In June every year, Gothenburg gets all dressed up in rainbow colours during the arts and culture festival West Pride. But the city is an exciting LGBTQI destination all year round, with a wide range of clubs and bars to discover.
Bee Kök & Bar – Cosy bar and restaurant in the market hall Stora Saluhallen, often with a dj in the evening. The founders of Bee felt there was a lack of a nice LGBTQI place in Gothenburg, and so they created it themselves. Calling themselves "straight friendly" is a friendly reminder that people shouldn't be put in boxes.
Gretas – Sweden's and Gothenburg's oldest gay club with two large dance floors and a mixed crowd. Here you'll often find a dragqueen or two on stage, keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates.
Wish You Were Queer – This colour explosion of a queer club pops up at different venues in Gothenburg (and elsewhere). Creative outfits are usually rewarded, so make sure to bring some glitter and swag!
Club Snack – A gay club can be more than a schlager party, according to this club inspired by the scene in London and Berlin. Instead, the dance floor is filled with dancehall, afrobeats, hiphop and house selected by the Gothenburg's dj elite.
Club Queer – A mixed gay club at Park Lane the last Friday of every month, with two dance floors, gogo dancers and more often than not an artist on stage.
Guerrilla Queer Bar – This secret Facebook group arranges "takeovers" of various bars and clubs around town. Not a protest, just good glittery fun.
Haket – LGBTQI friendly pub with a wide range of beers on the street Första Långgatan. Check their Facebook page for the latest quizzes, beer tastings and tap takeovers.