The Archway was opened as Manchester's first "gay leather club" at 66 Whitworth Street West by Wayne Allmand and Harry Maney in 1983, seen below in suitably butch pose for City Life. Even back then it had the modern decor and a mezzanine level which may be better known to most as the Brickhouse.
Archway, Whitworth Street West, 1983. (c) dubwis-er at Manchester Music District Archive.
Despite being one of Manchester's better indie clubs of the '90s and '00s, sadly, the Brickhouse closed unexpectedly in the summer of 2011. This was odd considering that was rammed every time we ever ended up here for a late drink of a weekend. This venue is now Club HD which hosts occasional 'Brickhouse 2.0' nights.
Brickhouse, Whitworth Street West. (c) Brickhouse Facebook.