Cologne Gay Bars

Cologne has a huge, friendly and welcoming gay nightlife. Most of Cologne’s gay bars are located in two general areas.

The “Bermuda Triangle” – near Rudolfplatz station
Old Town Cologne – near Heumarkt station

near Rudolfplatz / “Bermuda Triangle”

Balduinstraße 20, Cologne | map | distance

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+49 221 1687 5038 |

weekday: 19:00 - 02:00

weekend: 19:00 - 04:00

Ruhrpott

audience rating: 3.3 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

A 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.

features: bar, music, dancing, cafe, restaurant | Updated: 22-07-2017

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Schaafenstraße 61A, Cologne | map | distance

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+49 176 24417869 |

weekday: Thu from 20:00

weekend: Fri, Sat from 21:00

EXILE

audience rating: 4.0 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

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

features: bar, music | Updated: 22-07-2017

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Mauritiuswall 84, Cologne | map | distance

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+49 221 6777 05 78 |

weekday: Mon,Thu from 20:00

weekend: from 20:00

Ixbar

audience rating: 4.0 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

TODAY Manic Monday - cocktails from €4.90

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

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 22-07-2017

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Am Rinkenpfuhl 51, Cologne | map | distance

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+49 221 1685 0395 |

weekday: Fri 20:00 - 03:00

weekend: Sat 20:00 - 03:00, Sun 19:00 - 01:00

Maxbar

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

features: bar, music | Updated: 22-07-2017

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Mauritiuswall 102, Cologne | map | distance

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+49 221 233 6060 |

weekday: 12:00 - 00:00

weekend: 12:00 - 00:00

Hennes’ Terrasse

audience rating: 4.0 stars from 1 votes - click to vote

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

features: bar, music, cafe | Updated: 02-05-2017

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Schaafenstraße 51, Cologne | map | distance

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+49 221 1686 7277 |

weekday: 19:00 - 02:30

weekend: 19:00 - 06:00

Die Mumu

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

features: bar, music | Updated: 22-07-2017

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Schaafenstraße 57-59, Cologne | map | distance

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+49 221 233 6060 |

weekday: 19:00 - 04:00

weekend: 19:00 - 06:00

ExCorner

audience rating: 3.7 stars from 7 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

features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke | Updated: 22-07-2017

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Schaafenstraße 45, Cologne | map | distance

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+49 221 2764 9614 |

weekday: Tue-Thu 19:00 - 03:00

weekend: 20:00 - 06:00

IRON

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

features: bar, music | Updated: 22-07-2017

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in Old Town / Heumarkt

Mühlenbach 53, Cologne | map | distance

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+49 221 2400419 |

weekday: Tue-Thu 20:00 - 01:00

weekend: Fri,Sat 20:00 - 03:00

COX Cologne

audience rating: 4.0 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

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

features: bar, music | Updated: 22-07-2017

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Pipinstraße 3, Cologne | map | distance

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+49 172 666 6963 |

weekday: Tue-Fri from 17:00

weekend: from 14:00

Barcelon Colonia

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

features: bar, music, cafe | Updated: 22-07-2017

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Mühlenbach 57, Cologne | map | distance

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+49 221 4490 7535 |

weekday: Mon,Wed,Thu 17:00 - 01:00

weekend: 17:00 - 03:00

My Lord

audience rating: 3.5 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

TODAY Mettbrotchen - free bar snacks

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

features: bar, music, cafe | Updated: 22-07-2017

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Baustelle 4 U gay bar in Cologne
Baustelle 4 U gay bar in Cologne
Baustelle 4 U gay bar in Cologne
Baustelle 4 U gay bar in Cologne

Vor Sankt Martin 12, Cologne | map | distance

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+49 221 1682 9711 |

weekday: from 14:00

weekend: from 14:00

Baustelle 4 U

audience rating: 4.8 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

TODAY Happy Hour - 2 for 1 beer

TOMORROW Happy Hour - 2 for 1 beer

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

features: bar, music | Updated: 28-06-2017

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Amadeus

Pipinstraße / Vor St. Martin 8-10, Cologne | map | distance

| 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

features: bar, music | Updated: 22-07-2017

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Pipinstraße 5 / Vor Sankt Martin 12, Cologne | map | distance

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+49 176 8236 1474 |

weekday: from 17:00

weekend: from 17:00

Gentle-Bears

audience rating: 4.0 stars from 1 votes - click to vote

Gay bar for bears and friends in the heart of Old Town Cologne, next to Baustelle 4 U.

Closed on Tuesdays. U: Heumarkt

features: bar, music | Updated: 22-07-2017

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Club 21

Hohe Pforte 13-17, Cologne | map | distance

| +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: 2.9 stars from 8 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.

features: bar, music, dancing, live music | Updated: 17-01-2017

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Schampanja Gay Bar Cologne

Schampanja

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

features: bar, music | Updated: 22-07-2017

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Kasinostraße 1, Cologne | map | distance

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+49 221 232442 |

weekday: Mon-Thu 16:00 - 01:00, Fri 16:00 - 03:00

weekend: Sat 11:00 - 03:00; Sun 16:00 - 00:00

Casino-Eck

audience rating: 5.0 stars from 1 votes - click to vote

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

features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke, live music | Updated: 28-06-2017

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Zum Pitter

Alter Markt 58-60, Cologne | map | distance

| 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

features: bar, music, cabaret show | Updated: 22-07-2017

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other areas

Greesbergstraße 2, Cologne | map | distance

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+49 174 299 9901 |

weekday: 18:00 - 02:00

weekend: Sat 18:00 - 03:00; Sun 15:00 - 02:00

Kattwinkel

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

features: bar, music, cafe | Updated: 22-07-2017

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25-09-2017