Hey there, if you are looking for info on the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Jacksonville we have got your back. This local LGBT nightlife guide will also discuss topics like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows, the main queer area of town and plenty more.
We will also tell you about 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 in your area.
We know you all will want to do things your own way so will share as much info as we can and then let you choose your own adventure.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Jacksonville
We might as well begin this with a list of the best mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in Jacksonville:
- Hamburger Mary’s at 3333 Beach Blvd
- Park Place Lounge at 931 King St
- Boot Rack Saloon at 4751 Lenox Ave
- Incahoots at 711 Edison Ave
- Myth at 333 E Bay St
Unfortunately both Norm and 616 Bar have closed down over the past year or two which were a big hit to the scene. If any new hot spots open up please let us know in the comments so we can add them in as quick as possible, thanks.
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
We used to live in a world where most Jacksonville gay bars were only full of men looking for men to hook up with. These days the lines have become a lot more blurred and most venues are more mixed LGBT style, and some are mixed straight as well.
Don’t worry, there will be plenty of men looking to hook up at the mixed venues we just listed.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Jacksonville
The same can be said when it comes to trying to find a strictly lesbian bar. 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 spot for that particular evening.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
We aren’t really to the point of having full on trans bars in Jacksonville, but you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:
- Thirsty Thursday at Metro at midnight
- Drag Queen Revue at Hamburger Mary’s on Fridays
- Starlight Saturday’s at Hamburger Mary’s
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Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best local LGBT events that occur on a weekly or monthly basis:
- TGI Friday at Incahoots
- Saturday Urban at Incahoots
- Wild Wednesday at Incahoots
- Saturday Groove at Metro
- First Sunday Tea Dance at Metro
- Sunday Funday at Hamburger Mary’s
You also have the River City Pride event every June.
Best LGBT Dating Sites
We all like to do things differently and the LGBT nightlife in your area isn’t for everyone. Sure, there will be some people around you might be able to hook up with, but you have to deal with being around a bunch of drunk strangers which can be fun, but isn’t always.
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 hook ups, and if you want local hook ups with gay guys in Jacksonville 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 on various adult sites over the fifteen plus years that they have been helping people get laid.
If you are 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 types can check out Adult Friend Finder which covers everybody. Serious relationships aren’t for all of us and these sites are a great way to hook up for those that don’t enjoy partying in the LGBT clubs.
We also want to point out that the world’s top transgender dating site is MyTransgenderDate. Ts dating in Jacksonville is more popular than ever before and will only continue to grow as more trans are living the life they want to live.
Well guys, we have covered the Jacksonville LGBT nightlife in full. You learned 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.