Miami is a fun and welcoming city that loves to party, and there’s no better place to go for gay bars.
The beachside city’s LGBTQ+ community is vibrant and thriving, and there are many gay bars in Miami, each with a unique atmosphere and offerings.
With so many options, I can help you find the perfect place to let loose and have fun with Miami’s LGBTQ+ community. Check out my list of the best gay bars in Miami below!
1052 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: (305) 531-7234
Palace Bar is one of the oldest and most popular gay bars in South Beach. It’s been around for over 30 years and is a favorite spot for locals and tourists alike.
The bar has a lively atmosphere, a welcoming staff, and a trendy vibe. It features regular drag shows, and you can visit for drag brunch and try tangy margaritas.
Chef Jose Saavedra runs the kitchen and is a professionally trained chef with a talent for Latin American fusion cuisine.
1409 Lincoln Rd F1, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: (786) 284-1176
Bar Gaythering is a trendy gay bar located in the heart of Miami, in the West Avenue district across from Belle Isle. The bar has a stylish, hip atmosphere and a great cocktail menu.
It’s the perfect place to organize a fun night out with friends or get to know some new people in Miami’s gay scene.
1057 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: (305) 538-9478
Visit Twist, a gay bar and music venue in the Lummus district of Miami’s South Beach. It’s the perfect place to catch a show or kick back and relax with a drink and some pals.
The two-story venue features seven bars where you can “bar hop” with friends. I recommend visiting on a bustling weekend night with tons of shows.
You’ll get to enjoy an energized crowd, and you can order mixed fruit punch or shots.
176 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127
Phone: (855) 732-8992
Gramps is a day bar and pizza restaurant in Wynwood, north of Downtown Miami.
It’s a trendy, youthful spot known for live performance events. The place isn’t strictly a gay bar but is very welcoming to the LGBTQ+ community.
Visit on a comic night for some local stand-up talents, or head down for a music night and dance your heart out. I recommend going classic with a cold beer, loaded cheese pizza, and tangy garlic knots.
R House Wynwood
2727 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127
Phone: (305) 576-0201
R House Wynwood is a gay bar and restaurant in the Wynwood Arts District of North Miami.
It’s a popular spot for locals and tourists of any age and sexual orientation, and the bar is known for its vibrant atmosphere, mixed cocktails, craft ice cream, and art gallery.
Head down to the spot and check out their globally-inspired eats, like
coffee-braised short rib with spicy pico de gallo or local fish prepared with Brazilian seasonings.
2301 SW 32nd Ave, Miami, FL 33145
Phone: (786) 234-4027
Azucar means “sugar” in Spanish, and I guarantee you’ll have a sweet time at this bar in Coral Way.
Opened in 2008, the club quickly became a popular destination for the LGBTQ+ community, and it has since become one of the most popular nightclubs in Miami.
Azucar NightClub is a gay Latinx spot with simple draft beers, and the place welcomes everybody. It has an upbeat, bustling energy, so bring your dancing shoes and get ready to move!
Kill Your Idol
222 Española Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Kill Your Idol is a dive bar in South Beach. It’s a gay bar with a celebrity theme, and the place has a relaxed atmosphere and a great selection of craft beers.
Chill in the laid-back spot and enjoy drinks named after celebrities while you check out the Bruce Lee-themed decor.
I like to visit when I want to hang out at a more eclectic bar, and I recommend the Jimi Hendrix gin with some tacos to snack.
729 SW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33130
Phone: (305) 671-3307
Don’t miss Blackbird Ordinary, an upscale bar by the Miami River. It’s just a quick walk from Downtown and is in the Bricknell district.
Blackbird Ordinary is a gay bar with a stylish flair, and I always visit when I’m in the area.
Vibe to the live DJs and check out their menu with green tea shots, Chilly Willy tequilas, and Sail Away punch bowls with mixed fruit. There’s also a food menu with tacos.
Club Aqua Miami
2991 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33145
Phone: (305) 448-2214
Club Aqua Miami is a gay sauna club located in Silver Bluff Estates. It features a pool, steam room, and workout room with equipment like dumbbells and bench press systems.
They don’t serve drinks, but you can bring non-alcoholic beverages to the poolside area or the gym.
The club is a men’s only pool club, and it’s LGBTQ+-friendly. It’s usually open 24 hours a day and is ideal for locals, people traveling on business, and tourists.