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“the best night” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gay Village

Gay Village
Chorlton & Canal Sts, Manchester, England
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Ranked #35 of 81 Attractions in Manchester
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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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.
manchester uk
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“the best night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

this is the best night out in manchester you could have ,everyone is so easy going ,i have been lots of times never seen any trouble or violence ,everyone so freindly.

Visited September 2013
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“G-A-Y bouncers were just unreasonable!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

As a regular visitor to the village, I took a work party and some friends down there. We had a brilliant night as I usually do apart from GAY...... My whole group (who are regular drinkers) had 4 drinks before going there and they point blank refused entry to the only other gay asian member of our group.. For 'looking too drunk'????
He hadn't even spoken and was a little fresh as you would be after 4 drinks but simply DID NOT deserve to be refused, he wasn't causing any trouble or being too loud, I was disgusted by this and tried to say he was with us and we had all been let in but the bouncer just was not having it...
I have just read a similar review here...maybe the bouncers need some further training?

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“Tacky area”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Now slightly rough and full of bars that have seen better days. Needs a good tidy up. G.A.Y bar staff very offensive and rude. They need a wake up call that the customer is number 1 priority.

Visited August 2013
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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“Gay village 10 Oscars 0”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Had a great night in Manchester gay village fab atmosphere most people extremely friendly however I would just like to comment that our friend had been to Oscars before and wanted to show us and have a little drink, as was the theme for the night. We walked in and began seating ourselves about as there were only two other people in the bar when the few at the bar were asked how many of you are there to which we replied about 15. The twit behind bar who was clearly struggling with any kind of customer service said well sorr we can't take groups, people have to book in? Please!!,,, Our friend tried to say we were only staying for one drink and what time was he expecting this Group he said around 7 at this point to was 6.30!!! What is it with some people. If they can turn away a good £70-80 good luck to them! Either way we decided to leave why should they take our well earned money? Just dam rude and really really NOT worth the visit!! There were plenty of other places and a Good night was had by all it was just a pity Oscars let the village down in terms of hospitality?

Visited November 2013
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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“An excellent oasis of hedonistic fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I used to be a frequent visitor to the Gay Village back in the mid 90's when it was literally just Canal Street.
What can I say, I went at the end of October for an overnight stay to visit a friend and it was amazing.
The choice of bars is staggering. Something for everyone and it certainly had me thinking why i moved back from Manchester.
I would recommend this to anyone for a cheeky pint or a night out.
Make sure you pop into G-A-Y. something for everyone in there.

Visited October 2013
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