weekday from 17:00
weekend Sat from 17:00; Sun from 16:00
Australia’s longest-running exclusively gay bar/hotel. The Laird is widely known as a gay institution – to the extent that it has been granted permission by Victoria’s Anti-Discrimination Board to operate a men-only policy.
The Laird caters to a wide range of men but is particularly popular with the leather, bear and alternative crowd. Different theme each week, from a relaxed and informal pool competition to a hardcore event with dress code.
Check Laird’s website for agenda.
+61 3 9428 5724 |
weekday Tue 18:00 - 00:00; Wed,Thu 16:00 - 01:00
weekend 16:00 - 01:00; Sun 14:00 - 22:00
Looking for a more traditional bar, offering nothing more than a decent pint and a warm welcome? Then DT’s Pub could be for you.
In reality, DT’s does offer more than just drinks, with regular special events, from quiz nights to BBQ’s in the garden. Closed on Mondays.
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weekday Tue,Thu 17:00 - 23:00
weekend Fri,Sat 17:00 - 03:00; Sun 17:00 - 23:00
A boutique cabaret bar on Smith Street in the heart of the Melbourne gay village. The bar hosts weekly drag queen shows, boylesque shows and burlesque nights.
The 86 serves a crowd-pleasing choice of 42 in-house cocktail, and there is a late night dance floor. Regular special deals on pizzas and beers. Closed Mondays and Wednesdays.
weekday Thu 23:00 - 05:00
weekend Fri,Sat 23:00 - 07:00
Gayer than ever since the change in door policy. The PEEL, now exempt from the Anti-Discrimination Act, is a predominately gay male venue that has been around for over 25 years.
There are 3 bars, a dance floor and a courtyard. Open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with regular special events and drag acts. Age-check ID required (for travellers, this means your passport), and dress appropriately.
weekday 12:00 - 00:00
weekend 12:00 - 00:00
Prince Public Bar (P.P.B.) has been attracting gay customers since 1937. Indeed, some of the current customers have been regulars for the past 40 years.
Located in St Kilda area, the venue hosts regular live music and other performances – check their Facebook page for the latest updates.
This laid-back bar & restaurant at The Railway Hotel usually caters to a mixed crowd, but Sunday afternoons are popular with gay customers.
Located near the Windsor station, the hotel also has a 24-hour bottle shop.