Bars & Nightclubs

A list of bars, lounges, and nightclubs for the LGBTQ community, aka “Gay Bars”.  We generally do not list establishments that claim to be “gay-friendly” or have only an occasional gay-themed event.

Updated July 2017

Name / website linkStreet Address/MapState/CitySocial Link
NameStreet Address/MapState/CitySocial Link
O.Henry's237 Haywood StNC, AshevilleFacebook
Scandals11 Grove StreetNC, AshevilleFacebook
Chasers3217 The PlazaNC, CharlotteFacebook
Bar Argon4454 South BlvdNC, CharlotteFacebook
Sidelines Sports Bar4544 South BlvdNC, CharlotteFacebook
The Bar at 316316 Rensselaer AveNC, CharlotteFacebook
The Nickel Bar2817 Rozzelles Ferry RdNC, CharlotteFacebook
The Scorpio2301 Freedom DriveNC, CharlotteFacebook
Woodshed Lounge4000 Queen City DrNC, CharlotteFacebook
The Bar Durham711 Rigsbee AveNC, DurhamFacebook
Chemistry2901 Spring Garden StreetNC, GreensboroFacebook
The Q Bar708 W Market StNC, GreensboroFacebook
Club Cabaret101 N Center StNC, HickoryFacebook
Flex Raleigh2 S. West StNC, RaleighFacebook
Legends330 West Hargett StreetNC, RaleighFacebook
Ibiza118 Market StNC, WilmingtonFacebook
Connections Niteclub1379 Ashley River RdSC, CharlestonFacebook
De'Ja Vu II4628 Spruill AveSC, CharlestonFacebook
Dudley's On Ann42 Ann StSC, CharlestonFacebook
PT's 11091109 Assembly StSC. ColumbiaFacebook
The Capital Club1002 Gervais StSC, ColumbiaFacebook
St George503 8th Ave NSC, Myrtle BeachFacebook
Pulse Ultra Club2701 S Kings HwySC, Myrtle BeachFacebook
The Hideaway405 Baskins Rd ESC, Rock HillFacebook
Club South 299112 Warren H Abernathy HwySC, SpartanburgFacebook


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Recently Closed:

North Carolina

  • Charlotte
    • Cathode Azure (2016)
    • L4 Lounge (2017)
  • Raleigh
    • Above and Beyond Ultra (2015)
    • Fifteen (2016)

South Carolina

  • Aiken
    • Marlboro Station (2015)
  • Charleston
    • Club Pantheon (2016)
    • Cure Nightclub (2016)