Algarve Gay Bars & Clubs

Algarve Gay Bars & Clubs

The Algarve is home to a few gay bars and dance clubs.  Check out CONNECTION Bar in Albufeira and The Loft in Portimão.


The biggest and liveliest beach resort town in the Algarve. Albufeira has a huge choice of hotels, restaurants, shops and bars and some great sandy beaches. There’s one gay bar, Connections Bar.

Gay bar & dance club and the main hangout for the local LGBT community in the Algarve region.

CONNECTION (opened in November 2016) is a great place to enjoy drinks with friends, socialise or dance the night away at weekly themed events and parties.

Located on “The Strip” within the Vilanova Resort in Albufeira.


bar, music, dancing

Updated: 18-Mar-2022

Portimão / Praia da Rocha

The western Algarve town of Portimão is about a 1-hour drive from Faro Airport. Next to the town is the popular beach resort district of Praia da Rocha. Sandy beaches, scenic promenades, historic buildings, a huge choice of shops, restaurants and café make for a great holiday destination.

Portimão is also home to The Loft, one of the few gay venues in the region.

Gay dance club in the heart of the Portimao city, away from the traditional nightlife scene.

With 200 m² of space. The Loft has a capacity for 150 people and is divided into 3 zones: a dance floor, VIP room and lounge area.

DJ, live music, themed parties, karaoke. The Loft hosts a range of events and stage shows by local and international artists. Open Friday and Saturday.


bar, music, dancing, live music, karaoke

Updated: 25-Mar-2022

Rua de Olivença 5, Portimao

Weekend: Fri,Sat 23:00 - 04:00

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Small, gay-friendly Portuguese cafe & bar in Portimao, serving regional food – sandwiches, seafood, tapas and drinks.

Open 7 days a week.


bar, cafe, restaurant, free wifi

Updated: 25-Mar-2022

Rua da Barca 1, Portimao

Weekday: 12:00 - 15:00; 18:30 - 23:00
Weekend: 12:00 - 15:00; 18:30 - 23:00

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This gay friendly bar in Portugal has an undeniably camp aesthetic. With an abundance of leopard print and a collection of Hollywood starlet portraiture, this is probably the gayest place in Albufeira.


gay friendly, camp decor

Updated: 25-Mar-2022

Avenida Sa Carneiro 81, Albufeira

Weekday: 10pm - 3am
Weekend: 10pm - 3am

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Prestige is a dance club in the centre of Faro. This is one of the most Prestigious nightlife spots in the area. Booking international DJs to play amongst the colourful characters and laser shows, Prestige is a must-see club for any gay nightlife enthusiast.


international djs, popular club, dancing

Updated: 25-Mar-2022

Largo da Madalena 11, Faro

Weekend: Fri & Sat 11pm - 4am

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Lagos’ only exclusively gar bar is a stylish venue with an eclectic choice of cocktails. The bar is known for it’s welcoming owners and great atmosphere.


welcoming atmosphere, stylish, drink deals

Updated: 25-Mar-2022

R. de São José 21, Lagos

Weekday: 9pm - 2am

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