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Birmingham Gay Bars

Birmingham is the second biggest city in the UK, and as such it is home to a super diverse population. Birmingham Pride attracts many thousands of people each year, but even outside of Pride month, the gay scene here is still thriving. If you like a night out then there's over 15 bars and clubs to choose from in the Gay Village, but if that's not your thing then there's also gay and gay friendly social groups, cafes, shops, sports clubs and loads more. Whatever your identity and whatever you're into, Birmingham has something for you.


Eden Bar

Bear, Drag, Dancing

Eden Bar is long established as a great place for a gay night out in Birmingham. In their new home at Holloway Circus, the Eden team continue to bring your great parties and entertainment plus a wide selection of drinks.

Equator Bar


Equator Bar welcomes everyone in for coffee, cake, and gin at a low price that doesn't compromise on service. Staff are always friendly, and the stylish decor lends itself perfectly to a chill coffee shop that transitions to a lively bar at night. The music is good, and venue is perfect for anything from parties and big groups to some alone time with a pint at the end of the day.

Glamorous Birmingham

Cocktails, Dancing

Glamorous, situated in the heart of Birmingham's Gay Village, is a booming and energetic venue catering to any age. The venue is open until the early hours to keep the party going for those that want to dance the night away, and with free entry and happy hour until 2am, you'll definitely want to. It's a casual place with a loud and proud atmosphere.

Missing Bar

Outdoor Seating, Dancing, Drag

Missing Bar is Birmingham's party bar in the heart of the gay village. It's the first gay bar that you come to as you walk down Hurst Street and it's well worth a visit if you're looking for a good time. The venue, which used to be exclusively a cabaret bar, has now been taken over my new management who have completely redone the interior to create a modern and exciting party bar that offers a little bit of everything.

Nightingale Club

Dancing, Drag

The Nightingale Club is Birmingham's oldest and largest LGBT venue. It has three floors of music, four rooms, five bars, and regular drinks offers so you can have a night out that doesn't break the bank. The club stage welcomes great drag acts who keep the music and fun going into the early hours. This venue is loud and proud and super flamboyant with an atmosphere to match the talent of the queens.



Friendly bar with an array of cocktails, beers on tap, and comfy yet vibrant surroundings. With a sleek and colourful interior and relaxed atmosphere, this gay bar promises a chilled night out. A huge range of drinks and great prices, good music and DJs, and first-class food are just some of the reasons that regulars to the Gay Village keep coming back to Sidewalk.

The Fountain Inn

Pub Vibes, Outdoor Seating

The Fountain Inn is a traditional gay bar. It used to be a men only venue but now welcomes everyone, and is conveniently located near many other gay venues and restaurants. It's the perfect place to spend the night, as the hotel above the bar is one of the few places to stay within the gay quarter. You can party till late and go straight to your accommodation. Both will make you feel at home away from home.

The Fox

Lesbian, Cocktails, Karaoke, Outdoor Seating

The Fox is a premier lesbian bar and describes itself as "a little gay bar with a big gay heart". It's proud to welcome everyone and the staff are always friendly. Its quaint beer garden often hosts live music, and the space only adds to the relaxed and friendly vibe across the venue. Karaoke, pool, and a great selection of drinks make for a great night and lots of new friends.

The Loft

Cocktails, Outdoor Seating, Gay Friendly, Food

The Loft is a modern yet comfortable bar that offers food and cocktails in the heart of Birmingham and its Gay Village. As well as cocktails and homemade food, The Loft also specialises in premium spirits and craft beer. You can enjoy your drinks in a lovely garden that's heated and complete with blankets for cold nights. The kitchen serves one of the best Sunday roasts in Birmingham and welcomes in everyone from the gay venues nearby.

The Village Inn


The Village Inn is one of the most well-established and popular bars in Birmingham's Gay Quarter. It offers entertainment every night of the week, in the form of appearances from some of the best drag and cabaret acts in the area. Queens host weekly bingo and karaoke, and the biggest names appear on a Saturday nights when the bar is open well into Sunday morning. Regulars always have their favourite night of the week to visit The Village Inn!

The Wellington

Outdoor Seating, Gay Friendly

This award-winning old school bar is a destination for real ale lovers. It's renowned for its outstanding range of drinks and the depth of knowledge of ale shown by the staff. The beautiful rooftop terrace is wheelchair-accessible, so absolutely everyone is welcome to enjoy premium drinks in a premium spot. Plenty of bar snacks are available customers are welcome to bring their own food and just enjoy themselves with all the drinks they could wish for.

Recommended gay friendly hotels in Birmingham

As an LGBTQ+ traveller, it's important to stay somewhere welcoming, with great value and maybe near to gay venues. Treat yourself to a luxury hotel or stay budget and spend what you save on partying! Check out GayMapper recommendations for gay friendly hotel deals in Birmingham, England. Please support GayMapper by checking out our hotel deals as this helps us to keep the site updated with all this useful information!

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