If you want to learn more about the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Dallas and Fort Worth we have all the info you need on this page. This local LGBT nightlife guide will also cover things like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows, the main queer area near you as well as more!
There are some annual or more frequent Dallas gay pride events that we will also be diving into. And we can’t forget about the best LGBT dating sites since that is the preferred way of many to meet new people these days.
Not everyone likes to do things the same way and we know gay and lesbian bars in your area 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. Those who love to travel can read more of our Midwest LGBT Guides at that link.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Dallas & Fort Worth
We might as well kick this off with a list of the best gay, lesbian, and mixed LGBT bars in Dallas & Fort Worth:
- Dallas Woody’s at 3911 Cedar Springs Rd
- JR’s at 3923 Cedar Springs Rd
- Station 4 at 3911 Cedar Springs Rd
- Round-Up Saloon at 3912 Cedar Springs Rd
- The Mining Company at 3903 Cedar Springs Rd
- Sue Ellen’s at 3014 Throckmorton St
- Hidden Door at 5025 Bowser Ave
- Barbara’s Pavilion at 325 Centre St
- Alexandre’s at 4026 Cedar Springs Rd
- The Urban Cowboy Saloon at 2620 E Lancaster Ave, Ft Worth
- Changes at 2637 E Lancaster Ave, Ft Worth
- Club Reflection at 604 S Jennings Ave, Ft Worth
- 1851 Club at 931 W Division St, Arlington
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
If you are looking for gay bars and clubs in Dallas and Fort Worth where men can meet men you can go off that main list we just posted. This country used to be far less inclusive but currently most venues have become more LGBT friendly instead of being strictly local gay bars.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Dallas & Fort Worth
Sue Ellen’s would probably get the nod for top lesbian bar in Dallas and Fort Worth for women to meet women, but many off the LGBT list will also work great.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
We aren’t really to the point of having straight up trans bars in Dallas and Fort Worth, but you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:
- The Legendary Rose Room at Station 4 Thursdays
- RuPaul Drag Race at The Urban Cowboy Saloon on Thursdays
- All Star Drag Show at 1851 Club on Fridays & Saturdays in Arlington
- Corn Hole Queer Off Event at Sue Ellen’s on Wednesdays
- Cassie’s Freak Show at JR’s
- Drag Shows at Club Reflections in Ft Worth
We know the scene here better than most, but we cover way too many cities to have a more intimate knowledge on all of them than the local experts. Our goal is to keep our lists as up to date as possible but we need your help to do so.
It would be great if you could use the comments section to let us know if you notice anything dated. Some consider Oak Lawn to be the gayborhood here, but there really is not one main gay area of town. You can look through more of our nightlife guides for other cities like:
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best LGBT events in your area that occur on a weekly basis:
There used to be a lot of great queer events at Dallas Eagle but unfortunately it closed during the pandemic, hopefully somewhere else takes advantage of the opportunity and gets some fun parties going. And these are the best pride events held throughout the year:
- Dallas Pride
- Tarrant County Pride
- Miller Lite Music Festival at Fair Park
- Texas Bear Round Up in March
Best LGBT Dating Sites
Trying to find other LGBT people near you for dating or hook ups was not very easy for past generations, especially if they didn’t like to party. Local gay or lesbian bars were pretty much your only choice, but thankfully that is no longer the case.
We have no idea what your current status is but we are pretty sure that there are some people reading this who may not want to have their photos taken at a gay bar and posted on social media. Adult Friend Finder has been the biggest hook up site on the planet for almost two decades.
They have a really large network of sites which some may not know. Their top site for finding gay men near you to hook up with is Men Nation and you might be surprised at how many users it has in huge metro areas like this one.
It combines all of the users on all the sites across their network which are not only straight and LGBT but also include swingers and numerous types of kinks and fetishes. So if you want m4m hook ups use Men Nation, and for f4f hook ups use Lesbian Personals.
MyTransgenderDate is the last site we will be mentioning and it is the world’s top transgender dating site. Trans dating in Dallas and Fort Worth has never been as possible as it is right now because ts near you are finally comfortable living the life they want to live.
Alright then, we have told you all about the LGBT nightlife in your area as best as we can. Mixed, gay, or lesbian bars and clubs in Dallas and Fort Worth plus drag shows to party with trans and all sorts of LGBT dating sites were covered in full detail. We hope you make the most of the information at hand.