A giant pig from The Blue Pig Bar has gone on a rampage around Manchester city centre and anyone who discovers his whereabouts could win a trip for two to Paris.


The prize-winning blue pig can be found roaming the streets of Manchester from Saturday 28th September, in the lead up to The Blue Pig Bar’s first birthday celebrations, which culminate in a weird and wonderful party on Thursday October 3rd.


Those who discover the cheeky blue pig are being encouraged to take pictures of themselves with him and upload them to The Blue Pig Bar’s social media pages using the hashtag #BluePigBar, and they will automatically be entered into a draw to win one of 50 prizes of food and drink, including a weekend trip for two to Paris.


The Pig can be found at five different locations across Manchester during the week leading up to the birthday event, and daily clues will be given out on Facebook and Twitter so that people can track down his whereabouts.


The winners will be announced at The Blue Pig Bar’s First Birthday Party – where guests are invited to enter the curious world of The Blue Pig, to unveil a warming winter menu, premium cocktails and decadent new surroundings.


Live music on the night will be provided by the eclectic Gypsies of Bohemia, who have toured all over the UK and played at Glastonbury, Latitude, and alongside well known artists such as Plan B, Imelda May, Guy Garvey and Jesca Hoop, they will be followed by a DJ set from Gimme Shelter.


The Blue Pig Bar is a weird and wonderful drinking den in the Northern Quarter, where people come to drink and dance in to the night.


Follow The Blue Pig Bar on Facebook  or twitter @TheBluePigMCR for details of the competition and party. For bookings please call The Blue Pig Bar 0161 832 0630.

To enter the competition:

  1. Take a picture of yourself next to The Pig between Saturday 28th – Weds 2nd October and upload the picture to either Facebook, twitter and/or Instagram.
  2. Tag the photo with #BLUEPIGBAR to be entered in to the prize draw
  3. Each day clues will be provided on social media so that you can track down The Pig’s whereabouts.
  4. Every tagged picture featuring The Blue Pig uploaded during the week qualifies as an entry to the prize draw to win one of 50 prizes, including a trip to Paris.
  5. The draw will take place on the evening of Thursday 1st October at around 8pm


The prizes available include:

20 X 10% discounts

20 X free cocktails/glass of wine/beer

5 X Sharing platters

4 X dinner for two (Up to the value of £50)

1 X weekend for two in Paris


About The Blue Big Bar

Discover the curious world of The Blue Pig Bar, a weird and wonderful place nestled in the heart of the Northern Quarter where people come to drink and dance in to the night.


The Blue Pig Bar, 69 High St Manchester M4 1FS

Tel: 0161 832 0630


Opening hours:


Sun – Thurs: 10am – 11pm

Fri – Sat: 10 am – 1am


For more information visit:

Facebook: /bluepigmanchester

Twitter: @TheBluePigMcr

Instagram: @BluePigMCR

Pinterest: thebluepig


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Lisa Hollinshead
Editor & Director

Boss lady over here at Social 101. Lover of all things that inspire creativity, individuality and happiness! Former party gal, now mama to a beautiful baby boy!

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