Last updated on October 1st, 2020
Hey there, if you are looking for info on the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Zurich we have you fully covered. This LGBT nightlife guide will also discuss topics like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows, the main queer area of town and more!
We will also be mentioning the best options for LGBT online dating in Switzerland, particularly 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.
Not everybody likes to go out to a lesbian or gay bar or nightclub to try and meet people so we want to share as much as possible. You may also want to read some of our other posts on the LGBT scene in Europe of which we have written many.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Zurich
We might as well begin this with a list of the best LGBT bars and nightclubs in Zurich:
- Daniel H at Müllerstrasse 51
- Platzhirsch at Spitalgasse 3
- Rathaus Café at Limmatquai 61
- Heaven at Spitalgasse 5
- Cranberry at Metzgergasse 3
- Infinity at Zähringerstrasse 11
- Predigerhof at Mühlegasse 15
- Helden at Sihlquai 240
- Petra’s Tip Top at Seilergraben 13
- Barfüsser at Spitalgasse 14
- Bronx Club at Kernstrasse 60
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
Those that want to find purely gay bars and clubs in Zurich for men to meet men can have success at the venues off that main list. Things used to be a lot less inclusive but these days most venues have become more LGBT friendly instead of strictly gay bars.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Zurich
Currently we don’t know of any solely lesbian bars or clubs in Zurich, if you do please mention them in the comments at the bottom of the page. The venues on the main list might offer some chances, but if not you may just need to visit the most popular nightclubs in the city whether they are known as Switzerland LGBT hot spots or not.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
We aren’t really to the point of having full on trans bars in Zurich, but you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:
- Drag Show at Petra’s Tip Top Bar
- Drag Race and other events at Heaven
We know the scene in Switzerland 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. On top of that 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 offer some assistance.
There really is not a gayborhood or main gay area here per se, though Altstadt is where many of the venues we have listed are located. Some of you may also want to read our other posts on:
- LGBT Bars & Nightclubs in Geneva
- LGBT Bars & Nightclubs in Milan
- LGBT Bars & Nightclubs in Stuttgart
- LGBT Bars & Nightclubs in Munich
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a regular basis:
And these are the best pride events plus other LGBT events in Switzerland held throughout the year like:
Best LGBT Dating Sites
Let’s face it, going out to an LGBT bar or club isn’t for everyone. There will be some people around to possibly hook up with but you also have to deal with being around a bunch of drunk strangers which can be fun at times but can also get old.
Plus many reading this may not be totally ‘out’ yet so they may not feel comfortable in that type of setting just yet. 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 few options to tell you about, and the first ones are mostly geared towards casual sex, not trying to find a life partner. Men Nation is a really good gay dating site for hook ups, and if you want to hook up with gay men in Zurich you need to take a closer look at it.
Lesbian Personals is a really good 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 porn, sex, or other adult sites.
If you are looking for other gay men near you to hook up with in Switzerland use Men Nation to get the job done quickly. Women who want to meet lesbian women would be best off using Lesbian Personals which also can work great.
Those who are bi-sexual and like all types can just go with 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.
The world’s top transgender dating site is next on the agenda, MyTransgenderDate. Trans dating in Zurich is more popular than ever before and will only continue to grow as more Swiss ts feel confident enough to be the person they really want to be.
At this point we have covered the Zurich LGBT nightlife to the best of our abilities. You learned all about the best mixed, gay, or lesbian bars and clubs plus drag shows to party with trans and all sorts of LGBT dating sites in Switzerland. Now choose the best option for you and enjoy yourself.