Seattle’s Best Gay & Lesbian Bars (W/ 2024 Updates)

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Anyone who wants to learn about the best Seattle gay and lesbian bars can find all of the up to date info they need right here. This local LGBT nightlife guide will also cover things like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows, the main queer area of town Capitol Hill and more!

There are numerous annual and more frequent gay pride events near you that we will also be diving into. And since most people stare at their devices all day it would be quite silly for us to leave out the best LGBT dating sites for your area.

Not everyone likes to do things the same way so we are trying to cover all the bases so that you can go with the one that sounds best for your needs and desires. Fortunately the local lesbian and gay bars in Seattle are no longer your only option.

Just so you know we wrote a separate queer nightlife blog for Tacoma right there if you want to check it out.

Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Seattle

Seattle’s best gay, lesbian, and mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs are currently:

Best Gay Bars & Clubs

We know that lots of you reading this are here to find out about the best gay bars in Seattle for men to meet men. Since the turn of the century we have done a great job of making this country a more inclusive place and currently most gay bars in your area are actually the mixed ones in that initial list.

Finding gay men to hook up with near you should be possible at just about all of the above spots.

Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Seattle

The same can be said for local lesbian bars in Seattle, but women who want to meet women should consider starting their search at Wildrose or if you want to go out on a Tuesday night Lumber Yard  has a ladies karaoke night that could prove fruitful.

Drag Shows & Trans Bars

There are not really trans bars in Seattle but you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:

  • RPDR Season 11 at Queer on Thursdays
  • Vibes Drag Show at Neighbours on Thursdays
  • Drag Show at Baja Bistro on Wednesdays
  • Drag Shows at Le Faux Playhouse
  • Drag Race at CC Attle’s
  • Drag Race at The Queer Bar
  • Drag Bingo on Tuesday & Drag Brunch on Sunday at Unicorn

We know the scene well but we cover tons of cities so the people who live here are the real experts and probably know it better. Our goal is to keep our lists as up to date as possible which is why we confirm everything is still correct a couple times a year but we still need your help if we want this post to be as good as it can be.

If you notice anything that is old news or if we left a place off that is a can’t miss please use the comments to let us know. Also, if you think any venues should be listed as solely places for men to meet men or women to meet women in your area fill us in, we and our future readers would really appreciate the assist.

Many of these local gay or lesbian bars and clubs can be found in the LGBT nightlife area of Capitol Hill. Go out in that Seattle gayborhood and you will be able to check out the various venues and find out the right spots for your personal tastes.

You can read more of our posts on the LGBT scene in:

Weekly, Monthly & Pride Events

Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a regular basis:

  • Ladies Karaoke Night at Lumber Yard on Tuesdays
  • Karaoke at Wildrose every Wednesday at 9pm
  • Laughs Queer Comedians at Lumber Yard on third Wednesdays
  • Underwear Night at Lumber Yard every third Friday
  • Mx. Queer Variety Show at Queer every Friday

Plus you will definitely want to check out PrideFest at Capitol Hill in June and all throughout the month there will be numerous gay, lesbian, and LGBT events going on at many venues throughout the city.

Best LGBT Dating Sites

We know that going out to an LGBT bar or club in your area is not everyone’s idea of a good time. Partying isn’t for all of us, and over the past few years many have become a lot more introverted which is totally understandable.

Plus not everyone is fully ‘out’ at the moment and may not necessarily want to be seen and have their photos end up on the gram. Well, Adult Friend Finder is the biggest hook up site in the world and has been for damn near twenty years.

They have multiple sites in their network and the best one to use to find gay men near you to hook up with is Men Nation and you might be surprised at how many users it has in huge American cities like this one.

Lesbian Personals is their site to find hot local lesbian women to hook up with. Those who are bi-sexual and like all varieties should just go with Adult Friend Finder which has access to everything.

It combines all of the users on their numerous sites which are not only straight and LGBT but also include swingers and numerous types of kinks and fetishes. So if you want casual m4m hook ups use Men Nation, and for f4f hook ups use Lesbian Personals to find them quickly.

The last site we want to discuss is the world’s top transgender dating site, MyTransgenderDate. Trans dating in Seattle has never been as easy as it is right now because more ts near you are finally comfortable living the life they want to live.

We have told you all about the LGBT nightlife in your area as best we can. You read all about where you can go to find the best Seattle gay or lesbian bars along with mixed venues plus drag shows to party with trans and all sorts of LGBT dating sites. We hope you make the most of the information.

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