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Via Fossa

28-30 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3EZ, England
+44 161 236 6523
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Immediately after being served drinks got told to drink up and leave.

A party of us spent about three hours in here handing money over the bar all night. Doubles, shots... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great fun place to drink with friends

We go here for at least one drink with friends a few times a year. Always friendly people, fun... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Matthew E
Cannock, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Centered around the Canal street area of Manchester is this thriving gay-friendly bar and club.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible28%
Travellers talk about
“drag act” (2 reviews)
“bad attitude” (2 reviews)
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28-30 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3EZ, England
+44 161 236 6523
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A party of us spent about three hours in here handing money over the bar all night. Doubles, shots etc.  At the end of the night when informed last orders at the bar, we went to the bar a final time for more drinks. They...More

Thank capturethemood
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We go here for at least one drink with friends a few times a year. Always friendly people, fun environment and a bit of disco 😁

Thank Matthew E
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Had a few beers and decided to have food, pleased we did, good choice on menu to pick,there are few deals. Food was lovely and filling

Thank Neil H
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Never visited Manchester scene before so was interested to see. Visited this venue for a few drinks. Had an absolutely amazing time. Thank you so much. Staff great and efficient. Drinks a bit on the pricy side but then I was on doubles. Overall a...More

Thank Craig H
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Popped in for one but got carried away and had a few. Good drag act who kept the atmosphere going. Will definitely recommend.

Thank Lukey_Loves_Gin
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Nice bar with 2 different rooms of music. Security seemed ok, which was a nice change from the last time I visited.

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I used to visit here a few years ago and it was always a lively and friendly place with a good atmosphere but this time was disappointing. Staff were disinterested and quite rude and lacked engagement. Luckily there's plenty of other bars to visit in...More

Thank manly21
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Always nice in here and the whimsical woodwork and staircases adds to the charm. Drinks are a tad on the pricey side but this is set off by the friendly staff and good entertainment.

Thank Wycombe-Simon
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Popular venue. Great location. Never had a bad experience here. Drinks reasonably priced. Fun karaoke 🎤 earlier last year. Music not too loud so great for a quiet-ish drink after work. New pub grub menu. Staff are friendly.

Thank nickfranklin100
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Another great New Year and New Year Countdown here. Great mix of people and great music to dance to. Bar staff members were very friendly and getting served was quite easy even though bar was very busy.

Thank Paulos_C_23
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