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Orlando Gay Bars

Orlando, Florida is home to one of the largest LGBTQ+ communities in the country. This diverse group of people have united in strength over the years, creating a super vibrant and welcoming scene. Tourists come from across the world to experience the nightlife, as well as the legendary annual Pride Parade and Disney Gay Days. The Orlando LGBTQ+ scene has a unique Latin twist so you can expect to experience something a little different. Plenty of queer-friendly dining options and regular live music will complete your visit to Orlando, Florida


Barcodes Orlando

Bear, Outdoor Seating, Cruising

Barcodes has a friendly and distinctly "home town" feel, catering to the local bear community and its admirers. Relax and unwind with video games, pool, and an outdoor patio that had a more cruisey vibe. The fire pit keeps things warm and homely, and at the bar you can enjoy an extensive menu and beers and wines. Drinks are served in a laidback space where people come to hang out and enjoy themed nights (including bi-weekly underwear nights!)

District Dive


Relatively new on the Milk District gay scene, District Dive is brought to you by the owners of the fabulous Southern Nights and Southern Craft. The team here know how to give you a good time, and this more classic dive bar is a favourite with locals and tourists alike. Friendly bartenders are on hand to serve well-priced drinks, and elsewhere in the bar you can catch up over a game of pool or darts.

Hamburger Mary's

Gay Friendly, Drag, Cocktails, Food

Hamburger Mary's is a favourite hangout spot in the downtown area, serving up the best burgers in town. The local LGBTQ+ community comes here to relax and catch up, enjoying great food and drinks or taking advantage of a packed events calendar. The kitchen creates all your favourite diner classic, the bar serves quality cocktails, and evening events include bingo and drag shows with a quirky twist.

Hank's Bar

Outdoor Seating

Hank's is a bar for locals, where a tight-knit community and loyal regulars get together for drinks as they have done for over 30 years. Pool tables and a juke box create a fun space where you can relax and feel at home, and you can also enjoy the fresh air on the large private patio. Hank's is a judgement free space, so you're encouraged to just be yourself and welcome everyone in.

Savoy Orlando

Dancing, Dancers, Outdoor Seating

Located in lively downtown Orlando, Savoy is one of the most well-known and popular gay bars in the city. This multi-room nightclub features plenty to keep you entertained, from dancers to TVs and billiards to play with new friends. The outdoor patio is a great space to relax and catch up in the fresh air, while inside at the bar you'll find the best drinks prices around. There's a daily happy hour, including an all-night happy hour every Wednesday.

Southern Craft


One of the scene's newest cocktails bars is just around the corner from the fabulous Southern Nights, serving quality cocktails to a reliably friendly crowd. Talented bartenders craft your favourite drinks by hand, expertly mixing classic with contemporary. There are some solid beer options as well, but you'd be remiss not to try at least one cocktail. Solid style of drinks and a casual vibe match the industrial decor of the bar.

Southern Nights Orlando

Lesbian, Outdoor Seating

Located in the lively downtown area, Southern Nights offers a premier nightclub experience. Staff provide first-rate customer service and skilfully craft all your favourite drinks so you can kick back and enjoy yourself. Take advantage of the video lounge and a huge dance floor that plays host to themed nights throughout the week. Whether it's fabulous drag shows, Florida's biggest weekly lesbian party, or a casual drink on the patio, this venue has something for everyone.

The Monkey Bar

Cocktails, Dancing

The Monkey bar is one of Orlando's top EDM, dance, and rave bars. Located on the second floor, it overlooks Wall Street Plaza and is home to one of the best balcony lounges in the city, perfectly mixing comfort and style. It's a sophisticated martini lounge, housed in a laid-back lounge, and filled with loud club music. Once a week, Monkey Bar plays host to the best EDM party in town.

Recommended gay friendly hotels in Orlando

There are so many places to stay in Orlando, Florida, and at GayMapper, we want to make sure you get great value and a good experience, so check our recommendations below for Gay Friendly hotels. 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! Please support GayMapper by checking out our hotel deals in Orlando, Florida as this helps us to keep the site updated with all this useful information!

Tours & Experiences in Orlando

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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