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Decent bar

Second visit to Vanilla after I popped in for my hen do last year (was one of the only places we... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
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Great staff

It's a pretty small place and gets very crowded as the night goes on. The staff were friendly and... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
Lucy R
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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  • Average26%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible15%
29 Apr 2018
“Decent bar”
10 Jan 2018
“Great staff”
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39-41 Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3WB, England
+44 161 637 6258
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

I had the most amazing time in Manchester because of this bar and the ladies running it! It was my first time in the city - I was there for a conference and didn't know anyone. I thought about checking out Vanilla since it is...More

2  Thank Go559004
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Came in over pride weekend place was so busy but definitely worth the wait to get in!! staff and management were brilliant. Massive thank you to Steph Little for making our evening enjoyable! Would definitely recommend for a good night out!

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Second visit to Vanilla after I popped in for my hen do last year (was one of the only places we were allowed in in fancy dress) and this time visited with my now wife. We were keen to play pool and were able to...More

1  Thank Gemmamorris666
Reviewed 10 January 2018

It's a pretty small place and gets very crowded as the night goes on. The staff were friendly and very patient with helping my friend choose drinks. It's advertised as a lesbian bar but was pretty much 50/50 male and female, though that could've been...More

1  Thank Lucy R
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Can't fault the place tho I'd recommend going in solo as if your with someone else it can look like you are with a partner and I've personally only ever had luck when in solo. Also my advice is to keep going in as some...More

4  Thank Paula R
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I spent a few hours every day in Vanilla Bar, it was loads of fun and the staff were simply great! Their pool table is immaculate and the customers there were very inclusive with all who arrived there. A great place to get to know...More

1  Thank Dollar D
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Killer tunes friendly staff and punters. Great reason to visit Manchester. Worth the 5 hour drive just for this bar!Loved it

1  Thank Sam W
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

No atmosphere, a dive, you get stared at like a piece of meat, the worse place in Manchester's Gay Village

1  Thank foxyloxy64
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

So glad we didn't pay to get in. The place is tiny and was packed out so there was nowhere to sit, we couldn't hear each other as the music was too loud and distorted and didn't want to dance as it was some sort...More

Thank Twinsliders
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We were hoping for an awesome 'lesbian bar' but it's a very small place with over priced drinks. Music was so loud and overpowering the bartenders couldn't even hear the drink orders.

1  Thank Kristin W
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24 May 2018|
Response from ChelseaMacH | Reviewed this property |
don’t waste your time ,, your not a regular so U wont be made to feel welcome,, it’s how they are. not nice at all