From the throbbing dancefloors to the historical drag palace – we've got you covered for where to go for a great gay time. These pubs and clubs serve Sydney's LGBTQIA communities with open arms, providing safe spaces and thrilling parties most nights of the week. Head to one of the below for a quiet beer with a side of queer or a supportive disco to let loose in.
Where to find a good gay time in Sydney
The launching site from the famous bus journey in 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert', this pub has been a historical safe space for Inner West LGBTQIA communities since the early '80s. Head here for regular drag shows, fabulous food, and a killer subterranean dancefloor.
Boasting one of the city’s best sound systems and lighting rigs, this spacious, two-level club is by far the best decked-out club in the GLBT scene. No cheese, no shirts and no attitude.
The prettiest boys in Sydney pack out the courtyard here, and after a few $6 pints, they start to head upstairs...
The best spot on Oxford for kicked-back vibes, fabulous people watching and a cheeky boogie
Not technically a gay bar, but a very popular spot with the boys. Head here on a Friday night and you'll find it absolutely heaving with members of your tribe.
A grab bag of themes, patrons and specials are always on offer at this longstanding corner pub.
If you want to see Sydney at her absolute best, go for a drink at Redfern’s neighbourhood art bar, the Bearded Tit. The weird and wonderful are welcomed here with regular performances, fun DJs and a down to earth (though still heavily decorated) community vibe.
Every pop song under the sun and a wedding-reception-gone-wild vibe that can't be beat.
A corner bar in Enmore that's forever popular with ladies who like ladies and the un-sceney queer male friends who love them. Win-wins all around
Drag bonanzas, diva-heavy video clips, playful punters, drinks in beach buckets... what more do you want?