We all know how much fun an Irish bar can be, but what about a gay bar in Belfast? Now that is something worth checking out.
Belfast is a great city with lots to offer LGBTQ+ travellers and like many cities has its own gay area or in this case it’s own gay quarter where you will find all the gay bars in Belfast. The people here are super warm and friendly, especially with the accent, and we have no doubt you will have a great time exploring the gay scene in Belfast.
If you are looking for other actitivies or places to stay, take a look at our detailed Gay Travel Guide to Belfast.
Best Gay Bars in Belfast
In terms of what Belfast has to offer when it comes to gay bars and clubs, it has some of the best gay bars in Ireland according to some of the awards won by some of these bars so you are in for a treat.
Take a look at the list of Belfast gay bars below to start planning your big gay night out!
Libertine -Belfasts newest Gay Bar
Libertine is Belfasts newest gay bar and it open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a different theme night each night including ‘Skint Karaoke’ on Wednesdays – cheap drinks and an open mic? That is sure to be an entertaining mix!
At the weekend the club hosts their Damnation night with 3 DJs, 2 areas of music with a mix of pop, hip-hop, r&b and party tunes from 21:00 – 03:00.
Check their website for tickets.
Kremlin – best gay bar in Ireland?
Starting our list of thebest gay bars in Belfast with Kremlin, this has been voted as the best gay bar/club in Ireland. As you might guess by the name, it has a soviet theme and you will find three different areas inside to party.
Kremlin is open 6 nights a week excluding Wednesday and you can expect entertainment ranging from drag acts to cabaret nights and DJ club nights.
Specifically, the lin up for the week is KRYPTO Mondays, KLUB 280 Tuesday CLOSED WEDNESDAY, Rush’n Thursdays, Karnival Fridays, Revolution Saturdays and Industry Sundays – expect something different each night! It is also possible to book tables in advance.
If you are looking for a gay club night in Belfast any night of the week (except Wednesday), this is the place for you!
Address: 96 Donegall Street, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT1 2GW
The Maverick – Gay Bar in the heart of the Gay Quarter
In the centre of the gay area of Belfast, you will find The Maverick gay bar and lounge!
The Maverick invites you to ‘Take a walk on the wild side’ and is open 7 days a week with free entertainment including drag acts, karaoke and party nights with some very reasonably priced drink offers (£3 drinks on a Tuesday!).
Some guests have said this is ”Without a doubt the best gay bar in Belfast right now. The mix of crowd is just right with not a hen party in sight!”
Address: The Maverick, 1 Union Street, Belfast BT1 2JK
Boombox – Gay Club in Belfast
Want to go to a gay club in Belfast and possibly hang out with winners of RuPauls Drag Race? Boombox is the gay dance club for you!
They run different theme nights and are of course most busy at the weekends. Past acts have included the likes of Blu Hydrangea, Jonbers Blonde and well known DJs.
With entrance being typically £5 this is well worth visiting.
Boombox is open every Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday night from 10pm – late.
Address: 108 Donegall St, Belfast BT1 2GX
Union Street Bar
Union Street Bar is one of Belfast’s largest gay bars serving food and drink and then continuing into the evening with entertainment including Cabargay nights and Dragged Out Saturdays.
The bar offers multiple areas, The Green Room to lounge and catch up with friends, the Shoe Factory where they host lively events, The Garden for the summer months and The Roof.
During summer look out for the launch of bottomless brunch with a new cocktail menu, pints, Prosecco and pizzas on offer for only £30pp with our new in house DJ Mike Callan spinning the summer tunes – this could get messy!
Perhaps a perfect warm up befor heading to one of the gay clubs like Kremlin.
Address: 8-14 Union St, Belfast BT1 2JF
Muriel’s Café Bar
A short walk from the gay bars mentioned above, Muriel’s Cafe Bar is a unique little gin bar for LGBTQ locals and tourists with some interesting décor, bras hanging from the ceiling? They are also well known for their G&Ts and other cocktails.