Current daily listings for downtown Cologne clubs: SM / Fetish/ naked events for men at STATION 2B COLOGNE; and whats happening Fridays and Saturdays at Baustelle4U gay music bar + lounge.
Fridays + Satudays 10pm-5am at Mathiasstraße 4-6. Mostly Lesbian/ gay-friendly dance club and cocktail bar featuring DJanes Thunderpussy, Anna Andersson, and more; karaoke, theme parties.
Fridays and Saturdays, 8 and/or 11pm, at ARTheater, Ehrenfeldgürtel 127, Ehrenfeld. Performance art, music performers, electronic music, dance nights, SpokenWordClub comedy, poetry, AudioIntensiv, Carnival events, Sector Adepts, Rave or Die - for ongoing events see their facebook page.
Every 4th Saturday of the month from 11pm at Venue, Hohestrasse 14. HomOriental LGBT Oriental party. Turkish Pop, Oriental & house music, Black Music, Kurdish, Arabian, Persian, Greek, Jewish, Armenian and Balkan sounds in the mix. Admission: €6 up to midnight, €8 after.
Second + Fourth Wednesdays from 11:30pm at Gloria. Stylish setting gay dance night, 18+ young crowd, men/women mix. Dance Classics, Mainstream, Charts, Pop & House with DJane Djumelle and DJ GinaG. Seperate Area with Trash & Bad Taste Sounds from DJs Scampi and Tunar. 5€ entry before 11pm, 8€ after.
April 28 - May 1, 2017. FRI 10pm Bears + Beard Party at Club Domhof w/ DJs Barbarossa, Jose Sanchez, and Matthew Black + special guest Alex Marte and Mr. Bear Europe election. SAT 10pm at Bürgerhaus Stollwerck - Pipe Men-Only Party w/ DJs Aciid, Marco Scotti, Marc Lange, and Maik Conrath. SUN 6-9pm Bear Boat Tour on the Rhine. Bar-hopping; Badehaus Babylon + Phoenix sauna events.
May 6, 2017, 11pm at Triple A. Sexy Party Cologne Dance/Cruise Party. DJs on. 2 Floors, Locker Room, Playzone, Acts/Performers, Brilliant Sound/Lights, Sexy Bartender, Welcome Shot. Vocal/ Progressive/ Tech House, Dance, Black, Electro.
May 11, 2017, 1-7pm at STATION 2B COLOGNE, Pipinstraße 2. MenZone naked party. The biggest STRIPSHOW in Cologne this Thursda,y with all guests getting naked ;-). You can wear a mask If you like - free at the entrance. Next: May 14th + June 11th, 9am-3pm - Horny Sunday: Hard Cock Cafe (naked or underwear); July 17th, 1-7pm Schlager & Nackt Party (naked or underwear).
May 13, 2017, 11pm-7am at Artheater, Ehrenfeldgürtel 127 - Rock Loud With Your Cock Out- 2 Dancefloorsl: Berlin indie stars Trust.The.Girl, Sony Straight and Alex Reitinger with IndiPop, Hip Pop, Britpop and Tronix; Electronica/ Techno, Deep, House. DJs: The Electric Taste, Von Fröhling, Alex Reitinger & Marsmädchen, Laila Liçious, Kimberly Kiss.
May 19, 2017, 11pm - 6am, and every 3rd Friday/month at Reineke Fuchs. A time machine! Back to when everyone wanted a Nokia 3210, all about Crazy in Love and Call on Me - a time of Tutti Frutti + Gameboys. Barbie girl, Mr Brightside, Sk8erboy or genius in a bottle, everyone is welcome! DJ ILL-C - the best of 90s + 2000s with a bass drive.
May 20, 2017, from 5:30-midnight at Station2B, Pipinstrasse 2, Cologne. Private events on irregular dates in Berlin, Hamburg, Leipzig, Mannheim, Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne clubs, where, willing "mares" offer themselves to "stallions" without ever seeing their faces. Entry: 12 €. See website for details.
May 20, 2017, 11pm at The Cage, Rathenauplatz 6. Clubbing for the gay and open minded. Progressive, Tech, Deep and Techno like nowhere else w/ DJs MARC VISION + AM3D. Cover: 10€. Next date: July 7th - Pride Edition at The Cage w/ JON DOE, AM3D, CARD MERCIER, and The SOUND OF GRAVITY.
May 21 + June 4, 2017, 5-11am Sunday morning at Phoenix Sauna Köln. After Party for the PIPE Bear Pride Cologne Party. Resident DJ Mike J. starts spinning at 5am, followed by Roham Da Mirz (Amsterdam) from 8pm. A special edition of clubbing & cruising with the best sound at a famous Cologne sauna.
May 24, 2017, 11pm, Club Crystal. DJs: DAVIDE PAONI (Italy), DAVIDE PAONI (Italy), THOMAS SOLVERT (Spain), RAFAEL DUTRA (Brazil) w/ 10 hours of Best Tribal House music, hot go-gos, and opening show. Welcome Shot by DOS MAS. Entry €14 (€10 ages 18-24). See Sexy.
May 26, 2017, 11pm-6am at Club Bahnhof. Then monthly every 4th Friday. 18+gay/gay-friendly homo/bi, trans or hetero dance party. Main Floor (Dance/Electro) DJs Kevin Neon + Deejay Marquez. Second Floor (90s/2000s) DJ YUCA + ILL-C. Cover charge 10€.
May 27, 2017, 11pm at Sartory Säle. Big circuit-style dance party, sexy go-go dancers/performers, with international DJs GSP (GREECE), SR EDU (SPAIN), ANTHONY MAY (SPAIN), ANDREI STAN (BELGIUM). See media from previous editions at:
June 3, 2017 (plus each 2nd Saturday/month), 11pm-6am at Club Domhof. Gay, mostly men, House Party. DJs Mister Mola (Amsterdam) + Samuel D (Cologne). With Playzones and Welcome Shots. See Sexy. 10-12 €
June 22-25, 2017 at the Sartory-Sälen, Cologne. Bringing the Gay and Lesbian Chorfestival of the North to Cologne. Three evenings, 16 choirs, about 350 singers; ranging from classical music to musicals and pop. Glitter and glamor as well as more reflective and serious interludes - as varied as the lives of the entire LGBTQ community.
July 1-2, 2017, 2pm-10pm at Schaafenstraße/ Mauritiuswall, Rudolfplatz. The weekend before CSD, annual open-air summer afternoon street festival of food, drinks and entertainment, plus DJs from local clubs Mumu, Exile and Iron - free admission.
July 7-9, 2017. Main events: Friday - Sunday Street Festival with 3 stages of entertainment and dancing on the squares on and around Heumarkt. Sunday Parade/Demo with up to 120 floats -- almost a million people in previous years. Complete details/ updates online:
July 7-10, 2017. SEXY returns for 4 consecutive days anticipating 6000+ party guests at Cologne's best venues. Spectacular visuals/ sensational show acts/ the sexiest, most handsome men from all over europe, international star DJs. See lineup + venues:
July 9, 2017, 8pm at Diamonds, Hohenzollernring 90 - NAUGHTYCONTROL Pride Queer Dance Progressive/House/Minimal sounds Sunday dance party w/ DJs Chris Bekker, Emrock, and RW. Followed by GREEN KOMM 6am at Nachtflug w/ DJs PAGANO, BEN MANSON, MIKE J, JESKO, DER EGGERT, and SKIPPO. Next dates after the summer break: Sept 3rd; Oct 10th; Nov 5th; Dec 3rd.
October 17-22, 2017 at Filmforum NRW, Museum Ludwig, Bischofsgartenstraße 1 + Filmpalette. Among youngest German LGBT film festivals, the only one in Germany's gay capital Cologne and its biggest conurbation, the Rhine-Ruhr area, with an outstanding program each year. Also in Dortmund Oct 24-29. See info:
November 22-26, 2017 (TBC). Annual international bear's gathering. Past year: BEAR DANCE Welcome Party; PIPE! Men-Only Party; SHOW + BUTCH&BEAR; parties and bar nights, saunas, bowling, naked party, cruise night, coffee+cake, BEAR TOUR + Roman Museum (Praetorium), and the Mr Bear Germany contest. See updates & full program at:
February 8-14, 2018, annual festival, Friday/Saturday/Sunday Carnival and Parade, Monday Rosenmontag, street & club parties, bar closing times suspended for the festival duration; costumes, drinking, singing all over the city. Midnight Tuesday burning of Nubbel -- the straw doll scapegoats for all the sins of the year. Ash Wednesday traditional fish dinners.
Late April, 2018 at Koelnmesse (Köln-Deutz). World's oldest art fair for modern/ contemporary art of the 20th/ 21st century, annually inviting approximately 200 international galleries to showcase painting, sculpture, photography, prints, multiples, installations, performance and moving image art in the city of Cologne, the cultural center of the Rhineland region and beyond.