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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.
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Chorlton & Canal Sts, Manchester, England
+44 161 236 5529
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wandered down here late afternoon on a sunny Saturday afternoon and it was really busy and a great atmosphere. We decided we would call in on our way home after going to the Comedy club. It spans a couple of streets and is full of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank blondiebee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had such a fantastic time that we didn’t go anywhere else the three days we were here. Great atmosphere friendly people and superb entertainment absolutely loved everything about the Gay Village hope to return one day. If you’re going to Manchester it’s a must!!

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank joannap745
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely, welcoming and friendly street to see the fantastic world of the gay village life where you will see drag queens chatting to beefy bears, muscle Mary’s and twinks. It’s one of the friendliest streets I’ve come across that is so welcoming...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank poppiesbrother
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely 'street café' atmosphere on a sunny afternoon, though major building work on the other side of the canal has made it feel a lot more claustrophobic than it used to. Decent selection of bars of an evening, though many are closed midweek. Ask for...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank NicoleCadmium
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly, vibrant, and welcoming to all. Great bars and coffee shops. Nice to walk through during the day and always guarantees a good night out

Date of experience: July 2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on Sunday 7th July. It was good to go for a walk along Canal Street and see everybody out enjoying themselves on a Sunday afternoon.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed July 17, 2019

There are loads of cafes, restaurants and bars to suit every taste. The staff and customers are helpful and friendly, and there are free shows in lots of the bars.

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank KittyKatVentures
Reviewed July 16, 2019

There isnt that many places that except everyone for who therey are, wether they are Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Trans, Queer .etc but in the Village everyone loves everybody, no matter size, race or sexuality. Love it so so so much.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank _jamesmichaelokeefe_
Reviewed June 21, 2019 via mobile

Sadly, the villages best days are behind it. Overpriced drinks which lead to the bars being very quiet, lots of straight hen and stag parties on a Saturday night, homeless and drug users milling about, only New York, Paddy's and Via are worth visiting. Things...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank MetalheadManchester
Reviewed June 21, 2019

It used to be a daily occurrence to see me strutting down canal street in my high heels but the past few years it has not been as good as it used to be, the atmosphere is not as good

Date of experience: May 2019
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June 22, 2019|
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Response from Ian L | Reviewed this property |
Hi I am sure all will be ok. One thing I noticed was how friendly people were and not a troublesome area Go for it a experience
December 30, 2018|
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Response from Jacquie C | Reviewed this property |
I think it's quite clear from my post that anyone could have a good time in Canal Street. Whether it's comfortable or not will depend largely upon what you're wearing... stillettos or pumps!
August 27, 2018|
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Response from TracenTez | Reviewed this property |
Many bars, pubs & clubs in and around the village, quite a few have boards outside with info about drinks offers. Also could ask around when you get there,lots of friendly locals with local knowledge. Enoy.