Shiny, Happy Varsovians

Being gay in Poland is no easier than being gay in any deeply Catholic, formerly Communist, state - in other words, it's no walk in the park. But modern Warsaw is the most open city in Poland when it comes to the acceptance of homosexuality, and many gay and lesbian Poles will also tell you it's also the place with the most gay and gay-friendly clubs. Below, we've gathered a selection of the best clubs and cafes, and even hostels and hotels for the gay or lesbian traveller, as well as some Polish websites of various GLBT organizations and communities.

For general information about the history and current laws and statistics on homosexuality in Poland, see our Gay Krakow page.

Above: Warsaw's Tolerance Parade in 2007

Warsaw's gay and gay-friendly venues:

Bars and Clubs

Le Garage:
ul. Burakowska 12
A club known for its warm atmosphere and clientele (not to mention the wild decor and wall paintings), Le Garage is a laid-back place to have a few drinks and occasionally enjoy a drag queen show.

Toro:
Marszalkowska 3/5
Another one of Warsaw's most popular gay bars, Toro hosts frequent events like disco parties and shows which last all night.

Fantom Club:
ul. Bracka 20a
Yet another hard to find spot, Fantom is a club and sauna for men only, with dark rooms, video rooms, and themed parties on Sundays.

Wild Club:
ul. ul. Chlodna 39, lok.3
Similar to Fantom above, Wild Club is a bar and sex club for men.

Galeria:
Plac Mirowski 1
The occasional drag queen shows make this little bar worth coming to.

Lodi Dodi:
ul. Wilcza 23
This small bar in the very centre of the city now has a cinema and darkroom downstairs.

Bastylia:
ul. Mokotowska 17
Small gay-friendly cafe

Accommodation and Tours

Friends Guest House:
ul. Sienkiewicza
+36 (309) 323334
gaystay.net/Friends/Warsaw/
Friends Guest House, also with a location in Krakow, was the first gay owned and operated guest house in Poland, and is still the only one in Warsaw. The guest house has three rooms in one building located right in the very centre of the city, close to the Central Train Station, and a stone's throw from stores, cafes, and the Old Town.

Gay Warsaw Tour:
From the people at Warsaw Tours: www.tours-warsaw.com
A gay tour of Warsaw that not only takes you to the best clubs, but also treats you to a day of spas, sightseeing, and a chance to meet local activists.

Polish GLBT Organizations and Websites:

Culture for Tolerance: www.tolerancja.org.pl
Campaign Against Homophobia: www.kampania.org.pl
Poland's gay portal: www.gay.pl
Lesbian and feminist portal: www.lesbijka.net
GLBT portal, events: www.innastrona.pl
Lesbian Coalition (LBT): www.porozumienie.lesbijek.org
Positively homosexual portal: www.homiki.pl
Women for Women: www.kobiety-kobietom.com
Independent lesbian and bisexual portal: www.lesbijka.org
GayGuide Cracow: www.cracow.gayguide.net - A guide specially catering to the gay or lesbian traveller. Also available for Cracow, Prague, Sofia, and Budapest.

If you know of other particularly gay-friendly places in Warsaw, please let us know; and feel free to post your comments about gay Warsaw on this page below. We encourage different viewpoints and want to hear your thoughts about the gay cause in Warsaw (though we won't tolerate abusive or hateful comments). For more information about pro-gay organisations and events in Poland, visit www.tolerancja.org.pl. You can also download a PDF of the Campaign Against Homophobia's "Situation of Bisexual and Homosexual Persons in Poland - 2005 and 2006 Report" here. We've included a few Poland-specific GLBT websites above, though many are only in Polish. We hope they'll be a helpful resource; if you know of any other helpful websites, let us know as well!

Comments

Greg from Poland Reply Aug 31st, 2014

Hi guys! I am 33, 175 and 69kg I'd love to show you city around. I speak english and swedish so swedish guys are welcomed in a very first place:), but not only of course. Mail me at: g.nowy81@wp.pl

ben from Israel Sep 4th, 2014

Hi. I am staying in Warsaw 5-7th September. Are you polish?

Javier from Spain Reply Aug 27th, 2014

Hi guys...In Warsaw and Krakow from sat 6th to monday 15th sep 2014...Anyone to show me 38yo, 176, 70kg and my london friend 45yo, 190, 80kg around? contact on valeriano76@yahoo.es. Thanks!!

Angel from Spain Reply Jul 27th, 2014

Hi. I am visiting warsaw in August. can anyone tell me about gay bar's around town?. like toro and so on....... thanks

Andy from Armenia Reply Jun 9th, 2014

Hello everyone, who can show me Warsaw Interesting nights??? I will be in Warsaw till 25 of July . Help me have a good and unforgettable moments in Warsaw... Thanks advance

Guest Reply Jan 4th, 2014

Glam club : ul.Żurawia 22, Mekka club : ul. Chłodna 35. I will recommend that places:)

Guest Reply Jan 4th, 2014

Where are the most popular gay clubs in Warsaw : Glam and Mekka?? better than any other:)

enrico from France Reply Dec 23rd, 2013

Hola chico...LLegando a Varsovia el 27 de diciembre alguien quiere ensenarme la ciudad.. contactme si hablas espanol por el + 33 6 15 01 46 23

ASHER from Israel Reply Nov 4th, 2013

hello, I I'll be in Warsaw from 6- 12 THIS NOVENBR . anyone up for a tour of warsaw? IM A FAT 33/120KG thanks

Dan from Romania Reply Aug 24th, 2013

hello, Next week I'll be in Warsaw from monday 26th to friday 30th. anyone up for a tour of warsaw?

Ken from United States Reply Aug 5th, 2013

got here today and looking for some nice guy to show me around. 177cm/75kg/30 years old here.

Nico from Poland Reply May 31st, 2013

In warsaw during this weekend, let me know guys if you need somebody to roam in the city. Gringo8 in PlanetRomeo the best way to contact me.

Peter Solberg from Sweden Reply May 5th, 2013

Coming to Warzaw 31/5-3/6 with to friends, anyone who want to meet and show us Polens gay life?

christiaan from Netherlands Reply Apr 19th, 2013

Hi guys, Im Cabin crew and here with female colleagues who dont go out would like to meet someone to go clubbing with friends drinks etc please get in touch I am at the Hilton until the 22/04/13

Mike from United States Apr 20th, 2013

HI Christiaan - Mike here - also visiting Warsaw this weekend. How can we get in touch?

Rahul from United States Reply Apr 7th, 2013

visiting from US and here till 20th April. Would any one like to meet?

Eli from Poland Reply Apr 1st, 2013

in Warsaw till June! let me know if you wanna meet up top.speed741@gmail

Andy from United States Reply Mar 31st, 2013

I am visiting from the USA and on my own, would love to hear from you and let me know where you are going Sunday night? 31.03.2013

curlyhair from United Kingdom Reply Mar 28th, 2013

Alex and Russell, very similar situation however on my own - let me know if you want to meet up. I

Alex-and-Russell from United Kingdom Reply Mar 22nd, 2013

Hello Warsaw, Myself and my bf will be in Warsaw over Easter weekend, I know it's meant to be very quite in Warsaw that weekend because of Easter, but any tips on what to do (gay stuff) would be much appreciated. I'm Brazilian and my bf is English and we live in London. Alex :-)

Menora from Latvia Reply Mar 7th, 2013

hello, i am latvian girl, who want see the best drag queen show in Warsaw. i want to know were ,i can see it in april first/ second week weekend? i wanna to know your opinion. write me to e-mail menoram@inbox.lv

OrientalFareastlad from United Arab Emirates Reply Feb 28th, 2013

Hey anyone friends and aquaintances in warsaw april 4-10 'discovering Warsaw

Ben from Hong Kong Reply Jan 31st, 2013

Visiting Warsaw for conference in Apr. Any suggestions on what to do after? Probably have 2 days by myself. Ben

Ra from United Arab Emirates Reply Jan 7th, 2013

Hey Irish man, fancy meeting up?

europel from Ireland Reply Nov 10th, 2012

@Buggermehugger I'm Irish and live in Warsaw if you need any help?

Benji from Poland Reply Nov 10th, 2012

@julien: j'habite à Varsovie et je suis disponisble à vous aider :)

BuggerMeHugger from Ireland Reply Oct 8th, 2012

Hey Boys, I'll be cumming all the way from Dublin to Warsaw heehee. totally excited, where can I go to get some Polish fun fun!

Josh from United States Reply Oct 1st, 2012

Coming to Warsaw with friend. We are looking for a local guy to show us around the city.

John from United States Reply Sep 23rd, 2012

Not sure what the last commenter found, but I went to all of those three places last night and all were busy. There are places to go out in Warsaw

Peter from Australia Reply Sep 9th, 2012

There are now NO gay bars in Warsaw. We tried three in one night, every one of them had been closed. down. What has happened to this place? We tried Lodi Dodi, Klatka and Sqandal - all gone! Do we see, again, the rise of fascism?

Ryan Dior from United Kingdom Reply Jul 27th, 2012

Hallo and thank you for your hospitality when I visited Warsaw back in March when I was filming a documentory about the night life in our gay commuity, as an actor/Writer I was very well receved and made welcome everywhere I went, and gave many TV and radio interviews, I was very serprised to say the very lest as to how wealthy poland was, and came away with a fressh slant on the place, the people are so friendly and kind the night life is great and the gay commuity are treated as eqis there is a lesson for the british the pink vote is very strong so lisen up, I would go back if invited in a secon, provideing my diary was free, Ryan Dior Actor/Writer Facebook Ryan Dior Manchestre uk

Rick from United States Reply Dec 26th, 2011

Hello I am visiting warsaw from los angeles, I am here now Dec 24th - 27th,I am looking for polish boys to show me around and to play with, Are there any go-go boy bars here I have not found anything gay here , Help,

new boy from Slovenia Reply Oct 22nd, 2011

Hello. I'm new boy in warsaw. I will be here this weekend, and I would like to meet some company for good time.

Mark from United Kingdom Reply Aug 27th, 2011

Hi - always great visiting Warsaw - will be here again 29th Aug to 2nd Sept - any guys interested in meeting up - email me at mark65_uk@hotmail.co.uk - Thanks

berna from Spain Reply Aug 23rd, 2011

hey ill be in warsaw from 2 october till 4 october...y would like meet some nice guy to some the city...

Mark from United Kingdom Reply Jul 31st, 2011

Hi - always great visiting Warsaw - will be here again 1st to 5th August - any guys interested in meeting up - email me at mark65_uk@hotmail.co.uk - Thanks

carlos Suarez from United States Reply Jul 30th, 2011

Thanks for the information about Poland . Im Plan to be in Poland in Septiembre I hope I find good men from Poland . Love Carlos

carlos Suarez from United States Reply Jul 30th, 2011

Thanks for the information about Poland . Im Plan to be in Poland in Septiembre I hope I find good men from Poland . Love Carlos

George guzman from United States Reply Jul 19th, 2011

I'm visiting Warsaw and krakow and am just concerned about safety being gay and Latino

Yogesh from United Kingdom Reply Jul 13th, 2011

Hey lads, I'm visiting poland 9 to 12 August 2011. Anyone interested in meeting up?

Mark from United Kingdom Reply Jul 1st, 2011

Hi - always great visiting Warsaw - will be here again 4th to 8th July - any guys interested in meeting up - email me at mark65_uk@hotmail.co.uk - Thanks

Mark from United Kingdom Reply Apr 28th, 2011

Hi - always great visiting Warsaw - will be here again 2nd to 6th May - any guys interested in meeting up - email me at mark65_uk@hotmail.co.uk - Thanks

Manuel from Portugal Reply Jan 28th, 2011

Hello, I am Manuel and I will be in Warsaw for four days in mid-March, would like to have male company to show me the town.

Mark from United Kingdom Reply Dec 29th, 2010

Hi - always great visiting Warsaw - will be here again 4th to 7th Jan - any guys interested in meeting up - email me at mark65_uk@hotmail.co.uk - Thanks

caroline from Sweden Reply Dec 2nd, 2010

hey! i'm caroline and live in sweden but i have family in poland so every summer I'm spending two months in poland, warszaw. I'm hetero but I love gay bars and clubs cause there is always a wonderful atmosphere, so I wonder if a can come to a gay club with you guy gays? =) I would love to maybe go shopping also or take a cup of tea in zloty terasach. Odezwijcie sie, rozmawiam po polsku, angelsku i szwedzku =)

Mateusz from Poland Reply Nov 24th, 2010

Warsaw's City Council (a local government) has the first openly gay member :)

Taylor from United States Reply Oct 28th, 2010

A friend and I will be in Poland for a few days for my Birthday. Were both girls and visit strip clubs here in the states and would like to go to one In Warsaw. I figured this is a gay friendly site so there shouldn't be negative feedback to this. Will we get stared at when we go? Do girls go to the strip clubs like they do here in the states? Will the strippers ignore us? Will we be asked to leave? I just want a nice evening out no drama. Thank you to any feedback!

Danny from Spain Reply Sep 22nd, 2010

hi, I am a 23 year-old traveler and will be in Warsaw a few days alone (from 5-oct until 7-oct). I don't like being alone... any interesting guy wanting to meet? I am also looking for a place to stay and something to do during the days (gay sauna / bar...). can anybody help me??

alvaro from Spain Reply Sep 14th, 2010

hey i´m a Spanish guy and i´ll live in warsaw for a year...i´ll arrive there on september 22nd and i don´t have contacts in the city...i hate being alone...if u want to meet me drop me a line to newboyinpoland@hotmail.com

Mirak from India Reply Sep 13th, 2010

i am guy from asia and will vist warsaw in mid of sep-10. i need a friend/partner to help me during my trip .

Ronnie from United Kingdom Reply Sep 12th, 2010

Travelling to Warsaw from 16/9 for 3 days. Looking to go to a sauna or hook up with singles and couples for some daytime fun.

Bobby Rosenberg from United States Reply Sep 12th, 2010

Hi! I am Bobby, work as a nurse in neurology @ The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, PA, & ethnically Polish from: Brzesc Litewskie nad Bugiem. I am Gay & plan on doing advanced graduate work in Nursing @ the University of Warsaw. I was in Warsaw before, but did not experience the Gay Culture that Warsaw has to offer. I enjoy the "arts & sciences," besides the academic "stuff," which includes dancing & going to restaurants. Life is great & Poland rocks!!!!! My E-mail is: Grafvonrosenberg@aol.com & USA Cell Phone is: (732) 485 - 5468. I live in the area of New Brunswick, NJ/New Jersey, 45 minutes South of New York City/NYC. Oh yeah, I enjoy a "good" cup of coffee & with "great" conversation. I am an athlete, too - cyclying, running, swimming, & weight lifting.

Bobby from United States Reply Sep 12th, 2010

Excellent website!!!!! Keep adding to it!!!!!

Andrea from Italy Reply Aug 30th, 2010

HI, I'm Andrea, 43 years old, I'll go in Warsaw at the end of october, there is someone who can help me whre I can find gay place? Saunas, disco, bar? Thank you in advance

Mat from Poland Reply Aug 28th, 2010

I've visited Warsaw with my boyfriend. We were holding hands and kissing in shopping malls and people even didn't stare at us. So you shouldn't be afraid and you can behave as you want ;)

Jorge from Ecuador Reply Aug 27th, 2010

Hi, I´m a latin guy traveling to Warsaw in September. I would like to meet a friend who can show me around your city. I´m 1.77, black hair, brown eyes. send me an email tsw@list.ru

mikel from Mexico Reply Aug 24th, 2010

Hello there, im going to warsaw pretty soon and im looking for a friend(s) who can show me around im 1.78,brown hair, green eyes im a nice person, send me an email mcort78@yahoo.com and lets meet

ryan from China Reply Aug 15th, 2010

i am visting her and live in Mercure Grand.So feel alone at night.If you want to chat with me,free to let me know.

mundm from Germany Reply Aug 14th, 2010

We are a gay couple (56) from munich staying the first time in Warsaw for a weekend end of august, who can give us some hints for visiting town and meeting gay people. Mail to mundm.muc@hotmail.de

geo from United States Reply Aug 6th, 2010

Visiting from San Fran. Need to know what to do this weekend. Need some...

Mr. John Jantsch from United Kingdom Reply Aug 4th, 2010

Please We would kindly need your help in assisting us as this is our first time of coming to your Country Poland for a research.Please get back to me if you can assist me

F from Poland Reply Jul 23rd, 2010

Europride was great! Beside some young righ-wing hooligans (like National Front in UK) ordinary people were very friendly: smiling, taking photos, waving hands. I was going through the city with a rainbow emblemant during 3 days and nobody was unpleasant. So dear gays and lesbians, don't be scared and come to Warsaw :D

Peter from United Kingdom Reply Jul 7th, 2010

Handsome Active guy 45 years old... seeks to hook up with muscled,sexy guys during Europride week end. which Bars and Clubs are the best to visit.....

Ash from United Kingdom Reply Jul 6th, 2010

Will be in Warsaw end of August. I'm 33. Looking for young guy to show me around when not with my straight friends. Lo0king for massage also.

city from Poland Reply Jun 19th, 2010

hi, i am new here, i come from China and now looking for friends who can chat or so on, very simple. you can reach me at MSN: ailv16@eyou.com

Flow from Poland Reply Jun 19th, 2010

In a Newsweek's poll 66% of people in Warsaw support gay civil-union! Only 27% opposed :)

Michael from China Reply Jun 6th, 2010

hi,I am chinese guy working in Poland, but not speak polish, I wanna find a long and reliable relationship with mature tops.concact me via: giddycrow@hotmail.com

Matt from Poland Reply Jun 1st, 2010

Hey steve !! hoe ur having fun here in warsaw! well i recommend you a club TORO :) i will be there tomorrow I look forward to see u ;0

Steve from United States Reply May 31st, 2010

Hey guys! I am in Warsaw for a bit and looking for a good place to meet nice tops. My Polish is limited =( drop me a note with any tips demnb01@gmail.com

Robert from Poland Reply May 26th, 2010

you should contact campaign against homophobia: www.kph.org.pl

Rian from Netherlands Reply May 16th, 2010

Hi there! I would like to know about some Polish gay-rights/interest organisations? Do they exist already? I could find a lot of sites about toleration, but no official organisation representing gays in Poland. So please if you know something about this, or about organisations which engage in activism, let me know! Greetings, Rian

M from Poland Reply May 6th, 2010

For all people who want to tak a part in EUROPRIDE in Warsaw (17th of July) - let's visit website and book hotel rooms. http://www.europride2010.eu/

Curious from Poland Reply May 3rd, 2010

"im an oriental guy living in warsaw ,lookin for some friends to chill with" . raf_jerry@yahoo.com

Curious from Poland Reply May 3rd, 2010

im an oriental guy living in warsaw ,lookin for some friends to chill with

Mateusz from Poland Reply Apr 22nd, 2010

Warsaw is really nice for gays. Nothing unpleasant happend to me there.

mark from United Kingdom Reply Mar 24th, 2010

Visit Warsaw every 2/3 weeks - would like make some new friends - email me mark65_uk@hotmail.co.uk

young_warsawer from Poland Reply Mar 8th, 2010

Hey, anybody needs a young Polish guy's company, I'll be more than happy to practise the language:) emailto: young_warsawer@o2.pl

fab from France Reply Feb 15th, 2010

hello Have you a room with breakfast from July 16 to 20 for gay couple France

Mateusz from Poland Reply Feb 13th, 2010

Here should be three other places: Zwi¹¿mnie - 11 listopada 22 (1st floor) Queer - Rynek Starego Miasta 1/3 (Old Town Square 1/3) Galla (sauna) - Ptasia 2 And Przychodnia is now called Wild Club.

Kevin from United Kingdom Reply Jan 21st, 2010

Hi i'm 56 years old and i am visiting Warsaw in May 2010 and would like to meet up with a nice polish guy who would show me round your city and maybe have some fun too. Here's my email kevin.gunn@hotmail.co.uk

lora from United Kingdom Reply Jan 13th, 2010

I will be in poland in february 06 i really need a polish guy to roll out with. Email me

Sebastion from United States Reply Jan 11th, 2010

Also, I am traveling with straight friends. We would like to go to a GAY, fun club at night. Can anybody suggest where we can go, to have a lot of fun? Thank you again. E Mail: TonioLarabi@gmail.com

Sebastion from United States Reply Jan 11th, 2010

Hello. I am in Warsaw, from USA, staying at a hotel in the center city. I am looking for a good massage or person I could pay, to show me Warsaw Gay life. I am in Warsaw January 11 to 15. E Mail: TonioLarabi@gmail.com. Thank you!

Marco from Italy Reply Dec 27th, 2009

Hi, I'm an italian boy (29 years old) and i'll be spending the new year's eve in warsaw with some straight friends. I would leave the group every now and then and am looking for a cute guy in town. Drop me a line at everynowandthen@interfree.it

Mary from Slovak Republic Reply Dec 21st, 2009

hello there...))) I will come to Warsawa in end if the year..actually I am looking for some nice G&L prefer L cafees or bars.. please let me know if there are any..i want enjoy it..((( thanks a lot

BRUNO from France Reply Dec 13th, 2009

Looking for a nice New Eve restaurant / party in Warsaw ... please send us advice to bruno92fr@hotmail.fr . Thanks

Eho from United States Reply Dec 11th, 2009

Hi! Guys I'll be in poland from January to March of 2010... How can I find friends? he he he

Eve from Philippines Reply Dec 8th, 2009

are straight women also welcome in your gay clubs?

Arvind from Nepal Reply Dec 7th, 2009

visiting Poland like to meet polish friends.

PrettiBoi from Israel Reply Dec 1st, 2009

Hello boys i'm staying in Warsaw till Sat. Dec. 5. Looking for nice guys to hang out, go out/stay in with :) email: byronapt1@gmail.com

Mark from United States Reply Nov 11th, 2009

Hi guys, I am staying for 2 nights in warsaw, Novotel city center, from 11 till 13 november. Want to meet some nice guys for date. Regards

Nasty, but nice from Poland Reply Nov 8th, 2009

Hated Tomba,Tomba ...the big secret is in Stare ... head to the new palce in Stare Miasto - all inclusive... you'll love the artwork ( just ask for the club Dziubek is in... Usta Marianne, plenty to enjoy ;)

michalski from Poland Reply Oct 30th, 2009

looking someone for practice my spanish and other things:-) i'm 41 live in warsaw

philippe from Spain Sep 26th, 2014

en varsovia del 3 al 7 de octure.me gustaria encontrar te .vivo en ibiza .tengo 61

Jerome from France Reply Oct 21st, 2009

I'm in Warsaw until Oct 23. Willing to have a drink, go out with someone who knows the area. Email me wopdi@hotmail.fr

gian from Italy Reply Oct 19th, 2009

I'm an italian boy of 37 years old.i'm in poland near lodt and I'm looking for a old friend who like rules plays and so on..

martin danube from United States Reply Oct 3rd, 2009

Hey i will be in warsaw between 23-25 october 2009. need to meet some guys to hang out and enjoy. i will stay in a centrum hotel. i can host. here is my email martin.danube@gmail.com

Doug from United States Reply Oct 2nd, 2009

Hi Guys Visitin Warsaw October 23-26. . on my own. want to make the most of my short visit. What's #1 gay place for friendly encounters. .bars/ sauna? cafe? what do you think?

Wawa from France Reply Oct 1st, 2009

Hy i'm french and i am in watsaw untill januarye. i'm looking for men to drink,.... my e-mail is ilador@msn.com come on. I'm 21

Michael from Ukraine Reply Sep 6th, 2009

Hi, boys! I would gladly meet someone and make friends in Poland, in capital or ... I'll stay in Poland beginning from mid September for almost a year.

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