Last updated on August 23rd, 2020
If you are trying to locate the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Charlotte you will find all the info you need right here. Our LGBT nightlife guide will also cover things like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows, the main queer area of town and more!
On top of that the best LGBT dating sites will be mentioned, particularly some sites for those who are more interested in hooking up than getting hitched. Plus we will dive into all of the best LGBT pride events and meet ups we know about in this city.
Not everyone enjoys hanging out in lesbian or gay bars all the time and because of that we will attempt to give you as many options as possible and then you can choose which way you wish to proceed.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Charlotte
Let’s kick this off with a list of the best mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in Charlotte:
- Bar 316 at 316 Rensselaer Ave
- The Scorpio at 2301 Freedom Dr
- The Nickel Bar at 2817 Rozzelles Ferry Rd
- Argon at 4544 South Blvd H
- Chasers Charlotte NoDa at 3217 The Plaza
- Azucar Latino at 5317 E Independence Blvd
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
Many of you are likely here to learn about gay bars in Charlotte for men to meet men. The thing is, as the world becomes more inclusive those old lines are getting blurred. These days most gay bars are actually mixed, and any of the above spots can easily lead to gay hook ups.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Charlotte
At this time are not aware of any solely lesbian bars or clubs in Charlotte, if you do know of any please mention them in the comments at the bottom of the page.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
We still aren’t to the point where we have legit trans bars in Charlotte, but you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:
- Big Fun Drag Show at Bar 316 Every Saturday
- The Scorpio
If you disagree with anything on this page or if any of the venues we have listed have closed please tell us in the comments below. It would also be great if you could mention any new LGBT hot spots that have opened up so that our lists can be as correct and up to date as possible. Those that have caught the travel bug should look through our posts on the LGBT scene in:
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a weekly or monthly basis:
- Vic’s Karaoke at Barargon Every Thursday
- No Cover at The Scorpio Every Friday Night
And then there is the Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade every June.
Best LGBT Dating Sites
As many of us become more introverted going out to party at an LGBT bar or club doesn’t have to be our only way to meet new people. Thankfully technology has given us plenty of new opportunities over the years.
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 are a great 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 technically dating sites. As the divorce rates keep climbing lots of people are enjoying the single life and aren’t looking for any commitment at the moment.
Men Nation is a really good gay dating site for hook ups, and if you want to hook up with gay guys in Charlotte you should definitely check it out. Lesbian Personals is our favorite lesbian hook up site, and they are both run by Adult Friend Finder who you have probably seen on various adult sites online over the past fifteen years that they have been in business.
Men looking for other gay men near you to hook up with can use Men Nation for maximum speed and efficiency. Women who want to meet lesbian women would be best off using Lesbian Personals, and those who are bi-sexual and like all types can check out Adult Friend Finder which covers the whole gambit.
These sites are a nice and discreet way for you to fulfill your desires without visiting the LGBT bars, clubs, and nightlife. We also should tell you about the world’s top transgender dating site, MyTransgenderDate. Trans dating in Charlotte is trending upwards at a rapid rate as more ts near you are finally beginning to live the lives they have always wanted to.
We have filled you in on the Charlotte LGBT nightlife as best as we can. You know where to go to find 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.