Gay bars, clubs, saunas and events in Washington D.C

Gay bars and cafes

Green Lantern

Hard to find, but fun Leather/Levi bar; primarily older men. Shirtless men drink for FREE on Thursdays from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. VERY crowded during this hour. Two levels -- video downstairs, dance music DJ upstairs. Gay porn in upper video bar. NO dancefloor. No door charge.

Best on Thursday for "Shirtless Drinks" when all men who are shirtless drink rail drinks (vodka, rum, gin, etc. and mixers) for free. Friendly crowd. Different shapes and sizes (furry, big, small, all races, and everything in between).

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Green Lantern
1335 Green Court, NW
Washington D.C
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mon - thu16:00 - 02:00fri - sat16:00 - 03:00sun16:00 - 02:00
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Nellie's Sports Bar

Nellie's is becoming a MUST visit gay bar in DC. It is a great place to visit before dancing at Town or going to a concert at the 9:30 Club. Near many ethnic restaurants and other live performance venues.

Don't let the "sports bar" fool you: most of the guys here could care less about the sports... But some do. Sports "theme" and videos playing local football and baseball games. Great location to see and be seen. Terrific roofdeck bar. Serves full bar menu.

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Nellie's Sports Bar
900 U Street, NW
Washington D.C
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mon17:00 - 00:00tue - thu17:00 - 01:00fri15:00 - 03:00sat10:30 - 03:00sun10:30 - 01:00
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The Fireplace - Fireplace

Two level bar (with a real fireplace). Video bar downstairs; house/hip-hop/rap/R&B divas music upstairs; primarily African-American and those that love them.

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Fireplace
22nd and P Street, NW
Washington D.C
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mon - thu13:00 - 02:00fri - sat13:00 - 03:00sun13:00 - 02:00
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Dance

Ziegfeld's/Secrets

Drag Shows downstairs and sexy fully naked Go-Go boys upstairs. One of the few places in the United States for fully naked dancing. $10USD door charge.

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Ziegfeld's/Secrets
1824 Half Street, SW
Washington D.C
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thu21:00 - 02:00fri - sat21:00 - 03:00
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Gay sauna

Crew Club

Really nice place, a cleanest bath house I've ever been. Friendly staff, but Fridays and weekend are the busiest. So if you don't mind a locker insted of a room, no worries. it has two lounge areas for socializing or watching TV, a huge steam room and a typical size sauna room.

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Crew Club
1321 14th St, NW
Washington D.C
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Gay events

Capital pride

Gay pride festival of Washington with the gay pride parade on Saturday and the Pride Festival on Sunday.

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  • 16 - 17  Maylink icon
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Cherry

CHERRY is a high-energy weekend dance benefit with many social events and an all-night dance party that is popular with local and visitors alike. Funds generated from the events benefit a number of local nonprofits.

With a line up of international gay DJ's.

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  • 16 - 20  Aprlink icon
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DC Black Pride

Black LGBT Pride for the US capital.

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  • 22 - 25  Maylink icon
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Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend - Hyatt Regency Washington

Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend

Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend is one of the hottest leather/fetish events in North America and the world's largest leather club run. Every year thousands of Leathermen, Skins, Gearheads, Kinksters, Rubber Freaks, and even curious novices from all over the world come to the nation's capitol for a weekend of hot horny fun.

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Hyatt Regency Washington
400 New Jersey Avenue
Washington D.C
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