weekday Thu from 20:00
weekend Fri, Sat from 21:00
Gay bar/lounge in the centre of Cologne’s “Bermuda Triangle” – one of the busiest and brightest bars on the main gay strip.
EXILE features live DJ on the weekends. Two bars make getting a drink a breeze. There is a dance floor and a seating area. U: Rudolfplatz
weekday Mon-Thu 19:00 - 04:00; Fri 19:00 - 06:00
weekend Sat 19:00 - 06:00; Sun 19:00 - 04:00
audience rating 3.5 stars from 6 votes - click to vote
Long-running, popular gay bar in Cologne. ExCorner plays a selection of pop classics, house music and karaoke. Daily happy hour.
This bar is packed on the weekend, with the crowds spilling out onto the street. U: Rudolfplatz
weekday Mon,Thu from 20:00
weekend from 20:00
Nice, friendly cocktail & wine bar in the “Bermuda Triangle” of gay Cologne. On weekends, you’ll find a selection of rotating DJ’s playing a mix of 80s’ and 90’s pop classics.
Ixbar is more popular with local guys. U: Rudolfplatz
| facebook | +49 221 1685 0395 |
weekday Fri 20:00 - 03:00
weekend Sat 20:00 - 03:00, Sun 19:00 - 01:00
audience rating 3.0 stars from 6 votes - click to vote
Colourful cocktail bar & chill-out lounge, playing cool house music.
We love Maxbar because it’s more spacious than many other gay bars in Cologne – you’re likely to find a seat or spot on the dance floor here.
Open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Happy hour from 9pm. U: Rudolfplatz, Neumarkt
+49 221 233 6060 |
weekday 12:00 - 00:00
weekend 12:00 - 00:00
Gay café bar with terrace & lounge area, open from the end of March to the end of October. Hennes serves a selection of drinks, cocktails, wine and coffee.
Located in the gay village, across from ExCorner bar. U: Rudolfplatz
| facebook | +49 221 1686 7277 |
weekday Mon-Thu 19:00 - 02:30; Fri 19:00 - 06:00
weekend Sat 19:00 - 06:00; Sun 19:00 - 02:30
audience rating 2.8 stars from 6 votes - click to vote
Popular gay bar that attracts mostly young guys. Excellent pop/dance music, and if you’re super nice to the bar man, he’ll take requests for songs, too.
Located between ExCorner and Iron. U: Rudolfplatz
Excellent dining. In the gay district. | click here
Large rooms. Great facilities. Close to gay nightlife. | click here
Modern design. Close to Heumarkt. By the Rhine river. | click here
Walk to gay bars. Affordable & stylish. | click here
Great for shopping & gay bars. Excellent value. | click here
| facebook | +49 221 2764 9614 |
weekday Wed-Thu 19:00 - 03:00; Fri 20:00 - 06:00
weekend Sat 20:00 - 06:00
audience rating 4.0 stars from 6 votes - click to vote
Gay-popular lounge bar with a mixed crowd. IRON serves a great selection of cocktails and drinks.
Located next to Die Mumu. U: Rudolfplatz
Mauritiuswall 43, Cologne
| website | +49 221 240 9544 |
weekday Mon-Thu 20:00 - 02:00; Fri 20:00 - 03:00
weekend Sat 20:00 - 03:00; Sun 20:00 - 02:00
audience rating 4.1 stars from 7 votes - click to vote
Schampanja is an alternative gay bar in the “Bermuda Triangle” area. The crowd is mostly in their 30’s and 40’s.
Located opposite Ixbar and open daily until late. U: Rudolfplatz
| facebook | +49 221 1687 5038 |
weekday Mon 12:00 - 15:00; Tue-Thu 12:00 - 15:00, 19:00 - 02:00; Fri 12:00 - 15:00, 19:00 - 04:00
weekend Sat 19:00 - 04:00; Sun 19:00 - 02:00
audience rating 3.3 stars from 4 votes - click to vote
Relatively new gay café & cocktail bar in the heart of Cologne’s gay district. Ruhrpott is one of our favourite places – the staff and crowd are very friendly and approachable.
Ruhrpott serves delicious cakes,pizzas and homemade salads during the day and tasty cocktails at night. There is no dance floor. Mainly older crowd.
Hahnenstraße 22, Cologne
audience rating 3.6 stars from 7 votes - click to vote
One of the most famous venues in Cologne’s gay scene. Brennerei Weiß has friendly staff, great service, and laid-back atmosphere.
This German bar & restaurant serves traditional German food, beer and other alcoholic beverages. In the summer, the terrace is open and you can have your meal and drink outside.
Gets very busy at night. Free WiFi available. U: Rudolfplatz
+49 221 2400419 |
weekday Tue-Thu 20:00 - 01:00; Fri 20:00 - 03:00
weekend Sat 20:00 - 03:00
Large gay bar for bears, mature & butch men. COX gets very busy on the weekend. The bar hosts the annual Cologne Bear Pride event in November – check their website for further details.
Closed on Mondays and Sundays. U: Heumarkt
weekday Mon, Wed-Thu 17:00 - 01:00; Fri 17:00 - 03:00
weekend Sat-Sun 17:00 - 03:00
audience rating 3.2 stars from 5 votes - click to vote
Located next to COX is My Lord, a gay bar & café for mature guys and admirers. The outdoor terrace is perfect for watching the world go by with an ice-cold beer.
Closed on Tuesdays. U: Heumarkt
weekday Tue-Fri from 17:00
weekend from 14:00
audience rating 4.0 stars from 5 votes - click to vote
Barcelon Colonia (since 2011) is a friendly gay bar in Old Town Cologne, with a touch of Mediterranean influences.
The bar serves a range of wine, beer, cocktails and other drinks. Tapas is also available. The outdoor seating area is great for people-watching. Closed on Mondays. U: Heumarkt
weekday from 14:00
weekend from 14:00
audience rating 4.8 stars from 6 votes - click to vote
TODAY Happy Hour - 2 for 1 beer, 9pm-10pm
TOMORROW Happy Hour - 2 for 1 beer, 9pm-10pm
Opened in 2012, Baustelle 4 U (formerly “Zille”) is a popular gay bar, run by a very friendly German guy and his team who’ll make you feel right at home.
Their Halloween and Christmas parties are known to be very popular. We need to get planning our costumes for the next one!
Located in the heart of Old Town. U: Heumarkt
| facebook | +49 172 102 7317 |
weekday Mon, Wed-Thu 18:00 - 01:00; Fri 18:00 - 03:00
weekend Sat 18:00 - 03:00; Sun 14:00 - 22:00
audience rating 3.0 stars from 1 votes - click to vote
Gay bar in Cologne’s Old Town, next to the other gay bars. A fun and friendly place to drink. Closed on Tuesdays. U:Heumarkt
weekday from 17:00
weekend from 17:00
audience rating 4.0 stars from 1 votes - click to vote
TODAY 80s Music and Cheap Cocktails
Gay bar for bears and friends in the heart of Old Town Cologne, next to Baustelle 4 U. Closed on Tuesdays. U: Heumarkt
| +49 221 9937 7920 |
weekday Tue-Thu 20:00 - 02:00; Fri 20:00 - 05:00
weekend Sat 20:00 - 05:00; Sun 20:00 - 02:00
audience rating 2.5 stars from 6 votes - click to vote
Gay dance bar with DJ spinning pop/dance/house tunes into the early hours.
Club 21 gets busy from 11pm onwards. Closed on Mondays.
weekday Mon-Thu 16:00 - 01:00, Fri 16:00 - 03:00
weekend Sat 11:00 - 03:00; Sun 16:00 - 00:00
audience rating 5.0 stars from 1 votes - click to vote
TODAY Farmer's Produce For Sale - from 4pm
Casino-Eck is a traditional gay bar in the heart of Old Town, with a relaxed setting during the week and upbeat vibe on the weekends.
The bar featrues a variety of live music acts and cabaret shows – check their website for details. Welcoming staff ensure you’re kept refreshed throughout your visit.
Located opposite Sauna Vulcanus. U: Bahn Heumarkt
| facebook | +49 221 5481 6000 |
weekday 12:00 - 03:00
weekend 12:00 - 03:00
audience rating 2.8 stars from 6 votes - click to vote
Friendly gay bar that has long been a part of the gay scene in Cologne, with an outdoor terrace – perfect for summer months.
Due to its location in the Old Market area, Zum Pitter attracts many tourists and a mixed crowd. Drag queens take to the stage on weekends for a fantastic cabaret show. U: Dom/Hbf, Heumarkt
weekday Mon Thu 18:00 - 02:00; Fri 18:00 - 03:00
weekend Sat 18:00 - 03:00; Sun 15:00 - 02:00
audience rating 3.7 stars from 7 votes - click to vote
Voted ‘Best Bar of the Year’ by local gay magazine, Kattwinkel is a large gay bar & café with a fun, relaxed atmosphere and delicious food. U: Ebertplatz
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