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“The place to be on weekends!”
Review of Gay Village

Gay Village
Ranked #28 of 190 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Canal Street is the place with all the action! Fantastic atmosphere! We look forward to spending more time there in the future!

Thank VancouverDan604
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

In the good weather this is a great place to eat alfresco next to the canal and at other times it is great for a party night.

Thank Shazza143
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

10 years ago, the gay village was the place to be.. heaving with party goers.. those having a laugh.. street entertainment... people having fun and music in the streets! even the occasional fire eater! the clubs were full to the brim with happy people...
fast forward 10 years and its a scene of devastation.. hoards of angry women on hen parties screaming for their friends or sobbing in the street with a kebab in their hands... scally kids in hoodies loitering with intent.. far too many police (theyre needed).. simply not the place it was at night and the council are at fault for some of the changes to licencing etc...

4  Thank aaron n
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

The village is a great and safe night out, however, be aware if your not gay or dont appear as gay(camp), some places will not let you in, even if you are gay.

They can be quite strict and apply the members only policy to you, which generally doesn't exist, the great all round bars are, View, Bar Bar, New Union, Via Fossa, New York New York and Poptastic.

The Bars where the Gay stereotype is prominent are GAY, Queer, Morning Glory, AXM.

The street can be a great night out however, it can be dead some nights compared to when i use to go down years ago.

the prices tend to vary as well and it can end up quite an expensive night out.

It has lost its vibe and isn't as good as it use to be.

Thank Dan G
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

Absolutely amazing place to visit!

Especially good on weekend afternoons when the sun is out or for Manchester pride on August Bank Holiday.

Only downside is the number of straight people who have started to visit.

1  Thank Andy J
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