Last updated on September 23rd, 2020
If you are trying to locate the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Sao Paulo you can find all the info you need on this page. This LGBT nightlife guide will also cover things like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows, and the main queer area of town.
On top of all of that some interesting LGBT dating sites will get a shout out, particularly some sites for those who are more interested in hooking up than getting too deep into a serious relationship at the moment. We will even be discussing 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 or nightclub 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. Don’t forget to read our Rio de Janeiro LGBT guide if you will also be heading that way any time soon.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Sao Paulo
Let’s start this off with a list of the best mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in Sao Paulo:
- ALoca at Rua Frei Caneca 916, Consolação
- D-Edge at Avenida Auro Soares de Moura Andrade 141, Barra Funda
- Bofetada at Rua Peixoto Gomide, 131 – Jardim Paulista
- Bubu Lounge Disco at Rua dos Pinheiros 791, Pinheiros
- The Week International at Rua Guaicurus 324, Lapa
- Hot Hot at Rua Santo Antônio 570, Bela Vista
- Club Yacht at Rua Treze de Maio 703, Bela Vista
- Paris Bar at Av. Viêira de Carvalho, 94, República
- ABC Bailão at R. Marquês de Itu, 182 Vila Buarque
- Dedalos Bar at R. Bento Freitas, 38, República
- Soda Pop Bar at Av. Viêira de Carvalho, 43, República
- Bar Queen at R. Vitória, 826, Santa
- Tirrenos Frei Caneca at R. Frei Caneca, 649, Consolação
- Eagle at R. Augusta, 620, Consolação
- Bar Fama at Rua Frederico Abranches, 29, Santa Cecilia
- Tunnel at Rua dos Ingleses, 355. Bela Vista
- The L Club at R. Luís Murat, 370, Jardim das Bandeiras
- Espeto de Bambu at Rua Haddock Lobo, 71, Cerqueira César
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
If you are looking for gay bars and clubs in Sao Paulo for men to meet men just about all of the above should suffice. We used to live in a world where things were more segregated, but these days most venues have become more LGBT friendly than strictly gay bars. Don’t worry, the gay bars we just listed are great places for men to meet men.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Sao Paulo
Espeto de Bambu would probably be the best bar for lesbian women to meet women in Sao Paulo. There are also a few lesbian events we listed below.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
We aren’t really to the point of having full on trans bars in Sao Paulo, but you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:
- Danger Dance Club
- Bar Queen
- Bar Fama
Please use the comments to let us know if any bars or clubs we have posted are no longer open, or if any new LGBT hot spots have opened up. We also want to say that we know this scene pretty well but we are not local experts by any means.
If you think we should be listing any venues as strictly lesbian or gay bars in Sao Paulo be sure to fill us in. We have tried our best, but we can’t be experts on the whole world.
Many of these gay or lesbian bars and clubs can be found in the LGBT nightlife area of Frei Caneca Street and Jardins. 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.
Those who like to travel may also want to read our posts on LGBT nightlife in:
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a weekly or monthly basis:
- Festa Girls at Tokyo, a popular lesbian party
- Baile das Marinheiras aka The Mariners Dance, monthly queer women’s dance party on a Yacht
- The L Club, Friday night lesbian
São Paulo Gay Pride Parade in June is obviously a can’t miss as well.
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 which is totally understandable.
Everyone reading this may not be ‘out’ so they may not want to have their pictures end up on social media either. Whatever your reasons or motivations are LGBT dating sites are a great way to meet people near you without having to go to a gay or lesbian bar to do so.
The first sites we want to mention are more like hook up sites than 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 casual sex, and if you want to hook up with gay guys in Sao Paulo you should definitely check it out. Lesbian Personals is a really cool lesbian site to meet women to hook up with, and they are both run by Adult Friend Finder. You have probably seen AFF ads around porn or other adult sites.
Those who want to find 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 all the bases. 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 should mention the top transgender dating site in the world, MyTransgenderDate. Trans dating in Sao Paulo is trending upwards 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 Sao Paulo 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 got some value from reading all of that.