Though a lot of bargoers will have to travel a little further up north to get here, Bout Time II is not to be overlooked. For those hoping to avoid the mess of downtown parking, the gay bar and nightclub offers a night of high quality revelry and a diverse haven for the LGBTQ community in Austin. A sizeable dance floor fills up quickly, and there are pool tables and TVs showing the game if you're looking for a more low-key night. Affordable drinks and a welcoming vibe make Bout Time II’s regular Tuesday night drag shows an oasis from the bustle of 4th street's busier bars. They're also the only gay bar in town with a Latin night—Sundays with DJ Pete Mendez.
Though Austin's gay scene may not be as sizeable as those in NYC or Miami, the LGBTQ community is a proud presence in our city, with a handful of lively gay bars and LGBTQ nights to prove it. True, there's plenty else to do in town—we’re home to some of the best live music venues in the country, and the best dance clubs in Austin are all guaranteed to leave you sweaty and breathless. If you’re looking for a dive bar, we’ve got plenty. But you'll always have a memorable night (or day!) out within Austin’s small but mighty LGBTQ bar scene. Whether you're looking for a night working it out on the dance floor, a spectacular drag extravaganza or a chill place to get some drinks with friends, we’ve got you covered.