Gay & Lesbian Travel Sitemap - Page 15 2016-09-26
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A simple sign marks the entrance to Beijing's best gay bar, Destination, which contains several festive rooms and dance areas. Page 5.
Shanghai Studio - Shanghai Studio French Concession - French Concession gay bars - Shanghai gay clubs - Shanghai gay galleries - gay underwear shops
In the west end of the French Concession, you'll find the intimate, arty, and decidedly stylish Shanghai Studio. You'll typically find a nice mix of cool locals, engaging expats, and gay Shanghai scene-makers in this underground bar - and it's literally below ground. You reach it down a flight of stairs, which leads through a mazelike hallway hung with intriguing art installations. Off of the main bar you'll find Manifesto, a slick and sexy gay menswear and undergear shop. Page 4.
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On the southern edge of London's gay hub, Soho (near bustling Leceister Square), the trendy Ku Bar (30 Lisle St.) draws a steady stream of see-and-be-seen types. In the small dance club in the basement (pictured here), the mood is energetic and somewhat cruisy. Upstairs, in the swish ground-level bar, it's a bit easier to chat with friends and enjoy the occasional cabaret and live entertainment. Ku Klub, which is a relatively young member of the Soho gay-bar elite, draws an aptly young crowd. Page 3.
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A rambling, campy, basement-level bar in Liverpool's compact and slightly quirky Gay Village, the amusingly named Superstar Boudoir (22-24 Stanley St., 7904-512-179) counts among its many attributes a thriving karaoke following. Exposed-brick walls and cushy booth seating impart a stylish vibe, and the mixed-gender, somewhat youthful crowd embodies the friendly, welcoming spirit of Liverpool's very approachable gay scene. Page 2.
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Gay Nightlife in the stunning and increasingly progressive city of Cape Town centers on the trendy de Waterkant neighborhood, just a short cab ride or moderate walk (best to take a cab at night) from the heart of downtown. Here you'll find several inviting gay bars, including the long-running, extremely cruisy Bronx Bar (35 Somerset Rd., 021-419-9216), which has a variety of engaging theme nights - karaoke Mondays, throbbing music on weekends. Expect plenty of shirtless muscle twinks here. Page 3.
Phase 1 of Dupont Circle - Phase 1 Women's Club - Lesbian Bars Washington DC - Apex Phase 1
A review of Phase 1 of Dupont, a branch of the long-running lesbian club Phase 1, on Capitol Hill - this outpost opened in 2012 in the former Apex nightclub space. Page 11.
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A mainstay of Washington's diverse Capitol Hill neighborhood, Banana Cafe and Piano Bar has long been popular with the city's Latino gays and lesbians, as well as fans of piano cabaret and Latin American cuisine. The kitchen serves quite-tasty Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Mexican fare (try the cod fritters with guava sauce, and note that there's a terrific Sunday brunch), while the piano bar welcomes a mixed gay/straight bunch for live music every night of the week. Page 10.
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Although Dupont Circle gets a bit more attention and is arguably the glam center of DC's gay community, Capitol Hill may just be Washington's second most visible gay 'hood. The commercial stretch along Southeast Pennsylvania Avenue is lined with fun restaurants, shops, and boutiques - including several gay bars. Along the surrounding residential blocks (pictured here), you'll find a number of beautifully restored colonial and Victorian townhouses. Page 6.
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Open since the late '80s, City Lights of China has been one of the most popular Chinese restaurants in Dupont Circle (it's along bustling Connecticut Avenue, a few blocks north of the traffic circle). It has a popular following with the neighborhood's many GBLT visitors and residents, and the food is well-prepared, reliable (and occasionally exceptional), and attractive. Page 7.
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Connecticut Avenue Northwest runs through the heart of Dupont Circle (it's pictured here looking northwest, a block above the traffic circle) and is lined with trendy shops and restaurants. Page 8.
Cork Wine Bar Washington DC - Cork Wine Bar Logan Circle - U Street Corridor dining - gay-friendly wine bars - Cork wine bar 14th Street Washington
Midway between the bustling U Street Corridor and the increasingly trendy Logan Circle, the uber-hip Cork Wine Bar has oeniphiles chirping over the fantastic wine selection (more than 35 options by the glass, and 130 by the bottle, with an emphasis on lesser-known producers who turn out exceptional, high-quality vintages. As gay-nightlife options continue to thrive around this area, Cork and other mainstream bars and restaurants continue to develop strong cachet with the GLBT market. Page 9.
Blue Mountains Gay Guide - Australia Blue Mountains Photo Gallery - Gay-Friendly Blue Mountains - Leura Photos - Katoomba Pictures - Blackheath
Just an hour or two west of Sydney, the majestic Blue Mountains make a lovely day trip or, ideally, a long-weekend getaway. With stunning scenery, much of it accessed via both easy and quite strenuous hikes, this rugged plateau overlooking a series of dramatic gorges abounds with charming, small towns known for their sophisticated restaurants, historic hotels, charming B&Bs, and outdoorsy attractions and pursuits. It's one of Australia's most gay-popular rural destinations.
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The view of Echo Point and Jamison Valley through one of the several panels that make up the Bay Window in the famed Wimlah Suite at the gay-friendly Windradyne B&B in Katoomba. There aren't many rooms in Australia with such mesmerizing mountain views. Page 2.
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For one of the most expansive southerly views of the Blue Mountains, and specifically the Jamison Valley, head to Echo Point in Katoomba. This large, stepped viewing platform affords unobstructed vistas of the entire area, including the famed Three Sisters rock formation (which you can see the very edge of here, on the left side of this photo). There's a visitor center and gift shop here as well as the trailhead for the Giant Staircase hiking trail, which threads through the Three Sisters. Page 3.
17th Street Dupont Circle - Washington DC gay restaurants - Washington DC 17th Street gay bars - gay nightlife Dupont Circle - Annie's Paramount Steak
One of the Dupont Circle neighborhood's traditioanl strips for gay nightlife and gay-friendly dining, 17th Street NW - from about P to R streets - is loaded with fun places to nibble and mingle, among them Dupont Italian Kitchen (pictured on the left), Cobalt, JR's gay bar, Trio, Annie's Paramount Steak House, Hank's Oyster Bar, and Jack's. Page 13.
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Diverse and lively Adams Morgan, a gay-friendly residential neighborhood north of Dupont Circle and the U Street corridors, is also home to a great mix of restaurants, including quite a few establishments specializing in ethnic cuisine - Grill From Ipanema (Brazilian), Perry's (Japanese), Meskerem (Ethiopian), and many others. A good place for a stroll is around the junction of Columbia Road Northwest and 18th Street Northwest - walk south from here on either street. Page 12.
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Much of the gay shopping, dining, and nightlife in Puerto Vallarta is along a short stretch of Olas Atlas Street, at the southern end of the Zona Romantic neighborhood. Along here you'll find such popular businesses as Apaches bar and bistro, Sama martini bar, Mama Dolores Diner, and Daiquiri Dick's. Page 4.
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The queen of the many funky and gay-sensible neighborhoods on Portland's slightly sprawling East Side, Hawthorne has been groovy since the first epoch in human history that the word
Hillcrest San Diego - San Diego Gay Neighborhood - Hillcrest Restaurants - Hillcrest Gay Bars - San Diego Gay Scene - Hillcrest Neighborhood
Although San Diego has become increasingly eclectic in terms of where gays and lesbians live and socialize, the heart of the GLBT scene still centers on the bustling Hillcrest neighborhood, which is just a few blocks northwest of Balboa Park, and a 10-minute drive north of downtown. Many of the city's gay bars as well as gay-popular restaurants and shops are in Hillcrest, generally along University Avenue as well as intersecting 4th and 5th avenues. Page 5.
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On the west side of downtown Portland, just off of West Burnside Street, Southwest Stark Street holds one of the city's small gay entertainment epicenters. Along here you'll find a number of gay bars and gay-friendly restaurants, including Scandals, the Portland Eagle (actually on Burnside, but just steps away), Boxxes, Silverado, the Roxy Diner, and - pictured here - the Ace Hotel and Stumptown Coffee.. Page 3.
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Oak Lawn may be the most famously gay-identified neighborhood in Dallas, but on the south side of the city, in the relatively modest but historic residential neighborhood of Oak Cliff, the Bishop Arts District has gained cachet in recent years as a dynamic little clutch of gay-popular galleries, boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. The neighborhood's epicenter is West Davis Street and North Bishop Avenue, and includes such gay faves as Hunky's, Artisan's Collective, Tillman's, and Alchemy Salon. Page 12.
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It likes, at first glance, like plenty of other urban neighborhoods in North America, but this stretch of Church Street (looking south from near the intersection with Wellesley Street) constitutes one of the world's most recognizable gay districts. known variously as Church Wellesley Village, the Church Street Village, or just the Gay Village, this strip of Church Street between roughly Bloor Street to the north and Gerrard Street to the south is lined with gay bars, restaurants, and shops. Page 14.
Inman Park Atlanta - Inman Park Victorian Houses - Inman Park Arts and Crafts Bungalows - Inman Park Photos - Atlanta Historic Neighborhoods
Historic Inman Park, a neighborhood rich in Victorian and early-20th-century Arts and Crafts architecture and home to many gay and lesbian residents, is about 2 miles due east of downtown Atlanta. This was Atlanta's first planned suburb, laid out in the late 19th century and anchored by leafy Springvale Park. After enduring some rough years in the mid-1900s, it's now a bustling, trendy district with quite a few gay-friendly shops and restaurants, plus three top-notch theaters. Page 8.
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The funky seat of Atlanta counterculture for many years, the Little Five Points district forms the northeastern boundary of the historic (and similarly gay-popular) Inman Park neighborhood. You'll find a number of inviting cafes, restaurants, galleries, and shops in Inman Park and adjoining Little Five Points, including Charis Books, Junkman's Daughter, Babette's Cafe, and Savage Pizza. You'll find most of these spots near the five-way intersection of Euclid, McLendon, and Moreland avenues. Page 9.
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Albuquerque's quirkiest, artiest neighborhood is - not surprisingly - one of the most popular parts of the city to live in among gays and lesbians. This lively district along historic Route 66 (Central Avenue) lies a short drive east of downtown, and just on the eastern edge of the University of New Mexico campus. A great time to visit is during the monthly First Thursday arts stroll, which takes place along Nob Hill's main drag, Central Avenue, from about Dartmouth Drive to Carlisle Boulevard. Page 10.
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With Hillcrest to the west, North Park is one of San Diego's most diverse - and quite gay-popular - neighborhoods. This area just northeast of Balboa Park has a couple of notable commercial sectors, including University Avenue and the blocks just off of it, especially around 29th and 30th streets (this is where the North Park sign, pictured here, spans University Avenue). Another area with a few very good restaurants is farther south 30th and Upas streets. Page 6.
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Set a few miles east of Toronto's downtown Financial District, and just east of the Don River Valley, the steadily gentrifying neighborhood of Leslieville has become increasingly in vogue for its offbeat shopping, affordable indie cafes, and friendly neighborhood bars - much of the action is along Queen Street East. In recent years, this area south of Greektown has also become fashionable with Toronto lesbians, hence the neighborhood's rather obvious nickname,
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University Heights San Diego - University Heights Business District - San Diego Best Neighborhoods - Underrated Gay Neighborhoods - Park Boulevard
One of San Diego's most gay-popular neighborhoods outside of Hillcrest, University Heights is an attractive, mostly residential area just north of Hillcrest and west of Normal Heights, on a bluff above and just south of Mission Valley. Filled with attractive wood-frame bungalows and houses, many of them from the first half of the 20th century, the neighborhood does have one notable commercial section, running north-south along Park Boulevard (and also a bit along intersecting Adams Avenue). Page 7.
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The eclectic and arty West Queen West Art & Design District is one part of Toronto where you're never more than a few steps from an edgy gallery, minimalist design shop, fair-trade coffeehouse, or hip lounge. This neighborhood set along West Queen Street in the city's West End is also sometimes nicknamed Queer West Village, especially out near the intersection with Gladstone Avenue, thanks to the pronounced LGBT presence. In this sense, West Queen West counters the Church Street Gay Village. Page 15.
Cave B Estate Winery - Cave B Tasting Room - SageCliffe Winetasting - Cave B Cuvee du Soleil - Barbera - Riesling - Tempranillo - Sangiovese - Syrah
High atop a bluff overlooking the Columbia Gorge and SageCliffe's stellar accommodations and restaurants, the Cave B Estate Winery offer tastings of the property's exceptional wines daily. The building has a large, comfortable tasting area as well as a balcony with panoramic Gorge views. Cave B specializes in Old World-style varietals from France, Italy, and Spain and is particularly notable for its reds. Off the comfy tasting room, The Cellar stages occasional acoustic folk and rock concerts. Page 7.
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Although it takes a couple of hours to drive from Sydney into the true heart of the Blue Mountains, the region begins a mere 60 kilometers away - just hop onto the Great Western Highway (Highway 4), driving west out of Sydney. At the town of Glenbrook, shortly after the highway transitions from a major freeway to a more narrow road, you'll come to the first of four official visitor information centers administered by Blue Mountains Tourism. Here you can study maps and pick up brochures. Page 5.
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Set along the historic main street in charming Leura, which is arguably the culinary hub of the Blue Mountains, you'll find sophisticated and elegant Silk's Brasserie. For a special occasion, this is one of the best restaurants in the region, but you'll also be fine here in smart-casual dress. Popular with the many gays and lesbians who live and vacation in this area, Silk's specializes in contemporary Mediterranean-meets-Australian fare and also has a truly exceptional list of Australia wines. Page 4.
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A view of Slacks Stairs, the steep metal steps that cling to the rocks leading down through Wentworth Pass, not far from where Wentworth Falls cascade down the cliffside. This is part of one of the more challenging hikes in the park - part of a longer loop along the valley floor. Page 9.
Blue Mountains National Park Wentworth Falls - Wentworth Falls Overlook - Wentworth Falls Picnic Area - Overcliff-Undercliff Trail - Conservation Hut
It's just about 2.5-km south of the charming village center of Wentworth Falls to reach the town's official section of Blue Mountains National Park - just follow the signs south from Fells Road. There's a parking lot here (it tends to fill up quickly, so you may have to park back in town and walk down during busy periods) as well as a very scenic picnic area right by the lot. Numerous hiking trails depart from the parking area, including the short and easy track to Wentworth Falls Overlook. Page 7.
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It's a short walk from the parking area at the Wentworth Falls section of Blue Mountains National Park to reach the viewpoint overlooking the actual Wentworth Falls - this photo actually takes in the Blue Mountains looking south, and the view of the falls would be just left of the railing. Many other hiking tracks depart from the parking area, which also has a shaded picnic grove. Page 8.
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Wentworth Falls is one of the first important communities you'll reach as you enter the Blue Mountains from the east - it's about a 90-minute drive west of Sydney. Just off the main highway (Hwy. 32), you'll find a bustling village center and one of the main train stations serving the region. Numerous shops, cafes, and restaurants line Station Street, and it's about 2.5 km south to reach the Wentworth Falls sector of Blue Mountains National Park, which includes a picnic area and numerous trails. Page 6.
Amsterdam Eastern Docklands - Contemporary Canal Houses Amsterdam - Eastern Harbor Neighborhood - Eastern Docklands Photos - Oostelijk Havengebied
To the far east of Amsterdam famously ancient and cozy city center, you'll find tremendous contrast in the Oostelijk Havengebied, or Eastern Harbor (also known as Eastern Docklands), section of the city. Here the old docks and industrial areas have been reimagined as rows of sleek, design-drive, contemporary houses, along with a smattering of shops and restaurants and the idiosyncratic Lloyd Hotel. The neighborhood is a must for fans of design and modern architecture. Page 3.
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I like H&M as much as the next gay guy searching for reasonably priced, casual threads, but the outpost of this fast-growing Swedish department store (full name Hennes & Mauritz) with branches all over the world is particularly noteworthy for its ornate architecture. It's set along the bustling Kalverstraat, a narrow pedestrian lane that runs just south of Dam Square and is justly famous for shopping (albeit, for the most part, shopping in ubiquitous chain stores). Page 7.
Het Tuynhuis Restaurant - Closed
Het Tuynhuis has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 6.
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Where Raadhuisstraat crosses the Keizersgracht Canal, right beside the 17th-century Westerkerk (West Church) and around the corner from Anne Frank House, you can visit one of the world's only tributes to the gay rights movement, the Homomonument. Sitting directly on the canal (a few meters from the Pink Point GLBT information kiosk), the pink granite-stepped monument was designed by Karin Daan in 1987. Homomonument is right by Westermarkt, where at philosopher Rene Descartes once lived. Page 5.
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A 10-minute tram ride outside the city center, the hip Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy opened in 2005 catering to an artsy crowd and offering quirky, stylish rooms for every budget, from simple shared-bath units for 100 euros to lavish loft suites with hot tubs for upwards of 450 euros. This former immigrant-processing center (circa 1920) is in the super-cool Oostelijk Havengebied (Eastern Harbor) - sometimes known as Eastern Docklands - neighborhood. Page 2.
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Although it's surrounded by somewhat touristy clubs and cafes, there's no denying the visual appeal and almost pastoral charm of Rembrandtplein, a leafy square in the city center, a block north of Herengracht Canal and a block south of the Amstel River. It's a relaxing place to lie on the grass on a warm day, and it's at the beginning of trendy Utrechtsestraat, which is lined with hip shops and trendy cafes for several blocks to the south. It's also by the gay bars along Amstel. Page 8.
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An inviting haunt of foodies and cheese-lovers in Alexandria's most gay-popular neighborhood, Del Ray, Cheesetique is part gourmet cheese boutique and part cheese-wine bar, serving lunch daily (except Monday) and dinner Tuesday through Saturday. The owners work hard to stock difficult-to-find cheeses and high-quality wines from all over the globe, and in the absence of any gay bars in town, this cozy spot does draw plenty of family during the early evening. Page 3.
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A small sliver of greenery in Alexandria's Old Town overlooking the Potomac River and the city's historic riverfront, Waterfront Park is a pleasant place to picnic, relax on a sunny day (alas, the weather was pretty grim in this photo), and admire the scenery - it's hard to believe you're so close to Washington DC. In fact, the land you see across the photo in this picture is exactly where the District of Columbia and Maryland border meet. Page 2.
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It's in a somewhat down-at-the-heels location on the edge of both Chinatown and Gastown, just a few blocks northeast of downtown, but the Lotus Hotel is worth checking out for some of the best dancing in the city as well as Vancouver's only true lesbian bar, Lick (open Thursdays through Sundays). Lick is one of three venues here, including the street-level Honey Lounge (with live music some nights) and basement-level Lotus Sounds Lounge. The variety of venues makes this very fun. Page 19.
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A review of El Trago bar in El Fuerte, Mexico, on the edge of Copper Canyon. Page 4.
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Washington, DC's long-time hub of the city's gay leather scene, the DC Eagle is one of the nation's most prominent such bars. The bar is open nightly (till 2 am generally, and until 3 on weekends), and it's, of course, popular with guys who wear and admire leather, but as well as other fans of uniforms, rubber, and similar attire. It's in a location that's rather far from other gay bars in town, near Mt. Vernon Square and just north of Chinatown (midway between Logan Circle and Capitol Hill). Page 5.
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Leather Rack has for more than three decades been Washington, DC's definitive source for lube, condoms, leather and B&D/S&M gear, dildos,
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The seat of government for the legislative branch of the United States federal government (i.e., the United States Congress), the U.S. Capitol Building is one of America's most visually recognizable buildings, and one that's easily visible from throughout the city (it's the fifth tallest structure in the city, at 298 feet). A spectacular new visitors center opened in December 2008, making the visitor experience here far more enjoyable. Page 4.
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You can't hope to know the heart and soul of DC's eclectic Capitol Hill neighborhood, which has one of the city's highest concentrations of GLBT residents, without paying a visit to historic Eastern Market. The glorious assemblage of food halls has been going strong since it opened in 1873, and that's despite a catastrophic fire in 2007 that destroyed most of the building's South Hall (exhibitors still sell their delicious wares in a temporary East Hall). Page 2.
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One of the many white-face monkeys that frequently scurry about the tree branches behind the beach at Manuel Antonio National Park. Page 3.
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The beach beside Manuel Antonio National Park. Page 2.
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The view from the rental villa at Big Ruby's La Plantacion
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A view of the Pacific from the coastal highway leading to Quepos. Page 9.
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A view of one of the private balconies outside the guest rooms at Big Ruby's La Plantacion, one of the premier gay and lesbian resorts in Costa Rica. Page 8.
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The road fringing the beach adjacent to Manuel Antonio National Park, where you'll find rows of vendors hawking jewelry, T-shirts, and crafts, along with several cafes and surf shops. Page 7.
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Another white-face monkey lounging in the forest behind the beach near Manuel Antonio National Park. Page 6.
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A sloth lounging in the treetops above the pool at Big Ruby's La Plantacion. Page 5.
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One of the amazingly narrow and rickety bridges you'll have to drive across en route to Quepos. Page 4.
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Costa Rica has become the gay hub of tourism in Central America, and the town of Quepos and the adjacent Manuel Antonio National Park have steadily developed into the nation's top gay resort destination.
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Articles about gay events and festivals, such as circuit parties, Pride festvials, gay sports events, arts and cultural festivals, and other parties and gatherings popular with GLBT (gay lesbian bisexual transgender) travelers.
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A review of South Africa's posh and gay-friendly Le Quartier Francais inn, nestled in the village of Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands region near Cape Town.
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Hank's Oyster Bar Alexandria - Hank's 1026 King Street - Hank's Seafood Old Town Alexandria - Gay-Friendly Northern Virginia - Gay Old Town Dining
The Alexandria branch of the trendy and fun seafood restaurant, Hank's Oyster Bar has two locations, the other being in the gay-popular Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC. The Alexandria branch, set in a narrow, bright-blue townhouse along the Old Town main drag also has a significant family following and is as enjoyable as a place to savor a meal as to sip wine or beer (there's an extensive selection of both).
Best Gay-Friendly Restaurants - Restaurant Reviews - Best Neighborhoods For Gay Dining
Reviews of and articles about gay-friendly dining options, including mainstream and gay restaurants, gay-friendly cafes and coffeehouses, diners and delis, dining rooms at gay-popular hotels and nightclubs, and gourmet markets and food shops.
United States Gay Travel - Gay Travel in the United States - U.S. Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel throughout the United States.
China Gay Bars - Beijing Gay Bars - Shanghai Gay Bars - Nanjing Gay Bars - Chinese Gay Bars - China Gay Nightclubs - Shanghai Gay Discos
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in China
Amsterdam Gay Guide - Gay Amsterdam Guide - Amsterdam Gay Travel - Gay Amsterdam Photo Gallery - Amsterdam Gay Pictures - Best Gay Clubs Amsterdam
One of the great world capitals for gay and lesbian travelers, permissive and progressive Amsterdam blends rich history with cutting-edge design and fashion. Myriad gay bars and porn shops mingle alongside charming canal-side hotels, swish boutiques, and erudite bookstores. This intimate city is easy to explore on foot, reasonably priced, and an iconic gay destination. Here's a photographic guide to gay Amsterdam, from trendy nightspots to leafy parks.
Gay Restaurant Reviews - Gay-Friendly Restaurant Reviews - Gay Dining Reviews - Gay Eateries
Reviews, photos, and links to gay and gay-friendly restaurants around the world.
Gay International Travel - Best International Gay Bars - Best Foreign Gay Cities
Gay travel articles that focus on multiple cities around the world, such as best budget destinations, most underrated gay cities, cool college towns, and so on.
Gay Accommodations Reviews - Gay-Friendly Accommodations Reviews - Gay Hotel Reviews - Gay Lodgings - Gay Inns - Gay B&Bs
Descriptions and reviews of gay and gay-friendly hotels, resorts, inns, B&Bs, and other accommodatinos around the world.
Gay Asia Travel - Travel in Gay Asia - Gay Travel in Asia - Gay Asian Travel - Gay Middle East travel - Gay Muslim travel - Gay Iraq - Gay China - Gay Japan
Stories about gay travel in Asia, including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Indian, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, and elsewhere.
Gay Adventure Travel - Gay Sports Photos - Gay Campgrounds - Gay Horseback - Gay Adventure Tours - Gay Scuba Diving - Gay Swimming - Gay Climbing - Gay Trekking - Gay Sunbathing - Gay Cycling
Short write-ups, photos, descriptions, and stories about adventure travel, outdoor recreation, and gay sports activities around the world, including gay ski weeks, camping and hiking, boating and rafting, bicycling, and more.
Gay Bar Reviews - Gay-Friendly Bars - Gay Nightlife Reviews - Gay Piano Cabarets - Gay Nightclubs
Descriptions, reviews, photos, and links of gay and gay-friendly bars, lounges, dance clubs, cabarets, and other nightlife options around the world.
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Reviews of and articles about gay shops and gay shopping districts and neighborhoods, including mainstream and gay-friendly businesses, chains and independent stores, galleries and antiques markets and stores, hip boutiques, Pride and gay gift shops, gay and lesbian bookstores, and businesses selling erotica and gay sex gear.
Gay-Friendly Coffeehouses - Gay Cafes
Reviews, photos, and links to gay-friendly coffeehouse and cafes around the world.
South Africa Gay Bars - Cape Town Gay Bars - South Africa Gay Nightclubs - Cape Town Gay Nightclubs
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in South Africa
Cabare-Tito Mexico City - Cabare Tito VIP Gay Club - Mexico City Drag Bars - Mexico Drag Shows - Cabare Tito Zona Rosa - Tito Vasconcelos Mexico City
The domain of renowned Mexico City drag performer Tito Vasconcelos, Cabare-Tito is Zona Rosa's most famous spot for watching drag cabaret - not to mention gay strippers. The long-standing club is set down an alley off one of Zona Rosa's busiest nightlife corridors, Calle Londres (Londres Street). The club is open nightly and is part of a mini-gay-nightclub empire that also includes such nearby drag bars as Cabare-Tito Fusion, Cabare-Tito Metal, and Cabare-Tito VIP.
Mexico City Gay Guide - Mexico City Gay Scene - Mexico City Best Gay Bars - Gay Mexico City Photos - Gay Mexico City Hotels - Gay-Friendly DF Mexico
Stylish and sophisticated Mexico City, the largest metropolis in the country and one of the largest in the world, is a powerhouse of culture, culinary wonder, hip shopping, and history - from its Spanish Colonial landmarks to the historic homes (now museums) of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Leon Trotsky. Although traditionally somewhat conservative, the city has a large, visible gay community, with much action centered in the Zona Rosa district. Here's a visual tour of Mexico City.
Kreuzberg Berlin Gay Guide - Berlin Kreuzberg Photo Gallery - Berlin Best Gay Bars - Berlin Kreuzberg SO 36 - Kreuzberg SO 61 - Gay Berlin Pictures
Among the neighborhoods of Berlin that stood on the west side of the city prior to reunification, Kreuzberg was the least swanky - a working-class immigrant enclave with a vibrant Turkish community and a fairly low standard of living. In recent years, however, this district south of the Mitte and east of Schoneberg has become a hub of avant-garde galleries, pan-sexual queer-ish bar, and cheap eats - especially the SO 36 and SO 61 sections. Here are some of the highlights of the Kreuzberg scene.
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With a population of about 130,000, a rich history celebrated with several fine museums, and several charming neighborhoods, the Northern Virginia city of Alexandria is more than a mere suburb of Washington, DC - just 6 miles away. This blend of antiquity and modernity is progressive and quite gay-friendly, and it's a bonafide destination in its own right, with several fine hotels and restaurants. Here's a visual glimpse into this underrated gay destination.
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Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in the United Kingdom, including England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales
Central American Gay Bars - Costa Rican Gay Bars - Central American Gay Nightclubs - Costa Rican Gay Nightclubs
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in Central America
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Not far from People's Park and the Bund, G8 (formerly Frangipani) is a narrow, dark space with an attractive, sexy vibe. It's the reincarnation of Frangipani, a trendy gay bar that had been damaged in a fire. Farther back you'll find a cozier split-level space with a mix of sofas and bar tables on each floor. Inexpensive appetizers are available from the kitchen, and the drinks won't set you back much either - there's a long menu of elixirs. Page 6.
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Cool shops and eateries line South Congress Avenue, a gay-popular part of Austin just a short drive south of downtown. Along this stretch you'll find Amy's Ice Cream, the famed Continental Club (one of the city's most famous venues for live music), and Zen vegetarian and Japanese restaurant.
Gay Neighborhood Photos - Gallery of Gay Neighborhoods - Cool Gay Places to Live - Hip Gay Neighborhoods - Gay Districts Gallery - Gay Areas Photos
Photos of cool gay neighborhoods and GLBT-friendly districts and areas in cities around the world.
Gay Neighborhood Photos - Gallery of Gay Neighborhoods - Cool Gay Places to Live - Hip Gay Neighborhoods - Gay Districts Gallery - Gay Areas Photos
Photos of cool gay neighborhoods and GLBT-friendly districts and areas in cities around the world.
The Best Gay Bars in Major Gay Destinations - Top Gay Bars - Best Gay Nightlife
Articles that describe the top gay nightlife options in major cities and resort destinations around the world.
Gay Hotel Reviews - Gay-Friendly Hotel Reviews - Gay Hotel Photos - Gay Lodgings - Gay Accommodations - Gay Resorts
Short write-ups, photos of, and descriptions of gay and gay-friendly hotels, resorts, inns, B&Bs, and other accommodations around the world.
Gay Recreation Resources - Gay Outdoors Links - Gay Sports Clubs - Gay Recreation Organizations - Gay Sports Activities
Links to resources and organizations related to gay sporting activities, recreation, beaches, camping, and other outdoors pursuits and interests.
Gay Africa Travel - Travel in Gay Africa - Gay Travel in Africa - Gay Cape Town Travel - Gay Morocco Travel - Gay Safari Travel - Gay Winelands South Africa - Gay-Friendly Kruger National Park
Stories about gay travel in Africa, including South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Kenya, Mozambique, and elsewhere.
Gay-Friendly Diing - Famous Gay Chefs - Famous Lesbian Chefs - Gay Culinary Tours - Gay Culinary Travel - Best Restaurant Scenes
Discussions about the dining scenes in different gay-popular towns and cities around the world, as well as articles about gay and lesbian chefs and other news that relates to gay-friendly culinary travel.
Gay Hotel Reviews - Gay-Friendly Hotel Reviews - Reviews of Gay Hotels
Articles that provide detailed descriptions and reviews of gay and gay-friendly hotels, inns, resorts, and B&Bs around the world.
A look at the best shopping neighborhoods in Gay New Orleans
A look at the best shopping neighborhoods in Gay New Orleans, including the French Quarter, Magazine Street, and the Warehouse District
Gay Sex Toys - Gay Adult Movies - GLBT Erotica Shops - Gay-Friendly Shops Selling Dildos and Vibrators - Gay Leather and Fetish Gear
Descriptions, reviews, photos, and links of gay or gay-friendly shops selling erotica, gay porn DVDs and magazines, sex toys and dildos, lube and condoms, gay men's underwear and lingerie, leather, fetish, and S&M gear, and other sexually oriented material and paraphernalia.
Gay Restaurant Reviews - Gay-Friendly Restaurant Reviews - Gay Dining Reviews - Gay Cafes - Most Romantic Gay Restaurants - Top Gay Dining
Descriptions, reviews, photos, and links to restaurants around the world that have a gay following, or that are located in gay-popular neighborhoods - everything from romantic, upscale eateries to affordable, down-home diners and quirky cafes.
Gay Adventure Travel - Gay Sports - Gay Outdoors - Gay Recreation - Gay Beaches - Gay Sporting Events - Gay Ski - Gay Camping - Gay Hiking - Gay Biking - Gay Diving - Gay Running - Gay Boating - Sport
Stories about adventure travel, outdoor recreation, and gay sports activities around the world, including gay ski weeks, camping and hiking, boating and rafting, bicycling, and more.
Gay Itineraries - Gay travel - gay trip planning - gay travel advice
Articles describing detailed gay travel itineraries to gay-popular destinations, including what's best to see in one day, multi-city gay vacations, gay road-trips, three-day weekends, and other logical and fun gay travel itineraries.
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Reviews and articles about gay resources and topics relevant to gay travelers with special interests, such as gay students, families, singles, couples seeking romance, travelers with pets, gay adventure travel, and travelers with disabilities. Information on gay sports and gay recreation vacations.
Ain't Nobody's Bizness Tucson closed
Ain't Nobody's Bizness has closed
Revolutionary Grounds Coffeehouse Tucson closed
Formerly known at Rainbow Planet, the Revolutionary Grounds Coffeehouse has closed
Best Gay Bars Burlington - Vermont Gay Nightlife Guide - Burlington Gay-friendly Restaurants - Uvm Gay Scene - Middlebury Gay Bars - Stowe Gay Bars
The best bars and nightclubs in Burlington and north-central Vermont (including Middlebury and Stowe) for gay travelers, including bars, dance clubs, cafes, and gay-friendly restaurants.
Alice's Key West Restaurant - Alice's on Duval - Alice Weingarten - Closed in July 2008 - Key West gay restaurants - Alice's in Key West
From its unassuming pink and mint-green exterior, you might not guess that this restaurant on Upper Duval Street serves some of the most refreshingly inspired cuisine on the island of Key West. It's also lovely inside, a colorful space with local artwork on the walls, and staffed by a friendly, fun-loving bunch. Alice spent years in New Hope, Penn., perfecting her culinary skills. Her restaurant (305-292-5733) is at 1114 Duval Street and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Cabana at Waikiki Gay Resort - Cabana at Waikiki Honolulu - Cabana at Waikiki Closed
Cabana at Waikiki gay resort has closed
Aloha BBQ - Aloha Barbecue closed
Aloha BBQ has closed
80% Straight Boutique - 80% Percent Straight at the Waikiki Grand Hotel - 80% Straight Closed
80% Straight closed in October 2012
Rooftop Cafe & Lounge - Oxygen Cafe & Lounge Ogunquit - Closed
Oxygen Cafe, formerly Rooftop Cafe and Club InsideOut, has closed
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The Dupont Circle neighborhood, which forms one of the primary centers of the Washington, DC, gay scene, is named for the traffic circle shown here and bisected by Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Connecticut Avenue Northwest, 19th Street Northwest, New Hampshire Avenue Northwest, and P Street Northwest. The circle itself was part of Pierre L'Enfant's grand plan for Washington. The circle also has access to the Dupont Circle Metro Station, one of the deepest in the city.
1409 Playbill Cafe - Playbill Cafe Washington - Playbill Cafe Closed 2011
The Playbill Cafe closed in 2011
Artists Inn Residence B&B - Artists Inn closed
Artists Inn Residence B&B has closed
Be Bar Washington DC - Be Bar closed - Be Bar now Mood Lounge straight club
Be Bar has closed - the space is now occupied by the straight nightclub Mood Lounge
Cafe Trope Washington DC - closed 2010
Along P Street just west of Dupont traffic circle, you'll find one of Washington's better
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Just a few doors down from the long-favored gay dance venue Bronx Bar, along De Waterkant's so-called Pink Block, the Loft Lounge is a hip, snazzy spot for cocktails and socializing.
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With the closure of the famed Boom Boom Room and Coast Inn, which anchored the Laguna Beach gay scene for many years, this arty, liberal seaside town in Orange County has become a bit lower-profile as a gay vacation spot. Still, the town's one cozy bi-level gay nightclub, Bounce, is an enjoyable spot for mingling, cruising, and - especially on weekends - dancing. Early in the week, just the lower basement space is open, and there's karaoke down here. The main-floor has a decent-size dance floor.
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In the same shopping center as the Eagle gay leather bar in Charlotte's South Side, friendly Sidelines Sports Bar and Billiards Hall is a convivial place to socialize, drawing a mix of gay guys and lesbians to shoot pool, play darts, watch football and basketball on huge TV screens, play Nintendo Wii games, and basically have a good time. A welcoming staff, eclectic crowd, and excellent beer selection make this spot a winner, although the location is a 10- to 15-minute drive south of downtown.
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In one of the more fashionable sections of Kreuzberg, just around the corner from the cafe culture of Bergmannstrasse and near several gay bars, the Berlin Gay Museum - or Schwulesmuseum - is one of the world's most comprehensive archives on homosexual culture. Specifically, through both permanent and rotating exhibits, the Schwulesmuseum traces the fascinating history of gay Berlin, from its wild and conspicuous periods of the early 20th century to the persecution of the Nazi regime
Keizersgracht Amsterdam - Amsterdam Canal Tours - Amsterdam Canal Pictures at Night - Blue Boat Canal Tours - Holland International Canal Cruises
Canal tour boats motor along Keizersgracht at night - this view is facing west from the Vijzelstraat bridge. A number of reputable companies give these boat tours along the city's canals, both during the day and night, among them Blue Boat Company and Holland International Canal Cruises. The former has tours lasting 75 minutes and leaving from near the Leidseplein, and the latter offer hour-long journeys departing from opposite Centraal Station.
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Austin's oldest gay bar, Charlie's lies in the shadows of the Texas State Capitol, a short drive or 10-minute walk from the Warehouse District, home to most of the city's gay clubs. This is a popular locals hangout with an unpretentious vibe - the decor is a bit dated, but the drinks are inexpensive and the staff friendly.
Windradyne Bed-and-Breakfast - Windradyne B&B Blue Mountains - Gay-Friendly Inns Blue Mountains - Windradyne Inn Katoomba - Best Views Blue Mountains
There aren't many spots where you can actually wake up in bed with a panoramic vista of the Blue Mountains, but the Wimlah Suite at the charming Windradyne B&B in Katoomba is just such a spot - the large room with a four-poster bed and fireplace has a large bay window looking directly south across the street at the Echo Point viewpoint. The sun-filled, warmly furnished 1920s inn contains two other rooms, each with spa tubs and either gas or electric fireplaces. An excellent breakfast is included
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Colorful, hip, and modern Nooch (143 8th Ave., 212-691-8600) is a reliable option in Chelsea for mod Japanese and Thai fusion fare, including a nice range of noodle bowls, sashimi and sushi, tempuras, and the like. You might not want to make a special trip for this one, but it's a good bet when you're already in the 'hood and craving this kind of food. It's a block from Pride NYC shop, Gym gay bar, and the Joyce Theater.
Roger & Dave 8th Avenue - Roger and Dave Chelsea - Roger and Dave closed
A more whimsical and playful alternative to the Chelsea adult bookstores (i.e., Unicorn, Blue Store, Rainbow Station), Roger & Dave (224 8th Ave., 212-645-4563) is a fun grown-up toy store, gay novelty center, and sassy and sexy greeting card shop. It's the perfect place to find a quirky house-warming gift, or a polite
View Bar Chelsea - View Bar 8th Avenue - View Bar Closed 2010
The View Bar is a long-running gay neighborhood bar on 8th Avenue, drawing a predominantly locals crowd. It's usually not too crowded but is a relaxing spot to star the evening.
F & B Gudtfood Chelsea - F and B Gudtfood closed
Fast-food in New York City need not mean soggy fries, fatty burgers, and blandness. F & B Gudtfood has given short-order European-style fast-food a whimsical and tasty makeover. The sleek, fun restaurant near the corner of 8th Avenue and West 23rd Street specializes in a number of treats imported from across the pond - Swedish meatballs with lingonberry sauce, beer-battered fish-and-chips, beignets with caramel dipping sauce, truffle fries. It's delicious snacking at reasonable prices.
Food Bar Chelsea - Food Bar 8th Avenue - FoodBar closed - Food Bar Closed
Arguably Chelsea's favorite casual restaurant for same-sex dates, Food Bar (149 8th Ave.) is an attractive, reasonably priced, and festive option for a meal of American comfort fare, including tasty breakfast items available throughout the day. Grilled-steak salad, tamarind-grilled salmon, and traditional lasagna give a sense of the predictable but reliable menu. It's sometimes a zoo, but the staff consistently rates high marks for keeping it all together.
Crabby Dick's Key West - Crabby Dick's Seafood Restaurant and Lounge - Key West seafood restaurants - gay-friendly Key West - Key West photography
Touristy though it is, Crabby Dick's - which is part of a regional chain with locations in four other South Florida communities - has a great setting, occupying the second floor of an ornate woodframe building at 712 Duval Street (305-294-7229). The open-air balcony of this gay-friendly seafood icon is a great perch from which to watch Duval Street's parade of merry-makers stroll by. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner.
Garden of Eden Boston - Garden of Eden South End - Garden of Eden closed - Lionette's Market South End - Gay-Friendly Grocers Boston
A fixture along Tremont Street for nearly a dozen years, the cheery Garden of Eden market and restaurant closed in 2008. Alas, this had been one of the better (and more affordable)
Herrell's Ice Cream Cambridge - Herrell's Ice Cream Boston - Gay-Friendly Ice Cream Parlors - Harrell's Ice Cream Harvard Square - Herrell's Dunster
One of the earliest companies to bring truly premium, high-quality ice cream into vogue in America, Herrell's Ice Cream has two locales in the Boston area, the Cambridge branch pictured here by Harvard Square, and another not far from Boston University in Allston. This superb company established by ice cream guru Steve Herrell produces around 200 flavors, some of them highly unusual, and all using the highest-quality ingredients. People come for miles to sample this stuff.
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With well-prepared, very affordable Italian food and a short but well-chosen wine list, Joe V's is the perfect little South End venue for a first date, dinner with friends, or a glass of vino before bar-hopping around the neighborhood. The cozy and gay-popular storefront cafe is just a few doors down from scenic Union Park. Entrees are under $20 and include gnocchi with tomato-vodka sauce, thin-crust pizzas, and delicious Italian pork dumplings.
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A great little, gay-friendly neighborhood bistro in the heart of the South End, Dish is both ideal as a spot for dining as a lounge for well-selected beer and wine. It's also one of the better-priced eateries in this increasingly upscale area, and there's a patio that provides open-air dining during the warmer months - especially nice on a peaceful, tree-shaded street corner such as this one.
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Since the late 1970s, La Avispa - which means
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Men cutting it up on the dance floor at Destination, the top venue in gay Beijing.
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Opened in 2008, Passion Club lies occupies the second level of a building in the heart of Mazatlan's lively Golden Zone, or Zona Dorada - just a few blocks north of Plaza Mazatlan resort and the city's other notable gay disco, the long-running Pepe Toro's. In a city that's far less known for gay-clubbing than Puerto Vallarta, Passion Club is nonetheless highly popular and plenty of fun, with great music, friendly bartenders, and a compact but well-lighted interior with comfy lounge chairs.
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An ornately decorated, rambling bar in the heart of Manchester's infectiously cheerful Gay Village, Via Fossa is one of the city's favorite spots to grab a beer, mingle with old and new friends, and even eat dinner. Elaborate carved woodwork, a small dance floor in the basement, a casual restaurant on the upper level, and numerous cozy nooks with comfy chairs make this a perfect rendezvous before or after hitting the louder and crazier gay clubs on Canal Street.
Lei Lounge San Diego - Lei Lounge University Heights - Lei Lounge closed
Lei Lounge has closed
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Known by several different names over the years, downtown's Sister's Edge II draws a predominantly women's crowd but welcomes everybody, including plenty of guys (it bills itself a
Saba Blue Water Cafe - Closed
Saba Austin has closed.
Drake's West Hollywood - Drake's Erotica Emporium - Drake's West Hollywood Closed
Drake's on Santa Monica Boulevard (just a few doors from the Mother Lode gay bar), which also has a branch on Melrose, is one of the better sources of gay adult videos, lube, sex toys, and erotica in West Hollywood.
Dorothy's Surrender - French Quarter Market West Hollywood - Dororthy's Surrender closed
Inside the popular and tres gay French Quarter Market Place, Dorothy's Surrender is a fun-filled Pride shop packed with gay and lesbian greeting cards, gifts, novelties, books, and curiosities. It's at 7985 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Fat Fish West Hollywood - Fat Fish closed
Fat Fish, formerly on North Robertson Boulevard in West Hollywood, closed in 2011.
A Different Light Bookstore closed -
A Different Light Bookstore in West Hollywood has closed.
Benvenuto Cafe West Hollywood - Benvenuto West Hollywood closed 2008
Benvenuto Cafe, on Santa Monica Boulevard near the corner of La Cienega, serves very good Italian food and has an attractive patio - it's long been a favorite date spot in West Hollywood among lesbians and gay men.
Bin 8945 Wine Bar and Bistro - Bin 8945 West Hollywood closed
Bin 8945 has closed.
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For many years known as West Hollywood's only gay (and clothing-optional) men's resort, the secluded San Vicente Inn has a central location right in the heart of the Santa Monica Boulevard gay bar and restaurant strip, at 845 San Vincente Boulevard. In recent years, however, customers have complained that the property has gone steeply downhill. Relatively new owners have announced plans for a complete overhaul, however, slated for completion in summer 2009, so stay tuned.
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Wave Restaurant and Bar is a surprinsingly good dining option at in the atrium of the Beverly Center shopping mall - stop in for a martini or a salad between shopping adventures at Ben Sherman or Hugo Boss.
Mark's Restaurant - Mark's West Hollywood Closed - Vermont Restaurant & Bar - Vermont Restaurant Los Feliz
Mark's has closed. The staff went on to open Vermont Restaurant & Bar in Los Feliz.
O-Bar West Hollywood - O Bar Los Angeles - closed 2011
O-Bar closed in 20011
4th Street Nightclub closed - 4th Street Gay Bar Albuquerque - Ralli's 4th Street Pub - District Gay Club Albuquerque - 4th Street Bar Closed 2010
Downtown's only true gay bar, 4th Street Nightclub opened as a gay bar in 2008, not long after the neighboring District club closed - it replaced a mainstream music club called Ralli's Pub and Grill. The mid-size dance bar on a pedestrian lane just off of Central Avenue (Route 66) is open Wednesday through Sunday but seems to have had trouble catching on. In a city that's seen several gay bars come and go in recent years, it remains to be seen if 4th Street will succeed.
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Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Galveston.
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Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in St. Louis
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The view of the Pacific from the open-air bar and dining area at gay-popular Cafe Agua Azul, on a bluff between Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park.
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The open-air Cafe Agua Azul, which is along the main road between Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park, across from Lattitude 9, has one of the best settings of any restaurant or bar in the region. At this laid-back second-story space with amazing views of the Pacific as well as the beach and rain forest below, you can dine on fresh seafood, sip beer and cocktails, and watch the world go by. The restaurant is very popular with the many gay and lesbian visitors to Quepos and Manuel Antonio.
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A mixed-age gay neighborhood hangout in a semi-industrial section of Fort Lauderdale near Holiday Park, Mona's pulls in a mostly local bunch of guys (and some women) for cheap happy hour specials, shooting pool, singing karaoke, and relaxing. It's a pretty run-of-the-mill gay hangout, its large patio being its most notable attribute.
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The always rollicking Bourbon Street Pub (724 Duval St., 305-294-9354) opened in 1995 is a full gay entertainment complex, with a friendly pub on the ground floor and the gay-male clothing-optional New Orleans Guest House on the upper level. The same owners also operate the 801 Bourbon Bar and One Saloon, across the street. Bourbon Street Pub is fun and exceedingly friendly (if cruisy) just about any time of the day, and it has an especially popular T-dance on Sundays at 6 pm.
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Drawing a predominantly lesbian crowd, this is one of the country's top country-western-themed women's bars and an extremely popular hangout in Phoenix. Line-dancing and two-stepping are a big part of the fun, but there's also darts and pool, free Wi-Fi, and an expansive patio out back. If you're not so big on cocktails, just drop in and hang out in the coffee bar. It's a very friendly place, with an especially nice bunch of folks working behind the bar.
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A convivial video bar that's somewhere between a mellow neighborhood bar and a lively gay happy hour haunt, Ice Pics is a reliable bet for chatting and hanging out with friends, or for meeting locals. The crowd is generally low-keyed and friendly, and the two-for-one happy hours (daily, from 4 pm until 8 pm) are a hit. Bigger crowds pile in for certain thematic events, like weekly show-tunes parties and comedy nights.
Club Forbidden Scottsdale - Club Forbidden Gay Club Phoenix - Scottsdale Gay Dance Bars - Scottsdale Gay Discos - Forbidden Nightclub Scottsdale
Scottsdale finally got a second gay club a few years ago (joining the long-established BS West), and although Forbidden is an attractive space with a great sound system and large dance floor, it hasn't quite gained a ton of traction. Still, on Saturday nights it ultimately draws a nice-size crowd by midnight, and the 18-and-older Thursday night parties are fun for guys who like chicken. The club is open only Thursday through Sunday, and it would be great to see it succeed.
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Of the few metro Kansas City gay bars that require a short excursion outside the city center, the Fox Bar near Overland Park, Kansas is the one to make the effort for. It's technically in the town of Mission, an easy 10-minute drive from the Westport section of Kansas City, and it draws a genuinely eclectic mix of gay men and lesbians of all ages, from suburbanites for whom this is the closest gay hangout to others who simply enjoy the friendly vibe, attractive interior, and stiff drinks.
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Chain Drive has been a mainstay in a city that's scene an unusual number of gay bars come and go over the years. This relatively compact club is a favorite of leather dudes, bears, and other "men's men" looking to cruise and hang out together. Chain Drive opened in 1986 and is open Wednesday through Sunday. Although set on the edge of downtown near Town Lake, it's a tad off the beaten path - in the Rainey Street area, just off of East Cesar Chavez Street.
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On the main drag of the city's endearingly offbeat and historic East Nashville neighborhood, the homey Lipstick Lounge (1400 Woodland St., 615-226-6343) is not only the city's most popular lesbian bars but one of the most popular lesbian bars in the South. This very cool little spot draws a primarily Sapphic crowd, but that's not to say the friendly management doesn't welcome everyone. As the owners say on the bar's website, "If you're human, you'll fit right in."
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It takes a little effort finding, but Trax (1501 2nd Ave. S, 615-742-8856) is a friendly and fun neighborhood bar in a rather desolate industrial area south of downtown (it's on the corner of 2nd Ave. and Carney St., with parking in a dirt lot in back along Carney). Trax pulls in a diverse bunch of regular joes, working stiffs, and no-nonsense types - some bears, some leather guys, a few lesbians. It's unpretentious, the drinks are cheap, and the bartenders are quite welcoming.
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Opened in 2009 in a section of eastern downtown that's steps from several hotels and a short drive or 10- to 15-minute walk from the Warehouse District's main gay nightlife area, Rusty Spurs Saloon is Austin's gay county-western club - a great place for two-stepping and line-dancing (welcoming of both beginners and advanced dancers). The spacious club with brick walls and an attractive dance floor brings in live country bands some nights, and has other theme evenings, too - show-tunes
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The patio at Austin's seminal gay cruise bar, Oilcan Harry's, is a favorite place to hobnob, listen to and watch music videos, and enjoy a break from the often crowded dance floor inside.
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A newcomer to the East Village gay-bar scene in 2009, The Hose opened in the space formerly occupied by Uncle Mings (a hetero bar with something of a queer following). Like many gay spots in the neighborhood, The Hose has the anti-slick appearance of a dive bar, complete with loud (often rock) music. It's an upstairs space with a stage at the front (I shot this photo from the edge of the stage, looking back toward the bar). But for a few irreverent posters and bits of art, it's low on decor.
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Along with IBT's, Ain't Nobody's Bizness is one of the top gay nightclubs in Tucson. This popular spot just southeast of the University of Arizona in eastern Tucson opened initially as a lesbian bar and is still one of the most popular women's hangouts in the Southwest, but these days it caters to a more mixed-gender crowd, drawing plenty of guys most nights. Karaoke Thursdays, Go Go Fridays, and Latin parties on Saturdays are among the regular theme events - There's also a popular Sunday beer
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A much needed addition to the city's gay nightlife scene, Invasion lounge and cafe opened in 2009 and has quickly become a fixture in the community, popular not only with gays and lesbians but a varied cross-section of Portlanders. The rather swank bi-level space with an additional side bar that's open on busy nights has plush seating on both floors, great music, a good list of cocktails, wine, and beer, and light food and coffee. It's a bit more see-and-be-seen than typical Portland gay bars.
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What's the nearest gay bar to Portland Airport? It may surprise you that it's actually in another state - The Northbank is a friendly, low-keyed gay neighborhood bar in downtown Vancouver, just across the Columbia River from Portland (and the airport) in Washington. The easy-going tavern draws mostly a local crowd from the Vancouver area, but Portlanders also amble up here on occasion, taking advantage of the very affordable happy hour, the uncrowded pool table, and the fun karaoke nights.
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Fans of line-dancing and two-stepping favor Howl at the Moon, a gay county-western bar near a few other gay hangouts west of downtown Tucson. Despite its being in a drag shopping mall in a fairly nondescript neighborhood, the bar itself is spacious and quite popular with both women and men. There's a pool table inside, a good-size dance area, and restaurant with light pub fare.
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One of Palermo Viejo's friendliest gay and lesbian hangouts, cozy Bach Bar is within a short walk of several other gay nightspots in the area. The two-room space is equally popular among women and men and tends to draw a crowd mostly in theirs 20s and early 30s. It can get a little cramped in here when there are live bands, cabaret shows, and drag performances on the small stage, but the mood here is always quite festive and free of attitude.
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And you thought all those fresh-faced, lithe, shirtless guys were talking to you simply because you're irresistibly fascinating? Well, this may be true, but if you find yourself showered with attention during your visit to Prague's Escape Club, in Nove Mesto just a short walk from Wenceslas Square, consider that many - if not most - of the man-boy creatures in this saucy basement nightclub are looking to initiate business relations with you.
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Part of a collection of gay bathhouses in Germany with popular branches in Essen and Dusseldorf, Phoenix Cologne opened in this gay-friendly city in 2004, right in the heart of the gay nightlife district that's centered around the leafy Rudolfplatz district. A beautifully decorated, rather upscale-looking gay men's club, Phoenix is a spacious compound with well-kept facilities that include a sun terrace, Finnish sauna, cafe, bar/lounge, and full massage and bodywork services on request.