Bilbao Gay Travel Guide & Map 2020

Upcoming Events in Bilbao

|  8 – 10 July 2021
Bilbao BBK Live 2021: 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)

Accommodation Tips for Bilbao

Guesthouse. **, from 50 €
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 and Cafes in Bilbao

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, some places might be closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

LGBTQ-friendly disco bar with small theatre for shows.
Mixed clientele.
@ Hernani Kalea 10 (Calle Hernani)
Bilbao 48003

Reopened June 2020; daily 14:00/15:00 – 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

Reopened June 2020; Friday, Saturday 20:00 – 24:00/01:00
LGBT-friendly music bar.
Mixed ages.
@ Barrenkale Kalea 4
Bilbao 48005
Metro: Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo

Daily from 15:30/16:30
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

Reclosed
Drag show bar.
@ Kristo Kalea 13 (Calle del Cristo)
Bilbao 48007

Gay Clubs and Parties in Bilbao

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, some places might be closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Reclosed
Rather young party crowd.
Best from 03:00 to 05:00.
Admission: 15-20 €, incl. 2 drinks
@ Bailén Kalea 10 (Calle de Bailén)
Bilbao 48003

Gay Saunas in Bilbao

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, some places might be closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Reopened July 2020; Monday-Thursday 16:00 – 22:00; Friday, Saturday 16:00 – 24:00; 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

Gay sauna with big whirlpool.
Mainly mature clientele.
Admission: 14-18 €
@ Calle Costa 8-10
Bilbao 48010