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Best Gay Clubs / Bars in Dallas Fort Worth

For decades, Dallas has long been home to one of Texas’ best LGBT bar scenes. From “the Strip” on Cedar Springs Road to an iconic Fort Worth watering hole, the city is home to an incredibly diverse array of bars that welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

Whether you’re looking for a laid-back jazz bar with craft cocktails or a clubby spot with music perfect for dancing, Dallas-Fort Worth’s gay bar scene has a spot that will suit your needs. Many of these bars are located in Dallas’ famous “gayborhood” Oak Lawn, but you’ll also find more off the beaten path options.

As an added bonus, most of the spots on this map of Dallas’ most iconic gay bars offer dirt-cheap drink specials on various nights. Go forth, and consider this map your new nightlife bucket list.

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The Tin Room

2514 Hudnall St
Dallas, TX 75235

This dive-y delight features plenty of attractive go-go dancers, and the booze is constantly flowing. Make conversation with some of the scene’s friendliest bartenders, drink heavily-poured cocktails, and dance your ass off. Just remember to bring plenty of dollar bills to tip the entertainers.

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4011 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219

Showtunes, sports, karaoke, and a lot of beer collide at Woody’s, an LGBT-friendly sports bar. On Tuesdays, the bar hosts a showtunes-themed party complete with $3.50 wells from 9 to 11 p.m., which will make it so much easier to belt Broadway’s biggest hits. Definitely try the Mother’s Frozen Margarita, which packs a powerful boozy punch.

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Sue Ellen’s

3014 Throckmorton St
Dallas, TX 75219

A name in the local lesbian bar scene since 1989, Sue Ellen’s remains one of the city’s best places to drink and dance. Take in performances from burlesque dancers and drag kings, all while drinking jello shots and cherry bombs. On Fridays, check out the bar’s Facebook page for a passcode to skip out on paying the cover.

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Dallas Eagle

5740 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75235

As the city’s only bar for leather enthusiasts, Dallas Eagle is also one of the friendliest watering holes in town, accepting of folks of all kinds. Most notably, though, it also offers up a solid array of drink specials, including $1 draft beer and $4 you-call-its on Tuesdays and $1 wells on Sundays.

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Round Up Saloon & Dance Hall

3912 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219

A favorite of celebs like Lady Gaga, Round-Up Saloon makes both cowboys and city slickers feel right at home with its laid-back honky-tonk vibe. Looking for cheap drinks? Stop by on Thursday, when it’s happy hour all night long.

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The Grapevine Bar

3902 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

At the Grapevine drinkers can shoot pool, hang out on one of the couches, or perch on the rooftop deck for an excellent view of the city. The laid-back atmosphere and strong-ass drinks attract people of all stripes, which makes for killer people-watching, especially when the Everclear-spiked peach bellinis are flowing.

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Station 4 (S4) Club

3911 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219

This multi-story bustling Cedar Springs nightclub, known to locals as “S4”, is a Dallas icon. Every week, it plays host to some of the world’s finest drag queens (including the locals who take to the stage four nights a week) in the legendary Rose Room. Drink specials vary by night. Pro-tip: on weekends, Station 4 charges a cover, but check the club’s Facebook page for a password to get in for free.

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Hidden Door

5025 Bowser Ave
Dallas, TX 75209

Opened in 1979, The Hidden Door is one of the city’s best neighborhood bars thanks to its dedicated crowd of regulars and ridiculously friendly bartenders. As an added bonus, score a 75-cent beer all damn day long on Sunday Funday and a list of other specials throughout the week.

The Chapel at the Abbey West Hollywood’s Gay Megaclub

Founder of popular gay bar The Abbey, David Cooley has his sights set on another WeHo venture: The Here Lounge. The lounge that sits directly adjacent to The Abbey will become The Chapel at The Abbey, a new nightclub space connected to the nearly 25-year-old club.

That means the nightlife mecca LOGO dubbed “The Best Gay Bar in The World” is becoming even larger. The Here Lounge will have its last day of service by the end of February, and The Chapel at The Abbey is slated to open sometime this year.