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 Bars

B Lounge

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

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

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

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

Tel: 0161 425 6408

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

Churchills

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

Tel: 0161 236 5529

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

Company Bar

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

Tel: 0161 237 9329

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

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

Tel: 0161 228 6669

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

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

Tel: 0161 247 7997

G-A-Y Manchester

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

Tel: 0161 237 6523

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

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

Tel: 0161 237 3000

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

Napoleons

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

Tel: 0161 236 8800

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

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

Tel: 0161 236 6556

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

No.1 Canal Street

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

Tel: 0161 244 5282

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

On Bar

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

Tel: 0161 207 2107

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

Oscars

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

Tel: 0161 237 9201

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

Peru Perdu

74 Princess Street Manchester M1 6JD | Map Ref:

The Ceviche Bar and Restaurant marries Peruvian authenticity with Manchester's appetite for globally-influenced food trends

Richmond Tea Rooms

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

Tel: 0161 237 9667

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

The Goose

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

Tel: 0161 236 1246

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

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

Tel: 0161 237 9329

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

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

Tel: 0161 228 1492

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

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

Tel: 0161 236 1311

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

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

Tel: 0161 228 3012

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 Two Brewers

4 Canal St, Manchester, M1 | Map Ref:

The Waldorf

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

Tel: 0161 235 5286

Tribeca

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

Tel: 0161 236 8300

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

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

Tel: 0161 236 9033

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

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

Tel: 0161 236 9003

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

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

Tel: 0161 236 6523

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 Clubs

Blooms

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

Tel: 0161 228 7474

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

Backroom (Two Brewers)

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

Tel: 0161 236 5437

Cruz 101

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

Tel: 0161 237 1544

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

Night People

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

Tel: 0161 236 9266

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

Satan's Hollow

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

Tel: 0161 236 0666

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

Recommended Hotels

Le Ville Hotel

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

Tel: 0161 234 0909

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

Manchester Townhouse

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

Tel: 0161 222 8748

Saco Apartments

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

Tel: 0161 870 1909

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

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

Tel: 0161 228 1492

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

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

Tel: 0161 236 9003

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

Whiteworth Locke

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

Tel: 0161 235 2000

The Atrium serviced apartments are perfectly located in the heart of everything that is Manchester. Whether you are visiting Manchester for a sporting event, a cultural weekend, a conference or looking for a home from home

Gay Village Restaurants

Arnero

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

Tel: 0161 236 1364

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

Esquires Coffee

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

Tel: 0161 236 2266

Chez Mal

1-3 Piccadilly, Manchester | Map Ref:

Tel: 0161 641 1883

Jasmine

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

Tel: 0161 637 2640

Offering food and services that is top notch quality, it's reason why Jasmine is often rated as the best Turkish/Lebanese restaurant in in the city

Gay Village Shopping

Clone Zone

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

Tel: 0161 236 1398

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

Manchester Cars

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

Tel: 0161 228 3355

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

Street Cars

Chorlton St, Manchester | Map Ref:

Tel: 0161 228 7878

Private hire taxi firm with a pick point on Sackville street

Village Barbers

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

Village Chippy & Shop

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

Tel: 0161 237 1032

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