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Address: Chorlton & Canal Sts, Manchester, England
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+44 161 236 5529
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Centered around the Canal street area in Manchester is a thriving gay...

Centered around the Canal street area in Manchester is a thriving gay scene, which offers a plethora of bars, clubs, restaurants and other nighttime venues for gays and straights alike.

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Best weekend in a long time!

I expected a flair of Queer as Folk 1999 where I first sparked an interest in going to Canal Street and it wasn't as colourful and fantastic as my imagination bit it was a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the best nights out in manchester you really have a great time. Its important to be respectful if you are there as a straight person but as long as you do, you should have a great time

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Thank Daisy M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I expected a flair of Queer as Folk 1999 where I first sparked an interest in going to Canal Street and it wasn't as colourful and fantastic as my imagination bit it was a brilliant weekend all the same. I loved the fact that there was old man pubs, pop pubs and clubs lots of glitter and drag and that... More 

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Thank fyownuts
London, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time I visited. Was a bit of s let down to be honest. I know it was day time but there was literally no one there at all. Hey now why it's called canal street but the street was tiny and heard so much about how much of a good place it was. I went to a few places.... More 

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Thank FairReview1309
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good for a night out, definietly a variety of places, mostly playing pop music, would recommend VIA, churchills, or barpop for a standad poppy night out.

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Thank Andrewwong91
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best night out in a long time. As a straight male wasent sure what to expect but wow amazing fun buzzing place to be will be going out there again for sure

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Thank jnksie
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What i great time i had in this area, i have never hooked up with so many guys in such a short period. Be prepared to take plenty of protection, you dont want to get caught out! Would highly recommend!!

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3 Thank Daniel M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit and didn't know what to expect. Hoped for a bit of dazzle and not your run-of-the-mill pubs. Maybe our visit was too early in the evening (before 10.30) but it was fairly quiet for a Saturday. We visited most of the bars apart from the one for locals only. The best venue was Club Tropicana for a... More 

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1 Thank Pendlewitch49
manchester
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What has happened in the village, homeless people sleeping in doorways, smell of urine. Called into G.A.Y. and wished I hadn't. It felt like a doss house ,really didn't want to sit on the seats. Smelled horrid....we used to always call in G.A.Y mid week but not anymore , dirty old men sat drinking....not a place you can chill out.... More 

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Thank callie4blues
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

have a wander down canal street. all the bars and pubs are fun here. leave your stereotypes at the door and go have a beer. great during pride.

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Thank Tori W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great night out with a stretch of great bars and dance music galore... maintain respect and openness, it is such a fantastic atmosphere of fun and partying a great night out

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