Patroc Bilbao Gay Guide 2021

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Accommodation Tips

Basque Boutique
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 Tayko Bilbao
Hotel. ****, from 65 €
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

Cafes

Lamiak
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

Bars & Pubs

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.

Bizitza
Queer-inclusive cafe-bar with art expositions.
@ Dorre Kalea 1 (Calle de la Torre)
Bilbao 48005
Metro: Zazpikaleak/Casco Viejo

High
@ Naxa Kalea 3 (Calle La Naja)
Bilbao 48003

Lamiak
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

Pub Key
Reopened September 2021; Friday, Saturday from 22:00
Drag show bar.
@ Kristo Kalea 13 (Calle del Cristo)
Bilbao 48007

Clubs & Parties

Badulake
Reopened 2021; Thursday 21:30 – 04:00; Friday, Saturday 21:00 – 06:00
LGBTQ-friendly disco bar with small theatre for shows.
Mixed clientele.
Admission: 7-10 €
@ Hernani Kalea 10 (Calle Hernani)
Bilbao 48003

Balcón de la Lola
Reopened October 2021; Friday night 02:00 – 06:00; Saturday night 01:00 – 06:00
Rather young party crowd.
Best from 03:00 to 05:00.
Admission: 20 €, incl. 2-3 drinks
@ Bailén Kalea 10 (Calle de Bailén)
Bilbao 48003

Saunas

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.

Sauna Ego
Reopened September 2021; Friday, Saturday 16:00 – 08:00; Sunday 16:00 – 23:00
Clean gay sauna in Bilbao.
Admission: 18 €
@ Nicolás Alcorta Kalea 3 (Calle Nicolás Alcorta) / Galería Comercial Zabalburu
Bilbao 48003

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