What are the best gay bars in the UK? Here's our recommendations for gay bars in the UK...
With its own Gay Village, Manchester is a hot spot for gay dating. Expect a friendly atmosphere and a buzzing night life. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Just across from the Gay Village this once hidden gem has been voted best bar in Manchester for two years in a row. Named after the infamous Manchester drag queen Frank ‘Foo Foo’ Lammar, this bar is full of character, with crushed velvet couches and styling which will delight any visitor, gay or straight.
Featuring a lounge bar with real beds, this Manhattan-style gay bar is buzzing with Sex and the City style and softly lit with a sultry feel. Good value drinks and nibbles add to its appeal, and champagne cocktails for £5 are a must for a fun Saturday night.
If house music and muscular men float your boat then this basement bar could be the one for you. With a cosy, welcoming atmosphere and a mixed crowd, this could well be the scene for some fun-filled dating.
Last but not least, with one of the world’s most varied and lively gay scenes, London is great choice for gay dating. From the streets of Soho to South London, there is something for everyone in this capital city.
Compton’s of Soho
This long established gay bar is a favourite of Soho’s socialites and was around before any of the bars in the Soho area. Its upstairs section, with traditional décor and chandeliers, is ideal for getting to know one another gay dates where you want to be able to hear your partner talk without the club atmosphere.
This is a gay friendly café bar with a difference. The eclectic crowd and vegetarian/vegan menu makes First Out a great place for day time dates. You can also catch exhibitions by gay and lesbian artists from time to time. For the ladies, there’s also the ‘Girl Fridays’ night which runs every Friday in the basement bar.
One for the hipsters, this charismatic bar has retro relics and kitsch ornaments galore. With an L shaped layout there’s also a quieter corner for dates to sit and sip a tipple or two.