The Stanley Street Quarter: Bars/Clubs in Liverpool’s Gay Quarter
As the location of Britain’s first and only official gay quarter, the only LGBT combined arts organisation in the North of England, and one of Europe’s largest free Gay Pride festivals, life in modern Liverpool allows more liberties for gays and lesbians than it ever did. The last couple of years have seen vast strides in raising the profile of Liverpool’s LGBT community.
Liverpool City Council made the decision to officially recognise the Stanley Street district as Liverpool’s official gay quarter and posted the area with street signs embellished with the rainbow flag, making it the first UK city to mark a gay quarter in this way. Liverpool was often accused of lagging behind and not providing adequate provisions for its diverse communities. Mersey Marauders, Liverpool’s own gay football team was launched later in 2005.
The “Stanley Street Quarter” (sometimes Liverpool Gay Quarter or Village) is an area within the historic downtown of Liverpool City Centre, England. It is made up of residential blocks, hotels, bars, nightclubs and various other businesses, many of which cater for the LGBT community. The neighbourhood also includes Stanley Street, Davies Street, Cumberland Street, Sir Thomas Street, Dale Street, Temple Street & Lane, Victoria Street, Hackins Hey, Leather Lane and Eberle Street. Stanley Street has often been seen as the symbolic heart of the gay quarter and is where a large number of the bars are found. The quarter is also one of the sites where the annual Liverpool Pride is held.
One of Liverpool’s most popular gay clubs, the G Bar is always lively. The DJs pump out top quality commercial dance which without fail always gets the crowd jumping.
1-3 Eberle Street,
If you enjoy sociable surroundings, friendly banter and well-priced then head for Jupiters. It shows all major sports games and has a regular Karaoke night for the keen singers out there.
8 Hackins Hey,
The Lisbon is located in the basement and serves pub food daily. You can enjoy a game of pool or relax with friends.
35 Victoria Street,
The Masquerade Bar is a lively and vibrant gay venue where you can enjoy live entertainment 7 nights a week. If you like to dance and sing their karaoke and discos are extremely popular.
10 Cumberland Street,
Superstar Boudoir is a fun and vibrant bar. From being greeted at the door by the Drag Hostess to spotting the odd celebrity, this bar is full of glamour and excitement.
22-24 Stanley Street,+
Super trendy club with top DJs, podiums, stage and gorgeous bar staff!
Location: Gay Quarter – 27-29 Stanley Street, Liverpool.
Liverpool’s older men’s bar, with a cruisy feel.
Location: 8 Temple Lane , Liverpool
Brand new bar which opened on July 2013.
Location: Gay Quarter – 27-29 Stanley Street, Liverpool, L1 6AA, Liverpool, UK
Liverpool specialises in unique festivals and celebrations in all forms. Arts, food and drink, performance, heritage, music from all over the world, LGBT culture… there’s something to appeal to all visitors and locals alike. We’ve pulled together some information on the main festivals throughout the city region.
Check this site out for the upcoming Gay pride events.