Last updated on August 22nd, 2020
If you are trying to locate the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Vancouver you will find all the info you need right here. This LGBT nightlife guide will also get into topics like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows, the Davie Village gayborhood and more!
There are numerous annual and more frequent pride events that we will also get into. And since most people are glued to their cell phones all day and night it would be quite silly for us to leave out the best LGBT dating sites.
Some people like to party, others don’t really want to hang out in lesbian or gay bars all night and because of that we will attempt to give you as many options as possible and then you can choose which way you wish to proceed. By the way we have already written many posts on Canada before if you want to read some more.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Vancouver
Let’s start this off with a list of the best mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in Vancouver:
- Score on Davie at 1262 Davie St
- The Junction Public House at 1138 Davie St
- The Cobalt at 917 Main St
- Pumpjack Pub at 1167 Davie St
- The Fountainhead Pub at 1025 Davie St
- Celebrities Nightclub at 1022 Davie St
- Numbers Cabaret at 1042 Davie St
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
Those that want to find purely gay bars and clubs in Vancouver for men to meet men can have success at the venues off that main list. Things were far less inclusive, but these days most venues have become more LGBT friendly instead of strictly gay bars. Don’t worry, men can meet men at plenty of spots around Davie Village.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Vancouver
That is also true when trying to find a full on lesbian bar in Vancouver. You can probably have success at most of the bars or clubs from the mixed list and if there are not other lesbian women looking to meet women inside then try another place until you find the right one.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
We aren’t really to the point of having full on trans bars in Vancouver, but you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:
- Queer Prov Werk It at The Junction Pub on Thursdays
- Absolut’ly Drag-U-Lous ar The Junction Pub on Saturdays
- Drag Shows at The Cobalt
- Pumpjack Pub
- Celebrities Nightclub
We know the scene here pretty well, but not as well as the local experts. Our goal is to keep our lists as up to date as possible but we need your help to do so.
If anything on here is old news or if we left some 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 fill us in, thanks if you can help.
Many of these gay or lesbian bars and clubs can be found in the LGBT nightlife area of Davie Village. Go do your partying in the gayborhood and you will be able to check out the various venues and find out the right spots for your personal tastes.
Check out our other queer guides for:
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a weekly or monthly basis:
- Queers & Beers usually on Sunday afternoons
- Lick / Queer Fam Jam at Gastown’s Hindenburg
- Encore at Pumpjack Pub on Wednesdays
- Jacked at Pumpjack Pub on Fridays
- Celebtues at Celebrities Nightclub on Tuesdays
- Legends Cabaret at The Junction Public House on Sundays
- Glory Dance at The Cobalt on Saturdays
And these are the best pride events plus other LGBT events throughout the year:
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 choices and don’t have to go with the only option.
We know that not everyone is in the same position as far as their status goes and there are probably people reading this who may not want to have their photos taken at a gay bar. Adult Friend Finder is the biggest hook up site on the planet and has been for damn near twenty years. Their top site for finding gay men near you to hook up with is Men Nation and you might be surprised at how many users it has in major cities like this one.
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 m4m hook ups use Men Nation, and for f4f hook ups use Lesbian Personals.
These sites are a nice and discreet way for you to get laid them without having to party in the LGBT bars to do so. We also should tell you about the world’s top transgender dating site, MyTransgenderDate. Trans dating in Vancouver is more popular than ever before because more ts near you are finally comfortable living the life they want to live.
Alright then, we have told you all about the Vancouver 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.