Help me find... LGBTQIA+ friendly venues

Last updated 19 Oct, 2023

A city oozing with social and culturally diverse experiences, Adelaide is the place to be with its unrivalled festivals, vibrant hospitality and green belt to boot. Adelaide, and nearby North Adelaide, is the perfect destination for people from all walks of life to be a part of an eclectic city filled with good food, drinks, festivals, retail and, of course, good times. Discover some of the best LGBTQIA+ friendly venues Adelaide has to offer.

Mary's Poppin

5 Synagogue Place, Adelaide SA 5000

The jewel of Adelaide’s LGBTQIA+ crown, Mary’s Poppin delivers some of the best vibes, beats and drag queens. Some of Australia’s best queens take the stage weekly at this fun, iconic venue that has been proudly queer owned and operated since 2016.

My Lover Cindi

192 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Let your hair down at My Lover Cindi and dance the night away at this proud LGBTQIA+ night space that also has a focus on accessibility, It is a place for people from all walks of life to come together and celebrate diversity within queer communities. There are a range of drinks on offer — including booze-free options — and a tight lineup of toasties all night.

1800 Not Sh*t Weddings

Adelaide SA 5000

Do accessible and unconventional nuptials under a disco ball sound good? Whether you are looking for a bootleg Vegas hitching without getting on a plane, give the crew at 1800 Not Sh*t Weddings a bell. The team at My Lover Cindi and marriage celebrant Clare Parsons have joined forces to host Vegas-inspired ceremonies that have inclusivity at the forefront. If you plan to get hitched to your beau using the service, you are legally required to give your celebrant at least one month’s notice before you say ‘I do’.

Mylk Bar

57 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Every Sunday night Mylk Bar hosts Gay Bingo — a subversive, queer take on your nanna’s game of bingo. There is great food, a full bar, coffee, innuendo, trivia, a spinning wheel and drag queens. What more can you want ahead of the working week.

Pride Walk

Light Square, Adelaide SA 5000

Be loud, proud and hold you head up high as you wander down the City of Adelaide’s rainbow-coloured Pride Walk in Light Square. The Pride Walk celebrates the struggles and achievements of the LGBTQIA+ community and its journey towards acceptance. The timeline stencilled onto the path gives an insight into major legal policy reform in South Australia that paved the way to SA becoming the first state to decriminalise homosexuality in 1973.

Night Call

Adelaide SA 5000

Night Call hosts pop banger and throwback anthem parties, inspired by 2000s pop culture and boasts a safe space for LGBTQIA+ inclusivity and female empowerment. Round up the squad for an unforgettable night.

Diverse-City Adelaide

163 Gouger Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Diverse-City celebrates all things diverse in Adelaide. This LGBTQIA+ friendly venue is a cafe by day, offers entertainment by night and is a social hub all the time. Head there for fun with friends, to catch live music from local artists or for just a simple good time.