Canal Street Bars

Canal Street and the Gay Village is one of Manchester's most vibrant, exciting and bustling areas. With some amazing bars that serve up some of the best cocktails and food in the city, Canal Street bars are highly-acclaimed and very popular and carry a diverse clientele. So if you're after a fun night on the town or even just drinks and dinner with friends, then check out our recommended Canal Street spots to find one that will charm you and fit the bill.


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Eccentric and unique, industrial yet vintage; The Molly House is a bar just shy of Canal Street known for its plush interiors and off kilter design. From a broody speakeasy style with Victorian dashes to wooden benches, barrels and taxidermy, Molly House is brimming with dated wares. From bubbly and beer to tea and cake, even Spanish tapas, The Molly House caters to every whim and fancy thanks to their dapper menu's.

Richmond Tea Rooms

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A darling little diddy just shy of Canal Street, kitsch dreams come true at the Richmond Tea Rooms. A darling den of wonderful whimsy brimming with 'Alice in Wonderland' style interiors, Richmond Tea Rooms is more of a dolls house than it is a bar. From plush cocktails and luscious lunches to dapper creative concoctions, Richmond Tea Rooms knows a thing or two about darling British endeavours and smash-up tipples.

A short walk from Canal Street, Piccadilly Lounge at the Doubletree Hotel is a classy and sophisticated cocktail spot that offers intimacy and style. With 30 martinis alone on the drinks menu, expect to be able to find something that will tickle your fancy! With a great tapas menu and some regular bar food classics Piccadilly Lounge offers a great drinking experience a stone's throw from Canal Street.