Although male homosexual sex is still illegal in Singapore, since 2007, homosexuality has been more openly tolerated and the LGBTQI+ community are entitled to their private lives. So, even if you are straight, Gay Pride is something you should embrace. And excitingly, Singapore’s gay nightlife scene has evolved in recent years to become one of the greatest in Asia. So we tracked down the most diverse and fun gay bars for you all to enjoy this June. Happy Pride!
1. Dorothy’s Bar
You’ll find this gem of a spot in Chinatown, and it is the oldest location for a gay bar, being in business for 21 years. Feel right at home in a cosy and wild setting, with the friendliest bartenders on the planet, who are ready to have a laugh with you. It’s the perfect hangout day or night, while knocking back some cocktails or indulging on bar food.
📍 13A Trengganu St, Singapore 058467
2. Out Bar
Groove to excellent dance tunes in Mandarin, Chinese and English from guest DJs, while you take advantage of daily Happy Hour. Certainly, this Hollywood-inspired bar is the perfect gay hangout with friends.
📍 43 Neil Rd, Singapore 088825
3. May Wong’s Café
This 5-star hotspot is one of the greatest party places. Interestingly, it’s inspired by Hollywood Asian actress Anna May Wong. Lose yourself to the music among plenty of entertainment, from darts to pool and much more. Be sure to order one of their sweet concoctions to send your tastebuds into overdrive.
📍 Neil Rd, 78A, Singapore 088841
4. Tantric Bar
This sister joint to May Wong’s is no stranger to the gay community. With an intense weekend crowd, party-goers feel buzzed while bouncing to pop tunes. Expect a mixed crowd but in a fun welcoming environment. There’s an outdoor and indoor area so plenty of opportunities to mix and get to know people. Indeed, one of the best gay bars in Singapore.
📍 80A Neil Rd, Singapore 088842
5. Backstage Bar
Next to Tantric and May Wong’s, you’ll find this LGBTQI-friendly bar, which is also owned by Home Of The Blue Spin. You’ll feel right at home as you walk up to the entrance, and see the large rainbow flag proudly swinging. It offers the perfect blend of culture, nightlife and classy cocktails. So, if you love a bit of glitz and glamour, this hangout is the place for you.
📍 80 Neil Rd, Singapore 088842
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