Last updated on November 17th, 2020
Hey there everybody, if you are looking for info on the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Lyon we have you fully covered. This LGBT nightlife guide will also discuss topics like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows, the main queer area of town and more!
We will also be mentioning the best options for LGBT online dating, in particular we want to discuss some sites that are more geared towards hooking up than getting too deep into a serious relationship at the moment. Plus we will dive into all of the best Lyon LGBT pride events and meet ups we know about in this city.
It isn’t like everyone likes to go out to a lesbian or gay bar or nightclub to try and meet people, so we will try to cover the full gambit. Click here to read all of our posts France.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Lyon
Let’s start this off with a list of the best mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in Lyon :
- L’Etoile Opéra at 26 Rue de l’Arbre Sec
- Broc’ Bar at 20 Rue Lanterne
- United Café at Impasse de la Pêcherie
- Le IT Bar at 20 Bis Montee Saint-Sebastien
- SkyBar at 26 Rue Hippolyte Flandrin
- La Ruche at 22 Rue Gentil
- XS Bar at 19 Rue Claudia
- La Chapelle Café at 8Quai Des Celestins
- Impérial Discothèque at 24 Rue Royale
- Factory Club at 73 rue du Bourbonnais
- L Bar at 19 Rue du Garet
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
If you are looking for gay bars and clubs Lyon in for men to meet men all of the above should work out well. We used to live in a world where things weren’t so inclusive, but these days most venues have become more LGBT friendly than strictly gay bars. Don’t worry, the gay bars we just listed are great places for men to meet men.
However the two in our next section could probably be left off your to do list.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Lyon
L Bar would be our top pick for lesbian bars in Lyon for women to meet women. Of course the LGBT venues also will work.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
We aren’t sure if we should really be calling these trans bars in Lyon, but you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at Factory Club or United Cafe. Please do us and all of our readers a favor and use the comments to let us know if any bars or clubs we have posted are no longer open, or if any new LGBT hot spots have opened up.
We also want to say that we know this scene pretty well but we are not local experts by any means. If you think we should be listing any of the above as strictly lesbian or gay bars in be sure to fill us in. We have tried our best, but we can’t be experts on the whole world.
Be sure to check out our posts on the LGBT scene in:
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a weekly or monthly basis:
And these are the best pride events plus other LGBT events throughout the year like:
Best LGBT Dating Sites
Let’s face it guys, going out to an LGBT bar or club isn’t for everyone. Sure, there will be some drunk 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.
Some of you may not even be fully ‘out’ right now and may not feel comfortable in that type of setting just yet. Whatever your 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 sex for fun, not finding a life partner. Men Nation is a really good gay dating site for hook ups, and if you want to hook up with gay men in Lyon you should give it a shot.
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 before in the fifteen plus years that they have been doing their thing.
Men looking for other gay men near you to hook up with can use Men Nation for fast results. 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 the whole gambit. Marriage isn’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 bars, clubs, and nightlife.
The world’s top transgender dating site is MyTransgenderDate and we know some will be a bit curious to take a look. Trans dating in Lyon 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 discussed the Lyon 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.