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).
Chorlton Street Bus station is just round the corner from Canal Street. It really couldn't be easier!
Save with the Canal-St VIP Card
The Canal-St Card becomes essential for your lifestyle whether you live in Manchester or are just visiting. The Canal-St VIP Card is specifically developed for the LGBT community.
Your VIP Card delivers fantastic discounts and offers in over 160 venues in Manchester inc 12 in the Gay Village, LGBT venues, lifestyle, products and services with many deals/offers, valid for 4 people, you can really treat yourself, your friends and keep your bank balance happy!
The VIP card is available for your Apple or Android Smart Device for only £14, or the plastic VIP Card for £18, for a full years membership.