If you are trying to locate the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Miami you will be able to do so after reading this. Our local LGBT nightlife guide will also be diving deep into topics like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows, the main queer area of town, a gay beach near you and more both here and in Fort Lauderdale!
There are some annual or more frequent Miami gay pride events that we will also tell you about. It would be really weird if we failed to mention the best LGBT dating sites in your area since many are starting to prefer online dating to bar picks ups these days.
Not everyone likes to do things the same way and we know gay and lesbian bars are not for all of us. We will just list everything we can think of and then you can proceed in whichever way sounds right for you.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Miami
Let’s start this off with a list of the best gay, lesbian, and mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in Miami:
- Wood Tavern at 2531 NW 2nd Ave
- Ball & Chain at SW 8th St
- Club Boi @ District3 at 3632 NW 25th Ave
- Bar Gaythering at 1409 Lincoln Rd
- Azucar at 2301 SW 32nd Ave
- Twist at 1057 Washington Ave
- The Manor at 2345 Wilton Dr
- Palace at 1052 Ocean Dr
- Nathan’s Bar at 1216 Washington Ave
- Hunters Nightclub at 2232-2238 Wilton Dr, Fort Lauderdale
- The Eagle at 2209 Wilton Dr, Fort Lauderdale
- Ramrod at 1508 NE 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
If you are looking for gay bars and clubs in Miami for men to meet men you can go off that main list we just posted. We used to live in a world where things were far less inclusive, but these days most venues have become more LGBT friendly instead of being strictly local gay bars.
In fact tons of the trendiest clubs around South Beach can also be good spots for men to meet men whether they are listed as LGBT hot spots or not.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Miami
Along those same lines we are not aware of any straight up lesbian bars in Miami for women to meet women. The mixed list should have plenty of options for you and if there are no cute girls around to hit on head out and find another place to try.
For the longest time Purdy Lounge was a great lesbian bar in your area, but sadly it closed in early 2020. We are linking to the Aqua Girl parties in the events section which you may want to look into.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
We aren’t really to the point of having full on trans bars in Miami, but you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:
- Drag Mondays at Kill Your Idol
- Drag at Palace at every weekend
- Drag Bingo at Gramps bar on Wednesdays
- MissCellaneous at Villain Theater on third Saturdays
- Nightly Drag Shows at Palace
Some of the parties in the next section are also worth visiting. Please use the comments at the end of the post to let us know if anything you notice on this page is no longer relevant or if any new LGBT hot spots have opened up since our last visit here. We also want to say that we know how things are here pretty well but we are not local experts by any means.
If you think we should be listing any venues as strictly lesbian or gay bars definitely let us know. We have tried our best, but it is hard to keep up with the whole world.
While there may not be one main gay area here and you can find LGBT nightlife all over the city in South Beach, Coconut Grove and other spots the 12th Street Gay Beach would probably be the main gayborhood. By the way we have also covered the queer scene in:
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a regular basis:
- Raw XXX at Scorebar on Saturdays
- Sundays Cabaret at Azucar Nightclub
- Sexy Saturdays at Club Boi
And these are the best pride events plus other LGBT events throughout the year:
- Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade & Festival
- OutShine Film Festival
- Gay 8 Festival
- Aqua Girl
- Sizzle South Beach
- Winter Party Festival
Best LGBT Dating Sites
As many of us become more introverted partying at a local LGBT bar may not be our favorite way to meet new people. Fortunately technology has broadened our horizons and now we have more options to choose from than ever before.
There is also a good chance that some reading this page are not ‘out’ at the moment and may not necessarily want to be spotted and get posted about on social media. The first sites we want to chop it up about are part of the huge Adult Friend Finder network.
We bet most of you have seen the AFF links online before since they have helped millions of people hook up in their over fifteen years in the game. They have a special site to use to find gay men near you to hook up with called Men Nation and you might be shocked at just how many guys are on it. The ladies will have more success on Lesbian Personals, the name pretty much says all you need to know about it.
Those who are bi-sexual and enjoy hooking up with all the colors of the rainbow can use Adult Friend Finder where you can find all the users in their huge network including Men Nation and Lesbian Personals.
The last thing we have to mention is the world’s top transgender dating site, MyTransgenderDate. Trans dating in Miami is trending upwards at a rapid rate as more ts near you have gotten the confidence to be the person they want to be over the past few years as the world continues to progress.
We have told you all about the Miami LGBT nightlife to the best of our abilities and even gave Fort Lauderdale a shout out too. You know where to go to find mixed, gay, or lesbian bars and clubs in your area plus drag shows to party with trans a gay beach and all sorts of LGBT dating sites. We hope you make the most of the information at hand.