Last updated on August 25th, 2020
If you are trying to locate the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Dublin we have all the info you need right here. This LGBT nightlife guide will also be getting into things like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows, the main queer area of town and more!
Of course the best LGBT dating sites in Ireland will get a mention, especially a few that are more about hooking up than getting too deep into a serious relationship. Plus we will discuss all of the best LGBT pride events and meet ups we know about in this city.
We don’t all like to do things the same way which is why we are trying to cover all the options so that you can go with whichever sounds best to you. Lesbian and gay bars are not the only way to meet new people in Ireland these days.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Dublin
Let’s start this off with a list of the best mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in Dublin:
- The Front Lounge at 33-34 Parliament St
- Mother at Lost Lane, 1-2 Adam Court, Grafton St
- PantiBar at 7-8 Capel St, North City
- Street 66 at 33-34 Parliament St, Temple Bar
- 4 Dame Lane at 4 Dame Ln
- Pennylane at Regent House, 2 Strand St
- Jack Nealon’s at 165 Capel St
- The George at South Great George’s St
- Euphoria at Curved St, Temple Bar
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
We know some of you are here to find out about gay bars in Dublin for men to meet men. The thing is, as Ireland 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 Dublin
There are not any solely lesbian bars or clubs in Dublin that we know of. If you know of any venues that are only for women to meet women please let us know, but otherwise just visit the spots in the mixed list.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
We aren’t really to the point of having full on trans bars in Dublin, but you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:
- Win Lose Or Drag at The George on Mondays
- Saturgays at The George
- Panti Bar
We always try out best however we cover way too many cities and these scenes change way too fast for us to be perfect. We know the scene in Ireland pretty well, but not as well as the local experts.
It would be great if you could let us know about any errors we made or if anything is out of date on this page in the comments section at the end. Please also let us know 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 a lot.
We have also written about:
- The Gay Scene in Belfast
- The Gay Scene in Glasgow
- The Gay Scene in Edinburgh
- The Gay Scene in Birmingham
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a weekly or monthly basis:
- Glitter Bomb at The George on Fridays
- Witchy Wednesdays at The George
- Thirsty Thursday’s at The George
The Dublin Pride event is held every June and it might just be the biggest LGBT event in Ireland.
Best LGBT Dating Sites
It used to be that gay bars were pretty much the only places to try and find other LGBT people in Ireland for dating or hook ups. These days that isn’t the case at all so now we want to tell you about some of our favorite options.
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 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 exactly 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.
Many of you have probably seen Adult Friend Finder links online before, it is the biggest hook up site on the planet and has been for almost twenty years. 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.
The ladies will be better off on Lesbian Personals, and if you are bi-sexual and don’t have a preferred gender to hook up with then Adult Friend Finder is probably best for you because it covers all the user bases on their numerous sites. So if you want m4m hook ups use Men Nation, and for f4f hook ups use Lesbian Personals.
We also should tell you about the world’s top transgender dating site, MyTransgenderDate. Trans dating in Dublin is trending upwards at a rapid rate as more Irish ts near you are finally comfortable living the life they want to live.
Alright then, we have told you all about the Dublin 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 in Ireland. We hope you make the most of the information at hand.