Gay Bars & Clubs

Despite its pronounced seasonality, the Algarve has its own life.

Its true that the summer months are the preferred for evening outings in a region where tourism beach, sea and sun are the main activity, but there are bars open all the year.

July, August and September are the months that Algarve receives the greatest amount of tourists due to its  fantastic beaches, including those frequented by gays.

From around the world, the region receives thousands of tourists hungry for pleasure and fun. In this time of the year is when the renowned nightlife of the Algarve reaches its peak.


The most touristic and cosmopolitan area of the Algarve, is naturally the most frequented by gays. Its why Albufeira has in recent years been recognized as the gay capital of the Algarve. Is in this city that there is a greater variety of gay bars and many other gay friendly.

The other cities where we can find other gay venues is in Vilamoura, Portimão, Faro and Tavira.

Note that most gay bars in Algarve don't get busy before 01:00, usually the best time is between 02:00 and 05:00.

Here is a selection of gay bars& clubs in the Algarve:

Gay Bars & Clubs


Espelho (Gay Friendly)

Monday to Sunday  - 10:00 to 03:00 PM

Avenida Sà Carneiro 81, Albufeira

In english "Espelho" means Mirror.
This is the object that gives the name to this micro bar situated on the main bar street in Albufeira, the famous Oura Strip . This bar is very admired by everyone because of its extravagant décor and at the same time very delicate.
This bar serves as a meeting point for many gays to start the night journey. Has a very comfortable terrace, that in the summer is almost full of gays who want to see and be seen.
More info in the Facebook 



Men Faktory Club (Gay Club)

Bar moderno e cosmopolita localizado na avenida Avenida Tomás Cabreira, Edifício Casa da Praia, Loja 20, Praia da Rocha em Portimão.​

O teu bar preferido para estar com amigos, beber um copo (ou mais), ouvir boa música e dançar!


2ª a 5ª feira - 22h - 02h

6ª feira e sábado - 22h - 04h

Visita o site e a página de Facebook para acompanhar as novidades.


Is a modern and cosmopolitan bar located at Avenida Tomás Cabreira, Building Casa da Praia, Shop 20, Praia da Rocha in Portimão.
Your favorite bar to be with friends, have a drink (or more), listen to good music and dance!

Open from Monday till Saturday.

Monday to Thursday - 10pm - 02am

Friday and Saturday - 10pm - 04am

Visit the website and the Facebook page for updates


Loft Portimão (Gay Club)

Friday and Saturday - 23h00 to 06h00

Rua da Olivença, 5, 8500-611 Portimão

 Loft is the name of the new gay club of Portimão, opened on February 8th

Loft now open under another concept and concentrated on another audiences.
Larger and more airy than the Vilamoura's Pride, this new club promises to replace Portimao in the Algarve gay map, as this city goes well after two LGBT nightclubs.
Recent music (mostly House), good atmosphere and beautiful people is what this new home promises.
Keep up to date through their facebook page





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