Welcome to LGBTQ Sacramento!

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We worked with our local community to create this LGBTQ welcome site filled with things to do, resources, and local happenings while visiting Sacramento. If you are reading this guide and want to share it with potential travelers, locals, or meeting planners, click on the share button to copy a link.

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One of our two gay dance clubs, this popular late night hangout is open from Wednesday to Sunday and is the place to go for one last drink before heading home.


Another favorite among locals, this two-story venue plays all the best Top 40 hits and regularly hosts drag shows, throwback nights, and other special events.


The Depot

Located right next door to Badlands, this is the go-to spot to meet up with old friends, make some new friends, and enjoy casual eats outside on the patio.

The Mercantile Saloon (a.k.a. “The Merc”)

If you’re looking for a chill vibe and stiff drinks, this laidback watering hole located on L street in Lavender Heights is your place.


The Bolt

A favorite among the leather and bear subcultures, this lowkey dive hosts special events every week and never charges a cover.

Unapologetically Queer

Empowered. Fabulous. Adventurous. Sporty. Creative. United. See how LGBTQ Sacramentans define “unapologetic” on their own terms.

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The Sacramento Rainbow Chamber has a member directory of LGBTQ owned and ally owned businesses in Sacramento. If you are looking to support these businesses that give back to our community check out the directory!

Member directory of LGBTQ owned and ally owned businesses in Sacramento.

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Outward Magazine is the leading LGBTQ magazine for Central and Northern California. For over 25 years, they have been producing content for queer locals that includes local queer news, events, and highlights of community members.

The leading LGBTQ magazine for Central and Northern California.

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Bijou Bentley

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“I’m so grateful for how the local community has pushed me to be a better artist.”

Apple Adams

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“It’s all about artists building up and receiving inspiration from other artists.”

Unieke Moore

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“The Sacramento community influenced me to open myself up to a lot more things.”

Local Drag Nights



9pm at Badlands
Industry Night - All Cocktails 30% Off


Thirsty Thursdays

11pm - 12am at Badlands
$2 beers and $3 wells

Drag Queen Bingo

First Thursday of the month
7pm at Mango’s


Friday’s Are A Drag

8pm at Badlands


Dinner & Drag Saturdays

8:30pm at Capitol Garage


Makeup & Mimosas Drag Brunch

11am and 1:30pm at Badlands

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The Ultimate LGBTQ Walking Tour of Midtown Sacramento

Here are some favorite spots to start your exploration in the Midtown area. From history and art to shopping and clubs–this itinerary will keep you entertained all afternoon and long into the night.

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Your journey begins by stepping into the past at…

Stop 1 Sutter’s Fort Historic State Park (Midtown)

Onward to art at…

Stop 2 Kennedy Gallery

Look for treasure in this small business…

Stop 3 Strapping Store

Drink, dine and delight with…

Stop 4 Alaro Craft Brewery

Why choose one club when you could have three? Round out the night at…

Stop 5 Faces Nightclub

Stop 6 Badlands

Stop 7 Mango’s Sacramento

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LGBTQ Health Resources

We know that LGBTQs sometimes need health resources when traveling, so we put together a list of LGBTQ affirming providers

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