Last updated on October 13th, 2020
If you are trying to locate the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Milwaukee you will find everything you need to know right here. This LGBT nightlife guide will also cover things like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows, the main queer area around Walker Point and more!
Since we are in the 21st Century the best LGBT dating sites will have to be discussed, particularly a few sites for fast hook ups. Plus we will mention all of the best LGBT pride events and meet ups we know about in this city.
We don’t all like to do things the same way which is why we are going to cover all the bases 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.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Milwaukee
Let’s start this off with a list of the best mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in Milwaukee:
- This is it! at 418 E Wells St
- Hamburger Mary’s at 730 S 5th St
- Art Bar at 722 E. Burleigh St
- Kruz at 354 E National Ave
- DIX at 739 S 1st St
- Harbor Room at 117 E Greenfield Ave
- Woody’s at 1579 S 2nd St
- Fluid at 819 S 2nd St
- LaCage NiteClub at 801 S 2nd St
- Walker’s Pint at 818 S 2nd St
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
Those that are searching for gay bars and clubs in Milwaukee for men to meet men should have success at just about all of the above. We used to live in a world where things were more segregated, but these days most venues have become more LGBT friendly instead of strictly gay bars.
Don’t worry, the gay bars we just listed are great places for men to meet men, though maybe skip the one we are about to tell the ladies about.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Milwaukee
Walker’s Pint would be our top lesbian bar in Milwaukee, but many of the venues on the mixed list will also be good for women looking to meet women.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
While they may not be full on trans bars in Milwaukee you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:
- College Night at This is it! on Wednesdays
- Drag Bingo at This is it! on Thursdays
- Ferrari Friday at This is it!
- Hamburger Mary’s
- LVL Dance
Look guys, we have posts on way too many cities and these scenes change way too fast for us to get everything perfect all the time. We know the scene here pretty well, but not as well as the local experts.
If you saw any errors or if anything is out of date on this page please tell us in the comments section at the end.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 a lot.
Many of these gay or lesbian bars and clubs can be found in the LGBT nightlife area of Walker’s Point, particularly along 2nd Street. Go do your partying in that part of town and you will have plenty of options.
Many of you may also be interested in our posts on:
- Madison Gay & Lesbian Nightlife
- Chicago Gay & Lesbian Nightlife
- Minneapolis & St Paul Gay & Lesbian Nightlife
- Detroit Gay & Lesbian Nightlife
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a weekly or monthly basis:
- Gayme Night at This is it! on Tuesdays
- Friday Foreplay at This is it!
- RuFFHOUSE at at This is it! on Saturdays
And these are the best pride events plus other LGBT events throughout the year:
Best LGBT Dating Sites
These days many of us are quite introverted so going out to party at an LGBT bar or club may not be our preferred way to meet new people. Fortunately technology has opened up some new doors for us and now we have more options at are disposal.
It is also fair to think 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. It may not be a big deal to some, but we aren’t going to expect everyone to feel the same way as we do.
As the divorce rates keep climbing lots of people are enjoying the single life and aren’t looking for any commitment at the moment. Our first sites to tell you about are both owned and operated by Adult Friend Finder.
You have probably seen the AFF ads online before since they have been helping millions of people like us hook up since the turn of the century. Their top site for finding gay men near you to hook up with is Men Nation and it is very popular in major cities in the US 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 for m4m hook ups look into Men Nation, and for f4f hook ups try out Lesbian Personals. We also should tell you about MyTransgenderDate which is growing in popularity at a rapid rate. Trans dating in Milwaukee is booming these days and we doubt that is going to change any time soon.
Well, we have told you all about the Milwaukee LGBT nightlife as best as we know how. You have read about where you can find mixed, gay, or lesbian bars and clubs plus drag shows to party with trans and all sorts of LGBT dating sites. We hope you make the most of the information at hand.