Last updated on September 23rd, 2020
Hey there, those of you that are searching for info on the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Glasgow can 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 plenty more!
LGBT online dating will need to get a shout out, particularly a few sites that are more about hook ups than serious dating. Plus we will mention all of the best Scotland gay pride events and meet ups we know about.
Some people like to party, others don’t really want to hang out in Glasgow lesbian or gay bars all night so we will share as many options as we can and then you can choose which way you wish to proceed. You can read more about the LGBT scene in The UK at that link.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Glasgow
Let’s start this off with a list of the best mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in Glasgow:
- The Belle at 617 Great Western Rd
- The Flying Duck at Sauchiehall St
- Underground at 6A John St
- The Waterloo Bar at 306 Argyle St
- Speakeasy at 10 John St
- The Riding Room at 58 Virginia St
- Delmonicas at 68 Virginia St
- Katie’s Bar at 17 John St
- The Merchant Pride at 20 Candleriggs
- The Gallery at 101 Brunswick St
- Polo Lounge at 84 Wilson St
- Axm Glasgow at 90 Glassford St
- Club X at 68 Virginia St
- SWG3 The Poetry Club at 100 Eastvale Pl
- FHQ at 10 John St
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
We used to live in a society where most gay bars in Glasgow were only full of men looking for men to hook up with. Over the past few years the lines have become a lot more blurred and most venues are more mixed LGBT style, and some are mixed gay and straight. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of Scottish men looking to hook up at the mixed venues we just listed.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Glasgow
FHQ would probably be the top lesbian bar in Glasgow, though you can find plenty of women looking to meet women in the mixed venues as well.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
We aren’t really to the point of having full on trans bars in Glasgow, but you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:
- Drag Queen Brunches at Revolution Mitchell Street on Sundays
- Katie’s on Saturday Nights
- Drag Opticon Cabaret
Look guys, we can’t be true experts on all the cities that we cover. We know the scene in Scotland pretty well, but not as well as the locals will.
It would be great if you could let us know about any errors we made or if anything is out of date on this page in the comments section at the end. 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 a lot.
Many of these gay or lesbian bars and clubs can be found in the LGBT nightlife area of Merchant City. Go party there 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. Be sure to read our other posts on LGBT nightlife in cities like:
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a weekly or monthly basis:
- Mothertucker Tuesdays at Polo Lounge
- Queer Fridays at Polo Lounge
- Tease Me Tuesday at Delmonicas
- Pump! at Delmonicas
- Bella & The Bear at Speakeasy on Fridays
- Sissy Saturdays & Trophy Room at Speakeasy on Saturdays
And these are the best pride events plus other LGBT events throughout the year:
Best LGBT Dating Sites
Going out to party at an LGBT bar or club may not be your preferred way to meet new people. Luckily tech has opened up some new doors for us and now we have more options at are disposal.
Plus not everyone is fully ‘out’ yet 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.
We have a few options to tell you about, and the first ones are basically all about casual sex, not full on serious dating. Men Nation is a really good gay dating site for hook ups, and if you want to hook up with gay men in Glasgow you should look into it.
Lesbian Personals is a really good lesbian hook up site, and they are both run by Adult Friend Finder. You have probably seen their ads online before, they can mostly be found on porn, sex, or other adult sites.
Guys looking for other gay men near you to hook up with can use Men Nation for quality results. Women who want to meet lesbian women would be best off using Lesbian Personals, and those who are bi-sexual and like to hook up with all kinds of people can check out Adult Friend Finder which covers the whole gambit.
The world’s top transgender dating site, MyTransgenderDate should also get a shout out. Trans dating in Glasgow is more popular than ever before and will only continue to grow as more ts feel confident enough to be the person they know they are supposed to be.
At this point we have covered the Glasgow 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 Scotland. Now choose the best option for you and enjoy yourself.