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4 Canal Street, Manchester | map
weekday: 12:00 - 04:00
weekend: 12:00 - 04:00
audience rating: 3.4 stars from 12 votes - click to vote
TODAY Bump - R&B and Hip-Hop
TOMORROW Oink - drag hostessadd a review & photos
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.
50 Sackville Street, Manchester | map
weekday: Tue-Thu from 19:00
weekend: 12:00 - 04:00 / 00:00
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.
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Canal Street 28/30, Manchester | map
weekday: 12:00 - 02:00
weekend: 12:00 - 03:00
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.
33 Sackville Street, Manchester | map
+44 161 211 3931 |
weekday: 12:00 - 01:00
weekend: 12:00 - 03:00 / 01:00
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.
Richmond Street, Manchester | map
+44 161 237 3000 |
weekday: 16:30 - 00:00 / 01:00
weekend: 16:30 - 02:00 / 00:00
audience rating: 2.5 stars from 6 votes - click to vote
TODAY Gin Wednesdaysadd a review & photos
The Iconic Bar by AXM hosts themed nights all week, from cheap gin nights to a quiz night on Mondays.
Busy on the weekends when resident DJ playing club anthems and chart hits. Check their Facebook for full event details.
94 Bloom street, Manchester | map
weekday: 12:00 - 03:00, weekend: 14:00 - 04:00 / 15:00 - 03:00
audience rating: 3.5 stars from 6 votes - click to voteadd a review & photos
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.
Richmond Street 28, Manchester | map
weekday: from 17:00
weekend: 17:00 - 06:00 / 03:00
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.
10 Canal Street, Manchester | map
+44 161 236 0446 |
weekday: 12:00 - 03:00 / 03:30
weekend: 12:00 - 04:30 / 03:30
(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.
27 Sackville St, Manchester | map
+44 161 278 8882 |
weekday: Mon-Thu 19:00 - 03:00; Fri 18:00 - 06:00
weekend: Sat 18:00 - 06:00; Sun 19:00 - 03:00
audience rating: 3.1 stars from 10 votes - click to vote
TODAY Karaoke and Cheap Drinksadd a review & photos
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!
111 Princess Street, Manchester | map
+44 161 228 1492 |
weekday: 12:00 - 00:00 / 02:00
weekend: 12:00 - 04:00 / 0:00
audience rating: 3 stars from 6 votes - click to vote
TODAY Drag Queen Host & Cheap Drinksadd a review & photos
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.
37 Chorlton Street, Manchester | map
+44 161 236 5529 |
weekday: 12:00 - 02:00
weekend: 12:00 - 03:00 / 02:00
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.
34 Canal Street, Manchester | map
weekday: Tue-Thu 17:00 - 01:00
weekend: 17:00 - 02:00 / 01:00
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.
29 Bloom Street, Manchester | map
| facebook | +44 161 236 8158 |
weekday: 10:00 - 01:00, weekend: 10:00 - 01:00; 12:00 - 00:00
audience rating: 3.3 stars from 7 votes - click to voteadd a review & photos
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.
51 Bloom Street, Manchester | map
weekday: from 16:00
weekend: 16:00 - 04:00 / 15:00 - 04:00
audience rating: 3.9 stars from 7 votes - click to vote
TOMORROW Thursdays are a Dragadd a review & photos
Another venue of Manchester’s notorious cabaret & entertainment bar scene.
Centre Stage is famous for drag queens with attitude, nostalgia and musical theatre.
23 Sackville Street, Manchester | map
+44 161 228 3012 |
weekday: 14:00 - 03:00
weekend: 14:00 - 04:00
audience rating: 2 stars from 1 votes - click to vote
TOMORROW Live Drag / Cabaret, with guest from 11pmadd a review & photos
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
35 Bloom Street, Manchester | map
+44 161 236 8800 |
weekday: Wed,Fri 22:00 - 05:00; Thu 23:00 - 05:00
weekend: Sat 21:00 - 05:00; Sun 23:00 - 05:00
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.
Richmond Street, Manchester | map
weekday: 11:00 - 21:30 / 22:00
weekend: 10:00 - 22:00 / 21:30
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!
46 Canal Street, Manchester | map
weekend: 12:00 - 04:00 / 02:00
audience rating: 3.5 stars from 4 votes - click to vote
TODAY Prosecco Wednesdays
TOMORROW Throw Back Thursdaysadd a review & photos
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.
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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