Glasgow Gay Bars

Up for some Scotch? Our guide to the best gay bar scene in Glasgow can help.

The Polo Lounge gay bar in Glasgow
The Polo Lounge gay bar in Glasgow
The Polo Lounge gay bar in Glasgow

84 Wilson Street, Glasgow | map | distance

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+44 845 659 5905 |

weekday: Mon-Tue, Thu 23:00 - 03:00; Wed, Fri 22:00 - 03:00

weekend: Sat 21:00 - 03:00; Sun 23:00 - 03:00

The Polo Lounge

audience rating: 3.0 stars from 13 votes - click to vote

TODAY Pumped Saturdays

One of the biggest gay bars in Glasgow, The Polo Lounge has attracted plenty of young gay men and friends to the city’s gay triangle since it opened its doors in 1996.

Camp, cheesy music and a large dance floor are the big draws here. Special celebrity guests often visit on a weekend – their website has more details. Very busy on weekends.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 31-10-2017

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6A John Street, Glasgow | map | distance

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+44 141 553 2456 |

weekday: 12:00 - 00:00

weekend: Sat 12:00 - 00:00; Sun 12:30 - 00:00

The Underground Glasgow Gay Bar

The Underground

audience rating: 3.4 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

TODAY Bingo, 4pm-6pm

TOMORROW Cabareoke

One of Glasgow’s friendliest gay bars, The Underground is a popular draw for locals and tourists looking to make friends and drink refreshing, cheap beverages in a colourful atmosphere.

Underground hosts regular events, including karaoke and cabaret – check their Facebook page for further details. Located right in the heart of Glasgow’s gay triangle.

features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke, live music | Updated: 30-10-2017

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Delmonica's gay bar in Glasgow
Delmonica's gay bar in Glasgow
Delmonica's gay bar in Glasgow
Delmonica's gay bar in Glasgow

68 Virginia Street, Glasgow | map | distance

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+44 141 552 4803 |

weekday: 12:00 - 00:00

weekend: Sat 12:00 - 00:00; Sun 12:30 - 00:00

Delmonicas Gay Bar Glasgow

Delmonicas

audience rating: 3.7 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

TOMORROW Sunday Social - bingo / karaoke

Delmonicas (known locally as ‘Dels’), is a fun gay bar located right in the heart of Glasgow’s gay triangle.

Since 1991, Dels has entertained guests with great music and activities, including karaoke and visiting DJ’s. We love their famous quiz nights.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 30-10-2017

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10 John Street, Glasgow | map | distance

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+44 845 166 6036 |

weekday: Wed 17:00 - 01:00; Thu-Fri 17:00 - 03:00

weekend: Sat 17:00 - 03:00

Speakeasy

audience rating: 3.5 stars from 2 votes - click to vote

TODAY The Trophy Room - legendary pop night

Hipster gay bar located bang in the middle of Glasgow’s gay district. Speakeasy prides itself on a friendly ambience, delicious cocktails and delicious food.

The music is pretty good too, making this a lively venue on weekends. Open Wednesdays through to Saturdays.

features: bar, music, dancing, cafe, restaurant | Updated: 31-10-2017

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306 Argyle Street, Glasgow | map | distance

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+44 141 248 7216 |

weekday: 12:00 - 23:00

weekend: 12:00 - 00:00; 12:00 - 23:00

The Waterloo Bar

audience rating: 3.3 stars from 10 votes - click to vote

TODAY Retro Nights

TOMORROW Karaoke Kapers

The Waterloo is apparently Scotland’s oldest gay bar, and it’s certainly a firm favourite amongst the Glaswegian locals.

Friendly staff, great entertainment and cheap drinks make this a top gay hangout. Karaoke takes place every Sunday – our favourite!

features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke, live music | Updated: 31-10-2017

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58 Virginia Street, Glasgow | map | distance

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+44 845 659 5904 |

weekday: Mon-Thu 21:00 - 03:00; Fri 19:00 - 03:00

weekend: Sat 19:00 - 03:00; Sun 21:00 - 03:00

The Riding Room

audience rating: 3.3 stars from 3 votes - click to vote

Fancy show bar in Glasgow’s gay triangle, hosting a variety of events throughout the week including burlesque, cabaret, magic shows and more.

Exotic cocktails and upbeat music make this venue a great choice for a fun night out.

features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke, live music, cabaret show | Updated: 12-08-2017

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20 Candleriggs, Glasgow | map | distance

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+44 141 564 1285 |

weekday: 16:00 - 00:00 (Closed Wed)

weekend: 15:00 - 00:00

Merchant Pride Gay Bar Glasgow

Merchant Pride

audience rating: 2.5 stars from 2 votes - click to vote

TOMORROW Live Music

Classic UK pub with a gay twist. Merchant Pride boasts a weekly array of events and themed evenings, including karaoke and house DJ’s.

Friendly atmosphere. Stop here before heading to the bigger, more popular gay bars in Glasgow’s gay triangle. Closed Wednesdays

features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke | Updated: 31-10-2017

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17 John Street, Glasgow | map | distance

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+44 141 237 3030 |

weekday: 12:00 - 00:00

weekend: Sat 12:00 - 00:00; Sun 12:30 - 00:00

Katie’s Bar

audience rating: 2.0 stars from 2 votes - click to vote

Celebrating its 3rd birthday this year, Katie’s Bar in Glasgow’s gay district is a hip, trendy gay bar with cheap drinks and shots throughout the week.

Regular events include DJ’s, open-mic nights, drag acts, tribute shows and more. Check online for further details.

features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke, live music, cabaret show | Updated: 30-10-2017

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101 Brunswick Street, Glasgow | map | distance

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+44 141 552 6310 |

weekday: 11:00 - 00:00

weekend: 11:00 - 00:00

The Gallery

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

TOMORROW Karaoke Night

One of the newest gay bars to open in Glasgow’s gay triangle, the modern Gallery café and bar is a colourful, tasty food and drink option in the city centre.

Live entertainment and sports TV are just some of the attractions on offer. We particularly like the local artwork on display. Great vibe.

features: bar, music, cafe, restaurant | Updated: 31-10-2017

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25-11-2017