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.
Monthly Third Fridays, 6:30-10pm. 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.
WE Party, Sportsparty, Sündenbock, and No Regrets gay circuit dance parties and afterhours throughout the year. See upcoming dates at their website:
Saturdays, 11pm-5am. Trashy monthly gathering of Zurich drag queens and their boys - particularly glamorous, and extravagant! DJ Käry from Frankfurt plays open format. CHF 20. Ongoing nights w/ guest drag DJs. Come in drag and come for free!
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 and Gaskessel, Bern. For rules on guest numbers, masks, registration etc, see FB
Annual gay circuit events include Black Party, White Party, Flash Party, Pride Party, Kitsch Party, Flash Party, On Tour events and After Parties with international DJs and gogo dancers. Now on hold. See upcoming plans at:
Monthly Milchjugend LGBTQ+ youth group events ON HOLD 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.
Second Saturdays, 9pm-3am, Ü40 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.
Fourth Saturdays, 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.
May 5 - October 31, 2021 in Zurich. The largest gay, lesbian and lesbian+ film festival in Switzerland returns for 2021. Frauenfeld dates: May 7-9, 2021. See program listings:
May 7 - July 11, 2021. Normally one hundred or so events to return in 2021 in a more restricted format - 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:
August 7, 2021 (TBC), 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 23 - October 3, 2021, 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 17th ZFF will be published in September 2021.
January 22-29, 2022, the 17th annual gay ski week (postponed from 2021): 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.
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: