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39-41 Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3WB, England
+44 161 637 6258
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Great staff

It's a pretty small place and gets very crowded as the night goes on. The staff were friendly and... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Lucy R
Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Can't fault the place tho I'd recommend going in solo as if your with someone else it can look like... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
Paula R
via mobile
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“great night” (2 reviews)
“lesbian” (4 reviews)
39-41 Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3WB, England
+44 161 637 6258
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

It's a pretty small place and gets very crowded as the night goes on. The staff were friendly and very patient with helping my friend choose drinks. It's advertised as a lesbian bar but was pretty much 50/50 male and female, though that could've been...More

Thank Lucy R
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Can't fault the place tho I'd recommend going in solo as if your with someone else it can look like you are with a partner and I've personally only ever had luck when in solo. Also my advice is to keep going in as some...More

2  Thank Paula R
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I spent a few hours every day in Vanilla Bar, it was loads of fun and the staff were simply great! Their pool table is immaculate and the customers there were very inclusive with all who arrived there. A great place to get to know...More

1  Thank Dollar D
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Killer tunes friendly staff and punters. Great reason to visit Manchester. Worth the 5 hour drive just for this bar!Loved it

1  Thank Sam W
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

No atmosphere, a dive, you get stared at like a piece of meat, the worse place in Manchester's Gay Village

1  Thank foxyloxy64
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

So glad we didn't pay to get in. The place is tiny and was packed out so there was nowhere to sit, we couldn't hear each other as the music was too loud and distorted and didn't want to dance as it was some sort...More

Thank Twinsliders
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We were hoping for an awesome 'lesbian bar' but it's a very small place with over priced drinks. Music was so loud and overpowering the bartenders couldn't even hear the drink orders.

1  Thank Kristin W
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Good access for disabled people with assistance offered. Good mix of music and a general good atmosphere

1  Thank Mimi H
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Myself and friends visited canal street and vanilla bar as it was a well known women's bar. It was the worst experience we have ever had. Fighting broke out between a group of people outside vanilla bar with the door staff just standing by and...More

4  Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Great gay bar, don't go too early the atmosphere doesn't really start until 10:30 onwards. Good selection of drinks including shots and cocktails, pool table and slot machine not a massive space but does move into a dance floor after 11pm and there is a...More

Thank Rachel H
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