Last updated on October 13th, 2020
Hey there everyone, if you are looking for info on the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Minneapolis or Saint Paul we have you fully covered. This LGBT nightlife guide will also discuss topics like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows and plenty more!
There are plenty of annual and more frequent pride events that also deserve a mention. And in this modern tech era it would be quite silly for us to leave out the best LGBT dating sites to use.
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 Minneapolis & Saint Paul
Let’s start this off with a list of the best mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in Minneapolis and Saint Paul:
- The Saloon at 830 Hennepin Ave
- Ground Zero at 15 SE 4th St
- Gay 90’s at 408 Hennepin Ave
- 19 Bar at 19 W 15th St
- Eagle Bolt at 515 S Washington Ave
- Camp Bar Twin Cities at 490 Robert St
- Gallaghers at 888 Ohio St
- Black Hart at 1415 University Ave W
- Kitty Cat at 315 14th Ave SE
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
It really wasn’t all that long ago that gay bars in Minneapolis and Saint Paul were only full of men looking for men to hook up with. These days most places are more mixed LGBT style, and some are mixed gay and straight. There will be plenty of men looking to hook up at the bars and clubs we just listed.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Minneapolis & Saint Paul
Kitty Cat would have to get the nod for best lesbian bar in Minneapolis for women to meet women, but most of the venues from the main list should work out well also.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
We aren’t really to the point of having full on trans bars in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, but you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:
- Eggs n Drag at Gay 90s on 1st Sun of every month
- So You Think You Can Drag at Gay 90’s on Wednesday Nights
- More at Gay 90’s
- #DragEvolution at Lush on Thursdays
- Drag Bingo at Basement on Wednesday
- Drag Shows at Saloon on Mondays & Tuesdays
- Camp Bar on 2nd Wednesdays of the month
We really do try our best to keep our lists current but we cover so many cities around the world that perfection is impossible. We know the scene here pretty well, but not as well as the local experts.
If you happen to notice anything out of date on here or if we left some place off that is a can’t miss please use the comments to let us know. 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 if you can help.
Be sure to read our other posts on:
- Gay Nightlife in Milwaukee
- Gay Nightlife in Madison
- Gay Nightlife in Chicago
- Gay Nightlife in Omaha
- Gay Nightlife in Calgary
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a weekly or monthly basis:
- Shower Contest at The Saloon on Saturdays
- Jockstrap Party at Gay 90s at the end of the month
- Black Hearts Burlesque at Lush on Fridays at 10 pm
- Bearicade at Eagle Bolt on Saturdays
And these are the best pride events held in June:
Best LGBT Dating Sites
It used to be that gay bars were pretty much the only places to try and find other LGBT people near you for dating or hook ups. Luckily those days are long behind us, and now we want to tell you about some of our favorite options.
Plus we can’t be sure if everyone reading this is fully ‘out’ which can definitely change their opinion on spending time at a gay bar. 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 serious relationships. We are sure most of you have seen Adult Friend Finder links online before, it is the biggest hook up site on the planet and has been for almost twenty years. Their top site for finding gay men near you to hook up with is Men Nation and you might be surprised at how many users it has in big cities like these.
The ladies will be better off on Lesbian Personals, and if you are bi-sexual and don’t have a preferred gender to hook up with just go with Adult Friend Finder. It covers all of the userbases on their numerous sites which are not only straight and LGBT but also include swingers and other kinky people. So if you want m4m hook ups use Men Nation, and for f4f hook ups use Lesbian Personals.
We also should tell you about world’s top transgender dating site, MyTransgenderDate. Trans dating in Minneapolis and Saint Paul is more popular than ever before and will only continue to get bigger and better as more ts feel confident enough to be the person they really want to be.
At this point we have covered the Minneapolis and Saint Paul 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.