Hey there, if you are looking for info on the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in El Paso we have you fully covered. This local LGBT nightlife guide will also discuss topics like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows, the main queer area of town which is often called Pride Square and more!
We will also be mentioning the best options for LGBT online dating, particularly for those who are more interested in hooking up than getting too deep into a serious relationship at the moment. Plus we will mention all of the best LGBT pride events and meet ups we know about in this city.
The gay and lesbian bars in your area are not the only places and ways to meet people so we will try to cover as many options as we can.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In El Paso
Let’s start this off with a list of the best mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in El Paso:
- Touch Bar & Nightclub at 11395 James Watt Dr
- Epic at 510 N. Stanton St
- Chiquita’s Bar at 310 E Missouri Ave
- Briar Patch at 508 N Stanton St
- The Black Orchid Lounge at 6127 N Mesa St
- The Tool Box at 506 N Stanton St
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
If you are looking for gay bars and clubs in El Paso for men to meet men all of the above should work out well. We used to live in a world where things were more segregated, but these days most venues have become more LGBT friendly than being strictly local gay bars. If you wanted a recommendation then Briar Patch should certainly work well.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in El Paso
We are not aware of any strictly lesbian bars or clubs in El Paso, if you are please mention them in the comments at the bottom of the page.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
We aren’t really to the point of having full on trans bars in El Paso, but you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:
- Touch Bar & Nightclub
- Epic Bar
Because of the close proximity to Juarez there are lots of sexy shemales in El Paso. Trying to differentiate between a strictly gay bar or a mixed LGBT bar can be pretty difficult. If you think we should be listing any venues in the strictly gay men or lesbian women section be sure to tell us in the comments.
Many of these gay or lesbian bars and clubs can be found in the LGBT nightlife area of Pride Square. Spend time 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.
Be sure to read our other posts on:
- Gay Nightlife in Dallas & Fort Worth
- Gay Nightlife in Austin
- Gay Nightlife in San Antonio
- Gay Nightlife in Albuquerque
- Gay Nightlife in Mexico City
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Borderland Rainbow throws numerous LGBT events in your area so you will probably want to keep up with their schedule. And then there is the really popular Sun City Pride event held in June.
Best LGBT Dating Sites
Going out to a local LGBT bar or club isn’t for everyone. Sure, there will be some drunk people around you might be able to hook up with, but you have to deal with being around a bunch of drunk strangers which isn’t every bodies cup of tea.
Plus not everyone is fully ‘out’ yet and may not feel comfortable in that type of setting just yet. 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.
We have a few options to tell you about, and the first ones are mostly geared towards casual sex, not full on serious dating. Men Nation is a really good gay dating site for fast hook ups, and if you want to hook up with gay guys in El Paso you should look into it.
Lesbian Personals is a really good lesbian hook up site, and they are both run by Adult Friend Finder. Men looking for other gay men near you to hook up with can use Men Nation to get the job done quickly.
Women who want to meet lesbian women would be best off using Lesbian Personals, and those who are bi-sexual and like all spices of life 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, clubs, and nightlife.
We also want to mention the world’s top transgender dating site, MyTransgenderDate. Trans dating in El Paso will only continue to trend upwards as more ts feel confident enough to be the person they really want to be.
After reading all of that you should be fully caught up on the El Paso LGBT nightlife. You know all about the best mixed, gay, or lesbian bars and clubs in your area plus drag shows to party with trans and all sorts of LGBT dating sites. Now choose the best option for you and enjoy yourself.