Sticky Bits Café is a not-for-profit LGBTQ+ safe space in Carlisle, Cumbria. They host a range of youth group support and social events across the month to provide a friendly and secure space for the Cumbrian LGBTQ+ community. As well as selling a selection of hot and cold food and drink, they host events such as live entertainment and quiz nights. Their location in central Carlisle means there is easy access for the LGBTQ+ community that they welcome. Sticky Bits Café’s youth groups and drop-in advice sessions are supported by Pride in North Cumbria (PiNC). LGBThq also host projects in the venue and visitors can access confidential support by asking for Pam.

Events and Services:

  • Drop-in support groups;
  • Youth groups;
  • Monthly quiz nights;
  • Monthly Men’s Group;
  • Monthly Women’s Group;
  • Craft and boardgame sessions;
  • Live entertainment.

For up to date information on events, visit their Facebook.


Sticky Bits welcomes anyone of any gender and sexual orientation to their café.

To access the property, visitors need to use a step to the door. The venue is inside a converted house and is small with limited space to move.

There is street parking in the wider area. Carlisle bus station is a ten minute walk away. Similarly, Carlisle train station is approximately 20 minutes walk away. There is no designated drop-off area or parking.

For further information on the café, see their website.

To explore another community hub in Carlisle, see here.

Q When do they open?

Their opening hours are updated on their Facebook page.

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