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Vanilla the UK's leading Lesbian Bar!

Described as "the lesbian mecca of the north", Vanilla is a lively women's den situated in the heart of Manchester's gay village.

Since opening in 1998, Vanilla has won many awards for its total dedication and commitment to the lesbian scene, not only in Manchester but throughout the UK. This culminated in winning the coveted title Best Bar in the UK on may occasions @ the DIVA awards, Europe's leading lesbian magazine.

Vanilla has welcomed nearly one million women through its doors since opening and thousands have become lovers and friends.

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Vanilla's aim is to always provide our clientele with a range of new and exciting events. Our website offers you a preview of parties, special events and drinks promotions, etc. If you want to know what's happening on a specific date please email our team

The Vanilla Gallery shows the great women who come and party at Vanilla.

At Vanilla, you know you're in safe hands and can relax, be yourself and party at our infamous lesbian events. Our DJ's provide a full spectrum of music throughout the week.

Come to vanilla and enjoy a myriad of events appealing to a wide range of women and thiers. Men always have been and always will be welcome.

Vanilla is truly the place to be seen!

Vanilla for Hire!

If you are interested in hiring our Vanilla for your event please contact the team at

Vanilla Information

Vanilla location »

39-41 Richmond Street, Manchester
Greater Manchester M1 3WB
tel: 0161 637 6258 (after 7pm)
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Vanilla is open »

  • Mon: Open Bank Holidays and available for private hire
  • Tue: 7 - late
  • Wed: 7 - late
  • Thr: 7 - late
  • Fri: 4 - 4am
  • Sat: 4 - 4am
  • Sun: 7 - 1am