Where to Party with the LGBT Crowd in the Fort Myers Area



Successfully finding a gay club in an unfamiliar city can be trying, especially in the Fort Myers area. At a time when more attention and acceptance has been given to LGBT community nationwide you might think the number of clubs and establishments catering to the crowd would have increased. Instead, at least in the Fort Myers area, the number has actually decreased--significantly.

Some in the community claim victory, citing more acceptance in mainstream clubs, regardless of sexual orientation.

Operating a restaurant, bar or lounge is challenging. The fact that so many have closed over the years in Southwest Florida is no reflection on the interest, activism or size of the LGBT community. 

There are a number of bars hosting activities to draw both straight and gay patrons, with things like drag shows and drag queen bingo. However, the two most consistent gay bars in the area are Rascals in Fort Myers and Cruisers in Cape Coral. Find more about both here and rest assured that when the rumors of new clubs become reality, we'll update you ASAP.


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Found on the main drag (pun intended) of Cape Coral's downtown entertainment strip, Cruisers is housed in an old liquor store. More of a lounge than a club, this laid back spot offers patrons more than just a bar with cold drinks and good...  Read More




Rascals has a sizable bar, video screens and a large outdoor patio if you prefer fresh air and easier conversation. Calling itself a neighborhood bar with a gay flag, Rascals is more than a place to get a cold drink and listen to good music. The...  Read More


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