Cologne Gay Guide

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Accommodation

Prices on this page indicate the approx. range throughout the year (per night and room for 1-2 people). During trade fairs or large events rates may be higher.

ebab
Inexpensive gay private accommodation service with approx. 60 objects in Cologne
ebab (›enjoy bed and breakfast‹) is the leading private accommodation service for gays and lesbians in Europe and an inexpensive alternative to hotels.
Pinkhomecologne
Guesthouse, gay-friendly. 45–110 €
[ Pinkhomecologne - Map ] Domstraße 64 [U: Breslauer Platz/Hauptbahnhof, Ebertplatz]
With 4 guest rooms, 2 shared baths, a kitchen and a patio.
Free coffee, tea and Wi-Fi.
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Cafes

Barceloneta
From 17:00
[ Barceloneta - Map ] Pipinstraße 5 / Vor Sankt Martin 12 [U: Heumarkt]
Small Tapas bar in the Old Town, next to the gay bars Barcelon and Baustelle 4U.
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Bastard
Daily 11:00 – 01:00; Fri, Sat till 03:00
[ Bastard - Map ] Friesenwall 29 [U: Rudolfplatz, Friesenplatz]
+49 (0)221-4207777
Relaxed atmosphere. Very popular especially in summer with the patio.
Wi-Fi Internet access.
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Café era
Mon-Thu 10:00 – 01:00; Fri, Sat 10:00 – 02:00; Sun 11:00 – 24:00
[ Café era - Map ] Friesenwall 26 / Kettengasse [U: Rudolfplatz]
+49 (0)221-16934430; www.cafeera.de
Gay cafe in modern design (›era‹ is Spanish for ›zeitgeist‹).
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Café RICO
Mon-Fri 09:30 – 21:00; Sat 09:00 – 20:00; Sun 10:00 – 20:00
[ Café RICO - Map ] Mittelstraße 31-33 [U: Rudolfplatz]
+49 (0)221-2405364; Facebook page
Gay-friendly. Popular with the shoppers from the fashion & design shopping streets around.
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Restaurants

Brennerei Weiß
Mon-Fri from 17:00; Sat from 12:00; Sun from 14:00
[ Brennerei Weiß - Map ] Hahnenstraße 22 [U: Rudolfplatz]
+49 (0)221-82820191; www.brennereiweiss.de
One of the most famous venues in Cologne's gay scene. If you are tired of all the new stylish restaurants, this rustic German restaurant will surprise you. Includes a bar which becomes busy at night and beer benches outside on the street in summer.
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Bars & Pubs

Barcelon
Tue-Thu 17:00 – 01:00; Fri 17:00 – 03:00; Sat 14:00 – 03:00; Sun 14:00 – 01:00
[ Barcelon - Map ] Pipinstraße 3 [U: Heumarkt]
Friendly gay bar in the Old Town, with a touch of Mediterranean ambience.
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Barceloneta
From 17:00
[ Barceloneta - Map ] Pipinstraße 5 / Vor Sankt Martin 12 [U: Heumarkt]
Small Tapas bar in the Old Town, next to the gay bars Barcelon and Baustelle 4U.
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Baustelle 4U
Daily 17:00 – 01:00 (in summer from 16:00)
[ Baustelle 4U - Map ] Pipinstraße 5 [U: Heumarkt]
+49 (0)221-16829711; www.baustelle4u.de
Popular gay bar in the Old Town of Cologne.
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Brennerei Weiß
Mon-Fri from 17:00; Sat from 12:00; Sun from 14:00
[ Brennerei Weiß - Map ] Hahnenstraße 22 [U: Rudolfplatz]
+49 (0)221-82820191; www.brennereiweiss.de
One of the most famous venues in Cologne's gay scene. If you are tired of all the new stylish restaurants, this rustic German restaurant will surprise you. Includes a bar which becomes busy at night and beer benches outside on the street in summer.
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Clip
Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat from 22:00
[ Clip - Map ] Stephanstraße 4 [U: Heumarkt]
+49 (0)221-29436964; www.clip-cologne.com
Bar with mainly younger clientele. Tuesday and Thursday karaoke.
Friday and Saturday from 23:00 with disco in the basement.
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Club 21
Tue-Sun 20:00 – 03:00; Fri, Sat till 05:00
[ Club 21 - Map ] Hohe Pforte 13-17 [U: Heumarkt, Poststraße, Neumarkt]
+49 (0)221-99377920
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Cox
Tue-Thu 20:00 – 01:00; Fri, Sat 20:00 – 03:00
[ Cox - Map ] Mühlenbach 53 [U: Heumarkt]
+49 (0)221-67764460; www.cox-cologne.de
Cologne's gay bar for bears & friends.
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ExCorner
Daily 19:00 – open end
[ ExCorner - Map ] Schaafenstraße 57-59 [U: Rudolfplatz]
+49 (0)221-2336060
Very popular gay bar since many years.
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Exile
Fri, Sat 21:00 – 05:00
[ Exile - Map ] Schaafenstraße 61 A [U: Rudolfplatz]
+49 (0)221-67770578
Gay lounge bar, usually very crowded at night.
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Iron
Tue-Thu 18:00 – 02:00; Fri, Sat 20:00 – 05:00
[ Iron - Map ] Schaafenstraße 45 [U: Rudolfplatz]
+49 (0)221-27649614; www.iron-bar.com
Mixed gay-straight-lesbian cocktail lounge bar.
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IXBAR
Daily 20:00 – 02:00; Fri, Sat till 04:00
[ IXBAR - Map ] Mauritiuswall 84 [U: Rudolfplatz]
One of the bars in the so-called Bermuda Triangle of gay Cologne.
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Kattwinkel
Mon-Sat from 18:00; Sun from 15:00
[ Kattwinkel - Map ] Greesbergstraße 2/Eigelstein [U: Ebertplatz]
Big pub & bar. Voted several times ›Best Bar of the Year‹ by the local gay magazine.
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Maxbar
Tue-Thu 20:00 – 02:00; Fri, Sat 20:00 – 04:00 (in summer from 22:00); Sun 19:00 – 01:00
[ Maxbar - Map ] Am Rinkenpfuhl 51 [U: Rudolfplatz, Neumarkt]
+49 (0)221-16850395; Facebook page
Popular lounge and cocktail bar.
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Mumu
Daily 19:00 – 01:00; Fri, Sat till 05:00
[ Mumu - Map ] Schaafenstraße 51 [U: Rudolfplatz]
+49 (0)221-16867277; Facebook page
Very young clientele.
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My Lord
Mon, Wed, Thu 16:00 – 01:00; Fri, Sat 16:00 – 02:00+; Sun 16:00 – 01:00
[ My Lord - Map ] Mühlenbach 57 [U: Heumarkt]
+49 (0)221-44907535; www.barmylord.de
Bar for gay seniors and their admirers.
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Ruhrpott
Mon-Thu 12:00 – 02:00; Fri 12:00 – 04:00; Sat 19:00 – 04:00; Sun 19:00 – 02:00
[ Ruhrpott - Map ] Balduinstraße 20 [U: Rudolfplatz]
+49 (0)221-16875038; Facebook page
New cafe & cocktail bar in Cologne's gay Bermuda Triangle. Modern and cosy.
Some dishes available (such as soups, salads and French pizza).
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Schampanja
Daily from 20:00
[ Schampanja - Map ] Mauritiuswall 43 [U: Rudolfplatz]
+49 (0)221-2409544
Small alternative gay bar in the so-called Bermuda Triangle of Cologne.
Clientele mainly in their 30s and 40s.
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Zeitlos
Daily from 16:00
[ Zeitlos - Map ] Stephanstraße 2 [U: Heumarkt, Neumarkt]
+49 (0)221-29873460
Traditional German pub. With open stage each 4th weekend of the month (Friday and Saturday 20:00 – 24:00).
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Zum Pitter
Daily 13:00 – 01:00; Fri, Sat till 03:00
[ Zum Pitter - Map ] Alter Markt 58-60 [U: Rathaus, Dom/Hbf, Heumarkt]
+49 (0)221-54816000; www.zumpittercologne.de
From March till October with tables outside at Alter Markt (Old Market) which is a popular area for tourists, so the crowd outside is usually very mixed.
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Zum Rudolf
Wed, Fri, Sat 21:00 – 05:00
[ Zum Rudolf - Map ] Habsburgerring 18 [U: Rudolfplatz]
Small gay bar, with House DJs.
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Clubs & Parties


Upcoming Irregular Parties

Maydance @ Wartesaal Club
30 April 2014, from 22:00
[ Maydance @ Wartesaal Club - Map ] Rheinauhafen, Im Zollhafen 2
Cologne's gay parties Closer2Heaven, Body-Checkparty, Gay Students Night, Pop Sofa Club and several more join forces again for a Maydance party with Pop and House, Gogos and photo shooting.
Admission: 14 € (12 € before 23:00)
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Bearracuda @ Bogen 2
24 May 2014, from 22:00
[ Bearracuda @ Bogen 2 - Map ] Trankgasse 20
The bear's party from North America back on tour in Cologne.
Admission: 12-16 €
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SEXY Party – Gay Pride Edition @ Sartory Säle
5 July 2014, from 22:00
[ SEXY Party – Gay Pride Edition @ Sartory Säle - Map ] Friesenstraße 44
Cologne's gay mega party with dance acts and international House and Pop DJs.
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Regular Parties and Clubs

Blue Lounge
Thu from 19:00: Fri, Sat from 20:00
[ Blue Lounge - Map ] Mathiasstraße 4-6 [U: Heumarkt]
+49 (0)221-2717117; www.blue-lounge.com
Popular, mixed lesbian-gay dance club and cocktail bar.
Admission: free. Minimum consumption: 5 €
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Body-Checkparty @ Zimmermann's
3rd Sat of the month, 23:00 – 05:00 (Sep–April)
[ Body-Checkparty @ Zimmermann's - Map ] Venloer Straße 39
House, Elektro and Techno sounds. Mixed clientele.
Admission: 8 €
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celebrate! @ Loom Club
Wednesday from 22:00
[ celebrate! @ Loom Club - Map ] Hohenzollernring 92 [U: Friesenplatz]
Wednesday night party for gays, lesbians & friends in one of the most stylish clubs in Cologne. Music: 1980s, 1990s, Charts, Pop and House. Rather young clientele.
Admission: 5 € (3 € before 23:00)
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Greenkomm @ Nachtflug
Once a month, 06:00 – approx. 16:00. Next party: 4 May 2014
[ Greenkomm @ Nachtflug - Map ] Hohenzollernring 89-93 [U: Friesenplatz]
Most popular after-hours party in Cologne. Mixed crowd (about 2/3 gay) with party people and muscle guys from Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands and elsewhere.
Once a month, usually on the 1st Sunday or on a public holiday – check the Greenkomm website for the next date.
Admission: 13 €
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Homoriental Party @ Venue
4th Saturday of the month, from 23:00
[ Homoriental Party @ Venue - Map ] Hohe Straße 14 [U: Heumarkt]
Cologne's party for Turkish gay men & friends: Turkish, Kurdish, Arabian, Greek, Persian and international music.
Admission: 8 € (6 € before 24:00)
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Poptastic @ Venue
1st Saturday of the month, from 23:00
[ Poptastic @ Venue - Map ] Hohe Straße 14 [U: Heumarkt]
Mixed gay-lesbian, monthly Pop party.
Admission: 8 € (6 € before 24:00)
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WIldweXel @ Reineke Fuchs
2nd Saturday of the month, from 23:00
[ WIldweXel @ Reineke Fuchs - Map ] Aachener Straße 50 [U: Rudolfplatz]
House party for gays & friends with international guest DJs.
Admission: 9 €
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Cruising & Fetish

Rheinfetisch – Cologne Fetish Pride 2014
5 – 9 June 2014
Annual international leather & fetish meeting at the Pentecost weekend.
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Basement
Fri 18:00 – 05:00, Sat 22:00 – 05:00; Sun-Thu 18:00 – 02:00
[ Basement - Map ] Richard-Wagner-Straße 25 [U: Rudolfplatz]
Gay cruise bar near Rudolfplatz. No dresscodes.
Minimum consumption: 4 €, Fri, Sat 7 €
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Boners
Mon 19:00 – 01:00; Tue-Thu 21:00 – 02:00; Fri, Sat 22:00 – 05:00;
Sun 14:00 – 21:00 (entry till 17:00) and 21:00 – 01:00
[ Boners - Map ] Mathiasstraße 22 [U: Heumarkt]
+49 (0)221-243541; www.boners-cologne.com
Longest running fetish and cruising bar in Cologne, formerly ›Hands‹.
Clientele mainly 35+.
Minimum consumption: 4 €, Mon, Fri, Sat 7 €
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Deck 5
Daily 22:00 – 05:00
[ Deck 5 - Map ] Mathiasstraße 5 [U: Heumarkt]
+49 (0)221-9926704; www.deck-5.de
Small gay bar with cheap drinks and backroom. Mainly thirty- and forty-something clientele. On weekends best after 03:00.
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Station 2b
Mon, Wed, Thu 19:00 – 01:00; Fri, Sat 22:00 – 04:00+; Sun 15:00 – 01:00
[ Station 2b - Map ] Pipinstraße 2 [U: Heumarkt]
Bar and dancefloor on the ground floor, play area with cabins in the basement. (Big labyrinth – bring some breadcrumbs to find your way out!-)
Check the website of Station 2b for its current program and (un)dresscodes.
Minimum consumption: 6–8 €
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Saunas

Angus Sauna
Daily 12:00 – 24:00 (entry till 22:00); Sat till 08:00 (entry till 05:00)
[ Angus Sauna - Map ] Händelstraße 31 [U: Rudolfplatz]
+49 (0)221-216157; www.angus-cologne.com
Small gay sauna, close to the center of Cologne. Mainly mature clientele.
With new wet area, refurbished in 2013.
Admission: 18 €
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Badehaus Babylon Cologne
Mon-Thu 12:00 – 06:00; Fri 12:00 – Mon 06:00 nonstop
[ Badehaus Babylon Cologne - Map ] Friesenstraße 23-25 [U: Friesenplatz]
+49 (0)221-42074577; www.babylon-cologne.de
One of the most beautiful gay saunas in Europe, famous for its pool in the inner courtyard in Mediterranean style.
Admission: 19.50 € (15.50 € up to 25 years)
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Phoenix Sauna
Mon-Thu 12:00 – 06:00; Fri 12:00 – Mon 06:00 nonstop
[ Phoenix Sauna - Map ] Richard-Wagner-Straße 12 [U: Rudolfplatz]
+49 (0)221-2581171; www.phoenixsaunen.de
Big gay sauna near Rudolfplatz. Popular with younger guys.
Every Thursday wellness day.
Admission: 19.50 € (16.50 € up to 25 years, Mon-Fri after midnight 14.50 €)
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Sauna Vulcano
Daily 11:00 – 22:00; Sat till 08:00
[ Sauna Vulcano - Map ] Marienplatz 3-5 [U: Heumarkt]
+49 (0)221-216051; www.sauna-vulcano.de
Oldest gay sauna in Cologne. Popular with mature men and their admirers.
Admission: 18 €
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Shops

Bruno's
Mon-Sat 10:00 – 21:00
[ Bruno's - Map ] Kettengasse 20 [U: Rudolfplatz]
+49 (0)221-2725637; shop.brunos.de
Bruno's softcore and hardcore shop: books, DVDs, magazines, toys, underwear, gadgets.
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Dome
Mon-Fri 13:00 – 19:00
[ Dome - Map ] Händelstraße 27 [U: Rudolfplatz]
+49 (0)221-9234209
Fetish shop for men and women: leather, rubber, stainless steel, masks, toys.
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ES Collection
Mon-Sat 12:00 – 19:00
[ ES Collection - Map ] Richard-Wagner-Straße 31
+49 (0)221-27846668
Cologne store of the fashionable Spanish label ES.
Underwear, swimwear and shirts for men.
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Mate Wear
Mon, Tue 13:00 – 19:00; Wed 17:00 – 20:00; Thu, Fri 12:00 – 19:00; Sat 12:00 – 18:30
[ Mate Wear - Map ] Friesenwall 29 [U: Rudolfplatz, Friesenplatz]
+49 (0)221-2589884; www.mate-wear.de
Small shop for underwear, streetwear and clubwear for men.
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MGW
Mon-Sat 12:00 – 21:00
[ MGW - Map ] Richard-Wagner-Straße 27
+49 (0)221-27162741
Hardcore DVDs, toys, accessories and Mr.B fetish gear.
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Der Rote Laden
Mon-Sat 10:00 – 01:00; Sun 12:00 – 01:00
[ Der Rote Laden - Map ] Mathiasstraße 13 [U: Heumarkt]
+49 (0)221-2716793
Gay sex shop.
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Services

Checkpoint
Mon-Thu 17:00 – 21:00; Fri, Sat 14:00 – 19:00; Sun 14:00 – 18:00
[  Checkpoint - Map ] Pipinstraße 7 [U: Heumarkt]
+49 (0)221-92576868; www.checkpoint-cologne.de
Gay information centre & shop, also offering health advice.
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anyway
[ anyway - Map ] Kamekestraße 14 [U: Friesenplatz]
+49 (0)221-5777760; www.anyway-koeln.de
Publicly funded youth centre specifically designed for gays, lesbians and their friends between 12 and 25.
Café open Tue-Thu 18:00 – 22:00+ and Fri 19:00 – 24:00, Wednesday girls-only and Thursday boys-only.
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Body2Body Köln
[ Body2Body Köln - Map ] Nippes [U: Florastraße, Lohsestraße]
Dennis +49 (0)221-29932388, +49 (0)172-9374232 (mobile); www.body2bodykoeln.de
Wellness massage, erotic massage and body to body tantra massage.
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Massage
Joachim +49 (0)221-29898664, +49 (0)173-7125664 (mobile)
After an exhausting day of sightseeing or an exciting night of clubbing in Cologne I will take care of your tensed up muscles. In & out calls.

Massages I offer: Whole Body Massage, Shiatsu, Lower Back Massage, Dorn Spinal Therapy, Sensual Body Relaxing.
My health counselling services include: Immune Balance, Live Energy, Nutrition Advice, Acid Base Balance, Bioresonance Therapy, Meditation, Expansion of Consciousness.