The Rem Bar

The Rem Bar

Community Pub in the heart of Manchester's Gay Village

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About

Located in Manchester’s Gay Village, on the corner of Canal Street and Sackville Street, The Rembrandt has an enviable location in the middle of Canal Street overlooking Sackville Gardens. As one of the longest established businesses in the area, The Rembrandt has been serving Manchester’s gay community for decades.

Comprising of The Rem Hotel, The Rem Bar and Club Tropicana, The Rembrandt has something to offer everyone whether it’s a centrally located hotel for a lively night out in Manchester’s city centre, an established community pub or the lively Club Tropicana nightclub, with drag DJ’s playing 80’s and 90’s classics into the early hours throughout the weekend and the ultimate party space for your event during the week.

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REM Hotel
3.4
Based on 516 reviews
Andrew Bate
17:22 31 Aug 22
Rooms are OK but no rooms with bathrooms the drinks are very pricey £4.50 for a not so good carlsberg nice out side seating area
ashley dempsey
23:18 30 Aug 22
The rudest door man I’ve ever encountered, i work in hospitality myself and I’d be ashamed if one of our doormen treated guests the way we were treated. Went to the door on a Tuesday night and asked if they were still allowing people in… got ignored. Asked again, TWICE, and again the doorman ignored us as if we weren’t even there, it was weird, go to bar pop instead when it’s open, I’d be embarrassed if i was the owners.
stephen houghton
16:54 17 Aug 22
Nice pub hotel but don't expect a night's sleep at the weekend, £ 40 a night but no breakfast included.
Andrew Gilbert
05:55 15 Aug 22
We Sat out side ,The rude bouncer on the door . Is abrupt and arrogant pushing every body around no people skills ,he just make every body uncomfortable we went next door after one drink much better attitude from friendly polite door staff.The bar is a nice bar though
Gaz Best
11:07 09 Aug 22
Unbelievably clean establishment with friendly staff on hand to help you throughout your stay and great rooms for the the right price, honestly you can't go wrong. Even the customers are friendly and all round good times will have by all. I had amazing time and look forward to my next visit and stay. Honestly it was most relaxing, fun and enjoyable experience and Manchester great friendly city to visit but don't forget Manchester gay Village has other great venues to pop in for a drink or two. Okay and maybe few more. Ha ha! Myself and friends had most amazing and eventful experience of laughter and dance and food and oh yah more booze. Ha!
John Dixon
16:25 08 Aug 22
Great friendly bar, plenty of seats. Good atmosphere, nice staff.
James Lockheed
18:39 06 Aug 22
Reviews are true! Decent venue but horrible security . Especially that bouncer with the dreads. He's arrogant and rude and doesn't fit in a place like the village, where people are meant to be accepting of everyone. Both times I've gone to this venue he's been pushy, abrupt and even discriminated against my disabled friend saying he shouldn't be drinking if he's disabled. Massive contrast to the neighbouring bars who were welcoming and helpful. Please avoid!!
Emma Hill
19:55 25 Jul 22
Absolutely loved our stay, its in a perfect location and has a nightclub / bar downstairs
jimbo p
22:42 30 Jun 22
Great friendly staff, door staff absolutely amazing always feel safe drinking there because of him
Tony
08:01 20 Jun 22
stayed in Manchester for a week and every time we went to Rem (every night) we had a great time. staff were great as always.and will be back so see you all soon.
Gurvinder Atwal
07:52 15 Jun 22
I come here now and again and love the atmosphere and crowd and have had great times here at Bear-E-Oke, however last night i have never been tested so poorly by the security staff ever in any venue. They was questioning 2 people in the queue as not seen then before and I said "I know of them" to turn get abuse from the bouncer with some pent up aggression telling me to stay off his conversation (when well I said i knew of them). Bouncer must've lacked some sort of social skills as he stood up in the doorway but not telling me whether i could come in or not. He continued to tell me that i shouldn't tell him how to do his job and was continuing to prod and start something with me. I wasn't drunk at the time and never instigate trouble. I tried to reason and say I've got no trouble here however the bouncer continued to talk negatively about a situation that didn't exist. Disgusting behaviour, felt bullied at a venue i would normally feel safe in. Definitely won't be coming back here.
Scott Lane
23:06 22 May 22
Great bar, open tell late. Lots to offer Saturday & Sunday night entertainment wise
Phoebe Rozee
09:26 25 Apr 22
Very friendly, the rooms where comfortable and clean. Good location as it is close enough to walk to a lot of things
Carolyn Brumbley
19:36 09 Apr 22
Also the bed when I showed the barman he just shrugged unfortunately I can't upload the picture of the broken slats I sat on the mattress and it collapsed to the floor so had to climb into bed from the bottom and sleep by the wall and not move incase the mattress collapsed again no offer of a refund for the 2nd night just a shoulder shrug
Eilish O keefe
10:57 01 Apr 22
Lovely gay friendly too.. very relax drink 😉😊
Sean Kivi
12:25 16 Mar 22
Ambience is nice, patrons provide good chat. Most of the staff are friendly but the guy with the pornstache can’t seem to disassociate his emotions from his job making him seem arrogant. If that’s his personality it’s hard to change, but a worker should be able to leave their ideas and opinions outside of the workplace and not reflect them on customers.
Kay C
23:20 12 Mar 22
Turned away for drinks as a couple because 'we don't accept hen parties'. I am a 49 year old with my male partner who was dressed in glamorous women's clothes. First time drinking in canal Street and completely discriminated against.
Lucas Garcia
17:57 06 Mar 22
IF I COULD RATE IT ZERO I WOULD! Horrible pub. The bouncer is very disrespectful! I see many other reviewers complaining about the same thing. Fire him already or I'm not coming back ever again!!! What a horrible person!
Christopher Hollinshead
20:05 09 Feb 22
If I could rate it zero I would. The way the bouncer treated me was ridiculous. I wasn't drunk. Wasn't loud or rowdy. Had never been to the bar before so no way was I banned. Went to go in for the first time. Formal casual wear. And straight no from the bouncer. With attitude. If you don't want my money. You won't be getting it. Plenty other bars in the village
James Ferran
12:37 31 Jan 22
Proper friendly local pub. One of my usuals.
Robert Collinge
23:26 07 Jan 22
Been going to this bar on a regular basis for over 31 years, most often on a Sunday. After the way I was spoken to by the bouncer on Sunday 2nd January I will probably never go again. He is so rude with absolutely no reason. I will take the time to call and explain to a manager the circumstances. I have to say it's such a shame as the staff are amazing.
Chris M
00:46 18 Dec 21
I had an awful experience with the door man.He’s a vile, volatile, bully. Useless at his job.
Tom Williams
07:48 16 Nov 21
Update: Friendly place Helpful friendly Barr staff. I only use the bar and not the hotel so can't comment on that area. Always made to feel welcome.
Lynne Gaskell
11:49 18 Oct 21
Cramped and too crowded for my liking. Thought the San Miguel on draft was flat and watered down.Plus side - the lady with Audrey 2 on meet and greet was lovely and was the reason we went in at all (both stars are for her).Unfortunately we will not be going back.
chris pilgrim
07:52 10 Oct 21
Great place to have a pint or three. Friendly staff and brilliant DJ.
harry heaney
19:59 25 Sep 21
One of the best causal bars in the village. Staff attentive tapas are DELIOUS but u may have to book early well worth a visit or better still overnight if yr lucky to get a room
Scott Lane
15:38 22 Sep 21
Great bar, open tell late. Lots to offer Saturday & Sunday night entertainment wise
Kippax
17:18 22 Jun 21
Good bar in the heart of the village. We sat outside with it being nice and enjoyed ourselves. Apart from getting shouted at like a little kid on my way back from the toilets all because I seen two friends who were sat down and I was stood up chatting to them. I was only making them aware that we was outside if they wanted to join us. Seriously people need to take a chill pill in this covid madness!
Mel Smith
15:35 07 Jun 21
A great place to visit on Canal Street with seating inside and out. Good atmosphere and very friendly staff member. Clean and modern looking inside. This bar has been here as long as I can remember and deserves your support in this competitive area for gay bars.
Andy H.
07:10 23 May 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.
Duncan W.
04:52 30 Nov 10
This is a man's man pub, well I think that is how they want to be known. The men only after 7 policy certainly helps this perception as it was becoming a...
Rebecca D.
14:39 28 Jan 10
Though I haven't experienced The Rembrandt as a hotel, so can't speak for that side of it, I'm glad, if the service I received at the bar is anything to go...

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