Compared with major U.S. and Western European cities, Budapest's LGBTQ scene has a long way to go (2019 was the first pride parade here when attendees could march without a security cordon). Accordingly, gay, and especially lesbian bars are still few and far between. But in addition to the listed places below, keep an eye out for Budapest's LGBTQ pop-up parties that often turn out to be the most fun.
The Oops queer party series draws local and foreign twentysomethings. A slightly older crowd frequents two of the longest-running monthly gay festivities, one hosted by Garçons, the other by Vibe. Hip locals flock to Hello's queer pop nights at Toldi club. WOW (Women-on-Women) throws the top lesbian dance parties, and if you enjoy dark techno, check out OMOH's events.