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. 

33 Sackville Street, Manchester | map | distance

| facebook
+44 161 425 5400 |

weekday 12:00 - 01:00

weekend 12:00 - 03:00

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.

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The Company Bar

Richmond Street 28, Manchester | map | distance

| website | facebook | +44 161 237 9329 |

weekday from 17:00

weekend from 17:00

audience rating 3.4 stars from 11 votes - click to vote

Popular men-only basement bar located just outside Manchester’s central gay district. The Company Bar has 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.

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KIKI

4 Canal Street, Manchester | map | distance

| website | facebook | +44 161 236 5437 |

weekday 12:00 - 03:00

weekend 12:00 - 04:00

audience rating 4.0 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

2017-03-09 KIKI Mancandy - prizes to be won - from 10pm

Dine, drink and dance – all in one place. KIKI offers one of the biggest parties in the Gay Village. Open everyday, from noon until late.

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Iconic Bar

Richmond Street, Manchester | map | distance

| facebook | +44 161 237 3000 |

weekday Mon-Thu 15:00 - 01:00; Fri 15:00 - 02:00

weekend Sat 16:0 - 02:00; Sun 16:00 - 01:00

audience rating 2.8 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

The Iconic Bar by AXM hosts different themed nights throughout the week, from bingo 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.

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Canal Street 28/30, Manchester | map | distance

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+44 161 236 6523 |

weekday Sun-Thu 12:00 - 01:00

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

VIA

audience rating 4.3 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

2017-02-25 Baga Chipz - on stage - from 10:30pm

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.

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50 Sackville Street, Manchester | map | distance

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+44 161 236 8300 |

weekday Mon-Wed 12:00 - 00:00; Thu 12:00 - 01:00

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

Tribeca

audience rating 3.8 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

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.

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New York New York

94 Bloom street, Manchester | map | distance

| 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 4 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.

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10 Canal Street, Manchester | map | distance

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+44 161 236 0446 |

weekday Mon-Thu 14:00 - 03:30; Fri 14:00 - 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

2017-03-03 Animalz - Kennel Klub's 1st birthday celebrations - from 8pm-4am

2017-03-11 SmörgåsPøp - featuring Melfest Live Final - from 6:30pm-1am

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

From Sunday through to Thursdays, most drinks are £2. Regular special events with cabaret shows – details posted on their Facebook page.

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EVA Manchester

27 Sackville Street, Manchester | map | distance

| +44 775 178 6931 |

weekday 17:00 - 02:00

weekend Sat 17:00 - 03:00; Sun 18:00 - 01:00

audience rating 3.7 stars from 3 votes - click to vote

TODAY Karaoke and Local Cabaret Act

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, dance and party 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 deals and offers

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New Union

111 Princess Street, Manchester | map | distance

| facebook | +44 161 228 1492 |

weekday Mon 12:00 - 22:00; Tue-Thu 12:00 - 02:00

weekend Fri 12:00 - 03:30; Sat 12:00 - 04:00; Sun 12:00 - 02:00

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.

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Churchills

37 Chorlton Street, Manchester | map | distance

| facebook | +44 161 236 5529 |

weekday 11:30 - 01:00

weekend 11:30 - 01:00

audience rating 2.5 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

2017-02-24 80's Fancy Dress - 80's karaoke favourites with DJ Wolfy - from 9pm

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.

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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

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

Oscars Bar

audience rating 2.5 stars from 4 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.

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The Goose

29 Bloom Street, Manchester | map | distance

| facebook | +44 161 236 8158 |

weekday 12:00 - 01:00

weekend 12:00 - 02:00

audience rating 3.3 stars from 3 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.

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Centre Stage MCR

51 Bloom Street, Manchester | map | distance

| facebook | Free WiFi

weekday Mon-Thu 18:00 - 02:00; Fri - 17:00 - 04:00

weekend Sat 15:00 - 04:00; Sun 15:00 - 02:00

audience rating 4.2 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

One of the latest additions to Manchester’s cabaret & entertainment bar scene. Centre State is famous for trannies with attitude, nostalgia and musical theatre.

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Napoleons

35 Bloom Street, Manchester | map | distance

| website | facebook | +44 161 236 8800 |

audience rating 3.9 stars from 8 votes - click to vote

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.

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46 Canal Street, Manchester | map | distance

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+44 161 207 2107 |

weekday 00:00 - 07:00

weekend 00:00 - 07:00

ON Bar

audience rating 3.5 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

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 popular drag artist Belinda Scandal who hosts 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.

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Richmond Tea Rooms Manchester

Richmond Tea Rooms

Richmond Street, Manchester | map | distance

| website | facebook | +44 161 237 9667 |

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

weekend Sat 09:00 - 22:00; Sun 10:00 - 21:30

audience rating 3.0 stars from 2 votes - click to vote

2017-03-31 Burlesque at The Richmond Tearooms - tickets £10 - from 8pm-10pm

2017-04-21 Mad Hatters Tea Party! - 18+; afternoon tea, entertainment & more; £20 - from 7pm-10:30pm

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!

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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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