Gay & Lesbian Travel Sitemap - Page 2 2015-04-01

Daily Dozen Doughnuts - Pikes Place Market Donuts - Seattle Best Doughnuts - Seattle Great Coffee Shops - Pike Place Coffee Shop - Daily Dozen Seattle
One of the many food stalls at Pike Place Market, Daily Dozen Doughnut Company is a perfect stop for morning pastries and coffee. Page 13.

Downtown Seattle Skyline View - Seattle Skyline Photos - Seattle Space Needle Skyline Pictures - View South From Space Needle
Looking south, toward the downtown Seattle skyline, from atop the Space Needle.

Fremont Troll Pictures - Troll Under Aurora Bridge - Seattle Troll Statue - Directions to Fremont Troll - Weird Public Art - Fremont Troll Photos
One of the more offbeat - and enormous - works of public statuary you're likely ever to encounter, the infamous and beloved Fremont Troll resides beneath the Aurora Bridge and was built in 1990 in an effort to turn around a section of the Fremont neighborhood that had become dicey and unsightly. This mammoth 2-ton troll statue, a play on

Seattle Hotel 1000 Photos - Hotel 1000 Downtown Seattle - Hotel 1000 Bathtubs
Downtown's gay-friendly, tech-savvy, and eco-conscious Hotel 1000 has artfully decorated, stylish rooms. Perhaps most notable are the curvy, deep soaking tubs, which are filled from a spout in the ceiling. You can see the tub here from the rest of the guest room, but if you're shy about soaking, just activate the electronic privacy shade. Page 17.

Hotel Andra Seattle - Andra Hotel Belltown - Seattle Hip Boutique Hotels - Gay-Friendly Seattle Lodgings - Lola Restaurant Hotel Andra - Assaggio
Hotel Andra, in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. Page 6.

Hotel Monaco Seattle - Kimpton Hotels Seattle
A guestroom at the hip Hotel Monaco Seattle. Page 15.

Manray Seattle - Manray Video Bar closed - Capitol Hill Gay Bars - Seattle Gay Clubs - R Place Bar and Grill - Manray Gay Bar - Manray shut down 2007
The sleek and contemporary Manray Video Bar was one of gay Seattle's hottest destinations for socializing and schmoozing, until it closed to make way for a condo development late in 2007. It was nearly across the street from larger and longer-running R Place Bar and Grill, which remains popular. Page 25.

Martin's Off Madison Piano Bistro - Closed 2010
Martin's off Madison, the former (now closed) gay bar on Capitol Hill. Page 27.

Nordstrom Seattle - Nordstrom Downtown Seattle - Pacific Place Seattle - Gay Seattle shopping - Seattle department stores - gay Seattle photo gallery
Nordstrom Downtown Seattle is one of the Northwest's great shopping meccas, part of the reason downtown is such a popular spot for gay and lesbian shoppers. It's right in the heart of a retail district along East Pine Street that includes Macy's, Pacific Place shopping center, and the immense Westlake Center Mall. Page 8.

Pike Place Farmers Market - Pike Place food stalls - Pike Place vegetables - Seattle farmers markets - gay farmers markets - gay Seattle shopping
A big part of experiencing Pike Place Market is touring the food and produce stalls, where you'll find countless vendors selling berries, cherries, veggies, flowers, and edible goods of all kinds. It's hard to stroll through this place without filling a couple of shopping bags with goodies. Once you're done with the food stalls, wander across the street to buy smoked salmon at one of the many retailers and restaurants across Pike Place, including the original branch of Starbucks. Page 18.

Pike Place fishmongers - Pike Place fish markets - Seattle seafood photos - gay Seattle attractions - gay Seattle shopping - Seattle markets
Pick up fresh wild sockeye salmon (as well as salmon jerky), whole Dungeness crab, Alaskan halibut, and other delicacies from the sea from one of Pike Place Market's colorful fishmongers - it's good fun to watch these guys work, tossing and wrapping fish at rapid speed. It's as interesting simply to watch the goings-on at the market as it is to actually shop or grab a bite to eat. Page 12.

Pike Place Market - Pike Place Market photos - Gay Seattle attractions - Gay Seattle dining - farmers markets photos - downtown Seattle photos
Few attractions in Seattle are more famous than the always bustling Pike Place Market. To think that during the 1960s urban planners lobbied to tear it down! Seattleites voted to protect it as a historic site, and so today this sprawling 1907 market continues to buzz with fishmongers and food stalls of every ilk. Pike Place sort of tumbles down a hillside toward Elliott Bay, and there's a fascinating assortment of shops occupying the lower floors and adjacent buildings. Page 4.

Pike Place Market produce and food - Pike Place Market vegetables fruit - farmers market photos - fresh vegetables photos - gay Seattle sightseeing
Fresh lychee fruits, nectarines, green beans, roma and cherry tomatoes, and blueberries are among the edible riches you'll find among the food stalls at delightful Pike Place Market. Page 22.

Pike Place Market photos - Pine Street Seattle - gay-friendly Seattle dining - gay-friendly Seattle shopping - Seattle downtown photography
Look south down Pike Place's cobblestone surface, toward the intersection with Pine Street, you see Pike Place Market on the right, several downtown skyscrapers in the distance, and a row of retailers and restaurants on the left. Page 23.

Savor Seattle Food Tours - Seattle Chocolate Tours - Pike Place Market Tours - Capitol Hill Food Tours - Seattle Gay-Friendly Walking Tours
A profile of Savor Seattle Food Tours, which offers a variety of culinary walks around Seattle, from Chocolate tours to walks through the city's hub of LGBT life, Capitol Hill. Page 7.

Gay Seattle photography - Gay Seattle sightseeing - Downtown Seattle skyline photos - Pike Place Market photo library - Gay Seattle travel planning
Just north of Pike Place Market, across the the very first branch of Starbucks Coffee, you'll find a grassy knoll affording superb views of the downtown Seattle skyline. Page 9.

Spur Gastropub - Spur Seattle - Spur Restaurant Belltown - Seattle Gastropubs - Gay-Friendly Belltown - Hip Seattle Pubs - Belltown Best Pubs
A favorite destination for well-crafted, contemporary Pacific Northwest-inspired bar food in Seattle's relentlessly hip Belltown neighborhood, Spur Gastropub walks a nice balance between comfy and cozy vibe, and downright sophisticated yet accessible cuisine. It's open late (2 am), draws an eclectic and urbane crowd, and makes for an ideal group-noshing experience - friends can order a few small plates and share. Pictured here is the excellent cheese plate. Page 10.

Original Starbucks location - First Starbucks Store - Starbucks Pike Place Market - gay-friendly coffeehouses - Seattle gay coffeehouses - gay Seattle
The original branch of Starbucks Coffee opened in Seattle at Pike Place Market in 1971 and has been in this space at 1912 Pike Place since 1976. The facade of the store retains its endearingly crude lettering and appearance, per the historic codes of the neighborhood. The coffeehouse is along a strip of retail shops across from the many food stalls, fish markets, restaurants, and shops inside Pike Place Market. Page 5.

Steamworks Seattle Bathhouse - Steamworks Gay Bathhouses - Club Seattle Sex Club - Seattle Gay Sex Clubs - Club Z Seattle - Tribe Seattle Sex Club
Steamworks gay bathhouse, Seattle, WA. Page 24.

Macy's Seattle - Westlake Center Mall - P.F. Chang's Seattle - Seattle Monorail - Gay Seattle shopping - Seattle downtown photos - Seattle malls
Seattle enjoys a robust retail scene, particularly downtown along East Pine Street, where you'll find Macy's, Nordstrom, Pacific Place shopping center, and the immense Westlake Center Mall, which is also the downtown terminus for the Seattle Monorail (which you can take to the Seattle Center, and the famous Space Needle). Pictured here is Talbots, part of Westlake Center, which is also home to dozens of other shops and restaurants, including a very popular P.F. Chang's. Page 20.

Seattle Gay Guide - Seattle Gay Scene
Hilly, scenic, and progressive Seattle is one of the most gay-friendly cities in America, and also one of the most beautiful. Here's a gallery of attractions and businesses you might encounter here.

Seattle Gay Guide - Seattle Gay Scene
Hilly, scenic, and progressive Seattle is one of the most gay-friendly cities in America, and also one of the most beautiful. Here's a gallery of attractions and businesses you might encounter here.

Seattle Gay Guide - Seattle Gay Scene
Hilly, scenic, and progressive Seattle is one of the most gay-friendly cities in America, and also one of the most beautiful. Here's a gallery of attractions and businesses you might encounter here.

Atlas Clothing
Atlas Clothing. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 30.

Vancouver Gay Hotels Guide - Vancouver Best Gay-Friendly B&Bs
A guide to the best gay-friendly hotels, inns, and B&Bs in the largest city in British Columbia, scenic and vibrant Vancouver

Memphis Restaurants - Memphis Dining Guide
A guide to Memphis restaurants and coffeehouses, including the best places for barbecue and soul food.

Memphis Gay Guide & 2015 Events Calendar
A guide to Memphis, including tips on planning a long weekend in this historically rich hub of culture, music, and Civil Rights and Civil War history on the banks of the Mississippi River. Included here are recommended attractions (including Graceland, the Civil Rights Museum, and the Beale Street blues scene), restaurants, hotels, gay bars and clubs, and other things to see and do.

Memphis Museums - Memphis Music Scene
A guide to museums, attractions, and notable neighborhoods in Memphis.

Memphis Hotels - Memphis Gay-Friendly Hotels Guide
A guide to gay-friendly hotels in Memphis.

Memphis Gay Bar and Nightlife Guide
A guide to gay bars and nightlife in Memphis.

Gay Sports Bars Guide - Lesbian Sports Bars Guide
A guide to gay sports bars and lounges throughout the United States and Canada

Gay Sports Bars Guide - Lesbian Sports Bars Guide
A guide to gay sports bars and lounges throughout the United States and Canada

Gay Sports Bars Guide - Lesbian Sports Bars Guide
A guide to gay sports bars and lounges throughout the United States and Canada

Gay Nightlife Guides - Best Gay Bars
Articles that provide overviews of the local gay nightlife scenes in different towns and cities around the world.

Las Vegas Gay-Friendly Hotels and Resorts Guide
Advice on the best hotels in Las Vegas for gay travelers.

Las Vegas Gay Nightlife Guide
A guide to the best gay bars in Las Vegas, from the huge new Krave and Affair nightclubs to quirky neighborhood dives to Sin City bathhouses.

Tacoma Gay Bars - Tacoma Gay Nightlife Guide
A look at the gay nightlife scene in Tacoma, Washington, plus gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around the state's third-largest city

Tacoma Gay Pride 2015 - Tacoma Out in the Park 2015
A preview of Tacoma Gay Pride, held in Washington State's second-largest city in mid-July 2015

Jasper Gay Pride 2015 - Wicked White Winter 2015
A preview of Jasper Gay Pride and Jasper Gay Ski Week, aka Wicked White Winter, held in the popular and beautiful ski town in Alberta, Canada in mid- to late March 2015

Boston Gay Nightlife Guide - Boston Gay-Friendly Restaurants
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, and nightlife options in Boston, including Club Cafe, The Alley, Boston Eagle, DBar, Franklin Cafe, the Trophy Room, Machine, Paradise, Ramrod, Rise, and more.

Boston Gay Nightlife Guide - Boston Gay-Friendly Restaurants
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, and nightlife options in Boston, including Club Cafe, The Alley, Boston Eagle, DBar, Franklin Cafe, the Trophy Room, Machine, Paradise, Ramrod, Rise, and more.

How to Buy 2015 Eurail Passes - Eurail Pass Prices & Tips
Tips on how to buy Eurail Passes, which type is best for you, and 2015 Eurail Pass pricing

Telluride Gay Ski Week 2015 - Telluride Gay Scene
A preview of the Telluride Gay Ski Week Celebration, which takes place the last week of February and first week of March, 2015

Sydney Gay Mardi Gras - 2015 Details
A look at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras celebration, which is held in mid-February through early March 2015

New Orleans Gay Hotels Guide - Mardi Gras 2015 Hotel Tips
An overview of the best hotels in New Orleans for gay travelers, including tips on where to stay during Mardi Gras 2015 and Southern Decadence 2015.

Denver Gay Life - 2015-2016 Events Calendar
A gay guide to Denver, along with a 2014-2015 events calendar

Milwaukee Gay Guide - 2015 Festivals Calendar
A Gay Guide to Milwaukee, including downtown and the lakefront, Bay View, Walker's Point, Brady Street, and the Historic Third Ward, plus a 2015-2016 Milwaukee Events Calendar

Martha's Vineyard Gay Guide - 2015-2016 Festivals
A gay guide to Martha's Vineyard, with a 2015-2016 Martha's Vineyard events calendar

Los Angeles Gay Guide 2015-2016 Events Calendar
A gay guide to Los Angeles, including a 2015-2016 Events and Festivals calendar

Providence Gay Guide - 2015-2016 Events Calendar
A gay guide to and 2015-2016 events calendar for Providence, Rhode Island, the second-largest city in New England and one of the most liberal and gay-welcoming small cities in the country.

Albuquerque Gay Guide & 2015-2016 Events Calendar
A Gay Guide to Albuquerque, plus a 2015-2016 events and festivals calendar

Philadelphia Gay Guide and 2015-2016 Events Calendar
A Gay Guide to Philadelphia, along with a 2015/2016 calendar of Philadelphia events and festivals

Lambertville NJ Gay Guide - Gay Travel Lambertville, New Jersey
A gay guide to Lambertville, New Jersey, a small and charming town that lies just across the Delaware River from the artsy Pennsylvania village of New Hope.

Utah Gay & Lesbian Ski Week
Utah Gay Ski Safari. Gay & Lesbian Travel.

Lake Tahoe Gay Ski Week and Winterfest
Lake Tahoe's Gay and Lesbian Ski Week ended in 2015

Russian River Gay Guide and 2015-2016 Events Calendar
A gay guide to Sonoma County's Russian River, including Guerneville, Monte Rio, and Forestville, plus a Russian River 2015-2016 Events calendar

Sacramento Gay Guide - 2015-2016 Events Calendar
A Gay Guide and 2015-2016 Events Calendar on Sacramento, including tips on attractions, notable neighborhoods, gay nightlife, and where to eat and stay.

Reno Gay Pride 2015 - Nevada Gay Pride 2015
A preview of Reno's Gay Pride Celebration, held in mid-August 2015

AIDS Walks and AIDS Rides (2015 Calendar)
A calendar of AIDS Walks and AIDS Rides throughout North America in 2015 and 2016

Sonoma Wine Country Gay Guide - Sonoma 2015-2016 Calendar
A gay guide to the Sonoma Wine Country, including a 2015-2016 Sonoma Events and Festivals Calendar

New Hope Gay Guide and 2015-2016 Events Calendar
A gay guide to New Hope, Pennsylvania, the popular and gay-friendly resort community near Philadelphia, and a 2015-2016 New Hope and Bucks County Events Calendar

San Francisco Gay Guide and 2015-2016 Events Calendar
A gay guide to San Francisco, including a 2015-2016 San Francisco Gay Events Calendar, and information on gay-popular neighborhoods, tips on how to get there and when to go

Coastal Sonoma Gay Guide - Sonoma Coast Beaches
A guide to exploring coastal Sonoma County, including Bodega Bay, Jenner (and the mouth of the Russian River), Fort Ross State Park, and Gualala, plus a Sonoma Coast 2015-2016 Events Calendar

Alibi Room Vancouver - Alibi Room Pub - Alibi Room Gastown - Vancouver Best Beer Selection - Local Beers Vancouver - Gay-Friendly Taverns Vancouver
The Alibi Room's slightly off-the-beaten-path location and setting inside a vintage brick building with high windows, hardwood floors, and both individual and communal wooden tables are a big part of its charm. It's a relaxed, contemporary space - really a 21st-century take on the old-world neighborhood tavern concept. At the Alibi you'll find one of Vancouver's best selections of beer on tap, plus interesting bottled ciders and beers from all over the world (but emphasis is on Pacific Northwest. Page 16.

Capilano Suspension Bridge - Capilano Bridge Photos - North Vancouver Attractions - Vancouver Treetops Hike - Kiapalano First Nations Cultural Centre
One of the area's most celebrated and visited attractions, Capilano Suspension Bridge is actually the most famous part of an entire 27-acre nature park and First Nations cultural center in North Vancouver, about a 15- to 20-minute drive north of downtown. The bridge itself, built originally in 1889 and stretching 450 feet across the Capilano River gorge, is definitely a must - just go slowly if you're nervous about heights, as the river roars 230 feet below. Page 10.

Treetops Adventure Vancouver - Treetops Canopy Tour Capilano Suspension Bridge - Treetops Pictures - Treetops Suspension Bridges North Vancouver
One of the newer and most interesting attractions within the park at Capilano Suspension Bridge, the Treetops Adventure comprises trail of elevation suspension bridges that wend through the rainforest's canopy of Douglas Fir trees. Page 35.

F212 Steam Vancouver - Fahrenheit 212 Gay Sauna
F212 Steam Sauna is a popular gay bathhouse in Vancouver's West End. Page 27.

Fountainhead Pub Vancouver - Fountainhead Gay Bar - Fountainhead Davie Street - Vancouver Gay Pubs - Fountainhead Gay Video Bar - Vancouver Gay Cafes
Although drawing a predominantly gay crowd, the Fountainhead is one West End pub and restaurant that tends to draw a great variety of patrons - gay, lesbian, straight...whatever. The vibe is always quite welcoming and friendly, and the scene very conducive to chatting, playing darts, dining on quite tasty pub fare, or relaxing under a heating lamp on the patio. The Fountainhead tends to be most popular after work and earlier in the evening, but you'll usually find a crowd here till closing. Page 29.

Junction Pub Vancouver - The Junction Davie Street - Junction Gay Bar Vancouver - Vancouver West End Gay Restaurants - Gay Bars With Patios Vancouver
A laid-back and relaxed neighborhood bar along uber-gay Davie Street in Vancouver's West End, the Junction is more of a pub and casual restaurant (think burgers, pizza, and light tavern fare) on weekdays and a full-fledged (if compact) gay dance club on weekends. Patrons also play darts, shoot pool, watch campy videos and gay-popular TV shows, and mingle on the festive patio. As with Fountainhead and Oasis, two other inviting gay bars on Davie Street, this is a fine spot to hang out with friends. Page 18.

Numbers Vancouver - Numbers Gay Club Davie Street - Numbers Gay Cabaret - Vancouver Gay Karaoke - Vancouver Gay Cruise Bars - Oldest Gay Bars West End
A review of the popular Vancouver gay club, Numbers. Page 5.

Score on Davie Vancouver - Score Sports Bar Vancouver - Score Gay Sports Bar - Score Davie Street - Gay Brunch Vancouver West End - Score Gay Lounge
As much as any bar in the Davie Street Gay Village, Score manages to walk a credible line between festive gay bar and all-are-welcome sports bar, while at the same time earning solid marks as a great choice for casual dining (from weekend brunch to late-night snacking). With an attractive interior of warm lighting and comfy booth seating as well as a nice patio on Davie Street, Score is a perfect setting for conversation, watching games on TV, and hanging out with a mixed bunch. Page 24.

Steamworks Vancouver - Steamworks Gay Sauna Downtown
Steamworks Vancouver, a popular gay sauna near Gastown in downtown Vancouver. Page 38.

Vancouver Gay Beaches - English Bay Beach - West End Vancouver Gay Beach Area - Wreck Beach Gay Area - Nude Beaches Canada - Gay Sunset Beach West End
Vancouver has a couple of beaches with a strong gay following, two that are right in the West End (close to the Davie Street Gay Village) - Sunset Beach and, pictured here, English Bay Beach (aka First Beach). Another option, over near the Univ. of British Columbia within the boundary of Pacific Spirit Regional Park, is the quite famous and rather hard to reach Wreck Beach - this is a clothing-optional stretch of sand that has a predominantly gay section (found to the left as you approach). Page 25.

Coast Restaurant Vancouver - Coast Restaurant Alberni Street - Vancouver Best Raw Bars - Vancouver Top Seafood Eateries - Coast Glowbal Restaurant
Having moved in 2009 from its smaller digs in Yaletown, Coast Restaurant and its adjacent cocktail bar - the white-hot O-Lounge - now occupy a prime setting on a central downtown block steps from Robson Street shopping and many of the city's leading hotels. Coast is unquestionably a restaurant for scene-makers and local bon vivants - the soaring bi-level space with sleek central raw bar attracts social butterflies from all walks of life. The kitchen also serves super-fresh, innovative seafood. Page 22.

Celebrities Vancouver - Celebrities Nightclub Davie Street - Vancouver Gay Dance Clubs - Celebrities Gay Bar - Vancouver Lesbian Nightclubs
A review of Vancouver's trendy Celebrities gay nightclub. Page 9.

False Creek Vancouver - False Creek Inlet - Granville Island Water Taxis - Vancouver Yaletown Skyline - False Creek Photos - Aquabus Ferries Vancouver
A view from False Creek of the gleaming new condo and apartment towers that dominate the skyline over Vancouver's trendy Yaletown neighborhood. As its name suggests, False Creek is actually an inlet from English Bay - it dead-ends to the east of Yaletown near BC Place Stadium and is crisscrossed from several major bridges into downtown Vancouver: Cambie Street Bridge, Granville Street Bridge, and Burrard Street Bridge. It separates Yaletown and the West End from Granville Island. Page 6.

Aquabus Vancouver - Aquabus Granville Island - Water Taxis - Yaletown Aquabus Schedule - Getting to Granville Island - Granville Bridge Pictures
Vancouver's Aquabus Ferries are the easiest way to get back and forth across False Creek inlet, which divides the West End/Davie Village area and Yaletown from Granville Island, Kitsilano, Broadway, and the South Granville Street areas of the city. These rainbow-color boats dart about False Creek throughout the day, and rides cost from $3 to $6, depending on how far you're going. Other stops include Edgewater Casino, foot of Hornby Street (West End), and Science World (by Olympic Village). Page 32.

Little Sister's Vancouver - Little Sister's Gay Bookstore - Little Sisters Book & Art Emporium - Vancouver Gay Sex Toys Shop - Vancouver Pride Store
One of the most successful and influential GLBT bookstores in North America, Little Sister's has been a fixture of Davie Village since 1983. It functions as a de facto LGBT community resource center and meeting place in Vancouver, as well as stocking an extensive selection of gay and lesbian literature and periodicals, sex toys and vibrators, condoms and lube, porn and erotica, Pride items (rainbow flags, jewelry, cards), and underwear, T-shirts, and club wear and gear. Page 3.

Melriches Coffeehouse Vancouver - Vancouver Gay Cafes - West End Vancouver Coffeehouses - Melriches Davie Street - Davie Village Restaurants - Melrich
Davie Street's definitive gay java joint, Melriches Coffeehouse is a bright and comfy spot to sip espressos and lattes, munch on breakfast croissants, sandwiches, and sweets throughout the day, and watch the West End world go by. The popular cafe is right next to the famed GLBT bookstore, Little Sister's, and close many other gay-friendly businesses in the neighborhood. Page 11.

BC Place Vancouver - BC Place 2010 Winter Olympics - BC Place Stadium - Vancouver Concerts BC Place - BC Place Retractable Roof - Vancouver Arenas
One of the most prominent landmarks you'll see as you enter downtown Vancouver from Cambie Street Bridge or Hwy. 99A (Main St.), BC Place Vancouver is known for being the largest stadium in the world with a roof supported entirely by air - it's basically inflated. However, a new retractable roof is being installed in 2011. This huge arena just south of Vancouver Public Library is between Yaletown and Gastown, and it's a major venue during the 2010 Winter Olympics. It also overlooks False Creek. Page 34.

Vancouver Tourism Visitor Center - Tourism Vancouver Gay Travel - Tourism Vancouver Information Centre - Vancouver Gay-Friendly Travel Resources
The city's official visitor information organization, Tourism Vancouver has an information center across from the convention center and near the cruise port; it's staffed with helpful employees and stocked with maps, pamphlets, and brochures about the city and surrounding region. It's also worth checking out Tourism Vancouver's webpage on GLBT travel, which is also a font of helpful information. Page 20.

Chambar Vancouver - Chambar Belgian Restaurant - Cafe Medina Beatty Street - Dirty Apron Cooking School - Belgian Food Vancouver - Dirty Apron Shop
On an otherwise quiet street near the Stadium SkyTrain station, Chambar is the star attraction of what's actually a mini-empire of wonderful Vancouver foodie attractions. Chambar itself is a sophisticated Belgian restaurant turning out superb, creatively rendered treats like spiced veal cheeks, moules frites, and pan-roasted sablefish. But there's also the adjacent Dirty Apron cooking school and cookery shop and the Cafe Medina breakfast-lunch spot serving similarly fantastic food. Page 12.

Go Fish Vancouver - Go Fish Seafood Restaurant Vancouver - Go Fish False Creek Fisherman's Wharf - Go Fish Kitsilano - Vancouver Best Seafood Eateries
Part of the gay-popular Bin restaurant group in Vancouver (they also run Bin 941 and Bin 942 tapas eateries), Go Fish is an unassuming but quite trendy seafood shack with a handful of outside tables at Fisherman's Wharf in Kitsilano, overlooking False Creek. It's smack between the Granville and Burrard bridges, overlooking one of the city's largest marinas - an apt spot to enjoy some of the tastiest and freshest seafood and shellfish in the city. It's close to Granville Market, too. Page 17.

Topdrawers Vancouver - Vancouver Gay Underwear Stores
Topdrawers, a men's underwear shop in Vancouver's Davie Street Village. Page 19.

Pumpjack Pub Vancouver - Pumpjack Gay Bar Davie Street - Pumpjack Leather Bar - Cruisy Vancouver Gay Bars - Gay Bear Bars Vancouver - Pumpjack Gay Pub
Pumpjack is not your daddy's gay leather bar - okay, it's not even quite right to call this a leather bar, in the strictest or most traditional sense. But this attractive, high-ceilinged bar with tall windows overlooking Davie Street does have the best-attended leather parties and competitions in the city. It's also just a relaxed neighborhood cruise bar with unpretentious bartenders, a patio, pool tables and large-screen TVs, and good daily drink specials. Page 21.

Priape Vancouver has closed
Priape has closed its stores in Canada. Page 41.

Kitsilano Beach Park - Kitsilano Beach Sunset Photos - Kitsilano Waterfront Park Pictures - Vancouver Beaches - Vancouver Beach Photos - Kits Beach
Fringing the north edge of Vancouver's lively Kitsilano neighborhood, which is just across from the Davie Street gay neighborhood via the Burrard Street Bridge, Kitsilano Beach Park is a beautiful spot to admire the Georgia Strait in the distance, and Stanley Park, English Bay, and the downtown skyline just to the north. At the park you'll also find a heated outdoor pool, tennis and basketball courts, and the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre. Page 2.

Vancouver Skyline West End - Kitsilano Beach Park Views - Kits Beach Photos - Kitsilano Seawall Park - West End Skyline View - Vancouver Kitsilano
A view of Vancouver's West End skyline from the north side of Kitsilano Beach Park. This is an excellent spot for a sunset stroll or a picnic. Page 37.

Blenz Coffee Davie Street - Blenz Coffeehouses Vancouver - West End Gay Coffee Shops - Blenz Vancouver Cafes - Blenz West End Vancouver
One of the more gay-popular cafes in the West End, Blenz is part of a regional chain of coffeehouses with many branches in Vancouver and quite a few others throughout British Columbia. The branch at 1203 Davie Street is a good spot for people-watching and grabbing perfectly brewed espresso drinks throughout the day and evening. Teas, hot chocolate, and protein shakes are also served. Page 23.

Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver - Blue Horizon Robson Street
The .Blue Horizon Hotel, a gay-friendly restaurant on Davie Street. Page 4.

Bump N Grind Cafe Vancouver - Bump and Grind Commercial Drive - Gay Coffeehouses Vancouver - Vancouver Lesbian Cafes - Commercial Drive Coffeehouses
Commercial Drive's long-running Bump N Grind Cafe captures the alternative, bohemian vibe of this east side Vancouver neighborhood - it's generally packed with a mix of artists, students, lesbians and gays, and local hipsters throughout the day (it closes at 6 pm each evening). The baristas here know what their doing, doling out perfect espressos, macchiatos, lattes, and fine organic coffees from the high-tech Clover brewing system. Page 15.

Cafe Luxy Vancouver - Cafe Luxy Italian Restaurant - Vancouver Gay Restaurants - West End Italian Food - Vancouver Cafe Luxy
Cafe Luxy is one of the most LGBT-popular restaurants in Vancouver - this dishy and fun restaurant serves prodigious portions of traditional Italian food: penne with four cheese, Caesar salads, garlic prawns, and so on. Prices are reasonable, and the staff friendly and helpful. Luxy is also open for breakfast and brunch. It's set along bustling Davie Street, in the heart of the city's Gay Village. Page 36.

Commercial Drive Vancouver - The Drive Vancouver - Vancouver Lesbian Neighborhood - Vancouver Dyke March - Commercial Drive Restaurants - Shopping
Developed historically as a logging skid road, Commercial Drive has developed steadily over the years into one of Vancouver's most diverse and distinctive - as well as most lesbian-identified - neighborhoods. Located about 5 km east of downtown and the West End, the north-south road cuts through the heart of what's technically the Grandview-Woodland neighborhood, but the stretch from about Venables Street south to East Broadway is referred to by most locals as simply

Delany's Coffeehouse - Delany's on Denman Cafe - Delany's Vancouver - West End Gay Coffeehouses - Cafes Near English Bay - Vancouver Delaney's
Another of the handful of West End coffeehouses with especially strong gay followings, Delany's has been a fixture on Denman Street, near the foot of Davie Street and just steps from the beautiful beach at English Bay, for many years. It's a perfect stop for a latte, cappuccino, or tea before sauntering over to the beach, or on up to Stanley Park. The cafe itself is rather intimate, if a bit cramped at times, but the staff is friendly and processes orders quickly. Page 30.

Diva at the Met - Diva Restaurant Vancouver - Metropolitan Hotel Restaurant - Best Hotel Restaurants Vancouver - Diva's at the Metropolitan Hotel
Tucked discreetly off the lobby of the elegantly understated (and very gay-friendly) Metropolitan Hotel, just a couple of blocks north of bustling Robson street, Diva at the Met has earned a serious reputation as one of the city's best Pacific Northwest restaurants, and certainly one of the best dining options at any of the city's hotels. Chef Quang Dang oversees the dining at this light, contemporary space with an open kitchen, which turns out first-rate breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Page 31.

Lick Vancouver has closed
Lick Vancouver has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 39.

Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver -
The hip and stylish Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver. Page 13.

Odyssey Vancouver - Vancouver Odyssey closed
Vancouver's legendary Odyssey gay nightclub was shut down to make way for a new development in fall 2010. Page 40.

Pacific Centre Vancouver - Pacific Centre Mall - Downtown Vancouver Shopping Pictures - Best Malls Vancouver - H&M - Holt Renfrew - Banana Republic
Spanning three downtown blocks and containing some 200 stores, the Pacific Centre is one of Vancouver's most popular shopping destinations. The multilevel mall contains three major department stores (Holt Renfrew, The Bay, and Sears), plus a fairly typical mix of North American mid- and upscale chains: Apple, Coach, BCBG Max Azria, Bose, Club Monaco, Ermenegildo Zegna, Guess, H&M, Mexx, Sephora, Skechers, and so on. Page 33.

Vancouver SkyTrain - SkyTrain Canada Line Stops - Downtown Vancouver SkyTrain Stations - Vancouver Light Rail - Vancouver Airport Downtown Trains
Launched in 1985 just in time for Vancouver's 1986 Expo, the SkyTrain light-rail is one of North America's fastest and most efficient public transit systems. Currently the automated trains (there are no drivers) run along three lines. The most recent is the Canada Line, which connects the Vancouver International Airport with downtown to the north, and Richmond to the South. From the downtown Waterfront stop, you can also further the journey by Seabus to Lonsdale's Quay in North Vancouver. Page 8.

Vancouver Gay Guide - Vancouver Gay Photo Gallery - Vancouver Gay Scene - Vancouver Pictures Granville Island - Vancouver Best Gay Bars - West End
A GLBT gallery of photos about visiting Vancouver, BC

1181 Vancouver - 1181 Lounge - 1181 Davie Street - Vancouver Gay Bars - Davie Street Nightlife - West End Vancouver Cruise Bars - 1181 Tight Lounge
Davie Street, in Vancouver's uber-gay West End, received a great boost when the swish 1181 Lounge opened, marking a departure from the somewhat predictable gay clubs that have long inhabitied the neighborhood. 1181 is a narrow, sleek space with cushy seating up front and in back, and a tight stand-and-model area alongside the central bar, which is famous for its creative martinis and sophisticated cocktails. It's Vancouver's most stylish gay hangout. Page 26.

Oasis Nightclub Vancouver - Oasis Lounge Davie Street - Oasis Pub West End - Vancouver Gay Restaurants - Gay Tapas Bars - Oasis Lounge Vancouver
A slick, smartly decorated gay lounge and restaurant, Oasis occupies a second-floor space in the middle of the city's Gay Village. Different music themes are featured certain evenings, from Top 40 House Remixes to Electronica and Trance. Sundays are well known for festive parties that take place on the bar's garden patio (fear not if it's cold or rainy - this space is both covered and heated). As gay bars go, Oasis exceeds expectations in the restaurant, which serves nicely crafted cuisine. Page 14.

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Vancouver's West End, specifically Davie Street Village, is the anchor of the city's gay scene. The main thoroughfare, Davie Street (from about Granville to Jervis streets) is lined with gay-friendly businesses, including the vast majority of Vancouver's GLBT nightspots (1181 Lounge, Oasis Lounge, Score, The Fountainhead, Numbers, and Celebrities among them). You'll also find several gay-friendly B&Bs on the side streets nearby.

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Since 1995, the terrific, women-owned sex shop and erotica boutique Womyn's Ware has been acting as Vancouver's

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A GLBT gallery of photos about visiting Vancouver, BC

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The centerpiece of the city's ambitious Victory Park district, the American Airlines Center opened in 2001 and is the home of the Dallas Stars hockey team, Dallas Mavericks basketball team, Dallas Desperados Arena Football Leagues, and countless big-name concerts - performers who have graced this dazzling structure (nicknamed

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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 3.

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Black-Eyed Pea, the down-home, affordable chain of homestyle Southern cooking, got its start in Dallas, although the company is now based in Denver. The original location is this casual spot on the gay strip in Oak Lawn, and it remains very popular for its chicken-fried steaks, roasted turkey with dressing,

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Buddies II is closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 24.

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Open 24/7 and drawing sizable crowds of lesbian and gay revelers late on weekend nights, Cafe Brazil is the definitive queer coffeehouse for Oak Lawn, a hip and friendly spot right along the Cedar Springs Road

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With a building designed by openly gay architectural icon Philip Johnson, the Cathedral of Hope - which was accepted into the United Church of Christ in 2006, is considered the world's largest gay and lesbian church. This 22,000-square-foot building is the home of a congregation that's been serving Dallas GLBT residents and visitors since 1970. Page 6.

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A clean and efficient way to get around this city that's otherwise largely oriented toward automobiles, Dallas Rapid Area Transit (D.A.R.T.) is the city's

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A look at the downtown Dallas and its soaring skyscrapers, looking south. This is the downtown of the 9th-largest city in America. Page 16.

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A GLBT gallery of photos about visiting Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Gay Guide - Vancouver Gay Photo Gallery - Vancouver Gay Scene - Vancouver Pictures Granville Island - Vancouver Best Gay Bars - West End
A GLBT gallery of photos about visiting Vancouver, BC

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The infamous grassy knoll, at Dealey Plaza, through which John F. Kennedy's motorcade passed when he was assassinated. It's often alleged that a second gunman fired from the grassy knoll. The link here takes you to the Dealey Plaza Cam, which broadcasts a live view of the plaza and grassy knoll from the exact perch at the Sixth Floor Museum from which Lee Harvey Oswald fired at the President Kennedy. Page 8.

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One of the several very popular gay bars that are part of Oak Lawn's famed

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Hotel Palomar Dallas has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 11.

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Set in a dapper white mansion in the city's uptown neighborhood, the gay-friendly Hotel St. Germain is a charming old-world inn and restaurant. The inn's seven suites are done with lavish New Orleans and Parisian antiques, bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs, canopied feather beds, Bulgari bath amenities, fireplaces, and plenty of other luxe touches. This is a wonderful place to stay if you're planning a romantic special occasion. Page 5.

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A satellite branch of the popular Oak Lawn gay hangout Hunky's, this cheerful little shop selling burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries, and hot dogs is in Oak Cliff, in the heart of the Bishop Avenue Arts District. Page 23.

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At the uber-gay intersection of Cedar Springs and Throckmorton, the Oak Lawn branch of Hunky's ranks among the most likely spots in town to find queens noshing on fast-food - meaning hefty burgers (the chili-cheeseburger is a favorite), barbecue chicken sandwiches,

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An upscale dining and retail district near Southern Methodist University, Knox-Henderson (where Knox and Henderson streets, just west of Central Expressway) is a short drive north of Oak Lawn and a popular spot among local gays and lesbians for shopping (Crate & Barrel, Restoration Hardware) and dining (Toulouse Cafe, MoMo's Pasta, Highland Park Pharmacy and Soda Fountain, Sangria Tapas Y Bar). The neighborhood was established in the 1920s and has enjoyed a steady revitalization in recent years. Page 19.

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Unveiled in 2006, the Legacy of Love Monument stands in the Oak Lawn Triange, at the junction of Oak Lawn Avenue and Cedar Springs Road. The 27-foot-tall column and small surrounding garden was constructed in honor of Friedhelm Schnitzler, who died of AIDS, although its creators point out that the monument is a tribute to all of Oak Lawn's citizens, gay and straight, those who have passed on, and those who are very much alive. Page 2.

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Travis Walk is a snazzy compound in the hip Knox-Henderson neighborhood with several hip and gay-friendly restaurants, among them Ziziki's, Little Katana, L'Ancestral, and Chateau Wine Market and Bodega Bar. Within a short walk of this elegant building with its open-air courtyards are several other very nice restaurants. Knox-Henderson is near Southern Methodist Univeristy (SMU), and a short drive north of Oak Lawn. Page 17.

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The Dallas mecca for upscale retail, NorthPark Center is a short drive north of downtown and contains a bevy of great shops and boutiques, many of them on the swanky side - Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy's, Versace, Bulgari, Abercrombie & Fitch, Anthropologie, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Diesel, Giorgio Armani, J. Jill, Juicy Couture, L'Occitane, Origins, PUMA, Steve Madden, True Religion, TUMI, Urban Outfitters, and many others. Page 20.

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Flashy and fun Out Lines, which is run by the same folks who operate the uber-gay underwear shop Skivvies, is a fixture along Cedar Springs Road in Oak Lawn. When you're in need of a smart, hip outfit for clubbing in

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A review of Station 4, one of the largest gay clubs in Texas.

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There may not be a more extensive, impressive, and popular gay underwear shop in America than this massive emporium of g-strings, jockstraps, briefs, boxer-briefs, and skimpy club-gear and wear. Skivvies is owned by the same team behind the smart-casual clothier Out Lines, which is just around the corner, and it carries just about every trendy and popular underwear brand, from Unico to AssieBum to Ginch Gonch. It's a must for gay Dallas shopping mavens and anyone with an underwear fetish. Page 7.

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Often referred to as

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A popular recreation area for residents of Dallas, and a favorite spot of gay and lesbian sunbathers, White Rock Lake lies several miles northeast of downtown and comprises a number of points of interest, including a dog park, boathouse, beaches and jogging trails, and the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. There's not a gay section per se, but the lake just has something of a

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An Oak Lawn favorite for delicious Latin American meals - breakfast, lunch, and dinner - Zaguan Bakery & Cafe specializes in the vibrant and flavorful cuisine of Venezuela, Colombia, and Argentina. Specialties include beef and cheese empanadas; chopped marinated chicken with black beans, rice, and plaintains; and a variety of pastries and baked goods. Cachapas are another favorite dish here - sweet-corn turnover stuffed with all sorts of delicious ingredients, from prosciutto to chicken-avocado. Page 15.

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A raffish, low-attitude neighborhood bar that's known for its sizable stable of strippers and unquestionably strong drinks, Zippers is part of a small cluster of no-nonsense gay bars around Fitzhugh Avenue, just west of the North Central Expressway. Zippers tends to draw a somewhat older, and almost exclusively male crowd. Page 21.

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A guide and gay gallery to Dallas, Texas

Dallas Gay Travel - Dallas Gay Guide
A guide and gay gallery to Dallas, Texas

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A few of the smaller-plate items served as Vancouver's stellar Coast seafood restaurant on Alberni Street: that's traditional New England-style clam chowder with Manila clams and double-smoked bacon in the foreground. To the left, there's tangy buttermilk-battered calamari with smoked garlic aioli, and on the right are Coast's unusual fish-and-chips

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Boneta in Vancouver has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 29.

Chicago Gay Guide With 2015-2016 Events Calendar
A guide to planning a gay and lesbian vacation to Chicago, including gay-popular neighborhoods, tips on how to get there and when to go, links to GLBT resources, and a 2015/2016 gay events calendar.

Madison Gay Bars and Gay Nightlife Guide
A gay nightlife guide to Madison. The lowdown on the gay Madison bar scene, including clubs, lounges, coffeehouses, and bars.

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Ann Sather diners, Chicago, IL. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 3.

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Andersonville has a number of excellent restaurants but few that could be called bona fide destination dining experiences. Anteprima (5316 N. Clark St., 773-506-9990), however, is worth seeking out. This softly lighted, romantic purveyor of rustic but sophisticated Italian fare occupies a deep storefront space along Clark Street, and in warm weather there's additional dining on a wooden deck in back. Page 11.

Tapas Gitana, in Lakeview, Chicago
Tapas Gitana, Chicago. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 27.

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Partly a silly store for gay-themed adult novelties and gifts, and partly Chicago's go-to for bachelorette party supplies, Batteries Not Included is a fun little stop along any retail browse of Halsted Street. Page 42.

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Drag queens, club kids, and pretty much anyone seeking a cool costume regularly scour the racks of Beatnix, a retro-fabulous boutique along bustling gay Halsted Street that's packed with flashy attire, wigs, hats, make-up, and assorted glam-wear. Page 43.

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Buck's Saloon, a former gay bar in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood. Page 48.

Progress Bar, Chicago
The former Cocktail Bar in Chicago is now Progress Bar. Page 5.

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In 1975, back when little Lakeview was just becoming known as one of the great gay neighborhoods in the country (and certainly well before coffee-drinking became part of the de rigueur American social experience), Coffee & Tea Exchange opened as an alternative to the crappy bulk coffee sold in most grocery stores and even restaurants. As Starbucks, Caribou, and other chains (and other indies) have sprung up in the area, Coffee & Tea Exchange has continued to thrive. Page 25.

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Cleverly named and irreverently stocked, He Who Eats Mud is one of the many fun boutiques along Broadway catering to Lakeview's fun-loving, witty customers. Shop for silly cards, quite sophisticated stationary, offbeat T-shirts, and other amusing novelties and gifts. Page 17.

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Part of one of the most visible gay neighborhoods in America, Lakeview East comprises the blocks of Chicago's Lakeview area nearest the lake and including such bustling commercial strips as North Broadway and North Halsted. You'll find dozens of gay- and lesbian-popular shops, restaurants, bars, and other businesses throughout the neighborhood, which is bound by Diversey Avenue, Halsted Street, Grace Street, and Lake Michigan. Page 36.

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An immensely popular gay video bar in the heart of Chicago's Boystown neighborhood, Sidetrack (3349 N. Halsted St., 773-477-9189) is a rambling place comprising a few different bars on two different levels. This place stays busy early and late, and tends to appeal to a wide range of patrons - gay men and lesbians of all ages, though tending toward the professional, preppy side. Depending on the night, the video screens play showtunes, comedy, retro videos, on popular current music. Page 34.

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One of the preeminent feminist bookstores in the country and a longtime fixture of the Andersonville community, Women and Children First (5233 N. Clark St., 773-769-9299) has an excellent selection of titles and a knowledgeable, helpful staff to recommend just the perfect read. It's also open til 9 pm many nights (6 or 7 on others), making it a nice spot to linger and browse while you wait for a table at a nearby restaurant. Page 26.

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Andersonville's cheerful A Taste of Heaven serves some of the best coffee in the neighborhood and also bakes wonderfully fragrant and tasty breads used in sandwiches, brownies, cakes, and other delectable snacks. It's a fun spot for breakfast of lunch, but desserts are the main reason to check this place out. Page 35.

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Although not actually in either Lakeview or Andersonville, the endearingly fabulous gay bar Big Chicks is relatively close to both district, in Chicago's ethnically diverse Uptown neighborhood. What stands out about this laid-back but highly popular gay bar with a vaguely sports-bar vibe is that it welcomes a genuine mix of lesbians, gay guys, heteros, and everybody else, and the crowd is age-varied and generally low on attitude but high on style. Page 2.

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On the southern edge of Lakeview, the Broadway outpost of Bobtail Ice Cream is a great little spot for a sweet treat - Bobtail produces a number of tasty flavors, from merlot (try it with dark-chocolate chips) to peanut-butter-chip. Page 19.

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At the northern end of the Boystown section of Halsted Street, the Center on Halsted (3656 N. Halsted St., 773-472-6469) is Chicago's extremely impressive, beautifully designed GLBT community resource center and all-purpose hangout, complete with myriad programs and events. The center's website has tons of information for GLBT visitors to the city, and it's along a stretch of gay-friendly shops and restaurants.

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Part of a small local chain of Chicago health clubs with additional branches in Bucktown and Edgewater, gay-friendly Cheetah Gym Chicago (5248 N. Clark St., 773-728-7777) is reasonably priced, well-equipped, and popular with Andersonville's many lesbians and gays. Daily guest passes are available for $12 per day. Page 38.

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Since 1983, the seemingly old-school Chicago Diner (3411 N. Halsted St., 773-935-6696) has been serving an entirely vegetarian menu, including some highly inventive fare that even meat-lovers rave about. The casual spot with rustic wood floors, deep wooden booths, and a cheery patio out back lunch and dinner seven nights a week and has long been a friend to Chicago's gay and lesbian community. Page 20.

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Chicago Male Salon (3418 N. Halsted St., 773-281-6005) is one of the city's best options for hair care, facials, and body wraps. The sleek shop along bustling North Halsted Osmotics, Billy Jealousy, GoSMILE, Truefitt & Hill, and other fashionable products, and men's cuts and shampoos start around $30. Page 46.

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Open since 2002, intimate and sophisticated Firefly (3335 N. Halsted St., 773-525-2505) welcomes discerning diners with its ruby-red walls, gold curtains, neatly framed black-and-white photos - it's casual enough for a quick bite, yet perfectly charming for a date or special meal. The food ranges from casual but creative salads and sandwiches to more substantial larger plates - dependable bistro fare prepared with first-rate ingredients. The cocktail menu makes this a favorite for happy hour. Page 10.

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Named for the uber-gay Chicago street that it's located on, Halsted's Bar & Grill serves several purposes: it's one of the most popular gay-brunch venues in town, serving favorites like chilaquile scrambles and 12 different types of bloody Mary every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am until 3 pm. It's also a casual and affordable dinner spot, and then later each evening it becomes one of Boystown's more enjoyable hangouts for cocktails and cruising. Page 14.

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The popular gay burger franchise, Hamburger Mary's (5400 N. Clark St., 773-784-6969) is one of the more attractive ones in the chain, and it's also an easy-going, inclusive, and diverse hangout in the heart of Andersonville - a good spot for cocktails and to relax with friends on the patio, and a decent if not always consistently good place for a meal. As the name suggests, burgers (with campy names) are the featured fare, but you can also get plenty of other pub-food items. Page 32.

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Attached to the venerable live-music club Schuba's, the Harmony Grill is a lively, laid-back spot for delicious takes on American comfort food, including highly popular brunches - think catfish tacos with chili-lime aioli, incredibly rich mac-and-cheese, applewood-smoked pulled-pork sandwiches, and exceptionally good meatloaf - and all at great prices. It's on the west side of Lakeview, a short walk from the Boystown action along Halsted Street, and it doesn't have as gay a following as some. Page 30.

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Among the many gay-popular restaurants along Halsted Street and elsewhere in Lakeview, Home Bistro stands out for its remarkably tasty, inventive, and well-priced contemporary American (with Mediterranean accents) cuisine - dishes like pan-roasted monkfish with littleneck clams and chickpea salad, double-cut pork chop with rhubarb jam, and almond-stuffed dates wrapped in bacon. The restaurant occupies a dapper storefront with a tan and brown interior and vintage mirrors on the wall. Page 18.

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Occupying the site of the long-running (and infamously raucous) Manhole club, the somewhat more eclectic but still quite cruisy Hydrate dance club (3458 N. Halsted St., 773-975-9244) has earned a loyal following for its imaginative theme nights (such as the Hydrag Revue on Wednesday nights, and occasional lube-wrestling competitions). Mostly, though, it's just a pounding and pulsing place to dance to some of the best music in the neighborhood and check out hot and shirtless patrons. Page 22.

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Rough, cruisy, and no-nonsense, the Jackhammer lies at the northern reaches of Andersonville and hasn't succumbed to the trend in Lakeview of old-school leather-and-bear bars to gradually shift with the times and cater to a slicker, preppier bunch. Yes, this is your father's gay leather bar, presenting a particularly beefy cadre of male dancers on Saturday and Sunday night, brought to you by Page 24.

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A reliable and affordable, if not especially atmospheric, spot along Broadway for tasty Asian food, Joy's Noodles & Rice serves up an impressive roster of mostly Thai and Chinese favorites: spring rolls with tamarind sauce, chicken satay, fried shrimp wontons, coconut curries, cashew chicken, barbecue pork and rice, and so on. Perfect when you're looking to fill up fast and cheaply. Page 33.

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The Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club, in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood. Page 23.

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Head to festive Las Mananitas for inexpensive, well-prepared Mexican food. The cheery, always-busy restaurant that often features live music doles out fairly standardized Mexican-American favorites, and in good-size portions. Page 12.

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When it's a leather collar or cockring, or any other accessory or outfit related to leather, S&M, and gay fetishwear, North Halsted's Leather Sport boutique is your one-stop. Page 37.

Little Jim's Tavern closed in 2014
The former gay bar Little Jim's, which had been Chicago's oldest gay bar when it closed in 2014. Page 49.

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Gay nightlife in Andersonville tends toward the leather and Levi's set, and a somewhat older, more bearish, and less attitude-y crowd than is typical in Lakeview bars, and this same general characterization applies to the neighborhood's gay bathhouse, Man's Country (5015 N. Clark St., 773-878-2069), which opened in the early 1970s and differs from some in this genre because of its famed gay strip shows on Friday and Saturday nights (often featuring guests from the gay porn industry). Page 44.

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For great people-watching and tasty, no-nonsense diner fare in Boystown, drop by Melrose Restaurant, a cheap and casual diner right in the thick of the North Broadway action. It's open 24 hours, so perfect after the bars nearby on Halsted Street close, and it's also a favorite in the morning for breakfast. Page 29.

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Sophisticated, trendy, but easygoing, Minibar is Halsted Street's hippest little nightspot. The cozy, smartly decorated space is known for its extensive menu of top-of-the-line liquors and skillfully mixed cocktails: capirinhas, pinapple mojitos (made only with fresh fruit), raspberry gimlets, and rousing P.I.N.K.s (caffeine- and guarana-infused vodka, Red Bull, fresh-muddle raspberries, and fresh lime juice). Now door is the newer Winebar, which also serves first-rate contemporary cuisine. Page 4.

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The silly-named Nookies Tree (3334 N. Halsted St., 773-248-9888) serves reliably good diner-inspired American fare - burgers, eggs, steak-and-cheese sandwiches, French toast, and similarly hearty food that patrons especially appreciate late on weekend evenings after bar-hopping. Nookies is open 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays, and until midnight the rest of the week. Page 39.

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Looking south along busy North Broadway, one of the main commercial strips of Lakeview (aka Boystown). This is taken just north of the intersection of North Broadway and West Roscoe Street, looking toward Starbucks. Page 41.

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One of the great legends of gay Chicago nightlife, Roscoe's Tavern & Cafe (3356 N. Halsted St., 773-281-3355) has remained fun, relevant, and busy despite the presence of many newcomers along Halsted Street over the years. Page 15.

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Scarlet gay bar, Chicago, formerly Gentry on Halsted. Page 31.

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Steamworks gay bathhouse, Chicago. Page 45.

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Andersonville has been one of Chicago's traditional Swedish strongholds for generations, although it's becoming less the case these days as the neighborhood's population continues to diversify (and gentrify). Swedish Bakery is an old-school, long-running Andersonville institution that opened in 1929 and, like Ann Sather, carries on the tradition of tasty Scandinavian food (although, in fact, the sweets of every ilk are prepared here). Page 16.

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Easily one of Chicagoland's best bets for homemade ice cream, the Sweet Occasions and More (5306 N. Clark St., 773-275-5190) sits along Andersonville's main drag. Page 13.

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Among Lakeview gay bars, The Closet has long cultivated a friendly, mixed-gender following - in fact, it's arguably the most lesbian-popular hangout in Lakeview (and also fairly popular with straights - basically, everybody is welcome here). There's a little dance floor, and TVs show music videos and such most of the time. It's basically your friendly locals bar in Lakeview - an easy place to meet new souls. Page 8.

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Tulip, a women-owned sex shop and community space in Chicago with locations in Lakeview and Andersonville. Page 7.

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Browse treats, collars, beds, toys, soaps, and other goodies for your canine and feline friends at Wiggleyville (3337 N Broadway St., 773-528-3337), a cheerful pet boutique along North Broadway's blocks of great shopping and dining. Page 47.

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A review of Chicago's popular gay nightclub, Berlin. Page 21.

Chicago Best Western - Gay-Friendly Best Westerns - Hawthorne Terrace Hotel in Lakeview - Gay Boystown hotels - Gay Chicago accommodations - Lakeview
With reasonable prices, a friendly staff, and a great location in the heart of Lakeview, the Best Western Hawthorne Terrace (3434 N. Broadway, 773-244-3434) is one of the best lodging options in the city for gay travelers. The attractive 59-room hotel has plenty of perks - refrigerators and microwaves in rooms, free Wi-Fi, relatively affordable parking. Just keep in mind that the hotel tends to book up quickly, especially in summer. Page 9.

Fitness Formula Halsted Street - Fitness Formula Lakeview - gay Chicago gyms - gay-friendly health clubs - Gay Gym pictures - gay fitness gallery
The impressive Fitness Formula Halsted, a gay-popular outpost of the upscale Chicago health club chain, has some of the finest facilities of any gym in the city - it's also open 24 hours during the week, and until 9 pm on weekends. It's steps from many of the city's trendiest gay bars and restaurants, in the heart of Boystown in Halsted. Page 40.

Reza's Restaurant Chicago - Reza's Middle Eastern food Andersonville - Reza's Clark Street - gay-friendly Persian restaurants - Reza's Mediterranean
One of the many groups who have a significant presence in Andersonville are Arab-Americans and others of Middle Eastern heritage, and for this reason, the neighborhood has some very good restaurants specializing in food from this part of the world. One long-running favorite with the LGBT community is Reza's, which also has a branch downtown in River North, and another in the town of Oak Brook. The rambling restaurant with large windows overlooking the street serves excellent food. Page 28.

Spin Nightclub Chicago - closed
Spin, a former gay nightclub in Chicago. Page 50.

Unabridged Bookstore Chicago - gay and lesbian bookstores photos - Independent Bookstores Chicago - Unabridged Books North Broadway - GLBT Chicago
One of the nation's foremost gay-friendly and independent neighborhood bookstores since it was opened by Ed Devereux in 1980, Unabridged Bookstore (3251 N. Broadway, 773-883-9119) has a superb selection of gay and lesbian titles, plus a strong representation of travel, children's, and general literature (both contemporary and classic). It's one of Lakeview's great community gathering spots, and a wonderful asset and resource for Chicago's GLBT population. Page 6.

Boystown Chicago Gay Guide - Lakeview Chicago Gay Guide - Andersonville Chicago Gay Guide - Chicago Lakeview Guide - Boystown Gay Gallery
A Gay Guide to Chicago's Boystown (Lakeview) and Andersonville neighborhoods, including gay bars, restaurants, hotels, shops, and attractions.

Boystown Chicago Gay Guide - Lakeview Chicago Gay Guide - Andersonville Chicago Gay Guide - Chicago Lakeview Guide - Boystown Gay Gallery
A Gay Guide to Chicago's Boystown (Lakeview) and Andersonville neighborhoods, including gay bars, restaurants, hotels, shops, and attractions.

Boystown Chicago Gay Guide - Lakeview Chicago Gay Guide - Andersonville Chicago Gay Guide - Chicago Lakeview Guide - Boystown Gay Gallery
A Gay Guide to Chicago's Boystown (Lakeview) and Andersonville neighborhoods, including gay bars, restaurants, hotels, shops, and attractions.

Boystown Chicago Gay Guide - Lakeview Chicago Gay Guide - Andersonville Chicago Gay Guide - Chicago Lakeview Guide - Boystown Gay Gallery
A Gay Guide to Chicago's Boystown (Lakeview) and Andersonville neighborhoods, including gay bars, restaurants, hotels, shops, and attractions.

Boystown Chicago Gay Guide - Lakeview Chicago Gay Guide - Andersonville Chicago Gay Guide - Chicago Lakeview Guide - Boystown Gay Gallery
A Gay Guide to Chicago's Boystown (Lakeview) and Andersonville neighborhoods, including gay bars, restaurants, hotels, shops, and attractions.

Acre Restaurant Chicago - Acre Andersonville - Andersonville Restaurants - Gay-Friendly Chicago Taverns - Charlie's Ale House Andersonville
In the space formerly occupied by Charlie's Ale House, the trendy Acre Restaurant is run by the same folks as nearby Anteprima and serves stellar regional American cuisine, including crispy lake smelt fish fry, open-faced duroc ham sandwich with fried duck egg, house-made grilled chorizo. Because of its location, it draws plenty of gay and lesbian patrons, but it's definitely less of a

Cornelia's Bistro Chicago - Cornelia's closed
Cornelia's Bistro, closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 50.

Jack's on Halsted - closed
Jack's on Halsted has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 52.

Gaymart Chicago - closed
GayMart in Chicago is no more. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 51.

Kafka Wine Shop - closed
Kafka Wine Shop has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 53.

Pie Hole Chicago has closed
The former Pie Hole Pizza in Chicago has closed. Page 55.

Ragin' RaeJean's closed
Ragin' Raejeans has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 56.

Rubin's Chicago Room Art Gallery closed
Rubin's gallery on Halsted Street has closed. Page 58.

Sonoma Wine Country Gay Hotels Guide - Sonoma County Gay B&Bs Guide
A guide to the best gay inns and gay-friendly hotels in Northern California's Sonoma Wine Country

Palm Beach Gay Hotels Guide - Palm Beach Gay B&Bs Guide
A guide to the best gay resorts and gay-friendly hotels in Palm Beach County, Florida, including West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, and Lake Worth

Tokyo Gay Nightlife Guide - Tokyo Best Gay Bars
The best gay bars and nightclubs in Tokyo, Japan, with a focus on the eastern side of the Shinjuku District

Austin Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs Guide
An overview of Austin's gay bathhouse and sex club, Midtowne Spa

Cambridge ON Gay Pride 2015 - Kitchener Gay Pride 2015 - Waterlook Gay Pride 2015
A preview of Tri-Pride 2015, the Gay Pride festival of Kitchener, Cambridge, and Waterloo, Ontario, held in early June 2015

Cleveland Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs Guide
An overview of Cleveland's gay bathhouse and sex club, Flex Spa

San Antonio Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs Guide
An overview of San Antonio's gay bathhouse and sex club, ACI (Alternative Club)

Chicago Gay Pride Events in June 2015
A preview of Chicago Gay Pride month, which includes a PrideFest, the Gay Pride Parade, and the Backlot Bash, all held in late June 2015

Midtowne Spa Austin
Midtowne Spa, in Austin. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 32.

Austin Midtowne Spa - Austin Gay Bathhouses
Midtown Spa is Austin's gay bathhouse. Page 15.