First up we’ve got possibly one of the kinkiest gay bars in the UK. The Eagle, set in the centre of Manchester’s famous gay village, is like no other place you’ll have ever been to. It’s interior is done up in luxurious Victorian decor, with just the right amount of dark, steampunk style details. An evening spent here is more of an experience than just a night out on the town. The venue is split into various sections, all of which cater to a different category of nocturnal fantasy. If you’re into fetish and hot, half-naked men, let your imagination go wild in this unique setting.
Officially the longest-running gay fetish event in the North of the UK, Alert takes place every month. Men travel from all over the country to attend these nights. They offer a safe and inclusive environment where you can really let your true self out of the cage. Only thing is, you have to be a member to enter, so make sure you sort yourself out before turning up. If you do accidentally arrive unprepared, you can buy a temporary one-night pass for just £2. Full membership gets you some great deals though. So, looking for somewhere to show off your new latex bodysuit? Here you’ll find the place that has served as a hub of flaunting, flirting and fetish for over a decade.
Ready to take it up another level? Kiki holds a different themed night Tuesday right through to Sunday. Every Thursday they hold nights called ‘Oink’. If you’ve got a dirty, kinky mind then it’s probably exactly what you think. Piggy play anyone? The event is hosted by Julie, the Mother pig, who promises there’ll be plenty of ‘fun, frolics and little pigs’. And it’s free entry! Just like whole weekend too. Fridays and Sundays are great nights for dancing until you drop to some of Manchester’s best DJs from the gay party scene. Strobe lights, smoke, drag queens and half price drinks - what more could you need to set the scene for a kinky encounter?
Still want more? Alright then, let’s head to the hottest afterhours in Manchester. Think you can go all the way through till sunrise? What about 10am Sunday morning? When the music and the vibes are this good, you won’t want to go home. Void is the underground after party that’s literally hidden underneath Kiki club. Thursday’s are for house music, Friday’s are R&B and Saturday is when it really goes crazy. Heard of the legendary Lola Crayola? Find out if all the rumours are true at Void.
After all that partying, you’re going to need a place to unwind… so where better than the leading gay sauna in the North West? The interior is absolutely gorgeous. Purple and orange ambience lights and ultra-modern LED showers make this sauna the perfect setting for getting sweaty, kinky, and washing away all your worries. Situated just a 2 minute walk from Rochdale canal and the LGBT+ bars, the location is perfectly positioned for anything gay-related in Manchester. Plus, it’s open 24 hours a day, every single day of the week.
Base Manchester is the gay and bisexual men's club run by the same people as Basement Sauna. Here you’ll find jacuzzis, steam rooms, a cruising floor, cabins, video and play areas and regular naughty events. Every second and fourth Friday of the month they’re hosting a new event called CumUnion. These parties started as a simple sex party in San Francisco but now takes place in over 40 different locations, spread across England, Canada and the US. You better be on your worst behaviour because these guys have made themselves quite the reputation - on an international level.
It’s said that nobody has ever left New York New York feeling indifferent. It’s as wild and extravagant as the city itself. Open seven nights a week, the ‘party palace’ is a non-stop entertainment venue for everyone who appreciates the fabulous and the camp. Cabaret, Sing-a-long Saturdays and drag queens galore, there’s every opportunity to revel in your gayness. Along with the live shows, there are also great drink offers and happy hours from 1pm till late. If you’re heading to Manchester’s gay village, the New York New York neighbourhood, this is definitely a venue you will not want to miss.
Formally known as The Rembrandt, REM bar is known as Canal street’s best-loved gay men’s club. It could be confused for a laid-back English pub where you can have a pint and chat with fellow gay men. However, REM is also the kinky venue where Fetish Social is held bi-monthly. If you haven’t already heard of these events, they’re a celebration of leather, laces and latex. What’s more, if you turn up clad in a sexy rubber outfit, you’ll receive discounts on your drinks all night long - and probably lots of compliments!
G-A-Y Manchester, with its sister club in London, is known far and wide as an unmissable destination for the queer community. Being open until 4am every day and no door charges means G-A-Y Manchester attracts a massive crowd of young and sexy gay men looking to have a good time and dance the night away. With all the people that pass through their doors, it’s likely you’ll find someone as kinky as you creeping through. They make it easy for you to find a match too - at their Balloon Traffic Light nights. Choose a red balloon if you’re not available, yellow if you’re in an open relationship and green if you’re single and ready to mingle!
The last club on our list has just celebrated its 20th birthday! And there’s a reason it has been around for so long. You’ll find the best lighting and sound equipment in the gay village in this club, blasting out all kinds of music genres; disco, funk, house and even trance. They were pioneers of gay clubbing in England in the 90s and continue to be considered the biggest and best in the North West. They also have an underground lair below called Sub101. Their theme may not be fetish-related, but it sure sounds like it. Are you submissive? Why don’t you check it out and let us know what goes on… down under.
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