Sapphires, 114 Talbot Road FY1 3AY (01253 297740)
Replacing Klub Land, Eazy Street and
Stillies, which itself
was formerly the Mardi Gras, Sapphires is a brilliant gay drag cabaret bar and
nightclub open every evening from 5pm and Saturday and Sunday
afternoons from 2pm.
With lots of exciting things going on and often promotions
on drinks,check out its website and Facebook page or just go along, you
won't be disappointed.
Flying Handbag, 44 Queen Street FY1 2AY Tel. 01253 649155
State-of-the-Art Gay Fun Pub that is open from 11am every day. Gay. Cruisy,
but with a very good atmosphere! Fun DJs that you really don't want to take
on! Many Acts / Strippers / Drink Promotions etc. Food available from a
sensibly priced menu that should satisfy everybody. A great Fun Pub with a
Cheeky Party atmosphere, and one that's often not for the easily offended!
Also has a heated patio and a balcony outside. Mandatory!
The Flamingo, 44 Queen Street FY1 2AY Tel. 01253 649151
multi-million pound Flamingo where State-of-the-Art comes as normal and you
leave reality at the door. The Ultimate in Clubbing! Ultra-modern main dance
floor with high-tech sound and lighting. Multi-levelled venue with stylish
bar areas dotted everywhere. Themes vary throughout the week - check the
"What's On" on their website for the days you are here. Will often have
Headliners appearing at weekends and Bank Holidays. Not to be missed!
Funny Girls, 5 Dickson Road FY1 2AX Tel. 01253 649154
burlesque show bar. An evening to remember! Early booking advised! Award
Winning Entertainment and Fun with STYLE! A very popular venue which is a
must! Not a gay venue, but it does get its quota of gay people, it's here
mainly for the tourists to ogle at the famous lady-boys. Tables may prove a
bit expensive for the average gay punter, who usually favours a standing
ticket. Saturdays can often be a bit too Stag & Hen for some gay people.
BUZZ, 5 Dickson Road FY1 2AX Tel. 01253 649153
What's in a name?
Buzz, that which we've formerly called Bar B, FG2, and Boot Camp, we
understand has now closed too. Perhaps Basil should call it the Pink Rose?
Watch this space.
KAOS Bar, 38-42 Queen Street FY1 2AY Tel. 01253 318798
They claim to be
Blackpool's most exciting new Gay Bar, and who are we to argue? Formerly
Trades Bar, KAOS refurbished everything and threw its doors open to everyone
who appreciates an excellent nightclub. On the dance floor, the music really
kicks - the sound is rich and full, and you'll really appreciate the skills
of their Celebrity DJs. With "Industrial" decor, KAOS is dedicated to
clubbing, and with low Drinks Prices!
Man Bar, 25 Dickson Road FY1 2AT - Telephone etc TBA
Traditional Gay Bar with drinks offers often available and a pool
table. Serves a variety of beers, spirits and snacks and can be popular. The
Nightclub upstairs is the GROWLR CLUB for Men Only – Cruising place
with themed areas for which entry requires a wristband obtainable from the
Pepes, 92 Talbot Road FY1 1LR - (01253 626691)
It's often a mystery to
us if and when this basement venue is open, so you will need to check it out
Peek-A-Booze, 72-74 Dickson Road FY1 2AR. (07946 528153)
Cabaret/Karaoke Bar close to the heart of Blackpool's vibrant
entertainment district and its sister bar The Queen Vic, just a
stones throw from Funny Girls. Your host is Miss Cybil Du Vuax,
famous throughout the north west for her entertaining repertoire!
Topping Street FY1 3AF Tel. 01253 622036
Gay-friendly pub. Open all day
with late nights at weekends. A nice, interesting, and friendly place often
found by the tourists, but where everybody mixes well. Once known as
Blackpool's little secret. Mainly, but certainly not exclusively, frequented
by the older generation. Guest Ales, Pub Food, and usually Live
Entertainment at the weekends.
Galleon Bar, 68-70 Abingdon Street FY1 1NH Tel. 01253 751488
Where Time Out used to be, the
Galleon Bar is gay-friendly with live music (Thur-Sun) and resident
musicians. Lots of special offers, theme times, and discounts, sometimes
with food provided. Disabled friendly, even baby-changing friendly, and with
Wi-Fi internet access. Available for private daytime gatherings - office
parties, civil partnerships, etc. Looks a lot of fun! Students should
bring Student ID Card, and OAPs proof of age (bus pass will do), for any
Viva, 3 Church Street FY1 1HJ (Box Office 01253 297297)
with the tourists and not a gay venue, but when the resident
host and compere – Leye D Johns - gets going, it can be more Camp than Christmas. Award winning service, a
wonderful restaurant and sensational entertainment… all under the
same roof. Check out the website.