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Lancashire

Blackburn

Bar Ibiza, 6 Mincing Lane, open every day but only gay Tue and Sun. Open till about 1am with drag queen and disco.
C’est La Vie, Never Never Lane. 11-15 Market St. (01254) 691877. Sun 8-12, Tue 9-2.
Stage Door, Mincing Lane. Mixed pub.
The Merchents, 43 Darwen Street, open every day, but only really gay on Sun til 11pm.Has a drag queen, disco and male stripper every Sun.
Blackpool

bar B, ITP complex, 5 Dickson Road. (01253) 294109. Good music / dance floor / Stage etc. Lots of cheap dinks and doubles bar offers.
Blue Oyster Bar, 74 Cookson Street. (07798) 803677. Gay pub. Good prices and atmosphere.
Churchills, 83 Topping Street. (01253) 622036. Old style mixed / gay pub. Good prices. Live Entertainment etc.
Flamingo, 174/176 Talbot Rd. (01253) 24901. Large club. Mon-Sat till 10-2am; Sun 3-5:30; 9-late.
Flying Handbag, 170/172 Talbot Road. (01253) 25522. Mon cabaret, Thu Quiz, Fri Karaoke.
Funny Girls, ITP complex, 5 Dickson Road. (01253) 291144. Blackpool’s famous and superb burlesque show bar. Gay friendly.
Mardi Gras, 114 Talbot Road. (01253) 296262. Basement cabaret / disco club open all day ’til 2am. Nightly Cabaret.
New Road Inn, 244 Talbot Road. (01253) 628872. Friendly mixed / gay pub.
Pepe’s, 94 Talbot Road. (01253) 626691. A mostly male basement bar. Regular male strippers. Doubles Bar.
Roxy’s, 23 Queen Street. (01253) 622573. A Fun Pub open every day except Wednesdays.
Bolton

Star & Carter, 11 Bow St. (01204) 25926. Open 7 days, mainly caters for “girls”.
Burnley

Garden Bar, 133 St James St. (01282) 414895. Pub hours, 7days. Disco Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun.
Lancaster

Dukes Theatre Bar, Moor Lane. Mixed but Welcoming.
Navigation, Penny St, Bridge Wharf (01524) 849484. Mixed bar with beer garden.
No 6, China Street. (01524) 846667. Mixed cafe/resaurant.
Preston

Cannons, Brasserie, 37 Cannon St. (01772) 561741. Gay-friendly with live Jazz Thu, Fri, & Sat.
Fruit Machine, 28 Croft St, Off Marsh Lane. (01772) 563590. Until 2am Thu, Fri, & Sat.
Maudland Inn, 1 Pedder St, Ashton. (01772) 726941.
Storm Nite Club, 79 Tithebarn Street. (01772) 888845. Gay on Thu Nights 10pm – 2am.
The Oblivion, Grimshaw St, off Church St. (01772) 252876.
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Manchester

(aq), 54 Princess St. (0161) 950 68442. Mixed bar.
Ballans, Bloom St. (0161) 236 6556. Cruise bar.
Bar Berlin, Bloom St. Mixed bar.
Bar 38, Canal St. (0161) 236 6005. Mixed dance bar.
Bar Confidential, Whitworth St. (0161) 236 4566.
Bloom Street Cafe, 39 Bloom St. (0161) 236 3433. Mixed Gay diner. Mon-Sat 8-2.
Cafe Hollywood, Phoenix Centre, Bloom St/Hart St. (0161) 236 5253.
Chains, 4-6 Whitworth St. (0161) 236 0335. Men only cruise club.
Company, 28 Richmond Street. (0161) 237 9329. Members bar.
Cruz 101, 101 Princess St. (0161) 237 1554. Tue-Sat. Manchester’s biggest Gay club. Members only; Mon free.
Essential, 8 Minshull Street. (0161) 236 0077. Gay club, three floors of scene mayhem.
Follies, 6 Whitworth St. (0161) 236 8149. Predominantly women, women only Sat.
French Brasserie, 24 The Downs, Altrincham. (0161) 928 0808. Gay friendly bar & restaurant, open late.
Generation X, 11-13 Wakefield St. Mixed Cafe bar. daily 11-11.
Green Room, 54-56 Whitworth St W. (0161) 615 0500/(0161) 615 0515. Theatre, licensed bar/cafe. E-mail info@greenroomarts.org.
Harter Street Lounge @ Rockingham’s, Harter St, off Princess Street. Every Sat. Dark, cruisey club night.
Hollywood Showbar, Bloom St, M1. (0161) 236 6151.
Homoelectric @ Follies, Whitworth St. (0161) 907 0602.
Lush, Sackville St, M1. (0161) 288 7800. Restaurant.
Manto, 46 Canal St. (0161) 236 2667. Gallery, breakfast club: Fri/Sat 2am-6.
Mash & Air, Chorlton St. (0161) 237 9852. Two licensed restaurants.
Merchants Hotel, Back Piccadilly. (0161) 236 2939. Gay friendly hotel with bar.
Metz, Amazon House, Canal St. (0161) 237 9852. Popular cafe/bar.
Monroes Hotel, 38 London Rd. (0161) 236 0564. Gay run hotel &bar.
Napoleon’s, 35 Bloom St. (0161) 236 8800. 3 floors. Mon-Sat 10-2, Wed TV’s, Fri Strict rubber/leather.
New Union, Princess St. (0161) 228 1492. Hotel & bar.
New York New York, 98 Bloom St. (0161) 236 6556. Mon-Sun 12-11. Downstairs: mixed bar, Mon-Sat 8-2. Upstairs: men only Fri&Sat 8-2.
Paddy’s Goose, 29 Bloom St. (0161) 236 9709.
Paradise, 112 Paradise St. (0161) 273 5422. Gay on Fri, Sat.
Poptastic, Mutts Nuts, Bloom St. Every Tue & Sat. Indie, disco, Britpop, alternative, electro, pop & kitsch. (0161) 236 6264.
Prague 5, Canal St. (0161) 236 6264. Caf?bar.
Rembrandt Hotel, 33 Sackville St. (0161) 236 2435/1311. Mon-Fri 11-11, Sat&Sun 12-11.
Sarasota, 46 Canal St. (0161) 236 3766. Restaurant.
That Cafe, 1031 Stockport Rd, Levenshulme. (0161) 432 4672. Tue-Sat 6-late, Sun 12-5.
Thompson Arms, Sackville St. (0161) 237 5919. Mixed L&G.
Uber Chic @ Manto 46 Canal St. (07890) 698201 & (07717) 140947. Every 3rd Sat of the month. 9pm-8am. Entry £7 – £5.
Vanilla, Richmond Street. (0161) 236 3966. Women’s bar, 5pm-2am, Sat 1pm-2am.
Velvet, 2 Canal St. (0161) 236 9003 small, modern caf?bar. (food till 9pm)
Viva Fossa, Cafe/bar 28-30 Canal St. (0161) 236 8132. Sun-Wed 12-11 Thu-Sat noon-2am.
Oldham

Dorothy’s Nightclub, 171 Union St, Rhodes bank. (0161) 652 5662. Mon-Sat 9-2, Sun 9-10:30.
PJ’s, 24 Lee’s Rd, Oldham Mumps. (0161) 642 1325.
Rochdale

Gavan’s, at Club Pazazz, 6 Nelson St. (01706) 710 045. 10pm-2am, alt Tues.
Stage Door, Baille St. (01706) 718340. Pub.
Stockport

Tom Thumbs, 54 King Street West, Stockport. (0161) 477 1617. Mixed Pub, Resident Drag DJ’s.

Wigan

Crispin Arms Birkett Bank off Scolefield Lane, Wigan, WN1 3JA. (01942) 701637. Regular Entertainment and social events. All Welcome. Drinks & Food Deals open till late every night.
Hollywood Bar, Keats Avenue, off Poolstock Lane, Poolstock. (01942) 824555.
Ashton-under-Lyne

Blues Fun Bar, 213 Stamford St, Ashton-Under-Lyne. (0161) 330 3212. Mon-Sat til 2, Pinkies Cafe: Mon-Wed 7-11; Thu-Sat 12:30-11.
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Liverpool & Wirral

Aquarium, 40 Seal St. (0151) 709 2803. Mixed club.
Baa Bar, 43-45 Fleet St. (0151) 708 6810. Mixed, food/live music. Daily.
Cafe Tabac, 126 Bold St. (0151) 709 3735. Mixed, licensed. 9:30pm-11pm Mon-Sat, 10:30-5 Sun.
Curzon Club, Temple Lane. (0151) 236 5160. Members club. Mon-Sat 12-2; Sun 7-10:30 guests.
E2, Paradise St. (0151) 709 8567. Gay club, Various house and handbag nights.
First F, The Bowler Hat Hotel, Oxton, Wirrel. First Fri 8-1am. Rob:(0151) 342 9324.
Fascination, Intrigue Fetish Club, Le Bateau, 62 Duke St. 9:30-2a. (0151) 252 2272.
Garlands, 8-10 Eberle St, L2. (0151) 236 3307. Thu & Fri 10-3, Sat 10-4. Mixed Glam night. All night last Fri.
G-Bar, Eberle St, bar and club, women only Sat, 11am-2am. Breakfast dance club; 4am-8am Sat, Sun.
Greenbank, 332-338 Smithdown Rd, Nr Penny Lane. (0151) 734 4498. Gay friendly bar.
Homo Modo, 23-35 Fleet St. (0151) 709 8832. Sun 7pm, Membership Required.
Lisbon Bar, 35 Victoria St. Mixed pub.
Masquerade, 10 Cumberland St. (0151) 236 7786. Daily 12noon-11pm.
Milky Bar, Woolstenholme Square. (0151) 227 2282.
Metz Caf?Bar, Baker House, Rainford Gardens. (0151) 227 2282. Mixed cafe/bar.
Monastry K2, Wood St. Last Sun 9-1.
Paco’s Bar, 25 Stanley St. (0151) 236 9737. Popular pub, 2 bars. Mon-Sat 12:30-11, Sun 7-11.
Poptastic, The Escape, Paradise Street. Fri. (0161) 236 6264. Indie.
St Helens

Flex 2, Tolver St. Wed 8-11:30, Sun 8-10:30. Drag, dancing, cabaret, friendly, all ages.
Southport

Roberta Lees Showbar, Nevill Street, Southport. Open Sun & Thu 7-12, Fri & Sat 8-2am.
Fri admission £5 standing only £10 guarantees seats. Buffet, show and disco. Sat £15, buffet, seats, show and disco. Sun & Thu, free entry and drinks offers. Phone (01704 )551117 ask to speak to Rob or Garry for party bookings or info.
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Barnsley

Charlies Bar, Sheffield Road. (01274) 781674, Gay on Tue & Thu, Gay-Friendly rest of week.
Bradford

Bavaria Tavern, cnr Heaton Rd/Church St. (01226) 487681.Gay Pub, Tue, Wed, Fri Disco.
Guys & Dolls, Westgate, Bradford Centre. Women only night every Sun 8-1pm.
New Edition, Members Club, 10 Worthington St. (01274) Women only nights alt Thu 9-2am.
The Rack, 5-7 Barry Street Club. (01274) 731608.
Silks, Piccadilly St (entrance behind Somewhere Else Club) Thu-Sat 11pm-2:30am.
Sun, 124 Sunbridge Rd. (01274) 737722. Gay pub.
Doncaster

The Vine, 2 Kelham St. (01302) 364096. 12-2/7-11.
The Warehouse, Marshgate. (01302) 361371. Fri 9-2:30. (bring your own).
Halifax

Goose Inn, 24 Causeway Foot, Ogden. (01422) 244542. Mixed bar & Restaurant, Gay-run.
Heath’s, 8 Bull Green, Halifax, HX1 5AB. Gay friendly pub in the centre of Halifax.
Harrogate

Italian Connection, Gay friendly Caf?Deli. Mon-Sat 10-6pm, Sun in summer. BYO.
Squeeze, The Tube, Commercial St. (01423) 547800. Sun 7-10:30pm.
Hebden Bridge

Nelson’s Wine Bar, Crown St. (01422) 844782. Gay owned/managed mixed bar.
Huddersfield

Greyhound, 16 Manchester Rd. (01484) 420742. Old-established mixed lesbian & gay pub.
Hull

Alexandra Palace Club Hotel, 69 Hessle Rd. (01482) 327455. Mon-Sat 11-2, Sun 12-10:30. Mixed.
Polar Bear, 229 Spring Bank. (01482) 323959. Mixed. Popular with Lesbians.
Silhouette, Park St. (01482) 320584. 70s/80s Disco 3rd Fri.
Vauxhall Tavern, Hessle Rd, 100yds from Alexander Hotel. (01482) 320584. V male.
Leeds

Annares, The Plaza, Corn Exchange, Call Lane. (0113) 245 3889. Cafe, 9-5:30 daily.
Bridge Inn, Bridge End/Call Lane. Mixed.
Guilt, The Warehouse. Last Tue. Gay Dance Night,
Lava Lounge, The Underground, Cookridge St. (0113) 216 1138. Tue.
Metz, 1-23 New York Street. (0113) 243 1231. Cafe/bar.
New Penny, Call Lane. Mixed Gay pub.
Off The Wall, 153 The Headrow. (0378) 703950. 70s/80s bar. Wed-Sun eves, late at W/ends.
Old Red Lion, Meadow Lane, just over Leeds Bridge. Pub, older crowd (m/f).
Poptastic, The Cockpit, Swine Gate, Thu.
Queens Court Bar, Lower Briggate. (0113) 245 9449. Cosmopolitan Caf?bar. Cabaret.
Queens Club, Lower Briggate. (0113) 245 9449. New Nightly club 9-2. Commercial dance.
Red Raw, NATO, Boar Lane. 1st Tues, 10-4. Big Gay night. 2 rooms.
Roots & Fruits, 10/11 Grand Arcade. (0113) 293 9403. Gay caf? 10-6:30 daily (closed Sun).
Trash, Astoria, Roundhay Rd. (0831) 557220. Alternate Fridays. Pop. With Lesbians. 10-2.
Up Yer Bronte, Glam nite. Fri. Adelphi Hotel. (07775) 958383.
Velvet, 11-13 Hirst’s Yard. (0113) 2425079. Noon til 11pm (10:30pm Sun).
Scarborough

Bacchus, 7a Ramshill Rd, Scarborough. L&G Club, busy Fri & Sat.
Over The Rainbow, at Club XS, 8 Aberdeen Walk. (01723) 372508. Gay night, Mon, 10-2.
Sheffield

Bar Indigo, 504 Attercliffe Rd. (0114) 2449177.
Bronx, 208 Saville St. (0114) 278 0383. Late bar.
Climax, (0114) 272 6124. 3rd Fri at the park. Uni of Sheffield SU 10-2. Non-Students welcome.
Club Xes , 195 Carlisle St. (0114) 275 0828. Two bars & pool room.
Dempseys Bar, 1 Hereford Street. (0114) 275 4616.
Ma Bakers, 5 Carlisle Street East. (0114) 278 9547.
Poptastic, The City Hall. Last Friday. (0161) 236 6264. Indie.
Rutland Arms, 84 Brown St. (0114) 272 9003.
Queens Hotel, 85 Scotland St. (0114) 2726909. Regular women’s disco. pub/hotel lesbian friendly.
X-Loungers, at Norfolk Arms, 2nd Fri mixed night. 8-late.
Wakefield

Bar Zeus, Upfront Gay cafe/bar. 6 Lower Warrengate. (01924) 202392.
Downtown, 46 Upper Kirkgate. (01924) 299662. Mon-Wed 7pm-12am, Thu-Sat 7pm-2am, Sun 7pm-12:30am. Popular gay club with regular events and male stripper on Saturdays. Post Haste, Brunswick St, Lower Kirkgate. (01924) 974455.
York

Bay Horse Inn & Buddy’s Bar, 54 Gillygate. (01904) 627679.
Churchill Hotel, Bootham. (01904) 644456. Restaurant/bar.
York Arms, 26 High Petergate Nr York Minster. (01904) 624508