Malaga Gay Bars: Top 7 Queer-Friendly Bars

Spain, in general, is known for its progressiveness in LGBTQIA+ openness and rights. Malaga is no exception. It is a very open and welcoming city and you will be able to see queer couples holding hands all over town. Not only is Malaga very LGBTQIA+ friendly but it also has a rich nightlife. Although the centre of Malaga does not have the biggest gay scene, there are some fun Gay Bars in Malaga to visit. Furthermore, part of the province of Malaga is Torremolinos which is famous for having the most vibrant gay scene in Andalucia. From Malaga, it only takes 20 minutes by bus to get there.

Check out these Top 6 LGBTQIA+ friendly bars and clubs in Malaga to experience an amazing, colourful and fun night out!

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1. La Calle de Bruselas – Malaga Gay Bars

The centre of the gay scene in Malaga is in the area of Plaza de la Merced. Located there is the tapas bar La Calle de Bruselas which is considered the heart of the LGBTQIA+ scene in Malaga. This tapas bar serves traditional Andalucian tapas and drinks while being a safe space for queer folks. The place has a charming bohemian style with central European details and enchants people with its aesthetic and food. As it is an institution within the scene it cannot be left out on the list of top Malaga Gay Bars. Do not miss out on this amazing Tapas Bar in Malaga!

Location: Plaza de la Merced 16

2. El Carmen Bar

Another amazing queer-friendly bar at la Plaza de la Merced is El Carmen Bar. This comfortable and spacious bar has an incredible terrace with plenty of shade in the summer. It is the perfect place for cocktails with friends. El Carmen Bar also has a big menu offering hamburgers and tapas. Moreover, this Malaga gay bar serves as a venue for drag performances every week. Have an unforgettable night at EL Carmen Bar with delicious drinks and great live entertainment! Here you can experience the local drag scene first-hand.

Location: Plaza de la Merced 21

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3. Lola’s Copas – Malaga Gay Bars

Lola’s Copas is a rather new gay bar in Malaga. The place close to Plaza de la Merced seems rather small at the first sight. However, there is a second floor as well as a cute terrace outside. The modern and stylish interior grants this bar a good atmosphere. A welcoming atmosphere prevails in Lola’s Copas which makes it an ideal place to start a night out. Lola’s Copas is a great new addition to the gay scene in Malaga and shows that the scene is growing in the centre of city as well.

Location: Calle San Juan de Letrán 6

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4. Kipfer & Lover

A very unique and also one of the oldest Malaga gay bars in town is Kipfer & Lover. José Kipfer, the owner of the bar, is one of the most important art collectors in Malaga. The concept of his bar is a combination of the LGBTQIA+ community and the art scene. Kipfer & Lover is a popular venue for local cultural events and art exhibitions. This cosy bar, one minute from la Plaza de la Merced, gains a lot of its charm through its commitment to gay and local culture. Moreover, the outdoor area is always busy with guests enjoying their drinks as it is located in a very cute alley.

Not only the atmosphere is special but also the food is delicious. They serve unique Mediterranean combinations with a twist. Furthermore, they have an assorted list of heavenly wines. Thus, you should check out their menu!

Location: Calle San Juan de Letrán 21

5. La Comedia – Malaga Gay Bars

Since 2018 you no longer have to leave the centre to find a good gay club in Malaga. La Comedia is an amazing nightclub for everyone but particularly for queer people. Already in the logo of the club you find the rainbow flag to make it obvious and visible to guests. La Comedia is a fun space for dancing, drinking and partying all night long. Experience an unforgettable night with stunning drag queens and diverse people enjoying themselves. In La Comedia, a good time is guaranteed for people of all genders and sexual orientations. Check their calendar as they host special events with live music and performances as well.

Party until 7 am in the morning at this LGBTQIA+-friendly Discoteca in the old town of Malaga. You will not regret it!

Location:  Calle Comedias 15

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6. El Theatro

Although it is not an exclusively gay club, El Theatro is very popular among queer people in Malaga. The gay-friendly Discoteca also offers live concerts and performances. The place is also well-known for its theme parties. Due to its fun ambience, El Theatro is always crowded. It guarantees a fun experience with music, professional dancers and shows. If you enjoy live shows you should check out El Theatro in the centre of Malaga.

Location: Calle Lazcano 5

7. Donna Pub Torremolinos

While all the other gay bars beforementioned are located in the centre of Malaga, Donna Pub is in Torremolinos. Unfortunately, Malaga centre is still missing a bar preferentially focussing on lesbians. Thus, Donna Pub Torremolinos needs to be mentioned for the female gays among the queers in Andalucia. Donna Pub Torremolinos is also among the best-reviewed gay bars in Torremolinos and for many the heart of the female homosexual scene on the Costa del Sol.

Donna Pub Torremolinos is a bar and nightclub as well as a venue for theme parties, live music and dance shows. Due to all these reasons, it is considered one of the best gay clubs in the area. If you happen to go to Torremolinos, visit Donna Pub as it is a must when experiencing the gay nightlife in Andalucia.

Location: Danza Invisible, 8, Torremolinos

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