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The pride festival after the June 15, 2019 pride parade in Guadalajara. Photo by Marcha del Orgullo GDL

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Mexico's second biggest city, Guadalajara has also been called by some its gayest and there are is an enormous selection of places to drink and cruise.

The gay scene is centered on two neighborhoods. The biggest number of places are in the historic center (that perhaps appeal to a more working class crowd). The other hot spot is the modern neighborhood of the Zona Rosa (around Av Chapultepec) where the places tend to be larger, more upscale (and more expensive).

For other destinations in Jalisco state, see our pages for Puerto Vallarta and Ajijic and Lake Chapala.

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Upcoming events in Gay and Lesbian Guadalajara

June 12, 2021: Guadalajara Pride

The 2021 LGBT+ pride march in the city of Guadalajara is scheduled for June 12. There are two different organizing committees who have announced different plans.

Marcha del Orgullo GDL has announced a traditional march in the streets with the theme of "La Vacuna es la empatía". The meeting point is 2 pm from La Glorieta Minerva. Due to the pandemic there will be no event at the end of the march as there usually would be.

Guadalajara Pride has announced it will be hosting a virtual event again this year.

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  • Neighborhoods

    Centro Historico Guadalajara

    This area is busy night and day and most of the gay and lesbian bars, clubs and saunas are located close by. There's also plenty of people watching and cruising along the busy streets, especially on the several pedestrian-only streets in the center. Most of the gay action takes place at night but there are also a few cafes with a daytime crowd.
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    Zona Rosa Paseo Chapultepec

    This neighborhood is centered on the wide Chapultepec boulevard in a more modern part of the city west of the centre. Bounded by Av Mexico to the north and Av Niños Heroes to the south. This is a busy area day and night and is great for people watching, shops, patios. There is a grouping of gay bars, discos and shops near here as well which have a more upscale (and more expensive) vibe than those in the Centro Historico.
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    Hotels, B&Bs

    Alebrije Hotel Boutique

    Boutique hotel for gay men and women and friends in the historic center of Guadalajara and two blocks from the center of the gay nightlife area. There is a garden patio with a fabulous fountain, internet, continental breakfast, luxury mattress, laptop size safe, and more.
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     Average room rate: $55 USD
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    Casa Bruselas Hotel Boutique

    Boutique hotel with wine bar and craft bar, art gallery, terraces and common areas and outdoor jacuzzi. Private and discreet place.
     +52 33 1362 4776
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     Average room rate: $1500 MXN
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    HG Hotel

    Gay friendly hotel offering both comfortable rooms and suites. Rooms offer 2 queen size beds, cable TV, A/C, balcony, iron, safe and private bath with shower, hairdryer and free toiletries. Services include restaurant on site open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, gym and parking. They also offer additional services for events and conferences.
     33 3915 3275
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     Average room rate: $60 USD
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    Hostel Lit

    Gay friendly hostel located close to the heart of the gay scene in the Zona Historico
     +52 33 1200 5505
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    Hotel Clarum 101

    Discrete boutique hotel in an area busy with restaurants 5 minutes from Expo Guadalajara. Rooftop terrace and jacuzzi. The hotel has gay staff, is a supporter of the gay community and welcomes LGBT events such as same-sex weddings.
     (33) 1201 7507
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     Average room rate: $79 USD
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    Hotel Demetria

    Gay friendly all suite hotel located close to the Chapultepec area gay clubs. Rooftop pool.
     +52 800 363 8742
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    La Perla Hotel Boutique

    Small gay owned "straight friendly" B&B with three rooms with decor evoking the movie stars of the past. Breakfast included.
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     Average room rate: $145 USD
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    Las Sabilas

    Six room gay owned hotel in historic center. Unique rooms and suites with artful decor, some available with fireplaces. Telephone with free long distance calls to U.S., Canada, and Europe. Cable and Satellite TV. High speed internet access. Private pool. Full shared guest kitchen. Washer and dryer.
     (33) 3613 5544, +1 510 808-4137 from USA
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     Average room rate: $50 USD
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    Villa Ganz

    Gay friendly boutique hotel option with 10 rooms well located to the clubs and restaurants in the Chapultepec area. Spacious suites in a restored 1930s mansion.
     +52 800 813 2333
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     Average room rate: $150 USD
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    Bars, Discos

    Babel Club

    Gay dance club with electronic and pop music rooms plus a terrace. Special nights have drag shows, gogos, bear themes and more.
     +52 33 3146 1520
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    Bamboo Cantina

    Cantina and dance bar. DJ, karaoke some nights. Open daily from 5 pm.
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    Cabaret VIP Guadalajara

    Gay bar with drag shows, karaoke.
     +52 33 1342 2386
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    California's Bar

    Large and very popular gay bar. Large screen video monitors in all directions.
     +52 33 3614 3221
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    Caudillos Golden Club

    Popular disco in a historic space in the city center which has been around since the 90s. Not to be confused with other spaces more recently opened by the owners. The space opens up double once it gets busy. Previously known as Caudillo's Disco Bar.
     +52 33 1151 9224
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    Club YeYe

    Restaurant and video bar located below La Prisciliana. Popular drag and other shows.
     +52 33 1132 6195
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    Envy Guadalajara

    Large dance club open weekends only. Dancing, DJs. Young stylish crowd. Check with them for hours, always open Saturdays, other days vary.
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    Disco with avante-garde decor, DJ, stripper shows.
     +52 33 3658 3988
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    Green Light

    Gay bar and restaurant open daily on two levels with main floor and rooftop terrace. Strippers, shows. Popular for both lesbians and gay men.
     +52 33 2643 1092
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    La Medusa Bar

    Gay bar open daily from 3:30pm to 1am
     33 1214 6087
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    La Minerva Bar

    Show and strippers Friday and Saturday, karaoke Wed, Thurs, Sunday. Reopened in a new location Nov 2018.
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    La Taberna de Caudillos

    Bar with live music and strippers. Also known as Taberna Golden Club.
     +52 33 3314 5445
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    Mascaras Night Club

    Show bar with drag and comedy shows. No cover. Open Tuesday to Sunday.
     +52 33 3614 8103
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    Bar where everyone is welcome but very popular among lesbians in particular. Cocktails, snacks. Different themes nightly.
     +52 33 3830 2185
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    Queen Club GDL

    Gay disco, occasionally with shows.
     +52 33 1702 2321
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    Six Colors

    Bar with shows, stripper and karaoke. Terrace. Previously at this location was Dolce Veele.
     +52 33 1523 9593
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    Sotano Show Bar

    In the same building as the sauna El Sótano is this gay bar with drag shows.
     (33) 3613 2958
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    Studio X Show Center

    Events hall and disco with various events including DJs and shows.
     +52 33 1261 6387
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    Theatron Discoteque Bar

    Gay bar and dance club
     +52 33 1524 3952
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    Vaqueros Bar Guadalajara

    A country bar with country music and shows. Previously named El Condado.
     +52 33 3658 2170
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    Voltio Bar

    Men only bar with a dark and sexy vibe. They have various theme nights including underwear parties, bears, leather nights and nights with strippers or sex shows. Dark room.
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    Xico Antrx

    Gay disco open Thursday to Sunday. Thursdays are Xica, a women's night offering a safe space for all women.
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    El Ciervo Cantina

    Gay bar and restaurant cantina style. Karaoke, live music, sports.
     +52 33 3619 6765
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    Roksy Café Bar

    Cafe, bar, restaurant with drag shows.
     +52 33 3113 0745
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    The women, straight and gay, behind Rompicapo serve breakfast and lunch (sandwiches, pizza, salads and burgers). It's a good place to meet friends.
     +52 33 4444 6285
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    Tacos Gay

    Popular spot for tacos before and after clubbing right in the center of the gay nightlife scene. Open from 7pm until late.
     33 1675 0181
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    Coffee Shops

    Cafe Providencia

    Coffee shop and restaurant super gay friendly.
     (33) 3630 5959
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    Capicúa Café

    Coffee shop that offers the LGBT community an appropriate environment to spend a good time alone or in company, enjoying a pleasant menu and quality service within a space surrounded by art
     33 2726 6676
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    Kissa Cafe

    Gay owned gourmet coffee shop at the Rompicapo restaurant. Espresso, pour over, chemex, french press.
     +52 33 1299 1559
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    Bathhouses, Saunas, Massage, Cruising Clubs, Cruising Areas

    Club La Llave

    Cruising/sex club. Open Saturday and Sunday only. Dress code underwear/no t-shirt. Dark and semi-dark rooms, sling, maze, dungeon, glory holes, video area, room rental per hour available. Mandatory clothes/backpack check, no cells, cameras, flashlights.
     +52 3331131213
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    Cyber Limbo

    Gay cyber cafe, cruising. Mismos dueños de Klon Club y tienen paquetes que dar acceso a los dos clubes.
     +52 33 1339 5848
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    El Arenal Club Vapor

    Bathhouse for gay men. Mini gym, steam room, change room, lockers, videos, private rooms, dark and semi-dark rooms, wifi, smoking area.
     +52 33 3614-6463
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    El Sótano Vapor

    Galeana Spa is now El Sótano and is newly renovated. Large hot tub, saunas, private rooms, lockers, and bar in the historic center and gay nightlife area. Open from noon to 11PM every day.
     +52 33 3109 7627
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    Klon Club

    Cruising club with cyber café Obelisco Azul, video area, lockers, steam, private rooms, public areas, soda bar. Open 24 hours.

    Also sometimes spelled "Clon Club"
     +52 33 1149 3704
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    La Estación Club

    Cruising/sex club which is open 24 hrs/day, 365 days per year. 40 pesos for 8 hours. Lockers, Dark and semi-dark rooms. Porn room. Glory holes. Sling. Soda bar.
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    Renacer Day Spa

    Jacuzzis, hot tub, saunas, bar, outdoor patio.
     +52 33 3616 4441
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    Riilax Sauna

    Large hot tub, saunas, private rooms, lockers, bar in the historic center.
     (33) 3331 1062
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    Gyms, Yoga, etc

    Naked Yoga for Men Guadalajara

    Naked Yoga for Men classes are offered by Reunion de Varones. Confirm time and location by Whatsapp.
     +52 333 821 2794
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    Charchek Underwear

    Men's underwear and swimwear
     +52 33 3808 7795
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    Galería Sofia

    Real handmade wood furniture. They offer complete service from pick up at the airport or your hotel in Guadalajara to design, manufacturer and delivery of pieces custom made for you.
     01 33 1028 0376
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    Mosko Underwear Guadalajara

    Store specializing in underwear and swimwear for men.
     (33) 3615 3253
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    Mesón A.C.

    A nonprofit association dedicated to the prevention, detection and help of persons with HIV-AIDS. They offer without charge the rapid HIV test. Counselling and access to services.
     33 3613 1918
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    Travel Agencies, Tours

    Ambiente Travel

    A travel agency offering its services to the gay community for more than a decade, Ambiente Travel is a subsidiary of Allemar Tours created exclusively for the LGBT community. They offer hotel reservations, 100% gay tours, bus and airline tickets, travel packages, cruises and LGBT beach weddings.
     33 1188 1848, 33 1188 1848, 33 1732 3142
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    Permanently closed places

    The following venues have been reported as permanently closed but we have listed them here as other less current websites may still be listing them as open. If there is a place in this list that has reopened or one above that has closed, please advise us at

    Hotels, B&Bs: Casa Rayón
    Hotels, B&Bs: Dickinson Guesthouse
    Hotels, B&Bs: El Aposento Hotel
    Hotels, B&Bs: La Fe Hotel and Arts
    Bars, Discos: 7 Sins
    Bars, Discos: Angels Club
    Bars, Discos: Arizona's Saloon Bar
    Bars, Discos: Blackcherry Discoteque
    Bars, Discos: Caudillos Galeana
    Bars, Discos: Circus Club
    Bars, Discos: Cowboy Up Saloon
    Bars, Discos: Distrito Pop Bar
    Bars, Discos: L'Osho Beer Snack Music
    Bars, Discos: La Calle de las Flores
    Bars, Discos: La Prisciliana
    Bars, Discos: La Terraza de Chapu
    Bars, Discos: Link Gdl
    Bars, Discos: Monica's Disco
    Bars, Discos: Open Club
    Bars, Discos: Open Mind Alternative Bar
    Bars, Discos: Platino Discotheque
    Bars, Discos: Queer Nation
    Bars, Discos: Twitter Club
    Restaurants: La Perla Piano Bar
    Coffee Shops: Pink
    Bathhouses, Saunas, Massage, Cruising Clubs, Cruising Areas: Baños La Fuente
    Shopping: La Décima Letra
    Sex Shops: Bite Gay Sex Shop
    Travel Agencies, Tours: Pink Travel MX
    Travel Agencies, Tours: The Pride Traveler

    Additional comments from our visitors about LGBT places for Gay and Lesbian Guadalajara

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    What are people saying about us?


    Agosto 2018.. Hola, visito Guadalajara por una tarde en agosto. Hoy un lugar donde ir y poder tomar una bebida en la tarde. Un lugar donde se reúnan hombres por las tardes. Será un viernes. Gracias de antemano. Chingo

    August 12, 2018

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    Javier de la Hoz

    estoy buscando un hotel cerca de todos los hoteles gay, donde no dan problema si metes gente en tu cuarto. quiero disfrutar tranquilo. cual es el mejor hotel?

    April 03, 2018

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    De verdad que falta mucha cultura para lugares de reunión tranquilos, platicas amenas con amigos no solo jóvenes sino también arriba de 40, casi todos los lugares se centran en desmadre, ligues, etc. Guadalajara es una ciudad que ya necesita lugares para todos y no solo par aun sector.

    September 20, 2017

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    Luis Maro

    Hola Alan;

    Muy pronto estaré de visita en Guadalajara y me gustaría saber que lugares me recomiendas visitar.

    October 03, 2017

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    alan i agree completely . it would be nice to have a place to go in the afternoon to have a drink or a coffee hear some good music. it strange but this is hard to find anywhere in the world. mike

    October 31, 2017

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    De verdad faltan lugares mas tranquilos para gente mas madura. cafes, pianos, baresitos, restaurantes etc,

    June 24, 2016

    What are people saying about us?


    Me gustaría que me llegara información de lugares donde alla gente madura después de los 30 años

    April 10, 2015

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