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Some locals remove the ''C" from Canal Street, to make it more homely!

The sights you see when you haven't got a gun! This place is a walkabouts dream. What a change, the... read more

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Jacquie C
Swansea County, United Kingdom
Great walk along the canal and some fine food too!

We took several evening walks though the area and up and down the Canal because it was close to our... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dover, New Hampshire
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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.
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Chorlton & Canal Sts, Manchester, England
+44 161 236 5529
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Reviewed yesterday

The sights you see when you haven't got a gun! This place is a walkabouts dream. What a change, the heterosexual couples stand out for a change. The area has great vibes. One bar on top of another, every other one a drag show or...More

Thank Jacquie C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took several evening walks though the area and up and down the Canal because it was close to our hotel. Yes its the Gay village but did not notice anything one doesn't see in any metropolitan city in the UK or anywhere else. Some...More

Thank slarson127
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gay village is good fun and doesn’t take itself too seriously. Also surprisingly pretty in the daylight. Worth a visit if you love a cheesy nightclub.

Thank Emma P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun place for drinks after the pride parade, a great place to meet people and hang out with friends.

Thank MelissaMissMW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting mix of places to eat and drink and you must viist the park to sit on the bench next to Alan Turing!

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a place! People are lovely and welcoming, plenty of bars and pubs to choose from. Had a throughly good night out

Thank JanetLeonard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As allies a friend and I walked in the parade. Then some of the people we walked with took us under their wings and took us out in Canal St. The staff in all the places we went to was efficient, friendly and courteous. We...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great night in the village. Walking round and having a drink in the many bars and restaurants in the village, always someone interesting to talk to and the area feels safe

Thank Graeme W
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Great night out in Manchester’s Gay Village. Number of grate pubs and clubs. Anyone will find something for themselves.

Thank ej39man
Reviewed 4 September 2018

A number of great pubs and places to eat in this part of Manchester, nice to see different cultures etc. Great place to relax and people watch!

Thank Kevin S
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Leandra S
27 August 2018|
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Response from TracenTez | Reviewed this property |
Many bars, pubs & clubs in and around the village, quite a few have boards outside with info about drinks offers. Also could ask around when you get there,lots of friendly locals with local knowledge. Enoy.
Jirathananart K
21 August 2018|
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Response from antoinjstrachan | Reviewed this property |
Hello Jirathananart. I think you’ll find that the gay village there is absolutely friendly and open to everyone. Being a person of colour, I’ve felt the prejudice in other places, but I have never felt it here. The culture... More
28 May 2018|
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Response from Howard B | Reviewed this property |
The village is "open" every night. Obviously there is more going on over a weekend but any night is good especially if the weather stays as good as it is at the moment.