Cologne Gay Bars

Cologne Gay Bars

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

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

near Rudolfplatz / “Bermuda Triangle”

Gay café & cocktail bar in the heart of Cologne’s gay district. One of our favorite 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

Updated: 07-Sep-2020

Balduinstraße 20, Cologne

Weekday: 19:00 - 02:00
Weekend: 19:00 - 04:00

3.7
Audience Rating

From 61 votes Vote

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

Updated: 07-Sep-2020

Mauritiuswall 102, Cologne

Weekday: 12:00 - 00:00
Weekend: 12:00 - 00:00

4.0
Audience Rating

From 51 votes Vote

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

Updated: 07-Sep-2020

Schaafenstraße 51, Cologne

Weekday: 19:00 - 02:30
Weekend: 19:00 - 06:00

2.8
Audience Rating

From 66 votes Vote

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

Updated: 07-Sep-2020

Schaafenstraße 57-59, Cologne

Weekday: 19:00 - 04:00
Weekend: 19:00 - 06:00

1.3
Audience Rating

From 74 votes Vote

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

Updated: 07-Sep-2020

Schaafenstraße 45, Cologne

Weekday: Tue-Thu 19:00 - 03:00
Weekend: 20:00 - 06:00

4.0
Audience Rating

From 60 votes Vote

in Old Town / Heumarkt

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

Updated: 07-Sep-2020

Pipinstraße 3, Cologne

Weekday: Tue-Fri from 17:00
Weekend: from 14:00

4.0
Audience Rating

From 62 votes Vote

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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

Updated: 07-Sep-2020

Mühlenbach 57, Cologne

Weekday: Mon,Wed,Thu 17:00 - 01:00
Weekend: 17:00 - 03:00

3.5
Audience Rating

From 51 votes Vote

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

Updated: 08-Sep-2020

Vor Sankt Martin 12, Cologne

Weekday: from 14:00
Weekend: from 14:00

4.1
Audience Rating

From 58 votes Vote

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

nearest station : U: Heumarkt

Features

bar, music

Updated: 08-Sep-2020

Pipinstraße 5 / Vor Sankt Martin 12, Cologne

Weekday: Tue-Fri from 18:00
Weekend: from 18:00

3.9
Audience Rating

From 60 votes Vote

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

Updated: 08-Sep-2020

Pipinstraße / Vor St. Martin 8-10, Cologne

Weekday: 18:00 - 01:00 (closed Tuesdays)
Weekend: 18:00 - 03:00; 14:00 - 22:00

1.8
Audience Rating

From 60 votes Vote

Alternative gay bar in the “Bermuda Triangle” area. The crowd is mostly in their 30’s and 40’s. Located close to the other gay bars in Cologne.

Schampanja is open until late, 7 nights a week.

nearest station : U: Rudolfplatz

Features

bar, music

Updated: 08-Sep-2020

Mauritiuswall 43, Cologne

Weekday: 20:00 - 02:00
Weekend: 20:00 - 03:00

1.1
Audience Rating

From 63 votes Vote

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

Updated: 13-Dec-2019

Kasinostraße 1, Cologne

Weekday: 16:00 - 01:00 / 03:00
Weekend: 11:00 - 03:00 / 16:00 - 00:00

5.0
Audience Rating

From 60 votes Vote

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

Updated: 08-Sep-2020

Alter Markt 58-60, Cologne

Weekday: 12:00 - 03:00
Weekend: 12:00 - 03:00

3.0
Audience Rating

From 64 votes Vote

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

Updated: 08-Sep-2020

Greesbergstraße 2, Cologne

Weekday: 18:00 - 02:00
Weekend: 18:00 - 03:00 / 15:00 - 02:00

3.7
Audience Rating

From 61 votes Vote

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