Miami Gay Bars

Miami Gay Bars

Check out our top picks for some of the hottest and best gay bars in Miami with reviews and maps. You can't tan on the beach all day!

Housing seven bars and three distinct dance floors, you’re guaranteed to find whatever you’re looking for in the hedonistic Miami institution that is Twist. Hop from bar to bar without ever leaving the building and enjoy a plethora of delicious and affordable drinks with nightly happy hours until 9 pm.

Twist’s motto is ‘Never A Cover, Always a Grove’, and if there’s one thing this cover-free venue can promise, it’s an unforgettable night in fabulous Miami.

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bar, music, drag

Updated: 17-Jan-2023

1057 Washington Ave, Miami

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

2.8
Audience Rating

From 9 votes Vote

Perhaps Miami’s premier LGBTQ+ venue, Palace Bar has been a local institution for over three decades. The bar serves up a range of amazing cocktails and delicious meals, as well as nightly drag shows hosted by a roster of fantastic local queens. Boasting a rooftop bar, private patio, and indoor stage, there’s a reason why Palace Bar is known as THE gay bar in South Beach.

Whether you want to sample some of Miami’s most exciting dishes or dance the night away to disco classics, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable night at Palace Bar.

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bar, music, drag

Updated: 17-Jan-2023

1052 Ocean Dr, Miami

Weekday: 11am - 2am
Weekend: 11am - 2am

1.9
Audience Rating

From 9 votes Vote

Since 2014 R House has been serving the community of Wynwood with unmissable community events and a thoroughly inclusive atmosphere. In recent years, the venue has made waves as one of the country’s most respected and popular drag brunch spots, thanks to a partnership between a number of top drag queens and stage talent.

Drag brunches, Friday dinner parties, and daily happy hours can all be enjoyed within the vibrant walls of R House.

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bar, drinks, drag

Updated: 17-Jan-2023

2727 NW 2nd Ave, Miami

Weekday: 11.30am - 12am
Weekend: 11.30am - 4am

Low-key, casual, and effortlessly cool, Gramps is the perfect respite from the exuberance of Miami and the ideal spot to enjoy a carefully crafted cocktail. Featuring live bands, DJs, and drag bingo, Gramps is a bar that has it all, and you’ll encounter a mixed crowd of local and visiting patrons regardless of when you visit.

This bar is a Wynwood Institution and is located close to many of the district’s other top nightlife venues. Wynwood is a creative arts neighborhood and home to a vibrant concentration of the city’s LGBTQ+ population.

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bar, music, drag

Updated: 17-Jan-2023

176 NW 24th St, Miami

Weekday: 12pm - 1am
Weekend: 12pm - 1am

When Nathan Smith began formulating the idea for the eponymous Nathan’s Bar over 20 years ago, he had little idea of the huge success that his nightclub would find. Today, the bar is one of Miami’s most popular, and a hub of consistently lively LGBTQ+ revelry. Featuring performances from local and international drag talent, the bar is a must-visit for any gay traveller in Miami seeking live shows.

The bar is incredibly inclusive and visitors will find a welcoming atmosphere that is diverse as it is raucous.

 

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bar, music, drag

Updated: 17-Jan-2023

1216 Washington Ave, Miami

Weekday: 7pm - 3am
Weekend: 7pm - 5am

Jamboree Lounge is a gay dive bar in Miami in the MiMo area. It’s pretty cheap and laidback. There are regular drag shows. It can also get a bit cruisey as the night progresses.

It’s hailed as Miami’s longest-running cruise bar.

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bar, drag, cruise

Updated: 25-May-2022

7005 Biscayne Blvd, Miami

Weekday: Mon-Thurs: 7pm-3am Fri: 7pm-4:30am
Weekend: Sat: 5pm-3am Sun: 3pm-3am

1.0
Audience Rating

From 1 votes Vote

Kill Your Idol is located in Miami South Beach and is as cool as it gets. This venue hosts regular drag shows (bingo, karaoke, trivia), live music and DJ nights. Expect a mixed crowd (straight/LGBT+) and a very special ambiance. Locals and travelers love the inside decor which gives this bar a New York City feel.

 

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bar, music, live music, djs,

Updated: 25-May-2022

222 Española Way, Miami

Weekday: 8pm - 4am
Weekend: 8pm - 4am

The Corner is a small bar just across the street from some of Miami’s biggest strip joints. Every third Sunday of the month, The Corner turns into Counter Corner, an experimental drag show. Hosting queens range from novice to legendary.

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bar, music, drag shows,

Updated: 25-May-2022

1035 N Miami Ave, Miami

Weekday: 4pm - 5am
Weekend: Sat 4pm - 8am, Sun 7pm - 5am

Creative drinks in a hotel space with games, lounge & high-top seating & eclectic interior details. Happy hour is on daily from 5 pm – 7 pm. The self-proclaimed gayest bar in Miami is located within Hotel Gaythering, and has special events on most nights.

Monday: Karaoke, Tuesday: half price drinks, Wednesday: Trivia, Thursday: Bingo, Friday: Bears & Hares, Saturdays: Boogie Blast!

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bar, music, cocktails, karaoke, quiz nights, djs, happy hour

Updated: 17-Jan-2023

1409 Lincoln Rd F1, Miami

Weekday: 5pm - 12am
Weekend: 5pm - 2am

Not exactly an LGBTQ+ exclusive venue, Blackbird Ordinary is popular with women who love women, especially on a Tuesday night. Lesbians who used to go to Purdy Lounge are now hanging out at this stylish cocktail bar.

DJ’s provide the music on most nights, local funk and reggae bands set the scene on others. Show off your moves on the dancefloor.

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bar, music, djs, cocktails, live music

Updated: 17-Jan-2023

729 SW 1st Ave, Miami

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

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