If you are trying to locate the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Paris we have all the info you need right here. This local LGBT nightlife guide will also cover things like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows, the main queer area of town in your area and more!
There are some annual and more frequent pride events that we will be getting into. And being that this is the 21st century we can’t forget about the best LGBT dating sites in France which are more popular than ever before.
We all have our own personal style and preferences so we will list everything we can think of and let you choose your own adventure.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Paris
Let’s start this off with a list of the best mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in Paris:
- Banana Café at 13 Rue de la Ferronnerie, 1e
- Duplex Bar at 25 Rue Michel le Comte
- Cud at 12 Rue des Haudriettes 3e
- Gibus Club at 18 Rue du Faubourg du Temple
- Le Tango (La Boîte à Frissons) at 13 Rue au Maire
- Free DJ at 35 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie
- El Hombre at 15 Rue de la Reynie
- Raidd at 23 Rue du Temple
- Bears Den at 6 Rue des Lombards
- Cox at 5 Rue des Archives
- Open Cafe at 17 Rue des Archives
- Les Souffleurs at 7 rue de la Verrerie 4e
- La Mutinerie at Rue Saint-Martin
- Le Next Club at 87 Rue St Honoré
- Quetzal Bar at 10 Rue de la Verrerie
- La Boite at 15 Rue des Lombards
- One Way at 28 Rue Charlot
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
Anyone reading this that hopes to find purely local gay bars and clubs for men to meet men in Paris can have success at the spots we just listed. It wasn’t long ago that things were far less inclusive, but these days most spots have become more LGBT friendly instead of being strictly gay bars in France.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Paris
Though things may not be as strict as they used to be if you are searching for full on lesbian bars in Paris for women to meet women you can try out:
- Le Bar’Ouf at 182 Rue Saint-Martin
- La Champmesle at 4 Rue Chabanais
That initial LGBT list we posted 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. Another good place to start your night from the initial list would be La Mutinerie.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
We aren’t really to the point of having full on trans bars in Paris, but you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:
- Fun drag show! at Chez Michou
- Escualita at Club Rouge on Sundays
- Drag Shows at Banana Cafe
While we do know the scene here pretty well we cover way too many cities to have a more intimate knowledge on all of them than the local experts. Our goal is to keep our lists as fresh and current as possible but that is easier than it sounds.
Using the comments section to let us know if you notice anything dated would not only help us out it would help out all of our readers. There really is not one main gayborhood in your area, but Marais is often considered a gay area.
Some of you may also have an interest in our other posts on other cities around France like:
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a weekly or monthly basis:
- Ultimate Shower Show at Raidd on Thursdays
- Tonight Saturday Club at Free DJ
- LGBT Bal Of Tango at Le Tango on Saturdays
- Doctor Love/LIM
And these are the best pride events plus other LGBT events throughout the year:
Best LGBT Dating Sites
Some of our younger readers may not have any idea what trying to find LGBT people for dating or hook ups was like twenty years ago. Local gay or lesbian bars were pretty much your only choice, but thankfully that is no longer the case.
Whether you are out or not is not important to us but we are pretty sure that there are some people reading this who may not want to have their photos taken at a gay bar and posted online. Adult Friend Finder has been the biggest hook up site on the planet for almost two decades.
What some don’t know is that they don’t just have that site, they have quite a few different sites under the AFF network. 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, particularly in huge cities like this one.
Lesbian Personals is a great way to find hot women near you to hook up with. Those who are bi-sexual and like all varieties should just go with Adult Friend Finder.
That is where all of the people on all of the sites across their network can be found. When you are ready Men Nation can help you enjoy fast m4m hook ups, and for local f4f hook ups use Lesbian Personals.
We also should tell you about the world’s top transgender dating site, MyTransgenderDate. Trans dating in Paris is trending upwards at a rapid rate as more French ts near you are being the person they want to be than ever before.
Alright then, we have told you all about the Paris LGBT nightlife as best as we can. You know where to go to find mixed, gay, or lesbian bars and clubs in your area plus drag shows to party with trans and all sorts of LGBT dating sites in France. We hope you make the most of the information at hand.