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Gran Canaria Gay Bars

Gay nightlife in Gran Canaria is centred around the Yumbo Centre in Playa del Ingles. A family shopping centre by day that become a gay mecca at night, with dozens of gay bars, dance clubs and cruising clubs to choose from. You can also find a number of drag and cabaret bars, which are a great way to start the evening, as is typical in Spain, bars tend to get busier later on in the evening, with clubs not opening until the early hours. There are other gay venues around town, with some in the Cita Centre, and others down on the beach.

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Adonis Bar

Older Crowd, Outdoor Seating

Adonis is located in the so called Six Pack area on the ground floor of the Yumbo, next to Bar Junior. Tends to be popular with a German crowd, and opening at 18:30, you can stop by on you way back from the beach for a smoothie or cappucino. Later on, it gets busier, and serves a very good beer, especially if you are a fan of Kolsch from Cologne.
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Bar Junior

Cocktails, Outdoor Seating

Bar Junior is a GayMapper favourite in the Yumbo Centre, with a very friendly welcome from the two owners, plus delicious gin and tonics. On the ground floor of the Yumbo, in the area known as the Six Pack, opposite Parrots, Bar Junior is one of the smaller bars, but tends to stay busy throughout the evening, and has a perfect location to people watch from their terrace.
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Bar Meicker

Cosy, Cocktails, Outdoor Seating

A small and cosy bar with a Danish twist - the only Danish gay bar in the Yumbo centre. Friendly welcome and good service from owners Jack and Erik.
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Bar Peppermint

Cosy, Cocktails, Outdoor Seating

Situated in the heart of the famous Six pack Zone in the Yumbo Centre, you'll find Peppermint right next door to Parrots. A cosy bar-cafe, offering great cocktails with a French twist, you will be hostedby Bastian and Jonathan who will be at your disposal to make your stay as pleasant as possible. We're told that their Bruschetta with Mediterranean flavors and homemade gourmet waffles are not to be missed.
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Buddies Bar

Outdoor Seating, Food

On the ground floor of the Yumbo Centre, in the same area as Diamonds Bar, Buddies offers a warm welcome. Open from 10am, there is a choice of hearty food here, such as a great English breakfast. Look out for their cabaret shows and legendary quiz nights.
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Bärenhöhle - Bearcave

Bear, Older Crowd, Outdoor Seating

The main bear bar in the Yumbo Centre, Bärenhöhle can be found on the ground floor on the plaza, next door to the large Chins Town Restaurant. A smaller bar with a cosy outdoor terrace, with a huge number of cuddly teddy bears all over the walls inside the bar. Especially popular with the German crowd, but everyone is welcome.
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Cafe Wien

Gay Friendly, Food

Legendary on the Gran Canaria gay scene, Cafe Wien is best known as the pit-stop for weary beach goers heading home after a day on the sands. Located on the terrace on the top floor at the back of the Cita Centre and only open in the afternoons, you'll find a warm gay-friendly welcome, along with a chiller full of delicious German type cakes. Often very busy, but it's worth the wait for some of the best cakes in the resort.
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Chez Funny Boys

Drag, Dancing

Funny Boys is known for it's professional drag shows, with som fantastic celebrity impersonations - look out for their Tina Turner and Shirley Bassey! Shows here start a little later than the other drag show bars, around midnight, and they are usually big crowds. If you're looking for comedy drag shows, then try Sparkles or Ricky's instead. Funny Boys can be found on the first floor of the Yumbo Centre, next to Cruise Bar.
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Coco Loco Nuts

Young Crowd, Dancing

A fun bar on the 1st floor of the Yumbo centre, known for cabaret shows and hot gogo boys. Nest door to Funny Girls, take the steps up by Burger King.
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Cruise Bar

Bear, Older Crowd, Outdoor Seating, Cruising

Cruise Bar opened in 1994, becoming the first bear and leather venue in the Canary Islands. It is located on the second floor of the Yumbo Centre and features a large, popular outside terrace and a much more cruisy inside bar. There is an infinity of corridors, slings, a porn video room, labyrinths, ***s and two dark rooms where you can freely unleash your imagination and personal curiosity. An ideal place to meet and make friends, have drinks, listen to good music and flirt. Lockers are provided to store your valuables if yo head into the darkrooms.
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Divinity Karaoke Bar

Cocktails, Karaoke, Outdoor Seating

Divinity is a Karaoke Bar on the ground floor of the Yumbo centre by the big trampoline, in the corner between Buddies and Cheyenne's. Popular with a younger crowd, there is great commercial pop music here and friendly waiting staff which creates a lively and fun atmosphere. Happy hour specials and an extensive gin list are just two great reasons to call by.
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Fiction

Cocktails, Outdoor Seating

Fiction is a popular bar on the ground floor of the Yumbo Centre. It has a large outdoor terrace and in the evenings, you are served by good looking waiters in swimwear.
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Hummel Hummel

Older Crowd, Cosy, Outdoor Seating

Hummel Hummel bar was a pioneer of gay nightlife on Gran Canaria, being the second gay venue to open in the Yumbo Center. They have a loyal, generally more mature clientele that visit throughout the year and are known for thwie friendly and welcoming service. Hummel Hummel bar welcomes all ages and nationalities. Enjoy a drink with good music sitting on the terrace, or settle at the bar counter.
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Kiosco Beach No. 7

Outdoor Seating

In the heart of the main Maspalomas gay beach in Gran Canaria, Kiosko Beach No.7 serves drinks and light snacks throughout the day. There are sun loungers and umbrellas for hire, all with the beautiful Atlantic Ocean in view. An all new, larger kiosk has been installed, giving more space for the thirsty beachgoers. To get here, there are two options; head to the Riu Palace hotel in Playa del Ingles and then walk across the dunes in about 30 minutes, or walk along the shore from the Faro de Maspalomas (lighthouse).
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La Bulle

Cocktails, Outdoor Seating

La Bulle is a lounge bar and disco bar with a Belgian and French touch. On the ground floor of the Yumbo Centre, it is known for great cocktails and a fun, friendly atmoshere.
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Macho Macho bei Andre

Cocktails, Dancing, Outdoor Seating

Macho Macho is a cozy, gay-friendly bar open since 1996, popular with a German & Dutch crowd and anyone who likes to party with Schlager tunes. Found on the 2nd floor of the Yumbo Centre.
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Mantrix Nightclub

Dancing, Cruising

One of the most popular gay discos in the south of Gran Canaria, Mantrix is often the last stop of the night, and can be found on the top floor of the Yumbo Centre, next to Mykonos Bar. Run by gays for gays, Mantrix is a place where you will feel safe, meet people and enjoy house music with their resident deejays. There is also a cruising area with a dark room and cabins.
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Mardi Gras

Outdoor Seating, Food, Cocktails

You can find Mardi Gras on the ground floor of the Yumbo centre next door to Fiction bar, near Burger King. Recently refurbished and with a spacious outside terrace, it's a great choice to enjoy your afternoon and evening cocktails with the friendly staff offering a warm welcome.
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Mykonos Bar

Young Crowd, Dancing, Cruising

The largest, oldest and possibly the most popular gay bar in the Yumbo Center. With pop disco music, screen projections, a dance area and a cruising area with booths (only for men). In Mykonos you will always receive a friendly and professional treatment. Located on the fourth floor, between the Tubos bar and the Mantrix nightclub, this area is where you will want to head in the early hours to finish your night out. Plus check out their 2 for 1 drink promotions Sunday to Thursday.
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Na Und Bar

Older Crowd, Outdoor Seating, Dancing

One for the older crowd, Na Und is a lively German bar that occupies a prime location in the corner of the Yumbo Centre, between Wunderbar and Strong Construction. Often busy, with a small dancefloor for those who want to throw some shapes before the clubs open in the early hours.
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Noxon

Fetish, Cruising

NOXON is a fetish club located on the first floor of the Yumbo Centre. There is now a terrace outside the club where fetish fans can meet for drinks, before heading inside. It's equipped with everything from sling and *** cabin to large group beds, wet area, relax bar and recreational smoking area.
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Nuevo Rokoko

Bear, Outdoor Seating, Food

You are guaranteed a warm welcome at this very friendly cafe bar, located just steps away from the Yumbo Centre. Managed by three fabulous Italian guys, this is a popular place for breakfast, lunch or just coffee and cake, with some delicious fresh pastries and cakes on offer. Particularly popular with the bear crowd, but frequented by all - it happily proclaims to be straight and pet friendly!
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Parrots Bar

Cocktails, Outdoor Seating

Parrots Gran Canaria is a sister bar to the famous Parrots in Sitges. Occupying a prime location in the Six Pack area on the ground floor of the Yumbo Centre, with a popular, large terrace and just across from Bar Junior. There as large video screens here, plus cabaret shows and waiters in skimpy outfits. Like all bars in the Six Pack area, Parrots starts to get busy earlier in the evening than elsewhere in the Yumbo Centre.
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Ricky's Cabaret Bar

Drag

Ricky's Cabaret Bar has been known for it's entertainment shows in the Yumbo centre since 2002. There are different shows every night of the week performed by a number of resident drag queens. There is no admission charge, just buy some drinks, sit back and enjoy the show. Ricky's moved location in 2020, but it's right next door to before, still by Burger King on the ground floor of the Yumbo Centre.
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Sparkles Show Bar

Drag, Cocktails

Re-opened in September 2021, Sparkles is the largest award winning showbar in the Yumbo Centre. Featuring free nightly shows, karaoke and drink promos nightly, arrive early for happy hour and to get a good seat for the show. Karaoke begins at 9pm until showtime and then resumes after showtime. The main show every night is a full Comedy Variety Show, different shows nightly with lots of new numbers now in the shows and lots more coming all the time. Sparkles is located on the second floor of the Yumbo Centre, overlooking the gardens.
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Spartacus

Cocktails, Outdoor Seating

One of the oldest gay bars in Gran Canaria, Spartacus has a large outdoor terrace on the ground floor of the Yumbo centre, located next door to WunderBar.
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Strandapotheke

Outdoor Seating

Right on the beach in Maspalomas, Strandapotheke is the place to head on your way back to your hotel after a day on the gay beach. Busiest in the afternoon and early evening, playing schlager music, come by for a nice cool beer and to chat to friends you made in the sea.
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Strong Construction

Men Only, Cruising

Strong Construction has taken the spot previously occupied by Bar Construction on the ground floor of the Yumbo Centre. The bar is now fully enclosed and inside you'll find a sizeable cruising area and darkrooms.
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Terry Show

Drag, Outdoor Seating

Terry's is a long running show bar in the Yumbo Centre, on the first floor, just above Na'Und and Strong Construction. You'll find local drag acts here, but even if your Spanish isn't up to scratch, you'll still enjoy the show.
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The English Bakery Cafe

Cocktails, Food, Outdoor Seating

If you are looking for great British food in Playa del Ingles, then head to the English Bakery Cafe. Hosted by Brits Jae and Steve, you'll find a wide range of home baked items, including scones and a wide range of pies. Plus their fish and chips cannot be beaten! If you just want a drink, then they have plenty of gins to choose from. Now in a new location in Los Arcos Bungalows.
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WunderBar

Cocktails, Outdoor Seating

WunderBar Gran Canaria. Whether to celebrate a great holiday to end with a cocktail, or a long, hot night of partying, the WunderBar invites to all. With us you can find the best homemade cocktails, whether classics like Caipirinha, Pina Colada or Tequila Sunrise or exotic delicacies such as Mojito Passion or Paradiso, for everyone we have the right cocktail and than makes it yourselves comfortable in our wicker chairs on the Palm Terrace. Eurovision night on Mondays and Fridays with Retro night every Saturday.
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Zaza Bar

Cocktails, Outdoor Seating

TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19- Zaza Bar is on the ground floor of the Yumbo Centre, with a nice terrace onto the plaza. Recommended for an early evening cocktail to sit and watch the world go by, whilst being looked after by the helpful and friendly bar staff.

Recommended gay friendly hotels in Gran Canaria

You'll find an unparalleled choice of accommodation in Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas with the resorts being pretty much universally gay friendly. There are many gay only resorts to choose from as well, offering a range of accommodation options and standards. Playa del Ingles is the second largest tourist resort in the whole of Spain (after Benidorm) and is dominated by 1970's era hotels and multiple bungalow complexes, but many have been totally refurbished and brought up to date. Especially in Maspalomas, the accommodation tends to be bungalow style, which give you more space, but are a little further from the action in the Yumbo. The Meloneras area of Maspalomas is home to a number of modern 4 and 5 star hotels, if you want to treat yourself.

Tours & Experiences in Gran Canaria

Make the most of your travels by pre-booking our popular tours and experiences.  There's a whole range of options, from cultural and historical to food, drink and nightlife.  Get under the skin of your destination, and book a tour or experience now.  

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