Last updated on October 13th, 2020
If you are trying to locate the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in St Louis we have all the info you need right here. This LGBT nightlife guide will also cover things like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows, the main queer area of town, events and much more.
On top of that the best LGBT dating sites will need to be covered, particularly a few sites 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.
Some people like to party, others don’t really want to hang out in lesbian or gay bars all the time so we will attempt to give you as many options as possible and then you can choose which sounds best for you. You can also look through all of our Midwest LGBT Guides at that link.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In St Louis
Let’s start this off with a list of the best mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in St Louis:
- Grey Fox at 3503 S Spring Ave
- The Boom Boom at 500 North 14th Street
- Attitudes at 4100 Manchester Ave
- Just John at 4112 Manchester Ave
- Bar:PM at 7109 S Broadway
- Bastille at 1027 Russell Blvd
- Hummel’s at 7101 S Broadway
- Rehab at 4054 Chouteau Ave
- JJ’s Clubhouse at 3858 Market St
- The Monocle at 4510 Manchester Ave
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
In the past many gay bars were only full of St Louis 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.
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 St Louis
We are not aware of any solely lesbian bars or clubs in St Louis, if you know of any please mention them in the comments at the bottom of the page.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
We aren’t sure that we should be calling these trans bars in St Louis but you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:
- MANiac Monday Drag King Review at Grey Fox
- The Boom Boom Revue at The Boom Boom Room on Fridays
- Drag Bingo at Just John on Mondays
- Monocle on 2nd Saturdays
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 be sure to fill us in. We have tried our best, but we can’t be experts on the whole world.
Some of you may also be interested in our posts on:
- LGBT Nightlife in Kansas City
- LGBT Nightlife in Indianapolis
- LGBT Nightlife in Memphis
- LGBT Nightlife in Chicago
- LGBT Nightlife in New Orleans
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a weekly or monthly basis:
- Fifty Shades of Grey at The Boom Boom Room on Thursdays
- Candy Principle Sunday Show at Grey Fox
- Sunday Funday at Attitudes
- Show-Me Bears’ at JJ’s on Saturdays
- Karaoke with DJ Mego at Just John on Tuesdays
Best LGBT Dating Sites
As many of us become more introverted going out to party at an LGBT bar or club may not be our preferred way to meet new people. Fortunately technology has opened up some new doors for us and now we have more options at are disposal.
Plus not everyone is fully ‘out’ at the moment and may not necessarily want to be spotted and get posted about on social media. 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 going up and up many people are realizing that the single life might actually be better.
Men Nation is a really good gay dating site for hook ups, and if you want to hook up with gay guys in St Louis you should definitely check it out. Lesbian Personals is a really cool lesbian hook up site, and they are both run by Adult Friend Finder. You have probably seen AFF ads around the web over the fifteen plus years they have been in business.
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 varieties can check out Adult Friend Finder which covers all users across their massive network.
Long-term 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. We also should tell you about the world’s top transgender dating site, MyTransgenderDate. As more and more ts near you are finally comfortable living the life they want to live trans dating in St Louis is really taking off.
Alright then, we have told you all about the St Louis 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 make the most of the information at hand.