Gay Bars in Cologne

Cologne has countless gay bars and pubs. To keep this page handy not all of them have been listed here (particularly those of interest mainly for locals).

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.

Summer terrace and lounge in the gay epicenter of Cologne, opposite the ExCorner bar.
@ Mauritiuswall/Schaafenstraße
Cologne 50676
U: Rudolfplatz

Wednesday-Sunday 15:00 – 22:00
Cafe-bar in the Old Town of Cologne, next to the tower of Klein St. Martin.
@ Pipinstraße/Vor St. Martin 8-10
Cologne 50667
U: Heumarkt

Reopened June 2020; Tuesday-Thursday 17:00 – 23:00; Friday 17:00 – 02:00; Saturday 16:00 – 02:00; Sunday 14:00 – 22:00
Friendly gay bar in the Old Town, with a touch of Mediterranean ambience.
@ Pipinstraße 3
Cologne 50667
U: Heumarkt

Popular gay bar in the Old Town of Cologne.
@ Pipinstraße 5 / Vor St. Martin 12
Cologne 50667
U: Heumarkt

Reopened May 2020; Tuesday-Saturday from 16:00
Traditional German pub. Mixed clientele.
@ Kasinostraße 1a / Stephanstraße
Cologne 50676
U: Heumarkt

Very popular gay bar, since more than 25 years.
Mixed ages.
@ Schaafenstraße 57-59
Cologne 50676
U: Rudolfplatz

Reopened May 2020, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 19:00
Modern fancy bar. Drinks, music videos and neon lights.
Mainly young and middle-aged clientele.
@ Schaafenstraße 61 A
Cologne 50676
U: Rudolfplatz

Reopened May 2020, Thursday-Sunday 17:00 – 22:00/02:00
Bears-friendly bar in the Old Town of Cologne.
Little and big bears in all sizes.
@ Mühlenbach 53
Cologne 50676
U: Heumarkt

Wednesday-Saturday 19:00 – 03:00
Mixed gay-straight-lesbian cocktail lounge bar.
Stylish and with high-quality cocktails and drinks.
@ Schaafenstraße 45
Cologne 50676
U: Rudolfplatz

Daily 15:00 – 23:00
Since many years the gay bar in the Eigelstein quarter.
@ Greesbergstraße 2/Eigelstein
Cologne 50668
U: Ebertplatz

Reopened May 2020; daily 21:00 – 04:00; Friday, Saturday till 06:00
Small basement lounge bar with karaoke.
Mixed clientele.
@ Richard-Wagner-Straße 25
Cologne 50674
U: Rudolfplatz

Reopening 3 July 2020; Friday, Saturday from 21:00
Mixed young clientele.
@ Am Rinkenpfuhl 51
Cologne 50676
U: Rudolfplatz, Neumarkt

Reopened May 2020, daily 19:00 – 01:00/02:00
Very young clientele.
@ Schaafenstraße 51
Cologne 50676
U: Rudolfplatz

Bar for gay seniors and their admirers.
@ Mühlenbach 57
Cologne 50676
U: Heumarkt

Reopened May 2020; Tuesday-Saturday 19:00 – 01:00
Gay cocktail lounge bar in Cologne's gay Bermuda Triangle.
Modern and cosy.
@ Balduinstraße 20 / Schaafenstraße
Cologne 50676
U: Rudolfplatz

Reopened July 2020; Thursday-Saturday 20:00 – 02:00/03:00
Small alternative gay bar in the so-called Bermuda Triangle of Cologne.
Clientele mainly in their 30s and 40s.
@ Mauritiuswall 43
Cologne 50676
U: Rudolfplatz

In summer with terrace at Alter Markt (Old Market) which is a popular area for tourists, so the clientele outside is usually very mixed.
@ Alter Markt 58-60
Cologne 50667
U: Rathaus, Dom/Hbf, Heumarkt

Reopened June 2020
New small bar in the Old Town, next to the gay bars Barcelon and Baustelle 4U.
@ Pipinstraße 5 / Vor Sankt Martin 12
Cologne 50667
U: Heumarkt