Gay Louisville

Get Down and Derby in Louisville Though part of a very Southern state, Louisville is influenced by both Southern and Midwestern culture which makes for a diverse community. Louisville's downtown rests on the Ohio river and the neighboring districts are the hot seat of Louisville's gay scene. A nice blend of friendly neighborhood watering holes and heart-pumping dance venues create options for everyone. If you're looking to dance on planet fierce check out Starbase Q or The Connection, where men occasionally dance in showers. If you're looking for something more laid back--perhaps a jukebox and a drink--then hit up Magnolia or Tink's pub. Giddy-up!

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Upcoming Events

Bourbon and Belonging

LGBTQ+ festival celebrating all things Bourbon

Kentucky

October 2 - 6, 2024

Jack O'Lantern Spectacular Louisville 2023

Spook-tacular

Iroquois Park

October 1 - 29, 2024

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Bars & Clubs

Play Louisville

Best drag in town
Louisville

Nowhere Bar Louisville

The center of it all
Louisville

Chill Bar Highlands

The local LGBTQ hang
Louisville

Magnolia Bar

Quirky dive since 1962
Old Louisville

Big Bar

Cozy cute gay bar
Louisville
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Restaurants

Proof on Main

Contemporary art and food
Downtown

Jack Fry's

80 years of tradition and dining excellence
Louisville

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse, Louisville

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Central Louisville

Toast On Market

We'll toast to that
East Main District

Marketplace Restaurant (Closed Temporarily)

Swanky spot
Downtown
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Hotels

21c Museum Hotel Louisville

Night at the museum
Downtown

Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Downtown

Classic Downtown stay
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Aloft Louisville Downtown

Different by design
Louisville

The Columbine Bed & Breakfast

Historic bed & breakfast
Louisville

Culbertson Mansion

Luxury Victorian accommodations in Old Louisville
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The Myriad Hotel, Common Bond Hotel Collection

Former disco ball factory turned hip hotel
Louisville
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