Last updated on October 13th, 2020
People who want to learn more about the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Indianapolis can do so right here. This LGBT nightlife guide will also discuss topics like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows, the Mass Avenue queer area of town and more!
There are some cool annual and more frequent pride events that we also need to discuss. And in this modern tech era it would be a big mistake to not mention the best LGBT dating sites to use.
Some people like to party, others don’t really want to hang out in lesbian or gay bars all night and because of that we will attempt to give you as many options as possible and then you can choose which way you wish to proceed. If you like to travel check out all of our USA LGBT posts.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Indianapolis
Let’s kick this off with a list of the best mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in Indianapolis:
- Downtown Olly’s at 822 N. Illinois St
- Tini at 717 Massachusetts Ave
- FortyFive Degrees at 765 Massachusetts Ave
- English Ivy’s at 944 N. Alabama St
- Gregs at 231 E 16th St
- Zonie’s Closet at 1446 E Washington St
- Metro NightClub at 707 Massachusetts Ave
- Vogue at 6259 N College Ave
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
Back in the day most gay bars in Indianapolis were only full of men looking for men to hook up with. Over time those lines have become a lot more blurred and currently most venues are more mixed LGBT style, 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 Indianapolis
The same can be said when it comes to trying to find a strictly lesbian bar in Indianapolis. Head to any of the bars or clubs from the mixed list and if there are not other lesbian women looking to meet women inside then move on until you find the right place for that evening.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
We aren’t really to the point of having full on trans bars in Indianapolis, but you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:
- Zonie’s Closet on Saturdays
- Downtown Olly’s
We really try to keep our lists as up to date and correct as possible but we cover a ton of cities and these scenes change way too fast for us to be perfect. We know this town pretty well, but probably 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It would be great if you could let us know about any errors we made or if anything is out of date on this page in the comments section at the end. 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.
Many of these gay or lesbian bars and clubs can be found in the LGBT nightlife area of Mass Avenue. Head there and you will probably find everything you need.
Some of you may also want to read our other posts on:
- Gay Nightclubs In Cincinnati
- Gay Nightclubs In Louisville
- Gay Nightclubs In Chicago
- Gay Nightclubs In St Louis
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a weekly or monthly basis:
- Sunday Funday at Zonie’s Closet
- Showtune Sunday at Gregs
We probably don’t even need to mention Indy Pride every June.
Best LGBT Dating Sites
As many of us become more introverted partying at an LGBT bar or club may not be our favorite way to meet new people. Fortunately technology has opened up more opportunities than just those old ways.
It is also safe to say that we aren’t all in the same position and there are probably people reading this who may not want to be seen at or have their photos taken at a gay bar. Plenty of us don’t mind, but we aren’t going to expect everyone to feel the same way as we do.
Our first sites to tell you 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 like us hook up since the turn of the century.
Their top site for finding gay men near you to hook up with is Men Nation and it has more users than you might expect, particularly in big cities like this one. The ladies will be better off on Lesbian Personals, and if you 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.
MyTransgenderDate is the world’s top ts dating site and we also highly recommend it. Trans dating in Indianapolis is more popular than ever before and will only continue to grow as more ts feel confident enough to be the person they really want to be.
At this point we have covered the Indianapolis 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. Now choose the best option for you and enjoy yourself.