Gay Bars

Trivago ranked Milwaukee as one of the top 10 "Under the Gaydar Cities" (2016), and gay travelers are frequently surprised by all that the city has to offer. With a wide variety of gay nightlife options (from dance clubs to corner bars), one of the nation's largest and longest-running pride events and Midwestern hospitality that extends to everyone, you have to come see for yourself!

  1. Hamburger Mary’s

    Drag Burger Joint

    Hamburger Mary’s

    If you're looking for a good time day OR night, Hamburger Mary's is home to Milwaukee's premier drag revue on Friday and Saturday nights, plus Drag Brunch on Sunday, Drag Queen Bingo and more!

    730-734 S 5th St
    Milwaukee, WI • 53204
    (414) 488-2555
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  2. This is It!

    Old-Fashioned Gay Bar

    This is It!

    Fondly known by locals as "TITS," this is the oldest continually operating gay bar in the state of Wisconsin! An old-fashioned gay bar with a bit of a divey feel, come and kick back with a few drinks and a few friends.

    418 E Wells St
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 278-9192
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  3. Harbor Room

    Leather Bar

    Harbor Room

    Milwaukee’s premier leather bar – half-priced drinks for shirtless men! All are welcome to come play some pool and socialize.

    117 E Greenfield Ave
    Milwaukee, WI • 53204
    (414) 672-7988
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  4. Kruz

    Great Patio


    This lively gay hotspot in the Harbor District boasts one of the city’s best patios.

    354 E National Ave
    Milwaukee, WI • 53204
    (414) 272-5789
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  5. La Cage

    Dance Club

    La Cage

    Two dance floors, four bars, mega video screens, drag shows and theme nights keep the fun going all night long at the largest gay dance club in Wisconsin.

    801 S 2nd St
    Milwaukee, WI • 53204
    (414) 383-8330
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  6. Walker's Pint

    Lesbian Bar

    Walker's Pint

    Named in Lonely Planet's "Best Lesbian Bars in the US", this tavern is known as the “Cheers” of women’s bars in Milwaukee.

    818 S 2nd St
    Milwaukee, WI • 53204
    (414) 643-7468
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  7. Woody’s

    Gay Sports Bar


    A casual neighborhood spot that has been described as a “gay sports bar” – this is the place if you’re hoping to catch the Packers game!

    1579 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204
    Milwaukee, WI • 53204
    (414) 672-0806
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