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June is Pride Month here in Manchester and worldwide, and what better way to celebrate than by exploring the vibrant and inclusive LGBTQ+ venues that make Manchester a truly special city?

Whether you’re a local or just passing by for the weekend, we’ve put together our ultimate guide to the best spots to visit. 

Red Light Manchester

A speakeasy haven

Red Light, tucked away behind an unassuming red door, and this stylish bar, located at Kampus, is the epitome of cool. With a friendly welcome, the low-lit space is perfect for sipping on expertly crafted cocktails. The vibe is chill, but the drinks are ‘extra’. It’s the perfect spot to start your night before heading over to Manchester’s famous Canal Street.

Feel Good Club Manchester

Positive vibes only

Next up, say hello to Feel Good Club. Just around the corner from Tempt HQ in the northern quarter, this café and bar combo is all about promoting mental health and positivity. Run by Amy and Kiera, a wonderful LGBTQ+ couple who radiate good vibes, Feel Good Club is a fabulous spot to relax, chat, and enjoy some delicious treats. Their coffee is top-notch, and their events, like mindfulness sessions and open mics, are all about advocating a supportive community. It’s more than just a venue—it’s a movement!

Queer Lit Manchester

A booklover’s paradise

Over in Ancoats, this independent bookshop specialises in LGBTQ+ literature, offering a fantastic selection of novels and memoirs. Whether you’re looking for the latest bestseller or a hidden gem, Queer Lit has got you covered. Plus, it’s a great place to meet fellow book enthusiasts and participate in community events like book clubs and author signings.

Firehouse

Fierce and fabulous

Firehouse is where the party’s at if you’re looking for a night full of energy and entertainment. These guys boast a fantastic lineup of live performances, from drag shows to dance nights, all set within a fiery, dynamic space. It’s lively, energetic, sassy, and everything you need for an unforgettable Pride Month celebration. We’ll see you there fore spicy margaritas on us! 

CuppaPug

Pawsitively adorable

For a unique and heartwarming experience, you have to check out our guys over at CuppaPug. This perfect, pink café, run by partners Aaron and Matt, is home to several adorable pugs that you can cuddle and play with while enjoying a coffee. It’s a quirky, fun place that guarantees smiles and laughter. Perfect for a relaxing and joyful break during your Pride Month explorations.

Manchester Pride

We couldn’t talk about Pride Month without giving a massive shoutout to Manchester Pride. This iconic celebration is one of the biggest and best in the UK, drawing thousands of people together to celebrate love, diversity, and equality. The parade is a spectacle you have to see to believe, with floats, costumes, and more rainbows than you can count. The festival also includes incredible live music, cultural events, and a welcoming atmosphere that makes everyone feel part of something truly special.

Happy Pride Month from all of us at Tempt! 🌈💖

 

Tempt is a marketing and PR agency in Manchester. We continually help various brands with marketing strategy, content creation, and social media. If you’re interested in finding out how we can help you, ping us a message!

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