Best Gay Bars In Metro Detroit

January 9, 2014 8:00 AM

Detroit has many different establishments that are popular for the LGBT community. There are all types of places to have a drink, dance or just chill and enjoy the scene. From dance clubs to dive bars and even a spot that serves drinks and a killer brunch, the Detroit area has a variety of bars that are great for meeting people and letting loose.

Aut Bar
315 Braun Court
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 994-3677

Aut Bar is a cozy establishment that offers a chill spot to chat and drink. The atmosphere is relaxed and unhurried, with artwork adorning the walls. There are tables scattered throughout, or have a seat at the bar for a little conversation. Aut Bar is renown for its stellar brunch, which draws in a wide range of patrons from near and far. A pool table is available for some friendly competition, while the patio outside is the place to be in warm weather.

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Necto Night Club
516 E. Liberty St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 994-5436

This is the place to go when you want to dance. Necto throws an amazing dance party on a weekly basis. The place is packed on Fridays, and for good reason – everyone is dancing. The crowd has so much fun on the dance floor that it’s easy to lose track of time while dancing the night away. Necto hosts a variety of themed events, but it’s unanimous that Pride Fridays are the place to be for unbeatable music and excitement. There is always a DJ spinning top 40 and dance which makes for an explosive time.

Temple Bar
2906 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-2822

The Temple Bar is a gem of a spot, located next to the notorious Masonic Temple. This area is slated for a vast overhaul, so the Temple may be experiencing changes in the near future. Step into this special bar and be prepared to have an experience like no other. Everything that goes on within these walls in something to write home about, from being buzzed through the door to the cat and dog in attendance. With its beyond friendly owner, jukebox loaded with great music and karaoke, everyone has a grand time at the Temple.

R&R Saloon
7330 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48210
(313) 849-2751

R&R Saloon is a neighborhood bar that has been around since the 70s and caters to primarily male customers. This place has a unique atmosphere that celebrates the true grit of Detroit, so patrons either love it or hate it. Here you will find cold beer, unpretentious and interesting people to meet, a table for playing pool and a place for dancing. This is a great neighborhood spot.

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1641 Middlebelt Road
Inkster, MI 48141
(734) 729-8980

Stiletto’s offers a large array of entertainment held on different evenings. There are stage performances that have an evolving cast of characters and Stiletto’s hosts events ranging from drag shows and comedians to birthday parties, dance competitions and talent contests. This place is a great spot to show off moves on the dance floor, and sometimes there is a DJ spinning hits.

After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Nicole Wrona began working with a diverse range of musicians. In addition, she is a freelance writer for numerous publications. Her work can be found at and

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