Pubs of Manchester

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Sunday, 11 September 2011

High Society, Princess Street

High Society, Princess Street. (c) G7UK.

High Society was a gay bar and club on the corner of Princess Street and Harter Street in the 1980s.  At No.48 Princess Street it was next door to where the Efes Turkish restaurant is today.

Former High Society, Princess Street. (c) googlemaps.



  1. High Society had a small Saturday Night Fever-style dancefloor that lit up. It was a cosy, welcoming place. Everyone had to have hotpot on a Sunday night due to the licensing laws.

    I seem to remember that the entrance was on Harter Street and the club was in the basement. I can't quite work out where the door would have been, but my memory could be playing tricks! Happy memories anyway...

  2. very very happy memorys indeed m8y, i wish i could turn back the clock n do it all again, along with the number one club.

  3. The entrance was into the basement. It had a line of seats around the edge of the dancefloor and Joanne was the first female DJ. There was a tabletop PacMan (Ms Packman?) machine as well.