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Gay Village

Chorlton & Canal Sts, Manchester, England (Manchester City Centre)
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Ranked #26 of 118 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 April 18, 2014 NEW

Quite a few places refused my friends and I entry because we were a group! Most of them claimed its because we're not local or known to management! Its pretty shocking considering most gay people want equal rights! Personally it works both ways and thats coming from a gay man!!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My first terrible review on trip advisor. Such a shame what has happened to the place over the last 2-3 years since I have been in Manchester, used to be an alternative, friendly night out. Now it's just a place to watch the bouncers at G-A-Y attacked people because they are straight. If people think homophobia is bad, go and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fabulous staff best bar in village great cocktails. Highly recommended. Music was great such warm. And welcoming. Bar. If want great night out lots fun Kikki bar the the place To.go we be going again also void other part of club is excellent. Night out

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I think my title review outlines my personal review of this place. Couldn't even get past the rude door staff because I'm not a local nor do I look gay. Can someone explain to me why they are turning away money? Still their loss, the money myself & friends spent went to any other club and as I was refused... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Im getting married next month (a same sex marriage) and having my sten do in Manchester. All but 2 places refused us entry because we were a group 'celebrating' as most people do. We were also told because we were not 'local' management refused us entry. The night wasn't a total disaster thanks to view and new York New York.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Love canal street, always my choice of place to go in mancs. People are friendly, usually no trouble. But yet again, I'd had 4 drinks and was told I wasn't allowed back into GAY? The lady bouncer said her manager had radioed from inside to tell me I was too drunk? Disgusting! Third time this has happened, first time it... More

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anyalya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Canal street is not all that firstly the new union has got to be one of the worst bars I have ever been in to .. the toilets are disgusting and the water is cold and hand dryer does not work .. I reported to staff who was very rude to me and my partner . There was a group... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Absolutely welcoming from the door team to the bar team made my friend and I very welcome the show team were great. A definite for our next visit thank you to our hosts Paul and Owen xxx

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Ive been to G A Y twice with my best mate now. I was extremely nervous about going in due to the bad reviews but we tried it nonetheless and werent disappointed. Bouncers are understandably tough on entrance, with us both getting searched but that was a quick and painless process. Once in we were met with a clean and... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My partner and I came here for a night out and very much enjoyed ourselves. The atmosphere as a whole is fun and exciting. We would definitely come back again.

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