Gay Bars in Glasgow
With a thriving LGBT community within the city, Glasgow has the nightlife to match. A diverse stock of great gay bars offer up everything you could want from your night out in Glasgow whether it's conversation and cocktails or karaoke and dancing 'til dawn. Merchant City is at the heart of the action with the so-called Pink Triangle boasting some of the most fun hangouts in Glasgow. With cool DJ bars and lounge bars kicking off the evening with some great food, drinks and pre-club parties, choose to make a night of it, by heading on to one of the banging gay and lesbian nightclubs or club nights. Whether you're looking for a low key drink or an all-out party, Glasgow's gay bars have it sussed.
Last updated on 25th October 2016
A stylish lounge bar, Delmonica's is a great meeting spot in Merchant City. Chic decor, comfy seating and cool vibes make this a great spot for after work drinks mid-week or for kicking the night off at weekends. With passes for nearby gay clubs behind the bar, it's the ideal spot for a pre-club party, while a quieter mezzanine space makes a choice venue for birthday parties and private functions.
Club X is a debaucherous den of X-rated entertainment, pumping music, and raunchy dancing in Merchant City. This gay club in Glasgow, has a feisty S&M theme with masked revellers, and leathered dancers commonplace among the hanging chains and red velvet booths. With DJs spinning fast and hard tunes throughout the week, premium drinks and a cool, alternative crowd, Club X (an offshoot of the Polo Lounge) offers an alternative night out for Glasgow's gay community.
Seven nights a week Speakeasy serves Glasgow's LGBTs with great eats, great drinks and great entertainment. Along with a stock of great DJs, resident hosts carry proceedings ranging from movie nights and karaoke, to camp club nights and midweek madness. With FHQ just upstairs, this joint is a one stop shop in which to party.
AXM is a gay club in Glasgow that's garnered a solid reputation and a loyal crowd of regulars. Open late five nights a week, AXM is home to both raucous party nights and a friendly, upbeat crowd. The Merchant City gay bar prides itself on a fun party atmosphere, top guest performers and excellent customer service. And with top tunes and quirky events, it delivers as one of the most popular gay clubs in Glasgow.
A cool basement bar, Katie's Bar offers an utterly mixed bag to Glasgow's gay nightlife. Resident hostess with the mostess, Nancy Clench, takes over at weekends for a pre-club party with a roster of disco tunes, and live shows with everything from game shows to giveaways. During the week expect great cafe bar food, live sports, pool, Glam-e-oke and throwback tunes. With low ceilings, shadowy archways and cavernous spaces, this is an ideal spot to have some intimate conversation or get in on the action.
The Underground is home to a slightly older gay crowd in Glasgow. With something of a dive bar vibe, The Underground is a friendly John Street basement bar, with great drinks promos and fun events throughout the week. Along with regular karaoke and bingo, the Glasgow gay bar is also home to Glasgow's monthly Bear Night, as well as a quirky roster of live entertainment. A chilled hangout for Glasgow's LGBTs, with a friendly crowd of regulars, if you're looking for a gay bar in Glasgow to call your local, The Underground makes for a relaxed bar, with a little glamour thrown in too.
The Riding Room is a popular late night spot for Glasgow's LGBT community. An utterly raucous hangout, expect everything from cabaret and cocktails, or magic and music, to an absinthe-fueled evening of debaucherous dancing. With secluded booths, or seats front and centre of the stage, this Glasgow gay bar is a great place to party, whether you're on a date or in a group.
While The Flying Duck isn't exclusively a gay bar, it is home to Glasgow's first indie gay night. Yes! is held on the first Friday of every month and is a gimmick-free gay night that's all about the music. Bring your dancing shoes for a stomping mix of old alt tunes and cutting edge indie.
The Polo Lounge is a go-to gay bar and club for Glasgow's gay community for late night partying. With elegant furnishings and plush seating upstairs, it's the perfect place to mingle and chat while downstairs, the action gets amped up with a fun crowd of drinkers and dancers. With four rooms to choose from you'll never be short of a pop hit, camp classic or R'n'B fave to bop to. With booth bookings and party packages, this is a great spot for birthday parties and special occasions.