Top 3 LGBTQ+ Locales in The Palm Beaches: Always Ready to Welcome You

October 8, 2020

With diverse and welcoming communities, The Palm Beaches have long provided genuine hospitality to all who visit.

The Palm Beaches believes pride should be embraced year-round. Discerning LGBTQ+ travelers enjoy pampering themselves at the destination’s iconic hotels, while cultural attractions for every budget abound. For those looking to meet and mingle with locals and out-of-town friends, here are the top three LGBTQ-friendly restaurants and bars in The Palm Beaches.

People at the Pride Parade

“Work it Wednesdays” at Propaganda - Lake Worth
As one of Palm Beach County’s premier music venues, Propaganda showcases live music and good times. With rock, indie and alternative band performances year-round, the venue also hosts “Work it Wednesdays,” a weekly Drag Show series hosted by Rianna Petrone. There is no cover before 9 p.m., and it’s only $5 after 9 p.m. Happy hour is from 8 to 9 p.m. with cocktail and draft specials. 

Penny’s at the Duke - Lantana
Open since 2013, this charming little bar welcomes all – LGBTQ+ and straight patrons. The neighborhood bar offers food, drinks, two pool tables and a variety of fun programming including “Penny’s and Roosters Unite” drag shows each Saturday at 8 and 10 p.m., hosted by Melissa St. John, and karaoke on Friday nights from 7 to 11 p.m. with KJ Rasta One Love. Mics are sanitized after each use and masks are required inside when not seated.  

The Mad Hatter Lounge – Lake Worth
Just six miles south of West Palm Beach, this all-inclusive lounge is one of the area’s most popular pubs, welcoming an eclectic crowd of diverse ages and backgrounds. Pop by before 8 p.m., any day of the week, to enjoy daily happy hour. The friendly lounge has billiards, a juke box, darts and programming ranges from bingo nights to themed events and live dancers to karaoke. 

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