Canal Street Online Manchester

Gay Village Bars, Clubs, Food and Drink

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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.

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!

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Canal-St & Gay Village Venues

Gay Village Clubs

Alter Ego

Club | website

105 Princess St, Manchester, M1 6DD | Map Ref:

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

Club Bloom

Club | website

100 Bloom St, Manchester M1 3LY | Map Ref:

Formerly AXM, Club Bloom is a 7 nights a week gay nightclub

Cruz 101

Club | website

101 Princess St, Manchester, M1 6DD | Map Ref:

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

Satans Hollow

Club | website

101 Princess St, Manchester M1 6DD | Map Ref:

A LGBT friendly Night Club, in the Gay Village district. It focuses on Rock, Alternative Live Events and Club Scene

VOID

Club | website

4 Richmond St, Manchester M1 3HE | Map Ref:

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

Gay Village Bars

B Lounge

Bar & Restaurant | website

97 Piccadilly, Manchester | Map Ref:

Stylish relaxing and a cut above the rest the B Lounge at Piccadilly is situated adjacent to the Abode and opposite the Malmaison Hotel - an oasis of warmth and tranquillity in the heart of the city

Bar and Grille

Bar & Restaurant | website

11 Westminster House, Portland St, Manchester | Map Ref:

Inspired by the vibrant unpretentious bistros of New York and Paris Grille is a neighbourhood restaurant that's laidback enough for a relaxed brunch or a quick bite after work but with more than enough style to give a dinner date a bit of class

Bar Pop

Bar | website

10 Canal St, Manchester M1 3EZ | Map Ref:

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

Centre Stage

Bar | website

53 Bloom St, Manchester, M1 3LY | Map Ref:

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

Churchills

Bar | website

37 Chorlton St Manchester, M1 3HN | Map Ref:

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

Company Bar

Bar | website

28 Richmond St, Manchester, M1 3NB | Map Ref:

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

Eagle Bar

Bar | website

15 Bloom St, Manchester, M1 3HZ | Map Ref:

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 deliver

Eva

Bar | website

27 Sackville St, Manchester, M1 3LZ | Map Ref:

G-A-Y Manchester

Bar | website

63 Richmond St, Manchester, M1 3WB | Map Ref:

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

Iconic

Bar | website

29 Sackville St, Manchester, M1 3LZ | Map Ref:

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

Kiki

Bar & Restaurant | website

4 Canal St, Manchester, M1 | Map Ref:

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

Lock 87

Bar & Restaurant | website

3 Brazil St, Manchester, M1 3PW | Map Ref:

We all need a place to relax after work so why not do it with a drink in your hand? Join us for Happy Hour every day from 5-8pm. 2 Cocktails for £10 and £2 selected pints

Mothers Ruin Gin Saloon

Bar | website

14 Chorlton St, Manchester M1 3HW | Map Ref:

Napoleons

Bar | website

35 Bloom St, Manchester, M1 3WD | Map Ref:

Napoleons is one of very established venues 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

New York New York

Bar | website

94 Bloom St, Manchester, M1 3LY | Map Ref:

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

On Bar

Bar & Restaurant | website

46 Canal St, Manchester, M1 3WD | Map Ref:

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

Oscars

Bar | website

34 Canal St, Manchester, M1 3WD | Map Ref:

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

The Goose

Bar & Restaurant | website

29 Bloom St, Manchester, M1 3JE | Map Ref:

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

The Molly House

Bar & Restaurant | website

28 Richmond St, Manchester, M1 3NB | Map Ref:

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

The New Union

Bar | website

111 Princess St, Manchester, M1 6JB | Map Ref:

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

The Rembrandt

Bar | website

33 Sackville St, Manchester, M1 3LZ | Map Ref:

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

The Thompsons Arms

Bar

21 Sackville St, Manchester, M1 3LZ | Map Ref:

This large bar at the edge of the village, home Miss Thunderpussy and it boasts some of the villages best week long drinks offers

The Waldorf

Bar & Restaurant | website

12 Gore St, Manchester M1 3AQ | Map Ref:

Tribeca

Bar & Restaurant | website

50 Sackville St, Manchester, M1 3WF | Map Ref:

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

Vanilla

Bar | website

39-41 Richmond St, Manchester, M1 3WB | Map Ref:

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

Velvet Bar

Bar & Restaurant | website

2 Canal St, Manchester, M1 3WF | Map Ref:

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

Via

Bar & Restaurant | website

28 Canal St, Manchester, M1 3EZ | Map Ref:

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

Gay Village Restaurants

Arnero

Restaurant | website

25 Sackville St, Manchester, M1 3LZ | Map Ref:

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

Chez Mal

Restaurant | website

1-3 Piccadilly, Manchester | Map Ref:

Esquires Coffee

Restaurant | website

36 Whitworth St, Manchester M1 3NR | Map Ref:

Esquires Coffee Manchester will be focused on sustainable, ethically and locally sourced food as well as Fairtrade and organic coffee, teas and chocolate. It will also offer great classics as well as healthy variants, vegetarian and vegan foods, all served in a cosy and upbeat environment

No.1 Canal Street

Bar & Restaurant | website

1 Canal St, Manchester M1 3HE | Map Ref:

No. 1 Canal Street is the second venture from couple Lisa Kettle and Danielle Condron, who have been successfully running The Bridge Pub and Dining in Sale

Richmond Tea Rooms

Restaurant | website

15 Richmond St, Manchester, M1 3HZ | Map Ref:

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

Recommended Hotels

Le Ville Hotel

Hotel | website

38 Canal St, Manchester, M1 3LZ | Map Ref:

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

Locke Apartments

Hotel | website

74 Princess St, Manchester M1 6JD | Map Ref:

Locke is a design-led aparthotel for those who want to challenge the status quo, and experience the unique and authentic. Designed for travellers for whom a bed and shower in a shoebox is not enough

Manchester Townhouse

Hotel | website

101 Portland St, Manchester M1 6DF | Map Ref:

Saco Apartments

Hotel | website

6 Minshull St, Manchester M1 3ED | Map Ref:

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

The New Union Hotel

Hotel | website

111 Princess St, Manchester, M1 6JB | Map Ref:

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

Velvet Hotel

Hotel | website

2 Canal St, Manchester, M1 3WF | Map Ref:

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

Gay Village Shopping

Clone Zone

Shop | website

36 Sackville St, Manchester, M1 3WA | Map Ref:

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

H20 Sauna

Shop | website

36 Sackville St, Manchester, M1 3WA | Map Ref:

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 facilities

Manchester Cars

Shop | website

41a Bloom St, Manchester, M1 3LY | Map Ref:

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

Street Cars

Shop | website

Chorlton St, Manchester | Map Ref:

Private hire taxi firm with a pick point on Sackville street

Village Barbers

Shop | website

37 Bloom St, Manchester, M1 3LY | Map Ref:

Village Chippy & Shop

Shop | website

37 Bloom St, Manchester, M1 3LY | Map Ref:

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

Village Sudios

Shop | website

37 Bloom St, Manchester, M1 3LY | Map Ref:

TATTOOING & PIERCING HOLISTIC and BEAUTY THERAPIES.Village Studios now have a new home in The Heart of Manchester's Gay Village.We invite you to visit our stylish new studio, where we proudly showcase some of the most talented tattoo artists and piercers in the country, all at competitive prices in a friendly, no attitude environment.Sundays are for those who want to just relax and be pampered