Does Austin have a gay district? Unlike many places, which have only one or two areas known as ‘gay districts,’ Austin’s LGBTQ residents are truly everywhere. And proud of it! We’ve also helped to build, renew and revitalize many of the city’s most popular, vibrant neighborhoods.
What’s the gay area in Austin? There are several gay bars centered in the Downtown Warehouse District. Don’t miss Highland Lounge, Oilcan Harry’s (a drag queen destination for more than 25 years), the upscale Rain on 4th and The Iron Bear for a Tito’s cocktail, cold beer, drag shows and dancing to live DJs.
Where can I meet gays in Austin?
- Oilcan Harry’s. 2.8 mi. 151 reviews. $$ Gay Bars. 211 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701. (512) 351-8423.
- Rain on 4th. 2.8 mi. 189 reviews. $$ Gay Bars, Dance Clubs. 217 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701. (512) 494-1150.
- Cheer Up Charlies. 2.8 mi. 129 reviews. $$ Dive Bars, Gay Bars. 900 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701.
How is the gay scene in Austin Texas? Austin doesn’t have a dominant gay neighborhood because the gay scene is integrated throughout the city. However, East Austin is known as an LGBTQ hotspot is due to its proximity to the downtown area, hikes and trails, restaurants, bars, and entertainment.