Last updated on October 27th, 2020
Hey there, if you are searching for info on the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Brisbane you will find it right here. This LGBT nightlife guide will also discuss topics like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows, the main queer area of town and more!
We will also be telling you about the best options for LGBT online dating, our focus will be on sites for fast hook ups. Plus we will mention all of the best LGBT pride events and meet ups we know about in this city.
We all have our own personal preferences which is why we are trying to cover all the options so that you can go with whichever sounds best to you. Fortunately lesbian and gay bars are no longer your only way to make this happen. You can find all of our Australia LGBT guides there.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Brisbane
Let’s start this off with a list of the best mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in Brisbane:
- The Wickham at 308 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley
- You Came Again at 245 Boundary St, West End
- The Beat Megaclub at 677 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley
- Hellfire Club at 130 Leichhardt St, Spring Hill
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
It really wasn’t all that long ago that gay bars in Brisbane were only full of men looking for men to hook up with. These days most places are more mixed LGBT style, and some are mixed gay and straight. There will be plenty of men looking to hook up at the bars and clubs we just listed.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Brisbane
Along those same lines we are not aware of any straight up lesbian bars in Brisbane for women to meet women. The mixed list will definitely have some options for you and if there are no cute girls around to hit on head out and find another place to try.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
While they may not exactly be trans bars in Brisbane, but you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:
- Drag Shows at The Beat Megaclub
- Fluffy Parties at Family on Sundays
We really do try our best to keep our lists current but we cover so many cities around the world that perfection is impossible. We know the scene here pretty well, but not as well as the local experts.
If you happen to notice anything out of date on here or if we left some place off that is a can’t miss please use the comments to let us know.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.
Many of these gay or lesbian bars and clubs can be found in the Brisbane LGBT nightlife area of Fortitude Valley. Go do your partying in that part of town and you will be able to check out the various venues and find out the right spots for your personal tastes.
We should point out that this is not a strictly gay area by any means, and plenty of the venues on this page will have some straight people hanging out in them as well. You may be interested in our other nightlife guides for:
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a weekly or monthly basis:
- Frigay at The Beat Megaclub
- Thursday Trivia at The Wickham
- Kinky Karaoke at The Wickham on the last Saturdays
- Strip Pool Comp at Number 29 on Sundays
And these are the best pride events plus other Queensland LGBT events throughout the year:
- Brisbane Pride Festival
- Brisbane Queer Film Festival
- Big Gay Day in March
- Melt: Festival Of Queer Arts And Culture
- Northern Exposure by Brisbears in October
Best LGBT Dating Sites
It used to be that Queensland gay bars were pretty much the only places to try and find other LGBT people near you for dating or hook ups. Luckily those days are long behind us, and now we want to tell you about some of our favorite options.
Plus not everyone is fully ‘out’ right now and may not feel comfortable in that type of setting just yet. Whatever your reasons are LGBT dating sites are a great way to meet people near you without having to get all dressed up and head to a gay or lesbian bar.
Our first sites to tell you about are owned and operated by Adult Friend Finder. You have probably seen the AFF links online before since they have helped millions of people hook up in their over fifteen years in the game. Their top site for finding gay men near you to hook up with is Men Nation and it is very popular in major cities like this one.
Their site for the ladies is Lesbian Personals and it works great in Queensland. Those who like to date or hook up with all genders should check out Adult Friend Finder because it covers all the users on their numerous kinky sites.
MyTransgenderDate is the world’s top transgender dating site and trans dating in Brisbane is more popular than ever before. In fact it should only continue to grow as more Queensland ts feel confident enough to be the person they really want to be.
At this point we have covered the Brisbane LGBT nightlife in full. You know all about the best mixed, gay, or lesbian bars and clubs plus drag shows to party with trans and all sorts of LGBT dating sites in Queensland. Now choose the best option for you and enjoy yourself.