Last updated on September 23rd, 2020
If you are trying to learn more about the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Helsinki we have you fully covered. This LGBT nightlife guide will also get into topics like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows, the main queer area of town and more!
LGBT online dating in Finland has to get a shout out, and we will tell you about a few sites 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.
We all have our own personal preferences which is why we are trying to cover all the options so that you can go with whichever sounds best to you. Fortunately lesbian and gay bars in Finland are no longer your only way to make this happen.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Helsinki
Let’s start this off with a list of the best mixed LGBT bar in Helsinki:
- Kaiku at Kaikukatu 4
- Bear Park Cafe at Agricolankatu 13
- Fairytale at Helsingegatan 7
- Mann’s Street at Mannerheimintie 12 A
- BLVD Room at Bulevardi 26
- Hercules at Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 21 B
- Pub Thirsty Scholar at Fabianinkatu 37
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
Back in the day gay bars in Helsinki were only full of men looking for men to hook up with. These days most places in Finland are more mixed LGBT, and some are mixed gay and straight. There will be plenty of men looking to hook up at the bars and clubs we just listed.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Helsinki
Along those same lines we are not aware of any straight up lesbian bars in for women to meet women. The mixed list should also point you in the right direction and if there are no cute girls around to hit on head out and find another place to try.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
We aren’t really to the point of having full on trans bars in Helsinki but you can find drag shows that may help you locate Finland ts near you at Bear Park Cafe when they have their drag bear races. Kaiku and Fairytale could also help you out.
While our goal is to keep our lists as up to date as possible we cover so many cities around the world to always be perfect. We know the gay scene in Finland pretty well, but not as well as the local experts.
If you happen to notice anything out of date on here or if we left some place off that is a can’t miss please use the comments to let us know. 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 if you can help.
Many of these gay or lesbian bars and clubs can be found in the LGBT nightlife areas of Pihlajasaari Beach and Kallio. Spend enough time in those areas and plenty of options should present themselves, though we should warn you that these are not strictly gay areas.
Many of you may also be interested in learning more about:
- Oslo’s LGBT Nightlife
- Stockholm’s LGBT Nightlife
- Reykjavik’s LGBT Nightlife
- Copenhagen’s LGBT Nightlife
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Kaiku and Tom’s Club are often throwing different queer events with all kind of themes. And these are the best Finland pride and LGBT events throughout the year:
- Helsinki Pride
- Helsinki Drag Battle
- Querelle Festival
- Vinokino Film Festival
- Bears on Board
- Helsinki International Film Festival
Best LGBT Dating Sites
As many of us become more introverted going out to party at an LGBT bar or club may not be our preferred way to meet new people. Fortunately technology has opened up some new doors for us and now we have more options at are disposal.
Some of you may also not even be out which may make you uncomfortable in that type of setting. 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. They happen to be owned and operated by Adult Friend Finder who has helped millions of people hook up in their over fifteen years in the game.
Those who don’t really have a preference for what gender they want to hook up with can use Adult Friend Finder because it covers all the users on their numerous kinky sites. For fast m4m hook ups in Finland nothing out there is going to work better than Men Nation.
For f4f hook ups try out Lesbian Personals and have a great time doing so. MyTransgenderDate is where to go for trans dating in Helsinki and as more ts in Finland continue to live the lives they want to live it is only going to get bigger and better.
At this point we have covered the Helsinki LGBT nightlife in full. You learned 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 Finland. Now choose the best option for you and enjoy yourself.