Best Gay Bars in

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One highlight of Louisville’s gay scene is the nightlife. We may not have a lot of gay bars, but we make up for quantity with quality, hunny.

Here's our list of gay bars in Louisville, from chill bars to dance bars. We also have included some gay-friendly bars as well!

The strawberry daiquiri from Chill Bar is the perfect summer drink to enjoy on their patio!

Chill Bar

Tilted Brush Stroke

Play Dance Bar is the place to see the best drag shows in town and dance the night away!

Play Dance Bar

This lounge area gives Willy Wonka meets 60s psychedelic vibes.

Big Bar

Yes, I’m aware this bar is not technically in Louisville, but Pride Bar is literally right over the river and is the only gay bar in southern Indiana, which makes it a pretty special place!

PRIDE Bar + Lounge

Tilted Brush Stroke

Nachbar is a fun hipster bar in Germantown that has an amazing selection of crafted beer. Every time I visit this bar I feel like I’m walking into a really cool basement bar.


Mag Bar is, in my opinion, the best dive bar in the city of Louisville. This grungy, dark bar is located in historic Old Louisville.

Mag Bar

Tilted Brush Stroke

The actual bar inside is almost 100 years old and dates back to when this building first became a bar in the 1930s.

The Merryweather

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