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Bordeaux’s gay and LGBTQ bars

Passing through Bordeaux? Interested in discovering new LGBTQ-friendly places for going out? Though Bordeaux doesn’t have a designated neighborhood, the city offers many gay bars and night clubs.

The Coco Loko, the unmissable gay bar 

The Coco Loko offers unparalleled entertainment: tantalizing happy hours, singles nights, trivia, DJ sets, not to mention Thursday night parties set up to facilitate amicable and/or romantic encounters. In addition to the upper pop-themed room, a second room plays more electronic music. The resident party host, Mlle Coco, regularly invites drag stars to perform from around France. 

Open every day, 6pm-2am. Free entry.

  • Ouvert tous les jours, de 18h à 2h. Entrée gratuite.
  • 3 Rue Duffour Dubergier, 33000 Bordeaux
  • facebook.com/CocoLokoBar

 

The LS Café, a 100% women’s bar!

It’s the only women’s bar in the Bordeaux metropolitan area! The LS café, created in 2007, is open every Friday and Saturday night, and on evenings before holidays from 9:30pm to 2am, and one Thursday a month for happy hour and a karaoke session. This bar/nightclub’s cozy and festive atmosphere make for a pleasant meeting spot. Free entry. 

 

The Trou Duck, the gay bar that opens earliest

With such a name, it’s hard to forget such a spot.  Not to mention that the Trou Duck opens early, at 2pm. Its small terrace, located across the street and sheltered from the chaos of Sainte-Catherine street nearby, is a great meeting spot to start your evening… and finish it! This gay bar also hosts themed parties

Ultra Klubs, Bordeaux’s biggest gay-friendly nightclub 

This gay-friendly discotheque opened in 2017 in André Meunier square in Bordeaux and can hold up to 500 people. On the menu: mad atmosphere, giant dancefloor with VIP area and a stage for holding drag shows and shows. Themed evenings are frequent. Entry is 10 euros with a free drink. The Ultra Klubs is open from Friday to Sunday, midnight to 7am. 

The BB25, the community bar

This nonprofit bar brings together tolerance, respect, delicious cocktails, and a nice musical program. The decoration alone is worth the trip: BB25’s walls are regularly filled with exhibitions. This gay-friendly going out spot welcomes community locals and passers through alike. Slam nights and DJ sets in various styles make for a real auditive experience, and lovely discoveries. Open until 4am, membership costs 5€ to drink here.  

 

Central Do Brasil, for live music

Located just a stone’s throw from Bordeaux’s quays, the Central Do Brasil has been around since 2004, always keeping the same spirit: impressive caipirinhas and mojitos, cassava fries to give you energy for dancing, and live concerts! If you don’t like crowds: at the height of the evening it can be difficult to clear a passage to the bar, though the atmosphere stays good-natured. Drag King evenings are organized by the Cave à Kings once a month, come cheer on King Bili Bird and George Cockette

 

The Zig Zag Café, the most eclectic  

Improv theater, live acoustic sets, cinema projections, debates, music trivia, and language exchanges… The problem with Zig Zag Café’s program is that you’ll want to come back every day. The Spritz is fabulous, and the atmosphere too. As written on their Facebook page, the Zig Zag is a “safe space, full of good vibes and benevolence, where you’ll always be welcomed as you are, alone or with company!” 

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