So I’m in Malmo Sweden for a work thing and unfortunately got Food Poisening while I was in London earlier this week. However, even with food poisoning I could not let you all down without at least one review and since london is simply going to take at least a cocktail or ten and a million hours writing about how fabulous it was and how I am completely ready to move there, I figured I would write about Malmo and post the pictures when I get back to the US.
So Gay Malmo Sweden.
Gay Malmo Sweden is an absolutely amazing city. Not only is it the third largest city in Sweden, but it also boasts gay marriage, gay friendly establishments and it seems like everyone here, regardless of religion loves the gays. They are all happy to help you find gay bars, no one looks at you funny if you are holding another man or woman’s hand and best yet, they don’t think twice about helping you find some gay nightlife in Malmo Sweden.
So here is my rundown of what to do in Gay Malmo Sweden.
Gay Friendly Hotels in Sweden:
The Mayfair Hotel formerly known as Tunnel or Tunnelen. (I know, I completely thought of Tunnel in NYC too and knew it had to be fabulous).
The Mayfair hotel in Malmo Sweden is absolutely fabulous. Not only is the hottest, most popular and trendy gay bar in the entire city pretty much next to it (Wonk), but when I asked the front desk lady for directions to a Gay Bar Malmo Sweden, she told me to head to my room if I wanted. When I was walking up the spiral staircase I saw her jump online and not only did she start Googling to find gay bars in Malmo Sweden, but she printed them out, made recommendations for gay men, lesbians and mixed crowds but also pre arranged can service to and from the hotel and thanked me because she had never been asked before and enjoyed the challenge. It was amazing. She even looked up what events were happening tonight and tomorrow night and said if I stayed one more I could get to attend a huge party. Just like the rest of the staff at the Mayfair hotel, they really go out of their way for their guests.
So onto the details of the Mayfair Hotel in Malmo Sweden.
Not only is the Mayfair Hotel in Malmo Sweden a Gay Friendly Hotel, it was built in the 1300′s for storing product for merchants….drag queens get medieval hair salon out of your heads…the only weave around back then was a scalped head and unless you are going to a blood ball that is just nasty. Now it is the breakfast lounge and a restaurant called TBone. The rooms at first look like tiny apartments with antique furniture, but when you lay on the bed and feel the amazing mattress pads as well as watch your bang an olfson tv, you will be in luxury. The stone countertops in the bathroom are stunning as well. Heck, Jill Zaran from the real housewives of New York City on Bravo even stayed here, her autographed picture is on the wall in the hallway on the second floor.
This hotel has over 700 years of history which is even quotes on their in room stationary that is complimentary (at least was for me) and ask you walk the hallways of this amazing building you will think you are in a private collection or a museum. The Mayfair Hotel is 100% gay friendly from the piano bar to the staff to the guests and everything around. I completely give it a 4 out of 5 stars.
Gay Bars Malmo Sweden.
The Gay Bars in Malmo Sweden are nothing short of fabulous…lesbian fabulous. Unfortunately for me everywhere I went it was gorgeous Swede after gorgeous Swede. When I finally made it to my first gay bar I saw a couple tables of hot Swedish Men, not a person here is even remotely ugly….it is seriously scary, and then more and more people started to arrive. Unfortunately they were all lesbians…hot ones from lipstick to bull dyke but still Lesbians. This carried true through the entire night so Lesbians, if you love your gorgeous Swedish Fish, and not the candy, then Gay Malmo Sweden is the place for you.
Balthazar nightclub and bar has or hosts a gay night called Dream Factory. I can’t remember the Swedish word for it. It features loungy house music but not blaring, a raver styled bar tender staff and cliquey people who are sort of stuck up. Not at all like the rest of the Swedes. The drinks run about $10 to $12 US and are made around medium to fairly strong depending on your tolerance but the beer is cheap. Again catering to the lesbians. They also feature a wide selection of shots including one called death which is a layered drink with tequila on top and Kahlua or Baily’s Irish Cream on the bottom. The bar was ok, small and cramped, the people were cliquey but also college aged so you’d expect it but the bar staff was amazing and really friendly and the DJ did a nice job. I give it a 3 for 5.
Wonk Gay Bar Malmo Sweden
Wonk recently moved to right by the Mayfair Hotel. Not only is it named after the drag queen that owns it, but the drag queen who owns it is credited to have create and really brought gay life and gay politics to Sweden. It is above and beyond a local favorite and even the straight people love it. Drag Queens get in free I believe and you will love having fun, dancing and getting drunk off of their amazing mix of cocktails and hot Swedes everywhere. Wonk is the nightlife of Malmo Sweden so if you don’t like it then go to Copenhagen Denmark…..seriously go to Copenhagen Denmark,,,it is fabulous and they have a gay bar that has been an openly gay bar for around 90 years! But if you want to stay and part in Gay Malmo Sweden at Malmo Sweden’s Best Gay Bar, Wonk is the gay bar to go to.
Lesbian bar. I don’t think I need to go into detail. Lots of lesbians, all hot, all Swedish. Have fun ladies.
Malmo Sweden is probably one of the most gay friendly cities I have ever seen. They love the gays, love the gay people and love having us around. If you have never been or never heard of it and are going to go to Europe or Northern Europe it is worth a stop. It has been around for hundreds of years, is very open minded and you will fall in love with the city just as much as I did.
I will definitely be back if I ever get the chance to come here. Malmo Sweden gets a 3 out of 5 stars from me. The reason it didn’t get 4 or 5 out of 5 is because it is a bit smaller than I like (250,000 people) and because since everyone is gorgeous I felt a bit out of place. Sure it is American insecurity but it really does matter to me. Then again I had an amazing time so in reality, if I ever wanted a place to go to to relax and have fun and not be around anyone I know, Malmo is the place I would go. It gets a 5 out of 5 where cities that I love like London, Rome, Toronto only get a 4. Malmo is amazing and a must for any gay traveler. Definitely check out Gay Malmo Sweden if you are planning your gay European vacation.