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Manchester Gay Bars

Manchester has one of the biggest gay scenes in the UK. Many gay bars and cafés are located in and around the Gay Village on Canal (aka ‘Anal’) Street.

The area is busy most nights and packed on weekends, with locals and visitors from all over the world. 

KIKI Manchester
KIKI Manchester

4 Canal Street, Manchester | map

+44 161 236 5437
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weekday: 12:00 - 04:00

weekend: 12:00 - 04:00

KIKI Manchester

audience rating: 3.5 stars from 13 votes - click to vote

TOMORROW Filthy Gorgeous - themed club night

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Dine, drink and dance – all in one place. KIKI Manchester offers one of the biggest parties in the Gay Village.

Open everyday, from noon until late. Hosts special events on a regular basis.

features: bar, music, dancing, cafe, cabaret show | Updated: 29-Nov-2018

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TriBeCa
TriBeCa
TriBeCa
TriBeCa
TriBeCa

50 Sackville Street, Manchester | map

+44 161 236 8300
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weekday: Tue-Thu from 19:00

weekend: 12:00 - 04:00 / 00:00

TriBeCa

audience rating: 3.5 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

TOMORROW Kizomba & Palop Night

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Stylish LGBT bar near the Gay Village. TriBeCa features New York loft-style décor with a mezzanine above the entrance, a large bar area and a chill-out lounge with comfy sofas.

Music ranges from chill-out jazz to mainstream upbeat tunes, with DJ’s spinning on the weekend. Closed on Mondays.

features: bar, music, free wi-fi | Updated: 19-Aug-2018

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VIA
VIA

Canal Street 28/30, Manchester | map

+44 161 236 6523
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weekday: 12:00 - 02:00

weekend: 12:00 - 03:00

VIA

audience rating: 4.3 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

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Gay-popular bar & restaurant on Canal Street. VIA features a new cocktail bar, new menu and dining area with booth seating.

Resident DJ’s play upbeat music, gay anthems and pop songs. Large TV screens. Mixed crowd.

features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke, restaurant | Updated: 14-Sep-2018

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The REM Bar
The REM Bar

33 Sackville Street, Manchester | map

+44 161 211 3931
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weekday: 12:00 - 01:00

weekend: 12:00 - 03:00 / 01:00

The REM Bar

audience rating: 4.2 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

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The REM Bar belongs to Rembrandt Hotel, one of the oldest gay venues in Manchester.

This classic gay bar has live entertainment, friendly staff and great atmosphere. Popular with bears and men in leather. Located on the corner Canal Street and Sackville Street.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 15-Aug-2018

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Iconic Bar
Iconic Bar

Richmond Street, Manchester | map

+44 161 237 3000
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weekday: 16:30 - 00:00 / 01:00

weekend: 16:30 - 02:00 / 00:00

Iconic Bar

audience rating: 2.9 stars from 9 votes - click to vote

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Friendly LGBT-popular bar in the heart of Manchester’s Gay Village. Iconic Bar hosts regular themed nights with DJ and gets busiest on the weekend.

Check their Facebook page for details of upcoming events.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 31-Dec-2018

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New York New York

New York New York

94 Bloom street, Manchester | map

+44 161 236 6556
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weekday: 12:00 - 03:00, weekend: 14:00 - 04:00 / 15:00 - 03:00

audience rating: 3.5 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

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Friendly gay bar New York New York is known for its fun and welcoming atmosphere with regular drag shows, cabaret and live performances.

Special promotions on drinks and freshly-made cocktails. Open every evening until late. Located in the heart of Manchester’s Gay Village.

features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke, live music | Updated: 23-Jun-2018

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The Company Bar
The Company Bar

Richmond Street 28, Manchester | map

+44 161 237 9329
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weekday: from 17:00

weekend: 17:00 - 06:00 / 03:00

The Company Bar

audience rating: 3.4 stars from 20 votes - click to vote

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Popular men-only basement bar located just outside Manchester’s central gay district.

The Company Bar has a limited, dark space, frequented by the leather and fetish crowd. A place to be seen and enjoy happy hour drinks that continue late into the evening.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 29-Aug-2018

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BarPop
BarPop

10 Canal Street, Manchester | map

+44 161 236 0446
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weekday: 12:00 - 03:00 / 03:30

weekend: 12:00 - 04:30 / 03:30

BarPop

audience rating: 2.9 stars from 12 votes - click to vote

TODAY Skint - £1 drinks

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(Formerly ‘Crunch Bar’), BarPop offers great deals on drinks and shots which attract a younger, student crowd. Located on the famous Canal Street.

Food is served on Sundays. Regular special events and cabaret shows – details are posted on BarPop’s Facebook page.

features: bar, music, dancing, cabaret show | Updated: 19-Aug-2018

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EVA Manchester
EVA Manchester

27 Sackville St, Manchester | map

+44 161 278 8882
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weekday: Mon-Thu 19:00 - 03:00; Fri 18:00 - 06:00

weekend: Sat 18:00 - 06:00; Sun 19:00 - 03:00

EVA Manchester

audience rating: 2.8 stars from 12 votes - click to vote

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Fun, vibrant and atmospheric bar & nightclub on two floors in the Gay Village. EVA features cabaret shows, DJ’s, top London circuit drag queens, live acts from Eurovision, Britain’s Got Talent, The Voice, The X Factor, etc.

Great place for groups. EVA specialises in Shooters, shots, cocktails and serves draught beers and spirits. Regular drink deals on offer. Open until 6am on the weekend. Free entry!

features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke, live music, cabaret shows, free wifi | Updated: 18-Jun-2018

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New Union
New Union

111 Princess Street, Manchester | map

+44 161 228 1492
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weekday: 12:00 - 00:00 / 02:00

weekend: 12:00 - 04:00 / 0:00

New Union

audience rating: 2.6 stars from 8 votes - click to vote

TOMORROW Drag Queen Host & Cheap Drinks

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Located in the heart of the Gay Village in Manchester, New Union is a show bar that belongs to the famous, long-running New Union Hotel on Princess Street.

The bar offers a fun and lively atmosphere with a mix of cabaret, drag and live shows. Also hosts karaoke, themed nights and private parties.

features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke, live music, cabaret show | Updated: 19-Aug-2018

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Churchills
Churchills

37 Chorlton Street, Manchester | map

+44 161 236 5529
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weekday: 12:00 - 02:00

weekend: 12:00 - 03:00 / 02:00

Churchills

audience rating: 2.7 stars from 7 votes - click to vote

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Popular bar for gays, lesbians & friends, in the heart of Manchester’s Gay Village.

Churchills offers a friendly atmosphere with DJ’s, entertainment, cocktails, wines, coffee, etc.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 19-Aug-2018

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Oscars Bar
Oscars Bar

34 Canal Street, Manchester | map

+44 161 237 9201
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weekday: Tue-Thu 17:00 - 01:00

weekend: 17:00 - 02:00 / 01:00

Oscars Bar

audience rating: 3 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

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Intimate gay bar in the heart of Canal Street. This theatre-style bar features classic and modern musical film clips in a glamorous setting.

Popular with 30-something guys. Oscars has a great selection of drinks, cocktails and a nice outside terrace along the canal when the weather is good. Closed on Mondays.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 19-Aug-2018

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The Goose

The Goose

29 Bloom Street, Manchester | map

+44 161 236 8158
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weekday: 10:00 - 01:00, weekend: 10:00 - 01:00; 12:00 - 00:00

audience rating: 3.3 stars from 7 votes - click to vote

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A warm, traditional and gay bar, located close to Canal Street in Manchester city centre which has recently received a major refurbishment.

Serving pub grub and cheap drinks throughout the week, the pub (formerly ‘Paddy’s Goose’) offers a nice, relaxed atmosphere for those who want to get away from the busy nightclubs.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 14-Sep-2018

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Centre Stage MCR
Centre Stage MCR

51 Bloom Street, Manchester | map

weekday: from 16:00

weekend: 16:00 - 04:00 / 15:00 - 04:00

Centre Stage MCR

audience rating: 3.9 stars from 7 votes - click to vote

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Another venue of Manchester’s notorious cabaret & entertainment bar scene.

Centre Stage is famous for drag queens with attitude, nostalgia and musical theatre.

features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke, cabaret show, free wi-fi | Updated: 25-Apr-2018

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The Thompsons Arms
The Thompsons Arms
The Thompsons Arms
The Thompsons Arms

23 Sackville Street, Manchester | map

+44 161 228 3012
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weekday: 14:00 - 03:00

weekend: 14:00 - 04:00

The Thompsons Arms

audience rating: 2 stars from 1 votes - click to vote

TOMORROW Live Drag / Cabaret from 11pm

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Popular gay bar in the heart of Manchester’s Gay Village, with regular live cabaret/drag acts and DJ.

The Thompsons Arms attracts all age groups, especially on weekends. Great drink promotions available all day every day.

nearest station : National Express Coach Station / Piccadilly Train Station

features: bar, music, live music, dancing, cabaret show, free wifi, adults only | gay-owned | Updated: 19-Aug-2018

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Napoleons
Napoleons

35 Bloom Street, Manchester | map

+44 161 236 8800
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weekday: Wed,Fri 22:00 - 05:00; Thu 23:00 - 05:00

weekend: Sat 21:00 - 05:00; Sun 23:00 - 05:00

Napoleons

audience rating: 3.9 stars from 11 votes - click to vote

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Formed in 1941, Napoleons is the oldest gay venues in Manchester and provides a safe space for transvestites, transexuals, cross dressers and drag queens.

The bar is open five days a week (Wednesday to Sunday) and features a video lounge and private basement with an exclusive lounge area.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 14-Sep-2018

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Richmond Tea Rooms
Richmond Tea Rooms

Richmond Street, Manchester | map

+44 161 237 9667
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weekday: 11:00 - 21:30 / 22:00

weekend: 10:00 - 22:00 / 21:30

Richmond Tea Rooms

audience rating: 3 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

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Traditional café & tea shop in the heart of Manchester. Richmond Tea Room serves excellent tea, scones, cakes and more.

This quaint, classic venue will transport you back to the 19th century as you dine below chandeliers and colourful, gothic designs. Well worth a visit just for the cakes!

features: bar, cafe, restaurant | Updated: 18-Jun-2018

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ON Bar
ON Bar

46 Canal Street, Manchester | map

+44 161 207 2107
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weekday: varies

weekend: 12:00 - 04:00 / 02:00

ON Bar

audience rating: 3.5 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

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A bar concept by Orange Nation, UK’s biggest gay club promotion company. Launched in May 2015 in Manchester’s Gay Village, ON Bar is Orange Nation’s first venue venture outside of London.

This versatile bar & nightclub offers everything from cool sounds to drag queen hosts who facilitate fabulous, fun comedy acts and live entertainment on the bar’s top floor,

Special offers on drinks and cocktails. Details of upcoming events can be found ON Bar’s website and Belinda Scandal’s Facebook page.

features: bar, music, live music, cabaret show | Updated: 14-Aug-2018

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Manchester • Non-Gay Nightlife Scene

Manchester has a thriving nightlife scene. Live music is hugely popular and definitely worth experiencing. We recommend Travels of Adam Hipsters Guide to Manchester’s nightlife.

 

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2019-02-18

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