What’s the 411?

About the Directory

Visit Gay Charlotte is pleased to offer the most current and exhaustive listing of LGBTQ businesses, service providers, and organizations in the Queen City Metro.   More than just nightlife, our mission is to present all facets of LGBTQ life in the Charlotte including organizations, sports teams/groups, business and professional services,  welcoming houses of worship for the community, and yes, LGBTQ bars, clubs and parties too.

You can jump to the directory listings at anytime by either clicking on a relevant section listing in the right hand column, or selecting the relevant section in the available choices in the top pull down menu.

How it Works

Our Directory is interactive as well.   When you first pull up a category such as Nightlife, you will see an alphabetical listing of Bars, Clubs, Parties, and Promoters.

Using the popular L4 Lounge as an example you can immediately see  an overview of the location including description, the neighborhood, details, and crowds who frequent.

Each item in the Neighborhood, Details, and Popular With section are clickable allowing the user to find other results that share the same criteria.

Regarding Popular With:

Visit Gay Charlotte understands that the community does not exist in a vacuum and that many places such as restaurants, hotels, coffee houses, houses or worship, and at times nightlife, may be popular with but not be exclusive to the community.  In those cases we will use the “Friendly” option.  



The organizations and places that make up the substance of a community. This section includes:

  • Advocacy, Community, and Political
  • Arts & Culture 
  • Faith
  • Media
  • Networking, Social and Support