This post has you covered when it comes to the best gay and lesbian bars in Sacramento. This local LGBT nightlife guide will also discuss topics like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows, the main queer area of town Lavender Heights and more!
LGBT online dating is also really growing so we will be mentioning a few options for that as well. Plus we will cover all of the best LGBT pride events and meet ups we know about in this city.
Not everybody likes to go out to a lesbian or gay bar or nightclub in your area to try and meet people, so we will try to cover the full gambit. Some of you may be interested in the gay scene in many of the cities around the Western US.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Sacramento
Let’s start this off with a list of the best mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in Sacramento:
- 58 Degrees Holding Co. at 1217 18th St
- The Mercantile Saloon at 1928 L St
- The Depot at 2001 K St
- The Bolt at 2560 Boxwood St
- Vega’s Underground at 128 K St
- Faces Nightclub at 2000 K St
- Badlands at 2003 K St
- Sidetrax at 2007 K St
- Paradise Nightclub at 10114 Lower Sacramento Rd, Stockton
- Tiki Cocktail Lounge at 932 McHenry Ave, Modesto
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
We used to live in a world where most gay bars 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 are more mixed LGBT style, and some are mixed gay and straight.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Sacramento
The same can be said when it comes to trying to find a strictly lesbian bar in Sacramento. Head to any of the bars or clubs from the mixed list and if there are not other lesbian women looking to meet women in your area then move on to the next spot.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
We aren’t really to the point of having full on trans bars in Sacramento, but you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:
- Badlands on Fridays and Sundays
- Sidetrax on Sundays
- Faces on Tuesday
- The Depot
Look, trying to differentiate between a strictly gay bar or a mixed LGBT bar can be pretty difficult. Especially in this day and age where inclusion is such an important part of this scene.
If you disagree or if we just posted any out of date information then please tell us in the comments below so that our lists can be as correct and up to date as possible. Many of these local gay or lesbian bars and clubs can be found in the LGBT nightlife area of Lavender Heights neighborhood in Midtown.
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. You can also read about our posts on:
- San Francisco Gay Bars & Clubs
- Oakland Gay Bars & Clubs
- San Jose Gay Bars & Clubs
- Fresno Gay Bars & Clubs
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a weekly or monthly basis:
- Leather Bust at The Bolt on 2nd Fridays
- Pup Mosh Pit at The Bolt on 3rd Saturdays
And then there are the popular Sacramento Pride and Rainbow Festivals held annually.
Best LGBT Dating Sites
Let’s face it, going out to a local LGBT bar or club isn’t for everyone. Sure, there will be some drunk people around you might be able to hook up with, but you have to deal with being around a bunch of drunk strangers which can be fun, but you may not want to have it as your only option.
Plus not everyone is fully ‘out’ yet and may not feel comfortable in that type of environment just yet. Whatever your reasons are 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.
We have a handful of choices to mention here, and the first ones are mostly geared towards casual sex not full on serious dating. Men Nation is a really good gay dating site for hook ups, and if you want to hook up with gay men in Sacramento you should look into it.
Lesbian Personals is a fun lesbian hook up site, and they are both run by Adult Friend Finder. You have probably seen their ads online before, they can mostly be found on various types of adult sites.
Guys 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, and those who are bi-sexual and like all types 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.
We also want to mention the world’s top transgender dating site, MyTransgenderDate. Trans dating in Sacramento is getting better every day and will only continue to grow as more ts feel confident enough to be the person they really want to be.
At this point we have covered the Sacramento LGBT nightlife in full. You know all about the best mixed, gay, or lesbian bars and clubs in your area plus drag shows to party with trans and all sorts of LGBT dating sites. Now choose the best option for you and enjoy yourself.