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28 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3EZ, England
+44 161 236 6523
12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Enjoyed 2/3 hours here for food and drink. Nice, friendly staff and good atmosphere. The venue has a number of staircases leading to various levels for lounging/eating and toilets etc. Food was lovely and very reasonable. They have tapas style options and meal deals too. We had the 2 for £10.95 option. Drinks were pretty much standard prices. I think... More 

Thank Andrew M
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Atmosphere: The bar is built in an old carpet factory, lovingly restoring the old brickwork and adding recovered woodwork in

Thank Karroobex
Sitges, Catalonia, Spain
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191 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

As they say in Manchester......TOP BANANA !!! a REALLY WELL RUN BAR WITH EXCELLENT STAFF . My friends and I had a fantastic time just after Christmas. It was our first visit to VIA. Great atmosphere, VERY FRIENDLY, and the Cabaret wasn't too shabby either hahah! Go, enjoy yourselves in a safe friendly environment. Mike, Keep up the good work,... More 

1 Thank LadyDiamondS
Rochester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I've read the reviews on here where people have had issues on here. I'm not suggesting they didn't but I go here with friends and colleagues whenever I'm in Manchester and have never found the staff to be anything but polite, friendly and attentive. I've now been since the refurb and its great. Cabaret as funny as ever. Its true... More 

2 Thank haydn_pugh
Manchester, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Was in this bar on Friday night for drinks with work colleagues. Its really near to Piccadilly train station and the service is great!

Thank Carl B
Mike M, Manager at Via, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments on Via, we are glad you had a great experience and look forward to seeing you soon at Via Mike More 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

So friendly and a great time. Thank you to jack, jolly, JJ - A brilliant bar man. A really chilled out place and a great time x

Thank Kate W
Mike M, Manager at Via, responded to this review

Hi Kate Many thanks for your review, I will pass on your comments to Jack. hope to see you soon at Via Mike More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Did so much to assist me and make me feel comfortable as a disabled person. Allowed me to "grab a corner" of the bar to see the show and park my chair! Awesome stuff, great value, great music. Made my night 😍 thank you

Thank Mimi H
Mike M, General Manager at Via, responded to this review

Hi Mimi Thank you for your lovely comments, we look forward to seeing you at future events at Via. Mike More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I've always loved this place, although I have to say over the last four months I've eaten here more frequently than I have for years.The food is always presented well, tasting as good as looks and served by polite, happy staff. Love it!

1 Thank derekb1966
Mike M, Manager at Via, responded to this review

Hi Derek Many thanks for your comments, we have recently launched a new menu, and will be doing Christmas lunches throughout December. do continue to join us for lunch/dinner. We are so pleased that you have enjoyed your time with us. Mike More 

Wallasey, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Fantastic part of Canal St nightlife, incorporating the wonderfully relaxing Polari Jazz Lounge in the basement.

Thank Kay B
Barcelona, Spain
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

once great bar, now ruined by new door staff, who will refuse you re-entry with the usual blanket excuse 'you are too drunk' that is all too often an excuse for the fact that they don't like your face or maybe you're too straight! That is not uncommon around manchester, but it's a shame to see it here, in what... More 

1 Thank Phiol

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 29
Bar, Pub, International, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3EZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 236 6523
LGBT & friends Venue in the heart of the Gay Village Manchester. Great food, and live entertainment throughout the week

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?