Bilbao Gay Travel Guide & Map 2020

Upcoming Events in Bilbao

|  24 February  –  8 March 2020
Zinegoak 2020: the 17th edition of Bilbao's anual international LGBT film and performing arts festival.
|  9  –  11 July 2020
Bilbao BBK Live 2020: big annual Rock and Pop music festival and one of the best of its kind in Spain. Amongst others with the Pet Shop Boys.
@ Kobeta Mendi (Monte Cobetas)
|  22  –  30 August 2020
Aste Nagusia 2020: the Great Week of Bilbao with nine days of concerts, performances, fireworks, contests and many other activities in the Old Town (Casco Viejo) and other quarters of Bilbao.

Accommodation Tips

Guesthouse. **, from 60 €
Individually decorated rooms, inspired by Basque culture.
Located in the historical center of Bilbao, very close to most of the gay and LGBT-friendly bars and clubs and surrounded by many restaurants and Pintxo bars.
@ Dorre Kalea 2 (Calle de la Torre)
Bilbao 48005
Metro: Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo
Hotel. ****, from 70 €
Uber-modern design hotel in the Old Town of Bilbao.
English, German, Spanish and Basque speaking staff at the front desk.
Raving guest reviews.
@ Erribera Kalea 13 (Calle de la Ribera)
Bilbao 48005
Metro: Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo

Bars & Cafes

Thursday 22:30 – 04:30; Friday, Saturday 24:00 – 06:30
LGBTQ-friendly disco bar with small theatre for shows.
Mixed clientele.
@ Hernani Kalea 10 (Calle Hernani)
Bilbao 48003

Daily 14:30/15:00 – 01:00
Queer-inclusive cafe-bar with art expositions.
@ Dorre Kalea 1 (Calle de la Torre)
Bilbao 48005
Metro: Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo

@ Naxa Kalea 3 (Calle La Naja)
Bilbao 48003

Friday 20:00 – 02:30; Saturday 19:00 – 02:30
LGBT-friendly music bar.
Mixed ages.
@ Barrenkale Kalea 4
Bilbao 48005
Metro: Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo

Daily 15:30/16:30 – 23:00; Friday, Saturday till 02:00
Quiet cafe atmosphere by day, busy bar at night. Especially on Friday and Saturday nights popular pre-clubbing meeting point till approx. 01:00.
Mixed clientele.
@ Pilota Kalea 8 (Calle Pelota)
Bilbao 48005
Metro: Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo

Friday, Saturday 22:00 – 04:30
Drag show bar.
@ Kristo Kalea 13 (Calle del Cristo)
Bilbao 48007

Gay Clubs and Parties

Friday and Saturday night 01:00/02:00 – 06:00
Rather young party crowd.
Best from 03:00 to 05:00.
@ Bailén Kalea 10 (Calle de Bailén)
Bilbao 48003

Gay Saunas

Monday-Thursday 15:00 – 22:00; Friday, Saturday 15:00 – 09:00; Sunday 15:00 – 22:00
Clean gay sauna in Bilbao.
Admission: 14-16 €
@ Nicolás Alcorta Kalea 3 (Calle Nicolás Alcorta) / Galería Comercial Zabalburu
Bilbao 48003

Monday-Saturday 16:00 – 22:00; Sunday 15:00 – 22:00
Gay sauna with big whirlpool.
Mainly mature clientele.
Admission: 14-18 €
@ Calle Costa 8-10
Bilbao 48010

Gay Shops

Monday-Saturday 11:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 20:30
Beachwear, underwear, sportswear and T-shirts.
@ Pilota Kalea 6 (Calle Pelota)
Bilbao 48005
Metro: Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo