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Gay Village

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Address: Chorlton & Canal Sts, Manchester, England
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Description: Centered around the Canal street area in Manchester is a thriving gay...
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.
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Canal Street

Canal Street, the centre of the Manchester Gay Village, is a street in Manchester city centre in North West England. The pedestrianised street, which runs along the west side of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Canal Street, the centre of the Manchester Gay Village, is a street in Manchester city centre in North West England. The pedestrianised street, which runs along the west side of the Rochdale Canal, is lined with gay bars and restaurants. At night time, and in daytime in the warmer months, the street is filled with visitors, often including gay and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

lost its identity now.seems to be turning into a hen and stag do area ,bit like blackpool.lost any style it had.was very different years ago ,but better areas in Manchester to go now such as the northern quarter.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Coming originally from the south of England I expected Canal St to be a bit rough. During the day I met some guys who were happy to be on the tourist video I was doing and camped it up a bit. A night it looks great, all the lights on the cobblestones beside the canal. It is very concentrated, just... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

If you're in the market for a pink cowboy hat, an illuminating headband sold by a rotund Romanian, or a kick in the head, the village is for you! The advent of apps such as grindr coupled with a failure to evolve has caused many regulars of the village to take their business elsewhere. Decent cocktails and drinks are abundant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I just LOVE this place! So many bars and clubs to choose from to enjoy your night out. I was approached by a Drag Artisite outside one of the pubs, and on telling her it was my first ever visit to Canal Street, I was greeted with a loud and camp "Welcome to the club, honey!" The people are friendly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

What a fun, sweaty night of drinks and dancing capped off by vile street food at 3 am. You can concentrate your night crawl in this area and find plenty of cool places to go.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Have been to Manchester a few times and went here for a few drinks with friends, was a good night out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Great village atmosphere, & even in winter there are a lot of venues with lots of people around. Visited in summer and winter & like both. Fantastic to be able to wander about with friends between bars. Meeting new friends is easy with lots of friendly northerners around!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Only thing that is the problem is that some places do not let you in as you are "not regulars" this is only at a few bars.... Other than that it's a great night, straight, gay or bi

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

as we were not regulars ,wouldnt let us in.judging by the reviews that was a lucky escape for us.plenty of other places to visit

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