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Gay Village

Chorlton & Canal Sts, Manchester, England
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Ranked #37 of 126 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lovely people, clubs exciting. Felt very safe would definitely go back to see if the same atmosphere when the Manchester Pride is not on. For a first time visiting the Gay Village my thoughts are that I would recommend it to all. We are just fifty and felt very welcome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Was incredible!!!great atmosphere and friendly event for gay people straight people or anyone in between jaha lots going on through day for family's! Caters for all! Bit pricey but one of best weekends ever hahaha !! Role on next year x

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was expecting big and exciting things about this Canal Street. We arrived on a Saturday night and decided to crawl the bars. The first bar we went into didn't even have stock left for the drinks we wanted but kept the empty bottles on show?!!¿! So that was a disappointment. A few other bars were okay but the music... More

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We went to Canal street on gay pride weekend. Everything was dirty and the toilets were disgusting in every place we went to. All of the bar staff looked miserable and most of them were quite rude, making the atmosphere a bit awkward. The security at GAY are some of the rudest people I have ever met, they insulted my... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Canal was very disappointing. Could do with a tidy up. Even though it was a Gay village, anyone could visit here. Nightlife around this area seems good though when we stayed we felt awkward to enter the bars/clubs in this area.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The bars down canal street were great although extremely overpriced, paid £17.50 for 4 vodka and oranges. Promoters in the street were also very annoying trying to get us to go into a bar that was quite clearly empty, wouldn't stop heckling. Would have been nice to just walk down the streets and not be targeted for promotions. The atmosphere... More

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Went to the gay village for a night out on a saturday night !! It was a summers evening , so everyone was sat outside next to the canal people watching ! We are a man and wife and we had a great night out ! Everyone was friendly and polite . Go down to take in the ambience or... More

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Ashington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Me and my partner are both from Newcastle and visited Manchester in June for 2 nights to visit the famous Canal street! it is an amazing experience! buzzing with great music and fab dance floors, plenty of pubs and clubs to choose from with plenty of friendly staff and bouncers! we hope to be back real soon for another fun... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The gay village is great. I was working down Canal St and it's just a cool place to be gay or straight. Some really nice restaurants and bars down there and nice green areas.

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