These are bars where the local gay community frequents and where the staff welcomes the visitor from out of town.
There is Annie's Bar, this is a pub like atmosphere where having a evening of socializing includes the local ales.
It is also a bar that on the weekends has live events to liven up the pub for its patrons.
Switch Bar is one of the weekend hotspots where music and dancing is on the list, along with drink specials.
The local ales are available and many of the locals will be found at Switch Bar on weekends for a fun night out.
The Hallgarth Manor Country Hotel and Restaurant has a bar that is inviting and a perfect place for a quiet night out of drinks and conversation in a warm inviting place with a friendly staff.
Powerhouse is one of the Durham gay bars where live entertainment can be found, along with music and dancing.
The bar holds different nights where a specific music genre is played and because it has so many changes weekly it keeps the bar fun and exciting not only to visitors, but also to the locals.
For the bar with a lot of excitement on weekends there is Gossip, this is a bar with a trendy atmosphere.
There are DJ's and dancing, the bar has drink specials and during the week there is karaoke or other live entertainment for the patrons.