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Via, formerly Via Fossa, is a vibrant pub in Manchester’s Canal Street, the city’s famous gay district. When you first enter Via you are struck by its seeming normality, as at a glance, it looks like any other pub. Explore further however, and you’ll soon find the quirks that make Via one of Manchester’s unique public houses. Stray downstairs and you’ll be immersed in a den of iniquity with purple drapes and leopard print sofas showing a more eccentric side to this Manchester pub. On the top floor of this 3 level Canal Street pub another comes another twist in the tale; alcoves make up an intimate and cool space.

The bar is well stocked and affordable (you can pick up a bottle of house wine on average for £10) and the staffs are more than helpful. The entertainment is a little cheesy, but everyone loves a little cheese sometimes don’t they? Via does karaoke Mondays and Tuesdays for people who fancy a laugh and on the last Sunday of every month they have ‘Drag Kings of Manchester’ – which again is a bit cheesy, but great for a fun night out in Manchester. Though primarily a gay friendly venue, Via gets a very mixed crowd and is welcoming of all come through its door, so don’t feel intimated, get yourself down to Via and get involved in the fun.


No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Canal Street


Day Open Close Notes
11:00 01:00
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11:00 03:00
11:00 03:00
12:00 01:00


28-30 Canal Street, Manchester, M1 3EZ

Central Manchester

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Drink Prices Price
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £2.55
Bottle of House Wine £9.25

This venue serves Pub Food and Bar Snacks food.

A word from the chef:
Via serves food all day, with main meals, lunch specials and desserts all available.

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quirky pub. Good selection of drinks but wasnt too fond on the karaoke. Good if you like that sort of thing though!
15 Feb 2013 by miket

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