LGBTQ+ Bars & Nightlife in St. Pete, Clearwater

When the sun goes down in the St. Pete/Clearwater area, the night lights up with entertainment, bars and other venues.

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The Grand Central District in St. Pete is home to many gay-friendly bars and restaurants.

Kick back and relax or dance the night away—the choice is yours. Gay-friendly destinations range from hipster havens to drinking dives and offerings include everything from cocktails and high-end cuisine to jukeboxes, pool and drag shows. Most LGBTQ+ nightspots are concentrated west of downtown in the Grand Central District, but others can be found in the beach communities and nearby cities of Clearwater and DunedIn. Expect to find a full range of ages, styles and orientations.

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Party with drag queens at Blur Nightclub

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Blur Nightclub is located just north of Clearwater in the quaint town of Dunedin. Tuesday is gay-friendly night featuring—you guessed it—drag queen bingo. Friday nights, you'll love the female impersonators show, featuring some of Tampa Bay's best known performers.

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Sip and savor at Swingers Patio Bar & Grill

A couple men greet friends at a LGBT+ Bar and Restaurant

The Grand Central District in St. Pete is home to many gay-friendly bars and restaurants.

Formerly The Queen's Head, this bar and restaurant is based in a former gas station in the Grand Central District. Enjoy a spacious outdoor patio (with swings!) and an impressive menu of flatbreads, wraps, burgers and tacos, as well as signature cocktails.

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Get Treated Like a Local at the Pro Shop Pub

One of downtown Clearwater’s oldest businesses (celebrating 38 years in 2014), this small bar may have a pool table and a juke box, but its main draw is the people. The staff members at Pro Shop Pub are known for their friendliness and they attract a robust crowd of regulars, both gay and straight. The daily specials are also a potent hook: Fridays bring well drinks for just $1.50.

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Go Clubbing At Enigma

A drag-queen performer at the Enigma night club in St. Pete

Catch a drag show at Enigma Night Club, an LGBTQ bar in St. Pete's Edge District.

St. Pete's newest dance club and bar brings a fun and colorful vibe to The Edge District. You'll find all-day drink specials, friendly bartenders and---depending on the day---drag shows and talent contests. It's easy to fall into the beat and hit the dance floor, but there's also plenty of outdoor space to catch up with friends.

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Kick Back At Punky's

Two women share a meal at Punky's Bar & Grill

Punky's is a LGBTQ-owned neighborhood restaurant and bar on Central Ave.

This gay-owned bar and grill has created a huge local following in a short time thanks to it's welcoming vibe, laid-back atmosphere and prime location in the Grand Central District in St. Pete. The outdoor patio bar, complete with cornhole, goes well with its all-day Happy Hour. Oh, and there's always a long list of events, like Leather Bingo, live music or karoke.

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Stiff drinks at Cocktail St. Pete

COCKtail features stiff drinks, hard liquor, raging good times ... and a fair share of innuendos! Enjoy a great happy hour with two for one drinks Tuesday through Saturday from noon until 9 p.m. and on Sundays from noon until 3 a.m.

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Get Naughty at The Saint

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If Cocktail is where the party gets started, it's sister speakeasy, The Saint, is where the after-party continues. Behind a red door on a side street in the Grand Central District, The Saint serves a deadly-sin selection of cocktails. As a true speakeasy, there is a entry process each time you visit, so be sure to follow their Instagram stories for the "sin" that gets you in. 

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Sing and Dance at The Garage on Central Avenue

The Garage on Central Avenue is another bar located in St. Pete's Grand Central District. Enjoy dance music nights, drag shows, exotic drinks and friendly bartenders. The Garage on Central Avenue also offers karaoke Thursday and Saturday nights.

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Quench your thirst at Quench Lounge

Quench Lounge in Largo is sexy and welcoming. Quench specializes in parties, special occasions and fundraising events. Enjoy comedy nights, drag queen shows and bingo, karaoke, dance nights and more.