Pubs of Manchester

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Saturday, 19 March 2011

Number 1 Club, Central Street

One Central Street, Central Street. (c) ASBO Allstar at flickr.

Until recently this place was best known as One Central Street, but has recently reverted back to the Number 1 Club title as a gay club.  This old basement venue was a discotheque in the 1980s, then a gay-only club in the late '80s and '90s.  It sits beneath a Grade II listed building behind the Town Hall, and despite its central location, is a bit of an unknown venue and perhaps might have wider appeal as a normal bar in this pub-free part of town.

One Central Street, Central Street. (c) whln.co.uk.

The original Number 1 Club was run by Geoff Stringfellow [1], brother the legendary Peter.  Both Stringfellows had previously been involved at the Millionaire Club.

Number 1 Club, Central Street, 1983. (c) dubwise-er at MDMA.

1. www.mdmarchive.co.uk/archive/showartefact.php?aid=7818.

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