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“G-A-Y bouncers were just unreasonable!”
Review of Gay Village

Gay Village
Ranked #26 of 188 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.
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“G-A-Y bouncers were just unreasonable!”
Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

As a regular visitor to the village, I took a work party and some friends down there. We had a brilliant night as I usually do apart from GAY...... My whole group (who are regular drinkers) had 4 drinks before going there and they point blank refused entry to the only other gay asian member of our group.. For 'looking too drunk'????
He hadn't even spoken and was a little fresh as you would be after 4 drinks but simply DID NOT deserve to be refused, he wasn't causing any trouble or being too loud, I was disgusted by this and tried to say he was with us and we had all been let in but the bouncer just was not having it...
I have just read a similar review here...maybe the bouncers need some further training?

4 Thank blakeandco2013
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Tacky area”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

Now slightly rough and full of bars that have seen better days. Needs a good tidy up. G.A.Y bar staff very offensive and rude. They need a wake up call that the customer is number 1 priority.

Visited August 2013
4 Thank Warren L
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Gay village 10 Oscars 0”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

Had a great night in Manchester gay village fab atmosphere most people extremely friendly however I would just like to comment that our friend had been to Oscars before and wanted to show us and have a little drink, as was the theme for the night. We walked in and began seating ourselves about as there were only two other people in the bar when the few at the bar were asked how many of you are there to which we replied about 15. The twit behind bar who was clearly struggling with any kind of customer service said well sorr we can't take groups, people have to book in? Please!!,,, Our friend tried to say we were only staying for one drink and what time was he expecting this Group he said around 7 at this point to was 6.30!!! What is it with some people. If they can turn away a good £70-80 good luck to them! Either way we decided to leave why should they take our well earned money? Just dam rude and really really NOT worth the visit!! There were plenty of other places and a Good night was had by all it was just a pity Oscars let the village down in terms of hospitality?

Visited November 2013
2 Thank Jane H
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An excellent oasis of hedonistic fun”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

I used to be a frequent visitor to the Gay Village back in the mid 90's when it was literally just Canal Street.
What can I say, I went at the end of October for an overnight stay to visit a friend and it was amazing.
The choice of bars is staggering. Something for everyone and it certainly had me thinking why i moved back from Manchester.
I would recommend this to anyone for a cheeky pint or a night out.
Make sure you pop into G-A-Y. something for everyone in there.

Visited October 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“G-A-Y bar Manchester”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

I don't normally write reviews just read them and think oh well I will see when I get there, but I have to explain what an unexplainable thing I saw with the bouncers in GAY bar in Manchester .
I was talking to an ex army guy who was very pleasant but drunk as most people on Friday night and a bouncer came along to us both and said to him he has to leave because he looked drunk, he had no problem about this but said he was waiting for his friends that was at the toilet , the next think I can remember was this hot headed bouncer trying to grab a 6 ft ex marine by the through and it not working out for him.
Before I knew it the little loser of a bouncer that had caused the trouble to a very placid and polite guy had caused all hell to break loose and before I knew it about 10 or so other bouncers came running over to eject him, at least this guy had the balls to stand up for himself self and by which I mean he was doing nothing wrong besides the normal Friday night wobble as we all do .
Who the bloody hell is in charge of the bouncers in there or do the bouncers own the place I think that's the worst thing I've see in my life..
Luckily when we was chatting we exchanged numbers and he made a joke of it but seriously GAY is that your policy to CAUSE TROUBLE

Visited November 2013
6 Thank John T
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