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Gay Village

Chorlton & Canal Sts, Manchester, England
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Ranked #40 of 129 Attractions in Manchester
Type: Neighborhoods
Owner description: Centered around the Canal street area in Manchester is a thriving gay scene, which offers a plethora of bars, clubs, restaurants and other nighttime... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Visited the bar on Saturday evening a small group of 5 ladies celebrating a friends 35th birthday. The bar was recommended as we are members of a dance school and as the venue is themed on musicals it would be perfect. The doorman refused entry after enquiring about our orientation. What a shame I thought in this day and age... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Wow thought I'd never put a header like that. But on a visit to Manchester with my friend we found that the Village looked run down and shoddy and very over priced. I used to live in Manchester up until 10 years ago when I moved down south. I was in Manchester in 2012 visiting family and the village was... More

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed my visit to Gay VIllage! The atmosphere was just awesome, people were so nice and there was just a lot going on! Tons of great restaurants and I really enjoyed sitting at the terrace by the river. I think it's a must for everyone visiting Manchester.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

If i could vote zero i would. I was enjoying myself surrounded by friendly people when i was rudley interrupted by a security woman who accused me of throwing something of the balcony. I politley repied and said i haddnt done anything, in fact i haddent even had time to buy a drink. I told the woman she had the... More

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York, United Kingdom
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A quiet night in the Village Peaceful seating near Canal Friendly bar staff Just felt too much focusing on gender and orientation A first in Uk A very attractive area but felt being asked about my orientation quite invasive and irrelevant Surely that is what this vibrant area stands for toleration and acceptance Being labelled different and curtly being denied... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went here for pride and i had a fantastic experience I would definitely reccomend visiting this place.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Heterophopic to me and partner having a lovely romantic night at the velvet spoilt by obnoxious very biased bouncers the gay community were very friendly but felt very unwelcome here disgusting !!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

I went to GAY and took a group of my friends, they are all straight however I am not. We weren't allowed inside because we didn't look like regulars, even though I've been in several times. It was clear to see that it was because we were a group of guys and girls who looked straight. I understand the need... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Been a few times and love it....always a good night, never fails......even through the week theirs a party going on somewhere in the village...from day to night...they just party and have such a great time.....everyone around in the village are just so lovely....go out for a good night feel safe, and know your going to have a good time....

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

I was escorted off the premises as someone accused me of being sick in the club, with no evidence! I was not, and I am truly offended by this and the lack of communication from any sort of 'management' in regards to this issue! It feels like it may be an exclusive club with only elite members accepted and if... More

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