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These are the best gay bars in Dallas

A rainbow crosswalk in the Oak Lawn neighborhood of Dallas. Photo via

Deep in the heart of Texas is one of the largest LGBTQ+ populations in the country. Dallas is home to the world’s largest LGBTQ+ church, the Cathedral of Hope, and has a thriving and prosperous community. Additionally, Dallas hosts some wonderful LGBTQ+ events and festivals. Whether visiting town or planning a big move, you’ll find welcoming folks and tons to do. Here are some of the most exciting spots to hit up in town. 

Horse around at Club Stallions

Club Stallions

Dark and moody bar with cute dancers 11311 Harry Hines Blvd · Dallas, TX 75229
(972) 997-1493

This exclusive strip club is members-only and home to some of the sexiest dancers in Texas. Membership gives you VIP access. Take advantage of the store!

Friendly bears are through the Hidden Door

Hidden Door

Diverse crowd with a tinge of leather 5025 Bowser Ave · Dallas, TX 75209
(214) 526-0620

Offering a welcoming atmosphere with friendly locals, this inclusive dive is a laid-back spot for a beer and a game of pool. Even though this is primarily a bear bar, everyone is encouraged to stop by, relax on the patio, and chat. 

JR’s Bar and Grill is so popular they’re nationwide

JR’s Bar and Grill

Extremely popular spot at the center of it all 3923 Cedar Springs Rd · Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 528-1004

As one of Oak Lawn’s longest-standing watering holes, JR’s offers a wide range of unique events and experiences. Spend the evening overlooking the street from the New Orleans-style balcony while enjoying fresh onion rings and beer. 

Heat up at Kaliente


Dance club with Latin flavor 4350 Maple Ave · Dallas, TX 75219
(469) 556-1395

This Latin-inspired club attracts a huge crowd every night for dancing and drinking. With drag shows and karaoke nights, there is never a dull moment at this larger-than-life nightclub. Gay-owned and operated, Kaliente is one of the hottest dance clubs in Dallas. 

Dig deep at The Mining Company

The Mining Company

A gay institution 3903 Cedar Spring Rd · Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 614-6018

Come for the cute dancers, stay for the great music and wild vibes. Considered one of the hottest places to dance in Oak Lawn, the Mining Company has garnered a strong reputation in the gay clubbing scene. With flirty bartenders, yummy eye candy, and a slew of fun contests, any night is bound to be a blast.

 Yeehaw! Round ’em up!

Round-Up Saloon

Country bar and dance hall 3912 Cedar Springs Rd · Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 522-9611

Dust off your cowboy boots and hat. We’re goin’ line dancing! The floor is always packed with a fun mixed crowd, and the six bars on site are all staffed by the sexiest cowboys in Texas. Dubbed the home of the good time, Round-Up Saloon will quickly become your favorite spot for a night on the town. 

Station 4 should actually be Station 14

Station 4

Massive dance club and drag lounge 3911 Cedar Springs Rd · Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 526-7171

Station 4 is Dallas’ premiere party spot. The sprawling gay mecca houses 14 different bars, so staying hydrated is a breeze. Check out the calendar for weekly events, bingo, and show-stopping drag performances. 

The Tin Room goes for the gold

Tin Room

18+ club with gogo dancers 2514 Hudnall St · Dallas, TX 75235
(214) 526-6365

Attracting hunky 30-year-olds and offers some of the best go-go dancers in town, Tin Room is a hotspot for some casual fun. This popular dive is always packed with a friendly crowd, and the bartenders will always make sure you feel cared for. 

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