Dallas Nightlife has lots to offer Gay and Lesbian Travelers

Dallas at nightDallas has a thriving LGBT community and is one of the gay-friendliest cities in the United States. The city boasts two gay neighborhoods both close to the Downtown area. In the 1980′s gay activism in Dallas started in the Oak Lawn district on Cedar Springs Road and Throckmorton Street, known as ‘the crossroads’. More recently the Bishop Arts District has become very popular with the gay and lesbian community, located just southwest of downtown, and bustles with art galleries, restaurants and shops.

Gay and lesbian nightlife options are plentiful with over 25 bars and clubs, many of which can be found in the Oak Lawn neighborhood.

BJ’s NXS is Uptown’s newest ┬ámale entertainment venue with Dallas’ hottest dancers and featuring a male revue on Friday and Saturday nights.

Dallas Eagle has been in existence since 1995 and is the city’s leading leather bar. It recently moved to a larger venue with a huge outdoor patio area. The Eagle is home to Leather Knights along with NLA:Dallas, Discipline Corps, Lone Star Cigar Men, Eagle Bears and the Dallas Bears.

The Hidden Door is a neighborhood gay bar that celebrated its 30th anniversary last year. It is home to a number of clubs including the Dallas Buddies, DMC, Firedancers, S.L.U.T.S., T Bears and TGRA.

Brick/Joe’s caters to a mixed crowd with adult entertainment and go-go dancers.

Kaliente offers fun and late night partying, Latin style, with great dancing.

Klub Hot is the first latino male and female dance club in Dallas.

Pekers is a friendly neighborhood bar that occasionally offers entertainment and karaoke from time to time.

Sisters Club at 4025 Maple is a neighborhood lesbian bar.

Party at the Block offers five amazing venues in the Oak Lawn district of Dallas. For 40 years they have been the center of gay Dallas, and are well known for the legendary Hallween street party, and the annual Pride Parade.

Sue Ellen’s is one of the venues in Party at the Block which offers two floors of fun for women. The Vixen Lounge offers live music, or you can chill in the Lipstick Lounge. Sue Ellen’s also has pool tables and several patios to hang out with friends.

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