Bar Pop

Bar Pop

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About

We opened on the 23rd of September 2013, after years as a club promoter and being "Mr Poptastic" John Hamilton and his husband Antonio (and Juanita of course) took the next step and opened their own bar! We are proud to be only independently run and owned venue run by a drag queen and boast the largest in-house entertainment team in the North West.

​We are proud to be an inclusive bar for our patrons and staff and are proud to support and employ anyone regardless of ethnicity, sexuality, gender, background or beliefs.

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Bar Pop
3.8
Based on 267 reviews
Bob Bob
12:55 26 Sep 22
Great night! Obviously like anywhere there's the odd idiot but all in all the staff are great especially the doorman! Mathew the doorman was extremely polite! The rest of the staff were also. Great place and definitely worth a visit on the strip!
David Y
07:46 01 Sep 22
Friendly and great fun. The staff do a brilliant cabaret.
Ash F
21:30 18 Aug 22
Door staff here are complete mugs. Been going to bar pop for years and I turn up to be told "Not letting any more people in we're full" then continue to let every single person who turned up in while I'm stood there. Called them out and they just ignored me and laughed.Video proof and the picture shown just look at the face on him. Proper mugs the lot of them.
Ali Khalaf
15:36 15 Aug 22
BE AWARE AND CHECK WHAT YOU ARE BEING SERVED: I’m absolutely shocked at what I witnessed behind the bar while I was being served. I asked for red bull, a glass of ice and a glass of rosé wine , the lady behind the bar took an opened (YES ALREADY OPENED) can of red bull from the red bull mini fridge (which is lit hence I can see what was picked) and started pouring it for me, when I ask the lady is that can of red bull already opened she said yes we do that all the time, I asked for a fresh one! Went outside to enjoy my drink with my friend and the wine glass had a red lipstick print (unwashed glass)!!!! Went back to let the lady know and she poured the same drink into another glass!!! Again I asked for a fresh one as I paid £10 for both drinks. Absolutely disgusting considering that most people won’t be even looking at what they are being served and trust that they are paying for fresh drinks and clean glasses!!
Judge Dredd
21:17 14 Aug 22
One of the best drag shows I've seen for ages. The bar staff are nice and the punters are friendly. I reckon this is going to be one of my regular haunts now.The one star down is for the bad state of toilets on Sunday recently. I know the staff worked really hard to try and rectify things but I think there needs to be a bit of a refurb there.
Michael Dodds
14:48 14 Aug 22
Came to Manchester from Newcastle for the first time ever!! The staff are amazing, all deserve pay rises. Cheap drinks. Clean. Entertainment was amazing and i loved the night. Thank You Bar Pop for the best experience ever. Much love, Michael X
Raminta DiaMay
15:54 24 Jun 22
Nice place, friendly staff, no cocktails, drink selection bit poor
Ruth Pendlebury
12:40 29 May 22
Went to the Drag Cabaret Show with bottomless brunch and had a great time. Very generous with the drinks and fun entertainment, loved it!
Suzi Beau
11:06 21 May 22
Great bar on canal street, great music, dj , drag act party atmosphere, toilets are unisex , busy packed pud but cheaper drinks than a lot of places on the city.2 brandy and cokes and a Budweiser for less than £15 however can of Bud was warm probably because it was packed and it hadn't been chilled long enough.Outside area with covered areas. Would definitely visit again
Stephen K
19:29 02 May 22
Went on a Saturday night, no entry fee which is great and reasonably priced drinks.Music was hit and miss and 'pop' seemed a bit ambiguous. Nice selection of drag queens if you wanted to see some. Uni-sex toilets a bit cramped and not much space to queue for them.Overall a good night was had.
Daniel Alexander
17:36 17 Apr 22
Good fun city centre bar playing pop music. Decent drinks, prices are reasonable for location. Felt safe the whole time. Progressive barWould return if on another night out in Manc
Curtis Whitty
01:22 15 Mar 22
Amazing bar! AVOID “G A Y” at all costs and come here or to another inclusive bar on the street! The staff at bar pop are friendly & their entertainment is amazing 🤩 we will definitely return to this amazing place!!!! AVOID“G A Y” if your reading this review
Sophia Gardner
02:22 23 Feb 22
I was out and a photo someone had taken a photo as memorial (plastic frame) had broken. So I took it over to the bar and left it on the side near staff who weren’t coming to me for a few minutes. I got questioned why I was okay to leave this ‘harmful substance’ near all staff and got shoed away with his disrespectful hand movement and told me to ‘go play’ because I’m ‘an immature little girl’ for bringing a piece of broken plastic to the bar. Absolutely well and truly won’t come back. Sort your rude staff out please. Thanks ! Apart from that. LOVE.
Tim Black
18:34 01 Feb 22
Very friendly bar with great atmosphere. Staff are super helpful and good people. Returned my lost Bag. Life savers. Good karma to you all. 👍
Zoe Parker
08:15 01 Feb 22
Went to see the Drag Show downstairs. Amazing!! Jackie Love is my fave xxx
Hattie Fennell
00:37 24 Jan 22
We accidentally stumbled into this place as the vibes were immaculate from outside! No queue, and very friendly bouncers.The tunes were amazing with early 2000s which my partner and I sang at the top of our lungs to. Plenty of space to dance and easy/quick to be served at the bar. Two gorgeous drag queens went around with a trolley and they were both very funny! Gender neutral toilets were refreshing to see, maybe in need of a spruce up but typical for any club! Will definitely visit again!
Ivan Cuadros
04:59 03 Jan 22
We have been there several times. This bar is so friendly and the service is impeccable. Staff are friendly and music is amazing!! If you want to have a wonderful night just go there and you will enjoy the shows and music.Thank you for the shows and nights =) see you later!!
ThatsHot B
05:50 01 Jan 22
I have been going to this establishment for over 13 years. On the 17th of December they had drink spillages all over the dance floor and I slipped twice. It was like an ice rink. Then I fell hurt my ankle, ambulance arrived got me an ice pack. I have since tried to get into Barpop, but the bouncer who helped me tells staff not to let me in, due to their negligence. It does not make any sense. I was not going to take it further, but now I will. I tried to get in the venue twice since the accident, and the security man has profiled me. And barred me so I will pursue legal action against them. I have a bruised ankle due to their negligence and also being BAME, its very racist, I was told people are just spilling drinks. They have stopped me going in on two occasions, since the accident happened. They will be sued for incompetence, it is a shame I loved the owner.
Thomas Campbell
13:01 24 Nov 21
Love this place. Staff are 12/10 including the bouncers dj’s and drag performers.. always a great night whenever I visit. This place knows how to put on a show recommend it to everybody. A place I will visit every time I’m in Manchester 100%
Peter Andrew
21:43 20 Nov 21
All five of these stars go to the gorgeous and hilarious drag queen at the door, Robyn! My sister, friends and I were creasing before we even got through the door. The music is pretty decent but the main attraction are the queens both at the door and DJing! I'd go every weekend if I could afford it.
John
09:35 05 Nov 21
Great place to come for some midweek drinks. The place seemed lively, fun and well decorated! Thanks for a fun night!
Harry Radzuan
00:11 01 Nov 21
Amazing Halloween shows 3 nights in a row! Splendid job BarPop entertainment team!
Kathryn Davis
10:11 31 Oct 21
Top bit of fun! Dance the night away.
Bart
19:16 28 Oct 21
Just been told by security guy that I apparently speak to loud In Polish while I speaking with my mate during the drag race. He claimed that this outcome come from the outer. Racist and xenofobic aprouch, I expected more then that from one of the best clubs in the village.
Kellie Conwell
01:17 11 Oct 21
Was at barpop tonight and the bouncers completely ruined the experience and physically manhandled females. Fully ruined the experience
Damian Frączek
03:26 26 Sep 21
That was my first time on Canal st, but this place is the best ever, that climate, that people, that vibe. After party I'm in love and recommending this club everyone.
Daniel D. Reimer
20:34 06 Sep 21
Super colourful poppy gay bar - as the name says. Friendly enough staff. The air con was a bit to forceful for my taste, but this might have been a covid measure.
Allison Markey
13:39 23 Aug 21
Had the best night on Saturday at my daughters hen party, the guys who work here are fantastic, cannot thank you enough for the best time had by all, I highly recommend a visit to Bar Pop, absolutely amazing thanks again all.
Dave Gore
15:44 14 Aug 21
Friendly bar! Good drag shows, welcoming to absolutely everyone. Atmosphere is very party centric and great. Look out for the airplane trolley being pushed around by the drag queens selling poppers, drinks and snacks. Can be a little too hen party, but still friendly. Drinks not too pricey, cocktails are okay too, premixed, but still good. Basically, highly recommended.
Jason Koen
09:43 22 Jul 21
Best and only breakfast place on Canal Street. They open at 8am till 2pm for a really lovely breakfast or lunch!
Stevie Willo
16:09 20 Jul 21
Hosted my guests from London to visit the village, the Bar staff and hostess were great however the female member of the security staff was heavy handed and aggressive to customers also wouldn't stop harassing us. She obviously has some serious anger issues and needs to learn to respect customers. Spoilt our night
Jack “Jack” Wilson
22:48 25 Jun 21
Pretty nice place. Drinks are cold and servers are hot
Huw Thomas
09:01 21 Jun 21
We had a fantastic evening here last night. The show was superb, and a brilliant finale to boot. We'll done to the whole team 🤩🤩
Philip Jones
15:51 17 Jun 21
Spent some lovely evenings here with friends. Well managed with friendly staff, one of the most welcoming places on Canal Street.
Alam Rdrgs
20:42 21 Apr 21
Amazing costumer service, staff friendly and a decent location
Rachel Gresty
09:08 17 Apr 21
Quite nice drinks here yesterday. Pretty pricey but the service was excellent and the music from inside the venue was fun and created a good vibe. Definitely ask which drinks are long drinks as the short ones can be consumed in a gulp. We weren’t offered a good menu which looking at the social media looks great but maybe next time
Danny T Kong
18:39 07 Feb 21
Been going here for years and can honestly say its one of the best in the gay scene
Sarah Darby
10:31 09 Nov 20
Brilliant bar great atmosphere, cheap drinks, top music and staff very friendly
Jonathan Jones
22:06 01 Sep 20
Fabulous time every time I visit whether it's for a quick pint or an evening out. John, Antonio & the team make you feel very welcome every time, the security team are friendly, polite & make you feel safe inside and outside the venue. The management team & entertainment team are phenomenal, with friendly, funny entertainers such as Jackie & Robbie who always make your visit so much fun even during these trying times of Covid. Honestly cannot recommend Bar Pop! Enough. The venue is thoroughly spotless, the music is fabulous & there is a conscious effort to raise awareness & funds for local charities too, you couldn't ask for a better night out in Manchester's Gay Village
S C
18:33 16 Aug 20
We enjoyed a couple of rounds of drinks on a warm Saturday afternoon. The prices are a little dear, but the service was spot-on.On a Corona virus note, they’re incredibly on-the-ball: it’s perhaps the most Covid-conscious bar I’ve visited. However, it is difficult to distance in the toilets. You sign up to free membership and check in that way. We were shown to our table and only encouraged to move when smoking or going to the toilet. Orders are taken from the table- we were looked after by the delightfully savage Jackie.
Adam Preston
14:58 03 Aug 20
Great bar and very friendly bar staff. Door staff are also nice, which isn't always the case at some other venues. We probably come here too often. Plenty of outdoor seating too and table service at the moment. You currently need to become a member to get in (free), but only one of your party needs to sign up and this can be done really quickly and easily on your phone.
Marvin L.
12:35 08 May 17
Went in on a Sunday night, excellent crowd and drag show! One of the friendliest place visited!
Andy H.
02:08 05 Jun 16
This bar is on Canal Street This bar And there is plenty of seating and lots of outdoor seating as well. The staff was friendly.
Hugo F.
03:55 06 Oct 15
So I am aware that I am not someone who would normally be found on a Saturday night anywhere near Bar Pop normally, and therefore this is likely to be a...

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