Gay Clubs in Manchester

Manchester is home to a diverse selection of gay clubs; all with different attractions, from karaoke and DJs to outstanding drinks offers. There are plenty of places that don't need any excuse to party well into the wee hours, so prepare for a late one! With Canal Street on its side, a famous area of fun and exciting gay bars, Manchester has so much to offer, and here are a few of our recommended favourites.

Last updated on 1st March 2021

Via Manchester

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Looking for somewhere that can take you from daytime tipples to late night dancing without a hitch? Via is the gay club for you. Start off your journey with waterside cocktails, before heading indoors where regular entertainment and a lively crowd of punters await.

Cruz 101

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One of Manchester's longest running and most popular gay clubs, Cruz 101 offers affordable entry and drinks combined with stunning decor for the ultimate in clubbing sophistication. With a main club and a basement club, there's plenty to choose from with different DJs and music each night making this the perfect party haunt for a late one in the city.


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One of the most party hearty lesbian bars in Manchester, Vanilla is Canal Street favourite for pocket friendly tipples and late night dancing. While not a club by nature, Vanilla's intimate dancefloor and low ceilings get packed come sundown, giving you that all out atmosphere that any booming club can bring.

G-A-Y Bar

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Right in the heart of the Canal Street bars stands G-A-Y bar serving up its own blend of thumping hits and smooth tunes. With Sunday to Thursday drinks at £1.50 all night till 4am; there's plenty to keep the party rocking and the drinks flowing.


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Swing by KIKI on a Sunday and you'll get Served with £2 drinks, £4 cocktails and £1 bombs till 5am. Top that off with back-to-back chart, pop and throwback classics and you've got the perfect way to kick-start your week. 

Take a trip to Oscars if you're looking a twist on the classic Manchester nightlife venue. This great LGBT cabaret themed bar gives a great insight into life on the big stage with a red carpet welcome and all that glamour that comes along with it. So head down for a touch of class in your cocktails and a touch of glitz in the atmosphere. 

Another venue that may not have club status, but has has heck of a party attitude, you'd be right in being mistaken for thinking it was one. From their glistening walls and rowdy drag acts, to varied crowd and party antics, New York New York has none of the attitude but all of the fun for a night out in the city.