If you’re trying to find an LGBTQ+ bar in Brooklyn, there are plenty to choose from. We rounded up some of our favorites that have parties, events, and good happy hour deals.
Ginger’s (Park Slope)
363 5th Ave
For anyone in the south Brooklyn area, this is the perfect gay bar for people who identify as lesbians or nonbinary femmes. It’s a wood-paneled spot with pool, karaoke, bingo, drag, and more.
Bossa Nova Civic Club (Bushwick)
1271 Myrtle Avenue
Bossa Nova is known for its dancing, and is also noted for its playlists. Check the bar’s Facebook page to see what’s on the music menu any given evening. How can you not love a bar that describes itself as “tropical techno cocktail bar?”
Excelsior (Park Slope)
563 5th Ave
This gay bar has been in existence for over 20 years, and has a dance space and an outdoor patio.
Happyfun Hideaway (Bushwick)
1211 Myrtle Ave
This bar welcome everyone, LGBTQ+ or not, but has an LGBTQ+ focus. The best part? The comfort food menu and late hours (they’re open until 4 a.m.).
House of Yes (Williamsburg)
2 Wyckoff Avenue
This space is a venue that holds huge dance parties that has anything from cinema to acrobatic events to drag. This is definitely a creative, queer artistic environment where anything goes.
559 Lorimer St
This is a well-known gay bar for people who identify as gay men and nonbinary mascs with a back garden, late nights, and free afternoon barbecues with $12 pitchers of beer from June through October.
Macri Park (Williamsburg)
462 Union Avenue
Macri Park is a smaller sister space to Metropolitan, decorate with red velvet wallpaper, hosts drag shows, barbecues on Sunday, and “Queeraoke” on Tuesdays, arts and crafts on Saturday afternoons. There’s also a back patio, pool table, and more.
Mood Ring (Bushwick)
1260 Myrtle Avenue
Who doesn’t love an astrology-themed bar? This is a bar focusing on gender fluidity and the art scene, and hosts dance parties on the weekends. Their Gucci Belt cocktail is definitely a must.
Xstasy Bar & Lounge (Sunset Park)
758 5th Avenue
This LGBTQ+ bar has cheap drink specials, with a $5 beers and cocktails happy hour. There’s also bingo, karaoke, go-go boys. On Friday and Saturday nights, don’t miss the dance parties.
3 Dollar Bill (Williamsburg/Bushwick)
260 Meserole St
This new LGBTQ bar is open seven days a week from 2 pm-8 pm Don’t miss their DJ events, which you can check out here. Drink specials include $2 Miller Draft, $4 well, $4 domestic bottles & cans, and $5 wines.
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