Austin Gay Bars

Austin Gay Bars

Looking for inspiration for a night out in Austin? Check out our selection of the best gay bars in the city.

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Cheer Up Charlie’s is a lively East Austin gay bar that draws crowds from Austin’s alternative gay scene. Owned by a lesbian couple, this bar prioritises queer nightlife.

You can order kombucha on tap, as well as cocktails, beers, biodynamic wines. There’s a shaded patio and themed nights. Vegan food available. Cheer Up Charlie’s is definitely worth checking out.

Features

bar, music, live music, dancing, drag

Updated: 12-May-2021

900 Red River Rd, Austin

Weekday: 16:00-02:00 excl. Monday
Weekend: 16:00-02:00

4.0
Audience Rating

From 55 votes Vote

Rain on 4th is a popular Austin gay bar, situated in the popular Warehouse District close to the city’s gay nightlife.

Throughout the week Rain hosts theme nights, including karaoke, bingo, and drag. The venue was named before Rain on Me came out!

Mixed crowds gather at Rain week after week for its spacious dance floor, live music, and happy hour specials.

Locals and tourists alike frequent Rain for its hot and helpful staff, upbeat atmosphere, and good music. It is the perfect spot for the a gay night out, as it is on the same block as Oilcan Harry’s and the Highland Lounge.

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bar, music, live music, dancing, drag, karaoke, bingo

Updated: 12-May-2021

217 W 4th St, Austin

Weekday: 16:00-02:00
Weekend: 15:00-02:00

3.9
Audience Rating

From 54 votes Vote

The Iron Bear is a friendly gay bar in Austin’s Capitol district, close to the city’s gay nightlife. It’s Austin’s only LGBTQ+ bar & grill and it’s been going for over 10 years.

This gay neighbourhood hangout offers DJ parties, pool, karaoke, and a daily happy hour special. Throughout the week The Iron Bear hosts karaoke and poker night.

As the name might suggest, The Iron Bear is a favourite amongst Austin’s bears, but is welcoming to all.

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bar, music, dancing, live music, karaoke, bingo, drag

Updated: 12-May-2021

301 W. 6th Street, Austin

Weekday: 15:00-02:00
Weekend: 15:00-02:00

4.0
Audience Rating

From 52 votes Vote

The Jackalope is a laid-back bar in Austin’s bustling Warehouse District, just moments from the city’s lively gay scene.

This welcoming dive bar is full of character, with velvet walls covering the interior. Locals favour this neighbourhood hangout for its tasty bar food, including generously-sized burgers and pizzas.

Try winning food from our grill – all very Texan!  Enjoy a “golden shower” of 12 beers on tap.

The Jackalope hosts  event nights, including the occasional session of beer yoga.

Features

bar, music, restaurant

Updated: 12-May-2021

404 E 6th St, Austin

Weekday: 11:00 - 02:00
Weekend: 11:00 - 02:00

4.0
Audience Rating

From 55 votes Vote

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