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Gay Nightlife in Austin

Grab a drink and grab a local.

HandleBar Austin

Google Rating
4.3

If you’re in the mood for a drink that will leave your upper lip tingling stop by this unpretentious downtown bar with rooftop patio. Mustache decor covers the place down to the very faces of the bartenders serving you drinks.

The Iron Bear

For the bear, cubs, otters, wolfs, chubs, daddys and their admirers.

Rain

Google Rating
4.0

A lounge that is all about being seen. A trendy, younger set (sometimes underage) tends to fill this bar for happy hour, martinis, and dancing.

Oilcan Harry’s

Google Rating
4.1

Popular with the college kids and those that chase them, this busy dance club is the place to be and a mandatory stop on a downtown pub crawl.

Halcyon Coffee Bar & Lounge

Google Rating
4.2

Part café, gallery, and lounge, go there to read or pretend to read while you people-watch. Try the coffee-infused cocktails to mix your uppers and downers.

Emo’s

Google Rating
4.2

One stage inside, one outside, gritty and cool all around. Emo’s is one of the best and most famous rock clubs that brings in big names and bigger crowds.

Bout Time

BT is the neighborhood bar where there’s always something going on. Live music, Karaoke, pool, and always a friendly face to support your alcoholism.

Barbarella

TuezGayz = Tuesday is gay night.

Cheer Up Charlie’s

Whether you decide to party outside on the patio or inside with the live music, this divey Texas gem is sure to please with a beer or two.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Until others serve dinner and drinks in the seats, you’ll have to go to this historic Ritz theater where you can see films from new releases to cult classics.

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