Vanilla

Vanilla, Manchester: Hours, Address, Vanilla Reviews: 3/5

Thursday
7:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Friday
4:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Sunday
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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Darcib
1 contribution
It's the staff that let this club down not the clients , and thets a big shame as I certainly won't enter that place a
Sep 2021
Bar staff are very rude and no customer service skills ... nowt about them at all ....there attitude stinks and could all do with some re training.
Written September 18, 2021
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sasha ripley
1 contribution
‘Get THAT out of here’
Jun 2021 • Family
My sister and I were in Manchester for the weekend. Came to vanilla and were greeted happily by the door staff. We witnessed the door staff telling many women and men they wouldn’t be allowed in the club If they were not obviously gay women. Even a group of girls with one boy friend. On entering the club we were served several times by bar staff. On receiving our last round of drinks (we had bought several for the staff who had been drinking with us), the member of the barstaff bringing our drinks to our tables told us these would be our last drinks and we must leave on finishing them. We were not given a reason as to why. My sister went to the toilet before we left and when waiting for her by the toilet I was approached by the bar manager who told me I had to leave the club immediately, again with no reason as to why. I stated I was not leaving my sister in a club in a city we were not familiar with and asked if I could leave when she was finished. The manager called the door staff and asked her to escort me out of the club leaving my sister with no idea what had happened or where I was. They escorted me to the door with the manager pushing me the entire way. she pushed me at the door staff with a finger in my back saying ‘get that out of here’. Degrading and disgusting. Being called ‘that’ and treated in this way had me leaving the place crying. The door staff tried to get to the bottom of why I had been treated this way but as soon as my sister appeared we left the vicinity and left Manchester. It was humiliating and degrading and I hope no one ever goes there and is treated in such a way. This experience will scar me for life
Written June 15, 2021
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Lisa M
Stockport, UK31 contributions
Awful rude staff. Worst gay bar ever
May 2021 • Couples
We waited outside for 15minutes to finally get seated at the end of someone’s table. No one came over to serve us for 20minutes!! We told the manager we hadn’t been served and she said, “well it’s table service,” still no one came over. Then the security guy came over and asked us to move tables!! We ended up leaving still not had a drink?! What a total joke. Also the music was terrible, never again!
Written June 5, 2021
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Ryan F
1 contribution
Don’t come to this place RUDE STAFF.
May 2021 • Friends
Think you need to sort out you’re rude bar staff. We was seated to our table last night in some corner then was waiting 20mins nobody even came over to serve us so I went over being nice saying “can somebody please serve us and to be told by the lady with Afro curly hair don’t even speak to my bar staff”!! Think she needs to sort her attitude out if use want custom.
Written May 23, 2021
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Ony
1 contribution
Disgusting manager
Mar 2020 • Solo
It's my first time in Manchester..It's the first and last time I come here ... I went for a drink about 8:30 in the afternoon (apart from the face she had, depressed, not wanting to work and it's a manager..) (fence manager) and then I went to another bar ... when I came back at night I see the manager told the porters not to let me in until the porters themselves were surprised by the decision of their supervisor ... their problem is their girlfriend, it turns out that the manager she was jealous of myself or she was afraid that I would take his girlfriend or something , but it is not a reason for not to let me in, you have to separate the work with the relationships you have outside of work .. I am going to spend my money and have a good time in your bar and they receive you like this (well honey if you don't want to take your girlfriend away, don't take her out on the street) leave her at home
Written March 7, 2020
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anima1.animus3
1 contribution
Where the girls are but the women aren't?
Aug 2019
Went in on Thursday for the first time on the way home from work to see if this was somewhere I would like to go with friends on the weekend. I arrived about 7:30 to find the place empty, and asked if I could order a cocktail. The girl behind the bar told me that they didn’t do cocktails much. “Really?!” I asked surprised because the landing page for the bar on the internet is their cocktail menu, and indeed the signage outside advertises cocktails, and she was standing in front of a bar of liquor. She asked what I was after, and when I said a mojito (which was on the menu), she told me that they didn’t do that. So I took the “hint” and left the two staff to enjoy their empty bar. I was disappointed given that the reviews had mentioned the friendly service (which would have to offset the undeniably dated décor). I do not know why I was refused service, but can only assume it was because I was over 40?! If so, this means that while Vanilla may be advertised as where the girls are, it is clearly where the women aren’t wanted.
Written August 16, 2019
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Twiggy
6 contributions
Amazing management
Jul 2019 • Friends
Vanilla is a fanatic vibe, we came down on a Wednesday and Steph was so welcoming and really looked after us. We had such a great night :)
Written July 3, 2019
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Go559004
12 contributions
Can't wait to go back to Vanilla!
Sep 2018 • Solo
I had the most amazing time in Manchester because of this bar and the ladies running it! It was my first time in the city - I was there for a conference and didn't know anyone. I thought about checking out Vanilla since it is the only place in the Village just for women (men have to come in with a lady). The place has great music and the staff is incredibly helpful and sweet. I went in alone and always felt safe and included as everyone was friendly and looks out for each other. I would recommend Vanilla to any girl heading to Manchester! Also their Gin Balloons are amazing :) I look forward to going back soon.
Written September 17, 2018
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Becky R
Lytham St Anne's, UK6 contributions
Pride Weekend
Sep 2018 • Friends
Came in over pride weekend place was so busy but definitely worth the wait to get in!! staff and management were brilliant. Massive thank you to Steph Little for making our evening enjoyable! Would definitely recommend for a good night out!
Written September 5, 2018
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Gemmamorris666
179 contributions
Decent bar
Apr 2018 • Couples
Second visit to Vanilla after I popped in for my hen do last year (was one of the only places we were allowed in in fancy dress) and this time visited with my now wife. We were keen to play pool and were able to get on the table pretty quickly.
Girl behind the bar was really friendly, enthusiastic and helpful with drink-choosing and her colleague was working hard to keep the bar clean, which we were really impressed by.
We didn’t stay long, but found it a really pleasant, small bar and would definitely visit again when next in Manchester. Not impressed with the whole gay scene in general, so we’ve been pleased Vanilla both times we’ve visited.
Written April 29, 2018
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