Gay & Lesbian Travel Sitemap - Page 2 2016-02-08

Palm Springs Gay Spring Break 2015 - Gay Spring Break Palm Springs
The top gay resort destination in the West, the dry and sunny desert community of Palm Springs offers easy access to spring breakers in this part of the country.

Aspen Gay Spring Break - Telluride Gay Spring Break - Park City Spring Break - Tahoe Spring Break
America's top ski towns are very popular as gay spring break destinations

Puerto Vallarta Gay Spring Break 2015 - Gay Spring Break Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta ranks among Mexico's top GLBT spring break getaways

Fort Lauderdale Gay Spring Break - Miami Gay Spring Break - St. Petersburg Gay Spring Break - Orlando Gay Spring Break
Beyond Key West, Florida has a number of fun places for celebrating gay spring break, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, and St. Petersburg

Gay Spring Break Stowe - Gay Spring Break Killington - Gay Spring Break White Mountains
The ski areas in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine all make cool gay spring break hideaways

Gay Spring Break Hawaii - Gay Spring Break Costa Rica - Gay Spring Break Caribbean
Top high-end resorts for gay spring break, from Hawaii to Costa Rica to Caribbean islands like Curacao and Puerto Rico

New Orleans Gay Hotels Guide - Mardi Gras 2016 Hotel Tips
An overview of the best hotels in New Orleans for gay travelers, including tips on where to stay during Mardi Gras 2016 and Southern Decadence 2016

Guide Magazine on Gay Travel, Culture, and Politics - GuideMag.com
An article about The Guide monthly magazine and GuideMag.com website, which is published by Pink Triangle Press and includes dozens of useful articles about gay travel, nightlife, bathhouses, accommodations, and shopping in destinations all around the world.

Oilcan Harry's - Austin Gay Dance Clubs
A look at one of Austin's leading gay bars, Oilcan Harry's.

Paparazzi Nightclub Victoria - Victoria BC Gay Bars - SteamWorks Victoria - The Ledge Gay Bar Victoria - Victoria Gay Saunas Bathhouses
A review of Victoria's longest-running gay nightclub, Paparazzi. There are two other nearby GLBT nightlife venues in the city, one of which is the trendy Ledge Lounge at the Bedford Regency Hotel, and the other being Steamworks, Victoria's gay bathhouse. There's also a mixed, gay-friendly nightclub and live-music venue called Hush. Page 9.

Celebrities Gay Club - Celebrities Vancouver - Gay Discos Vancouver - Celebrities Gay Bar - Vancouver Lesbian Nightclubs - Davie Street Gay Bars
Celebrities is mainstay of Vancouver's Gay Village on Davie Street - it's been around for years, and it's the largest and arguably most popular gay and lesbian dance club in British Columbia. Celebrities has a big central dance floor and a balcony encircling the space, which makes this a nice choice whether you like to dance all night or merely watch everybody. Saturdays are hugely popular, and Tuesday's dance parties. Page 10.

Pumpjack Gay Bar Vancouver - Pumpjack Pub Davie Street - Vancouver Leather Bars - Vancouver Gay Cruise Bars - Bear Bars Vancouver - Uniform Parties
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 22.

Zipperz Toronto - Cellblock Gay Bar Toronto - Zippers Cellblock - Toronto Gay Piano Cabaret - Gay Discos Toronto - Zipperz Gay Club - Cellblock Disco
One of the definitive nightlife favorites in Toronto's Gay Village, Zipperz/Cellblock is just off the main drag, Church Street, and comprises two distinct spaces. This complex is both a piano cabaret and a disco, with dancing on weekends and extremely campy drag shows on weeknights. Drinks are reasonably priced, and there's plenty of comfy seating. The crowd tends toward 35 and older, but with plenty of exceptions, and both women and men are quite welcome (although it's mostly male). Page 11.

Barn Nightclub Toronto - Barn and Stables Toronto - Barn Gay Club - Men's Cruising Toronto - Toronto Dark Rooms - Barn Drag Cabaret - Gay Cruise Bars
Long one of Toronto's favorite men's cruise bars, the Barn Nightclub (historically known as the Barn & Stables) remains a reliably good spot to meet other guys on the make, especially in the third-floor Loft area and super cruise-y darkroom. This three-level club has a cabaret with drag shows, a pool lounge, and a bar on the ground floor. The second level is a spacious dance club. Weekends are popular, as are Wednesday

Adonis Spa Winnipeg - Winnipeg Gay Saunas - Winnipeg Gay Bathhouses - Aquarius Baths Fire - Adonis Gay Spa Winnipeg - Gay Sex Winnipeg - Adonis Sauna
Following the tragic arson of Aquarius Baths, the Winnipeg gay sauna that was set fire to in 2009, resulting in the deaths of two patrons, the city has just one gay sauna, Adonis, which is in the city's North End (about a 10-minute drive or cab ride from downtown, which is home to the city's three gay bars). Adonis is a nicely equipped, clean, and friendly gay bathhouse - it's open 24 hours, has a steam room and dry sauna, a hot tub that can hold 10 men, and a safe and well-lighted location. Page 24.

Club 200 Winnipeg - Club 200 Gay Bar - Winnipeg Gay Scene - Winnipeg Lesbian Bars - Winnipeg Gay Discos - Gay Restaurants Winnipeg - Club 200 Bar
The highly popular Club 200 is Winnipeg's longest-running gay and lesbian nightspot, featuring both a large dance floor and bar and a full-service restaurant. The bustling club, which draws a good-size crowd every night of the week, is right in the heart of downtown - just around the block from Gio's gay bar, and down the street from the newer Fame gay bar. For well over two decades, this has been the city's see-and-be-seen GLBT hangout, and it's close to many Winnipeg hotels, too. Page 21.

F212 Steam Vancouver - Fahrenheit 212 Gay Sauna - F212 Gay Bathhouse - Vancouver Gay Saunas - Vancouver Gay Sex - F212 Bathhouse Vancouver West End
Of Vancouver's three bathhouses, F212 Steam has the best location in terms of the West End gay scene - it's right on Davie Street, a mere stone's throw from several gay bars and a short walk from a number of hotels and gay-friendly B&Bs. This is a large and nicely maintained gay sauna, always drawing a substantial - and diverse - crowd. The 6,500-space on the second floor of a building at 1048 Davie Street (604-689-9719) and has private rooms in three configurations, a 12-man hot tub. Page 25.

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 15.

Gio's Winnipeg - Winnipeg Gay Bars - Gio's Gay Club - Winnipeg Drag Bars - Oscar Wilde Memorial Society - 18-and-over Club Winnipeg - Gay Winnipeg
Gio's is a bit different from typical gay bars - it's actually a private club operated by the nonprofit Oscar Wilde Memorial Society, which means that visitors are quite welcome but will have to pay $10 for a membership. Once inside this downtown establishment that's close to Winnipegs's other two gay bars (Club 200 and Fame), you'll find good-size dance floor that regularly presents drag shows and other events. There's also karaoke on Wednesdays. Gio's is 18-and-over. Page 8.

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 20.

Numbers Vancouver - Numbers Gay Club Davie Street - Numbers Gay Cabaret - Vancouver Gay Karaoke - Vancouver Gay Cruise Bars - Oldest Gay Bars West End
Numbers gay cabaret - a narrow, multi-level space in the heart of the West End's Davie Street GLBT village - opened more than 30 decades ago and has remained fairly popular ever since. The crowd here skews more 35-and-older than other popular gay clubs in town (such as Celebrities, which is nearby). Odd for a bar specializing in cabaret and karaoke, Numbers is quite cruisy, too - especially later in the evening. Probably something to do with the dim lighting and ample nooks. Page 7.

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 17.

Steamworks Vancouver - Steamworks Gay Sauna Downtown - Vancouver Gay Saunas - Gay Cruising Vancouver - Steamworks Gay Bathhouses - Vancouver Gay Spas
Part of the enormously popular Steamworks brand, which also has gay bathhouses in Berkeley, Chicago, Seattle, and Toronto, this beautiful and very popular gay sauna on the edge of downtown and just a few blocks from Gastown and Chinatown is a bit of a walk from the Davie Street Gay Village. However, if it's a good mix of attractive guys - from college students to silver foxes - it's worth making the trip over to this facility, which is one of the nicest in Canada. Page 26.

Oasis Lounge Vancouver - Oasis Pub Davie Street - Oasis Gay Bar West End - Vancouver Gay Restaurants - Gay Bars With Patios - Oasis Nightclub
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 5.

Canada Gay Bars Gallery
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in Canada.

Canada Gay Bars Gallery
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in Canada.

Canada Gay Bars Gallery
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in Canada.

1181 Vancouver - 1181 Lounge - 1181 Davie Street - Vancouver Gay Bars - Davie Street Nightlife - West End Vancouver photos - Gay Vancouver nightlife
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 3.

Bar Le Drague Quebec City - Quebec Gay Nightlife - Gay Bars Quebec City - Drag Bar Quebec - Gay Discos Quebec Canada - Bar Le Drag Saint-Augustin
A look at Quebec City's most popular gay and lesbian nightclub, Le Drague. Page 4.

Le Drugstore Montreal - Bar Le Drugstore Rue Ste-Catherine - Montreal Lesbian Bars - Gay Nightlife Montreal - Gay Village Discos - Lesbian Billiards
A snazzy, handsomely designed bar on several levels (three are open on weekdays, and all of them on weekends) in the heart of Montreal's Gay Village, Le Drugstore offers a little something for everyone - one level has a few billiards tables, another has a cafe with decent snacks. On most levels you'll find at least one bar, and the crowd varies a bit depending on the floor. Le Drugstore is one of Montreal's top lesbian hangouts, but it's also popular with gay men of all ages. Page 2.

Crews & Tangos Toronto - Toronto Gay Drag Bars - Crews Gay Club Toronto - Tango Lesbian Bar - Toronto Gay Neighborhood Bars - Gay Village Restaurants
Reopened in spring 2010 by new ownership following a lengthy closure, the adjoining Crews & Tango bars underwent an ambitious refurbishment and are looking better than ever. These friendly, eclectic hangouts have always been - and continue to be - popular for drag shows and known for drawing a diverse mix of lesbians, gay men of all ages. This attractively furnished bar occupies a vintage townhouse in the Gay Village and also has a restaurant serving light casual fare and a pretty back patio. Page 13.

Fly Nightclub Toronto - Fly Gay Club Toronto - Club Fly Gloucester Street - Fire on the East Side Toronto - Queer As Folk Babylon - Fly Disco Toronto
You may recognize Toronto's biggest and busiest gay nightclub, Fly, from scenes in the U.S. version of Queer As Folk - scenes intended to be Club Babylon in Pittsburgh were actually filmed at Fly (the entire series was filmed in Toronto). Fly is Toronto's true warehouse-style dance club - it hosts huge parties throughout the year and is always packed on weekends, with some of the world's top DJs frequently guest-spinning. The 12,000-square-foot club opened in 1999 and is open weekends

Sailor Toronto - Sailor Gay Club Toronto - Best Ass Contest Gay Village - Woody's Gay Video Bar - Toronto Gay Bars Photos - Sailor and Woody's Bars
Sailor, the other half of the iconic Toronto gay entertainment complex, Woody's. Page 12.

Slack's Toronto - Slack's Lesbian Bar - Slack Alice Toronto - Slack's Restaurant and Bar - Toronto Lesbian Clubs - Toronto Dyke Bars - Slack's Lounge
The most popular - and elegant - lesbian hangout in the Church Street Village, Slack's (formerly Slack Alice) is both a swish bar with exposed-brick walls, mod lighting, angular furnishings, and soft wood accents, plus a kick-ass sound system that's made it a very live-music venue (for The Cliks, Hunter Valentine, and Melissa Ferrick, among others) as well as a terrific restaurant. For dining, in fact, it's easily one of the best in the neighborhood. Page 6.

Woody's Toronto - Sailor Gay Bar Toronto - Woody's and Sailor Gay Village - Toronto Male Dancers - Woody's Church Street - Toronto's Best Gay Clubs
If there's a single bar in Toronto that's visited by more gay guys, tourists and locals alike, than any other, it's Woody's and its adjoining

Odyssey Vancouver - Odyssey Nightclub Vancouver - Odyssey Closed 2010
Vancouver's famous Odyssey gay nightclub closed in September 2010. Page 18.

Chicago Gay Guide With 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 2016-2017 gay events calendar.

Florida Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in Florida

Fort Lauderdale Gay Travel - Wilton Manors Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors.

Oahu Gay Travel - Honolulu Gay Travel - Waikiki Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation on Oahu, including the city of Honolulu and the Waikiki resort area, and the island's North Shore.

Hotel Casa Azul Cuernavaca - Cuernavaca Gay-Friendly Hotels - Affordable Hotels Cuernavaca
La Casa Azul, a charming, historic, mid-priced hotel in Cuernavaca's city center, a short walk from gay-friendly bars and cafés as well as the Robert Brady Museum.

Corpus Christi Gay Bars - Best Gay Nightlife Corpus Christi
A primer on the gay nightlife scene in Corpus Christi, Texas plus gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around the area.

Indigo Hotels - Gay-Friendly Hotel Indigo
A review of the gay-friendly boutique hotel brand, Indigo, which is part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (along with Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites, and Candlewood Suites)

Cambria Suites - Gay-Friendly Choice Hotels
A review of the gay-friendly boutique hotel, Cambria Suites, a stylish, upscale brand of Choice Hotels International

Grand County Travel Guide - Rocky Mountain National Park Travel Tips
A guide on gay travel in Grand County, Colorado, including Granby, Grand Lake, Kremmling, Winter Park, and Fraser.

Four Seasons Maui - Four Seasons at Wailea
An article about the gay-friendly Maui Four Seasons, at the posh Wailea Resort, on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

Outrigger Hotels & Resorts - Outrigger Hotels Hawaii
A profile of the gay-friendly Pacific Rim hotel chain, Outrigger, with numerous properties throughout Hawaii.

Premier Tours African Safaris - Gay-Friendly South Africa Tour Operators
A profile of Premier Tours, a gay-friendly Philadelphia-based tour operator offering upscale excursions and safaris throughout Africa

Fort Lauderdale Gay Vacation Guide - Top 5 Attractions in Fort Lauderdale
A guide to the top five attractions and activities for gay and lesbian visitors to Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors, Florida

Best Asheville Attractions - What to See and Do in Asheville
A guide to the top five attractions and activities in Asheville, North Carolina, from garden touring to Biltmore mansion to craft-beer sampling

Big Chicks gay bar - Big Chicks Chicago - Gay Sports Bars - Tweet Chicago - Big Chicks Uptown - Gay Restaurants Chicago - Chicago neighborhood bars
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 54.

Buck's Saloon Chicago - Buck's Halsted Street - Buck's Saloon Gay Bar - Chicago neighborhood bars - gay neighborhood bars photos - Gay Halsted Street
A review of the popular gay neighborhood bar, Buck's Saloon, in Chicago's Lakeview district. Page 63.

Club 5 Madison Wisconsin - G.Bar Madison - Barracks Madison - Patio Gay Bar Madison - Madison Gay Nightlife - Gay Bars Madison Wisconsin - Club 5
It's just a short drive from downtown Madison, that ever-progressive and infectiously joyous college town and capital city of Wisconsin, to reach one of the Midwest's largest and most popular gay nightlife venues, Club 5, which comprises several venues: there's the main dance club, which enjoyed a fresh renovation not long ago, plus attractive G.Bar (with primarily a lesbian clientele), the cruisy Barracks (think more bears and leather), and a patio. Page 9.

Club Indianapolis Gay Sauna
Club Indianapolis gay sauna. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 43.

Cocktail Gay Bar - Cocktail on Halsted - Cocktail Chicago Gay Bar - Halsted gay lounges - gay bars in Lakeview - Boystown happy hour bars
An intimate, swank little lounge along the Halsted Street bar strip, Cocktail draws a well-dressed, mostly (but by no means exclusively) male bunch of guys with a generally professional, preppy demeanor. It's a good spot to meet up with friends at happy hour before dinner, or to wind down an evening. The staff is particularly friendly and nice, and the mood festive. Page 48.

Daddy's Backdoor Bar - Daddy's Kansas City - Daddy's gay leather bar Kansas City - KC men's cruise bars - gay cruising Kansas City - gay bear bars KC
Kansas City's No. 1 gay bars for leather dudes, bears, and hard-core cruisers, Daddy's Backdoor Bar occupies a vintage redbrick building in the city's Crossroads Arts District, just a short walk south of downtown. Daddy's is home to the city's Kansas City Cave Bear group, and also has an online fetish and leather gear shop. Daddies, leather guys, bears, cubs, and the like frequent this dark and invitingly butch bar that has beer busts on Fridays and Sundays, hanky nights on certain Saturdays. Page 64.

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A professional, friendly staff has helped make Greg's one of the premier gay nightspots in Indianapolis. Like many of the city's gay bars, it's located on the North Side in a somewhat industrial, slightly downcast neighborhood, but Greg's on the inside is clean and cheery, with a great sound system and a big dance floor, along with a mellower patio area out back. The crowd is mostly but not exclusively male, and all ages and types. Page 10.

Halsted's Bar & Grill Chicago - Halsted's on Halsted - Halsted's gay bar - Chicago brunch restaurants - gay brunch Chicago - gay sports bars Halsted
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 51.

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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 41.

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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 58.

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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 ChicagoBeef.net. Page 31.

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club - Kit Kat Chicago - Kit Kat Restaurant Halsted Street - Gay Chicago lounges - gay supper clubs - Kit Kat gay drag bars
One of Lakeview's swankier mixed gay-straight lounges and eateries, Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club is a swish, retro-hip hangout that's ideal for sipping fancy cocktails or for a full meal. The kitchen turns out commendably prepared international fare (Thai spring rolls with lobster and rock shrimp, wasabi shu-mai pork dumplings, pumpkin-seed-encrusted halibut with a spicy cilantro-cream sauce), and many of the glamorous staffers dress in drag. Page 45.

La Cage Nightclub - La Cage Milwaukee Gay Disco - Milwaukee Gay Bars - Walker's Point Gay Bars - La Cage - Gay Go-Go Dancers - Milwaukee Drag Shows
Not only is La Cage the largest gay club in Milwaukee, it's actually the largest in the state of Wisconsin, or at least that's the claim (Club 5 in Madison is also pretty sizable). The longest-running gay club in the city, La Cage is smack in the center of the bustling gay nightlife district in historic Walker's Point, just south of downtown - several other gay bars are within easy walking distance. Page 24.

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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 61.

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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 27.

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Kansas City's most popular gay and lesbian nightspot, Missie B's is on the edge of the trendy Westport neighborhood and close to West 39th Street's strip of excellent restaurants. The two-floor club has several notable features: a leather and sex boutique on the upper floor, which also has a small dance floor and a lounge called Bootleggers that's home to the leather-oriented Bootleggers Club of Kansas City; a back patio; and a stage on the ground floor that presents entertaining drag shows. Page 11.

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Although neither a bar nor nightclub (check out Uncle Elizabeth's for that), cheerful Rachael's Cafe has become one of downtown Bloomington's favorite evening hangouts among local GLBT folks (including students from the highly progressive and gay-friendly Indiana University). The airy restaurant and coffeehouse a few blocks from campus is open til 9 pm nightly (except for Sundays, when it closes at 7 pm), and there are open-mike events on Fridays. Page 20.

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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. It's across the street from Cocktail and near plenty of other restaurants, bars, and shops in Boystown. One feature that makes Roscoe's a favorite for groups of friends is its nightly

Scarlet Halsted Street - Scarlet Gay Bar Chicago - Gentry on Halsted - Gentry Chicago closed - Scarlet Lakeview - New Gay Bars in Chicago
For years the Gentry on Halsted (pictured here in September 2007, shortly before it closed), a Lakeview sister to the dapper Gentry gay bar downtown, entertained the suits crowd with cabaret and a relaxed, low-keyed atmosphere. In 2007, Gentry closed, but most gay-bar-hoppers have been thrilled with its transformation into Scarlet, a cosmopolitan, upscale gay lounge known for its dandy drink specials and sleek decor. Page 28.

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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 4.

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At the tres gay intersection of Belmont and Halsted, the long-running Spin Nightclub keeps the scene interesting with its eclectic theme nights and events, from

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Part of a franchise of well-regarded, well-kept bathhouses with branches in Berkeley, Seattle, and Toronto, Steamworks Chicago has a handy location along Halsted Street, steps from more than a dozen gay bars in the neighborhood. This helps account for the facility's staggering popularity late on weekend evenings, after most clubs let out, and when plenty of cruisy guys on the make are still out in search of company for the night. Page 49.

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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 17.

Abbey Coffeehouse Indianapolis - Abbey Coffeehouse Closed
Abbey Coffeehouse has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 14.

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A Simon Mall in downtown Indianapolis, close to the Conrad Hotel and Artgarden, the Circle Centre Mall comprises about 100 shops and dining venues, with anchors that include Nordstrom and Carson Pirie Scott. Other notable retail includes H&M, Lucky Brand Jeans, Coach, Abercrombie & Fitch, Banana Republic, Forever 21, and many others - there's also a huge United Artists cinema. Page 9.

Club Indy gay bathhouse
Club Indianapolis, the city's gay sex club and bathhouse. Page 13.

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art - Indianapolis Museums - Western Art Museums
The Eiteljorg Museum, one of the nation's top centers of art related to the American West and Native American culture. Page 5.

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One of only three of the Hilton's luxury Conrad brand in the United States, the downtown Conrad Indianapolis is the city's classiest accommodation. The sleek, contemporary 23-story tower has 241 rooms (including 23 swanky corner suites), all with plush Anichini linens, marble bathrooms with flat-screen TVs, CD-DVD players, the city's top spa (Spa Chaka) and an extensive fitness center, and two restaurants, the clubby Capital Grille and the more casual Tastings, a wine bar. Page 4.

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A nighttime view of the downtown Indianapolis skyline, looking east along the canal in White River State Park - to the right, along the banks of the canal, are the Indiana State Museum and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. Page 3.

Greg's Indianapolis - Greg's Gay Bar Indianapolis
A professional, friendly staff has helped make Greg's one of the premier gay nightspots in Indianapolis. Like many of the city's gay bars, it's located on the North Side in a somewhat industrial, slightly downcast neighborhood, but Greg's on the inside is clean and cheery, with a great sound system and a big dance floor, along with a mellower patio area out back. The crowd is mostly but not exclusively male, and all ages and types. Page 10.

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Built in 1888, the Indiana State House presides over an extensive swath of lawns and trees on the west edge of downtown, just two blocks west of Monument Circle and close to White River State Park. Tours of the building are given on weekdays.

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On the northeastern edge of downtown, the Mass Ave Arts District is not only the heart of Indianapolis's gay and lesbian community but one of six distinctive, revitalized neighborhoods that will eventually be linked together via the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. From about New York Street northeast to Bellefontaine Street and I-70, Massachusetts Avenue (along with its cross streets) is lined with cool boutiques, gay-popular lounges and restaurants, theaters, and historic buildings. Page 6.

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Extending 10.5 miles north from downtown Indianapolis and the gay-popular Mass Ave Arts District through Broad Ripple Village and up to 96th Street, the Monon Trail is a classic rails-to-trails project. Bikers, bladers, walkers, and joggers utilize this scenic paved pathway (pictured here is a section that crosses the White River in Broad Ripple Village). Page 7.

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Fun and festive with a clever decor, a sassy staff, and a hip following with fans of creative Pan-Asian fare and exquisite sushi, the playfully named Naked Tchopstix has made great strides in popularizing Japanese food in Indianapolis. A fixture in the gay-popular Broad Ripple Village neighborhood, this brightly decorated place opens at 11 am daily and stays open late, until midnight Thursday through Saturday. Page 11.

Out Word Bound - Indianapolis Gay Bookstores - Out Word Bound Closed 2009
Out Word Bound GLBT bookstore in Indianapolis has closed. Page 15.

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The most distinctive structure in downtown Indianapolis, the 284-foot-tall Soldiers and Sailors Monument presides over Monument Circle - from its base you can see the Indiana State Capitol down West Market Street, and several prominent hotels, cultural and arts venues, and shopping centers lie within a short walk of this stunning monument. It was designed by Bruno Schmitz and completed in 1901. Page 12.

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Indiana hasn't exactly cornerned the market on acclaimed artisan cheeses over the years, but Traders Point Creamery, in the semi-suburban town of Zionville about 15 miles northwest Indianapolis, is changing all that. If you're a fan of handcrafted cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and unbelievably fresh milk, it's definitely worth making the trip up here. You can tour the farm (either on your own, or on a guided tour on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - check for hours), or dine in the great restaurant. Page 2.

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America's 13th-largest city, Indianapolis has experienced ups and downs over the past half-century, but it's definitely in an

Baton Show Lounge Chicago - Chicago Drag Bars - Female Impersonation Shows Chicago - Chicago Baton Show Lounge - Chicago Gay Cabaret - Baton Show Bar
One of the longest-running gay clubs in the Midwest, the quite fabulous Baton Show Lounge is also one of the country's most illustrious female impersonation cabarets. It's also one of only a few Chicago gay establishments downtown (in the Near North neighborhood, at 436 N. Clark St., 312-644-5269). The dishy, diva-packed drag shows are held Wednesday through Sunday, three times nightly, beginning at 8:30 pm - it's a good idea, especially on weekends, to make a reservation. Page 39.

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A friendly dance club along Boystown's busy Belmont Avenue, Berlin has been a gay nightlife mainstay in Chicago for many years, its success due largely to its come-one-come-all vibe - on any given night you might see hot muscle twinks, baby dykes snogging on the dance floor, female impersonators, curious heteros, salt-and-pepper-haired yuppies, alt-goths - you name it. It's a fun place early or late, and you can always count on interesting, dance-worthy music. Page 22.

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A massive and rather legendary GLBT club in the downtown Minneapolis theater and nightclub district, the Gay 90's club has become known over the years for its three floors of queer entertainment, from drag shows to go-go strippers to DJ dancing. The club packs them in on weekends, and draws a genuine mix of patrons - gays, straights, women, men, young, old, and all races. The Adonis Men strip review is a big hit not only with men who like men but also giggling bachlorette parties. Page 40.

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There's really one - and only one - reason to venture into Little Jim's Tavern, a cozy but otherwise nondescript cruise bar along the busy North Halsted Street strip in Boystown: it's an easy place to find easy guys. The crowd tends toward bearish and

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Set behind its restored art deco facade, Club Escape is one of two long-running gay bars on Chicago's Southside, catering largely to the city's sizable African-American GLBT crowd (the other is the Jeffrey Pub). Escape is most popular on weekends, when it hosts some of the top drag acts in town. Thursday's

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One of the most historic gay bars in Chicago, Jeffery Pub opened on this city's South Shore more than 40 years ago and has been ground zero for the city's African-American gay community ever since. The venerable bar hosts drag shows and has dancing throughout the weekend - there's a somewhat cramped dance floor, but the music's great and the energy high. Page 19.

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Talbott Street, the popular gay dance club in Indianapolis. Page 8.

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America's 13th-largest city, Indianapolis has experienced ups and downs over the past half-century, but it's definitely in an

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A friendly, low-keyed neighborhood bar that's right next to the popular gay country-western club Sidekicks, Buddies used to be painted that same bright-red as its neighbor and has more recently been given a more sedate gray makeover. It's still a popular spot, either before or after venturing to Sidekicks (both places are open until 3 am), and it's a fun place to drink beer, mingle with locals, and relax. Expect no attitude at Buddies. Page 18.

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Located just south of Westport along Broadway, right next to the popular gay sports bar Out A Bounds, Danny's on Broadway is a fun and friendly gay dance club that draws a fairly eclectic bunch. There's live music on Saturday nights, and enticing drink specials throughout the week. Page 38.

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Kansas City's gay sports bar, Out A Bounds Bar & Grill, is a fixture along Broadway - a bit south of the bustling Westport neighborhood. It's next to another friendly gay bar, Danny's on Broadway, and a good spot for stiff cocktails and well-priced beer. It's especially popular, as you might guess, when there's a game on, and also a good option before hitting some of the larger gay venues in town, like Missie B's. Page 56.

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The bright-red brick-and-wood building in Midtown that has long housed Sidekicks Saloon is a fixture among fans of gays and lesbians who love country-western dancing and music - it's your top GLBT spot in the city for line-dancing and two-stepping. And with a great staff, friendly crowd, and good-size dance floor, this is a pretty fun hangout whether you're a big fan of the genre or not. Drag shows, Latin nights, and good drink specials are part of the fun, and Buddies - another fun gay bar. Page 34.

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Although the south Milwaukee neighborhood of Bay View has one of the city's stronger representations of GLBT residents, it doesn't actually have any gay bars - most of those are located just a short drive north in Walker's Point. However, Bay View does have its share of quirky, offbeat, and very gay-friendly cafes, restaurants, and lounges, with a particular retro-inviting highlight being At Random. This slightly off-the-beaten-path lounge specializes in foofy, old-school, tropical cocktails. Page 62.

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In a city known for its loyal sports fans, the Ballgame is popular on two fronts - as a reliably fun and easygoing gay neighborhood tavern, and a great little sports bar with darts, pool tables, games on monitors, and a nice jukebox. It's in Walker's Point, along with most of Milwaukee's gay bars. Page 3.

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Boom is a fairly run-of-the-mill gay hangout in the middle of Walker's Point's GLBT nightlife district - it's particularly notable on Sundays, when drinks are two-for-one all night. The crowd is a mix of guys of all ages - it's pretty varied, and a pleasant patio and pool table are among the amenities. Page 50.

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On the same Walker's Point block as such popular hangouts at La Cage and Walker's Pint, convivial Fluid Lounge is an excellent choice among the neighborhood's many gay bars for happy hour - it's particular well-known for its extensive list of martinis, such as the

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Slightly off the beaten path in Walker's Point, Kathy's Nut Hut is sort of the

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In the lobby of the gay-friendly Metro Hotel, an upscale boutique hotel a couple of blocks from downtown's Cathedral Square, the Metro Lounge is a great spot for happy hour (or a bottle of wine on Thursdays, when they're half-price all night long). Because the hotel has a bit of a GLBT following, you'll often spot

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You have to search a bit to find the only gay bar in Milwaukee's downtown area - the aptly named This Is It is centrally located but through a discreet door along the middle of East Wells Street, just west of Cathedral Square. And what a great little find it is - you can walk here from downtown hotels and restaurants, and inside you'll find a classic retro-fabulous speakeasy with Tiffany-style lamps, a long bar and a bench of comfy seating with small cocktail tables. Page 47.

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Known for one of the larger patios among Milwaukee's gay bars, the Triangle is a low-keyed video bar and neighborhood hangout popular with men and women, although drawing more of the former. Like so many of the gay taverns in Walker's Point, the crowds vary a lot from night to night, but it's a good stop in any bar crawl through the neighborhood. Page 53.

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Charmingly quirky Walker's Pint, whose name is a play on the Walker's Point neighborhood in which it's located, is a welcoming tavern with a mixed lesbian-gay following. Overall this is a bit more of a women's hangout than other bars in the neighborhood (its official motto is

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A popular spot with members of Milwaukee's many gay sports teams (including softball, soccer, bowling, volleyball, and darts enthusiasts), Woody's is on the south end of Walker's Point, about 15 blocks down 2nd Street from the city's other gay sports bars, Ballgame. NTN Trivia challenges, Friday through Sunday beer busts, and cheap happy hours are part of the draw at this laid-back spot that draws a mostly male, all-ages crowd of gay sports fans. Page 25.

City Lights Chill & Grill Milwaukee - Closed
City Lights Chill & Grill has closed. Page 13.

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A bit southeast of the main GLBT nightlife scene in Walker's Point, the Harbor Room is Milwaukee's top leather gay bar, also drawing a mix of bears, men in uniforms, and other cruisy guys. Theme nights (jock straps and nipple ring on Tuesdays, leather and boots on Wednesdays) and one of the better scotch, wine, and beer selections of any gay bar in town account in part for Harbor Room's popularity. Page 21.

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Although you won't find many specifically gay hangouts north of downtown Milwaukee, the funky and atmospheric Brady Street neighborhood has a number of shops, restaurants, and bars with a significant gay following, with the decidedly quirky Nomad World Pub leading the way. The globally themed bar has live music many nights and one of the city's best selections of beer - on tap you can sample Founders Dirty Bastard, Magic Hat #9, Saison Dupont, Smithwicks, Tripple Karmeliet, and many others. Page 60.

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A welcome addition in 2010 to Milwaukee's gay nightlife scene, and the first GLBT hangout to open on the East Side in sometime, Hybrid Lounge has quickly become a favorite neighborhood hangout, drawing an eclectic bunch from students who attend nearby University of Wisconsin Milwaukee to locals who frequent the lively cafes and offbeat shops along eclectic Brady Street. Hybrid Lounge is a bright and cheerful space with hardwood floors and tall windows looking out onto the street. Page 44.

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Aut Bar, the popular gay bar and restaurant in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Page 12.

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The Near North space at 440 State Street, which was for years the Gentry gay bar and then Lady Luck, received a handsome makeover in October 2010, when it was reopened as the Downtown Bar. It's a welcoming spot that's quickly become popular with both suits after work, and tourists staying at the dozens of hotels within a short walk, including Kimpton's gay-popular Hotel Palomar Chicago, which is diagonally across the street. The CTA Red Line's Grand stop is just a block away, too. Page 46.

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The hugely popular Dunes Resort and Nightclub is the center of a vibrant gay scene that's made the neighboring resort towns of Saugatuck and Douglas the Midwest's premier GLBT vacation getaway for decades. These artsy, scenic, and historic communities on the shore of Lake Michigan, less than a three-hour drive from both Chicago and Detroit, draws big crowds from late spring through early autumn and have become increasingly vibrant with weekenders and vacation-home owners even in winter.

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The fact that a young and still undiscovered Madonna used to dance and party at Menjo's gives some idea of just how long this gay nightclub has been a fixture for Detroit's GLBT community. In Highland Park, not far west of the Woodward Avenue corridor and such gay-popular communities as Ferndale and Royal Oak, Menjo's doesn't look like much from the outside, but the interior has been stylish redone in recent years, with a fantastic sound system, hot dance floor, game room with pool tables. Page 33.

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Along the main drag of increasingly trendy Ferndale, the bustling town that - with nearby Royal Oak - is at the heart of metro Detroit's significant gay scene, Soho is a smart and sophisticated bar with a very popular happy hour and a fun crowd well into the evening. On weekends, many patrons go back and forth between Soho and Ferndale's other popular gay hangout, Club 9. Soho has karaoke Wednesdays, and a number of other theme nights and drink specials. It's popular with men and women. Page 37.

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Pronto has been a lively fixture in the gay-popular Detroit suburb of Royal Oak since the early '90s - it's equal parts video bar, eclectic restaurant, and gourmet market (specializing in retro-fun treats like vintage candy, house-made baked goods, and Michigan-made jams, jellies, and other products). At night, the video bar draws a mostly gay but somewhat mixed crowd - it's an attractive, warmly lighted space, and the best GLBT gathering spot in this bustling community. Page 7.

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As its name suggests, this cozy neighborhood bar is on a quiet side street - the Side Street Bar is in up-and-coming Union Hill, making it a favorite hangout with the many gay men who live in this part of town. It's laid-back and tends toward the bearish/leather set, but by no means exclusively so. Doesn't draw a ton of tourists, but it's a good stop if you're doing a gay KC pub crawl (it's just a short drive east from the bundle of gay bars in Midtown). Page 23.

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With a central location in Athens, Ohio's charming and walkable downtown, Casa Nueva is the closest you'll find to a gay and lesbian bar in this rather rural part of the state close to the border of West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Athens is famous as the home of Ohio University, and it's a classic-looking college town with the lively energy you'd expect of such a place. Casa Nueva draws a mix of lesbians and gays, progressive heteros, and creative spirits. It's a bar as well as a restaurant. Page 14.

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Flex Spa in Cleveland. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 15.

Union Cafe Columbus - Union Station Gay Bar - Union Cafe Restaurant Short North - Axis Gay Nightclub - Union Bar + Food
Union Cafe, a favorite gay bar and restaurant in the trendy Short North neighborhood of Columbus, just across the street from Axis gay nightclub, which has the same owners. Page 5.

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Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in the Midwest, including Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin

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Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in the Midwest, including Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin

Illinois Gay Bars - Wisconsin Gay Bars - Minnesota gay Bars - Ohio Gay Bars - Michigan Gay Bars - Missouri Gay Bars - Indiana Bars - Midwest Gay Bars
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in the Midwest, including Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin

Illinois Gay Bars - Wisconsin Gay Bars - Minnesota gay Bars - Ohio Gay Bars - Michigan Gay Bars - Missouri Gay Bars - Indiana Bars - Midwest Gay Bars
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in the Midwest, including Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin

Illinois Gay Bars - Wisconsin Gay Bars - Minnesota gay Bars - Ohio Gay Bars - Michigan Gay Bars - Missouri Gay Bars - Indiana Bars - Midwest Gay Bars
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in the Midwest, including Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin

Illinois Gay Bars - Wisconsin Gay Bars - Minnesota gay Bars - Ohio Gay Bars - Michigan Gay Bars - Missouri Gay Bars - Indiana Bars - Midwest Gay Bars
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in the Midwest, including Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin

19 Bar Minneapolis - 19 Gay Bar Minneapolis - Minneapolis Gay Neighborhood Bars - Loring Park Gay Nightlife - Minneapolis Pool Bars - 19 Bar Twin City
A fairly skeevy cruise bar back in the day, the happily unpretentious 19 Bar is today a terrific neighborhood hangout - perfect for a game of pool or darts, getting to know locals (it's in the charming Loring Park neighborhood), taking a break from business (it's a block from the convention center and a short taxi ride south of downtown), or relaxing with a drink on the covered patio. Another fine attribute: the eclectic jukebox. The welcoming staff and no-attitude vibe makes 19 Bar popular. Page 52.

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The high-ceilinged, attractively furnished Camp gay bar is on the northern edge of downtown St. Paul, just a short walk from the Minnesota Capitol Building, and close to many hotels and restaurants. Of the city's few gay bars, this one draws the most diverse crowd, from older

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An extremely popular, nicely outfitted gay bar and dance club in capital city St. Paul's continuously emerging warehouse district, Lowertown, Rumours & Innuendo comprises two distinct space. For chatting, drinking, enjoying happy hour after work, and meeting the locals, there's a chill pub (Innuendo), which is open nightly until 3 am. On weekends, the adjacent Rumours Dance Club thumps and bumps into the late-night hours, attracting a great mix of GLBT revelers from throughout the Twin Cities. Page 8.

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Across from a strip of shopping centers in western St. Paul, the Town House Bar is St. Paul's eldest GLBT nightspot and the most popular women's club in the Twin Cities. It's about a 10-minute drive west of downtown St. Paul, but that also puts it closer to Minneapolis, which is just 15 minutes away. Although the crowd is mostly lesbian most of the time, men often frequent this friendly neighborhood bar, especially on Monday evenings (when it's guys' night). Country line dancing, karaoke. Page 26.

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One of the longest running gay clubs in the Midwest, the Brass Rail reopened in early 2010 following a closure throughout much of the previous year. A remodeling has an additional stage featuring drag shows and go-go boys, and the club has a better, cleaner look (it needed the makeover). Along with the Gay 90s next door and the Saloon a few blocks down, the Brass Rail has for many years been a key component of the downtown Hennepin Avenue gay nightlife strip. Page 32.

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A trio of adjacent, jointly owned gay bars downtown near the Mill City district on the Mississippi River, the Minneapolis Eagle, Bolt Video Bar, and Bolt Underground dance club cater to a mostly male, fairly cruisy bunch - the Eagle, as gay bars with this name tend to, attracts more of a leather, bear, and uniform crowd, generally in their 30s and up (a dress code is enforced on weekends). The Bolt Video Bar's clientele tends toward younger and more eclectic, from jeans and T-shirts to prep. Page 2.

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Part of downtown's cruisy and campy gay entertainment strip on the edge of the Hennepin Avenue theater district, The Saloon has been an extremely popular fixture here for more than three decades. It's a large space comprising a dance club, lounge, and a casual restaurant serving short-order pub fare and sandwiches. The upper two floors of the bar are home to the Saloon Hotel, a budget property that's nonetheless acceptable if you just need a roof over your head and don't want to spend much. Page 36.

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Miami Beach 2015 White Party Events
A preview of Miami White Party 2015, the nation's oldest and largest HIV/AIDS fundraiser and one of the world's most famous gay circuit parties, held in Miami Beach the last week in November.

Sarasota Gay Pride 2015 - Sarasota Pride Parade 2015
A preview of the the Sarasota Gay Pride celebration, which takes places in mid- to late October 2015

Fort Myers Gay Pride 2015 - SW Florida Gay Pride 2015
A preview of the the Fort Myers Gay Pride celebration, which takes places in mid-October 2015

Fort Lauderdale Pridefest 2015 - South Florida Gay Pride 2015
A preview of annual Gay Pride South Florida celebration, Pridefest, which is held in early to mid-October in 2015

Southern Oregon Gay Pride 2015 - Ashland Gay Pride Festival 2015
A preview of Southern Oregon Gay Pride, held in the charming and picturesque small city of Ashland in early to mid-October 2015

Key West 2016 Gay Pride Details
A preview of Key West Gay Pride, held in the Florida Keys in early to mid-June 2016

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A preview of Johannesburg Gay Pride, held in South Africa in late October

Sizzle South Beach-Miami Gay Memorial Day Weekend 2016
Sizzle Miami, a circuit party geared toward the GLBT black community, taking place in Miami over Memorial Day Weekend 2016

Rhode Island 2016 PrideFest - Providence Gay Pride 2016
A preview of Providence Gay Pride, aka Rhode Island Pridefest, held in mid-June 2016

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A guide to gay nightlife in Fort Myers, Florida, plus gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around the area.

Woody's Philadelphia - Woody's Gay Bar
A review of Woody's gay bar, a long-running nightspot Philadelphia's City Center.

Cape Town Gay Pride 2016 - South Africa Gay Pride 2016
A preview of South Africa's annual Cape Town Gay Pride celebration, which takes place from late February through early March 2015

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire gay-friendly nightlife and dining - a guide to the best places to eat and drink.

Brand G Vacations - Upcoming Trips and Cruises
Brand G Vacations, the highly popular LGBT tour operator - how they work, and where they're headed to in the next year

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A guide to Seattle's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Steamworks and Club Z

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Kansas City Gay Sex Club guide, including details on Hydes Men's Gym & Guesthouse as well as a few of the top KC gay bars for cruising and meeting men

Kansas City 2016 Gay Pride Events - KC Pride 2016
A preview of the Kansas City Gay Pride celebration, typically held in early June 2016

Perth Gay Pride 2014 - Western Australia Gay Pride 2014 - Perth PrideFest 2014
A preview of Perth Pridefest, the premier Gay Pride and arts celebration of Western Australia; it takes place in mid- to late November 2014, with arts and cultural events taking place over about nine days

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A guide to the best gay-friendly hotels and B&Bs in Halifax, Nova Scotia

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A gay guide to San Juan Island, Washington, the bustling but low-keyed place that's the most populous of the San Juan Islands

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A guide to gay-friendly cottages and B&Bs in bustling Friday Harbor, Washington, and elsewhere on verdant San Juan Island.

Seattle Gay Hotels Guide - Best Seattle Hotels & Inns for Gay Travelers
A guide to the best gay-friendly hotels, inns, and B&Bs in Seattle, Washington

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A look at the best gay bars, clubs, and nightlife options in Seattle, including R Place, Neighbours, Purr, Pony, CC Attle's, Wildrose Tavern, Lobby Bar, Terra Plata, Saint John's, Cuff Complex, Seattle Eagle, and more.

Bellingham Gay Bars Guide - Bellingham Gay Nightlife Guide
Bellingham, Washington's best gay bars as well as great restaurants and coffeehouses

Lopez Island Gay Guide - Lopez Island Washington Gay Scene - Lopez Island Gay-Friendly Inns
A gay guide to Lopez Island, Washington, the small and friendly community that's part of the San Juan Islands

Lopez Island Hotels - Lopez Island Gay-Friendly B&Bs - Lopez Island Cottages - Gay Weddings Lopez Island
A guide to gay-friendly cottages and B&Bs on peaceful and bucolic Lopez Island, Washington, part of the San Juan Islands.

Nova Scotia Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Nova Scotia
Stories about gay travel in Nova Scotia

Northampton Gay Bars and Nightlife Guide
The best bars and nightclubs in Northampton and the Pioneer Valley (including Springfield) for gay travelers, from classic dance clubs to mixed lounges to gay-friendly restaurants and coffeehouses.

Northampton Gay Bars and Nightlife Guide
The best bars and nightclubs in Northampton and the Pioneer Valley (including Springfield) for gay travelers, from classic dance clubs to mixed lounges to gay-friendly restaurants and coffeehouses.

Prince Edward Island Gay Pride 2016 - Gay Pride PEI 2016
A preview of Prince Edward Island Gay Pride, held in this scenic Canadian island province in late July and early August 2016

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

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Hotel Havana, San Antonio, Texas

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The best gay-friendly hotels in San Antonio, plus tips on when to visit and popular neighborhoods to stay in

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A guide to gay bars and nightclubs in Dallas, including several gay-popular restaurants and mixed venues, from coffeehouses to lounges

Houston Gay Bars and Nightlife Guide - Houston Gay-Friendly Restaurants
A look at the top spots for gay clubbing and bar-hopping in the dynamic city of Houston, Texas, along with several gay-friendly restaurants and cafes.

Houston Gay Bars and Nightlife Guide - Houston Gay-Friendly Restaurants
A look at the top spots for gay clubbing and bar-hopping in the dynamic city of Houston, Texas, along with several gay-friendly restaurants and cafes.

Austin Gay Bars and Gay Nightlife Guide
Here's a look at the best gay bars and nightclubs in the progressive city of Austin, Texas.

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

Roanoke Gay Pride 2015 - Pride in the Park 2015
A preview of Pride in the Park in Roanoke, VA, held in mid-September 2015

Arkansas Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in Arkansas

Sierras, Yosemite, and Central Valley Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in the Sierra Mountains and Central Valley, including Yosemite National Park, Bakersfield, Fresno, Modesto, Amador County, Calaveras County, Tuolomne County, Mariposa County, Madera County, and Tulare County.

Bakersfield Gay Pride 2015
A preview of Bakersfield Gay Pride, held in early June 2015

Little Rock Gay Pride 2015 - Central Arkansas Pride 2015
A preview of Little Rock Gay Pride, held in mid-October 2015

Southeast Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in the Southeastern United States, including Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

Virginia Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in Virginia

Richmond Gay Pride 2015 - Virginia Gay Pride 2015
A preview of Virginia Gay Pride, held in Richmond in early to mid-September 2015

New Haven Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in New Haven

Hartford Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Hartford

Spokane Gay Pride June 2016
A preview of Spokane Gay Pride, held in eastern Washington in June 2015

San Antonio Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in San Antonio

Tips on Finding a Gay Inn or Hotel in Provincetown
The best gay-friendly hotels in Provincetown, plus tips on when to visit, vacation rentals, and the lay of the land

Lands End Inn Provincetown -
Lands End Inn, Provincetown's West End

Sage Inn & Lounge
Sage Inn & Lounge, Provincetown's East End

Pullman Gay Bars - Moscow Idaho Gay Nightlife Guide
A guide to gay-friendly nightlife and dining in the neighboring college towns of Pullman, Washington and Moscow, Idaho

Washington Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in Washington State

Idaho Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in Idaho

Boise, Idaho Gay Pride Festival 2015
A preview of Boise Gay Pride/Idaho Gay Pride, which takes place in mid- to late June 2015

Spokane Gay Bars - Spokane Gay Nightlife Guide
Discovering the gay nightlife scene in Spokane, Washington, plus gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around the state's second-largest city

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

Battle Creek Gay Bars Guide - Battle Creek Gay Nightlife Guide
A look at the gay nightlife scene in Battle Creek, Michigan, including the popular nightspot Partners Bar

New Haven Gay Bars - Best Gay Nightlife New Haven - New Haven Gay-friendly Restaurants - Yale Gay Nightlife
A primer on the gay nightlife scene in New Haven, Connecticut, plus gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around downtown and the campus of Yale University.

New Haven Gay Pride 2015
A preview of the New Haven Gay Pride Celebration, held in late September 2015

Toledo 2015 Gay Pride Information
A preview of the Toledo Gay Pride celebration, held in late August 2015

Provincetown Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Provincetown and Outer Cape Cod.

Inn of the Anasazi - Anasazi Hotel Santa Fe - Santa Fe Boutique Hotels
Inn of the Anasazi, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Gay B&Bs Santa Fe - Best Santa Fe Gay Hotels
An overview of the Santa Fe lodging scene, including the best neighborhoods for visitors, tips on finding affordable accommodations, and the types of lodging options found in Santa Fe.

Inn of the Governors Santa Fe - Santa Fe Governors Hotel - Affordable Hotels Santa Fe Plaza
Inn of the Governors, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Ten Thousand Waves Santa Fe - Santa Fe Gay-Friendly Spas - Santa Fe Ski Area Hotels - 10000 Waves New Mexico - Santa Fe Hot Tubs
Ten Thousand Waves, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Triangle Inn Santa Fe - New Mexico Triangle Inn - Santa Fe Women's Inns - Santa Fe Gay B&Bs
Triangle Inn, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Bobcat Inn Santa Fe - New Mexico Bobcat Inn - Bobcat Inn B&B
The Bobcat Inn, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Buffalo Thunder Resort - Hilton Resort Santa Fe - Gay-Friendly Hilton Santa Fe
Buffalo Thunder Resort, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Don Gaspar Inn Santa Fe - Don Gaspar Hotel New Mexico - Santa Fe South Capitol Hotels
Don Gaspar Inn, Santa Fe, New Mexico

El Farolito Santa Fe - El Farolito B&B - El Farolito New Mexico - Four Kachinas Inn Santa Fe
El Farolito Inn, Santa Fe, New Mexico

El Rey Inn Santa Fe - El Rey Cerrillos Road - Hip Hotels Santa Fe
El Rey Inn, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Resort Santa Fe - Four Seasons Santa Fe - Rancho Encantado Santa Fe - Santa Fe Four Seasons Hotels
Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Resort, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Hacienda Nicholas Santa Fe - Madeleine Inn New Mexico - Alexander's Inn Santa Fe - Absolute Nirvana Spa - Gay-Friendly Spas New Mexico
Hacienda Nicholas, Madeleine Inn, and Alexander's Inn, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Hotel St. Francis Santa Fe - Historic St. Francis Hotel New Mexico - Santa Fe Heritage Hotels - Gay-Friendly New Mexico Hotels
Hotel St. Francis, Santa Fe, New Mexico