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Gay Bars In Blackpool

Did you know Blackpool is one of the leading gay-friendly towns in the UK? If you’re heading out into Blackpool during the evening, there are some lively gay bars in Blackpool you don’t want to miss!


Flying Handbag

This million pound venue opened its doors in early 2006 , located in the heart of the gay village of Queen Street. Since its opening, it has won various awards at the Blackpool Pride Awards.

The Flying Handbag has a purpose-built cabaret, pool table, roof terrace, seating area and we can’t forget the dancefloor!
The gay bar is open seven days a week from 12pm. There’s a small entry price at the weekend, but during the week it is free of charge. For more information and where to find Flying Handbag, click here.

Opening times:

Monday 12pm–3am
Tuesday 12pm–3am
Wednesday 12pm–3am
Thursday 12pm–3am
Friday 12pm–4am
Saturday 12pm–4am
Sunday 12pm–2am

Funny Girls

If you miss a visit to Funny Girls during your Blackpool visit, were you ever in Blackpool? Funny Girls is a burlesque cabaret show bar known for its outrageous fun and fabulous costumes.

Funny Girls has been going from strength to strength and it celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2019! The bar is located in the heart of Blackpool, making it perfect to bar hop after experiencing their show. In fact, the home of Funny Girls is in an iconic Grade II listed building and has many of the original art-deco features.

Whether you’re looking for a party, get together or special occasion, Funny Girls should be on your list for things to do in Blackpool.

Prices start from £5.00. For more information, including how to buy tickets and how to get there, click here.

Opening times:

Monday 7pm–11:45am
Tuesday 7pm–11:45am
Wednesday 7pm–11:45pm
Thursday 7pm–11:45pm
Friday 7pm–11:45pm
Saturday 7pm–11:45pm
Sunday 7pm–11:45pm


Kaos gay bar, located on Queen Street, is one of the newest gay-friendly bars to open its doors in Blackpool – oh, it’s free too!

Expect a lively but safe atmosphere, a fantastic light and sound system and low cost drinks. For more information, you can visit their Facebook page here.

Opening times:

Monday 11am–5am
Tuesday 11am–5am
Wednesday 11am–5am
Thursday 11am–5am
Friday 11am–5am
Saturday 12pm–5am
Sunday 11am–5am


This multi-levelled, multi-million pound venue is officially a clubbers paradise. It has recently been taken over my new owners and the place is currently being revamped.

Entry is normally free before 3am during week days and there is a small charge during the weekends (subject to change).

Flamingo’s is located on Queen Street, close to other gay bars in Blackpool like Funny Girls and Kaos. Open seven days a week, you are sure to have a good time at Flamingo’s.

Learn more here.

Opening times:

Monday 11:30pm–5am
Tuesday 11:30pm–5am
Wednesday 11:30pm–5am
Thursday 11:30pm–5am
Friday 11pm–5am
Saturday 11pm–6am
Sunday 11:30pm–5am

Ma Kelly’s

Just like Funny Girls, a trip to Blackpool is not the same if you miss Ma Kelly’s.  Though they are not exclusive gay bars, their inclusive and friendly attitude, entertaining cabarets and lively atmosphere will guarantee a good evening.

They have three locations – Blackpool Central, Blackpool North and Blackpool South. Ma Kelly’s has grown into a popular attraction, boasting six venues across Blackpool, up to 9 acts a day, 7 days a week.

The six venues are: Ma Kelly’s North, the Showboat, previously Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Ma Kelly’s Station, Ma Kelly’s Foxhall, Ma Kelly’s South and Ma Kelly’s Champs Bar.

Top tip: when the sun is out in Blackpool, head to the recently renovated Ma Kelly’s Champs Bar which features outside seating and projection screens.

They regularly post what’s on at the bar on Facebook, so for regular updates check here.

Opening times: (may differ for each venue)

Monday 11:30pm–5am
Tuesday 11:30pm–5am
Wednesday 11:30pm–5am
Thursday 11:30pm–5am
Friday 11pm–5am
Saturday 11pm–6am
Sunday 11:30pm–5am

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