Top 50 Gay Clubs in the World
Here’s our definitive list of the best gay clubs around the globe.
1. Heaven – London
This London gay club, located under the arches at Charring Cross, packs out its 2000 strong capacity every weekend and regularly has guests such as Madonna and Kylie.
2. DJ Station – Bangkok
This cabaret bar and gay club is the best place in Bangkok to catch a ladyboy show and dance the night away with locals and tourists alike.
3. Revenge – Brighton
Brighton’s most popular gay club is packed with students on a Thursday and welcomes a wider crowd on Friday and Saturday nights when anyone who’s anyone packs out the two dance floors and roof terrace.
4. Berghain – Berlin
This gay-centric club is famous worldwide for its weekend-long parties and techno vibes. There are several dance floors, multiple chillout areas and dark rooms and a strict door policy to match.
5. The Eagle – Manchester
The perfect gay club for those looking for something a little off-piste, away from the pop tunes and twinks of Canal Street. They hold regular kink parties and have excellent happy hours during the week.
6. Church – Amsterdam
Amsterdam’s premier gay cruise club hosts a range of parties catering to an array of sub-groups. This intimate, split-level venue has plenty of places to get down and dirty or just party on the dance floor.
7. East Bloc – London
Known for its trashy, hipster vibe, East Bloc is a gay club for those who like to seriously dance. Its urban vibe is popular with cosmopolitan city types.
8. Kit Kat Club – Berlin
Berlin is known for its eclectic parties and Kit Kat is the king of them all. Boasting countless rooms, multiple bars, more play areas than you could care to play in, not to mention an outdoor pool, this place is the holy grail of gay clubs with a twist.
9. The Cock – New York
This gay club describes itself as a ‘rock and sleaze fag bar’ and it a den of hedonism which attracts a diverse crowd from artists and writers to those introverts who would normally stay away from such venues!
10. Royal Vauxhall Tavern – London
This cabaret bar and gay club in Vauxhall was the birthplace of comedian Lily Savage. Popular with the bear community this place is heaving on Sundays when they host their weekly cabaret.
11. Ficken 3000 – Berlin
Located in Kreuzberg, this Berlin gay club is popular with anyone and everyone. Their two for one drinks deals attract a large crowd on Tuesdays with those looking to socialise, dance and meet new friends in the subterranean dark room.
12. Eagle Tavern – San Fransisco
The ultimate gay club for lovers of beer and kink – this famous San Fransisco haunt is known for its Sunday beer busts where you can drink until you bust all for $12.
13. La Demence @ Fuse – Brussels
This world famous gay club is thought to be one of the best dance parties in Europe. This male-only event boasts several bars, two dance floors and a dark room.
14. Club TerMix – Prague
This stalwart of the gay club scene in Prague offers visitors a subterranean den of pleasures with a dance floor, chill out area and small dark room.
15. Scandinavian Leather Men – Copenhagen
One of the largest gay fetish clubs in Europe, this mecca of rubber, army and sportswear has been in business for over 40 years. They host a range of theme nights and you need to purchase a membership card before you’ll be allowed to enter.
16. Scream – Paris
This popular dance party is attended by the gym-toned elite of the Paris gay scene. Many renowned DJs have played at this gay club including Danny Verde and Mark Anthony.
17. At54 – Mykonos
The weekly parties held at this gay club attract the great and good of the Greek island. The club located in Taxi Square and is open until 5.30am daily.
18. Sinners – Munich
Formerly known as the ‘Saints Party’, Sinners isn’t a gay club in itself but a club night held on a monthly basis. Famous for its DJs, visual performances and photo shoot spaces – people flock from the whole of Bavaria to attend.
19. The Cat & The Dog – Tel Aviv
This underground venue in the heart of Tel Aviv has two bars, dance floors and a semi-dark zone. Unusually, it’s open on Thursday and Friday but closed on Saturdays.
20. Bar Cru – Lisbon
Known for its themes such as the underwear night and the naked party this well-frequented gay club is popular with the local Portuguese crowd as well as tourists.
21. WE Party – Madrid
DJs, dancers and hot Spanish men looking to party make this event held at La Riviera Club a must. Though normally held in Madrid it does occasionally make an appearance elsewhere.
22. Macho Party – Madrid
This fetish-based gay club hosts international DJs and live shows.
23. Nightbarcelona – Barcelona
Popular gay club for those looking to hook up. Great drinks deal on Thursdays and attract a mixed crowd of all ages and interests.
24. King Kong – Stockholm
This weekly dance party held at the Mariatorge gay club has two distinct rooms – one for pop and one for Swedish rock music.
25. CC Blooms – Edinburgh
The city’s oldest gay club is a restaurant and bar by day and a place to party by night. This popular dance venue is well-known as one of Edinburgh’s party venues.
26. X Large Club – Istanbul
This weekly gay club, open Friday and Saturday, is the perfect dance spot for gays and their friends.
27. Destination Club – Beijing
The largest gay club in Beijing has several bars and a large dance floor. International DJs visit on a regular basis and they hold regular themed parties.
28. Zoo Bar – Hong Kong
This popular Hong Kong gay club is famed for cocktails and party-ready clientele. Incredibly busy at the weekends the crowd spills out onto the streets in the good weather.
29. Angel – Shanghai
This popular Shanghai dance party attracts plenty of boys who are looking for a good time. One of the biggest gay clubs in Shanghai the venue is known for hosting international DJs.
30. Bali Joe – Bali
Go-go dancers, drag shows and anthemic tunes make this gay club one of the most popular you’ll find in Asia. Not the cheapest in Bali but definitely the best!
31. Vita – Tokyo
Around six times a year, Vita holds some of Japan’s biggest gay parties. They take place at various gay clubs in Tokyo and sometimes even throw a pool party.
32. Che’lu – Manila
This well-established gay club opens last into the night and is located in the Malate area of the city.
33. Tantric – Singapore
Incredibly popular on Fridays and Saturdays this gay club is packed with guys drinking cocktails and looking for a good time.
34. Taboo – Singapore
This two-storey gay club covers an epic 5,000 feet² has an LED lit dance floor downstairs and a chill out zone in the attic. It gets busy after midnight and mainly attracts a younger crowd.
35. Gray – Seoul
With its stage and podiums, this gay club hosts regular bear parties and plays a mix of pop tunes and techno music.
36. Zag – Phuket
Phuket’s biggest gay club has several zones, including a VIP room, and attracts mainly a gay crowd – though it is frequented by straight people too. They also hold regular go-go shows.
37. Beef – Melbourne
Melbourne’s newest gay club predominantly caters to daddies and bears. Opened in partnership with Scruff, Beef knows its crowd and gives them what they enjoy.
38. The Midnight Shift – Sydney
This long-running gay club boasts six bars and two dance floors. The drag shows, DJs and drinks deals mean there is always something happening at Sydney’s most famous gay hangout.
39. Menfriends – Christchurch
With three floors of cruising the city’s only gay cruise club offers visitors a lounge bar, cafe, outdoor area, play room and even free wifi.
40. Woody’s – Toronto
This gay club is much more than somewhere to go for a drink. Their five bars and collection of rooms offer visitors a truly unique gay experience.
41. The Odyssey Bar and Nightclub – Vancouver
On the edge of Chinatown is Vancouver’s premier gay club. They host a range of special events which cater to a range of fetishes and interests.
42. TV Bar – Rio
Located on Copacabana Beach the setting for this gay club is unrivalled.
43. Azucar – Miami
This Latin-themed gay club situated in downtown Miami is popular for its drag shows and up for it crowd.
44. New Action – Berlin
This gay club is a stalwart of the Schoenberg gay scene. Popular on Thursdays for its two for one deal, it gets very busy at the weekend when there is a strict dress code on the door.
45. Pirahan – Las Vegas
What might appear to be an ordinary gay club is actually a 24-hour party. With a patio and outdoor area, it’s a great place to chill with an LGBT crowd or enjoy the beats on the dance floor.
46. Exit – Amsterdam
This small gay club in Amsterdam certainly punches above its weight. They play a range of popular and retro tunes and is busy every night of the week.
47. Amsterdam Action Bar – Cape Town
Situated in the heart of the Pink Block this cruisy gay club is well-known for its no-frills affairs catering to those simply looking for a good time.
48. Amigdala – Rome
This gay club with a queer vibe hosts a range of concerts and exhibits.
49. Euphoria – Dublin
Ireland’s biggest monthly gay party takes place at Button Factory in Temple Bar.
50. Cocon Music Club – Krakow
Though to be the biggest gay dance party in Poland.