New York New York Manchester

New York New York Manchester

The party capital at the heart of Manchester's world famous Gay Village

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About

For over thirty years New York New York bar has been the beating heart of Manchester's Gay Village. Known for its hands-in-the-air nights with music that you can't help but sing along to, outrageous drag queens and, of course, a welcoming atmosphere - the venue has earned its nickname, The Party Palace.

Every week we welcome thousands of party goers through the door, providing a safe place for the LGBT+ community and their allies. The club has raised countless thousands for charity with special themed nights and charity events.

Owned and operated by Tracey Walsh, who was recently recognised in The Queen's New Year's Honours List with a British Empire Medal for services to charity, the venue prides itself on providing a place that allows you to be whoever you want to be.

Our main room is open from 8pm every night with a resident DJ every night.

Don't feel like dancing? Our coffee and cocktail bar is open from 1pm every day 'til close with comfortable seating and places to charge your phone or laptop.

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New York New York
4.2
Based on 725 reviews
Franceco Porcheddu
15:03 06 May 24
The bouncers, Tom and Athena… you stole them all from entrance to stage and bar, your staff is SUPER. Really good job guys, always 100%😊😊
Kel Frieser
10:27 26 Apr 24
Me and my friends booked a bingo night with Funny Boyz for the time we were in Manchester. Unfortunately, it was very disappointing for us and was not up to our expectations. First of all, the booking said from 18 till 21:30. We were there at 18 and were told that we were very early. Then all of this hen parties started to come in. (I guess we missed that this was actually a straight girls party.) At around 19 we made it to our table, but then we realized that the bingo would not be starting very soon. The music : who let the dogs out and MacD, KFC and the Pizzahut. None of these songs will be played at a gay venue, but I guess that suits the taste of hen parties. The music was also very loud, that made it very annoying to sit there with your fingers up your ears. Then the "comedy" started. A drag queen with a d*ldo out while other queens lick it, pure comedy that we didn't see before. Still the bingo didn't start yet, two hours have passed and in the mean time all we could do is order drinks as that obviously the main goal of letting you wait for so long. None of the queens came to interact with us and focussed on the brides of the hen parties. We looked at our bingo card and it was as tiny as a stamp, if you had any 3 numbers it was a bingo. So even the bingo itself must have been boring to sit around and wait for the one number on your card to be called out. The prizes you could win? A dinner for two, a round of drinks or whatever, all of the prizes you can only spend in the venue itself. We left before the bingo even started, which we paid 28 pounds for. The venue itself was also very dark and outdated, and lights in toilet didn't work.Conclusion: gays don't go here, unless you love hen parties. You will be having a great night elsewhere.
Philip Lamb
14:27 12 Apr 24
My partner arranged a surprise party for my 40th recently at NYNY. What can I say, the venue is great, but what really makes it special is Tracey and her team. I honestly had the best time, the music was fabulous and the drinks were flowing. All my guests said they had the best time. Thank you Tracey, always such a gorgeous welcome when we come to NYNY.
Jamie Whyte
13:49 08 Apr 24
Recently booked here as a venue for my 30th- Great venue, great atmosphere. Big shout out to Lauren for all her help!
Nathan Thompson
01:44 23 Mar 24
Seems to be the down and out venue of the village where all the turn downs from other venues end up. Smells unclean, has annoying ‘entertainment’ and is full of the wrong type of clientele. The drinks are far from cheap for what you’d expect in such a venue. The owner treats the staff terrible, I know a few of them and have heard their stories.
Mark Pedley
21:53 20 Mar 24
A fabulous bar in Manchester’s gay village. Always have a great time when I visit for a night out. The staff are brilliant, and the owner Tracey makes everyone feel welcome.
Amy
01:48 04 Mar 24
Amazing atmosphere! And 5 star treatment from Mable, thank you! X
Mat Stafford
20:33 12 Feb 24
Regularly visit this venue and have done for many yrs. It's always an amazing night, fantastic atmosphere, amazing service, and a safe space to have some fun .
James
16:58 06 Feb 24
Local bar to me, it's alright nice staff etc. doormen are reasonable enough.The queueing outside can become irksome and be prepared to be banged into... A lot... On packed weekends.
Richard Clark
01:08 09 Dec 23
Arrogant piece of work DJ. Requested a birthday announcement, told 2 mins... Nearly an hour and a half later we left without it. Thanks for ruining a special occasion
Kevin Williams
18:05 28 Nov 23
Best food I’ve had in a bar for our Cleaners With Pride 🏳️‍🌈 night out . Service was fab and the atmosphere too 🥳 x
John Santiago
03:37 14 Nov 23
Incredible place with employees who sincerely care about their guests!!Great atmosphere and a fun comfortable feeling that is truly genuine!!
Red Tigerlily
23:18 05 Nov 23
Dark and music was really really loud. Couldn't hear what anyone said. We sat in a booth only to discover a puddle of spit on the seat next to us so we left. The venue has a good vibe to it but not to my taste. Definitely has potential and we probably just went on a bad day. Not at all wheelchair accessible also. Has steep steps to get into and steps inside too.
Alena Edgar
15:46 08 Sep 23
I didn't eat here. I took part in a drag led bingo night which was a hoot from start to finish. Every one super friendly.
Anna Fogarty
18:12 28 Aug 23
I love Manchester Pride the whole vibe and it’s so lovely to see some familiar faces. We love Polly every year my sister and daughter excitedly look forward to seeing her. She never fails to get the crowd going. We love you Polly hope your knee mends. See you next year my love take care 🥰xx
ugs oldun
15:46 15 Aug 23
love this place. barman is hilarious n goes out of his way to help people.hot drinks, lots of alcohol choices and a private area upstairs for parties n events.
Olivia Phillips
21:59 19 Jul 23
Visited recently as a hen party for drag bingo & cabaret in the upstairs room and it was brilliant! Event was mainly full of hen party groups which was well organised, and the vibe was so much fun! Hilarious drag hosts including a surprise bit of cabaret from a Drag Race UK contestant. We had literally been there 10 mins and the party was immediately in full swing, with amazing music all night. Bar staff were really friendly and patient too, and drinks were good value. Would highly recommend for a great night!
Jenni James
23:00 16 Jul 23
Love it here, Tracy the owner is always so welcoming. Went in on Saturday celebrating my 40th birthday and she poured a celebratory shot for my friends and me 🥰 thank you for a great night!
kerrie Love
15:20 25 Jun 23
The artisty of these acts are so underrated!Loads of fun and games. Won't spoil it for those that haven't been. However the last act, was so poignant and heart felt it was amazing.. I cried it proper moved me.The rest of it was as mad as a box of frogs.The end though! Feels
DAMO 666 V
19:08 05 Jun 23
We had a part here was good turn out. Would of loved a beer garden, but center of Manchester so you can't win them all. We all had a good day.
Nikki Hartley
08:19 30 May 23
We absolutely loved this place.Situated in the gay village just a stone's throw away from the canal is this pub. On the left is a small bar but there is ample seating. When myself and friends were there a drag queen was doing kareoke with the customers and cracking jokes. The atmosphere was so friendly.On the right is a large room with a massive bar and a stage. We had booked a drag show and bingo. Our show lasted about three hours and then the staff removed the tables and transformed the room into a night club.We absolutely loved it and can't wait to visit again.
A J
18:24 28 May 23
Had an absolute blast at the Benidorm Bingo for my hen party. Tequila Thirst was such a fantastic host for the evening, we all had so much fun singing and dancing. Massive hats off to all the staff here for being legends and working their arses off. 10/10 would go again!
Dazneyland
19:41 16 May 23
Loved the Drag stand up.She did an excellent job on an intimidating group of 20 lads for a friend's stag.Fun entertainment and was quite an intimate and small venue
Elodie Marti
09:06 07 May 23
We had such a great time there.Cocktails are delicious.Tracy was marvellous with us.And what a show with Michael.Thank you so much ❣️We will come back, for sure !
hannah brierley
19:00 06 Apr 23
Love the happy hour and i did really like the karaoke just wish they didnt make us wait so long seemed like the drag queen that day didnt like me and my friend as others didnt have to wait
carole lowe
17:51 05 Apr 23
I had the best time. What a Queen 👑 in charge of proceedings. Have only given a 4 because I was too drunk to appreciate if it was a 5 or not. Can't wait to return to post a new review
Max Dior
17:51 02 Apr 23
Staff and atmosphere brilliant.. BUT sadly and this is not me being old , the music and the vocals from stage was FAR TO LOUD ,I've worked in the pub club industry may years and when the music is to the point it makes you feel disorientated and physically hurts to listen to its beyond the point of pleasure. I've been a couple of times before and the volume was definitely NOT that high . The party I was with all agreed.. people smoking outside said the same ..
Nigel Harrison
20:09 06 Mar 23
Not really an LGBTQ safe space they just let any old scum bag in. Very tacky venue. This is the venue of last resort when punters get turned away from all the other venues.
Louise Robinson
08:27 29 Jan 23
Amazing atmosphere, very friendly place with fantastic music.
Miko B
21:30 30 Dec 22
Sweet people in here.Introduced my man to my besties. They welcomed him into my little gay family. 🌈
jordan lynch
13:22 08 Dec 22
I always have a memorable time here. Last week while in the toilets a drunk guy came in and dived head first into my urinal. He could of offered me a drink first like...Thankfully his friend came in with no top on and apologised, I swiftly left while the first man carried on puking in the second urinal.When I got back to my seat the man next to me got up to leave and knocked his drink over my mates shoes, he muttered "sorry" and left with his friends.At this point the floor was pretty sticky and I was having flash backs from Freshers week at uni so we decided to leave.
Kerry Mcintyre
18:50 11 Oct 22
We were walking past and heard good music, we then went in and stayed the rest of our evening there, fabulous club with a fantastic drag act hostess. Soo funny and entertaining. Will definitely be back on our next time in Manchester xx
Paul Harper
17:26 11 Oct 22
Lovely atmosphere, great staff and all in all a very enjoyable experience. We will definitely return. Recommended.
Karen Doyle
10:31 21 Sep 22
Great place. We were in the bar area, not the club.The barman, Wayne, was a lovely guy! Thank you.We'll be back
starmonarA380
18:32 05 Sep 22
Always fantastic fun, amazing music, great staff, crowd and atmosphere. Can't fault the place!
Dickie
17:08 03 Sep 22
Love this bar. Friendly service and fab venue for a really fun night out! X
Nicky Taylor
10:12 28 Aug 22
The best place to go and buzzing at Pride! Great tunes and Polly is fabulous! Tracy is a very hard working land lady! Great place!
Seán Patrick Arnot
21:11 19 Jul 22
Always loved this place,been going years never had a bad experience here the guys have always look after me here...👍
Paul Schofield
14:39 06 Jun 22
Great place, with a quiet bar as well as a louder one if you don't want to party
Ann M
12:13 03 Jun 22
Used to be a regular haunt of mine in my youth. Decided to go back for old time sake and it did not disappoint. Had a cracking night. Staff were helpful and friendly, good acts on and reasonably priced drinks. Oh and the biggest disco ball I've seen what more could you want.
Ellie Cowling
11:49 31 May 22
Absolutely smashing entertainment, great music and well priced drinks. So much fun
Rachel Souter
08:12 27 May 22
Fabulous place where everyone could be completely themselves!! Well worth securing yourself a booth by prepaying bar tab. The drag artiste was terrific, Kylie, Cher etc. The dancers blew my mind. What energy and stage presence. I will say that at 2am the unisex toilets were not for the faint hearted!
Kerry Fraser
08:10 21 May 22
Constantly told by management not to dance??? Why bother having a dj if you need to sit down. Very strange set up and extremely rude staff! Far better bars around than this one!
Gordon Griffiths
15:40 16 Apr 22
Liked the quiet bar for a bit of a breather. Jukebox good touch but would of liked the volume a little higher as everytime the door opened it drowned out the music
Sue D
19:25 12 Apr 22
Absolutely brilliant night there on Saturday, 💯 recommend here for a quality night out.
Elsa Colino
13:45 11 Apr 22
The not so very cheap drag show is basically a bingo. Not worth the money, specially if you are seated in the "VIP area", downstairs, you cannot see a thing.
Benjamin Knight
17:44 11 Mar 22
Great bar but can get a little fighty/aggro when it gets a bit too straight in the early hours.
Elizabeth Long
15:31 10 Feb 22
Great bar but be aware young woman putting poppers right up to your nose when they see you had a few to many drinks . So they can take your bag . Reported to door man didn’t seem to care . I felt very unsafe as a woman I would expect this from lord of places in Manchester put not your bar . Found this shocking and upsetting
Peter Hoggan
09:31 30 Jan 22
Up market gay bar with adjoining but separate dance bar. Enjoy a drink and hear the conversation in the bar, or through the doors to busy, friendly dance club. Good range of drinks, draught, friendly staff and this makes for friendly crowd too! Been 3 times, never disappointed
Hattie Fennell
00:31 24 Jan 22
We visited this club/bar as our first visit to the Gay Village. Staff weren't the most friendly, apart from the wonderful DJ who was playing classic tunes and incredibly smiley. Drink options were affordable, however non-alcoholic options limited and expensive.We did arrive at the scene quite early in the night and so the club itself was relatively quiet. We went on a Friday night around 10pm, and stayed for one drink in the end. I think we may have caught the club on a quiet night and with little going on!
Daniel Urlwin
08:53 21 Jan 22
One of my favourite places in the village. Love NYNY!
Darren Taylor
20:02 29 Dec 21
Good atmosphere, busier on a weekend with cheesy dance anthems to bop along to. A good place a stop off on your way around the bars.
Rob T.
10:01 29 May 15
Popped in here before a yelp event at urban cookhouse as we were a little early. Greeted by a friendly guy behind the bar. The place is very glitzy and...
Craig H.
03:06 28 May 15
Well what can i say I had my 37th Big Birthday Bash here. The DJ and music provided by Tracey was simply brilliant. Catered to all our needs. Kept us all...
Belinda A.
03:27 01 Nov 14
Another hollowen night and another chance to go in costumethis time as cleopatra.Having been here before we all decided to try it againEntrance fee was...

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