Or just somewhere to find your people in this big, queer, loud, gay city. No matter when you come here, it never feels too sceney - no one is judging you when you walk in the door, and if you want somewhere to have a conversation with someone, there are plenty of hidden spots and booths you can find to do so. This is a good spot to kick off your night out, or use as an escape after work.
If you're on the beach, start your morning on Ocean Drive. Despite Miami's rep for being one of the most gay-friendly cities in America okay, we've got nothing on San Francisco, but we're still gayer than, say, Tuscaloosafinding a good gay bar here can sometimes be a complicated dance. There are, of course, the usual haunts.
As such, the crowd tends to be toward the younger side, drawing from L. Drink and dance in the front room, or head to the back for comedy, queer history nights, open mics, benefit parties and more. To its credit though, the Abbey banned bachelorette parties in earlywhich helped to shore up its gay street cred among some of the faithful who felt it had overextended itself in its efforts to be hetero-friendly.
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Billyburg cuties can call this place their own. The cozy, s ski-lodge—inspired space, with two fireplaces and exposed-brick walls, is home to a friendly crowd of guys and gals chilling with nightly drink specials at the weekly DJ parties. Count on subversive drag shows all week long.
Beth says, Don't leave New Orleans without eating a barbecued shrimp po'boy at Liuzza's at the Track. Calling New Orleans gay-friendly is like saying red beans and rice is a good idea for Monday supper. The city has long been a landing spot for people of all stripes and polka dots — the artistic, expressive and the type that dances to their own drummer.
Log in via Facebook to save your favorites so you can see them anytime, from anywhere. Every night of the week, its playlist runs the gamut from EDM to soul to techno to reggaeton. On weekends, the bar is wall-to-wall with boys ready to dance and cruise all night long or at least till 4am closing.
For more than 30 years, this Back Bay nightclub and restaurant has welcomed all comers, and remains a major player on the local LGBTQ scene. The Napoleon Room features excellent cabaret, including the popular weekly Broadway sing-along on Wednesday nights. The Moonshine Room is the place to go for Drag Bingo and other fun diversions. The restaurant, with its distinctive conservatory overlooking Columbus Avenue, serves, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch.
It might come as a surprise to learn that Washington, D. At night, however, the tables are cleared away for the drinking crowds. Perhaps the most under-the-radar gay bar to outsiders, as well as the most political of Washington's gay bars, the Diner is home to high-profile Democratic and Republican operatives who regularly put aside politics when they arrive for the party.