Milwaukee Gay Bars, Clubs and Hotels

Milwaukee Gay Bars, Clubs and Hotels

Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin. It has a good gay scene with several gay bars and clubs.

Lake Michigan flows through Milwaukee. The city is famed for its breweries and it’s hailed as a “Genuine American City.” It’s definitely worth a visit.

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Milwaukee has some of the best gay bars in the Midwest outside of Chicago. When you’ve explored the city you’ll have plenty of places to choose from on your gay night out in Milwaukee.


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Gay Bars in Milwaukee

Milwaukee has one of the best gay scenes in the Midwest. Here’s our guide to the best gay bars in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

This is it! is the longest running gay bar in Milwaukee. It’s often been voted as the best gay bar in the city. This is it! is open seven days a week.



418 E Wells St, Milwaukee

weekday: Mon-Thurs: 3pm-2am
weekend: Fri:p-Sat: 3pm-2:30 am Sun: 1pm-2am

D.I.X. is the place to go if you’d like to discover the drag scene in Milwaukee. After the drag shows, you can dance the night away. There’s a small patio outside. It can get busy in the evenings on weekends.


bar, drag

739 S 1st St, Milwaukee

weekday: Mon-Thurs: 4pm-2am
weekend: Fri-Sat: 4pm-2:30 Sun: 11am-2am

Neighbourhood gay bar in Milwaukee. This is a friendly bar with a Cheers vibe. There’s a heated patio for smokers. A good place to meet some locals in Milwaukee.



819 S 2nd St, Milwaukee

weekday: Tues-Thurs: 4pm-12am Fri: 4pm-1am
weekend: Sat: 2pm-1am Sun: 2pm-12am

Woody’s is a gay sports bar in Milwaukee. There’s a games room and you can watch sport on the TVs. All in all, a very masc for masc night out can be had by all.



1579 S 2nd St, Milwaukee

weekday: Mon-Weds: 3-10pm Thurs: 3pm-2am Fri: 3pm-2:30am
weekend: Fri-Sat: 2pm-2:30am Sun: 2pm-10pm

Harbor Room is a gay bar in south Milwaukee. It has a vintage, old school vibe. The beer selection is good and the pizzas are worth trying out. Harbor Room is a gay bar that does food and sometimes hosts fetish events.


bar, food

117 E Greenfield Ave, Milwaukee

weekday: Mon-Thurs: 11am-2am Fri: 11am-2:30am
weekend: Sat: 10am-2:30am Sun: 10am-2am

Lesbian Bars in Milwaukee

Walker’s Pint is Milwaukee’s premier lesbian bar. It’s one of the last proper lesbian bars in America. It’s very popular with locals and well worth a visit it you’re in town.



818 S 2nd St, Milwaukee

weekday: Mon-Thurs: 4:30pm-2am Fri: 4:30pm-2:30am
weekend: Sat: 12pm-2:30am Sun: 12pm-2am

Gay Clubs in Milwaukee

LaCage NiteClub is the biggest gay club in Milwaukee. Spread over multiple floors, there are regular drag shows, a dance floor downstairs and multiple bars. This is the place to party the night away in Milwaukee.


club, bar

801 S 2nd St, Milwaukee

weekday: Mon-Fri: 4pm-2am
weekend: Sat: 4pm-2:30am Sun: 12pm-2am

This Is It! is a gay bar and lounge located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, hosting regular drag events as well as karaoke, trivia quizzes, and DJ nights throughout the week.

This Is It! was established in 1968 and is the oldest, continually operating gay bar in Wisconsin. The bar is co-owned by RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant and All-Stars winner Trixie Mattel.


bar, music, dancing, dj, drag shows, karaoke, viewing events, drink specials,

418 E Wells St, Milwaukee

weekday: Mon - Thu: 3pm - 2am
weekend: Fri, Sat: 3pm - 2.30am Sun: 1pm - 2am

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