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 NOVEMBER IN GAY MANCHESTER
DILF Manchester 9th of November
Cruz 101 Club Classics 17th of November
Twerk’s 5th Birthday 30th of November
They’re celebrating toddler-dom over at Bar Pop, where it’s been half a decade since booties dropped, and jiggled their way around the joint at TWERK. Everyone’s invited to head on down and drop it like it’s hawt. To celebrate they’re dishing out birthday cake to those serving CAKE. For anyone who possesses true talent at throwing their back out, there’s a £50 cash prize for the best twerk.
Basement Complex Sauna
18 Tariff Street, M1 2FN
Smack bang in the midst of Manchester’s gay scene, you don’t need to leave the party to get yourself some steamy action. They’re open throughout the week, providing a place for us guys who need to unwind after a heavy week over at the office. Whether you’re looking for a long soak or a quick sweat, it’s a go to for those super busy business types to let off some well needed steam.
Take Your Pick Every Wednesday
100 Bloom Street, M1 3LY
Pegged as the campest gameshow in the Village, hosts Ginger Hunter and Anthem take over Bloom for a night of debauched buffoonery. Enter for your chance to grab yourself some booby prizes, some cash or (more importantly) a big ‘ol bar tab. DJ D-Lux is on hand to spin the wheel of fortune, and keep you two-stepping until the early hours. Just grab a drink behind the bar to enter.
46 Canal Street M1 3WB
What would the weekend be without a healthy helping of drag? The English drag queen is an allusive creature, but every Friday and Saturday at ON Bar you’re sure to catch one in her natural habitat. Ruling the roost as always is Belinda Scandal, whose salacious behavior has made her an icon of the Manchester scene. This cabaret showbar is a go-to for grabbing your first tipple, and getting you giggly before a night on the town.