Drunk at Vogue Guide to the Best of Gay/LGBT Manchester
Recommendations“There’s a been a burst of creative input on the LGBT scene which has been loosely harnessed under the ‘Queer Alt Manchester’ banner” Greg adds. “I’m always looking forward to seeing what this wonderful umbrella of creatives comes up with next. New nights (and new drag queens) are being born all the time! If you want to cut your teeth on the drag scene, and see the most finessed and beautifully designed performance pieces in the city to boot, I’d recommend Cha Cha Boudoir at Sub 101.” “For drinking, I love The Molly House off Canal Street in the Village. Its mere existence says, ‘Queer people deserve nice food, good music and interesting beer!’. Trust me, this is still a radical statement in 2014.” Greg recommends North Tea Power for being serious about their coffee and cake - without being intimidating. “Its home to the finest aeropress in the city,” he adds, “and somewhere to pore over your paperback/laptop if you need to without feeling rushed or like a Carrie Bradshaw wannabe.” Like many of the LGBT scene’s innovators, Greg is driven by Manchester’s independent spirit which runs through its myriad of cultures. “There’s a trace of alternative DIY spirit to be spotted in the streets of the Northern Quarter,” he says. “Other than that, Islington Mill in Salford is an inspiring mix of art, music and ideas to make you want to up your game.” What are your recommendations for LGBT culture in Manchester? Tweet us! @Groupon_UK #grouponguide ____ Check out our deals for culture in Manchester.
Ruth has been writing about Manchester's cultural scene for the last 10 years, specialising in off-the-beaten track destinations and hidden gems. She's the editor of Manchester's award-winning what's on guide.