
Soho and Carnaby Street are always worth a weekend stroll but this weekend particularly so. The annual Street Eat takes place this Saturday with 30 of Carnaby Street’s restaurants, bars and cafés serving up their treats. You can dine al fresco on picnic tables stretched down Carnaby Street or recline in the relaxing summer chill out area in the Newburgh Quarter.
There’s 30 stalls in total with the likes of Tapas Brindisa, Cinnamon Soho, Mother Mash, Le Bab and Pizza Pilgrims all be on duty, with most offering £5 taster dishes and exclusive on-the-day offers. There’ll also be live music and entertainment throughout the day!
Location: Carnaby Street, W1F 9PB. Nearest Station: Oxford Circus.
The Food Truck Festival
Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th June.
But if you need to do a spot of shopping as well as plough through some pulled pork, to celebrate London Food Month, Westfield Stratford are hosting a Food Truck Festival this weekend with some of London’s best restaurants and street food vendors serving up delicious dishes or tasty cocktails.
You’ll be able feast on some mouth-watering slow-cooked meats at Pulled, refreshing ice cream and froyo at Yorica, modern Lebanese at Comptoir Libanais and fresh smoothies, juices and super food bowls at Elephant Juice. There’ll also be some cooking and cocktail masterclasses at The Kitchen, with appearances from some of the capital’s best chefs.
Location: Westfield Stratford, Montfichet Road, E20 1EJ. Nearest Tube: Stratford.
Things to Do This Weekend in Manchester
Manchester Rum Festival
Saturday 3rd June. £16.
Manchester’s first and only dedicated rum festival hits the city this weekend. Featuring over 40 different rum brands across 15 stalls, there’ll be an abundance of cocktails to enjoy and live music in one of Manchester’s biggest rum bars, Revolution de Cuba. A ticket to the event comes with a welcome drink and samples.
But if you don’t fancy a ticket to the whole day, the Manchester Rum Festival will also be hosting two Caribbean brunches filled with food, drinks and feel-good music. Home Sweet Home will be getting into the rum festival spirit from 10am with an exclusive Caribbean style brunch hosted by Pusser’s Rum, while across town, The Pen and Pencil will be hosting its own take on a Caribbean brunch with rum favourite Chairman’s Reserve.
Location: Revolution de Cuba, 11 Peter Street, M2 5QR.
Things to Do This Weekend in Bristol
BEats Street Food Party
Friday 2nd June. Free.
Another town, another street food festival. This time it’s the turn of Bristol and the BEats team, a group of passionate street food vendors aiming to blend the South West’s best new street food offerings with vibrant markets. This Friday they’re heading to King Street for the first of two street food parties for 2017.
Tastes will come from all over the world with the likes of Sri-Licious serving up the best Sri Lankan cuisine Bristol has to offer and The Little Taquero offering some Mexican street grub. While the likes of Wild & Rustic will also be on duty if you’re just after a juicy burger.
Location: King Street, BS1 4EQ.
Things to Do This Weekend in Birmingham
Drink at Bourne & Co.
Tuesdays – Sunday.
If you’re looking for a place to drink in the Birmingham area this weekend, look no further than Bourne & Co., one of our favourite speakeasy’s in the UK. Dark and moody, and hard to find, Bourne and Co. is one of the best places in Brum for cocktails and is a real hidden gem in the city.
The atmosphere is great thanks to the 1920s décor and the fact it’s pretty much always full, and as well as the impressive cocktail list there’s even a good number of craft beers for those Joes who like to keep things strictly hoppy.
Location: 7 Suffolk Street, Queensway, B1 1LT.