Bilbao Gay Travel Guide & Map 2019

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.

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 02:00/03:00 – 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