Valencia has a big gay community which is still growing every day! The city is friendly and open-minded, people of all kinds are welcome. You can find the rainbow flag almost everywhere! For this reason, a lot of cool, gay friendly spots can be found in the city. At this page we listed our favourites of gay friendly Valencia spots!
GET YOURSELF A BEAR OR BEER
Ruzafa and El Carmen are two very gay friendly neighbourhoods in Valencia. There you will find a lot of bars to hang out and meet new people during the day and also some nice clubs if you like to party until early morning.
One of the most popular gay bars in Valencia is The Muse. Because of the good music, a super diverse audience, a nice atmosphere and the cheap drinks (shots for one euro or a caña (draft beer) for € 1.50). In front of The Muse they often hand out flyers with which you have a advantageous entrance until 2.30 at Deseo 54, the most popular gay club in Valencia! Therefore The Muse is the perfect place to start your night!
Carrer de Ruaya 48
Friday and Saturday: 22.00-04.00
Most gay bars in Valencia are aimed at men, however in Planet Valencia in Ruzafa you can find mainly women. The bar has a very relaxed atmosphere and positive energy. Have a ‘copa’ (a drink) or try one of the delicious cocktails for a small price!
Carrer de Sueca 63
Thursday until Saturday: 23.00-03.30
Bubu is a popular pub nearby the Botanical gardens and is usually packed with bears! The pub has a nice atmosphere, a crowded bar and very friendly staff! Do you like to dress up once in a while? Bubu often organizes events and themed parties. Check their Facebook page for latest updates.
Carrer del Botánic 7
Thursday until Saturday: 20.00-03.00
DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY…
The biggest gay club of Valencia is Deseo 54. Every weekend the roof is on fire! Enjoy a themed party, a famous DJ performance or just dance the night away on one of the two dance floors. This place is always fun! The music is mainly pop and commercial in one of the rooms and international house in the other room.
Tip! There are very often people handing out discount tickets in front of the club. If you enter Deseo 54 with the ticket before 02.30, you will pay less or nothing at all!
Carrer de Pepita 15
Friday and Saturday: 01.30-07.30
Pub Dakota just opened its doors in 2017 and is from the same owner as Deseo 54 nightclub, so fors ure you will have a good time here! Are you a lover of music from the last two decades, then Pub Dakota is the right spot for you. The audience mainly consist of super friendly bears who are happy to have a nice conversation.
Carrer de Sagunt 10
Friday and Saturday: 23.00-04.00
Completely in LGTB style is Picadilly Downtown Club. The place is packed with open-minded people only. Whether you like indie vibes, techno, pop or petardeo, you can find every kind of music style in this club! If you reach the second floor of Picadilly, you can experience a silent disco! Would you like to have a laugh? Take off your headphones! Every once in a while they also like to throw a gay friendly party. The dresscode? The crazier the better!
Carrer dels Tomasos 14
Thursday until Saturday: 01.15-07.30
47 Social Club
Feel like dancing the night away? 47 Social Club is the place you should be! In this gay-friendly club, which is located very close to Torres de Quart, the dancefloor is completely overloaded every weekend. Apart from the popular theme nights, they offer al kinds of music genres, like dance, retro and funky music. Not much of a dancer? Enjoy a drink on one of the sofas and get to meet some new friends! Check their Facebook page for upcoming events and tickets.
Carrer de Quart 47
Thursday until Saturday: 00:00 – 03:30
¡VAMOS A LA PLAYA!
Valencia has some beautiful beaches. Besides the popular beaches Las Arenas, Malvarossa and Playa Patacona, there is this beach called Platja de L’Arbre del Gos. You can find it a few miles outside the city, in between El Saler and Pinedo. This wonderful and clean place – it’s well-known for its safety as well – is popular within the gay community. You can find the beach behind the dunes, next to an abandoned factory. How to reach this beautiful beach? Rent one of our high-quality Dutch bikes. It’s only a thirty minute ride to Platja de L’Arbre del Gos! Or take bus 14 and get off at ‘Pinedo’.
VALENCIA GAY PRIDE
At the end of June, the streets of Valencia will be filled with rainbow colours! It’s time for the Valencia Gay Pride Parade! The LGTB Pride Festival usually has lots of color and music, a perfect way to end your day dancing at Plaza Ayuntamiento! Besides the parade and the festival right after that, many events will be organized during the months of May and June. What to think of a film festival with special movies and short videos. Also a lot of bars and clubs in Valencia will host some kind of special event concerning the Gay Pride.
When you’re planning to stay in Valencia, a place to sleep would be nice! Because Valencia is a very gay friendly and open-minded city, you will have no problem finding a perfect hotel, hostel, apartment or other get-away. Once Upon a Bike has listed her two favourites for you! Of course, you can have a look at other accommodations as well.
Once shot colon
– From € 67 per night
Just 10 minutes away from the old city centre of Valencia, you’ll find this trendy hotel. The hotel owns its popularity due to their great location, generous service and interior. You won’t need a bike if you’re staying here, because you can practically walk to most of the places!
More information about this hotel, actual prices and the booking
Singular stays parque central
– From € 120 for two nights
The Singular Stays offers very comfortable appartments in the beautiful and lively neighbourhood Ruzafa. The rooms have a very beautiful interior and even a complete kitchenette. If you feel like going out to eat, Ruzafa offers the best restaurants and bars to enjoy a meal and have a drink after. The old city centre is only 400 metres away!
More information about this hotel, actual prices and the booking
–Are you excited to learn more about Ruzafa (or Canovas), one of the most gay friendly neighbourhoods of Valencia? Get yourself the walking guide Ruzafa&Canovas and get to know more about artistic Ruzafa, boutique shops, cool concepts and great places to eat!
– Do you want to know what other activities or places you can do or visit in the city? These Top 10 things to do and see in Valencia will definitely help you decide.
– Want to know what’s happening in the city while you are around? Take a look at our up to date calender!