Premier venue in the heart of Manchester's famous Canal Street Village

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Premier venue in the heart of Manchesters famous Canal Street Village. Entertainments, DJs, Cocktails/Wines, Shots, Coffee.



Based on 117 reviews
Naz Nahar
14:27 27 Feb 24
I dont think there are enough stars to show how amazing these guys are. Booked the venue for a 30th birthday party and they sorted everything out. Decorated the place so so well according to our theme and Bella was an amazing dj. Jackie and Crystal did such an amazing job and everyone was so lovely and made the night. Will be booking everything here
Simon Harrison
21:06 23 Dec 23
Can't believe a piss poor bar can have the balls to charge 10 quid for a pint and a half for dark fruit. Much better bars around l
Diana Rozenberga
13:05 29 Oct 23
Last night was here for the first time. Amazing place, great atmosphere, lovely and friendly staff 💥💥💥
lisa hicks
06:57 30 Aug 23
Came for pride weekend, 2 nasty bar staff with disgusting attitudes small girl dark hair and a young boy with glasses absolutely horrendous as bar staff can not control them selfs under pressure…All other staff were absolutely amazing door staff on point 2 bar staff Jada and Scarlett brilliant customer service as busy as they were there was no attitude from either of them, other than anything else I enjoy coming and visiting this place it’s worth the 5 Hr journey…
Robin Wright
21:31 20 Jul 23
I regularly go in here the staff are really helpful and friendly and nearly always a karaoke afternoon or night that never disappoints
Carole Bailey
22:07 08 Jul 23
The gender neutral toilets are a disgrace with urine on the floor and the drinks are expensive and served in plastic glasses. An absolute disgrace.
Karen Hargreaves
22:32 26 May 23
Great atmosphere great music very friendly DJ and staff and doormen 24 May when sam smith let us down but you all made our night thank you 😘🥰
Nicola Mcclean
11:47 07 May 23
Bouncers pick and choose who they let in making out they had shows on, when clearly they didn't. And "try the next door" how rubbish is their customer service. Wouldn't recommend.
Vinny Davies
04:06 26 Feb 23
As stated in the review which I today posted on Trip Advisor, there is only one word required when reviewing Churchills in Manchester’s Gay Village…Outstanding! A focused reassuring security team providing reassurance, behind the bar is one of the best well oiled machine in a complimentary sense leading to each customer being served within 5 minutes and the award for the ‘absolutely nailed it’ category must go to the Friday Master of ceremonies/D.J/Karaoke aficionado bundle of talent that’s the glue which keeps it all together. Without doubt Churchills reminds you why you feel proud to come from Manchester. Thank you and congratulations to the leadership team and fantastic staff..Vinny (Kingston Town)
Tadhg O Mahony (Silverfox)
13:27 05 Jan 23
Great bar. Great music. Great staff. Thank you Churchills 🙏
Remy Brandee
21:14 04 Dec 22
Rather enjoyed attending here. They hosted an Alternative Market even with burlesque performers. I Had mulled wine £4.50Spiced Rum £5.80Friendly non judgemental bar staff. Its Spacious, clean outside. Has a lovely seating outdoor area too. It's situated on Canal Street. I quite like this street. I'll defo return
John Hornby
15:58 04 Oct 22
Great pub atmosphere Monday to Thursday daytimes.
03:32 26 Jul 22
The toilets admittedly weren't great but I really enjoyed myself, met some lovely people, everyone was lovely to me and my girlfriend. Will absolutely come again. Didn't go at a weekend though so can't say what that's like
Laura Smith
02:37 22 Jul 22
Avoid this place. I would give 0 stars if I could. We went to go into this bar, bouncers were really rude to us as we went to walk in, they shoved my friend down the step and tried saying he was too drunk because of this, they then grabbed him and told him he wasn’t allowed in. This was the first bar we had tried to go to.
02:52 14 Jul 22
Top joint, always get noshed off
Joshua Hubbard
17:49 09 Jul 22
It was already a dump but since bar pop took it over its become an open sewer the toilets are by far the most scariest thing I have ever seen I had to pee outside the bar staff are off there faces on drugs like mkat and ket also see them taking poppers the dance floor Is a danger to society there crowd is old men and pups aka mentally unwell adults it should be demolished and start over 😵
George Foster
21:58 02 Jul 22
Very arrogant bar staff. Waited 20 minutes for a drink and then got attitude when we eventually did get a drink. There are so many better gay bars in Manchester where the staff are friendly. Would not recommend and would not return.
Adrian Ciorcila
20:59 01 Apr 22
The security staff were the most understanding! I Hope on my next visit they aren't working there!
Iain Smith
14:48 22 Mar 22
Best bar in Manchester. Cute friendly staff.
Craig Robinsons
13:11 23 Nov 21
Good laughs and friendly
11:20 18 Oct 21
Decent venue, nice bar staff, the absolute rudest DJ we've ever met. Despite our group having spent a significant sum of money on multiple rounds of drinks, the DJ kept stopping the music and individually targeting people and yelling for us to buy drinks or leave. I can see this is something that has happened with multiple past customers but could not believe it would happen to us. Said with true hostility and venom as well, a very very sad man.Completely ruined the atmosphere and will make sure myself, my friends living here, and anyone visiting never attend this institution.
20:11 02 Oct 21
Sat outside on a nice day after doing the great Manchester run, they only sell wine by the bottle but at £12 for a bottle of not bad Chardonnay me and my wife had a nice afternoon for £24 friendly barmaid, nicer surroundings and a lot cheaper than sat outside the northern quarter
Daniel D. Reimer
20:31 06 Sep 21
Old fashioned looking bar/club, but full of heart, relaxed vibes and friendly people, staff and great music.
15:19 20 Aug 21
Manager he is most nasty peace work.dont go in this bar. Horrible
Nicole Willett
16:39 03 Jul 21
Horrible rude manager. Absolutely disgusted with how a couple of members spoke to us in there!
David Aradilla Barroso
18:17 26 Jun 21
Just passed by and the porter refused a table for two saying that he couldn't offer it just for two people because the table was at least for 4. Two minutes later two girls allowed to seat on that table. Okay 🙂
Ryan Watson
19:54 05 Jun 21
We had a brilliant day!! We had the most welcoming waiter. He’d only been working here two weeks but he was very professional and made us all (gay and straight) have a great day. Spectacular service from Shea. I’ve been down Canal Street for 10 years never really visited Churchill’s but after this experience I will be back!
Emma Carter
13:35 03 Nov 20
Ok bar quite a good vibe. Prices ok. Staff seem friendly enough.
Stuart Tracey
19:51 24 Oct 20
Why is this place still open? It belongs in Blackpool not Manchester. Avoid at all costs.
alex warburton
17:18 05 Aug 20
Don’t mind coming in here but never again after the price I’ve just been charged!!! £17.20 for a fosters a fosters shandy and a gin and tonic! And served in plastic glasses never again!!!
Max Cameron
19:34 14 Jul 20
Fantastic place Great Barr service clean friendly and helpful also I would like to say thank you to the one of the staff I did not catch his name with blonde hair in a black shirt & jeans for helping me and my girlfriend enjoy our night the way we did 100% be back also I apologise for the late review as it was our first time in the village
Alex Stone
23:19 10 Jul 20
Second weekend open after lock down, staff are rushed off their feet and probably having an awful shift, and yet they're all still smiling and being really friendly and kind. I hope their boss appreciates them.
Keith Appanah
18:12 02 Feb 19
Not a bad place to start a Friday night. Not too overcrowded and lots of cheesy music. There was a karaoke act singing 80s and 90s songs so the vibe was very camp. That said, there were plenty of places to sit and stand and the music wasn't too loud that conversation was possible. My first time visiting the Canal Street and was a unique experience. Although I feel it would be much better being here during summer rather than a very cold January night.
Graham Wood
13:11 19 Jan 18
This is a cheap and tacky, run down bar. They do reasonably cheap generic drinks, have loud music and karaoke and rough patrons. The toilets are fairly broken and the place is dirty and generally feels run down. It's interesting to occasionally pop in for a quick drink to see what the place is like. Good do with a complete renovation to bring it up to the level of the other bars on Canal Street.
Angela C.
01:47 17 May 15
Were do I start I love this bar very friendly staff and they serve you quick they don't leave you waiting long.Your made to feel very welcome the...
Andy H.
12:10 13 Sep 14
Churchills on Canal Street has a very lively good atmosphere often with lots of hen parties at weekends. Karaoke on Friday's whats that all about!!!...
Chris T.
06:00 09 May 14
Depending what you want on Canal Street this Bar might be ok, but not for me, its crowd is mainly Hen parties, Big Groups and a load of guys trying to sing...
Rebecca D.
08:22 02 Feb 10
It's always nice to find a city centre pub that feels like an old man pub, but has a certain something. I guess, as James points out, that Churchills'...
alexandra s.
08:37 29 Sep 09
This place has a great atmosphere and the staff are really friendly. As you may have noticed by now I do love a bit of karaoke from time to time and this...
james b.
05:19 25 Sep 09
To be honest, I'm not really sure if this is a really good pub or a really good novelty kind-of-straight-Canal-St pub.It doesn't really matter, because...

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