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Gay Village

Chorlton & Canal Sts, Manchester, England
+44 161 236 5529
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Must visit when in Manchester

Lovely and loving atmosphere everywhere you go. In the spring and summer especially, the area... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Superb evening

My partner and I drank here on a busy summer Saturday night and the place was buzzing. Loads of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Formby, 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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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“canal street” (149 reviews)
“great night” (82 reviews)
Chorlton & Canal Sts, Manchester, England
+44 161 236 5529
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely and loving atmosphere everywhere you go. In the spring and summer especially, the area rejuvenates. Fresh as ever.

Thank anna_loughton
Reviewed 4 days ago

My partner and I drank here on a busy summer Saturday night and the place was buzzing. Loads of friendly people all out to have a great time. Can't wait to go again.

Thank Sprost1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went there with different groups of friends for a few times, every time left with cheerful experience. Lovely gay couples sat together and were very friendly. There were funny but proper drag queen shows while in Christmas time. And it is a very place of...More

Thank Jass R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After eating in the city we decided to visit the Village to sit outside for drinks on a very hot afternoon in Canal Street. Plenty of bars, but sadly some have closed down. The atmosphere was good and the outside tables in a tree lined...More

Thank OldBear
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere here absolutely loved it here. Anything goes which we loved ( our husbands not so keen) great people highly recommend a night out here

Thank Mandy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really cool safe space for all. Definitely less busy than a few years ago but a few of the old favourites are still nice and busy Friday and Saturday nights.

Thank Dean R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to go and let of some steam. Been there lots and lots. Great toilets. Hotel was nice but didn't get much sleep if you know what I mean like. Bum bum z z z

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Calling it a village may be a little bit confusing as it's actually a street full of bars and rainbow flags. The happy hour deals here are pretty good tho if you wanna sit and grab a few drinks with friends while enjoying the breeze...More

Thank ysafood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the easiest review I've ever done. Great place and great people. The only thing was .. it rained (surprise surprise).

Thank Raymond B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked our apartment because it was close to this area. We also wanted to pay our respects to the menory of Alan Turing so we visited his statue when we arrived, and just before we left. The Gay Village is like similar places everywhere...More

Thank LindseyRAuckland
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Jo G
Girl in 30's on business trip and have been booked into Velvet hotel. Will I be safe in the vicinity and what can I expect In the evenings when I get back from the various functions I'm due to attend. All advice welcome. Thanks
20 June 2017|
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Response from Shaunx10 | Reviewed this property |
The General area is very Safe. and 'Gay Village' very safe. Although the surrounding areas can be a bit uncomfortable if you're not used to may 'drunks'. So to avoid - get Uber app asap and it will cost you a few £££s from... More
Hi can anyone please recommend the best bar for crossdressers in canal street please as it's my first time going and first time dressed in public many thanks
13 June 2017|
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Response from Dawn E | Reviewed this property |
Hi I don't think you'll have a problem with any of the bars in canal Street. There were many cross dressers, welcome in all of the bars from what I seen. Have a great time.
Is it ok for crossdressers please or will I be judged
12 June 2017|
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Response from nickfranklin100 | Reviewed this property |
It's a good question. Cross dressers tend to frequent napoleons. I've never been in on x20 years on the scene. Sparkle weekend is coming up. Plenty of groups to meet and join - just google