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Address: Chorlton & Canal Sts, Manchester, England
Phone Number:
+44 161 236 5529
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Centered around the Canal street area in Manchester is a thriving gay...

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.

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Stayed in a hotel in this location, this village is fascinating. The Christmas lights here were a treat to see, full of bars which are very popular.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
jfirstone
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was all about the being there for a friend to experience their new world. However even though I was straight it had to have been one of the most enjoyable weekends I have ever had with my friends there. Such a fab place to go and enjoy yourself so much to do and drink :-)

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Thank Castle1972
St Helens, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was obviously not so good as it is supposed to be at night. But never mind, Canal Street in which most of the Gay Village is located runs parallel with a Canal which goes to Rochdale or to Ashton under Lyne

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1 Thank BrianB321
manchester
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The fact that they say gay area is right but many many straight people also go here as it has got many bars and eating houses with some very good clubs.do not worry about going here because it is great st night with great venues.

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Thank eyarManchester
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111 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We strolled over to take a look at this place- I definitely recommend coming here on a good day with no rain and try to come when it's not a holiday since I imagine it's a bustling nice area to walk around. High yield: Charming part of Manchester with rainbow flags, gay bars, lanterns and warm feel, check out Alan... More 

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Thank Sandy J
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

St8 or Gay you can always find a place to spend time with friends good selection of bars and music too suit all tastes downside is plastic glasses outside no bottles either and always the idiot trying to spoil your night if you let them just don't lol

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Thank Ronald W
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in a hotel in this location, this village is fascinating. The Christmas lights here were a treat to see, full of bars which are very popular.

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Thank jfirstone
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Met friends here and was really looking forward to it. We visited a couple of bars and was mostly good... however- when we went in "Bar Pop" the bar tender was rude and should definetly find a new job where he doesnt have to be near people! We tried to go in to GAY but were told very clearly no... More 

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1 Thank haylsandcj
Manchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

It's called the Gay Village but everyone is welcome and most of the bars and restaurants are just that little bit special. Good food and prices that won't break the bank. We go down there about once a month and always come away laughing. Book an overnight stay close by to really get involved

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Thank Loveatingout49
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Had a many a brilliant weekend in the village, everytime, bars all with well mannered staff. Everyone happy and having a good time

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Thank Julie S
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Really good if you're looking for a good night out whether you're gay or straight! My only downside would be that a lot of the bars are a bit too strict on entry, they would't let my gay friend in because they said he was 'too straight'. I understand they don't want trouble but sometimes they take it a bit... More 

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