Melbourne's Queer Nightlife

Melbourne and Midsumma brings arts, cultural and sporting events, among an already vibrant social scene, making Melbourne such a hot spot over the Midsumma Festival period.

Below we've listed some of queer Melbourne's favourite bars and clubs.

Blonde On The Rocks

Level 15 / 123 Queen Street, Melbourne.

Blonde on the Rocks is a sophisticated, sexy party for Melbourne's girls..who like girls... A perfect night to seduce a lover, relax with a group of friends or dance til your feet hurt. Blonde hosts special one-off parties in the very best and most diverse venues that Melbourne has to offer. To be Blonde's confidante and track her movements go to

Greyhound Hotel

1 Brighton Road, St Kilda

Home to some of Melbourne's most highly acclaimed drag shows on Saturday nights, the Greyhound hosts a mixed crowd, unique to St Kilda. Thu: Drag Bingo Doggy Style; Fri: King Victoria Drag Kings & Bitch Fridays; Sat: Classic Sat Night drag shows. (4pm till late on Thu, Fri; 2pm till late on weekends)

The Market

143 Commercial Road, South Yarra

Showcasing some of the best local and international DJs with live performances and dance productions. Open 10pm till very late Fri - Sat and also on the eve of public holidays & some Sundays.

Priscilla's @ 153

153 Commercial Road, South Yarra

Priscilla’s is different to the traditional bars you may find in the area, providing a warm, safe, friendly environment plus great entertainment and music. Open Wed 8pm till late; Thu 9pm till late; Fri & Sat 9pm till 3am.


119 Commercial Road, South Yarra

Open 7 nights a week from 3pm as a quiet pup with large smoking area. Friday night from 9pm to 3am it becomes a club with early shows from THE BROADZ (Rita, Sue & Miss Candee) then later shows from the cast of CIRQUE DE FREAK (Laidey, Destiny, Swish, Timmy J & NIC).

Saturday nights it becomes a club again from 9pm - 3am with early shows from NOVA & Guests followed by the cast of ELITE (Laidey, Destiny, Nathan, Chris, Cara, Jess & Kelly)

Commercial Hotel

238 Whitehall Street, Yarraville

The West’s Best Kept Secret! Open 7 nights a week with meals served every night.

DTs Hotel

164 Church Street, Richmond

DTs is Melbourne’s premiere GLBTI pub, in the traditional sense of the word pub, with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for all. Open Tuesday to Sunday.

The Glasshouse

51-55 Gipps Street, Collingwood

Presenting the most diverse cultural treats and memorable parties for fun-lovin', adventurous folks featuring cabaret, comedy, drag kings, fetish, baroque and everything in between.

The Laird Hotel

149 Gipps Street, Collingwood

The Laird Hotel is a name well recognized throughout the gay world. It's the bar a guy goes to when he wants to meet real men. Open every night.


Cnr Johnson and Brunswick Streets, Fitzroy

Libation offers a blend of bohemian flavours with the sophistication of an exquisite lounge. Open every day (from 4pm Mon - Thu; from 2pm Fri - Sun).


185 Smith Street, Fitzroy

Neverwhere aims to provide a friendly and relaxed atmosphere for everyone and is inclusive of all. Proud supporter of the GBLTIQS community. Open Thu 7pm till late; Fri 7pm - 3am; Sat 8pm - 3am; Sun 5pm - 11pm.

The Peel Hotel

Cnr Peel and Wellington Streets, Collingwood

Dance/Pop tunes with all-boy shows on Fridays and drag shows on Saturdays.

She Bar

The Glasshouse Hotel, 51-55 Gipps Street, Collingwood

She Bar is a women's only night held on the second and fourth Saturday of each month especially for Melbourne's Lesbian and Bi-women's community. She Bar provides fun and a friendly atmosphere with regular live acts, female DJs and special events.


103 Smith Street, Fitzroy

Sircuit is predominantly a gay man's bar situated in Smith Street Fitzroy (between Peel & Gertrude Streets). The bar has free entry (except for special events listed on their website). Open Wed to Sun 5pm until late. Men only on Wed, Fri & Sat.

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