Another fine bar in the Manchester ‘gay village’, is Molly’s House. This three story bar, has a different vibe to the majority of the offerings in and around Canal Street. This soon established itself as a bar of choice in the village, particularly if you want to go out and talk with the people you are with. You will find the bar tucked away on Richmond Street, which runs parallel to Canal Street.
The crowd of mainly gay men is a lot more mature than most other gay bars in the area, and this is reflected in the music and the volume of the music. Whilst not wanting to sound like an old man, I love this bar as it’s a great place to catch up with friends, as you can hear yourself speak.
I would recommend the bar on the second floor, a good sized space and if you are a smoker you will find a smoking terrace at the back, which saves you going out on to the street. As you enter the bar you will see the downstairs bar area, but don’t forget to go upstairs to the top bar, which in my view is much better. It has a cosier feel.
Molly House have a wide selection of world and speciality beers as well as local tipples.
Check out the bars new 40ft mural on the outside wall of the bar featuring Alan Turing, Emmeline Pankhurst and Quentin Crisp.