The QX Gay Manchester City Guide is your ultimate download-and-keep guide to Manchester’s vibrant LGBT scene; from the cobbles of Canal Street, to the bright lights of the Northern Quarter & beyond – Manchester’s Gay Scene really does have something for everyone and below are our top picks for Manchester, for the month ahead!
Our free monthly map is available across gay village venues, accommodation centres across Greater Manchester & tourist information centres in Manchester Piccadilly Train Station & Arndale Shopping Centre.
QX’s TOP PICKS FOR AUGUST IN GAY MANCHESTER
96a Canal Street, M1 3WD
A brand spanking new venue right on Canal Street. It’s only been around since last month and it’s already become a village go-to. A welcoming atmosphere and a good time to be had. They’re celebrating Pride with the MINT Boat party, so grab yourself a sailor and head on down.
100 Bloom Street, M1 3LY
They somehow manage to throw a good night out ever Bloomin’ night. If you fancy a mid-week naughty night of bumping and grinding, it’s the place to be. It’s full of a fun young crowd that like to party hard. Throw in a drag queen or two and you’ve got a night to remember.
KIKI, 4 Canal Street, M1 3HE
The circus is in town, and it’s not going to cost you a penny. The folks over at Kiki have their doors wide open all of Pride weekend, and their prices are frozen! The acrobats are limbering up, and the clowns are painted to the gods. Drinks, dancing and getting down and dirty on a dance floor. What else is pride for, ey?
Pride at Cruz 101
101 Princess Street, M1 6ED
Bringing you a five-day-long program of endless excess, they’ve got you covered for all of Pride weekend. Thursday night (23rd) until Tuesday morning (28th) it’s non-stop, balls to the wall clubbing. Making a special appearance at their Saturday night spectacle is Pride headliner Nadine Coyle. So girl, allow us to get our mesh on.
Jock’s 2nd Birthday Party
Eagle, 15 Bloom Street M1 3HZ
In just two years Jock ahs made quite the name for itself, becoming Manchester’s No.1 underwear and sports kit party. Celebrating their second year on the 10th will be dancers providing all the birthday cake you’d want to dig your face into. They’ll probably let you lick off the icing. Definitely one of our Top Picks For Manchester!
18 Tariff Street M1 2FN
Dive right in, the waters are warm. A naughty afternoon is just what this heat calls for, and there’s no better place for it than the Basement Sauna. It’s kitted out with a huge sauna and steam rooms and a spa or two to get a little naughty in.
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