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Gay Village

Chorlton & Canal Sts, Manchester, England
+44 161 236 5529
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A great night out

A brilliant atmosphere. First time we'd visited Canal Street and hadn't a clue what to expect. We... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
maryWestYorkshire
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west yorkshire
Al fresco drinking

There is apparantly a part of this street for older people and another for theyounger. The end near... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
graham e
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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“canal street” (158 reviews)
“great night” (86 reviews)
“bars and clubs” (18 reviews)
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Chorlton & Canal Sts, Manchester, England
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+44 161 236 5529
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A brilliant atmosphere. First time we'd visited Canal Street and hadn't a clue what to expect. We felt safe, welcome and had a great night

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Reviewed 6 days ago

There is apparantly a part of this street for older people and another for theyounger. The end near Piccadilly is for the more mature! Plenty of pubs and bars and outdoor seating . very chilled in the daytime but gets lively a night,

Thank graham e
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The grandly titled Gay Village is a Manchester landmark and was made famous by the groundbreaking TV series Queer As Folk, but in the cold light of day it's a real disappointment. Doubtless a late night stroll would have captured more of the famed vibe,...More

Thank John F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time in Gay Village and in a gay bar whatsoever. I went there with an open mind looking to see different expressions of love. One of the clubs seemed friendly, and felt welcomed by the staff. It was good fun and...More

Thank Andruta I
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here and I didn’t get served for a long time because I was a woman and I was of different ethnic origin. I ordered a drink and they got it wrong and refused to change it - the manager then snatched my water...More

Thank Tina C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This area along canal street in Manchester is world famous for a good time. Something for everyone. Lots of bars and clubs to choose from. Also restaurants and take away shops. Even a has a hotel if you need accommodation although Manchester has lots of...More

Thank Ross G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Manchester's Gay Village, and Canal Street in particular, hit the national consciousness as a result of the groundbreaking Channel 4 drama Queer as Folk in the late 90s. It showed gay men actually enjoying themselves, living their lives freely, and daring to be themselves. As...More

1  Thank mikkjel_dag
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn’t expect to be physically harmed by staff. It was eiter kiki or void staff who did it but as I was entering void one of the staff dressed in drag thought it would be hilarious to ‘nipple cripple’ me. This in turn caused a...More

1  Thank Richard H
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Reviewed May 19, 2018

As a group of 50 year old couples we always enjoy out trips to the village. Great atmosphere and music in all the venues. Always feel safe and the welcome is fantastic.

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Reviewed May 18, 2018

The gay village is now pedestrianised meaning everyone can have a pleasant walk through along the canal during the day . Very busy in the evening

Thank Alan W
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kirstyadwick
May 28, 2018|
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Response from Howard B | Reviewed this property |
The village is "open" every night. Obviously there is more going on over a weekend but any night is good especially if the weather stays as good as it is at the moment.
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LellieBirmingham
May 16, 2018|
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Response from kysanderson | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes there castlefield spinnigfields and the northern quarter all nice places
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Stephen H
March 22, 2018|
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Response from Tom H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Stephen, I would say drinks are generally the same price as anywhere else outside of the village.
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