Gay Clubs



Successfully finding a gay club in an unfamiliar city can be trying. That's why 10Best has sought out the top candidates in Indianapolis, detailing their clientele, music, and atmosphere. We let you know which ones cater to gay men or lesbians, what kinds of shows and entertainments they host, and what tracks the DJs spin. To tap into one of the most popular clubs in the area according to 10Best readers, head to Talbott Street. It's a telling example of what you can expect when you go out in Indianapolis.



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Indy Metro
Zonie's Closet


 

Whatever your relationship with the proverbial “closet,” you're sure to have a blast at Zonie's, where the glitz and glamour of a high-end club meet the down-to-earth sincerity of a neighborhood gay bar. Within the club's sparkling walls, patrons delight in fabulous original drag performances by some of the city's most talented and kindhearted royalty. Meanwhile, a dedicated DJ rocks the room as sensational bartenders offer the perfect drink trifecta: cheap, strong and downright delicious.


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Chatham Arch
Metro


 

Whether you're looking for delicious after-work drinks and dishes, a relaxed pool tournament or a raucous round of karaoke, this gay nightlife complex is where you want to be. Regular or newbie, gay or straight, all are welcome at Metro, where the crowd is kind, barkeeps are generous and music is irresistibly danceable. Visitors can chat on the cozy patio before shaking it in the neon-lit upstairs club or venturing into the on-site sex shop.


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The Varsity Lounge


 

The oldest gay bar in Indianapolis and one of the longest running in the nation, The Varsity Lounge offers a fantastic sense of history, so make sure to soak it all up along with the unbelievably cheap drink specials. The unassuming hangout also boasts a mouthwatering menu of tasty bar fare, multiple flat screen TVs, occasional live music and an amiable crowd, creating a uniquely jovial atmosphere enjoyed by patrons of all sexualities and backgrounds.


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Downtown Olly's


 

Charming, welcoming and delightfully low-key, this gay-friendly sports bar is the perfect spot to unwind with cheap drinks and scrumptious pub grub while enjoying the convivial company of a diverse crowd of patrons. Visitors can also cheer on the Colts between handfuls of free popcorn or participate in vivacious events ranging from sing-alongs and karaoke to poker and dart tournaments. Thursday through Sunday, Olly's is open 24 hours, so feel free to stay for breakfast!


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