The best guide to LGBTQ and gay-friendly parties in Zurich, and the nearby cities of Bern, Basel, and Luzern. In German, but with links to English-language websites and facebook pages.
Ongoing fetish parties at rage-club sector abc. sportswear + sneakers-parties + biker gear + sex parties - at all rage sectors - play fair, fuck safe. Rage is now CLOSED and will not reopen. See their Goodbye Message at:
The party has re-started at this sauna for men. Smoking room, dark/ playroom, video cabins, free WiFi, Tuesday Partner Day, Thursday Youngster Nights.
Back in business after the Coronavirus lockdown with full sauna facilities, whirlpool, solarium, bar, cafe, lounge, cruise area, every day of the year from 11:30am to 10pm.
Reopened after the Coronavirus lockdown with schedule that includes Youngsta Night, Bear Day, Tuesday + Friday Mixed Nights, Masked Balls, Friday + Saturday Night Sauna, Saturday Dark & Naked, Fetish events, Partner Days - and more - see:
Bronxclub has closed pemanently. See farewell message at their website and facebook page. All events after March 13th were cancelled.
Friday 11pm - 6am + Saturday 11pm-8am at Heaven, Spitalgasse 5, playing Deep House, Progressive House and Techno on Fridays, variety of music including Charts Disco, Pop, House, Techno to Open Format on Saturdays. Resident + international guest DJs. Events include: Avalon; Balkan Gay Night; Boyahkasha; Boyteschma; Dudecute; Hell On Heels; Hell's Kitchen; MILK; Sissy That Walk.
Wednesdays 10pm-3am at Heldenbar. Queer, gay, lesbian, bi, straight mid-week deep house and techno dance party night from "der sonnenkrieger" - the the sun warrior. Events restart June 10th.
WE Party, Sportsparty, Sündenbock, and No Regrets gay circuit dance parties and afterhours throughout the year. See upcoming dates at their website:
Saturdays, 10pm-5am, September through May LGBT and Friends monthly events - all welcome, with the biggest hits from back then until today, and on the electro floor with plenty of whacks. At Dynamo Zurich or Gaskessel in Bern. See FB
Monthly Saturday, 6:30-10pm, at Serrat(u)s Studio, Zwinglistrasse 40. Experimental Queerspace to encounter other beings in playful/ friendly atmosphere. Relax, connect w/ yourself/ others through mindful touch. Celebrate diversity/ inclusion; encounter LGBTQIA+ community w/ various exercises. All 16 + genders/ orientations.
July 10, 2020, 11pm-6am. DJ Stella Sanchez plays Pop, Charts, and RnB. Scream and shout and let it all out ... carefree party combination of fat sound, exuberant mood and unrestrained celebration with friends guarantees a cheerful start to the weekend.
July 11, 2020, 9pm-1am in the Zoom Room. Pride is about visibility, Pride is about liberation, Pride is about activism, Pride is about us! You didn't think we'd let Pride go by without giving you all a space to be heard and seen! Celebrating queer icons old and new! More info TBA.
July 11, 2020, 11pm-5am monthly Queer dance parties 12-yrs running at Plaza-Zurich, Heaven, and Hive, among their home venues. Back to black + back to the roots: RnB + HipHop. International guest DJs and performers.
August 8, 2020, 1pm-midnight. Colorful house/techno parade, street dancing, electronic music, top international stars, innovative newcomers, 30 Love Mobile moving stages, 6 fixed stages enroute, wide range of music, top DJs, dance animations, typically 200+ DJs, live acts, VJs plus hundreds of dance performers - followed by 80 parties in clubs around town.
September 4, 2020, 10pm-5am. Party by Angels at this cozy new bar and club - with progressive House music by the very trendy DJ Joao Angelo from Italy and the no less attractive DJ Jose Jones from Switzerland. Each will animate you with Tribal and Progressive House sounds until late.
September 5, 2020, 10pm-7am. New date - White Party Main Event. DJs Danny Verde (USA) + Micky Friedmann (DE), play strong progressive tech house and hot rhythms; supported by DJ Allysson Luis (Zurich). Second floor Schlager + Pop Music w/ DJ Wollana. White Room hot Tech + Deep House Music by DJ T2K FB
September 6, 2020, 6am-1pm. White After with open end. At the recently reopened Flamingo, just 200m from X-Tra (tram stop Museum für Gestaltung) - for all fans who just wanna keep dancin’ night + day w/ star DJ-producer Michel Mizhahi (UK) supported by DJ Vasco (FR) for a final farewell of strong progressive, tech and tribal house music.
September 9, 2020, 12:15pm at Arthouse Piccadilly 1. Now considered one of the most important painters in the world, an icon of self-confident, emancipated femininity. Frida Kahlo's strong personality developed in the context of a painful life. Julie Taymor takes us back into the past with personal insights into the events and experiences that shaped this great artist.
September 11-13, 2020, 7pm at Rote Fabrik. Queer culture that challenges, criticizes, encourages and allows. The creation of our own queer cultural spaces and art forms creates meeting places of our subculture. Music, dance and show are our way of turning the world upside down. Likewise, the themes of gender, youth, relationships, body, identity and friendship are being reinterpreted.
September 11, 2020 events resume. Monthly Milchjugend LGBTQ+ youth group events at: Rote Fabrik, Heaven; Provitreff, Sihlquai 240; Theater Neumarkt; HAZ, Zurich. Beyond Zurich find their queerness, liebe und glamourösität at Reflection Bar & Bistro, Winterthur; Milchbar Baden, Aargau; Treibhaus, Luzern.
September 16 - October 10, 2020. A traditional annual party of a month under a great tent in the traditional Münchener manner, at the main hall of Zurich Hauptbahnhof main station, Bahnhofplatz 15, with Bavarian beer, food & music -- natürlich! See website for details and tickets online. FB
September 19, 2020, 9pm-3am. Cozy evening/ ages 40+ meet, dance, chat, celebrate, and drink. DJs rotate frequently, keeping it fresh, playing wide-ranging music: old to new, things you know from the charts. Lounge: Jetzt buchen. Doors/Show 9pm. Next: Oct 31st.
September 21, 2020. The largest gay, lesbian and lesbian+ film festival in Switzerland. Now in autumn due to the coronavirus. Working on solutions for an alternative festival in Zurich and Frauenfeld. The Facebook event will be revised with exact dates for early autumn. See FB and website below:
September 24 - October 4, 2020, at Sechseläutenplatz Zürich. The work of up-and-coming young filmmakers from around the world, awarding the "Goldenes Auge" prize in the competitive category. Eleven days/ 70 film premières, well-known actors/ directors. Also discussions on the films. The program of the 16th ZFF will be published in September 2020.
October 10, 2020, 9pm-3am (subject to lifting of Covid-19 restrictions) at Bananenreiferei, Pfingstweidstrasse 101. Cozy evening for ages 40+ meet, dance, chat, celebrate, and drink. DJs rotate frequently, keeping it fresh, playing wide-ranging music: old to new, things you know from the charts. Lounge: Jetzt buchen. Doors/ Show 9pm. Next: Nov 14th.
November 3-8, 2020, 8pm, Tanzhaus Zürich, Wasserwerkstrasse 127a. Four performers bundle anger and desperation in the face of social injustices. Departure from the norm connects them; using the powerful potential of connection they break vicious circles of discrimination, hatred and violence.
November 6-8, 2020, 11pm. Three party nights - international guest DJs w/ vocalist performances, Angels dancers/artists, mirrors/fireworks/lights spectacle, huge LED wall. Past year: FRI Opening Party at Bronx, SAT Main Event at X-tra, plus After Party at Chilli's. DJs Sr Edu, Abel, Ben Mason, Binomio, Aguilera, Amadeo, Will, Ruhga, T2K, Alex Baronny, Alexio, Madhouse, Jose Jones.
December 11, 2020, 11pm-10am. All-inclusive high energy, fast-paced, driving-techno no boundaries queer party for all genders/sexuality/kinks. Come share love for the music. Big XXX play area. DRESS CODE: Sporty/Silly/Sexy/Crazy/Kinky. Twinks, bears, daddies, grannies, freaks and straight boys'n'girls all dance together in Berlin. Come. We'll take care of it!
January 23-30, 2021, the 17th annual gay ski week: 5700 foot elevation mountain resort, parties, gourmet dining, dancing, lounging in the sun, 10 gay-friendly hotels - boutique to chalet, foam party, fondue night, classical piano concert, pool party, cabaret-night, drag- queen ski race.
May, 2021. Annual month of a hundred or so events to return in 2021 - LGBT films, readings, discussions, performance art, comedy, theatre works, sports, music concerts, dance parties and more. See the full daily program at website:
June 18-19, 2021. Fri/Sat mid-June two-day festival with bars, food and entertainment stage - all-night movies too. Saturday Parade/demo usually follows shoreline of Lake Zurich, beginning at Hafendamm Enge, ending at Kreuzstrasse. See their website for updates:
July 1-3, 2022. Three-day folk/ arts/ music festival that attracts millions of visitors each third year to Bahnhofstrasse and Paradeplatz with: Friday and Saturday musical fireworks displays; amusement park rides; over 70 shops on Sechseläutenplatz, Hafendamm Enge, Mythenquai, Limmatquai, Bürkliplatz and at City Hall. See more at their website: