Best Gay Bars in Manchester

gay bars in Manchester

Manchester is fast becoming the UK’s second city – and its gay scene is reflected in the city’s up and coming status as a cosmopolitan heavyweight. Canal Street is home to one of the liveliest gay scenes in Europe and that’s only one of the highlights is this former industrial powerhouse.


Manchester Gay Bars

Most of the gay action in Manchester centres around the city’s Canal Street. The name now actually describes not only the waterside thoroughfare but also the surrounding area. There are multiple bars here catering to the LGBT community. From the more trash affairs of Bar Pop and G-A-Y to the more sophisticated Viva – there’s a little something for everyone.

REM is a bit of a Canal Street anomaly. Forming part of the adjacent Rembrandt Hotel it’s one of the oldest bars in the Manchester Gay Village. It’s popular with a more mature crowd and those into pushing their sexual boundaries. Company Bar is a subterranean late night haunt that attracts the leather and muscle crowd. It’s much more of a late night affairs so don’t arrive too early if you’re looking for things to get interesting!

The Eagle Manchester forms part of the famous franchise that is known across the world for its kinky vibe and late night dalliances. They’re open every night and have great drinks deals in the week, however, you’ll have to wait until the weekend if you want to experience the bar at its best.

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