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Gay Village

Chorlton & Canal Sts, Manchester, England
+44 161 236 5529
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Did someone say "lively party atmosphere"?

Canal Street and the surrounding area is absolutely brimming with gay bars and clubs, and a host of... read more

Reviewed today
antoinjstrachan
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London, United Kingdom
A Great Night Out

We visited here while visiting friends in Manchester as it was highly recommended to us. We were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TracenTez
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Bolsover, United Kingdom
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Centered around the Canal street area in Manchester is a thriving gay scene, which offers a plethora of bars, clubs, restaurants and other nighttime venues for gays and straights alike.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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“canal street” (157 reviews)
“great night” (85 reviews)
“bars and clubs” (18 reviews)
LOCATION
Chorlton & Canal Sts, Manchester, England
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+44 161 236 5529
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"canal street"
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"great night"
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"bars and clubs"
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"pride weekend"
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"drag queens"
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"cheap drinks"
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"great atmosphere"
in 48 reviews
"saturday night"
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"city centre"
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"churchill"
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"venues"
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Reviewed today

Canal Street and the surrounding area is absolutely brimming with gay bars and clubs, and a host of restaurants, and cafes. If you're really looking for a fun night out, there's just about any kind of night-life to find and explore here. People appear to...More

Thank antoinjstrachan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here while visiting friends in Manchester as it was highly recommended to us. We were welcomed by bar staff and the compere and host Bonna Petite and also by other customers and immediately felt at home. There was a good variety of drinks...More

Thank TracenTez
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used to love canal st so while in Manchester this week decided to re visit Won't bother again. Visited on a Thursday 3 bars packed and rest empty Seems to have lost the feeling and atmosphere it had a few years ago,it's just like any...More

2  Thank Kingfisher100
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Always the best night been going here for years and never seen a fight everyone is safe and happy and enjoying there time out it is exactly what I want when I go out drinks are reasonable and people and fun gets alot of tourist

2  Thank umbellift17
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Always one of the best nights out in the city. Only down side are the hen parties that are screaming and shouting.

1  Thank Tim R
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

My partner and I had a great time sampling out the bars and clubs in the area! Very friendly drag queens that did fun acts, lots of great music to dance to, and drink specials. Granted, there are a lot of straight people that will...More

1  Thank Zantosa
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Everyone's straight? They should consider changing the name of this village. It is highly misleading.

2  Thank Kyrics P
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Went in on Saurday night & was deliberately over-charged by the black bar man attempting to make a few extra pounds for himself. Avoid at all costs.

2  Thank fjgktndn
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

What an absolutely brilliant night !!! Travelled from Blackpool with group of friends, looked after by staff particularly manager ? Ros . Very welcoming and friendly - brilliant DJ and Karaoke !!! What was going to be a quick drink ended as a 1 am...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Myself and my boyfriend went to Manchester for afew nights nd w stumbled upon the gay village. We went into the ONEbar for a drink and we did not get a good welcome at all! The barman was rude and grunted at us. He looked...More

5  Thank jaysomers111
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Stephen H
22 March 2018|
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Response from Tom H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Stephen, I would say drinks are generally the same price as anywhere else outside of the village.
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19 February 2018|
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Response from Bitonastick | Reviewed this property |
Sunday is fairly busy but Monday is quieter. There are students out in the week. Via or bar pop are usually busy. GAY has cheap drinks in the week. Also oscars is great if you like gin, it’s fairly small so doesn’t need to... More
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helencd4
11 February 2018|
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Response from lsjhu02 | Reviewed this property |
It's quiet on a Tuesday night....
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