G-A-Y Manchester Formerly: Spirit

87% love it
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G-A-Y is a huge dance club with a party inside to match its impressive exterior. Everyone from 18 year old students to 40-something business types can be seen in one the various unique sections of this club. The food is excellent and the rooftop terrace is incredibly popular during the summer.


    • RandT
      RandT Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Stayed away, bad karma
      We were told this place wasn't very friendly toward tourists, they have a sign on the door saying that it is a "selective" entrance and if the staff doesn't recognize most of the people in your party they won't admit you. Sounds like a discriminating way to run a business.

    • jzincrooklyn
      jzincrooklyn Over a year ago
      Hates it

      I am truly horrified and I don't say this lightly. Arrived in Manchester for work from New York City and am staying down the street. About 45 mins in, I got the following, while being completely sober: "The manager has been watching you on CC TV. You appear to be alone and this isn't a cruise bar. We need you to leave." I can't say how embarrassing this was. Not looking for sex, I was trying to meet new people in a new city. I've been going to bars for years and this has never happened to me. I'm really flabbergasted that this can happen in 2014.

    • paul_h1987
      paul_h1987 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Best true GAY bar
      Had a brilliant night in here last friday, atmosphere and staff was brilliant! they get loads of complaints on sites like this coz the dont let skanky people in lol, full of hot lads and no trouble, let the skanks stick to their own bars!!!!

    • d_mension
      d_mension Over a year ago
      Hates it

      happened again
      Been refused by the bouncer last not wtf going on here is this place any special the the other bars in the village and a lesbian attitude from a bouncer the manager should look into this.

    • Dale94
      Dale94 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Absolute Disgrace
      I signed up to this website just to write this review. I have drank in here for the best part of 2 years. Recently, I haven't had the time for 'Nights Out', in usually down during the day when I get a spare couple of hours. A few nights ago on my birthday night out, myself and my partner were refused entry because we were not regulars. This was after being interrogated by the young arrogant doorman about where I drink usually! Absolutely terrible.

    • JoD2013
      JoD2013 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      G.A.Y Bar down Canal Street.. is SHOCKING BAD!
      I feel like i need to post this Review and it not only me but as i been talking to people many other people are not happy with this G.A.Y bar.. as i was about to go in there without no warning i was push out by bar staff before i even got up the stairs.. when ask why what the reason the bar staff said we only want men in here not Dykes .. i was upset about the whole thing.. So i wouldn't go in there again.. My girl friend went to complain and he also got push out..

    • mikeybarrkid
      mikeybarrkid Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Good bar. Worth a visit in tge summer when u can sit on the balcony.

    • nicholas01
      nicholas01 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Good bar busy very mixed open upstairs terrace