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Decent bar

Second visit to Vanilla after I popped in for my hen do last year (was one of the only places we... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
via mobile
Great staff

It's a pretty small place and gets very crowded as the night goes on. The staff were friendly and... read more

Reviewed January 10, 2018
Lucy R
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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“Where the girls are but the women aren't?”
Jul 3, 2019
“Amazing management”
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39-41 Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3WB, England
+44 161 637 6258
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019

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 :)

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank slinkytwiggy
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

Clearly not a Mecca for lgbt following or a Mecca for lesbians. Absolutely awful. Tacky and outdated design. Small and looks like it could do with a good clean. Plastic furniture and small bar. Total let down.

Date of experience: December 2018
4  Thank RachSteaders
Reviewed September 17, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
5  Thank Go559004
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Gemmamorris666
Reviewed January 10, 2018

It's a pretty small place and gets very crowded as the night goes on. The staff were friendly and very patient with helping my friend choose drinks. It's advertised as a lesbian bar but was pretty much 50/50 male and female, though that could've been...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Lucy R
Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

Can't fault the place tho I'd recommend going in solo as if your with someone else it can look like you are with a partner and I've personally only ever had luck when in solo. Also my advice is to keep going in as some...More

Date of experience: December 2017
4  Thank Paula R
Reviewed July 11, 2017

I spent a few hours every day in Vanilla Bar, it was loads of fun and the staff were simply great! Their pool table is immaculate and the customers there were very inclusive with all who arrived there. A great place to get to know...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Dollar D
Reviewed June 13, 2017

Killer tunes friendly staff and punters. Great reason to visit Manchester. Worth the 5 hour drive just for this bar!Loved it

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Sam W
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May 24, 2018|
Response from ChelseyMac97 | Reviewed this property |
don’t waste your time ,, your not a regular so U wont be made to feel welcome,, it’s how they are. not nice at all