Last updated on December 1st, 2020
If you are trying to locate the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Providence we are here to offer some assistance. This LGBT nightlife guide will also cover things like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows, the main queer area of town and more!
We also want to discuss some LGBT dating sites that are best for those who are more interested in hooking up than getting too deep into a serious relationship at the moment. Plus we will mention all of the best LGBT pride events and meet ups we know about in this city.
Not all of you will be interested in going out to a lesbian or gay bar in Providence to try and meet people near you so we will try to cover all the bases so that you can pick out which option you prefer. You can find more of our LGBT guides for the Eastern US at this link.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Providence
Let’s start this off with a list of the best mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in Providence:
- The Salon at 57 Eddy St
- AS220 Bar at 115 Empire St
- Scurvy Do Bar at 1718 Westminster St
- Rooftop at the ProvidenceG at 100 Dorrance St
- Ego at 73 Richmond St
- The Stable at 125 Washington St
- The Dark Lady at 19 Snow St
- Mirabar at 15 Elbow St
- Providence Eagle at 124 Snow St
- Alley Cat at 17 Snow St
- Viva Mexico Cantina & Grill at 129 Washington St
- Barnaby’s Public House at 385 Westminster St
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
We used to live in a world where most gay bars in Providence were only full of men looking for men to hook up with. Currently as the world continues to be more inclusive many venues are more mixed LGBT style, and some are even mixed gay and straight.
Don’t worry, there will be plenty of men looking to hook up at the mixed venues we just listed.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Providence
At this time we don’t know of any solely lesbian bars in Providence. If you do please mention them in the comments at the bottom of the page.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
Trans bars in Providence can be hard to find, but you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:
- Detention at Ego on Thursdays
- Fly Fridays at Dark Lady
- Providence Eagle
Here is the thing, it just isn’t possible for us to be true experts on all the cities that we cover. We know the scene pretty well, but of course the locals who go out often will know it better than anyone.
It would be great if you could let us know about any errors we made or if anything is out of date on this page in the comments section at the end. 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 Federal Hill. Go do your partying in that part of town and you will be able to check out the various venues and find out the right spots for your personal tastes.
We should point out that this is not a strictly gay area by any means, and plenty of the venues on this page will have some straight people hanging out in them as well. You may also be interested in our pages on:
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a weekly or monthly basis:
- Twerk at Ego on Fridays
- Safe In Sound at Dark Lady on Wednesdays
And these are the best pride events plus other LGBT events throughout the year like:
Best LGBT Dating Sites
We know that going out to an LGBT bar or club is not for everyone. We don’t all enjoy the party scene, and these days many of us have become more and more introverted and don’t like big crowds.
Some reading this may not be fully ‘out’ at the moment and may not want one of their photos to end up on social media. 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 to do so.
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.
Men Nation is a really good gay dating site for hook ups, and if you want to hook up with gay guys in Providence you should definitely check it out. For the ladies Lesbian Personals is a really cool lesbian hook up site, and they are both run by Adult Friend Finder which has been in business for close to twenty years.
Men looking for other gay men near you to hook up with can use Men Nation to get the job done quickly. Women who want to meet lesbian women would be best off using Lesbian Personals to make it happen.
Those who are bi-sexual and like all shapes and varieties can check out Adult Friend Finder which covers the whole gambit. Serious relationships aren’t for everyone and these sites are a great way to hook up for those that don’t enjoy partying in the LGBT bars, clubs, and nightlife.
These sites are a discreet way for you to have some fun without having to go to the LGBT bars, clubs, and nightlife if you don’t feel like it. We also should tell you about the world’s top transgender dating site, MyTransgenderDate. Trans dating in Providence is trending upwards at a rapid rate as more ts near you are enjoying the life they know they were meant to live.
Alright then, we have told you all about the Providence LGBT nightlife as best as we know how. 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 in Rhode Island. We hope you make the most of the information at hand.