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Hamburg Gay Bars

Germany's second largest city, Hamburg remains a popular destination for LGBTQ+ travellers, with a thriving diverse and vibrant local community. Whilst not as extreme as Berlin, Hamburg offers a good amount of gay and gay friendly bars, clubs and other venues, meaning you should find plenty to keep you occupied on or off the gay scene.


Bellini Bar

Cosy, Cocktails, Smoking

A stylish corner cocktail bar with distinctive Italian flair, Bellini Bar should definitely be on your list if you're visiting Hamburg. Owners Sergio and Raffaelle create a warm and friendly atmosphere in this popular venue that can get busy on weekends.

Daniel's Company


Popular party bar that can get extremely busy at the weekend. A great choice if you like pop tunes and schlager music - you'll be sure to have a fun evening with Daniel.

Extratour Bar

Young Crowd, Smoking

A cosy and friendly basement bar, popular with a mixed crowd, not far from the main gay area, across the road from Pick Up Bar. Occupying a corner unit, Extratour gay bar in Hamburg has plenty of stools around the bar for socialising, and cosy booths and tables if you're in a group. There's also a dartboard here and a slot machine if you're feeling lucky.

Generation Bar

Young Crowd, Outdoor Seating

Right on the main Lange Reihe shopping street, Generation Bar is a popular cocktail bar-cafe, with a lively atmosphere. DJ's play at the weekends, and the large opening windows and outdoor seating make Generation Bar a popular summer choice.


Karaoke, Smoking

A small karaoke bar in the St. Georg area attracting a mixed crowd.

M&V Bar

Cocktails, Dancing

A stylish, cosy and quirky bar, specialising in delicious cocktails with an impressive gin menu and extensive wine list. Especially popular and busy at the weekends, there are occasional dance events here. Located near the main station, a bar has been on the site of M&V since 1953.

Minus Bar

Gay Friendly, Cocktails

A curious mix of ice cream parlour and cocktail bar, Minus offers a pretty unique experience. Very gay friendly, playing mainly house and techno music. From Thursday to Sunday, the bar has no fixed closing time, so if you are heading there late, check before you go!

Olivia Jones Bar

Gay Friendly, Drag

Well-established bar in the red light district that features drag shows, comedy and cabaret. The shows are in German, but even if you don't understand the language, you'll love the atmosphere! Namesake Olivia Jones is the resident drag queen, and provides a welcoming environment for all.

Piccadilly Bar

Bear, Older Crowd, Smoking

Cosy bar, popular with locals due to the friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere. An older style gay bar that retains much charm.

Pick Up

Bear, Older Crowd

Pick Up is a small gay bar in Hamburg's St. Georg district, not far from the main station, and close to many other gay bars. You'll find a broad mix of clientele here, and according to Pick Up bar themselves, their guests include "the working class and civil servants, artists and those for whom life is in art form, the unemployed and millionaires - a colorful mixture like life itself and the pride flag." Welcoming to women as well as men, the bar closes when the last guest calls it a night.


Older Crowd, Smoking

Recently refurbished basement gay bar in St Georg, Thomaskeller has found a new lease of life. Hosts Mathias and Helmut ensure a warm welcome.

Toom Peerstall

Lesbian, Smoking

One of the oldest gay bars in Hamburg, here you'll find a mixed crowd that welcomes gays and lesbians alike. Generally a slightly older crowd than other bars, Toom Peerstall has a strong local following.


Dancing, Drag, Smoking

Probably the most popular gay dance bar in Hamburg, with DJ's playing every night from Wednesday to Saturday. WunderBar gets very busy on Saturdays, attracting crowds with a mix of chart pop, R&B and schlager sounds. Cosy, but smoky, and located near the Reeperbahn red-light district, this bar is popular with locals and tourists alike.

Recommended gay friendly hotels in Hamburg

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Tours & Experiences in Hamburg

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