Gay Bars in Edinburgh

Celebrating diversity and proud of its many faces, Edinburgh has one of the most vibrant gay and lesbian communities in the UK. Supporting that, the city is home to a handful of welcoming gay bars and clubs that all leave their guests beaming from ear to ear with huge smiles. Whether you're looking to meet someone, fancy a hassle-free night out or are just looking for Edinburgh's most fun nights out, these bars quite simply don't know how to disappoint. Here's our complete guide to the best gay bars in Edinburgh. 

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CC Blooms is a vibrant gay bar in Edinburgh that treats every night as if it's the weekend. Armed with a collection of fiery spirits, eye-widening liqueurs and ice cold beers, the bar staff work with the venue's resident DJs to whip crowds into an uncontrollable frenzy. With regular drag show performances, karaoke nights and the city's most boisterous club nights, CC Blooms is easily top of Edinburgh's gay bar scene. 

Though technically not advertising itself as a gay bar, The Theatre Royal Bar sits alongside some of Edinburgh's biggest gay venues and has become a favourite venue for its friendly atmosphere and the well-stocked bar. Perfect for anyone looking for a calm way to start a big night out, this charming spot ticks all the boxes in our eyes.