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28 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3EZ, England
+44 161 236 6523
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12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was in this bar on Friday night for drinks with work colleagues. Its really near to Piccadilly train station and the service is great!

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Thank Buttyman1972
Mike M, Manager at Via, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments on Via, we are glad you had a great experience and look forward to seeing you soon at Via Mike More 

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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So friendly and a great time. Thank you to jack, jolly, JJ - A brilliant bar man. A really chilled out place and a great time x

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Thank Kate W
Mike M, Manager at Via, responded to this review

Hi Kate Many thanks for your review, I will pass on your comments to Jack. hope to see you soon at Via Mike More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did so much to assist me and make me feel comfortable as a disabled person. Allowed me to "grab a corner" of the bar to see the show and park my chair! Awesome stuff, great value, great music. Made my night 😍 thank you

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Thank Mimi H
Mike M, General Manager at Via, responded to this review

Hi Mimi Thank you for your lovely comments, we look forward to seeing you at future events at Via. Mike More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've always loved this place, although I have to say over the last four months I've eaten here more frequently than I have for years.The food is always presented well, tasting as good as looks and served by polite, happy staff. Love it!

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1 Thank derekb1966
Mike M, Manager at Via, responded to this review

Hi Derek Many thanks for your comments, we have recently launched a new menu, and will be doing Christmas lunches throughout December. do continue to join us for lunch/dinner. We are so pleased that you have enjoyed your time with us. Mike More 

Wallasey, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Fantastic part of Canal St nightlife, incorporating the wonderfully relaxing Polari Jazz Lounge in the basement.

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Thank Kay B
Barcelona, Spain
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

once great bar, now ruined by new door staff, who will refuse you re-entry with the usual blanket excuse 'you are too drunk' that is all too often an excuse for the fact that they don't like your face or maybe you're too straight! That is not uncommon around manchester, but it's a shame to see it here, in what... More 

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Thank Phiol
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Visited Manchester with workmates to celebrate my 40th birthday. Firstly i was told to remove my birthday tiara. Ridiculous! We sat upstairs at 1pm on a quiet Saturday afternoon after buying drinks and were approached by a young barman who very rudely told us we were being disruptive (we weren't). We finished our drinks and left. Never to return again.... More 

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Thank Catherine N
Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Via has really lost a lot since the change in management and it's being ran as a chain pub. Entertainment felt cheesy and needed improvement on inclusivity

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Thank Chris A
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I came here of a lunchtime to catch up with an old friend who I haven't seen in ages. I was dubious about Via as a few months ago , I had a bad experience here. Not this time !! The food was lovely , fresh and well cooked as well as great value for money and the staff were... More 

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1 Thank Andy W
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for something to eat while in the area. Meal deal two meals for £10.99. Wasn't really expecting much given the location but good was really good and very generous portions. A great deal. Service was really friendly and very quick too. Can't fault it. Thanks guys

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Thank KH26

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$29
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 03:00
Saturday
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3EZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 236 6523
Description
LGBT & friends Venue in the heart of the Gay Village Manchester. Great food, and live entertainment throughout the week

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?