Last updated on September 18th, 2020
Those who want to learn about the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Memphis will definitely do so here. This LGBT nightlife guide will also discuss topics like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows and plenty more.
We will also be mentioning 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. All of the best LGBT pride events and meet ups we know about in this city will also be getting a brief shout out.
Not everybody 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.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Memphis
Let’s start this off with a list of the best mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in Memphis:
- Spectrum at 600 Marshall Ave
- Pure Passion at 1849 E Brooks Rd
- Dru’s Bar at 1474 Madison Ave
- The Pumping Station at 1382 Poplar Ave #2042
- Atomic Rose at 140 Lt. George W Lee Ave
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
We know some of you are here to find out about gay bars in Memphis for men to meet men. The thing is, as the world becomes more inclusive those old lines are getting blurred. Currently most gay bars are actually mixed, and any of the above spots can easily lead to gay hook ups.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Memphis
At this time, we don’t know of any solely lesbian bars or clubs in Memphis, if you do please mention them in the comments at the bottom of the page.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
As of now there are not exactly trans bars in Memphis per se, but you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:
- Dru’s Bar on Thursdays and Saturdays
- Atomic Rose on Fridays and Saturdays
- The monthly Imagene Drag Show
If we just posted any out of date information then please tell us in the comments below so that our lists can be as correct and up to date as possible. You should also let us know if you think any bar should be listed in the strictly gay or lesbian section.
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Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a weekly or monthly basis:
- Trivia at Dru’s Bar on Tuesday
- Free Pool & Pool Tournament at The Pumping Station
- Atomic Date Night at Atomic Rose on Wednesdays
- Le Chic Night at Atomic Rose on Thursdays
- Hangover Hangout at Atomic Rose on Sundays
And these are the best pride events:
- Mid-South Pride in September
- Memphis Pride Fest in October
- Outflix Film Festival
- Tupelo Pride Festival
Best LGBT Dating Sites
The thing is, 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.
Not everyone feel comfortable in queer bars whether they are fully ‘out’ or not. 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 to hook up with gay guys in Memphis you should look into it.
Lesbian Personals is a lesbian hook up site that works great, and they are both run by Adult Friend Finder. You have probably seen their ads online before, they can mostly be found on porn, sex, or other adult sites.
Men 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 better off using Lesbian Personals, and Adult Friend Finder which covers the whole gambit for any bi-sexuals out there. Marriage and serious dating are not for everyone and these sites are a great way to hook up for those that don’t enjoy partying in the LGBT bars, clubs, and nightlife.
We should probably also tell you about the world’s top transgender dating site, MyTransgenderDate. Trans dating in Memphis 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.
The Memphis LGBT nightlife has been covered in full after all of that. 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.