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The laid-back Streetbar is a mostly guys-oriented gay neighborhood hangout, drawing generally a 40-and-over crowd. It's a popular stop on the Arenas Road gay bar circuit and is known for karaoke, cheap happy hours, and dishy drag shows. Page 31.

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One of the hotspots in the Palm Springs East Arenas Road gay nightlife district, Spurline is a friendly guys' bar drawing a mostly 30-and-up crowd of guys into karaoke, videos, drag shows, and dancing. The crowd varies a bit depending on the night, with sometimes a bit more of a younger crowd, and other times a mix of women and men. It's a fun place on weekends. Page 30.

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A low-keyed and friendly neighborhood bar that's part of the Arenas Road gay-bar strip, Score is a good spot for grabbing a drink before venturing out to some of the bigger and bolder spots in the area, such as Hunter's and SpurLine. Page 29.

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It makes perfect sense that the renowned gay restaurant chain, Hamburger Mary's, is one of the favored hangouts for both food and cocktails in Palm Springs. This festive, campy spot in the heart of downtown PS specializes in affordable American chow as well as cocktails - it's especially popular during happy hour, from 3 until 7 pm daily. Page 27.

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On the second floor of the convivial Mexican and tapas restaurant Azul, you'll find the Palm Springs outpost of Georgie's Alibi - long known among Floridians for its locales in St. Petersburg and Fort Lauderdale (technically in the community of Wilton Manors). This spacious, upbeat spot is part video bar, part sports bar, and an excellent place for cocktails and people-watching early in the evening, as the balcony setting overlooks bustling Palm Canyon Drive below and the mountains to the west. Page 26.

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An expansive, decidedly glamorous restaurant and supper-club-style lounge on the north side of Palm Springs, Dink's Restaurant & Ultra Lounge caters to a mixed gay-straight crowd. Just across the street from the popular gay bar Toucans, Dink's has an extensive list of wines, beers, and nicely mixed cocktails; drag shows, cabaret, and live bands; a large outdoor section with VIP cabanas (think bottle service and private parties), and one of the snazziest lounges in the city. Page 25.

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Formerly Club W, the friendly gay neighborhood bar known as Digs is a casual little hangout in Cathedral City, about a 10- to 15-minute drive from Palm Springs. It's a good bet for drinks if you're staying at one of the few gay resorts in the area or coming from nearby Rancho Mirage. Digs Bar has a pool table, Wii games, country-western tunes, and free barbecues on Friday and Sunday afternoons. Page 5.

Blame It on Midnight Palm Springs - Closed
Blame It on Midnight has closed. Page 24.

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Does Palm Springs have Gay Bathhouses and Saunas? Not exactly - you will find that many of the city's gay, clothing-optional men's resorts permit (or at least turn a blind eye to) sexual activity around the grounds. But in nearby Cathedral City, where laws and zoning are considered more lax, you will find the region's closest thing to a gay sex club, The Barracks, which is a cruising-encouraged fetish and leather bar and hangout will a hugely popular following. Page 4.

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The old Denny's on East Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs is now a hip, gay-popular restaurants and lounge called King's Highway & The Amigo Room - that's just part of the good vibe that resulted when the retro-hip Ace Hotel opened in this desert playground. The restaurant here, off of which the hotel lobby is located, serves tasty mod interpretations of classic American comfort chow, and in the Amigo Room you can sip colorful cocktails, like the King's Margarita with fresh lime. Page 23.

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Known for many years as Daddy's, 440 Castro has for years been a stalwart among gay neighborhood bars in the Castro. Back in the day, it drew a predominantly leather-and-Levi's crowd, and it's still definitely a go-to if this is your scene. But 440 has steadily broadened its reach in recent years, and on any given night you're liable to find all kinds here, from buffed gym dudes to rugged bears. One thing you can count on is a cruisy vibe, especially on Monday Underwear Nights. Page 58.

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A look at Churchill lounge, which opened in the former Bar on Church space (which before that was the Transfer Bar). Page 66.

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Part of the new wave of more eclectic and sophisticated gay hangouts that have steadily been gaining in prevalence and popularity in the Castro, the dapper and convivial Blackbird Bar is along the hip Church Street corridor (right at the intersection with Market Street). Inside what was for many years the Expansion Bar you'll find handsome space filled with a mixed crowd of gays and straights, hipsters and wine lovers, and generally friendly and stylish sorts. Cocktails here are simply stellar. Page 60.

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Amid the countless gay bars and taverns around the famed intersection of Castro and 18th streets, Blush is a bit of a departure. This low-keyed, intimate wine bar and small-plates restaurant sofas and small wood tables is a great spot to sample wines by the bottle or glass (there are roughly 50 varieties by the pour) and snack on well-prepared tapas and light cuisine. The crowd is mixed, but given the location, you can well-expect a good many gays and lesbians sipping and noshing here each night. Page 61.

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The Castro's atmospheric Cafe Du Nord, with its cool old mahogany bar and gracefully detailed woodwork and architectural accents, has been a hot spot for knocking back cocktails and watching cutting-edge local and national bands since the late '70s. Set along Market Street a short walk from the neighborhood's gay-nightlife hub, Cafe Du Nord and the Swedish American Hall are very fun places to see a show, and there's also a very good, affordable restaurant. The crowd is mostly scenesters, Page 63.

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Set in a handsome four-story Victorian on 18th Street, the centrally location Castro Country Club is the city's long-running

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A classic gay neighborhood bar that's part of pretty much any Castro bar crawl, the Edge is sort of a catch-all guys' hangout, tending to draw a somewhat older (30s, 40s, and 50s) bunch of local guys. The best qualities are stiff drinks, a fairly popular happy hour (and Sunday-afternoon crowd), and fun retro music. Page 67.

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Although there are no gay bathhouses within San Francisco city limits, per a 1984 court order that eliminated them, the city does have a couple of popular gay sex clubs, including Eros, which is on the edge of the Castro on Market Street - it's close to the Mission and Hayes Valley, by the busy Church Street Corridor. Eros has been going strong for many years and has the feel of a gay bathhouse, but without private rooms. There is a sauna, showers, steam rooms, and professional massage available. Page 68.

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The Mission has morphed into an eclectic, if self-consciously hip neighborhood in recent times, but for many years it was San Francisco's prime Latino neighborhood. It was during these years that Esta Noche opened, and it has remained the Bay Area's favorite gay Latino dance club ever since - a place where the bumping and grinding can get mightly intense on certain evenings. The drag shows on Friday and Saturday nights are among the dishiest in the city. Page 69.

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Named for the legendary, late gay activist Harvey Milk, the quintessential gay brunch restaurant Harvey's - which opened in 1996 on the site of the old Elephant Bar (which has burned in a fire several years earlier) - is also one of the most popular queer bars in the Castro. Whether for evening cocktails or dinner, or to partake of the delicious brunch (served until 3 pm daily), Harvey's is a must-see for gay visitors. Inside the warmly decorated space are many photos of Harvey Milk. Page 70.

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You won't find many better spots for people-watching in the Castro than the extensive balconies at the aptly named Lookout bar and restaurant (for years it was called the Metro). This airy and open space with a bit of a sport-bar theme has packed happy hours, serves tasty pizza (all-you-can-eat on Tuesdays), and even presents a pretty fun drag-show on Wednesdays. Although the Lookout pulls in a good mix of guys throughout the night, it's especially popular in the afternoon and early evening. Page 72.

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With its four bars, lushly landscaped patio, huge dance floor, rocking sound system, and expansive layout, it's easy to see why gay and lesbian locals love Badlands Dance Club, and why visitors are often surprised to find such a stellar gay bar in Sacramento. Indeed, California's capital city only has about a half-dozen gay nightspots, but they're all quite appealing, and Badlands is the standout among them, in the heart of the gay-popular Midtown neighborhood known as

Bourbon Street Gay Bar - closed
Bourbon Street San Diego closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 39.

Brass Rail Gay Club San Diego
Brass Rail gay bar, San Diego. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 42.

San Diego Gay Bathhouses - Club San Diego
Club San Diego gay sauna. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 41.

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The only gay and lesbian bar in L.A.'s South Bay Area (which takes in Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Torrance), the low-keyed Dolphin Bar is set along one of the main commercial streets in the region, in Redondo Beach. It looks a little bleak from the outside (especially in daylight), but once inside you'll discover a festive place with a very welcoming staff. The crowd is mostly local, and a mix of types - there's dancing on weekends, karaoke some evenings. Page 36.

Flame Lesbian Nightclub San Diego closed
Flame San Diego, closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 44.

Lei Lounge closed
Lei Lounge has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 47.

Rich's Hillcrest San Diego
Rich's in Hillcrest, San Diego's. Page 52.

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The popular Steamworks Berkeley is one of two gay bathhouses in the San Francisco Bay Area, the other being the Watergarden in the South Bay city of San Jose. Set in a semi-industrial but very safe and convenient neighborhood just off I-80, this clean and well-kept facility occupies a huge former warehouse and is outfitted with all the usual features you'd expect: gym, large hot tub, gay porn lounges, a maze of hallways, private rooms of different sizes, and lockers. Page 2.

San Diego Urban Mo's
Urban Mo's, San Diego. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 56.

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The Brit is one of several gay neighborhood bars along the East Broadway strip in Long Beach. There's not a whole lot to distinguish this one from some of the others along here - it's a relatively quiet spot with a largely local following. Amusements, beyond the stiff drinks (at low prices), include pool, darts, and a fun jukebox. Page 11.

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Not every nightspot in the Castro is a gay bar, with Lucky 13 a very good example. However, pretty much every bar in the Castro has at least a GLBT following, and a mixed crowd, and the lovably dive-y Lucky 13 lounge definitely fits into this category. This low-key, hipster-favored spot just off the Church Street Corridor carries more than two-dozen beers on tap (the specialty is Belgians), plus a good mix of cocktails. Music tends toward the unpredictable - from reggae to punk to rock. Page 73.

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Midnight Sun has been the definitive gay video bar of the Castro for many years now. It recently underwent a refurbishment (which explains the rather unfortunate exterior appearance from the photo I snapped here in spring 2010). This is a favorite stop when gay-bar-hopping in the Castro, and it's especially popular for happy hour, and for catching the latest queer-popular TV shows - American Idol, Project Runway, and plenty of old retro favorites (Queer as Folk among them). Page 75.

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The laid-back Mix bar is one of the Castro's friendlier and more locals-oriented gay hangouts - it's a nice spot on a warm day, as there's a patio out back, and Mix sponsors a local GLBT softball team and cultivates a bit of a following with sports fans. It's a good spot to shoot pool, chat with locals (it's not especially loud), and people-watch. Page 74.

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Since 1979, the popular gay neighborhood bar Moby Dick has been a Castro fixture - one of several nightspots that figure in any queer-bar tour of the neighborhood. Set on the ground floor of a turreted gray Victorian house, this popular corner bar is most famous for the huge saltwater fish tank over the bar. This is a reliably good early-evening bar, and on weekends it remains quite crowded into the wee hours. Page 76.

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Opened in the centrally located space that used to house the Bar on Castro (which moved and became the Bar on Church, or BOC), Q Bar is a terrific, attractive, and modern gay bar just across the street from the venerable Castro Theatre. Generally packed during happy hours and drawing a cute, stylish crowd of San Francisco gay A-listers, Q Bar has a number of fun theme nights - go-go boys on Wednesdays, an afternoon beer bust on Saturdays. Signature cocktails include the Tranny Chaser and Q-Jito. Page 78.

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Among the dozen or so gay bars within a stone's throw of Castro and 18th streets, SF Badlands is arguably the most popular of the bunch. It's packed to the rafters on weekends and quite busy on other nights, catering to a relatively youthful (20s and 30s) bunch of guys. There's a bar and seating areas up front, and a mid-size dance floor in the back. SF Badlands is perhaps most famous for its well-attended Sunday beer blast, and happy hour specials are also quite a deal. Page 79.

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Toad Hall is a laid-back gay neighborhood in the Castro, part of the big clutch of gay hangouts near the intersection of Castro and 18th. For many years, this space held the Pendulum Bar - it became Toad Hall in 2009 and has become popular for its good-size patio - it doesn't hurt that such neighborhood hot spots as SF Badlands and Edge are close by. Toad Hall has one of the better happy hours in the Castro. Page 80.

Trigger San Francisco - Trigger Gay Bar closed
Trigger has closed - the space now holds the gay bar Beaux. Page 81.

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Smack in the middle of downtown Oakland, you'll find one of the country's most popular gay Latin clubs, and certainly the most popular in the Bay Area, the Bench and Bar, which has a nice selection of special evenings throughout the week, including karaoke on Tuesdays, women's/lesbian/Latina parties on Thursdays, and great happy hours during the afternoons and early evenings (Friday's happy hour is especially fun and crowded). Page 22.

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With the closure of the famed Boom Boom Room and Coast Inn, which anchored the Laguna Beach gay scene for many years, this arty, liberal seaside town in Orange County has become a bit lower-profile as a gay vacation spot. Still, the town's one cozy bi-level gay nightclub, Bounce, is an enjoyable spot for mingling, cruising, and - especially on weekends - dancing. Early in the week, just the lower basement space is open, and there's karaoke down here. The main-floor has a decent-size dance floor. Page 10.

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Southern California has surprisingly few gay beach bars, especially with the demise a few years ago of the Boom Boom Room in Laguna Beach, but in the laid-back, underrated city of Long Beach - just 30 miles south of Los Angeles - you'll find one of the biggest and the best, Club Ripples. This two-story gay nightclub has been catering to the GLBT community since it opened in the early 1970s, just across the street from Belmont Shores's gay beach. Page 18.

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The largest and most popular of the gay bars along the East Arenas Road strip in downtown Palm Springs, Hunters is a spacious, well-decorated, upscale-looking gay video and cruise bar that's a mainstay of the region's clubbing scene. Popular as much for watching videos and dancing as for watching hot go-go boys dancing, Hunters fills to the rafters on weekends in high seasons and draws pretty good crowds year-round. There's a branch of Hunters in the northwest Chicago suburb of Elk Grove. Page 28.

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For more than 75 years, the very convivial White Horse Inn bar has served the gay and lesbian community of the Bay Area, catering to college students from nearby U Cal Berkeley, visiting queers from across the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, and regular Janes and Joes in the grittier city of Oakland. The still-festive bar is in Oakland, right by the Berkeley border. These days it keeps busy by holding a variety of cool theme nights. It also has a delightful patio area, perfect on a warm evening. Page 3.

Club Broadway Long Beach Closed
Small, laid-back, and generally pretty mellow, Club Broadway is a long-running lesbian bar along the city's main GLBT-bar strip, East Broadway (it's actually several blocks east of most of the other bars). Inside you'll find a pool table, darts, and ample seating and standing areas. It's just a few steps from one of the more raffishly endearing dive bars in Long Beach, the Reno Room, which is mostly hetero but also draws quite a few gays and lesbians. Page 12.

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The nearest gay bar in Long Beach to downtown, Hamburger Mary's is part of the much-loved, high-camp chain of burger joints with locations throughout the country (and the greatest number in California). The large patio is the best spot for lunch or dinner, while inside the bar serves up potent drinks, with specials throughout the week. Nightly themes include Club Lucky Wednesdays with go-go boys and drag shows, bottomless mimosa Sunday brunch, Friday's Boy Bar, and Doll House Thursdays. Page 15.

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Like many classic leather bars, the Mineshaft has steadily transitioned over time to more of a Levi's and T-shirts bar - it's still very much a guys' hangout, with a somewhat cruisy vibe (at least late on weekend evenings), but this unpretentious neighborhood bar with a mock-Western facade is mostly just a laid-back spots for affordable drinks and shooting pool. Dim lighting and a rustic wood interior give the Mineshaft a bit more character than some of the other gay bars along East Broadway. Page 16.

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This attractive piano bar and restaurant along East Broadway was known for many years as The Bird of Paradise. Nowadays the space goes by the simple name Paradise, and it's one of the most popular gay and lesbian hangouts in the city - it's actually pretty mixed gay-straight many evenings. Fans appreciate the lively piano cabaret, drag bingo shows, and very good mod-American food, including weekend brunch and dinner served late. Page 17.

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In a handsomely restored art deco building just off the quirky 4th Street Corridor and a bit northeast of the main gay bar district in Long Beach, the Silver Fox has been one of the city's nightlife mainstays for many years. It's not, despite the name, necessarily geared toward older men - age-wise, the crowd is very mixed. The attractive interior, friendly staff, and relatively compact dimensions make this a good spot to socialize, especially early in the evening, when it's most popular. Page 19.

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One of the several greatest hits that make up the East Broadway gay bar strip near downtown Long Beach, Sweetwater Saloon is a pretty classic neighborhood bar - there aren't a lot of bells and whistles here, just a no-nonsense bar with an outgoing staff serving low-price booze to low-keyed gay guys (and a fair number of straights). There's a patio off the bar, a pool table, and a cool jukebox with a wide variety of tunes. Page 20.

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Since 1979, the rakish and rugged Rainbow Cattle Company has been a fixture on the Wild West main drag of Guerneville, in the heart of the Russian River area of western Sonoma County. Plenty of other gay bars in this low-keyed, beautifully situated vacation community have come and gone over the years, but this no-attitude saloon has maintained its reputation as a fun place to hobnob, cruise, and people-watch. It's especially popular with bears, cubs, leather dudes, and the like. Page 7.

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Executive Suite is the closest gay club in Long Beach to the 405 Freeway - it's about 3 miles east of downtown, and it operates with a different approach than other GLBT hangouts in the city: it's open only Thursday through Saturday, and each night is geared toward a different crowd (Latin on Thursdays, gay guys on Fridays, and lesbians on Saturdays). Of these events, the lesbian nights are highly popular, but all have their fans. Generally, it's about dancing and clubbing here. Page 13.

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The story of the Falcon is one of those cautionary tales of what happens when an old-school dive bar that few but hard-core, day-long drinkers ever paid much attention to develops serious cachet among hipsters and poseurs. Personally, I had a great time in this place, but I was an outsider stopping by for a drink. Longtime locals appear more divided on the Falcon's increasing popularity, some uneasy about the crowds. Other like that the Falcon draws a genuine mix of Long Beach revelers. Page 14.

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Set inside a redbrick, two-story building in downtown San Jose, Agenda is both a swanky lounge/nightclub and a hip restaurant. The clientele is a mix, but there's often a gay presence, and Agenda throws occasional gay-themed parties and events. The state-of-the-art sound system, high-caliber DJs, and attractive decor make it a fun venue for the see-and-be-seen set. Page 83.

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San Jose's hottest and hippest gay nightclub, Brix lies in the heart of downtown and is easy to spot from the street, behind its distinctive rainbow-glass transom window. Inside you'll find a beautifully designed space with tall windows, high ceilings, exposed brick walls, and a U-shape central bar - it's one of the most attractive gay nightspots in the Bay Area, and a fun place for dancing, cruising, and meeting locals. The crowd is eclectic, with a mix of guys and women, tending toward young. Page 84.

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A profile of the West Hollywood gay nightclubs Ultra Suede and Factory. Page 110.

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A happily sexy and sleazy (in the best possible way) gay bar on Santa Monica Boulevard, Fubar has long been an edgier, darker alternative to the usual stand-and-model gay bars along the main WeHo gay bar strip (which is several blocks west). With an eclectic, cruisy crowd of regular guys of all ages, cool music that deviates from the usual dance beats, and super-dark lighting, Fubar feels as though it was airlifted from Silver Lake - in fact, you'll see a lot of the same guys here at Akbar. Page 98.

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Like the popular Gym Bar in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood, Gym Sportsbar West Hollywood is a favorite hangout of GLBT jocks and players in the area's gay sports leagues. There are bottomless

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Cozy Mac's is the longest-running gay bar in San Jose and one of the oldest such establishments in the state. The friendly neighborhood bar in downtown's Fountain Alley/Historic District is free of attitude and welcoming of all types. There's a small patio behind this storefront space, which is especially popular with the after-work crowd. Page 85.

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Melrose Spa, West Hollywood, California. Page 102.

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O-Bar, formerly on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, closed in 2011. Page 105.

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For more than 40 years, as quite a few other gay bars along Santa Monica Boulevard have come and gone, the esteemed Palms lesbian bar has kept the lights on, welcoming an eclectic crowd of women from all over metro Los Angeles (plus a good many gay guys and straight friends). Celebrities ranging from Ellen DeGeneres to Melissa Etheridge have visited this attractive bar and dance club. Popular parties include Thursday's Club Martini, with live music performances; and Sundays comedy and karaoke. Page 106.

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Renegades sort of feels like a mix of four or five different neighborhood bars in the Castro wrapped into one friendly, somewhat Levi's/leather/bear-ish hangout. This popular hangout is a 10-minute drive west of downtown, just north of the San Jose Market Center. Although the bar is favored by men mostly over 35 or 40, it consistently draws a mixed bunch and is very welcoming of all kinds, regardless of gender and style. It's also a frequent host of fundraisers for local community groups. Page 86.

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Closed as of summer 2010 for renovations, the popular downtown San Jose gay video bar Splash has been taken over by new owners, who are currently upgrading the sound system, lighting, and decor. Keep an eye out on the progress, and check the bar's website for updates on when the club will reopen. Splash is just a few doors down from another San Jose gay bar, Mac's, in the city's Fountain Alley/Historic District. Page 87.

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San Jose's Watergarden bathhouse and men's club is also very well-liked - fans praise the beautiful outdoor garden patio, solicitous staff, and attractive layout. It's a bit more inviting and cheery than the other gay bathhouse in the Bay Area, more industrial-looking Steamworks in Berkeley, but each estbalishment has its adherents, and Steamworks is more convenient to San Francisco. The Watergarden is in an attractive part of town, near the Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center. Page 88.

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Bar on Castro closed - the space is now Q Bar. The owners of Bar on Castro had moved their operations to Bar on Church, but that space has also closed and is now Churchill. Page 59.

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The Castro's loveably raffish Pilsner Inn celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2006, but this slightly divey gay neighborhood joint has really come of age in recent years, becoming a favorite destination of low-keyed, amiable, and individualistic San Francisco gay guys (and a handful of lesbians) who eschew the

Abbey Gay Lounge - West Hollywood Abbey Restaurant - Gay Dining West Hollywood - Happy Hour Los Angeles - Abbey Cocktail Lounge - Abbey Coffeehouse
What began as a relatively modest gay coffeehouse several years ago, The Abbey has blossomed into one of West Hollywood's hottest hangouts, gay or straight. This elegant Spanish Mediterranean-style compound on North Roberston Boulevard (right next to Here Lounge) has lush landscaping, gurgling fountains, and plenty of patio seating. The kitchen turns out tasty and creative American fare, and the bar is a sophisticated venues for cocktails and hobnobbing with West Hollywood scenesters. Page 96.

Trunks Gay Bar - Trunks West Hollywood - Trunks Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood's traditional gay sports bar and also a genuinely friendly, low-attitude spot for cocktails, Trunks is at 8809 Santa Monica Boulevard, a short walk from several other gay bars in the area, such as Micky's, Rage, and Revolver. Page 109.

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One of the most politically progressive towns in the country, the decidedly off-center college town of Arcata - home to Humboldt State University - has no specific gay bars, but the raffish Alibi dive bar and restaurant has a very popular following in the community. The bar's owner also ran Aunty Mo's, a gay bar in nearby Eureka that closed in April 2010, and the laid-back Alibi draws an eclectic, if eccentric crowd. The old-school bar serves a long list of martinis and foofy cocktails.

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For many years, this downtown Santa Cruz bar and nightclub was the region's sole gay nightspot. The clientele has changed a lot in recent years, however, and now the crowd is sort of a hodgepodge, tending toward straight many nights, but almost always with a sizable gay contingent. For best results, come expecting a mixed but gay-accepting crowd, which you could say about most bars and nightclubs in this very left-leaning, counter-cultural university city. Page 92.

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With the closing in April 2010 of long-running bar Aunty Mo's, the small Northern California city of Eureka is without a gay bar, but Lost Coast Brewery welcomes the local LGBT community enthusiastically and has a strong gay following. Moreover, this convivial restaurant and brewpub set on the ground floor of a colorful three-story downtown building serves outstanding handcrafted beers (Downtown Brown, Great White, Alleycat Amber, Lost Coast Pale Ale, Tangerine Wheat, and several others). Page 9.

Blue Lounge Santa Cruz - Mad House Bar Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz Gay Bars
Blue Lounge, Santa Cruz's most gay-popular bar and dance clubs - it was formerly known as the Seabright Bar & Lounge and then Mad House Bar. Page 93.

Black Cat Gay Bar - Mack's Bar & Grill Penngrove - Black Cat Santa Rosa - Sonoma Gay Bars - Humble Pie Sonoma County - Black Cat Closed 2010
One of the only gay bars in Sonoma County outside of the Russian River community of Guerneville, the Black Cat has been a fixture for several years, set in a funky old building in Penngrove, just south of Santa Rosa. Unfortunately, the owners decided to close the bar in summer 2010. A new hangout called Mack's Bar & Grill has taken over the spot, and is sure to be very gay-friendly, but it's unclear right now how much of a GLBT following it will have. Page 35.

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It's one of the more prominent buildings in downtown Guerneville, the heart of the Russian River's gay resort scene: the old River Theatre building has had many incarnations, and has sat dormant in recent years as often as not, although it was a popular gay nightclub called Ziggurat through much of the '90s. Most recently, it's become the area's premier live-music club and dance bar, Jerry's Knight Club - not gay-specific, but it does draw many of Guerneville's local GLBT folks. Page 6.

Akbar Los Angeles - Akbar Silver Lake -
Akbar, a popular gay nightspot in the Silver Lake section of Los Angeles. Page 21.

Cafe Flore - Castro Coffeehouses - Gay San Francisco Coffeehouses - Gay Cafe Flore - Cafe Flore Photos - Gay Castro Pictures - Flore Market Street
The convivial garden seating at Cafe Flore, a longtime gay San Francisco fixture in the Castro - a must for people-watching and inexpensive food and drink. The establishment opened in 1973 and is one of the best spots in town to grab coffee with friends, but there's also a full bar, live music some evenings, and an extensive menu American fare, from Kahlua pork hash at brunch to fish tacos and mac-and-cheese at dinner. Page 64.

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Bars come and go in San Francisco's Castro, but The Cafe, which occupies the expansive upper level of a building on Market Street (near the corner of Castro Street) has held its own for many years, serving an eclectic mix of lesbians and gay men of all ages. There's a somewhat younger scene here compared with other Castro gay bars, especially on Friday Boy Bar and Saturday Delicious parties (lesbian), and Thursday Pan Dulce (Latino) nights. The Cafe has a great little patio, a pool area. Page 62.

Revolver West Hollywood - Revolver Gay Bar Los Angeles - East West Becomes Revolver - East-West West Hollywood -
A profile of Revolver, the longtime West Hollywood gay video that was famously popular throughout the '80s and '90s and returned to its original space on Santa Monica Boulevard in fall 2011, taking over what had been known for several years as East West Lounge. Page 107.

Eleven Gay Bar - Eleven West Hollywood - Eleven Nightclub Los Angeles
A profile of Eleven, a gay nightclub with a handsome restaurant and great DJs spinning into late hours. Page 97.

Flicks Gay Bar San Diego
Flicks San Diego. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 45.

Hamburger Mary's West Hollywood - gay hamburger restaurants - gay West Hollywood restaurants - gay L.A. dining - Hamburger Mary's L.A. - L.A. burgers
Here's the West Hollywood branch of the gay-popular restaurant chain Hamburger Mary's, which has several locations in gay neighborhoods around the country. It's a good place to meet up with friends for drinks, or to devour a whole tasty meal of massive burgers with all kinds of toppings, plus pizzas, salads, and sandwiches. This affordable, campy spot is at 8288 Santa Monica Boulevard. Page 100.

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Run by the same folks who operate the similarly fabulous G Lounge in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood, the swank Here Lounge has become a gay clubbing fixture in West Hollywood over the years. It's right beside the white-hot Abbey gay lounge and coffeehouses, and around the corner from the old-school Mother Lode. Here has a successful flavor-of-the-week style, with different themes for different evenings. Page 101.

Lime Lounge San Francisco - Lime Lounge closed
Lime Lounge has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 71.

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One of the gay nightlife mainstays along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, Micky's continues to pack 'em in with such festive parties as Sister Bingo nights. Micky's Grill serves basic American fare, and the boys come here in droves on weekend mornings for

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There's nothing fancy about the rough-and-tumble Mother Lode, an old-school gay bar that's been drawing regular guys and gay neighborhood locals for years - this is just a solid, friendly, and somewhat cruisy hangout that's a good bet when you don't feel like dressing up and dealing with the stand-and-model scene at some of the scene-y bars across Santa Monica Boulevard. Page 104.

Rage West Hollywood - Rage Santa Monica Boulevard - Rage gay bar - West Hollywood gay clubs - Los Angeles gay clubs - L.A. gay bars - WeHo gay clubs
The iconic gay nightclub Rage has long been a mainstay in West Hollywood's

Triple R Bar and Grill Guerneville - RRR Gay Bar Russian River - closed
On a quiet street just a couple of blocks north of Guerneville's Main Street, the Russian River Resort has been a fixture of the region's gay vacation community for decades, having emerged over the years, following extensive renovations, into a comfier and more welcoming getaway than ever. One of the highlights to staying here is having the chance to hobnob and dine on-site at the resort's excellent Triple R Bar & Grill. Page 8.

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One of San Francisco's venerable gay-nightlife icons, Twin Peaks Tavern is said to have been the very first gay bar in America to have clear (as opposed to opaque or covered) glass windows, something unheard back when it opened in the early '70s. Two lesbians opened the bar, but it's had a mostly male following over the years, and these days it tends to draw a somewhat seasoned bunch of guys, and a few women. Page 82.

Quebec City Gay Nightlife Guide
The best gay bars and nightclubs in Quebec City, Canada, including a few favorite gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses.

Martha's Vineyard Gay Guide - 2016-2017 Festivals
A gay guide to Martha's Vineyard, with a 2016-2017 Martha's Vineyard events calendar

Laurentians and Mont-Tremblant Gay Guide
A gay guide to Mont Tremblant and Quebec's Laurentian Mountains, just an hour north of Montreal

Quebec City Gay Guide - Top 5 Quebec Attractions
A guide to the top five attractions in Quebec City - including Rue Saint-Jean, the Les Musées de la civilisation de Québec (and Old Port/Lower Town), the Plains of Abraham (and Citadelle), the Chateau Frontenac Hotel (and adjacent Dufferin Terrace), and the Saint-Roche District.

Gay Travel Planning Stories
Articles and advice stories on gay travel and gay vacation planning, business trips, and other gay and lesbian travel adventures. Topics include finding local gay resources and gay-friendly or gay-owned businesses, tips on saving money and budget-minded travel, advice on how to pack, reviews and recommendations of travel gear, and safety and health issues.

Planning a Summer Trip to Costa Rica - Gay Travel Advice
Tips on planning a gay vacation to Costa Rica during the summer season.

Key West Gay Spring Break 2015 - Gay Spring Break Key West
Balancing cool diversions, gay-friendliness, value, climate, and beauty, Key West is a terrific overall gay spring break getaway.

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.

Best 2017 Gay Spring Break Towns
A look at some of the top gay spring break destinations in North America for 2017, including Key West, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, and many others.

Las Vegas Gay Spring Break 2015 - Gay Spring Break Las Vegas
Roll the dice: plan a glitzy and party-driven gay spring break getaway in Las Vegas

New Orleans Gay Spring Break 2015 - New Orleans Mardi Gras 2015
Gay Spring break in New Orleans can be a lot of fun, whether you come during Mardi Gras or another time during the late winter and early spring season

Gay Spring Break Cancun Mexico - Gay Spring Break Panama City - Gay Spring Break Lake Havasu City
What About Famed Hetero Spring Break towns like Panama City, Lake Havasu, South Padre Island, and Cancun? You may be surprised to find some fun gay scenes in these places.

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 Road Trips - Gay Spring Break San Diego - Carolinas Road Trip - Four Corners Road Trip -
Planning a road-trip for gay spring break - coastal California, the Carolinas, and the Southwest's Four Corners regions are all great options

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

Kauai Gay Travel - Gay Poipu - Gay Kapaa - Gay Hanelei - Gay Waimea Town
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Kauai

Kuaui Gay Guide - Kauai Gay Vacations
From helicopter tours to amazing gay beaches, the top 5 attractions for gay and lesbian travelers to Kauai

Kauai Gay Guide to Nightlife and Dining
The best gay bars and gay-friendly restaurants and lounges on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.

Cardiff Gay Pride 2016 Information
A preview of Cardiff Pride Cymru (formerly known as Cardiff LGBT Mardi Gras), Wales' largest Gay Pride celebration, held August 12 and 13, 2016

Dover, Delaware Gay Pride Festival 2016
A preview of the Delaware Gay Pride Celebration, which takes place in Dover August 6, 2016

Antwerp Pride Festival 2016 - Gay Pride Antwerp 2016
A preview of the Antwerp Gay Pride Celebration, held in Belgium August 13 and 14, 2016

Eureka Springs Gay Pride Diversity Weekends 2016 Dates
A preview of the three annual Eureka Springs Diversity Weekends, this northwest Arkansas community's festive GLBT Pride and cultural celebrations, held Aug. 5–7, 2016, Nov. 4–6, 2016, and early April 2017

Brighton Gay Pride 2016 - Brighton Pride Film Festival 2016
A preview of Brighton & Hove Gay Pride, which is held in the gay-popular seaside communities August 5-7, 2016

Annapolis Gay Pride 2016 - Chesapeake Bay Gay Pride Festival 2016
A preview of Chesapeake Bay Gay Pride Festival, held in Annapolis, Maryland, typically held in early August but on hiatus until 2016

United Kingdom Gay Travel - Gay Travel in the United Kingdom
Stories about gay travel in the United Kingdom, including London, Manchester, Liverpool, Brighton, Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Oxford, Birmingham, Leeds, and many other towns and cities throughout England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland

Belfast 2016 Gay Pride Information - Belfast Gay Scene
Northern Ireland's huge Belfast Gay Pride Festival, which takes place July 29 through August 7, 2016

Hamburg 2016 Christopher Street Day Pride Information
A preview of Hamburg Gay Pride and Christopher Street Day, which takes place July 30 through August 7, 2016

Amsterdam EuroPride 2016 Information - Amsterdam Canal Parade 2016
A preview of EuroPride 2016 and Amsterdam Pride, held in Amsterdam July 23 through August 7, 2016

Vancouver Gay Pride 2016 Information
A preview of Vancouver's Gay Pride Celebration, held July 31, 2016

Harrisburg Central PA Gay 2016 Pride Details
A look at the Pride Festival of Central Pennsylvania, held in the state capital of Harrisburg on July 30, 2016

Halifax 2016 Gay Pride Festival Information
A preview of Halifax Gay Pride, held in Nova Scotia July 14-24, 2016

Pensacola Gay Travel - Florida Panhandle Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in the Florida Panhandle, including Panama City, Tallahassee, Pensacola, and the beaches.

Pensacola Gay Memorial Day Party 2017
A preview of Pensacola's Gay Memorial Day Weekend Celebration, held in late May 25–29, 2017

Gay Sporting Events
Information about Gay Ski Weeks, Gay Rodeos, Gay Games, and more,

Amelia Island Gay Inn and Hotels Guide - Gay-Friendly Amelia Island
A guide to the best gay-friendly hotels and GLBT resorts in Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach, Florida

Spring (April and May) Gay Pride Calendar 2017
Worldwide Gay Pride calendar for the spring 2017, the months of April and May

June 2017 Gay Pride Festivals and Parades
A 2017-2018 worldwide calendar of June Gay Pride festivals

2016 Worldwide Gay Ski Weeks Calendar
A calendar of Gay Ski Weeks, Gay Ski Weekends, and other organized Gay Ski and Winter Sports Events held around the world in winter 2016

Detroit Black 2016 Gay Pride Details - Hotter Than July Black Pride 2016
A preview of Hotter Than July, the metro Detroit Black Gay Pride Festival, the oldest such event in the Midwest, which takes place July 26-31, 2016

Baltimore Gay Pride 2016 Information
A preview of Baltimore Gay Pride, which takes place July 23-24, 2016

Fort Wayne 2016 Gay Pride Information - Fort Wayne Gay Scene
A preview of Fort Wayne Gay Pride, held in Indiana July 22-23, 2016

Wolf Creek Ski Area - Pagosa Springs Ski Vacations
A guide to Wolf Creek Ski Area, near Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Pagosa Springs Hotels - Pagosa Springs B&Bs - Gay-Friendly Hotels Pagosa Springs - Red Hawk Haven Pagosa Springs
A guide to gay-friendly hotels and B&B in Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Springs Resort and Spa - Pagosa Hot Springs Hotel - Pagosa Springs Spa - Pagosa Springs Resort Hotel
A review of The Springs Resort & Spa in Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Pagosa Springs Gay Guide - Wolf Creek Ski Area
A travel guide to Pagosa Springs and Wolf Creek ski area for gay travelers, including attractions, restaurants, hotels, nightlife, and things to see and do

Pagosa Springs Restaurants - Pagosa Springs Nightlife - Gay-Friendly Bars Pagosa - Pagosa Coffeehouses
A guide to restaurants, coffeehouses, and bars in Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Rochester 2016 Gay Pride Information - Finger Lakes Gay Pride 2016
A preview of Rochester Gay Pride, held in upstate New York July 15-17, 2016

Newark 2016 Gay Pride Information
A preview of Newark Gay Pride, held in northern New Jersey July 14-17, 2016

Northern Nevada Gay Pride in Reno 2016 Information
A preview of Northern Nevada Gay Pride in Reno, which is held on July 23, 2016

2016 Cork Ireland Gay Pride Info
A preview of Cork Gay Pride, held in southern Ireland in on July 31, 2016

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, held July 24–July 30, 2016

Florida Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in Florida

Jacksonville and St. Augustine Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in greater Jacksonville, including St. Augustine, Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach, and Neptune Beach.

St. Augustine Gay Hotels and Inns Guide - Gay-Friendly St. Augustine
A guide to the best gay-friendly inn and hotels in St. Augustine, Florida

Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival 2017
A preview of the Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival, held in April 7-9, 2017, plus the Miami Pride Cruise and Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, held just after Pride

Miami Beach Winter Party Festival 2017
A preview of Miami Winter Party Festival, among the most prominent GLBT events in the world, held in South Beach the last week in early March 2016

Miami Beach 2016 White Party Events
A preview of Miami White Party 2016, 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.

St. Petersburg Gay-Friendly Hotels and Resorts Guide
A guide to gay-friendly hotels, inns, and resorts in St. Petersburg and the Beaches, including Clearwater and Dunedin

Atlanta Gay Weekend Trips - Southern Gay Vacations
A look at the best gay-friendly cities and towns within weekend-driving distance of Atlanta

Jacksonville River City Pride Festival 2016
A preview of Jacksonville's Gay Pride Celebration (aka River City Pride Festival), which takes place in early October 2016

Best Gay-Friendly Key West Hotels
A guide to the best gay-friendly hotels, clothing-optional gay resorts, and GLBT B&Bs in the legendary tropical resort community of Key West, Florida

Jacksonville Gay Nightlife Guide - Jacksonville Gay Bars
A guide to gay nightlife in Jacksonville, Florida, plus a few restaurants and mixed nightspots

2016 Miami Beach Bruthaz Info
A preview of the Miami Beach's Bruthaz Black and Latino Gay Pride Celebration, held July 14-18, 2016

Marseille Gay Pride 2016 - Gay Pride Marseille 2016
A preview of Marseille Gay Pride, held in this Mediterranean port city on July 16, 2016

Orlando Gay Resorts and Hotels Guide
A guide to the best gay-friendly hotels and GLBT resorts in Orlando, FL and the nearby Walt Disney World region

Victoria Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Victoria and elsewhere on the Saanich Peninsula and in the nearby Sooke region, as well as the Gulf Islands

Atlanta Guide to Gay and Gay-Friendly Bars and Eateries
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, bathhouses, and nightlife options in Atlanta, plus several gay-friendly restaurants and coffeehouses.

Atlanta Guide to Gay and Gay-Friendly Bars and Eateries
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, bathhouses, and nightlife options in Atlanta, plus several gay-friendly restaurants and coffeehouses.

Atlanta Guide to Gay and Gay-Friendly Bars and Eateries
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, bathhouses, and nightlife options in Atlanta, plus several gay-friendly restaurants and coffeehouses.

Atlanta Guide to Gay and Gay-Friendly Bars and Eateries
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, bathhouses, and nightlife options in Atlanta, plus several gay-friendly restaurants and coffeehouses.

Atlanta Guide to Gay and Gay-Friendly Bars and Eateries
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, bathhouses, and nightlife options in Atlanta, plus several gay-friendly restaurants and coffeehouses.

Savannah Georgia - 2016-2017 Gay Events Calendar
A profile on gay travel in the historic and romantic city of Savannah, Georgia, plus a 2016-2017 Savannah Events Calendar.

Savannah Gay Hotels Guide
A guide to the best gay-friendly hotels, inns, and B&Bs in Savannah, Georgia

Victoria Gay Vacation Guide - Top 5 Attractions in Victoria
Victoria, BC's top 5 attractions for gay and lesbian travelers

Victoria BC Gay Pride Parade 2016
A preview of Victoria Gay Pride, held in the capital of British Columbia on July 10, 2016

Gay Pride Budapest Hungary 2016 - Hungary Gay Pride 2016
A preview of Budapest Gay Pride, held in Hungary on July 2, 2016

Miami Beach Gay Nightlife Guide - Miami Gay Nightlife Guide
Miami Beach and Miami Gay Nightlife Guide, including gay bars, strip clubs, discos, cafes, and more

Germany Gay Travel - Gay Travel in Germany
Stories about gay travel in Germany, including Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt, and Dusseldorf.

Frankfurt 2016 Christopher Street Day Pride Information
A preview of Frankfurt Gay Pride and Christopher Street Day, which takes place in July 15 thru 17, 2016

Berlin Gay Pride 2016 Details
A preview of Berlin's two seminal Gay Pride events, Lesbian-Gay City Festival on July 16–17, 2016, and the Berlin Gay Pride Parade/Christopher Street Day, held July 23, 2016

Tacoma Gay Pride 2016 - Tacoma Out in the Park 2016
A preview of Tacoma Gay Pride, held in Washington State's second-largest city, held July 8 through July 16.

Bellingham 2016 Gay Pride Information
A preview of Bellingham Gay Pride, held in northern Washington in early to mid-July 2016

Staten Island Gay Pride 2016 - Staten Island Pride Fest 2016
A preview of the Staten Island Gay Pride celebration, held at the historic Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden July 16, 2016

San Luis Obispo 2016 Gay Pride Information - Central Coast Gay Pride 2016
A preview of San Luis Obispo's and the Central California Coast's Gay Pride Celebration, held in early to mid-July 2016

Munich 2016 Christopher Street Day Pride Information
A preview of Munich Gay Pride and Christopher Street Day, which takes place July 9–10, 2016

Gay Pride 2016 Colorado Springs Information
A preview of Colorado Springs Gay Pride, which takes place in July 9–10, 2016

Big Island Hawaii Gay Pride 2016 Details
A preview of Big Island Hawaii Gay Pride, set in Hilo in early July 2016

2016 Barcelona Gay Pride Details
A preview of Barcelona Gay Pride, held in the Catalonia region of Spain in early July 2016. The event is billed as the top Gay Pride event of the Mediterranean.

Mobile Alabama Gay Nightlife Guide
A guide to the gay bar scene in the southern Alabama city of Mobile, the site of one of the largest Mardi Gras celebrations in the country, and a city with a surprisingly vibrant GLBT nightlife district, despite its small size.

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

Miami Gay Travel - Miami Beach Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Miami and Miami Beach (i.e., South Beach), including Coral Gables and Coconut Grove.

Sarasota and Bradenton Gay Travel
Stories about planning a gay vacation in Sarasota and Bradenton, including Siesta Key and Long Boat Key

Palm Beach Gay Travel
Stories about gay travel in Palm Beach County, including West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, and Palm Beach

Gainesville Gay Travel - University of Florida Gay Scene
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in Gainesville, Florida, the main campus of the University of Florida.

Fort Myers Gay Travel - Naples Florida Gay Travel - Southwest Florida Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in on Florida's Southwest Coast, including Fort Myers, Sanibel Island, Port Charlotte, Naples, and Marco Island.

Fort Lauderdale vs Palm Springs - Fort Lauderdale Gay Vacations - Palm Springs Gay Vacations
A reader asks for advice on planning a five-day gay resort adventure, and wants to know whether he'll have more fun in Palm Springs and West Hollywood, or in Fort Lauderdale.

Gay Nightlife - Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale
The best gay bars in Fort Lauderdale, including neighboring Wilton Manors, also a handful of suggestions for gay-friendly restaurants.

Gay Nightlife - Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale
The best gay bars in Fort Lauderdale, including neighboring Wilton Manors, also a handful of suggestions for gay-friendly restaurants.

Gay Nightlife - Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale
The best gay bars in Fort Lauderdale, including neighboring Wilton Manors, also a handful of suggestions for gay-friendly restaurants.

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

Score Gay Bar Miami Beach - Score South Beach Nightclub
Score Gay Bar Miami Beach. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 34.

Twist Miami - Twist Gay Bar South Beach
Twist Miami Beach. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 35.

Palace Gay Bar Ocean Drive - Palace Bar South Beach
Palace Bar, Miami Beach. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 33.

The Bar Lake Worth - Lake Worth Florida Gay Bar
The Bar, Lake Worth. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 31.

Rooster's West Palm Beach
Rooster's, West Palm Beach. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 64.

Mad Hatter Lounge Lake Worth - Mad Hatter Lounge Gay Bar
Mad Hatter Lounge is a popular gay bar in Lake Worth, Florida, close to West Palm Beach. Page 32.

2016 Wilton Manors Stonewall Information
A preview of the Stonewall Pride Wilton Manors (fka Stonewall Summer Pride), which is held in June 2016 in the city of Wilton Manors, part of greater Fort Lauderdale.

Palm Beach Gay Pride 2016 - Lake Worth Pridefest 2016
2016 Palm Beach County Pridefest, held in Lake Worth, FL in mid- to late March

West Palm Beach Gay Bars Guide - Lake Worth Gay Bars Guide
A guide to gay nightlife and gay-friendly dining in Palm Beach County, including West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, and Palm Beach

Lincoln Road Mall Miami Beach - Gay-Friendly Miami Beach Shopping - Best Shopping South Beach - Lincoln Road Pedestrian Way - Lincoln Rd Shops
A palm-shaded pedestrian mall that extends west from Washington Avenue for eight blocks (the beginning is two blocks west of the beach), Lincoln Road Mall is one of the most glamorous people-watching promenades in Florida, if not the country - it's a constant parade of buffed and tan beach-goers, well-coiffed fashionistas, and plenty of hunky gays and stylish lesbians. Walk the entire length, to Alton Road, and you'll pass swish outdoor cafes, posh clothiers, fine art galleries, and a gay club. Page 8.

Palace Bar South Beach - Miami Beach Palace Restaurant and Bar
Palace Bar, Miami Beach. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 3.

Score Gay Bar South Beach
Score gay nightclub, South Beach. Page 6.

Twist Gay Bar Miami
Twist gay bar, Miami Beach. Gay & Lesbian Travel.

Miami Beach Gay Travel Guide and Photo Gallery
Miami Beach Gay Photo Gallery.

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

Miami Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs Guide
An overview of the best gay bathhouses and sex clubs in Miami and South Beach

Jacksonville Gay Travel Guide and Photo Gallery
A gay guide and slideshow on Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville Gay Travel Guide and Photo Gallery
A gay guide and slideshow on Jacksonville, Florida

New Orleans Gay Pride 2016 Details
A preview of New Orleans Gay Pride, which is held in the French Quarter in mid- to late June 2016

New Orleans Gay Hotels Guide - Mardi Gras 2017 Hotel Tips
An overview of the best hotels in New Orleans for gay travelers, including tips on where to stay during Mardi Gras 2017 and Southern Decadence 2016

Boiler Room Gay Bar - Boiler Room NYC - Boiler Room East Village - NYC East Village Gay Bars - Trendy Gay Clubs NYC - Boiler Room E 4th Street
One of the longest-running gay bars in the East Village, the Boiler Room has seen booms and busts over the years, its popularity waxing and waning for any number of reasons. Lately, this unfussy cruise bar drawing a mixed-age crowd seems to be doing quite well, drawing consistent crowds who appreciate its pool table, nice selection of beers and cocktails, and comfy sofas, and awesomely eclectic juke box. More guys than girls come here, but it's still definitely a mixed-gender spot overall. Page 19.

Club 1722 Baltimore - Baltimore After-Hours Clubs - Baltimore Gay Clubs - Club Charles Baltimore - 1722 Nightclub Baltimore - Gay After-Hours Bars
For many years, gay and lesbian revelers have been venturing to Club 1722 (the establishment on the left in this picture) on Friday and Saturday nights after the booze-licensed bars and nightclubs around the city have closed. This diminutive but rocking space opens at 1:45, and the dancing (to a wide range of DJ-spun music) lasts for many hours - until the sun has risen, at the very least. For fans of the gay after-hours scene, this place is a must. Page 6.

NYC Gay Sex Clubs - Bijou Adult Theater Manhattan - Blue Door Video NYC - Gay Porn East Village
A look at the history and current scene at the Bijou Cinema, aka Club 82, a long-running gay sex club and theater in New York City's East Village. It's not far from another of the neighborhood's top sleaze hangouts, Blue Door Video. Page 20.

Club Hippo Baltimore - Hippo Gay Bar - Baltimore Hippo Club - Hippo Mt. Vernon - Mt. Vernon Gay Clubs - Baltimore Gay Discos - Baltimore Lesbian Bars
A stalwart of the Baltimore gay and lesbian club scene since it opened in the early '70s, right in the heart of the city's hip Mt. Vernon neighborhood, Club Hippo continues to be one of the hottest clubs in the Mid-Atlantic region. An expansive spot comprising several sections, including a dance floor, video bar, and cocktail saloon, the Hippo draws a genuine mix of revelers - plenty of folks wander between the club and Grand Central, a similarly fun gay bar nearly across the street. Page 7.

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Along a tiny row of unsavory and thoroughly enjoyable gay bars on 2nd Avenue in the East Village, The Cock had actually been located on Avenue A for quite a few years, where it earned a reputation for embracing the fine art of cruising (and dark-room hand jobs among strangers). In its current locale, this late-night rooster-themed bar with voyeuristic bathrooms and a dark, sweaty, panting vibe continues to celebrate the virtues of good old-fashioned sleaze. Page 21.

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With its completely endearing name, comfy confines, and location within a short walk of several other fun gay bars in Mt. Vernon (i.e., Jay's on Read, Leon's), The Drinkery bills itself

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I'm not sure if Eastern Bloc is genuinely smaller than the other gay bars in the East Village, but it sure feels tiny, although not in a bad way (unless you're claustrophobic...). The super-dark, ultra-narrow space just off Avenue A is done up with decorative kitsch and happens to be the neighborhood bar of talented actor Alan Cumming - in fact, I had a brief but very nice chat with him here (he was clad in a leather kilt) not long ago. DJs here spin alt rock, there's reliably interesting beer. Page 23.

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Since 1991, Grand Central (known until 2003 as Central Station) has been a gay-nightlife mainstay of Baltimore, and an anchor of the bar district along North Charles Street in Mt. Vernon. The gay and lesbian entertainment complex consists of several different bars and lounges, including a large dance floor as well as a separate upstairs lesbian bar called Sappho's - although everybody of both genders is welcome throughout the place. Lube wrestling, wet underwear contests, and special events. Page 9.

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Baltimore's definitive gay piano cabaret, Jay's on Read is a friendly, welcoming little spot that's popular with pretty much anybody who loves singing along - or even just listening - to show tunes and popular jazz standards. Pianists play on the bar's beautifully restored vintage grand piano, and happily take requests from the crowd, which although predominantly gay most nights includes plenty of others who enjoy this kind of entertainment. Page 10.

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Longtime drag cabaret and dinner theater Lucky Cheng's isn't a gay bar per se, but rather a flamboyant, campy Pan-Asian restaurant with a comical drag cabaret show and smashingly costumed drag queens serving the food. The restaurant-club is very popular with straight tourists (and bachlorette parties) seeking a quirky and outlandish night on the town, but most nights you'll see some GLBT patrons, too. Of course, Lucky Cheng's is friendly and fun toward everybody, and the food is reasonably good. Page 28.

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Although prominently located along busy East 14th Street, the northern border of the East Village, Nowhere has sort of steadily mozied along beneath the downtown gay-bar radar since it opened in 2006 or so. Some (tall) boys lament the low ceilings and find it cramped, and the crowd - by most reports - here varies a lot from night to night, from cute and sexy in that East Village ironic-hipster way to dour and stand-offish. Page 29.

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In downtown Wheeling, West Virginia, you'll find the city's most prominent gay bar, a friendly and attitude-free gay dance club called The O-Zone. The bar is right along the main drag of this city situated on a narrow strip of West Virginia land between Pennsylvania and Ohio (it's a short drive from I-70, the main route from Pittsburgh to Columbus). There's karaoke several nights per week, and drinks are reasonably priced. The crowd is mixed lesbian and gay men. Page 40.

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If the East Village has an all-around, much-loved, go-to gay bar, it's the Phoenix, which opened a few years back and takes its name from the long-ago Phoenix gay bar that used to be a few blocks away and was never anywhere near as popular. Part of the bar's lure is that it's relatively large as EV gay bars go, with a main bar area (pictured here), a pool table in back, decent-size bathrooms down a flight of stairs, and a small conversation nook around the corner from the main bar. Page 30.