The LGBT+ scene in Budapest

Budapest has a very lively gay scene. The past decades have brought a great deal of general tolerance and new possibilities for the gay community. As a result, the city now has one of the best gay scenes in Central Europe. Budapest is gaining more and more popularity among tourists including LGBTQ+ people, straight people and everybody in-between.

Budapest Pride ( is held every year, during which an increasing number of LGBTQ+ people as well as allies both from Hungary and abroad come to celebrate. In 2019, following several years of being separated with crowd barriers from anti-protestors as well as the general public, participants could walk freely again during the parade. A huge step for freedom of identity!

The city also has a constantly increasing array of clubs, bars, gay-friendly restaurants, saunas, cruising areas and drag shows as well as underground and mainstream parties. Whether you’re here to do some sightseeing or party hard and leave the city tipsy, we are excited to have you here.

There is, however, way more to Budapest than partying. One of the main stages and the LGBTQ+ venue of Sziget Festival, the 4-time winner at the European Festivals Awards,, Magic Mirror hosts a wide range of LGBTQ+ themed programs such as film screenings, panel discussions, cabaret, dance and theatre productions as well as workshops that give you an excellent opportunity to find out what it means to be gay in Hungary.

HUMEN, one of the most active LGBTQ+ related companies in Hungary, has been hosting a festival focused on LGBTQ culture ( for four years. What started as a one-week film festival, has now grown to be an all-around art festival during which dozens of LGBTQ+ themed movies, theater performances, guided exhibition tours and photo exhibitions are also included. Also, those interested can take part in free and anonymous HIV-screening or enjoy the Rainbow Brunch on the second Saturday of every month.

Hungary has also joined the Mr. Gay World contest, with the first Mr. Gay Hungary crowned in 2018, who achieved to bring home the title of 2nd runner up in the international competition.

Gay Clubs & Parties


AlterEgo Club – The Gay Club of Budapest

Right in the heart of Budapest, this club that has been a reference point for many generations. It is great place whether you simply want to have a drink or dance into the early hours. Don’t miss the Drag Show on Friday and Saturday night with brilliant performances by Lady Dömper and her troupe of fabulous drag artists, followed by a late night top chart-hits party on two dance floors with two DJs. Programs are available on their website in advance.

Gay Bars


10 Sixty-Six Bar and Breakfast

A bar where you can be yourself
A bar complex you can visit during the week or on the weekends to have a drink and a lot of fun while soaking in the atmosphere of Budapest’s city centre. Ever dreamt of becoming a megastar? It’s your time to shine! Take the stage and show the audience your brilliant singing and dancing skills on Tuesday and Thursday nights! If you think you’re a talented stand-up comedian and want to entertain the people in the bar, the stage is yours!


GAGA Budapest

Hungary’s largest network of LGBTQ pubs in all counties and county capitals. This page is the local community page of Gaga Magyarorszag.



One of the oldest bars in town but surely not a boring one. Sing your favorite songs in this karaoke bar with a mixed clientele, reasonable prices and a cheerful, friendly atmosphere.


Why Not Café & Bar

A bar where you can be yourself
One of the hippest gay bars in Budapest, Why Not Cafe and Bar is a cool place where you can be yourself.

The Why Not Café and Bar at the Danube embankment in Budapest have changed to a completely new design on 2016 April for the customers to make it more homelike and comfortable for them.


Kimberly Café & Bar

Hetero-friendly gay bar right in the city center. Whether you want to have a nice coffee in the late afternoon, a drink to start the party, or show off your skills at their karaoke nights or drag shows, this is a great option for you.

Saunas & Cruising


CoXx Men’s Bar

Discreet and cool, beneath a plain entrance room lies a hall of pure testosterone and male energy. The cellar has three full bars and labyrinth fully equipped with cages, slings, cains, glory holes, a prison sector, wet rooms and even a car. Look out for themed parties like military and gang-bang amongst others.


Magnum Sauna

Magnum is the largest and busiest gay club in Budapest. Opened in 2001, it is currently the largest gay business in Hungary with the highest amount of gay and bisexual visitors during both weekdays and the weekend. If your goal is to meet sexy Hungarian and international guys, your best bet is Magnum.

Magnum provides all the amenities for you to wind down and recharge after a day of sightseeing: a large jacuzzi, professional massage services, a steam room with a light and a dark area, a wellness floor and a cruising labyrinth on two floors, covering 700 m2.


Szauna 69

When establishing Sauna69™ in 2004, our aim was to create a place for gay and bi-sexual men in Budapest where they can be themselves – a gay sauna where you get what you see, with no hidden surprises unlike on a dating site where someone may send you a picture from the previous century… here you are able to meet other guys in person and it only depends on your mood what happens between you.
Whether you are looking for a quick hook-up or the love of your life, we can accommodate your needs. Everything is possible in Budapest! If you have not visited us before, we are looking forward to meeting you; if you are a returning guest, it will be nice to see you again!

Sex shops


Black Dream – Mister B ShopInShop

The only fetish sexshop in the city where you can find everything from leather and rubber fetish goodies to sportswear, lubricants,underwear and toys as well – bondage, electro, spank… you name it, we have it.