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Gay Village

Chorlton & Canal Sts, Manchester, England
+44 161 236 5529
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Always a good night out

As a group of 50 year old couples we always enjoy out trips to the village. Great atmosphere and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Howard B
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Nice walk along canal

The gay village is now pedestrianised meaning everyone can have a pleasant walk through along the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alan W
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Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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“canal street” (157 reviews)
“great night” (85 reviews)
“bars and clubs” (18 reviews)
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Chorlton & Canal Sts, Manchester, England
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+44 161 236 5529
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a group of 50 year old couples we always enjoy out trips to the village. Great atmosphere and music in all the venues. Always feel safe and the welcome is fantastic.

Thank Howard B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gay village is now pedestrianised meaning everyone can have a pleasant walk through along the canal during the day . Very busy in the evening

Thank Alan W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Village is changing at the moment and places are closing and opening. It can be very quiet during the day but in the evening, it really comes alive, especially at the weekend. The area is quite safe and a great place to people watch....More

Thank Robin K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on May day bank holiday and most places very busy or full if wanting to sit outside. Large selection of bars from refined to very brash.

Thank IAN O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This area is so much fun and such a judgement free zone. The area is really clean and looks great, the bars/clubs and even security are lovely. Worth a visit!

Thank Yaz H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Canal Street and the surrounding area is absolutely brimming with gay bars and clubs, and a host of restaurants, and cafes. If you're really looking for a fun night out, there's just about any kind of night-life to find and explore here. People appear to...More

1  Thank antoinjstrachan
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

We visited here while visiting friends in Manchester as it was highly recommended to us. We were welcomed by bar staff and the compere and host Bonna Petite and also by other customers and immediately felt at home. There was a good variety of drinks...More

1  Thank TracenTez
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Used to love canal st so while in Manchester this week decided to re visit Won't bother again. Visited on a Thursday 3 bars packed and rest empty Seems to have lost the feeling and atmosphere it had a few years ago,it's just like any...More

3  Thank Kingfisher100
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Always the best night been going here for years and never seen a fight everyone is safe and happy and enjoying there time out it is exactly what I want when I go out drinks are reasonable and people and fun gets alot of tourist

2  Thank umbellift17
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Always one of the best nights out in the city. Only down side are the hen parties that are screaming and shouting.

1  Thank Tim R
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LellieBirmingham
16 May 2018|
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Response from kysanderson | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes there castlefield spinnigfields and the northern quarter all nice places
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Stephen H
22 March 2018|
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Response from Tom H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Stephen, I would say drinks are generally the same price as anywhere else outside of the village.
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19 February 2018|
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Response from Bitonastick | Reviewed this property |
Sunday is fairly busy but Monday is quieter. There are students out in the week. Via or bar pop are usually busy. GAY has cheap drinks in the week. Also oscars is great if you like gin, it’s fairly small so doesn’t need to... More
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