Manchester Gay Bars

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.

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

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: 07-Oct-2019

50 Sackville Street, Manchester

weekday: Tue-Thu from 19:00
weekend: 12:00 - 04:00 / 00:00

3.1
Audience Rating

From 58 votes Vote

Today:  Gin Wednesdays

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.  Closed on Tuesdays.

Features

bar, music, dancing

Updated: 25-Oct-2019

29 Richmond St, Manchester

weekday: Mon,Wed,Thu 17:00 - 00:00 / 01:00
weekend: Fri-Sun 17:00 - 02:00 / 00:00

3.1
Audience Rating

From 54 votes Vote

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: 25-Oct-2019

94 Bloom St, Manchester

weekday: 12:00 - 03:00
weekend: 14:00 - 04:00 / 15:00 - 03:00

3.7
Audience Rating

From 63 votes Vote

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: 25-Oct-2019

28 Richmond St, Manchester

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

3.4
Audience Rating

From 59 votes Vote

Today:  Karaoke

(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: 07-Oct-2019

10 Canal Street, Manchester

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

3.0
Audience Rating

From 60 votes Vote

New lounge bar bar on two floors in the Gay Village. The Lounge features live entertainment, cabaret shows, DJ’s, drag queens and more

Great place for groups. The bar serves a variety of drinks including shots, cocktails and serves draught beers and spirits. Regular drink deals on offer.

Features

bar, music, dancing, karaoke, live music, cabaret shows, free wifi

Updated: 25-Oct-2019

27 Sackville St, Manchester

weekday: 17:00 - 00:00
weekend: 16:00 - 02:00 / 18:00 - 00:00

2.9
Audience Rating

From 60 votes Vote

Today:  Drag Queen Host & Cheap Drinks

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: 25-Oct-2019

111 Princess St, Manchester

weekday: 12:00 - 00:00 / 02:00
weekend: 12:00 - 04:00 / 0:00

1.2
Audience Rating

From 57 votes Vote

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: 25-Oct-2019

37 Chorlton St, Manchester

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

3.1
Audience Rating

From 50 votes Vote

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: 04-Jul-2019

34 Canal Street, Manchester

weekday: Tue-Thu 17:00 - 01:00
weekend: 17:00 - 02:00 / 01:00

3.1
Audience Rating

From 61 votes Vote

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: 25-Oct-2019

29 Bloom St, Manchester

weekday: 10:00 - 01:00
weekend: 10:00 - 01:00; 12:00 - 00:00

3.5
Audience Rating

From 61 votes Vote

Tomorrow:  Thursdays are a Drag

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: 07-Oct-2019

51 Bloom Street, Manchester

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

4.0
Audience Rating

From 59 votes Vote

Tomorrow:  Live Drag / Cabaret, with guest from 11pm

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

Updated: 25-Oct-2019

23 Sackville St, Manchester

weekday: 14:00 - 03:00
weekend: 14:00 - 04:00

3.5
Audience Rating

From 59 votes Vote

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: 04-Oct-2019

46 Sackville Street, Manchester

weekday: 10:00 - 20:00
weekend: 09:30 - 21:00 / 20:00

2.8
Audience Rating

From 60 votes Vote

Today:  Prosecco WednesdaysTomorrow:  Throw Back Thursdays

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: 04-Oct-2019

46 Canal Street, Manchester

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

3.5
Audience Rating

From 59 votes Vote

Today:  Bump - R&B and Hip-HopTomorrow:  Oink - drag hostess

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.

 

Reported Closed

Features

bar, music, dancing, cafe, cabaret show

Updated: 19-Feb-2020

4 Canal Street, Manchester


3.1
Audience Rating

From 61 votes Vote

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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