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Gays who want to celebrate among like-minded people often visit gay bars. Here they know exactly that a very special flair usually awaits them. Over time, numerous locations of this kind have managed to make a name for themselves.

However, it would definitely be wrong to look for some kind of "secret recipe" for a successful gay bar here. Rather, many bars manage to convince their visitors in their very own way. Some are rather plain, others particularly plush and with an unmistakable "pink touch"! The selection of caf├ęs, bars and other establishments has long since become as colorful as the scene.

What is a gay bar?

As the name suggests, a gay bar is a bar that caters to a gay audience. Often, the corresponding establishment is also run by gays. This creates exactly the flair that many bars of this type are known for: an appealing mix of food, drinks and great people.

Depending on the operator, singles evenings are often launched at regular intervals. So you not only have the opportunity to enjoy your evening, but maybe meet someone interesting?

However, many bars of this type are not primarily about flirting. Numerous bar operators simply love to spoil their guests with a cozy atmosphere and the "Yes, we're among ourselves!" feeling. That's why there's usually no reason why you shouldn't visit the trendy bars for lunch during the midday hours. The good relationship between many regulars and the respective owner is already considered legendary - especially in larger cities like Berlin. But also smaller cities prove again and again that they have improved in the course of time with regard to a narrow network of gay bars.

What are the advantages of a gay bar?

Visiting a gay bar offers gay men many benefits that go far beyond an appealing flirting experience, among other things. Thus, the visitor benefits among other things from:

  • the good feeling of not having to ask yourself if "that cute guy back there" is really gay or not
  • a modern style that should appeal to just about any gay
  • individual details that repeatedly show that there are definitely alternatives to standardized facilities and menus.

In short, anyone who wants to feel really good the next time they visit a bar, meet like-minded people and simply relax in a well-groomed way would be well advised to give the gay bar "around the corner" a chance.

The best first step is to try out a location that is not too far from your home? This way you can "incidentally" ensure that your way home will certainly be comparatively uncomplicated.

Sometimes, however, depending on the location, a visit to a more distant bar can be worthwhile. With the help of our pictures in our finder you can get an idea of the different locations and find out for yourself how much you would like to get to know them "for real".

What is "allowed" in a gay bar?

Interesting question! Those who think of gay saunas and the like know that it is often permitted to sleep together here. But how open are gay bars here? Go here for gay cruising

There are sometimes significant (!) differences between the individual providers. Therefore, you should in any case (if you have specific intentions) find out in advance how far you are allowed to go.

Classic gay bars offer you the chance to flirt, socialize, and hook up with a guy, but you're not allowed to snack on him until you're back in your own home (or hotel room).

However, there are also locations that often open their doors in the late evening hours and then turn into a kind of "swingers club".

Therefore: to prevent misunderstandings, you should - in your own interest - do a little research and perhaps also compare the experience reports of other visitors with your expectations.

Who should frequent a gay bar?

Certainly, many gays are of the opinion that every gay man should have visited a gay bar at least once in his life. And indeed: whether you like it, your coffee or your cocktail among exclusively like-minded people, you can of course only judge if you have visited such a bar once yourself.

Basically, the corresponding offers are aimed primarily at men who:

  • have no problem being open about being gay
  • love to exchange ideas with other gays
  • flirt and/ or just want to talk to each other
  • attach importance to a cultivated ambience.

However, those who are still struggling with coming out and are therefore still a little insecure should probably wait a little longer before visiting a gay bar.

However, one thing is for sure: you don't have to be nervous before your first visit to such an establishment! Most gays who find their way here are very open and often willing to accept new faces. However, if you want to be alone in a modern gay bar, that shouldn't be a problem either.

What can you expect when visiting a gay bar?

If you choose the right bar, exactly what you have in mind awaits you here. Whether it's a little peace and quiet, deep conversation, flirting, or your next one-night stand, as a rule, anything is possible here.

However, with all the raving about the special atmosphere and the togetherness of gay visitors, one thing should not be forgotten: the menu! Many gay chefs and bar owners are considered real geniuses when it comes to bringing the latest ideas of the culinary world to the plate.

As with regard to classic bars and restaurants, there are of course different styles to which a gay bar can subscribe.

Due to this colorful potpourri of advantages, it is therefore difficult to say in a standardized way what you can expect when visiting the bar of your choice. But: should the first bar not meet your expectations, it makes sense not to give up and instead just keep testing. What was that about all the frogs you have to kiss to find your favorite bar... sorry! ... to find the prince?!