See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Manchester area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
Second Fridays, 11pm - 5:30am at Eagle Bar Manchester. New monthly social for Bears, Chubs, Cubs, Chasers and Friends. Room 1: The Eagle - Upfront House & Club Classics with DJ Rick Parker. Room 2: The Black Eagle - Streamed Hi-NRG & Euro Mixtapes from Moz Morris.
Every Saturday Night/Sunday Morning from 12.30am underground af SUB101/ Cruz 101, with cutting edge sounds and pumped up music -- a "second to none" soundtrack provided by Aftershock residents on rotation: Nik Denton, Ross Homson, Darren Bewsher, Jim Dusty, Danny Phillips, William Sizen Bell and Alan Stevens + special guest DJs.
First Saturdays each month + other dates, 10pm - 2am, at Alter Ego. Underwear parties/ Manchester’s biggest/ longest-running monthly gay fetish night with more sleaze. DJs include Lawerence Clarke, Jim Dusty, Pete Simpson, Brett Denning, Sam Porter + guests, A safe, inclusive environment w/ plenty of dark spaces for members to explore perversions.
Last Saturday of every month at Bangkok Bar on Princess St. dedicated Bear, Cub and chaser night brought to you by the team behind The Big Scrum! - for HAIRYbeary, HUNKYchunky, MUSCLEcubby, CHUBBYchaser kinda guys.
July 9, 2016, 12pm-1am at First Chop Brewing Arm, Trinity Row/ Trinity Way, Salford. Summer Social, bringing together the best Manchester DJs and drag artists to celebrate queer life, dance, drink and love - let's dance, party, and love. DJs: Howling Rhythm (Northern Soul), Good Afternoon, Thom Docking (Drunk At Vogue), Hot Space (house/ techno). World class street food.
August 13, 2016, 10pm-4am at Xolo, 11-13 New Wakefield St, Manchester. THIS IS HANDSOME. YOU ARE HANDSOME. GET IN. ANOTHER SLAB OF QUALITY HOUSE + JACKIN' BEATS with DJsDave Kendrick, Guy Williams, and Martyn Fitzgerald playing House music all night long. An 18+ event. Tickets £5 early bird / £10 at the door.
August 13, 2016, 11pm-3am at Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear St. LGBT+ night in Manchester dedicated to bringing a broad spectrum of sounds and good times to queerdos and everyone else in one of the world's finest basements. "We had a ridiclous amount of fun last time so lets do it all again..." Bring the vibes and ditch the prejudice. Resident DJs Matthew, David & Antoin.
August 26-29, 2016. Tens of thousands descend on Manchester's Gay Village, celebrate the climax of Manchester Pride Festival. Sat Parade from Liverpool Road, typically with over one hundred floats, to the Gay Village lifestyle Expo, market stalls, food, performers, theatre, film, exhibitions, sports, bars/ clubs events. See year-round events details, and 2015 media at website:
August 26, 2016, 10pm - late at Alter Ego. Men's adult fetish dress code night - Alert! starts Manchester Pride weekend with no ticketing; once the venue is full it will be a one-in-one-out door policy. Wear rubber/leather, underwear/jock straps and boots. Guest memberships at the door. Back at Alter Ego with new plans for the space.
August 28, 2016 10pm-4am, at Factory Manchester, 112 -118 Princess St. Every other month dark discotek for 18+ modern dandies, uber-misfits and losers. Dysfunktional discotek for notorious homosexualists + disgusting friends - no mucking about house/ bass buggin' rave up paradise garage disco boogie songs/ loft diva gospel spiritual shit' kinda thing. DJs Rachael + Whitney Weiss.
August 28, 2016, 11pm at Alter Ego. Manchesters only non-fettish men only club night! No Dress Code - No Attitude - Just Men. Club scene with great music, REALLY cheap drinks and a cruzing zone. Thhink Berlin or men's bars in Gran Canaria! NO PRIDE WRIST BAND REQUIRED. See Bear Club.
October 13-16, 2016. Three night mini-break exploring Disneyland Paris. Jump the runaway train at Big Thunder Mountain, marvel at Disney characters on Parade, scream as you plunge 13 floors in The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, and grab a bite to eat before partying the night away with new friends in the bars and clubs of Disney Village. A Farewell Breakfast will round off the weekend.
November 4-6, 2016. The annual Pre-HiBEARnation takes place in venue's around Manchester's Gay Village. Come and join in for what promises to be a huge party! See ManBears.
March, 2017 (TBC). Four days of some of the very best international shorts, features and documentaies, world and UK premieres. The March 2016 ManIFF festival at the AMC Manchester Great Northern Warehouse featured over 90 international and domestic films. See website for 2017 details, starting in January:
April, 2017 (TBC). Past years have included pool party, market, clubs, quiz, beareoke, bear sauna, dance night, parties, beareoke, The Bear Market, event merchandise, and more - in association with THE BIG SCRUM MANCHESTER, BEAR CLUB, THE EAGLE, REM BAR and other venues. See full schedule as announced:
April, 2017 (TBC). Five days/ over a dozen events at venues in/ around the Gay Village. Past year Included: Saturday Alert Party Rubber Special; Sunday closing party Slick at Eagle. For more info, see facebook or website below for program updates:
July, 2017 (TBC), world‘s first festival, biannial, original, new work & special events. Wide-ranging original work: music, visual arts, theatre, dance, food; indoor & out; internationally-acclaimed artists & co-producers; established venues & public spaces.