Last updated on November 24th, 2020
If you are trying to locate the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Belfast you are in the right place. We will also be getting into other subjects like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows and more in this LGBT nightlife guide.
A few pride events and parties that we know about will also get a mention. And in this modern tech era it would be quite silly for us to leave out the best LGBT dating sites.
Not everyone likes to do things the same way and we know gay and lesbian bars are not for everyone. We will just list everything we can think of and then you can proceed in whichever way sounds right for you.
Check out more of our gay guides for the UK at that link.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Belfast
We might as well begin with a list of the best mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in Belfast:
- The Bear and the Doll at 2-14 Little Donegal St
- The Maverick at 1 Union St
- Kremlin at 96 Donegall St
- Union Street Bar at 8-14 Union St
- Boombox at 108 Donegall St
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
If you are looking for gay bars and clubs in Belfast for men to meet men that list is for you. It wasn’t long ago that things were far less inclusive, but these days most venues have become more LGBT friendly instead of strictly gay bars.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Belfast
Along those same lines we are not aware of any lesbian bars in Belfast for women to meet women. The mixed list should have plenty of options for you and if there are no cute girls around to hit on you may need to venture into bars and clubs that are not normally considered LGBT hot spots.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
While these may not be trans bars in Belfast per se you can find drag shows that may help you meet some ts near you at:
- Union Street Bar
- Cabaret Supper Club
- Kremlin on last Fridays of the month
- Maverick on Sundays
We really do try our best to keep our posts up to date but we cover so many cities around the world that it is very hard for us to keep up with the ever changing nightlife landscapes. We know the scene here pretty well, but not as well as the local experts.
If you see us posting stuff that is out of date or if we left some place off that is a can’t miss please use the comments to let us know. Also, if you think any venues should be listed as solely places for men to meet men or women to meet women fill us in, thanks if you can help.
The main gay area is around Union Street and Donnegal. That gayborhood should offer just about everything you need. We have also covered the queer scenes in other cities like:
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a regular basis:
- Gxrlcode at The Bear and The Doll on Thurdays
- Rewind at The Bear and The Doll on Saturdays
And then you have annual events like:
Best LGBT Dating Sites
It used to be that gay bars were pretty much the only places to try and find other LGBT people near you for dating or hook ups. Luckily the past is the past so now we want to tell you about some of our favorite options.
The first sites we want to fill you in on are part of the huge Adult Friend Finder network. We bet most of you have seen the AFF links online before since they have helped millions of people hook up in their over fifteen years in the game.
Their best site to use to find gay men near you to hook up with is Men Nation and you might be shocked at just how many users are on it. The ladies will have more success on Lesbian Personals, the name pretty much says all you need to know about that one.
Those who are bi-sexual and enjoy hooking up with all varieties can use Adult Friend Finder where you can find all the users in their huge network. For fast m4m hook ups nothing will get the job done quicker Men Nation.
Trans dating in Belfast is as strong as it has ever been as more ts near you are finally comfortable living the life they want to live. Alright then, we just covered the Belfast LGBT nightlife in full detail.
Mixed, gay, or lesbian bars and clubs plus drag shows to party with trans and all sorts of LGBT dating sites were broken down. We hope you make the most of the information at hand.