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Nightlife - Canal Street & The Gay Village

Canal Street and The Gay Village are home to some of Manchester's most vibrant pubs, bars and clubs.

Known as the city's go to place for the LGBT community, gays, lesbians, transexuals and transvetites flock to the area from all over the world. 

Tribeca

Tribeca

Venue: Bar

Dress Code: Casual

About: Dubbed a metrosexual venue due to its appeal to both the gay and straight crowd community, Tribeca is the perfect venue for after-work drinks, parties, celebrations and late-night drinks. The New York inspired bar boasts 3 luxurious lounges, a dancefloor and bed settees. 

Music: The music is a mix of low-key jazz "chill out style" during the day to mainstream "up beat" in the evenings, with DJs playing on weekend nights to get you in the party mood.

Opening Hours:

  • Thu - Sun: 12:00pm - late

Address: 50 Sackville Street,  Manchester, M1 3WF 

Telephone: 0161 236 8300

G-A-Y

G-A-Y

Venue: Club

Dress Code: Casual

About: If you’re the type of person who loves fluorescent pink whistles and cowboy hats, then G-A-Y is the place for you. Much like its London counterpart G-A-Y boasts cheap drinks offers, a young crowd and plenty of Britney. 

Music: G-A-Y enforces a strictly pop and commercial music policy. 

Opening Hours:

  • Daily: 12.00pm - 04.00am

Address:  3 Richmond Street, Manchester, M1 3WB

Telephone: 0161 228 6200

Velvet

Velvet

Venue: Bar

Dress Code: Smart Casual

About: Velvet is a luxurious bar with an impressive and extensive cocktail list. Velvet Bar is a hub of activity on Canal Street and is a different drinking experience from the other bars in the area, giving customers the opportunity to enjoy a unique atmosphere with truly indulgent décor and some great drinks on offer.

Music: Weekend DJs play an eclectic and funky mix of modern hits. 

Opening Hours:

  • Sun - Wed: 04.00pm - 11.30pm
  • Thu: 04.00pm - 12.30am
  • Fri: 04.00pm - 01.00am
  • Saturday 04.00pm - 02.00am

Address: 2 Canal Street, Manchester, M1 3HE 

Telephone: 0161 236 9003

New York New York

New York New York

Venue: Club

Dress Code: Casual

About: Known for its safe, friendly and welcoming atmosphere, New York New York is very much a party venue. With great entertainment every night of the week, a superb cocktail menu and luxurious surroundings it's easy to see why this Manhattan inspired bar is one of The Gay Village's most popular clubs.

Music: Pop and house music are predominantly played in this glitzy venue.

Opening Hours:

  • Mon - Thu: 12:00pm - 03:00am
  • Fri: 12:00pm - 04:00am
  • Sat: 02:00pm - 04:00am
  • Sun: 03:00pm - 03:00am

Address: 94 Bloom Street, Manchester, M1 3LY 

Telephone: 0161 236 6556

Napoleon's

Napoleon's

Venue: Club

Dress Code: Casual

About: At Napoleon's the more glamorous you are, the better you'll fit in. Open six nights a week, Napoleon's is Manchester's oldest gay venue and has been open for over forty years.  

Music: Napoleon's music policy ranges from R&B and pop to full-on funky house. 

Opening Hours:

  • Wed - Thu: 11:00pm - 04:00am
  • Fri - Sat: 10:00pm - 04:00am
  • Sun: 11:00pm - 04:00am

Address: 35 Bloom Street, Manchester, M1 3LY

Telephone: 0161 236 8800

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