It’s Full Steam Ahead with the Manbears for the Great British Bear Bash 24: SteamChunk!

The temperature is hot – coals shoveled into a blazing burner hot! – as the Manbears of Manchester cordially invite you to the Great British Bear Bash 24: SteamChunk

Whether you will be showing your true self at Furry Balls, embracing the pleasure and throwing away the guilt at Sex, Hugs and Sausage Rolls, or entering the forge for SteamChunk, you are sure to have an amazing time at this year’s event. There won’t just be club nights – GBBB24 will feature a Bear Sauna, a ManBears Social, the Bear Market and Galleria, and so much more!

This year, GBBB24 will take place from Thursday, 27th April 2023 to Monday, 1st May 2023. As they steam forward into the weekend, take a look at some of the great events they have planned


Thursday 27th April 2023
Meet and Greet

Location – The Lodge
From 19:00 till 23:00
Come meet the Manbears team we will be around to say hi and help with any questions you have.

Quiz Night with Lola Lasagne

Location – The Eagle
From 20:00 till 23:00
Join in with Lola at the Eagles quiz. Booking required.

Eagles Goes Pop

Location – The Eagle
From 23:00 till close
Free Entry with Eagle membership

Friday 28th April 2023
Manbears Social and Games / Meet and Greet

Location – The lodge
From 15:00 till 19:00
Opportunity to meet new friends and play a few games as you socialise.

Furry Balls – Club Night

Location – CRUZ 101
From 22:00 till 05:00
“DJ Mischka and MrMoodybear Entertain you.
Free your Fetish. Rugby, Wrestling, Footie, Leather, Rubber Express you Self! “

Myra Dubois LIVE at VIA

Location – VIA
From 22:00 till 23:00
Join Myra Dubois for a crazy time or madness FREE ENTRY

DILF after Party

Location – Eagle Bar
From 02:00 till Late
Discount entry included for those with wrist bands, Discounted ENTRY ONLY AFTER 2am (Eagle Membership Required)

Saturday 29th April 2023
Breakfast Brunch

Location – The Lodge
From 10:00 till 12:00
Breakfast Barms with 20% off with wrist band

The Bear Market

Location – The Lodge and Eagle Bar
From 12:00 till 18:00
Lost of great stalls selling and trading their wares.
Show your Wristband and get 1 free burger

The Bear Galleria

Location – The Lodge and Eagle Bar
From 12:00 till 18:00
Artists to display work in form of a gallery

The Bear Sauna

Location – Basement Sauna Complex
From 12:00 till 18:00
The Bear Sauna takes place at the Basement Sauna Complex in Tariff Street just a short walk from the village.

Sauna Website:

Karaoke @ EVA

Location – EVA
From 15:00 till 18:00
Wind down your cogs

Steamchunk – Club Night

Location – CRUZ 101
From 22:00 till 02:00
“The Big Night with Headline DJ TUFFCUB
Exclusive use of CRUZ 101 from 10pm till 2am (mixed after 2am)
Free Access to Aftershock. “

The After Party

Location – Eagle Bar
From 02:00 till Late
Wind down your cogs

Sunday 30th April 2023
The Bear Memorial

Location – Sackville Gardens
From 11:00 – 12:00
A chance to remember those of us no longer here.
Bring a photo and light a candle with us

Sunday Roast

Location – VIA
From 12:00 – 14:00
Purchase your Sunday Roast and join us in VIA Wrist Band Holders get 20% discount / Area reserve for the event No ticket required

Sunday Service

Location – Eagle Bar
From 15:00 – 18:00
Live Cabaret Entertainment With Tanya Hide and KY Kelly


Location – Eagle Bar
From 20:00 – 23:00
Manchester’s Longest Running Bear Night hosted by TheMoodybear

Sex, Hugs and Sausage Rolls – Club Night

Location – Sub 101 (next door to Cruz 101)
From 23:00 till 04:00
Yes there really are Sausage Rolls, DJ Poni Plays your guilty pleasures till the early hours! 


Location – Cockatoo Club
From 23:00 till 03:00
We move to Cockatoo for an extra dose of Beareoke Madness

After Party

Location – Eagle
From 02:00 till 04:00
Wind down your cogs

Monday 1st May 2023
Breakfast Of Champions

Location – The Richmond Tea rooms
From 10:00 till 12:00
Buy yourself a discounted Breakfast with Wrist Band

Last Pizza the Action and Farewells

Location – REM Bar
From 12:00 – 14:00
Time for goodbyes and Pizza ( whilst it lasts)


Tickets for the GBBB24 are on sale now! Two Packages are available: The Weekend Package (£45.00) and The Sauna Only Package (£18.50). 

The Weekend Package gets you guaranteed entry to the three club nights, exclusive discounts at partner venues and much more.

The Weekend Package (£45) also includes:

  • Entry to the Friday, Saturday and Sunday club nights.
  • Free drink voucher for a partner venue.
  • Free burger at the Saturday market.
  • Free pizza at the Monday lunch.
  • Exclusive Great British Bear Bash merchandise including our themed Pin Badge.

The total value of The Weekend Package is over £100. 

The Sauna Only Package (£18.50) gets you into thd Bear Sauna, which takes place on Saturday 29th April 2023 at the Basement Sauna Complex on Tariff Street just a short walk from the village.

Address of Sauna: 


The Sauna will run from 12:00pm – 5:00pm. 

For more information about the Great British Bear Bash 24: SteamChunk, visit their Linktree, for links to their website, Facebook page, Instagram page and more! 
About Manbears

Manbears is Manchester’s foremost bear group! Organising events and activities in Greater Manchester and the North West of England, they cater to bears, cubs, chubs, otters, pups and chasers. Their events welcome members from across the UK and further afield. ManBears aims to provide a range of friendly, inviting content – from club nights and event weekends, to quieter socials and quizzes – for the whole gay bear community.

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