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.
A slightly older crowd frequents Budapest's longest-running monthly gay festivities, hosted by Garçons. During the summer, Ludus is home to open-air parties within Budapest Park. 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. Finally, keep also an eye out for Triton's events.