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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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Open-minded and friendly

Open-minded and friendly atmosphere, huge variety of gay pubs and bars, cheap alcohol. Nice to sit outside by the canal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Lauren S
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Open-minded and friendly atmosphere, huge variety of gay pubs and bars, cheap alcohol. Nice to sit outside by the canal.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I am a straight women who is married, and on several attempts I have tried to get into this night club with my Husband. And we have always been told we can't come in because the bouncer doesn't know us. It's more like because we're not GAY!! I think this disgusting if a gay couple were knocked back anywhere it... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Things have changed here in my opinion. The street used to be a really enjoyable place to go out, but I find now as its not a novelty any more that there seems to be very little draw.... It's just sections of the community (young, bears, leather etc) have their own overcrowded watering holes. Plus parking is a nightmare and... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Have had several brilliant nights out here in the Gay village, out with work colleagues, and a couple of hen parties. And Every time we have had a ball! The people are so friendly and we spent a lot of the time chatting to the many other parties celebrating birthdays, hen parties and exchanging photos. If you visit in the... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

have been acouple of times on a night out. Always a great time, friendly people and the bard are all kepy as nice as can be considering the ammount of poelple that have been in the street at the time. Never any trouble that ive noticed and always something new and exciting going on to get people involved. also a... More 

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Went with the girls had a fab time was made to feel welcome in all bar s lovely street great restaurants great atmosphere definitely should go went in Manchester

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

As a gay man, Manchester's Canal Street is a definite must-see and must-visit destination when visiting the North-west and indeed, the UK. The diversity of venues is huge. There is something for everyone. Mancunians are an incredibly friendly bunch with Canal Street an exceptionally safe place to express and enjoy yourself. THANK YOU MANCHESTER'S GAY VILLAGE!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

What makes this place make me want to come back time and time again, it could be, when lea the doorman gives friendly smile and waves me in, it could be, the barman that are overworked and under tipped, it could be the music that keeps me dancing, it could be the smoking area on the roof, or the clientele... More 

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Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Went on April 25th had an amazing time, was my first visit to canal street went for my daughter and daughter in law to be's hen night, had an amazing time especially in kiki's and view. The atmosphere was brilliant. Cannot wait to go again

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I would not go back to this venue if you paid me. It's a shame this venue converted from Spirit to it's current incarnation. The door staff are dreadful, the music is shocking and the clientele are just as bad. Avoid - just don't waste your money. Is this what Canal Street has come to? Bring back Manto and Paradise... More 

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