Last updated on September 23rd, 2020
Hey there everyone! If you are looking for info on the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Kansas City we have you fully covered. In this LGBT nightlife guide we will also discuss topics like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows, the main queer area of town and more!
Some interesting options for LGBT online dating will get a shout out, 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 KC LGBT pride events and meet ups for you to check out.
We don’t all like to do things the same way which is why we are trying to cover all the options so that you can go with whichever sounds best to you. Lesbian and gay bars are not the only way to meet new people these days. Oh ya, we have covered tons of cities in the Midwest if you want to see what else is out there.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Kansas City
Let’s start this off with a list of the best mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in Kansas City:
- Cafe Trio at 4558 Main St
- Missie B’s at 805 W 39th St
- June’s Jaz Club at 3611 Broadway Blvd
- Woody’s KC at 3740 Broadway Blvd
- Bistro 303 at 303 Westport Rd
- Sidekicks Saloon at 3707 Main St
- Sidestreet Bar at 1725, 413 E 33rd St
- Hamburger Mary’s at 3700 Broadway Blvd
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
We used to live in a world where most gay bars in Kansas City were only full of men looking for men to hook up with. Fortunately these days the lines have become a lot more blurred and 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 mixed venues we just listed.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Kansas City
The same can be said when it comes to trying to find a strictly lesbian bar in KC. 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 hot spot for that evening.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
While these are not exactly trans bars in Kansas City you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:
- Slay at Missie B’s on Sundays
- Hamburger Mary’s most nights
The thing is, we cover way too many cities and these scenes change all the time so we can’t be perfect. We know the scene here pretty well, but not as well as the local experts.
It would be super if you could let us know about any errors we made or if anything is out of date on this page in the comments section at the end.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 around Broadway in Westport. Go do your partying in that part of town and you will be able to check out the various venues and find out the right spots for your personal tastes.
Some of you may also be interested in reading more about:
- The Denver LGBT Scene
- The Omaha LGBT Scene
- The St Louis LGBT Scene
- The Oklahoma City LGBT Scene
- The Wichita LGBT Scene
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a weekly or monthly basis:
- Jam Session at Sidekicks Saloon on Sundays
- The Cabaret at Missie B’s on Fridays
- Laid Back Leather Social at Woody’s KC on Thursdays
- Dining with the Divas at Hamburger Mary’s on Fridays
And these are the best pride events plus other LGBT events throughout the year like:
Best LGBT Dating Sites
Let’s face it, going out to an LGBT bar or club 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.
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.
We have a few options to tell you about, and the first are run by Adult Friend Finder which means they are all about getting laid not getting married. Their top site for finding gay men near you to hook up with is Men Nation and it is very popular in major American 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. So if you want m4m hook ups use Men Nation, and for f4f hook ups use Lesbian Personals.
We also want to mention the world’s top transgender dating site, MyTransgenderDate. Trans dating in Kansas City is more popular than ever before and we doubt that changes any time soon because the ts movement is booming!
At this point we have covered the Kansas City 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.