Last updated on September 23rd, 2020
Those of you who want to learn more about the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Nashville can do so right here. We will be getting deep into topics like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows and more in this LGBT nightlife guide.
LGBT online dating absolutely has to get a mention, we will focus on a few sites for those of you who are more interested in hooking up than getting too deep into a serious relationship at the moment. Plus all of the best LGBT pride events and meet ups we know about in this city will get a break down.
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 Nashville
Let’s start this off with a list of the best mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in Nashville:
- Canvas at 1707 Church St
- Trax at 1501 Ensley Blvd
- Suzy Wong’s at 1515 Church St
- Pecker’s at 237 Hermitage Ave
- Bluebird at 4104 Hillsboro Pike
- Beyond the Edge at 112 S 11th St
- Tribe at 1517 Church St
- Play Dance Bar at 1519 Church St
- Lipstick Lounge at 1400 Woodland St
- Rebar at 1919 Division St
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
If you are looking for gay bars and clubs in Nashville 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 strictly gay bars. Don’t worry, men can meet men at plenty of spots around town.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Nashville
Most places are becoming more mixed, but Lipstick Lounge and Rebar would be our top choices for best lesbian bars in Nashville for women to meet women. Also check out Play on every first and third Thursday of the month.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
We aren’t really to the point of having full on trans bars in Nashville, but you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:
- The All New on Thursdays 7PM at Tribe
- The Satin Dolls 10:30PM at Trax
- RuPaul Drag Race at Play on Thursdays at 9PM
- Drag’n Dinner at Suzy Wong every Friday & Saturday
- Peckers Bar & Grill
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If you happen to notice anything out of date on here or if we left some place off that is a can’t miss please use the comments to let us know.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. We have also covered gay bars and clubs in:
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a weekly or monthly basis:
- Under Ground at Tribe everysecond Friday
- Gayest Trivia Ever at Lipstick Lounge on Thursday nights
- Monday Night Mayhem at Tribe
- College Night at Play Dance Bar every Wednesday
- Girls Night at Play Dance Bar every first and third Thursday
Plus you won’t want to miss the Nashville Pride Festival held every 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 not everyone is fully ‘out’ yet as far as their status goes and some may not feel comfortable in that type of setting just yet. Either way, 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.
Our first sites to tell you about are owned and operated by Adult Friend Finder. You have probably seen the AFF links online before since they have helped millions of people hook up in their over fifteen years in the game. Their top site for finding gay men near you to hook up with is Men Nation and it is very popular in big American towns like this.
Their site for the ladies is Lesbian Personals and it also works great. Those who enjoy hooking up with all genders can use Adult Friend Finder because it covers all the users on their numerous kinky sites.
Plus there is MyTransgenderDate. Trans dating in Nashville is more popular than ever before and gets better by the day as more ts feel confident enough to be the person they really want to be.
At this point we have covered the Nashville LGBT nightlife in full detail. 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.