Esctoday.com in collaboration with Malmö Turism invites you to discover Malmö and experience the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. Today we we will have a look at the Gay Scene in the Eurovision host city.
The Gay Scene in Malmö
Malmö is a friendly, open-minded and sprawling city, with a multitude of things to experience and enjoy for LGBT visitors. There are some interesting new places opening up, and both newcomers and old favourites on the gay scene are gearing up to celebrate the festivities of the Eurovision Song Contest in style!
Popular Gothenburgian new in town
Bee Kök & Bar in Gothenburg has long been one of Sweden’s most popular gay restaurants and night spots – or ‘straight friendly’ to use the term they prefer themselves. For two years running, it has taken home the “Best Restaurant & Bar” award at the QX LGBT Awards in Stockholm. This April, the popular concept of combining great restaurant food with a relaxed and mixed after-hours crowd branched out from Gothenburg to Malmö, and the new member of the Bee ‘family’ opened its doors on Södra Förstadsgatan 36, right on the high street of Malmö.
Great nights out
Other highlights of the Malmö scene include Wonk, a mixed gay club night that takes place every Saturday at the Level nightclub on Amiralsgatan 23. Here, we’re talking about a classic club night with all the trimmings, from hunky bare-chested bartenders to some spectacular karaoke hosts. Also at the same venue every first Friday of the month, is Lesbian Heaven which does just what it says on the tin, and provides one of the coolest dancefloors around.
For a true rock’n’roll experience, be sure to check out Tomboy club at Moriskan in the popular nightlife area Folkets Park. Malmö’s only gay rock club offers a different twist on things, and is a well-known meeting place for music lovers from all over Malmö and Skåne. On May 10, there will be a special Eurovision event at the normally rock-focused club, which will definitely be worth a visit!
And Tomboy is not the only place that’s putting the spotlight on glam and glitter for the Eurovision Song Contest. One of the biggest venues in Folkets Park, the old dancing restaurant Amiralen, is being taken over by the Wonk nightclub all through the Eurovision week, and will be home to five spectacular concerts and club night boasting some really special performers. Old winners and international Eurovision stars are on the menu, and on the night of the Grand Final Loreen herself will be rocking the dancefloor!
You can find more information on the Gay scene and nightlife in Malmo click here