Step into the Limelight at These San Antonio LGBT-Friendly Hot Spots

San Antonio may be known as a family-friendly city, but it's also LGBT-friendly as well! There are a number of bars, clubs and restaurants for the LGBT crowd to congregate and have some fun - drinks, dancing and mingling included!

For those who have been here before, you know the best place to go is always the Bonham. This historic building in downtown has been around for decades, and its name precedes it. It has everything, from multiple dance floors and bars, to an outdoor patio, fabulous music, DJs, dancers and more! It's so good, it's not just LGBT exclusive. Everyone wants to get in on this action!

For a more low-key haunt with the added benefit of some tasty nibbles to nosh on, hop over to Sparky's. It's a great place to set the tone for an awesome evening with friends, or even a first date! However, the later the night gets, the more excitement there is to be had! 



Club Essence is one of the most entertaining clubs to visit in San Antonio, LGBT or otherwise. They have a fantastic atmosphere, a talented DJ that plays some of the best hip hop that'll keep the crowd bouncing all night long. They offer up some...  Read More

2015 Club
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2015 Club is a sexy, dim-lit neighborhood bar with three pool tables, two electronic dart boards and a digital jukebox. Typically a pretty low-key, easy-going vibe, it's a great place if you want to just chat with friends and relax and unwind....  Read More

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This fab little LGBT bar and lounge has been around for over 30 years. Located in Alamo Heights, one of San Antonio's oldest and most posh neighborhoods, you'll find that all types of people frequent this place, including straights,...  Read More

SA Country Saloon
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The SA Country Saloon is San Antonio's premier gay country and western dance bar. It's definitely the place to go if you love great old and/or new country music. The venue is enormous, very clean and the bartenders are exceptional. The patio...  Read More



This diverse LGBT venue, located along the Main St. strip, comes with several different bars – a main video bar, patio bar, Karaoke bar, and a leather/sports bar and country bar. They have a large music selection and are considered one of the...  Read More



Sparky's Pub caters to all of the LGBT community, but is a favorite among professionals. It's a great place to go for a nice glass of wine after a long day. Their wine selection is impressive, and they have a little café attached to the bar...  Read More



The warm, LGBT-friendly atmosphere abounds at this coffeehouse, where you can relax on the patio with friends from work or stake out one of Candlelight's comfy couches. Thanks to a reasonably priced but thorough selection of coffees and a range...  Read More

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One of the newest additions to the LGBT nightlife is Knockout, located along the San Antonio strip, also known as Main Avenue. Knockout is a bar, but not just a bar... it may be the first official gay sports bar in San Antonio, where you can...  Read More



Although the Bonham has progressively become more mainstream over the years, this tri-level historic dance club is a must see! The Bonham has a variety of rooms and music, from the latest in high energy circuit music as well as video, retro and...  Read More



They say they're the #1 dance club in town – God knows all the divas love to dance to the beats at the Heat, one San Antonio's classier gay clubs. Also one of the most popular clubs in San Antonio, the Heat has several dance floors, bars and...  Read More


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