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Gay Village

Address: Chorlton & Canal Sts, Manchester, England
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Ranked #30 of 95 Attractions in Manchester
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Owner description: Centered around the Canal street area in Manchester is a thriving gay scene, which offers a...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is not the pleasant village scene as portrayed. There are many bars, there are many gays. If you are not gay you tend to be treated as from another planet. This is not a tourist attraction and certainly not fit for children. Generally, especially at night it is sordid and populated by shrieking effeminate individuals all attempting to grab... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Me and my female friend went in and ordered some drinks the manager served me and we sat down. My friends boyfriend was coming to join us so he went to the bar then walked over to us without his drink. He said he won't serve me cause am not a regular? I said did you not say you where... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

When we visited here it was quite quiet and a damp dull day which I know Canal street is not dull but would have got more of a feel for the place if the weather was better. The place seems like fun and very friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Very friendly atmosphere, feels like all fused together outside and it got difficult to see which tables belonged to which bar until you've realised no-one really cares. Bouncers could do with a personal manners course but that applies to many other places outside of gay village too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I was really surprised about all the gay bars and restaurants. So many gays, easy to talk to, fun. We seem to have lost that in Holland. Come back again, defininately

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

A quick, early evening visit to KIKI revealed it to be a very pleasant bar with a relaxed door policy and friendly bar staff. In truth it was very early and the place was really quiet so I perhaps have an affected view of the place which is not typical. Me and the wife had just popped in for a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

visited here on friday 5th december, unlike a lot of reviews the bouncers were the lest of our worries! got in no bother, wasn't that busy, ordered drinks which have to say despite asking for only a little mixer we still couldn,t taste the alcohol! given change that to our minds contained a fake note asked for change instead was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Our first stop was Kiki Bar - the atmoshphere wasn't great, not many people there (it was only 8pm though) but the food was 10/10. I actually can't express how nice my burger was - honestly one of the best I've had in a long time. Next we stopped at Bar Pop... one of our group made us stay for... More 

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