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Gay Village

Chorlton & Canal Sts, Manchester, England (Manchester City Centre)
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Ranked #36 of 121 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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Preston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

was mid week so quiet and lovely setting sat outside next to the canal. Staff in the bars were very polite and friendly.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This place is just so full of life, everybody was enjoying themselves. It really felt like everyone here was happy. The drinks are cheap (well the beer is) and the outdoors setting are great, especially under the sun :) also you may bump into a lot of drag queens :)

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liverpool
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16 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Had a fantastic time down canal street until I got to this club called G-a-y. What a joke of a place! They said that I couldn't come I because I didn't look like a regular???? A place like this needs to be down a shady back alley and Not on canal street!!!!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Happy Hour until 9pm on Fri and Sat it says outside! Inside bar staff say 'sorry it's ended early today' WFT... AVIOD THIS PLACE IN FUTURE - RIPPING GITS!

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waterfoot
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The Manchester Gay Village used to be a great area to visit. Folks felt it was the only "safe" part of a Manchester where they could go and relax without hassle. Now there is a feeling that things "aren't quite right" and if you are down there around midnight there seem to be groups of threatening folks waiting in every... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Regardless of your persuasions this place is buzzing of an evening and when the weather is good is brill to sit out on Canal Street. Something for everyone in the Gay Village.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Wow ... what can I say, great music, great atmosphere, great staff ... specially nicky , good value drinks ... Defo worth a visit or 3 ... Not a place to be missed! Xxx

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I've been on many a night out in the gay village over the past 6 or 7 years... I can't think of a bad one. Its cheap and its certainly cheery! Recommended if you wantto drink, dance a lot! And really let your hair down.. Completely unpretentious. Also some lovely dining during during the day, with seating outside in the... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I was in Manchester last week and enjoyed the Gay Village very much and I am from the southeast part of the US...definitely not a local. My group of gays and straights were nothing but welcomed to your beautiful community. I have lived in big cities. The bigger the gay ghetto, the more problems. And sorry, but many times it... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

well there is no surprise when i look at the comments on here Not a local you can't come in, plus u don't look gay” oh and if you do get in after buying a drink you get through out this is a Manchester gay bar i am gay how the hell can they categorize us they should be keeping... More

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