Gay Village Bars, Clubs, Food and Drink

Canal Street Bars, Clubs and Venue Information

Located in the heart of Manchester, Canal Street is world famous for being a space that the LGBT community, and friends, can enjoy time in without prejudice of their chosen lifestyles.

It is a collection of over 40 venues, all within a 100 meters or so of its heart the Rochdale Canal.

Everyone is welcome in the Gay Village, however you are asked to respect people that you meet and see in this space, a very reasonable request.

Most venues are open to everyone visiting Canal-St, however there are a few that do have stringent door policies, so do not be surprised if you are refused entry. All the bars have door staff and they operate a safe customer scheme as you will find in many cities.

How to use the Venue map

On this page you will information about the Gay Village venues, location and a brief summary about the place. Many are regular bars, there are also restaurants, tea rooms and dedicated night-clubs to visit.

Click on a venue name below to find them on the map and about there services and offerings, or simply scroll down this screen to read about them all.

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Getting to Canal St

By Car and Parking

Manchester is very accessable as it is serviced by the countries major motorways and the main ring road is the M60.

Canal Street is based right in the center of town, use the map above to help find it. There are numerous local car parks and we can recommend the multi-story on Charles Street (just off Sackville Street) which is less than a 5 minute walk from Canal Street, even in heels...

Getting to Canal St by Train

Piccadilly is Manchesters main train terminus and is located less than 10 minutes walk from Canal Street location (see map above).

By Bus

Chorlton Street Bus station is just round the corner from Canal Street. It really couldn't be easier!

Night Clubs

  • 1 »Alter Ego

    Alter Ego is a late night night-club where you will themed events and independent promoters using for their events. Expect everything from 80's pop to metal nights.

    105 Princess St, Manchester, M1 6DD
    Tel: 0161 236 9266
    Alter Ego Website

  • 3 »AXM

    While AXM is a bar its focus is much more about late night dancing delivering regular and themed events. It is open everyday from 11pm until the early hours

    100 Bloom St, Manchester M1 3LY
    Tel: 0161 228 7474
    AXM Website

  • 29 »Satan's Hollow

    Satan's Hollow is an LGBT friendly Night Club, in the Gay Village district. It focuses on Rock, Alternative Live Events and Club Scene

    101 Princess St, Manchester M1 6DD
    Tel: 0161 236 0666
    Satan's Hollow Website

  • 46 »VOID

    Thursdays - Dirty - Free Entry before Midnight, £2 Drinks - Remixed pop and dance 11pm - 7am

    Friday - TWERK - Manchesters best R&B Night midnight-4am, Then Rik Riley on the decks playing commercial house until 9am

    Saturday- Free Entry Until 2.30, Then Void Afterhours 3-10am, 3 DJs all playing the best in vocal and heavy house

    4 Richmond St, Manchester M1 3HE
    Tel: 0161 236 5437
    VOID Website

Bars and Restuarants

  • 2 »Arnero

    Arnero Indian Cuisine restaurant Manchester, located in the heart of the City Centre offers guests an incredible dining experience with traditional recipes whilst creating some new and innovative dishes

    25 Sackville St, Manchester, M1 3LZ
    Tel: 0161 236 1364
    Arnero Website

  • 31 »Bandit, Mugger and Thief

    Bandit, Mugger and Thief offers a diverse menu of modern British cuisine made from local and seasonal produce. Many of the dishes are Vegan or Vegetarian, with a carefully chosen wines selected and some of the finest craft beers to quench your thirst

    1 Canal St, Manchester M1 3HE
    Tel: 0161 244 5282
    Bandit Website

  • 5 »Bangkok Bar 

    Currently closed with new venue and name soon.

    40 Princess St, Manchester, M1 6DD
    Tel: 0161 714 0429

  • 6 »Bar Pop

    Open every day, until the early hours, Bar Pop is home to Poptastic and is an IndieDiscoElectroHomoMadHiphopBritPopFunkyKindaShagtasticQueerThing

    10 Canal St, Manchester M1 3EZ
    Bar Pop Website

  • 7 »Belinda Scandals

    Belinda Scandal's Show Bar is Manchesters most FABULOUS Show Bar. The only venue to boast all live entertainment! Every night filled with Fun Games, Cabaret, Competitions, Fabulous Shows and FREE ENTRY!

    33 Sackville St, Manchester, M1 3LZ
    Tel: 0161 236 1311
    Belinda Scandals Website

  • 8 »Centre Stage

    Centre Stage is a camp, safe & friendly place to be. Playing nothing but nostalgia & musical theatre

    53 Bloom St, Manchester, M1 3LY
    Tel: 0161 425 6408
    Center Stage Website

  • 9 »Churchills

    Located in the heart of Manchesters famous Canal Street Village. Entertainments, DJs, Cocktails/Wines, Shots, Coffee

    37 Chorlton St Manchester, M1 3HN
    Tel: 0161 236 5529
    Churchills Website

  • 11 »Company Bar

    Company Bar is designed for the gay man, a place to visit after work for a relaxing drink before the trip back home with our happy hour drink offers going on late into the evening

    28 Richmond St, Manchester, M1 3NB
    Tel: 0161 237 9329
    Company Bar Website

  • 13 »Cruz 101

    Cruz 101 is Manchester's biggest and longest running venue. In fact, Cruz is one of the longest running gay clubs in the country having pioneered mainstream gay clubbing in the early 90s. The club is open every night of the week from 11pm with the e

    101 Princess St, Manchester, M1 6DD
    Tel: 0161 237 1544
    Cruz 101 Website

  • 14 »Delicatezze

    Cross the Bridge opposite ON Bar and you find Delcatezze a Bar,Restuarant and Deli with a unique barge moored on the Rochdale Canal

    3 Brazil St, Manchester, M1 3PW
    Tel: 0161 237 9852
    Delicatezze Website

  • 15 »Eagle Bar

    The Eagle Bar located in the heart of Manchester?s gay village, offers a unique experience for MEN from all over the UK and beyond. Each of the different segments of this incomparable venue aims to explore the depths of your mind, and promises to delive

    15 Bloom St, Manchester, M1 3HZ
    Tel: 0161 228 6669
    Eagle Bar Website

  • 4 »Eva

    Eva Bar

    27 Sackville St, Manchester, M1 3LZ
    Tel: 0161 247 7997

  • 16 »G-A-Y Manchester

    A clean and funky bar. Plays great pop/chart music with associated videos in the screens. An outside terrace where the smokers hang out mainly but a great vantage point in the summer months.

    63 Richmond St, Manchester, M1 3WB
    Tel: 0161 237 6523
    G-A-Y Manchester Website

  • 18 »Iconic

    Iconic is a small and busy bar, great for early doors

    29 Sackville St, Manchester, M1 3LZ
    Tel: 0161 237 3000
    Iconic Website

  • 19 »Kiki

    Happy hour midday - 9pm 2-4-£8 cocktails, 2-4-£5 spirit and mixer, 2-4-£5 VK

    Food Served everyday -12-9pm

    Mondays with Blaq Ivory - £2 drinks, £1.50 shots. 

    Tuesdays - Switch - Hosted by Gisele - £1.50 drinks, £1 shots

    Wedneday - Brendas Blanks - A camp twist on Blankety Blank - Cash Prize to be won

    Thursdays - A variety of events - check our fb for more details

    Friday - The Biggest Party in Town with Gaydios Craig Law, Free Entry and Drinks Offers open until 4am

    Saturday - The Biggest Party in Town with Gaydios Kriss Herbert, Free Entry and Drinks offers open until 4am

    Sunday - Sunday Showtime with Divina De Campo kicks off at 8pm, afterwards the party continues with COCO POP

    4 Canal St, Manchester, M1

    Tel: 0161 236 5437
    Kiki Website

  • 22 »Napoleons

    Napoleons is a very established venue in Manchester's Gay Village. It is open five nights every week (Wednesday to Sunday) until very late, with a host of nights to suit everyone

    35 Bloom St, Manchester, M1 3WD
    Tel: 0161 236 8800
    Napoleons Website

  • 23 »New York New York

    New York New York is located in the heart of Manchester's famous gay village and are known for a safe, friendly and welcoming space

    94 Bloom St, Manchester, M1 3LY
    Tel: 0161 236 6556
    New York New York Website

  • 24 »On Bar

    On Bar is a new bar concept brought to you by Orange Nation, the UK's biggest gay club promotion company

    46 Canal St, Manchester, M1 3WD
    Tel: 0161 207 2107
    On Bar Website

  • 25 »Oscars

    OSCARS is an intimate, theatre style bar, showing classic and modern musical film clips, in glamorous surroundings. Offering a warm welcome, in the heart of Canal Street, to the Gay Community and their friends

    34 Canal St, Manchester, M1 3WD
    Tel: 0161 237 9201
    Oscars Website

  • 26 »Richmond Tea Rooms

    This traditional english style tea room, serving food and an array of beverages throughout the day and evening has to be seen to be believed. Once the tea rooms close part of the space becomes The Lodge Bar

    15 Richmond St, Manchester, M1 3HZ
    Tel: 0161 237 9667
    Richmond Tea Rooms Website

  • 33 »The Goose

    The Goose has a warm and friendly welcome in a traditional pub in the heart of Manchester's Gay Village. Offering a good food menu and selection of craft and cask ales, or popular draft lager, bitter and cider.Under new managemnet.

    29 Bloom St, Manchester, M1 3JE
    Tel: 0161 236 1246
    The Goose Website

  • 34 »The Molly House

    A place for the discerning, eccentric and alternative; serving real ales, beers, wines and spirits; alongside fresh, authentic Spanish and South American tapas. Offering a warm welcome for everyone; boys or girls, gay or straight, and anyone in between<

    28 Richmond St, Manchester, M1 3NB
    Tel: 0161 237 9329
    The Molly House Website

  • 35 »The New Union & Hotel

    Looking for quality accommodation in the heart of Manchester, the New Union Hotel is for you. The rooms are situated above the lively pub and nightclub, so you will be right in the heart of the action

    111 Princess St, Manchester, M1 6JB
    Tel: 0161 228 1492
    The New Union & Hotel Website

  • 36 »The Rembrandt

    One of original and best-loved canal St gay men's bar. Back to its best with regular live entertainment, horny guys and great atmosphere

    33 Sackville St, Manchester, M1 3LZ
    Tel: 0161 236 1311
    The Rembrandt Website

  • 37 »The Thompsons Arms

    Large bar on the end of the village, home Miss Thunderpussy and it boasts some of the villages best week long drinks offers

    21 Sackville St, Manchester, M1 3LZ
    Tel: 0161 228 3012

  • 12 »The Village Showbar

    Opening end of June 2016.

    14 Chorlton St, Manchester, M1 3HY
    Tel: 0161 236 4007

  • 38 »Tribeca

    Tribeca is situated on Sackville St it is a bustling and vibrant bar catering for a wide and diverse clientele. During the day and into the early evening, food is served and is a mixture of light bites and serious mains

    50 Sackville St, Manchester, M1 3WF
    Tel: 0161 236 8300
    Tribeca Website

  • 39 »Urban Cookhouse

    Always out of the ordinary, designed never to be forgotten; the menus are developed by chefs who believe in mixing up the finest, fresh ingredients from around the world to create a truly unique dining experience

    54 Princess St, Manchester, M1 6HS
    Tel: 0161 235 8768
    Urban Cookhouse Website

  • 40 »Vanilla

    Described as 'the lesbian mecca of the north', Vanilla is a lively women's den situated in the heart of Manchester's gay village

    39-41 Richmond St, Manchester, M1 3WB
    Tel: 0161 236 9033
    Vanilla Website

  • 41 »Velvet Bar & Hotel

    Velvet is a restuarant, bar and hotel all wrapped into one space. The boutique hotel is excellent and the restuarant is known for good food

    2 Canal St, Manchester, M1 3WF
    Tel: 0161 236 9003
    Velvet Bar & Hotel Website

  • 42 »Via

    The Old Lady of Canal St has had a facelift without losing any of the quirky old charm, with new toilets which were long overdue and a new cocktail bar and new cocktail list Via is definitely looking wonderful

    28 Canal St, Manchester, M1 3EZ
    Tel: 0161 236 6523
    Via Website

  • 43 »View on the Canal

    With is front door on Canal St, the address might be confusing. View is a large bar with a huge dance space in the basement

    40 Chorlton St, Manchester, M1 3HW
    Tel: 0161 236 9033
    View on the Canal Website

  • 45 »Villaggio

    Villaggio is situated in the heart of Manchester City Centre and offers a modern and extensive Italian menu with all food freshly prepared in house. It has a large open plan seating area making it an ideal venue for a meal with friends & family or an or

    44 Canal St, Manchester, M1 3WD
    Tel: 0161 446 5222
    Villaggio Website

Hotels and Retail

  • 10 »Clone Zone

    From Jockstraps to Sportswear to your more traditional Trunks and Briefs, clone zone have a vast selection of sexy, stylish and comfortable underwear to help you show off your assets

    36 Sackville St, Manchester, M1 3WA
    Tel: 0161 236 1398
    Clone Zone Website

  • 20 »Le Ville Hotel

    In easy walking distance of transport links, theatres, restaurants, pubs and clubs. Relax after your busy day and enjoy the local nightlife, or relax in your comfortable and tastefully decorated room, equipped with a multi-channel TV, ambient lighting a

    38 Canal St, Manchester, M1 3LZ
    Tel: 0161 234 0909
    Le Ville Hotel Website

  • 28 »Saco Apartments

    Located just five minutes? walk from Piccadilly Station, this stunning aparthotel has everything you need for a relaxed stay in Manchester

    6 Minshull St, Manchester M1 3ED
    Tel: 0161 870 1909
    Saco Apartments Website

  • 17 »H20 Sauna

    Unwind in the relaxed atmosphere at H2O Sauna, the perfect chillout. The staff are friendly and you are sure of a warm welcome in clean facilitie

    36 Sackville St, Manchester, M1 3WA
    Tel: 0161 236 3876
    H20 Sauna Website

  • 21 »Manchester Cars

    Location right on the doorstep of Manchester's popular bars, restaurants and clubs

    41a Bloom St, Manchester, M1 3LY
    Tel: 0161 228 3355
    Manchester Cars Website

  • 30 »Street Cars

    Private hire taxi firm with a pick point on Sackville street

    Chorlton St, Manchester
    Tel: 0161 228 7878
    Street Cars Website

  • 44 »Village Chippy & Shop

    Classic local shop stocking sweets to drink and Real Fish and Chips shop in the heart of the Village

    37 Bloom St, Manchester, M1 3LY
    Tel: 0161 237 1032