The Gay Scene of Porto, Portugal
Porto is one of the big cities of Portugal hosting a dynamic gay scene with several gay venues like gay bars, clubs, saunas etc. The LGBT acceptance is at pretty moderate levels and people, year after year, become more open and acceptant towards homosexuality. Below, you will find some DOs and DON'Ts regarding Gay Travel in Porto:
- For an intense dancing experience, visit the clubs Plano B, Zoom and Gare. Although, these clubs tend to attract mixed crowds!
- Even though you will not find any exclusively gay coffee shops, the majority of the cafes in Porto are gay-friendly. Some unique places to drink a coffee or a hot chocolate are Guarany, Cafe Majestic, Praia da Luz and Brasileira.
- If you want to live a naughtier experience, you should visit the gay saunas of Porto. Sauna Thermas 205 is a gay sauna, at the center of Porto, where you will find several locals and tourists of a wide range of ages. While, Spartakus Sauna is another great option near the center of Porto that also has a gay bar where you can have a drink.
- There are several gay bars in Porto where you can enjoy a drink and socialize. Some randomly-picked ones are Pride Bar, Spartakus Bar and Labirintho.
Do not expect an intense gay scene. Porto might have a pretty developed gay life, but it's pretty discreet and laid-out.