Best Gay Bars In Detroit

September 5, 2011 10:34 AM

Metro Detroit is a diverse place to live and have fun. For those of you looking for the best Gay friendly establishments around town, here are the top six to consider including Menjo’s Complex, Rainbow Room, Gigi’s and more. -Jamie Hughes
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Menjo’s Complex

928 West McNichols
Detroit, MI 48203

If it’s seven nights of fun you require, Menjo’s can provide all that and more.
All seven nights can have you dancing on the dance floor with two giant video screens that play the latest releases. Thursdays are very special as DJ John Cruz and Host Sabin turn college night into a party that could match any in New York or Hollywood. LGBT friendly.

Rainbow Room

6640 East 8 Mile Road
Detroit, MI 48234

Club Rainbow is great spot for all to enjoy time with good friends, and a place to make new friends. Newer members to the LGBT community can feel welcome. Like Cheers, you can be yourself at Club Rainbow. Friday and Saturday nights, don’t miss the mini show at 11pm with the finest female impersonation in the Midwest. Dancing is a must, both before and after the show. LGBT friendly.


16920 West Warren
Detroit, MI 48228

Catch nightly entertainment at Gigi’s. Start your Monday nights out with hot male dancers, DJ Chico & the boys. Wednesdays are open mic night with the T-Girls. Thursday’s are a shopper’s delight with a Jewelry Box Review with Destiny Hunter, and Friday nights, hot male dancers with DJ Chico & the boys are back. Saturday nights you can catch Nickki Stevens in the Cabaret Roo. Wrap up your weekend Sunday evening by showing off your singing skills with Karaoke hosted by Karen. LGBT friendly.

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205 West 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48220
SOHO Ferndale on Facebook

SOHO is great place to get to know someone you may have met at one of those louder clubs. Saturdays they will let you dance, but you can also spend one-on-one time with that special someone without fear of interruption. LGBT friendly.

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Club 9

141 West 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48220

Leather nights are one of the many highlights at this club. 9 is often referred too by many in the Gay community as being one of the best Gay bars. Open only on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, it’s the weekends that create a dance fever in Ferndale. In fact, the music sometimes spills into the Ferndale streets in the late hours. LGBT friendly.


1641 Middlebelt
Inkster, MI 48234

Stilettos caters to the south side crowd and is a long established nightclub in the Gay and Lesbian community. Stilettos offers two bars in one, a fabulous stage/showbar on one side, and a hopping dance club on the other. Nightly entertainment offerings include Michigan’s hottest male and female impersonators. Stilettos’ relaxed and friendly atmosphere will make you feel welcome, and the staff will take care of all of your needs. Stilettos is one of the only clubs in Michigan which caters to a Lesbian clientele. While ‘everyone’ is welcome, hundreds of women gather here on Saturday nights to dance and mingle. LGBT friendly.

Jamie Hughes is a member of the LGT community in Metro Detroit. She grew up in Michigan and currently resides in Madison Heights.

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