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Via Fossa

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Address: 28-30 Canal St., Manchester, England
Phone Number: +44 161 236 6523
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12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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Centered around the Canal street area of Manchester is this thriving...

Centered around the Canal street area of Manchester is this thriving gay-friendly bar and club.

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Afternoon drinks

We regularly visit Via when we go to Manchester one thing we noticed is how much more friendly the bar staff are, the old ones had quite a couldn't care a less bad attitude so... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 July 2016
Huddersfield40
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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575 reviews
254 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Havent been here for about 4 years and the place has had a little makeover - maybe a lick of paint but its still a good very interesting pub with a good variety of people. Loads to look at and nice to go for a wander round the place as it lends itself to indoor walking !!! you never know... More 

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Thank Howard-Liverpool
Leeds
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49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Started off well. Staff friendly, lager nice. Ordered nachos to start which were nice with pleanty of sauce. Then we were just left sat there for what seemed like a good while wiv our empty bowl on the table and nobody came to clear us and bring our mains. We order bbq n bacon n cheese chicken for main. I... More 

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Thank kylejoe82
York, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

One of the nicer, modern chilled out bars in the village. Very popular on a weekend. Offers three floors, and seating areas. Staff are friendly, and do a great job. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Julian158158
manchester
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This pub used to have a certain group of staff who dragged this place down with there bad attitude. It has since improved with a new manager taking over just recently. Noticed a big improvement in the cleanliness of the toilets and general clean up of the seating area. Enjoyed visiting here again for a nice drink and a boogie.... More 

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Thank jimbob077
Elland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Sorry Via was our favourite bar but the attitude of the downstairs bar,on the right as you go in, yesterday has changed that totally. Totally ignored our niece at the bar when there were four people not doing anything behind the bar. The attitude when my partner said something was as far from Pride as you could be.

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Thank MHPB6656
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44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Well why not , the staff are always willing and so so friendly & go out your way for you . Food and drinks always awesome , best too come in the evening time when the lights go down low and the bar turns into a world of its own . If you never been , then it's got parts... More 

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Thank Manchester007
West Midlands
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Table booked for 10 people pretty last minute and staff were very helpful and friendly. We all ate various items off the menu and every single person enjoyed the meal. Excellent value for money and very well presented.

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Thank jetsetter050
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61 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We regularly visit Via when we go to Manchester one thing we noticed is how much more friendly the bar staff are, the old ones had quite a couldn't care a less bad attitude so much improved this time. Drinks are still expensive and atmosphere is just ok. I'm not sure if there is a new manager. Better and even... More 

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Thank Huddersfield40
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

have been a few times like the decoration entertainment and music are good staff depends who is on duty. Joshua my favourite

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Thank William G
Widnes, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We visited on Saturday night, we didn't have reservations but the staff were very accommodating and managed to find us a table. Despite it being very busy due to a private function and Sparkle we didn't feel hurried to complete our meal and the service was impeccable. The profiteroles were absolutely sublime!

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