Last updated on September 23rd, 2020
If you are trying to locate the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Pittsburgh you will find all the info you need right here. This LGBT nightlife guide will also cover things like mixed clubs, trans bars, live drag shows and more!
There are also some cool annual and more frequent pride events that we will need to discuss. And in this modern tech era it would be a big mistake to not mention the best LGBT dating sites for you to try out.
Some people like to party, others don’t really want to hang out in lesbian or gay bars all night and because of that we at NightlifeLGBT will attempt to give you as many options as possible and then you can choose which way you wish to proceed.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Pittsburgh
Let’s start this off with a list of the best mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in Pittsburgh:
- 941 Saloon at 941 Liberty Ave #1
- Element at 5744 Ellsworth Ave
- Real Luck Cafe at 1519 Penn Ave
- Cavo at 1916 Smallman St
- There Ultra Lounge at 931 Liberty Ave
- Cattivo at 146 44th St
- Blue Moon at 5115 Butler St
- P Town Bar at 4740 Baum Blvd
- The Brewer’s Bar at 3315 Liberty Ave
- Cruze Bar at 1600 Smallman St
- 5801 at 5801 Ellsworth Ave
- Kelly’s Bar & Lounge at 6012 Centre Ave
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
We know some of you are here to find out about gay bars in Pittsburgh for men to meet men. As the world becomes more inclusive those old hard and fast rules don’t seem to apply as often.
These days most gay bars are actually mixed, and any of the above spots can easily lead to gay hook ups. If you wanted to cross any off your list the two we are about to mention next would be the ones to skip.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Pittsburgh
Kelly’s Bar and Cattivo are probably the best lesbian bars in Pittsburgh but they are not their only clientele. You can find women looking to meet women at many venues on the main list.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
We aren’t really to the point of having full on trans bars in Pittsburgh, but you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:
- Bag That Drag! at Blue Moon on Thursdays
- Drag Show at P Town Bar on Mondays
- Drag Shows at Blue Moon on other nights
- Drag Shows at There Ultra Lounge
- Drag Shows at Cattivo
Hopefully you all realize that we cover a ton of cities and these scenes change way too fast for us to be perfect. We know the scene here pretty well, but obviously not as well as the local experts who go out in this town every week.
If you could let us know about any errors we made or if anything is out of date on this page in the comments section at the end that would be awesome. 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.
There really isn’t a main gay area here like you find in some other cities, but Shadyside and downtown do offer a lot of options. We have a map coming up at the end that will help you figure out the lay of the land. Those who like to travel and check out the culture of different cities should check out our LGBT guides for:
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a weekly or monthly basis:
- Free Music Friday at Cattivo
- Sunday FunDay all day long! at 5801
- Dart League at 5801 on Thursdays
- Manic Monday at P Town Bar
- Open Stage at P Town Bar on Tuesdays
- Dub N Bass at Cattivo monthly
- Show Tunes Monday’s at Element
- Rooftop Foam Party at Club Pittsburgh on Sundays
- CumUnion! at Club Pittsburgh monthly
We can’t forget about the Pittsburgh Pride event held every June.
Best LGBT Dating Sites
As many of us become more introverted 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 guess that we aren’t all in the same position and there are probably people reading this who may not want to have their photos taken at a gay bar and posted on social media. For some that is no big deal, but we aren’t going to expect everyone to feel the same way as we do.
The first sites we want to mention are mainly geared towards casual sex, they aren’t exactly dating sites. As the divorce rates keep climbing lots of people are enjoying the single life and aren’t looking for any commitment at the moment.
You have probably seen Adult Friend Finder links online before since they have been helping millions of people like us hook up since the turn of the century. Well they are very inclusive and have many different sites for all kinds of tastes and varieties.
Their top site for finding gay men near you to hook up with is Men Nation and it works great in major American cities like this one. The ladies will be better off on Lesbian Personals, and those who don’t have a preferred gender to hook up with can use Adult Friend Finder to find all the colors of the rainbow.
So for m4m hook ups look into Men Nation, and for f4f hook ups try out Lesbian Personals. We also should tell you about the world’s top transgender dating site, MyTransgenderDate. Trans dating in Pittsburgh is growing at a rapid rate as more ts near you are finally comfortable living the life they want to live.
Alright then, we have told you all about the Pittsburgh LGBT nightlife as best as we can. You know where to go to 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.