Last updated on September 23rd, 2020
If you are trying to locate the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Reykjavik this page has you covered. This LGBT nightlife guide will also cover things like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows, and the main queer area to party in.
Of course the best LGBT dating sites in Iceland will be discussed, in these modern times we certainly can’t forget to tell you about those! Plus we will mention all of the best LGBT pride events and meet ups we know about in this city.
Some people like to party, others don’t really want to hang out in lesbian or gay bars all night so we want to tell you about everything and let you choose your own adventure. Some of you may also be interested on all of our posts on the Europe gay scene.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Reykjavik
Let’s start this off with a list of the best mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in Reykjavik:
- Gaukurinn at Tryggvagata 22
- Kíkí Queer Bar at Laugavegur 22
- Loft Hostel at Bankastræti 7
- Kaffitar at Bankastræti
- Húrra at Tryggvagata 22
- Austur at Austurstraeti 7
- B5 at Bankastræti 5
- Babalu at Skólavörðustígur 22
- Curious at Hafnarstræti 4
- Bravó at Laugavegur 22
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
We used to live in a world where most gay bars in Reykjavik were only full of men looking for men to hook up with. These days the lines have become a lot more blurred and most venues in Iceland are more mixed LGBT style, and some are mixed gay and straight.
It isn’t a big deal, men looking to hook up will be the main clientele at the venues we just listed on most nights.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Reykjavik
Along those same lines of any solely lesbian bars in Reykjavik for women to meet women. Go party at the spots in the mixed list and if there are no cute girls around to hit on head out and find another place to try.
Kiki Queer Bar does have their Lez-B-Honest which would probably be the top lesbian party in Iceland.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
There aren’t really trans bars in Reykjavik, but you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:
- Drag-Súgur Drag Lab at Gaukurinn as a monthly event
- Kiki Queer Bar
We tried our best to differentiate between strictly gay bars and mixed LGBT bars, but we won’t claim that we did a perfect job of it. If any of the venues we have listed have closed, if any new LGBT hot spots have opened up, or if we are just flat out wrong about something please tell us in the comments below so that our lists can be as correct and up to date as possible.
Many of these gay or lesbian bars and clubs can be found in the center of the city. While we aren’t sure if we should call it a LGBT nightlife area you can 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.
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Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a weekly or monthly basis:
- Heart & Sun at Austur on Wednesdays
- Lez-B-Honest at Kiki Queer Club for lesbian nights
- Rainbow Cafe has social gathering for lesbian on Thursday Nights
And these are the best pride events held:
Best LGBT Dating Sites
It used to be that gay bars in Iceland were pretty much the only places to try and find other LGBT people for dating or hook ups. Luckily that has changed so we want to tell you about some of our favorite options.
We also are aware that everyone reading this may not be fully ‘out’ at the moment and having the wrong photos posted on social media could cause some problems. Whatever your motivations are LGBT dating sites are a great way to meet people near you without having to get all dolled up to go party at a gay bar.
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.
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. Men Nation is a really good gay dating site for hook ups, and if you want to hook up with gay men in Reykjavik you should definitely check it out.
Those who are bi-sexual and like all types can check out Adult Friend Finder where you can find all the colors of the rainbow. We also should tell you about the world’s top transgender dating site, MyTransgenderDate.
Trans dating in Reykjavik is trending upwards at a rapid rate as more Iceland ts near you are finally comfortable living the life they want to live. At this point we have told you all about the Reykjavik 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 in Iceland. We hope you make the most of the information at hand.