Gay Country Rank: 23/50
Pittsburgh is home to many inclusive and welcoming LGBTQIA+ bars and clubs through the city. Whether you're looking for a the late-night food scene, a laid back night with delicious cocktails, or the best drag show in town, Pittsburgh has a nightlife option for everyone.
5801 Video Lounge and Café - 5801 Ellsworth Ave. | 412.661.5600
Located in the heart of Shadyside, 5801 has been in operation for over 15 years and has been evolving and growing every step of the way. The Lounge is staple of LGBTQ nightlife in Pittsburgh so stop by and enjoy Happy Hour 5-7 PM every day of the week or kick off your Sunday-Funday at one of their free drag shows.
Blue Moon - 5115 Butler St. | 412.781.1119
Blue Moon lays claim to fame as the "friendliest gar bar in Pittsburgh" with great people, no attitude, cheap drinks, and lots of fun. It's no wonder this Lawrenceville bar was voted BEST LGBT BAR IN PITTSBURGH 2016 and 2017, and is rated #38 out of the 50 BEST GAY BARS IN THE UNITED STATES according to Yelp.
Brewer's Hotel & Bar - 3315 Liberty Ave. | 412.681.7991
If you're looking for a place to relax with friends, Brewer's Bar is the place for you. Brewers Bar & Hotel is the oldest standing Gay Bar in Pittsburgh. Cheap drinks, friendly staff and energetic Drag Shows every Friday and Saturday will keep you coming back again and again.
Cattivo - 146 44th St. | 412.687.2157
Find an inclusive, friendly and diverse atmosphere at Cattivo, nestled in the heart of Pittsburgh’s artsy neighborhood, Lawrenceville. Open for over 20+ years, this local hangout hosts a variety of live music, DJ dance parties, benefits and more. Did we mention they also have pool tables, darts, pinball, and a jukebox?
Club Pittsburgh - 1139 Penn Ave. | 412.471.6790
Club Pittsburgh has been serving the city's queer community since 2001. Located in the Strip District, this private members-only club has it all! Amenities include private rooms with televisions, a full exercise facility, a video lounge, a steam room, a dry sauna, a whirlpool, lockers, and much more.
Hot Mass - 1139 Penn Ave.
Everyone loves a good Hot Mass. Known for their ragers, this Pittsburgh club turned live-stream allows you take the party with you anywhere you go. Follow their Facebook page for updates on local parties hosted by this nightlight cooperative.
PTown Bar - 4740 Baum Blvd. | 412.621.0111
No matter what day of the week you're in Pittsburgh, PTown Bar has something going on. Visiting on the weekend? Hit up the dance party on Friday or karaoke on Saturday. Need something to do after a long day at work? Stop by Manic Monday, one of Pittsburgh's favorite drag shows, join a talent show on Tuesday or try Wednesday bingo. The diverse base of customers includes a mix straight, gay, bi, trans, bears, twinks, leather dudes, drag queens and every other cross-cultural personality out there so it's a great place to make new friends.
Real Luck Café (Lucky's) - 1519 Penn Ave. | 412.471.7832
This easy-going dive bar will make you feel right at home. Friendly staff and patrons will welcome you with open arms while the cheap drinks are flowing. Don't forget to check out the second floor where you might stumble upon GO GO dancers. Lucky's is also a great place to spend the holidays (i.e.- balloon drops on NYE, visits from Santa on Christmas, costume contest for Halloween.)
There Ultra Lounge - 931 Liberty Ave. | 412.642.4435
There Ultra Lounge is a Pittsburgh Institution among the queer community. This premiere queer safe space offers daily drink specials and live entertainment in a chic, hip environment.