Searching for the best gay bars and clubs in Vancouver? You’ve definitely come to the right place! Whether you’re looking to turn the dance floor at one of the city’s clubs or just looking for a mellow place to catch the game and drink a brew, gay Vancouver has it all. Most nightlife is centered in Davie Village, but there are a few alternative options Downtown.
Vancouver gay clubs
One of Vancouver’s best known gay nightlife venues is Celebrities, located in Davie Village. This hyped venue brings international DJs that spin dance music until closing.
Another popular club is XY Club which promotes itself as the “newest club” on Davie Street. While its interiors are certainly polished, it draws the biggest crowd for its popular drag shows.
Looking for go-go boys? PumpJack won’t disappoint. Catch the best dancers and strippers on Friday’s “Wet and Wild”, an event put on in partnership with Steamworks Sauna. Bears will also love special events dedicated to them.
Want to keep dancing? Hit up Gorg-O-Mish as soon as the bars close for the best house and techno in town. While not a gay-specific venue, it’s still a popular hangout for some members of the queer community.
Vancouver gay bars
On top of its club-heavy nightlife culture, Vancouver has some popular bars and pubs to catch a drink, chat, and relax with locals.
One long time favorite is 1181, a sleek, modern bar where studly bartenders pour stiff drinks. This loungey bar is perfect for chatting and meeting new friends.
If you’re looking to watch the game, head over to Score on Davie, Vancouver’s favorite gay sports bar. Other favorite nearby pubs are Fountainhead Pub (with 16 different beers on tap) and The Junction (full of sinful bar food.)
Lastly, Numbers is a great place to stop in if you’re looking for some dancing without the chaos of a club. The bar has DJs spinning seven nights a week.