Gay bars, clubs, saunas and events in Melbourne

Gay bars and cafes

The 86 gay cabaret show bar

The 86 is a gay cabaret show bar

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The 86
185 Smith St, Fitzroy
Fitzroy, Melbourne
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mon18:30 - 00:00thu20:00 - 03:00fri - sat19:00 - 03:00
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The Laird

Generally a masculine crowd / leather crowd on selected Saturday nights / bear crowd. Can be very mixed including younger on Friday nights

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The Laird
149 Gipps St, Abbotsford
Melbourne
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mon - tue17:00 - 23:00wed - thu17:00 - 00:00fri - sat17:00 - 02:00sun16:00 - 22:30
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Gay dance clubs

POOF DOOF

A gay club open Saturday nights with a big dance floor and bar. Opens at 11 but gets really busy around 12:30am great music, great vibe, great crowd! The music is a fusion of underground house, and a few scattered camp numbers to get the crowd going. Hot bar staff, sunken dance floor and amazing laser show. The vibe is upbeat. You'll find cheeky drag queens having a boogie and eccentrically dressed patrons showing their true colours. Get in for a cheaper price at the door by saying 'Jack's List'

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POOF DOOF
386 Chapel Street
Melbourne
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sat22:30 - 07:00
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The Peel

One of Melbourne's oldest gay bars. Expect top 40 and retro hits, plenty to sing to, but not a lot of club tracks. Thursday nights sees a younger, twinky crowd, and picks up from 1am. Friday and Saturdays tend to pack out after other venues close - all roads lead to the Peel, as the advertising says! Has a 24/7 license, so closing times are approximate, if they're busy they stay open later, although entry is not guaranteed late at night. Shows before midnight on Saturdays.

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The Peel
Corner Peel and Wellington Streets, Collingwood
Collingwood, Melbourne
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fri - sat22:00 - 07:00
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Gay sauna

Subway Sauna

lunch trade is busy from office workers and students, mid afternoon is busy with tradesmen mixed clientele, lots of variety to satisfy many needs

Facilities include steam room, dry sauna, spa, lockable rooms, glory holes, dark rooms, cruising maze and video lounge

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Subway Sauna
Flinders Street 363-397
Melbourne
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mon - sun24h
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Wet on Wellington

Wet gay Sauna. Gay men only except for swingers nights as advertised

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Wet on Wellington
162 Wellington St, Collingwood
Collingwood, Melbourne
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mon12:00 - 01:00tue - thu12:00 - 02:00fri - sun24h
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Gay cruise bars and clubs

Club 80

Huge, three story sex club, one of the biggest in the world, 30+ private rooms with beds, massive group areas, free softdrinks and coffee in lounge, free net cafe, large screen hollywood movies. No bar, no sauna here.

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Club 80
10 Peel St, Collingwood
Collingwood, Melbourne
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mon - thu12:00 - 06:00fri - sat12:00 - 08:00sun12:00 - 06:00
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Sircuit

Mixed gay bar

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Sircuit
103 Smith St, Fitzroy/Collingwood
Collingwood, Melbourne
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wed - thu21:00 - 03:00fri18:30 - 03:00sat - sun21:00 - 03:00
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Gayfriendly places

The Railway

Mixed crowd but generally gay on Sunday afternoons from about 3pm until late.

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The Railway
29 Chapel St, Windsor
Melbourne
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Gay events

Midsumma

logo Midsumma

International Gay & Lesbian Festival in Melbourne.

With around 150 events over three weeks of leading performing arts, euphoric dance parties, stunning visual art exhibitions, engaging community events and so much more, you're spoilt for choice!

The Midsumma opening day offers a grand outdoor Carnival and T-dance.

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Various locations
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