Last updated on November 24th, 2020
If you are trying to locate the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Birmingham, UK then you are on the right web page. This LGBT nightlife guide will cover numerous subjects like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows, the main queer area of town known as the Gay Village and more!
On top of that the best LGBT dating sites will be mentioned, in particular we will discuss a few sites for fast hook ups. Plus we will dive deep into all of the best LGBT pride events and meet ups we know about in this city.
Not all of you will be interested in going out to a lesbian or gay bar or nightclub to try and meet people near you so we will cover it all and let you proceed however you wish. Some may be interested in reading more of our posts on gay bars in the UK.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Birmingham
Let’s start this off with a list of the best mixed LGBT bar in Birmingham:
- The Loft Lounge at 143 Bromsgrove St
- The Village Inn at 152 Hurst St
- Sidewalk at 125-127 Hurst St
- The Fountain Inn at 102 Wrentham St
- Eden at 116 Sherlock St
- Equator at 123 Hurst St
- Missing at 48 Bromsgrove St
- Glamorous at 27 – 35 Hurst St
- Nightingale at 18 Kent St
- The Wellington at 37 Bennetts Hill
- Boltz at 40 Lower Essex St
- The Fox Bar at 17 Lower Essex St
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
Those that want to find purely gay bars and clubs in Birmingham for men to meet men can have success at the venues off that main list. Things were far less inclusive, fortunately these days most venues have become more LGBT friendly instead of strictly gay bars.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Birmingham
The Fox Bar bills itself as the Midlands premier lesbian bar and we can’t disagree. You can also probably have a lot of success at the various mixed LGBT venues we listed above.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
We aren’t really to the point of having full on trans bars in Birmingham but you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:
- Scream Star Superstar at Missing Bar on Tuesdays
- Double Cabaret! at Missing Bar on Sundays
- Glamorous Show Bar at Glamorous on Thursdays
- Drag Shows at The Wellington on Saturdays
- Drag Shows at The Fox
We tried our best to differentiate between strictly gay bars and mixed LGBT bars, but we won’t claim that we did a perfect job of it. If you disagree, if any of the venues we have listed have closed, or if any new LGBT hot spots have opened up please tell us in the comments below so that our lists can be as correct and up to date as possible.
Many of these gay or lesbian bars and clubs can be found in the LGBT nightlife area of the Gay Village. Go do your partying in that gayborhood and you will be able to check out the various venues and find out the right spots for your personal tastes.
You can also read our LGBT guides for:
Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a weekly or monthly basis:
- Karaoke with Charlotte The Harlotte at The Village Inn on Wednesdays
- Dare 2 Bare at Boltz on 1st Sundays
- Reggae On The Roof at Eden on Sundays
- Hitman and Her at Missing Bar on Fridays
Birmingham Pride is held every June, but most of you probably already knew that since it is a can’t miss.
Best LGBT Dating Sites
We know that going out to an LGBT bar or club is not for everyone. We don’t all enjoy the party scene, and these days many of us have become more and more introverted which makes it even less appealing.
Plus not everyone is fully ‘out’ at the moment and may not necessarily want to be spotted and get posted about on social media. Whatever your reasons or motivations are LGBT dating sites have become to modern way to meet people near you without having to get all dressed up and head to a gay or lesbian bar to do so.
The first sites we want to mention are mainly geared towards casual sex, they aren’t exactly dating sites. As the divorce rates keep climbing lots of people are enjoying the single life and aren’t looking for a life partner at the moment.
Men Nation is a really good gay dating site for hook ups, and if you want to hook up with gay men in Birmingham you should definitely check it out. Lesbian Personals is a really cool lesbian hook up site that also works great.
They are both run by Adult Friend Finder and probably have far more users on them than you would expect. You have probably seen AFF ads around the web since they have been in business for nearly twenty year.
Any bi-sexuals that are reading this who like all the colors of the rainbow can check out Adult Friend Finder which covers the whole gambit. Serious relationships aren’t for everyone and these sites are a great way to hook up for those that don’t enjoy partying in the LGBT bars.
We also should tell you about the world’s top transgender dating site, MyTransgenderDate. Trans dating in Birmingham is booming these days as it is all around the globe because more ts near you than ever before are finally comfortable living the life they want to live.
Alright then, we have told you all about the Birmingham, UK LGBT nightlife as best as we can. You learned about mixed, gay, or lesbian bars and clubs plus drag shows to party with trans and all sorts of LGBT dating sites. We hope you make the most of the information at hand.