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


October 2 - 6, 2024

Jack O'Lantern Spectacular Louisville 2023


Iroquois Park

October 1 - 29, 2024

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Bars & Clubs

Play Louisville

Best drag in town

Nowhere Bar Louisville

The center of it all

Chill Bar Highlands

The local LGBTQ hang

Magnolia Bar

Quirky dive since 1962
Old Louisville

Big Bar

Cozy cute gay bar
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Proof on Main

Contemporary art and food

Jack Fry's

80 years of tradition and dining excellence

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
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21c Museum Hotel Louisville

Night at the museum

Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Downtown

Classic Downtown stay

Aloft Louisville Downtown

Different by design

The Columbine Bed & Breakfast

Historic bed & breakfast

Culbertson Mansion

Luxury Victorian accommodations in Old Louisville
Old Louisville

The Myriad Hotel, Common Bond Hotel Collection

Former disco ball factory turned hip hotel
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