Gay Bars

Puglia has become known as one of the most tolerant of places and many venues are now mixed and being gay is something to be proud about. Below we list a few Gay Bars/Venues.

Picador Village


SP289, 73057 Taviano LE
+39 392 925 1312

Picador Village is the point of reference for the Salento Gay night life. A huge outdoor Club open throughout the Summer. Open every Saturday and also some Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays. National and international DJs, Artists and dancers. A gay disco with 1,500 guarded parking spaces, two lanes, two private rooms, a huge stage, state-of-the-art lighting and sound and all surrounded by greenery, olive trees, palm trees and Mediterranean shrub.

Tacco 12 Lounge Bar


Via Ludovico Maremonti, 1, 73100 Lecce LE
+39 389 568 1096

Taco 12 Lounge Bar is a mixed and gay bar in the heart of Lecce. Surrounded by restaurants and the Baroque beauty of Lecce this is a great place to hang out and meet some locals. There are many Universities around so the crown can be young but being Lecce there are many flavors for everyone. The cocktails are great too!


Ceglie Massapica

Piazza Vecchia 17, Ceglie Messapica (Br)
+39 338 946 1912

Calce is a mixed and gay bar or more a paninoteca concept shop set in the historical heart of Ceglie Massapica in the Itrian Valley. It is open every day till 2am. A place where you can savor some of the typical flavors of Puglia and have a drink or two. The sandwiches are out of this world! Relaxed atmoshpere with a social space connected which organizes dancing lessons and Italian classes for tourists. Email for information on this. There is also an adjoining fashion shop as well as a holistic and sports massage area. For information on booking a massage please visit or email

Lido Pôr do Sol

Baia Verde, Gallipoli

Litoranea Per Santa Maria Di Leuca, 73014 Baia Verde LE
+39 340 302 3003

Lido Pôr do Sol is a gay and mixed beach Lido set on the beautiful sandy beaches of Gallipoli in the Baia Verde area. By day it is a relaxed beach Lido with soft beats in the background and a bar which offers an arrange of snacks, coffees soft drinks and alcohol. In the evenings it turns into a fun party night on the weekends and some evenings during the week. Dance to amazing tracks whilst taking intermittent dips in the  beautiful Ionian sea. The staff are really friendly and the atmoshphere is really relaxed.



Corso Roma, 13G, 73014 Gallipoli LE
+39 333 188 1939

LED is a gay bar set in the new part of Gallipoli. It is only a short 10 minute stroll from the old town and opens around 10pm (sometimes later). A relaxed friendly atmoshpere where all the gay locals come to hang out. Drinks are well priced and the music is fun.