Last updated on November 10th, 2020
If you are trying to locate the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Honolulu we have all the info you need right here. This LGBT nightlife guide will also cover things like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows and more!
Since we live in the tech era the best LGBT dating sites have to be discussed. Plus we will get into all of the best Hawaiian LGBT pride events and meet ups we know about in this city.
We don’t all desire the same things which is why we are trying to cover all your options so that you can go with whichever sounds best to you. Lesbian and gay bars still work but they are not the only way to meet new people these days.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Honolulu
Let’s start this off with a list of the best mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in Honolulu:
- Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand at 134 Kapahulu Ave
- Wang Chung’s Karaoke Bar at 2424 Koa Ave
- Tapa’s & Lanai Bar Waikiki at 407 Seaside Ave
- Downbeat Diner & Lounge at 42 N Hotel St
- Bacchus Waikiki at 408 Lewers St
- Bar 35 at 35 N Hotel St
- In Between Waikiki at 2155 Lauula St
- Scarlet Honolulu at 80 S Pauahi St
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
We know some of you are here to find out about gay bars in Honolulu for men to meet men. The thing is, as the Hawaii becomes more inclusive those old lines are getting blurred. These days most gay bars in Hawaii are actually mixed, and any of the above spots can easily lead to gay hook ups.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Honolulu
Along the same vein we don’t know of any solely lesbian bars in Honolulu for women to meet women. Visit the places in the mixed list and if there are no cute girls around to hit on head out and find another place to try.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
While it may not be a trans bar in Honolulu you can often find ts near you at the Jujubee Drag Show at Scarlet on Saturdays. Other clubs from the main list will also put on drag shows or other trans events from time to time.
We hope that you realize that we cover way so many cities that it is tough for us to keep up with them all. We know the scene in Hawaii pretty well, but not as well as the local experts.
It would be great if you could let us know about any mistakes we made or if anything is out of date on this page in the comments section at the end of this page. 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.
We have also written about the LGBT scene in:
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a weekly or monthly basis:
- Freaky Fridays at Scarlet Honolulu
- Dance Party at Tapa’s Waikiki on Fridays
- Hula’s Catamaran on Saturdays
Plus you have the best pride events plus other annual LGBT events throughout the year like:
Best LGBT Dating Sites
It used to be that gay bars were pretty much the only way for you to meet other LGBT people in Hawaii for dating or hook ups. Luckily that isn’t the case these days, and now we want to tell you about some of our favorite options.
The first sites we want to let you know about are both run by Adult Friend Finder. You have probably seen the AFF ads online before since they have been helping millions of people hook up for almost as long as the internet has been a thing.
Their top site in Hawaii 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 which is a great way for women to meet women for fast hook ups.
If you don’t have a gender preference and like to hook up with all flavors then Adult Friend Finder might be best for you. We also should tell you about the world’s top transgender dating site, MyTransgenderDate. Trans dating in Honolulu is trending upwards at a rapid rate as more Hawaiian ts near you are finally feeling like they can openly live the life they want to live.
At this point we have told you all about the Honolulu 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 Hawaii. We hope you make the most of the information at hand.