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Cologne Gay Bars

Cologne has a huge, friendly and welcoming gay nightlife. Most of Cologne’s gay bars are located in two general areas.

The “Bermuda Triangle” – near Rudolfplatz station
Old Town Cologne – near Heumarkt station

near Rudolfplatz / “Bermuda Triangle”

Ruhrpott
Ruhrpott

Balduinstraße 20, Cologne

+49 221 1687 5038
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weekday: 19:00 - 02:00

weekend: 19:00 - 04:00

Ruhrpott

audience rating: 3.7 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

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Gay café & cocktail bar in the heart of Cologne’s gay district. One of our favourite bars – the staff and crowd are very friendly and approachable.

There’s no dance floor. Ruhrpott serves delicious cakes,pizzas and homemade salads during the day and tasty cocktails at night.

features: bar, music, dancing, cafe, restaurant (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 咖啡馆, 餐厅) | Updated: 27-Jan-2019

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EXILE
EXILE

Schaafenstraße 61A, Cologne

+49 176 24417869
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weekday: Thu from 20:00

weekend: Fri, Sat from 21:00

EXILE

audience rating: 3.7 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

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Gay bar & lounge in the centre of Cologne’s “Bermuda Triangle” – one of the busiest and brightest bars on the main gay strip.

EXILE features live DJ on the weekends. Two bars make getting a drink a breeze. There is a dance floor and a seating area.

nearest station : U: Rudolfplatz

features: bar, music (酒吧, 音乐) | Updated: 05-Mar-2019

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Maxbar
Maxbar

Am Rinkenpfuhl 51, Cologne

+49 221 1685 0395
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weekday: Fri 20:00 - 03:00

weekend: Sat 20:00 - 03:00, Sun 19:00 - 01:00

Maxbar

audience rating: 3 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

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Colourful cocktail bar & chill-out lounge, playing cool house music. Open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, with daily happy hour.

Maxbar has more space that many other bars in the area – you’re likely to find a seat or spot on the dance floor here.

nearest station : U: Rudolfplatz

features: bar, music (酒吧, 音乐) | Updated: 05-Mar-2019

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Hennes’ Terrasse
Hennes’ Terrasse

Mauritiuswall 102, Cologne

+49 221 233 6060
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weekday: 12:00 - 00:00

weekend: 12:00 - 00:00

Hennes’ Terrasse

audience rating: 4 stars from 1 votes - click to vote

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Gay café bar with terrace & lounge area, open from the end of March to the end of October.

Hennes serves a selection of drinks, cocktails, wine and coffee. Located in the gay village, across from ExCorner bar.

nearest station : U: Rudolfplatz

features: bar, music, cafe (酒吧, 音乐, 咖啡馆) | Updated: 25-Jan-2019

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Die Mumu
Die Mumu

Schaafenstraße 51, Cologne

+49 221 1686 7277
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weekday: 19:00 - 02:30

weekend: 19:00 - 06:00

Die Mumu

audience rating: 2.8 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

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Popular gay bar that attracts mostly young guys. Excellent pop/dance music, and if you’re super nice to the bar man, he’ll take requests for songs, too.

Located between ExCorner and Iron.

nearest station : U: Rudolfplatz

features: bar, music (酒吧, 音乐) | Updated: 05-Mar-2019

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ExCorner
ExCorner

Schaafenstraße 57-59, Cologne

+49 221 233 6060
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weekday: 19:00 - 04:00

weekend: 19:00 - 06:00

ExCorner

audience rating: 3.8 stars from 8 votes - click to vote

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Long-running, popular gay bar in Cologne. ExCorner plays a selection of pop classics, house music and karaoke. Daily happy hour.

Packed on the weekend, with crowds spilling out onto the street.

nearest station : U: Rudolfplatz

features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 卡拉OK) | Updated: 31-Jan-2019

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IRON
IRON

Schaafenstraße 45, Cologne

+49 221 2764 9614
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weekday: Tue-Thu 19:00 - 03:00

weekend: 20:00 - 06:00

IRON

audience rating: 4 stars from 7 votes - click to vote

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Gay-popular lounge bar with a mixed crowd. IRON serves a great selection of cocktails and drinks. Located next to Die Mumu.

nearest station : U: Rudolfplatz

features: bar, music (酒吧, 音乐) | Updated: 25-Jan-2019

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in Old Town / Heumarkt

Barcelon Colonia
Barcelon Colonia

Pipinstraße 3, Cologne

+49 172 666 6963
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weekday: Tue-Fri from 17:00

weekend: from 14:00

Barcelon Colonia

audience rating: 4 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

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Barcelon Colonia (since 2011) is a friendly gay bar in Old Town Cologne, with a touch of Mediterranean influences and serves a range of wine, beer, cocktails and tapas.

The outdoor area is great for people-watching. Closed on Mondays.

nearest station : U: Heumarkt

features: bar, music, cafe (酒吧, 音乐, 咖啡馆) | Updated: 04-Dec-2018

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My Lord
My Lord

Mühlenbach 57, Cologne

+49 221 4490 7535
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weekday: Mon,Wed,Thu 17:00 - 01:00

weekend: 17:00 - 03:00

My Lord

audience rating: 3.4 stars from 9 votes - click to vote

TODAY Mettbrotchen - free bar snacks

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Located next to COX is My Lord, a gay bar & café for mature guys and admirers. The outdoor terrace is perfect for watching the world go by with an ice-cold beer.

Closed on Tuesdays.

nearest station : U: Heumarkt

features: bar, music, cafe (酒吧, 音乐, 咖啡馆) | Updated: 05-Mar-2019

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Baustelle 4 U
Baustelle 4 U
Baustelle 4 U
Baustelle 4 U
Baustelle 4 U
Baustelle 4 U

Vor Sankt Martin 12, Cologne

+49 221 1682 9711
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weekday: from 14:00

weekend: from 14:00

Baustelle 4 U

audience rating: 4.4 stars from 7 votes - click to vote

TODAY Happy Hour - 2 for 1 beer

TOMORROW Happy Hour - 2 for 1 beer

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Opened in 2012, Baustelle 4 U (formerly “Zille”) is a popular gay bar, run by a very friendly German guy and his team who’ll make you feel right at home.

Their Halloween and Christmas parties are known to be very popular. We need to get planning our costumes for the next one! Located in the heart of Old Town.

nearest station : U: Heumarkt

features: bar, music (酒吧, 音乐) | Updated: 31-Jan-2019

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Gentle-Bears
Gentle-Bears

Pipinstraße 5 / Vor Sankt Martin 12, Cologne

+49 176 8236 1474
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weekday: from 17:00

weekend: from 17:00

Gentle-Bears

audience rating: 4 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

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Gay bar for bears and friends in the heart of Old Town Cologne, next to Baustelle 4 U. Closed on Tuesdays.

nearest station : U: Heumarkt

features: bar, music (酒吧, 音乐) | Updated: 05-Mar-2019

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Amadeus
Amadeus

Pipinstraße / Vor St. Martin 8-10, Cologne

+49 172 102 7317
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weekday: 18:00 - 01:00 (closed Tuesdays)

weekend: 18:00 - 03:00; 14:00 - 22:00

Amadeus

audience rating: 2 stars from 2 votes - click to vote

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Gay bar in Cologne’s Old Town, next to the other gay bars. A fun and friendly place to drink. Closed on Tuesdays.

nearest station : U: Heumarkt

features: bar, music (酒吧, 音乐) | Updated: 27-Jan-2019

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Schampanja

Schampanja

Mauritiuswall 43, Cologne

+49 22 1240 9544
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weekday: 20:00 - 02:00

weekend: 20:00 - 03:00

audience rating: 4.1 stars from 7 votes - click to vote

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Schampanja is an alternative gay bar in the “Bermuda Triangle” area. The crowd is mostly in their 30’s and 40’s. Located opposite Ixbar  and open daily until late.

nearest station : U: Rudolfplatz

features: bar, music (酒吧, 音乐) | Updated: 05-Mar-2019

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Club 21

Club 21

Hohe Pforte 13-17, Cologne | map

+49 221 9937 7920
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weekday: Tue-Thu 20:00 - 02:00

weekend: 20:00 - 05:00 / 02:00

audience rating: 2.8 stars from 9 votes - click to vote

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Gay dance bar with DJ spinning pop/dance/house tunes into the early hours. Club 21 gets busy from 11pm onwards. Closed on Mondays.

features: bar, music, dancing, live music (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 现场音乐) | Updated: 27-Jan-2019

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Casino-Eck
Casino-Eck

Kasinostraße 1, Cologne

+49 22 1232 442
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weekday: 16:00 - 01:00 / 03:00

weekend: 11:00 - 03:00 / 16:00 - 00:00

Casino-Eck

audience rating: 5 stars from 2 votes - click to vote

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Traditional gay bar in the heart of Old Town, with a relaxed setting during the week and upbeat vibe on the weekends.

Casino-Eck features various live music acts and cabaret shows – check their website. Welcoming staff ensure you have a good time. Located opposite Sauna Vulcanus.

nearest station : U: Heumarkt

features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke, live music (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 卡拉OK, 现场音乐) | Updated: 05-Mar-2019

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Zum Pitter
Zum Pitter

Alter Markt 58-60, Cologne

+49 221 5481 6000
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weekday: 12:00 - 03:00

weekend: 12:00 - 03:00

Zum Pitter

audience rating: 3 stars from 7 votes - click to vote

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Friendly gay bar that has long been a part of the gay scene in Cologne, with an outdoor terrace – perfect for summer months.

Due to its location in the Old Market area, Zum Pitter attracts many tourists and a mixed crowd. Drag queens take to the stage on weekends for fantastic cabaret shows.

nearest station : U: Dom/Hauptbahnhof, Heumarkt

features: bar, music, cabaret show (酒吧, 音乐, 歌舞表演) | Updated: 31-Jan-2019

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Kattwinkel
Kattwinkel

Greesbergstraße 2, Cologne

+49 174 299 9901
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weekday: 18:00 - 02:00

weekend: 18:00 - 03:00 / 15:00 - 02:00

Kattwinkel

audience rating: 3.5 stars from 8 votes - click to vote

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Voted ‘Best Bar of the Year’ by local gay magazine, Kattwinkel is a large gay bar & café with a fun, relaxed atmosphere and delicious food.

nearest station : U: Ebertplatz

features: bar, music, cafe (酒吧, 音乐, 咖啡馆) | Updated: 05-Mar-2019

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COX Cologne – CLOSED
COX Cologne – CLOSED

Mühlenbach 53, Cologne

+49 221 240 0419
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COX Cologne – CLOSED

audience rating: 3.6 stars from 8 votes - click to vote

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Reported CLOSED (April 2018)

Large gay bar for bears, mature & butch men that gets very busy on the weekend. COX hosts the annual Cologne Bear Pride event in November – check their website for further details.

nearest station : U: Heumarkt

| Updated: 03-Apr-2019

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2019-05-20

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