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Gay Village

Chorlton & Canal Sts, Manchester, England
+44 161 236 5529
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Disappointing if you were expecting that Queer As Folk vibe

The grandly titled Gay Village is a Manchester landmark and was made famous by the groundbreaking... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
John F
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
Night out exploring Gay Village

This was my first time in Gay Village and in a gay bar whatsoever. I went there with an open mind... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Andruta I
,
Tampere, Finland
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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” (158 reviews)
“great night” (86 reviews)
“bars and clubs” (18 reviews)
LOCATION
Chorlton & Canal Sts, Manchester, England
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+44 161 236 5529
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The grandly titled Gay Village is a Manchester landmark and was made famous by the groundbreaking TV series Queer As Folk, but in the cold light of day it's a real disappointment. Doubtless a late night stroll would have captured more of the famed vibe,...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my first time in Gay Village and in a gay bar whatsoever. I went there with an open mind looking to see different expressions of love. One of the clubs seemed friendly, and felt welcomed by the staff. It was good fun and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went here and I didn’t get served for a long time because I was a woman and I was of different ethnic origin. I ordered a drink and they got it wrong and refused to change it - the manager then snatched my water...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This area along canal street in Manchester is world famous for a good time. Something for everyone. Lots of bars and clubs to choose from. Also restaurants and take away shops. Even a has a hotel if you need accommodation although Manchester has lots of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Manchester's Gay Village, and Canal Street in particular, hit the national consciousness as a result of the groundbreaking Channel 4 drama Queer as Folk in the late 90s. It showed gay men actually enjoying themselves, living their lives freely, and daring to be themselves. As...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn’t expect to be physically harmed by staff. It was eiter kiki or void staff who did it but as I was entering void one of the staff dressed in drag thought it would be hilarious to ‘nipple cripple’ me. This in turn caused a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 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

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 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.

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kirstyadwick
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.
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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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