Melbourne Gay Bars

Melbourne Gay Bars

Melbourne's lively gay bar scene will not disappoint, if you're looking for a fun night out in the city.

A boutique cabaret bar on Smith Street in the heart of the Melbourne gay village. The bar hosts weekly drag queen shows, boylesque shows and burlesque nights.

The 86 serves a crowd-pleasing choice of 42 in-house cocktail, and there is a late night dance floor. Regular special deals on pizzas and beers. Closed Mondays and Wednesdays.

Features

bar, music, dancing, live music, cabaret show

Updated: 16-Feb-2022

185 Smith Steet, Fitzroy, Melbourne

Weekday: Thu - Fri 7pm - 3am
Weekend: Sat 7pm - 3am

3.0
Audience Rating

From 3 votes Vote

Australia’s longest-running exclusively gay bar/hotel. The Laird is widely known as a gay institution – to the extent that it has been granted permission by Victoria’s Anti-Discrimination Board to operate a men-only policy.

The Laird caters to a wide range of men but is particularly popular with the leather, bear and alternative crowd. Different theme each week, from a relaxed and informal pool competition to a hardcore event with dress code.

Check Laird’s website for agenda.

Features

bar, music, dancing, free wi-fi

Updated: 16-Feb-2022

149 Gipps Street, Abbotsford, Melbourne

Weekday: Tue 6-11pm, Wed-Fri 6pm - midnight
Weekend: Sat 6pm - midnight, Sun 4-10pm

4.0
Audience Rating

From 3 votes Vote

Looking for a more traditional bar, offering nothing more than a decent pint and a warm welcome? Then DT’s Pub could be for you.

In reality, DT’s does offer more than just drinks, with regular special events, from quiz nights to BBQ’s in the garden.

Features

bar, music, karaoke, cabaret show

Updated: 13-Sep-2022

164 Church Street, Richmond, Melbourne


3.2
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From 59 votes Vote

Gayer than ever since the change in door policy. The PEEL, now exempt from the Anti-Discrimination Act, is a predominately gay male venue that has been around for over 25 years.

There are 3 bars, a dance floor and a courtyard. Open on Fridays and Saturdays with regular special events and drag acts. Age-check ID required (for travelers, this means your passport), and dress appropriately.

Features

bar, music, dancing

Updated: 16-Feb-2022

113 Wellington St, Collingwood, Melbourne


Weekend: Fri - Sat 10pm - late

3.5
Audience Rating

From 67 votes Vote

Francesca’s Bar is a gay-popular cocktail bar that also serves up light bites, as well as pizza.

Make sure to drop in to the Friyay event that happens at Francesca’s every fortnight, and is the longest running queer night in Northcote.

Updated: 16-Feb-2022

222 High St, Melbourne

Weekday: 5pm - 1am
Weekend: 3pm - 3am

This laid-back bar & restaurant at The Railway Hotel usually caters to a mixed crowd, but Sunday afternoons are popular with gay customers.

Located near the Windsor station, the hotel also has a 24-hour bottle shop.

Features

bar, music, restaurant, shop

Updated: 16-Feb-2022

29 Chapel Street, Prahran, Melbourne


3.4
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Attik is a gay-popular bar and nightclub that hosts various events including Mother, which is geared towards queer women that takes place on Fridays.

Updated: 16-Feb-2022

Unit 1/255 Chapel St, Melbourne

Weekday: CLOSED
Weekend: 9PM - 3AM

Tomorrow:  Live music, DJ's, cheap drinks and eats

Prince Public Bar (P.P.B.) hosts regular live music and other live performance. The venue has been in business since 1937. Mixed crowd.

Located in St Kilda area, the venue  check their Facebook page for the latest updates.

Features

bar, music, live music

Updated: 16-Feb-2022

29 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, Melbourne

Weekday: 7am - 10pm
Weekend: 8am - 10pm

3.0
Audience Rating

From 1 votes Vote

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