CRUZ 101 opened it’s doors to the public on 22nd May 1992. After a year long renovation, an old bonded shipping warehouse was transformed into Manchester’s first purpose-built gay nightclub – one that would be instrumental in changing Manchester’s gay scene from ”ghetto” to ”village” and has set the standards for others to follow ever since.
Twenty years on, and open six nights a week, Cruz is still the most popular club in Manchester’s Gay Village. However, the club has constantly evolved; reinvented itself in response to a changing gay climate and demands, whilst staying true to its original ethos: good music; a great atmosphere; horny men; flattering lighting; and all at prices that won’t break the bank for the thousands who visit us each and every week.
Occupying the lower ground floor and the basement floor of a Grade 2 listed building, Cruz is two clubs in one – a large main floor operating on the very busy Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights playing a broad mix of pop, chart, R ‘n’ B, and commercial dance music. The smaller lower level which has a more ‘underground’ feel to it and is know as Sub101 or simply ‘Sub’. Sub operates as part of the main club on Thursday, Friday and Saturday playing cutting edge dance & house music. Occasionally the lower floor, known as SUB, operates independently with a separate entrance in association with successful promoters to host special events.