Looking for cool gay bars in Washington DC? No problem! You’ve come to the right place. Gay Washington DC has a booming bar culture, with plenty of options for everyone. Some of the most popular bars with tourists (and locals alike) include Green Lantern, Nellie’s Sports Bar, and Town Danceboutique. Another popular option in town is Cobalt, one of the biggest gay bars in DC, with multiple levels for dancing, drag shows, and late night revelry.
Just outside of Logan Circle, Number Nine is a two-level bar and club with good options for seating for conversation or dancing the night away upstairs. Nearby, Trade is another great option for a casual night out of drinks, and is always busy on Saturdays.
A nice, laid back crowd can always be found at D.I.K. Bar, as its has one of the more handsome interiors of DC’s gay bars. The crowd here certainly skews more toward the mature and hairier. Looking for a great happy hour? Be sure to check out J.R.’s Bar and Grill. Come for the cheap drinks but stay for the popular show tunes night that will be sure to get you warbling away.
Alternative Gay Washington DC
Looking for a little more diversity? The bi-level The Fireplace attracts a more racially diverse crowd and is a great spot to catch up for drinks.
Not far from main gay area of Dupont Circle in Mayfair/Benning, the DC Eagle is a sinly hang out for leather enthusiasts craving the true dive bar experience!
And for a truly wild night, check out the DC gay club Ziegfeld’s/Secrets, one of the few places in the States with fully nude dancers entertaining you late into the night.