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The Gay Village in Manchester is without doubt one of the liveliest areas of the city and this is reflected by the number of pubs, bars and clubs dotted around Canal Street, or 'anal treet' as it's also affectionately known locally.

Whilst Canal Street is the name most widely associated with Manchester's Gay Village, the area is actually spread out on all the streets that fall between Princess Street and Minshull Street, close to Piccadilly Station and China Town.

Lined with gay bars, clubs, cafes, hotels and shops, it's packed at night time with gays, lesbians, transexuals and transvetites who have flocked to the area from all over the world, many attracted by the Queer As Folk television drama which was based here.

Whilst 'The Village' is full of gay bars, most of them are straight friendly and the popularity of the area with hetrosexuals underlines the welcoming open-minded attitude Mancunians are famed for.

A great time is guaranteed for anybody on Canal Street - gay, straight or bisexual.


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Key:   Gay friendly = Gay Bar   Ale = Real Ale Bar   Cocktails = Cocktail Bar   Wine = Wine Bar    Disco = Disco   Live Music = Live Music
 Live TV = Live Sports   Garden = Beer Garden/Terrace   Pool Table = Pool Table   Quiz nights = Quiz Nights   Karaoke = Karaoke   Late Opening = Open after 2am
Stag & Hen parties = Stag/Hen Parties Welcome    Children Welcome = Kids Welcome   Pets = Dogs Welcome   Popular with Manchester United fans = Man United pub   Popular with Manchester City fans = Man City pub

~ Bars listed in order of location, starting at Piccadilly Station ~

Canal Street Manchester Bars ~ Velvet
Canal Street Manchester Bars ~ Velvet
Velvet    Gay friendly   Cocktails

Established in 2005 after the long running success of Velvet Restaurant, Velvet Bar has been the place to visit for sumptuous cocktails in decadent surroundings for the past decade. Recently fully refurbished the new Velvet Bar remembers the past success with subtitle hints of black velvet vails, dark moody walls with rose gold feature walls and smoky mirrors.

Ale = £?+    Wine = £?+    Cocktails = £?+

Manchester Bars - Store Street Craft Bar
Manchester Bars - Store Street Craft Bar
Opening in Autumn 2017, the new lobby bar of the Double Tree by Hilton Piccadilly hotel, located in between Piccadilly Station and the Gay Village, with the shops and the Northern Quarter just across the road, is a stand alone drinking den with a focus on craft beers and cocktails, offering an array of brews, including plenty from local Manchester breweries and microbreweries.
Ale = £4.25+    Wine = £4.95+    Cocktails = £8.50+
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