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Vancouver Gay Bars

A diverse and friendly LGBTQ+ community compliments the generally progressive attitude for which Vancouver is known. Davie Street in the West End is arguably the gayest of gay neighbourhoods in the city. Everything here is loud, proud, and bursting with colour, making it absolute must-see destination for queer travellers while it’s equally popular with locals. For a slightly quieter and more hipster experience then head to Commercial Drive, where the local gays love to hang out. If neither is your scene, head to any of the other queer and queer friendly places that are common throughout the city.


1181 Vancouver


1181 in Vancouver's hottest club and lounge catering to the LGBTQ+ community, as it has been the home of Vancouver's house and dance scene for more than a decade. Its relaxed, diverse and inclusive atmosphere means that everyone is welcomed in for a drink and a dance. The bartenders are attractive and serve both classic and modern drinks to match the space, which is clean, trendy, and defined by the large bar and windows.

Celebrities Nightclub

Gay Friendly, Dancing

Celebrities is Vancouver's inclusive dance club for people of all identities to experience chart-topping electronic music and energetic live performances. It's a top after dark destination that's well known for its state of the art light shows and great music. The club maintains its legacy of safety for the LGBTQ2 community by having a zero-tolerance policy for hate, and has welcomed everyone to celebrate music, dance, and individuality for years.

Numbers Cabaret

Cocktails, Dancing, Outdoor Seating

Vancouver's oldest gay bar has been serving Davie Village and the West End for years. It offers DJs, cocktails, craft beer, food trucks, a sunny patio to enjoy it all on, and of course plenty of dancing. You can have a friendly game of pool or join in with karaoke nights that are hosted in the loft every night. Take advantage of one of the best sound and light systems in the city and an amazing dance floor.

PumpJack Pub

Dancing, Outdoor Seating

PumpJack hosts themed nights throughout the week, catering to all crowds from leather to levis. Drinks specials are always popular with locals who are often found enjoying an evening on one of two patios. This is a friendly neighbourhood bar but with a party twist, hosting regular gay party nights where DJs provide some great music and the dance floor is always lively.

Score on Davie

Sports, Outdoor Seating

Score on Davie has quickly become a destination spot to check out in the city. Whether it's to catch a game, grab a late night snack, or enjoy a cocktail on the patio, you'll find something you love. Score has won plenty of awards over the years and continues to be popular, not least because of its amazing menu that includes speciality caesars. Good value pints, friendly staff, and a warm atmosphere keep people coming back.

The Fountainhead Pub

Cocktails, Outdoor Seating

This friendly neighbourhood bar has been serving the West End for over 20 years. It's a gateway to Davie Village and has always been the place for the whole community can hang out, whether it's on the patio, at the bar, or in front of the cosy fire in the evening. The bar offers beer on tap as well as wine and cocktails, while behind the scenes the kitchen cooks up a delicious menu of pub fare including legendary nachos.

The Junction

Drag, Dancing

The Junction is a premier gay entertainment destination in the heart of the West End. The atmosphere blends the best of pub and night club, while friendly staff create a unique experience for visitors and locals alike. Junction is the perfect place to throw a party as it even provides a restaurant and banquet service, and regular entertainment ranges from comedy and trivia to drag shows. There's something going on for everyone every night of the week.

Recommended gay friendly hotels in Vancouver

There are so many places to stay in Vancouver, Canada, 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 Vancouver as this helps us to keep the site updated with all this useful information!

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