Manchester Gay Bars

Manchester has one of the biggest gay scenes in the UK. Many gay bars and cafés are located in and around the Gay Village on Canal (aka ‘Anal’) Street.

This area is busy most weeknights and packed at the weekend, with locals and visitors from all over the world. 

4 Canal Street, Manchester | map | distance

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+44 161 236 5437 |

weekday: 12:00 - 04:00

weekend: 12:00 - 04:00

KIKI Manchester

audience rating: 3.9 stars from 8 votes - click to vote

TODAY Drag Queen Hostess

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.

features: bar, music, dancing, cafe, cabaret show | Updated: 11-08-2017

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The Company Bar

Richmond Street 28, Manchester | map | distance

| website | facebook | +44 161 237 9329 |

weekday: Mon 17:00 - 02:00; Tue-Wed 17:00 - 03:00; Thu 17:00 - 04:00; Fri 17:00 - 06:00

weekend: Sat 17:00 - 06:00; Sun 17:00 - 03:00

audience rating: 3.3 stars from 12 votes - click to vote

Popular men-only basement bar located just outside Manchester’s central gay district. The Company Bar is a limited and dark space and is particular popular with the leather and muscle crowd.

A place to be seen and enjoy happy hour drink offers that go on late into the evening.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 11-08-2017

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Canal Street 28/30, Manchester | map | distance

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+44 161 236 6523 |

weekday: Mon-Thu 12:00 - 02:00; Fri 12:00 - 03:00

weekend: Sat 12:00 - 03:00; Sun 12:00 - 02:00

VIA

audience rating: 4.3 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

TOMORROW Fabulous Fridays - drag queen hostess

Popular gay bar & restaurant on Canal Street. VIA has a new cocktail bar, new menu and dining area with booth seating. Resident DJ’s play upbeat music, gay anthems and pop tunes.

There are big TV screens showing sports and special offers on selected drinks. Quirky and fun atmosphere. Mixed crowd.

features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke, restaurant | Updated: 11-08-2017

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33 Sackville Street, Manchester | map | distance

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+44 161 425 5400 |

weekday: Mon-Thu 12:00 - 01:00; Fri 12:00 - 03:00

weekend: Sat 12:00 - 03:00; Sun 12:00 - 01:00

The REM Bar Gay Bar Manchester

The REM Bar

audience rating: 4.2 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

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.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 11-08-2017

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50 Sackville Street, Manchester | map | distance

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+44 161 236 8300 |

weekday: Tue 19:00 - 03:00; Wed 19:00 - 21:00; Thu 12:00 - 00:00; Fri 12:00 - 04:00

weekend: 12:00 - 04:00 / 00:00

TriBeCa

audience rating: 3.5 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

TODAY Thirsty Thursdays

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.

The music ranges from chill-out jazz during the day to mainstream upbeat tunes in the evening, with DJ’s spinning on the weekend. Closed on Mondays.

features: bar, music, free wi-fi | Updated: 18-08-2017

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Richmond Street, Manchester | map | distance

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+44 161 237 3000 |

weekday: Mon,Wed 16:30 - 00:30; Thu 16:30 - 01:00; Fri 16:30 - 02:00

weekend: Sat 16:30 - 02:00; Sun 16:00 - 00:00

Iconic Manchester Gay Bar

Iconic Bar

audience rating: 2.4 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

TOMORROW Free Food Friday

The Iconic Bar by AXM hosts different themed nights throughout the week, from cheap gin nights to a quiz night on Mondays.

This gay bar gets very busy on the weekends when resident DJ plays classic club anthems and chart hits. Check their Facebook page for full listings. Closed on Tuesdays

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 12-08-2017

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New York New York

94 Bloom street, Manchester | map | distance

| website | facebook | +44 161 236 6556 |

weekday: Mon-Thu 12:00 - 03:00; Fri 12:00 - 04:00

weekend: Sat 14:00 - 04:00; Sun 15:00 - 03:00

audience rating: 3.5 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

Friendly gay bar in the heart of Manchester’s gay village. 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.

features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke, live music | Updated: 12-08-2017

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10 Canal Street, Manchester | map | distance

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+44 161 236 0446 |

weekday: Mon-Wed 12:00 - 03:00; Thu 12:00 - 03:30; Fri 12:00 - 04:30

weekend: Sat 12:00 - 04:30; Sun 12:00 - 03:30

Bar Pop

audience rating: 3.0 stars from 9 votes - click to vote

(Formerly ‘Crunch Bar’), Bar Pop offers great deals on drinks and shots which attract a younger, student crowd. Located on the famous Canal Street.

Food is served on Sundays. There are regular special events with cabaret shows – details posted on their Facebook page.

features: bar, music, dancing, cabaret show | Updated: 12-08-2017

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27 Sackville St, Manchester | map | distance

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+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

EVA Manchester

audience rating: 2.7 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

Fun, vibrant and atmospheric bar & nightclub in Manchester’s Gay Village. EVA features cabaret shows from top London circuit drag queens, live acts from Eurovision, Britain’s Got Talent, The Voice and The X Factor, plus local DJ’s playing chart, pop, and dance music.

A great place for groups, over two floors with two bars. EVA specialises in Shooters, shots and cocktails and serves draught beers and spirits. Plenty of drink promotions. Open until 6am on Friday and Saturday nights. Free entry!

features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke, live music, cabaret shows, free wifi | Updated: 12-08-2017

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111 Princess Street, Manchester | map | distance

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+44 161 228 1492 |

weekday: Mon 12:00 - 00:00; Tue-Thu 12:00 - 02:00; Fri 12:00 - 03:30

weekend: Sat 12:00 - 04:00; Sun 12:00 - 00:00

New Union Gay Bar Manchester

New Union

audience rating: 3.0 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

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 shows, drag queens and live performances. Also hosts karaoke, themed nights and private parties.

features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke, live music, cabaret show | Updated: 12-08-2017

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37 Chorlton Street, Manchester | map | distance

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+44 161 236 5529 |

weekday: Mon-Thu 12:00 - 02:00; Fri 12:00 - 03:00

weekend: Sat 12:00 - 03:00; Sun 12:00 - 02:00

Churchills Gay Bar Manchester

Churchills

audience rating: 2.5 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

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.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 12-08-2017

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34 Canal Street, Manchester | map | distance

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+44 161 237 9201 |

weekday: Tue-Thu 17:00 - 01:00; Fri 17:00 - 02:00

weekend: Sat 17:00 - 02:00; Sun 17:00 - 01:00

Oscars Bar

audience rating: 3.0 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

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.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 12-08-2017

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The Goose

29 Bloom Street, Manchester | map | distance

| facebook | +44 161 236 8158 |

weekday: Mon-Thu 10:00 - 01:00; Fri 10:00 - 01:00

weekend: Sat 10:00 - 01:00; Sun 12:00 - 00:00

audience rating: 3.5 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

A warm, traditional and gay bar, located close to Canal Street in Manchester’s bustling 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 guests who want to get away from the busy nightclubs.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 12-08-2017

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51 Bloom Street, Manchester | map | distance

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weekday: Mon 18:00 - 02:00; Tue, Thu 16:00 - 02:00; Wed 16:00 - 03:00; Fri - 16:00 - 04:00

weekend: Sat 16:00 - 04:00; Sun 15:00 - 04:00

Centre Stage Gay Bar Manchester

Centre Stage MCR

audience rating: 4.2 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

TODAY Thursdays are a Drag

Another venue of Manchester’s notorious cabaret & entertainment bar scene. Centre Stage is famous for drag queens with attitude, nostalgia and musical theatre.

features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke, cabaret show, free wi-fi | Updated: 12-08-2017

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35 Bloom Street, Manchester | map | distance

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+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

Napoleons Gay Bar Manchester

Napoleons

audience rating: 3.9 stars from 8 votes - click to vote

TOMORROW Fizz Fridays

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.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 12-08-2017

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46 Canal Street, Manchester | map | distance

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+44 161 207 2107 |

weekday: Mon-Tue 14:00 - 01:00; Wed-Thu 12:00 - 02:00; Fri 12:00 - 03:00

weekend: Sat 12:00 - 04:00; Sun 12:00 - 02:00

ON Bar

audience rating: 3.5 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

TODAY Throw Back Thursdays

TOMORROW Commercial Pop/Dance/Chart/Dance

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.

features: bar, music, live music, cabaret show | Updated: 12-08-2017

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Richmond Tea Rooms Manchester

Richmond Street, Manchester | map | distance

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+44 161 237 9667 |

weekday: Mon-Thu 11:00 - 21:30; Fri 11:00 - 22:00

weekend: Sat 10:00 - 22:00; Sun 10:00 - 21:30

Richmond Tea Rooms Gay Cafe Bar Manchester

Richmond Tea Rooms

audience rating: 3.3 stars from 3 votes - click to vote

Traditional café & tea shop in the heart of Manchester. Richmond Tea Room serves excellent tea, scones, cakes and much more.

This quaint, luxurious 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!

features: bar, cafe, restaurant | Updated: 12-08-2017

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non-gay nightlife scene

Manchester has a thriving nightlife scene. Live music is hugely popular and definitely worth experiencing. We suggest checking Travels of Adam Hipsters Guide to Manchester’s nightlife recommendations.

 

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21-09-2017