Gay & Lesbian Travel Sitemap - Page 4 2016-09-26

Stonewall Gay Bar NYC - Stonewall Inn Gay Bar Greenwich Village
Stonewall Inn, the legendary bar and civil rights site in Greenwich Village, New York City. Page 34.

Mid-Atlantic Gay Nightlife Guide
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in the Mid-Atlantic region, including Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, and West Virginia

Mid-Atlantic Gay Nightlife Guide
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in the Mid-Atlantic region, including Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, and West Virginia

Mid-Atlantic Gay Nightlife Guide
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in the Mid-Atlantic region, including Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, and West Virginia

Elmo Lounge New York City - Elmo Gay Bar - Elmo Chelsea NYC
Elmo, the trendy Chelsea restaurant and lounge - although not strictly a gay bar, Elmo's basement nightclub draws a mix of gays and straights and is one of the neighborhood's hot spots. Page 24.

Splash Bar New York - Splash Gay Bar - Splash NYC - Splash Chelsea
New York City's famed Splash Bar opened in Chelsea and has been going strong ever since. Here's a review of this popular hangout and cruise bar. Page 33.

1409 Playbill Cafe - Gay Logan Circle bars - gay restaurants Washington DC - Playbill Cafe Washington - Playbill Cafe Logan Circle - gay piano bars DC
1409 Playbill Cafe has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel.

Phase 1 of Dupont - Phase 1 Lesbian Bar - Phase 1 Washington DC - Dupont Circle Lesbian Bars - Former Apex Gay Bar - Badlands Washington DC
In a space known for many years as Badlands gay club and more recently as Apex, Phase 1 of Dupont opened in 2012 - it's a second branch of the city's long-running Phase 1 women's club in Capitol Hill. It's just off P Street, near several other gay bars that have been around for quite a while (Omega, the Fireplace). Page 5.

Banana Cafe Washington DC - Banana Cafe and Piano Bar Capitol Hill - Gay Piano Bars photos - Washington DC gay cabaret - Gay Latin Clubs Banana Cafe
A mainstay of Washington's diverse Capitol Hill neighborhood, Banana Cafe and Piano Bar has long been popular with the city's Latino gays and lesbians, as well as fans of piano cabaret and Latin American cuisine. The kitchen serves quite-tasty Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Mexican fare (try the cod fritters with guava sauce, and note that there's a terrific Sunday brunch), while the piano bar welcomes a mixed gay/straight bunch for live music every night of the week. Page 2.

Barracuda gay bar - Barracuda New York City - Barracuda Chelsea - Chelsea gay bars - New York Gay Nightlife photos - gay bars NYC - gay hangouts NYC
Since it opened well over a decade ago, the groovy and gracious Barracuda (275 W. 22nd St., 212-645-8613) has always felt a bit like an East Village bar that slipped across town when nobody was looking. It's dark, narrow, and with a stylish, slightly arty vibe, and the crowd is more eclectic and generally with less attitude than at most of Chelsea's more uppity gay hangouts. Page 18.

Be Bar Washington DC - Be Bar gay Closed
Be Bar has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 3.

Cherry's gay bar Fire Island - Cherry Grove gay bars - Cherry's Pit on Fire Island - Long Island gay nightlife - lesbian bars Cherry Grove
With a breezy deck strung with hundreds of festive, little red lights, Cherry's Pit is one of The Grove's great little hangouts, its back deck overlooking the Great South Bay and the community's main dock. The bar attached to the complex that includes the Cherry Lane restaurant and Bay Gulls cafe. Cherry's receives a steady flow of traffic from morning well into the evening, and it's a bit more guy-oriented than the other nightlife options in Cherry Grove. Page 14.

DC Eagle Gay Bar - Washington DC Eagle - Washington DC Gay Leather Bars - Eagle Bar New York Avenue - Washington Eagle Leather -
Washington, DC's long-time hub of the city's gay leather scene, the DC Eagle is one of the nation's most prominent such bars. The bar is open nightly (till 2 am generally, and until 3 on weekends), and it's, of course, popular with guys who wear and admire leather, but as well as other fans of uniforms, rubber, and similar attire. It's in a location that's rather far from other gay bars in town, near Mt. Vernon Square and just north of Chinatown (midway between Logan Circle and Capitol Hill). Page 4.

Excelsior Gay Bar - Excelsior Park Slope - Brooklyn Gay Bars - Park Slope Gay Nightlife - Excelsior Bar 5th Avenue - Queer Brooklyn Scene
A review of Excelsior Bar, a gay hangout in Brooklyn's Park Slope neighborhood. Page 13.

G Lounge Chelsea - G Lounge 8th Avenue - gay cocktail bars NYC - Gorgeous at G Lounge - Deep at G Lounge - hip gay lounges - Chelsea gay nightlife
The dapper, slick, and unabashedly upscale G Lounge was the first NYC gay bar - and one of the first in the country - to go all out in style and design. It opened in 1997, offering Chelsea boys an alternative to the usual dark-walled, black-plywood, dimly lighted, windowless cells that had been the norm for years. G paved the way for the many swanky gay bars that have opened since, and it remains true to its origins, packed nightly with well-dressed men of all ages. Page 25.

Gym Sports Bar Chelsea - Gay Gym Bar New York City - Manhattan gay sports bars - gay sports bars photos - Chelsea neighborhood bars - NYC gay bar pics


The Hose NYC - Hose Gay Bar - closed 2010
A newcomer to the East Village gay-bar scene in 2009, The Hose opened in the space formerly occupied by Uncle Mings (a hetero bar with something of a queer following). Like many gay spots in the neighborhood, The Hose has the anti-slick appearance of a dive bar, complete with loud (often rock) music. It's an upstairs space with a stage at the front (I shot this photo from the edge of the stage, looking back toward the bar). But for a few irreverent posters and bits of art, it's low on decor. Page 27.

Ice Palace Disco Cherry Grove - Fire Island Gay Bars - Cherry Grove Gay Nightlife - Grove Hotel Ice Palace - Fire Island Lesbian Bars - Ice Palace Bar
Ice Palace Nightclub, a favorite gay disco at the famed Grove Hotel. Page 15.

Images Pittsburgh - Images Gay Bar Liberty Avenue - Gay Pittsburgh Nightlife - Pittsburgh Gay Bars - Images Club Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Video Bars
A classic gay video lounge and happy hour bar in downtown Pittsburgh, Images has developed a reputation over the years as one of the city's leading places to mingle, knock back beer and cocktails, sing karaoke on certain evenings, and hobnob with locals and visitors. The bar opened in 1994 but underwent an impressive renovation in 2006 - it's along a strip of fun gay hangouts that also include 941 Saloon, Club Hot, There Video Lounge, and Pegasus. Page 39.

Island Breeze restaurant Fire Island - Island Breeze Cherry Grove - Island Breeze gay bar Long Island - Fire Island dining - Cherry Grove gay clubs
A laid-back hangout near the dock in Cherry Grove, Island Breeze serves reliable and inexpensive -if predictable - American food but has lovely views of Great South Bay and is a fun spot to meet for drinks, especially during the afternoon and early evening. Page 16.

Oh Bar on Lark - Oh Bar Albany - Oh Bar Lark Street - Albany Gay Bars - Albany Karaoke Clubs - Gay Patio Bars - Best Gay Nightlife Albany
Among the handful of gay bars in New York's capital city, Albany, cheerful Oh Bar is one of the friendliest and arguably the most popular. It's along Lark Street, in close proximity to most of the city's other gay hangouts as well as some very good restaurants. And the amenities include a pool table and dartboard, and a lovely patio that's open year-round (although the

Rawhide Chelsea - Rawhide gay bar 8th Avenue - Rawhide New York City - Chelsea gay neighborhood bars - Chelsea rough trade - cheap drinks NYC
One of the very few businesses along Chelsea's 8th Avenue that has been around since long before the neighborhood gentrified, rough-and-tumble Rawhide still feels a bit like a time-warp - it's a dark, low-frills place that has long catered to the leather-and-Levi's crowd but that more recently has begun to pull in more of a mix of gay guys of all ages and styles. Still, lest anyone think Rawhide has gone soft, the bartenders here remain aloof and beefy, and the drinks potent and rather cheap. Page 31.

Sappho's Baltimore - Sappho's at Grand Central Station - Baltimore Lesbian Bars - Baltimore Gay Bars - Women's Discos Baltimore - Gay Maryland
Elegant Sappho's is a cozy and beautifully decorated lesbian bar on the upper level of Baltimore's famously fun Grand Central Station gay entertainment complex. With its leather arm chairs, Oriental rugs, high-end billiards table, soft lighting, and swanky bar, this place doesn't lack for style in the least - it's the best spot in the entire compound for conversation, and there's a nice little deck off to one side, perfect if you need some air. Page 11.

Section 8 New York City - Section 8 Gay Bar - Section Eight East Village - East Village Gay Neighborhood Bars - Section 8 Avenue A
If the crowds are too much and the lines at the bar are too long across the street at Phoenix and down Avenue A at Eastern Bloc, you can always drop by the low-keyed Section 8, a gay neighborhood bar with the usual ingredients for East Village conviviality: decent beers on tap, a pool table, and a rockin' juke box. This is a good bet if you're hanging out with a group of friends and want a space suitable for conversation and gathering. Page 32.

View Bar Chelsea - View Bar 8th Avenue - Chelsea gay View Bar - View Bar Closed
The View Bar (232 8th Ave., 212-929-2243) is a long-running gay neighborhood bar on 8th Avenue, drawing a predominantly locals crowd. It's usually not too crowded but is a relaxing spot to star the evening. Page 37.

Therapy Lounge NYC - Therapy Hells Kitchen - Best Gay Bars Hells Kitchen - New York City Therapy Bar - Trendy Gay Lounges - NYC Gay Happy Hours
One of the first bars to solidify NYC's Hells Kitchen neighborhood as a bona fide gay-nightlife destination, Therapy remains of Manhattan's trendier GLBT cocktail lounges. The bi-level space with elegant wood-slat walls and chic furniture is well-regarded for its creative drinks (try the Oral Fixation, with Stoli Orange, mint, fresh lime, and orange juice), slick music, attractive crowds, and extremely popular happy hour. The kitchen turns out light bar snacks, too - from calamari to hummus. Page 35.

Tides Bar Cherry Grove - Fire Island Gay Cabaret - Tides Cozy Bar Fire Island - Piano Bars Fire Island Cherry Grove - Cherry Grove Gay Nightlife
An intimate, two-floor cabaret and cocktail bar in Cherry Grove, the Tides Cozy Bar is a great spot for early evening drinks on the deck (especially if there's a breeze), or late-night drinks or watching cabaret and piano in the small theater area. The Tides is at 177 Ocean Walk, a short stretch of boardwalk behind (south of) the Grove Hotel, and just north of Jumping Jacks Seafood Shack. Page 17.

Urge East Village - Urge Gay Bar - Urge NYC - Dtox Gay Bar - Gay Go-Go Dancers New York - New York Gay Strip Bars - Best Cruising New York City
A couple of doors down from the ultra-pervy Cock gay bar, and right next door to Dtox, Urge carries out this raffish block along 2nd Avenue's reputation for no-nonsense gay cruising but has a more slightly more elegant decorative scheme than Cock - you'll find some nooks with low-slung lounge seating, and the lighting is considerably better. This makes it easier to ogle Urge's chief attraction, a stable of generally well-endowed go-go dancers. Page 36.

Mid-Atlantic Gay Nightlife Guide
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in the Mid-Atlantic region, including Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, and West Virginia

Dick's Bar East Village - East Village Gay Bars - Dick's Bar NYC - Dick's Bar closed - Manhattan gay bar photographs - gay bars that have closed
Sadly, the venerable neighborhood hangout Dick's Bar closed toward the end of 2007, after many years serving the East Village gay community. Few gay bars in this part of the city enjoyed a longer run than this cozy, offbeat establishment known for its kick-ass juke box. It stood at the corner of E. 12th Street and 2nd Avenue. Page 22.

Woody's Philadelphia - Philadelphia Gayborhood - Woody's Dance Bar Philadelphia -
Woody's Bar, in Philadelphia's aptly nicknamed

11th Street Diner Miami Beach - South Beach 11th Street Diner - Art Deco Diners - Art Deco Photos South Beach - Best Diners Miami Beach
It's fitting that South Beach's world-recognized Art Deco Design District is home to a shiny, stainless-steel, handsomely restored deco diner. The 11th Street Diner is also a fixture in Miami's gay and lesbian community, open 24 hours and serving breakfast all day within its glimmering shell, complete with glass bricks and a neon

Miami Gay Beach - Gay Beaches Miami
Miami Gay Beaches. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 2.

Books & Books Miami Beach - Miami Beach Bookstores - GLBT Bookstores Miami - Best Independent Bookstores Florida - Books & Books Lincoln Road Mall
A terrific indie bookstore with an airy sidewalk cafe along pedestrian-only Lincoln Road Mall, Books & Books is the best source for GLBT titles in South Beach. You'll find similarly excellent branches in Coral Gables and Bal Harbour (plus a branch on the Cayman Islands). This is one of the better spots for people-watching (especially of the erudite ilk) along the Licoln Road Mall. Page 5.

Espanola Way Miami Beach - Espanola Way Historic Village - Clay Hotel - Miami Beach Youth Hostels - A La Folie South Beach - Clay Hotel Espanola Way
A charming and comparatively quiet lane with a bohemian, artsy flare, Espanola Way lies right in the heart of South Beach, the most interesting section between Washington Avenue and Drexel Avenue. Here along this stretch that's appeared in such projects as The Bird Cage and even an Elton John video, you'll find a block of colorful Spanish Colonial-inspired structures that offer a bit of a contrast to the neighborhood's more famous Art Deco look. Page 7.

Tampa and Ybor City Gay Bars - Gay Nightlife Guide
The best bars and nightclubs in Tampa and Ybor City, Florida, including gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses.

Chai's Honolulu
Chai's. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 17.

Pearl Harbor Memorial - USS Arizona Memorial - Visiting Pearl Harbor - Pearl Harbor New Visitor Center
The USS Arizona, which commemorates the devastating surprise air attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese forces in 1941, hardly needs an introduction. Many consider it the one attraction on Oahu that simply mustn't be missed, and indeed, a good case could be made for this. Visiting the Arizona is free and involves watching an excellent short movie about the attack and then boarding a boat for a trip out to the actual memorial site (built atop the sunken Arizona battleship). It's a poignant experience. Page 6.

Kapiolani Park - Kapi'olani Park Honolulu - Waikiki Attractions - Kapiolani Park Photos - Diamondhead Pictures from Kapiolani Park Waikiki
A tranquil 300-acre preserve of verdant lawns, massive banyan trees, and pleasant picnic groves, Kapi'olani Park at the southern end of Waikiki, just beyond where the main drags of kalakaua Avenue, Monsarrat Avenue, and Kapahulu Avenue meet. It's famed for its knockout views of Diamond Head Crater, and a walk through this beautiful swath of nature offers a wonderful contrast from the busy beach scene (including gay-popular Queen's Surf Beach) that lies just to the west of it. Page 70.

Rainbow Drive-In Honolulu - Rainbow Drive-In Kapahulu Drive - Hawaiian Plate Lunches - Plate Lunch Restaurants Waikiki - Rainbow Plate Lunches Waikiki
For a chance to sample Hawaii's classic

Liliha Bakery Honolulu - Liliha Bakery and Coffee Shop - Honolulu 24-Hour Diners - Honolulu Breakfast Restaurants - Liliha Coco Puffs - Green Tea Puff
Hawaiians revere their bakeries, and in an unassuming neighborhood in northwestern Honolulu, Liliha Bakery and Coffeeshop has been attracting a loyal contingent of devotees since it opened in 1950. The big draw here are the coco puffs (no, not the treacly cereal but rather ethereal chocolate-cream puff pastries, also available filled with green-tea cream), but you'll also find astoundingly good turnovers, doughnuts, chantilly cakes, and more. Page 33.

Diamond Head State Park - Waialae-Kahala Neighborhood Honolulu - Kuilei Cliffs Beach Park Photos - Pictures of Diamond Head Crater
A view of the southeast side of Diamond Head volcanic crater, as well as Kuilei Cliffs Beach Park at the base of the crater, looking northwest from Doris Duke's former estate, Shangri-La, which is now a center for Islamic Art opened to the public. This is also the splendid view many residents of Honolulu's Waialae-Kahala neighborhood enjoy, as well as guests at the Kahala Resort. Page 38.

Max's Gym Honolulu - Max's Gay Bathhouse Waikiki
Max's Gym. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 5.

The Mask Gay Bar - Big Island Hawaii Gay Bars - Mask Big Island Hawaii - Mask-Querade Nightclub Kailua-Kona - Gay Nightlife Big Island - Mask Gay Bar
Gay nightlife in Hawaii tends to center on Honolulu, but there is one other full-time gay bar beyond Oahu, and that's the friendly and low-keyed Mask (as in Mask-querade) in the small but bustling city of Kailua-Kona, on the Big Island. Set toward the back of a fairly ordinary-looking shopping center in the middle of town, Mask is a welcoming spot that draws a mix of locals and tourists, gay men and lesbians. Don't come expecting the cruise-y scene of your life - it's decidedly mellow here. Page 4.

In Between Honolulu - In Between Bar Waikiki - In Between Lau'ula Street - Gay Cruising Honolulu - Hawaii Bear Bars - Men's Nightlife Honolulu
You deserve a pat on the back if you can so much as find the tiny In Between Bar, a friendly, cruisy, gay neighborhood joint just around the corner from the gay-friendly Aston Waikiki Joy Hotel, off Lewer Street. Just turn onto Lau'ula Street, walk about 100 feet north, and look to your left below the Velvet Video adult bookstore/sex shop. Once inside you'll discover a happily low-keyed, no-attitude neighborhood bar with a mostly male, mostly gay clientele, although all are quite welcome. Page 3.

Hula's Gay Bar - Hula's Bar & Lei Stand - Hula's Waikiki - Waikiki Gay Nightlife - Gay Bars in Hawaii - Honolulu Lesbian Bars - Gay Catamaran Cruises
Set in the spacious, open-air, second-floor level of the Waikiki Grand Hotel, Hula's is Honolulu's definitive gay and lesbian dance club. It's a short walk from Queen's Surf gay beach, and the cheerful terrace bar overlooks Kapiolani Park and, beyond that, iconic Diamond Head. Page 2.

Fusion Gay Bar Waikiki - LoJax on Seaside Gay Bar - Honolulu Gay Strippers - Honolulu Gay Sports Bars Waikiki Gay Cruise Bars - Angles Bar Closed
The side-by-side Fusion Waikiki and LoJax (formerly Angles) gay clubs are the last GLBT hangouts along what was once Hawaii's most prominent strip of gay-oriented businesses, on Kuhio Avenue. Most of the other businesses closed in the late '90s to make way for new construction, and the venerable Hula's gay bar moved to a new spot, where it continues to thrive. Fusion is a long-popular spot for dancing, while LoJax replaced the old Angles hangout and now aims to be Waikiki's gay sports bar.

Hawaii Gay Bars - Honolulu Gay Bars
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in Hawaii

Bacchus Waikiki - Bacchus Gay Bar Honolulu
Bacchus Waikiki. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 8.

USS Arizona Memorial Interior Photos - Pictures Of Pearl Harbor Memorial
A view of the interior platform of the USS Arizona Memorial, which sits directly above the sunken battleship that it honors. Page 69.

USS Arizona Gun Towers - Parts of USS Arizona Still Visible Above Water - USS Arizona Pictures - Pearl Harbor Ship Pictures
Still visible from the platform of the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor are a few parts of the sunken battleship, including the truncated and severely rusted gun towers pictured here. Page 58.

L&L Barbecue Waikiki - Waikiki Fast-Food Restaurants - Hawaiian Fast-Food Barbecue - L and L Hawaiian Barbecue
Of course Waikiki has a branch of the popular and rapidly expanding chain L&L Hawaiian Barbecue. This outpost of the cheap and simple plate-lunch and barbecue restaurant is at 2280 Kuhio Avenue, a couple of blocks from Angles and Fusion gay bars. Page 67.

Kalakaua Avenue Waikiki - Kalakaua Avenue Honolulu - Waikiki Best Shopping - Waikiki Photos - Gay Waikiki Shopping - Waikiki Pictures
Kalakaua Avenue is the main drag through bustling Waikiki, threading its way southeast from central Honolulu, where it crosses Ala Wai Canal and initially forms a busy stretch (pictured here) of high end boutiques and shopping centers before joining with and running parallel to the beach, where it's lined with high-rise hotels. Traffic along much of the avenue runs one-way, in a southeasterly direction, until Kalakaua intersects with Monsarrat Avenue at Kapiolani Park and the Honolulu Zoo. Page 59.

Kahala Hotel & Resort Waikiki - Kahala Resort Honolulu - Dolphin Encounter Honolulu - Dolphin Quest Hawaii - Kahala Hotel Dolphin Photos -
A short drive around Diamond Head Crater from Waikiki in the beautiful and peaceful Waialae neighborhood, Kahala Hotel & Resort is an elegant, luxury property (formerly part of the Mandarin Oriental brand, and now independent). It's a good choice if you're seeking a posh Honolulu hotel experience but would rather not be set smack in the middle of bustling (and sometimes very crowded) Waikiki. Kahala is also home to Honolulu's Dolphin Quest Dolphin Encounter. Page 28.

Waikiki Sunset Photos - Honolulu Sunset Pictures - Embassy Suites Honolulu Sunset View
Sunset falling over Waikiki, viewed from an upper floor at the Embassy Suites Honolulu - Waikiki Beach Walk. Page 68.

Queen's Surf Volleyball Court - Volleyball Courts Waikiki Beach - Gay Volleyball Photos - Gay Honolulu Volleyball Games - Waikiki Volleyball Courts
Just a short walk west of Queen's Surf Beach's gay section, there's a volleyball court overlooking the Waikiki action. This court is also a very short stroll from Hula's gay bar. Page 66.

Azuki Bowl - Azuki Shave Ice Sundae - Waiola Shave Ice Sundaes - Photos of Hawaii Shave Ice - Honolulu Shave Ice Stands - Azuki Ice Cream
A close-up of an Azuki Bowl (a shave-ice sundae with topped with condensed milk, mochi, and red azuki beans), served at the delightful Waiola Bakery and Shave Ice restaurant in Waikiki. Page 30.

Sam Choy's Breakfast, Lunch & Crab closed
Sam Choy's Breakfast, Lunch & Crab has closed. Page 71.

Waikiki Beach Walk - Waikiki Beachwalk Shopping Center - Waikiki Beach Walk Restaurants - Ruth's Chris Waikiki - Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Honolulu
After a dramatic renovation along the once dowdy Beachwalk and Lewer streets between Kalia Road and Kalakaua Avenue, the Waikiki Beach Walk shopping and dining district is looking spiffier than ever. The collection of mid-price to upscale galleries, boutiques, and restaurants - which includes outposts of popular chains like Roy's, Ruth's Chris Steak House, and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf - adjoins the elegant and very gay-friendly Embassy Suites Honolulu is a block from the beach. Page 51.

Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Waikiki - Roy's Waikiki Beach Walk - Roy's Honolulu - Gay-Friendly Dining Waikiki - Roy's Embassy Suites Honolulu
Adjacent to the gay-friendly Embassy Suites Honolulu at the Waikiki Beach Walk shopping and dining district, there's a popular outpost of the famed chain of upscale Hawaiian eateries, Roy's Fusion Cuisine. Known for chef Roy Yamaguchi's assertively bold and creative European-meets-Pacific-Rim cooking, Roy's turns out a consistently inventive mix of favorites, and many feel the Hawaiian members of the chain are the best. Page 65.

Diamond Head Crater Views - Diamond Head Crater at Sunset - Pu'u 'Ualaka'a State Park View of Diamond Head - Gay Honolulu Sightseeing
Looking down at Diamond Head Crater at sunset from Pu'u 'Ualaka'a State Wayside park. Page 60.

Downtown Honolulu Skyline - Aerial View of Honolulu - Puu Ualakaa State Park Views of Honolulu
View looking south over downtown Honolulu, from Pu'u 'Ualaka'a State Wayside. Page 18.

Velvet Video Arcade - Velvet Video Gay Adult Bookstore - Waikiki Gay Porn Shops - Honolulu Sex Shops - Honolulu Gay Video Arcades - Velvet Video Shops
Just above the cozy and cruisy In Between Waikiki gay bar, the Velvet Video (2155 Lau'ula St., 2nd floor, 808-924-0868) is one of Honolulu's most popular adult video arcades - a reliable spot to pick up gay porn (in the form of magazines and DVD/movies), plus various toys and trinkets. Page 63.

Liliha Coffeeshop - Liliha Diner - Honolulu bakeries - Best Diners Hawaii - Best Coffeeshops Honolulu
The long counter at Liliha Bakery and Coffeeshop buzzes with activity 'round the clock - it's a fine place to mingle with longtime locals and enjoy no-nonsense breakfast, lunch, and dinner fare (plus tantalizing sweets from the bakery section of the establishment). Page 61.

Max's Gym Honolulu - Max's Gay Bathouse
Max's Honolulu. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 36.

Aqua Waikiki Wave Hotel - Waikiki Wave Boutique Hotel - Gay-Friendly Aqua Hotels - Honolulu Hotels Gay Packages - Gay Waikiki Wave Hotel and Spa
One of the more luxurious members of Honolulu's gay-friendly Aqua Hotels brand, the Waikiki Wave is just a five-minute walk from Waikiki Beach and very close to the gay bars Angles and Fusion. Page 52.

Royal Hawaiian Hotel Honolulu - Waikiki Royal Hawaiian - Honolulu Starwood Hotels - Gay-Friendly Starwood Hotels - Royal Hawaiian Renovation 2009
Following a massively ambitious renovation by the gay-friendly Starwood hotel group, Waikiki's vaunted (and uber-pink) Royal Hawaiian Resort reopened in January 2009 as part a Starwood Luxury Collection property. The 529-room property with an enviable setting on Waikiki Beach blends contemporary elements and style with the hotel's grand, old-world character, making it one of the most desirable accommodations on the island of Oahu, and a favorite among trendy GLBT visitors. Page 31.

Hotel Renew Bar - Hotel Renew Lounge - Gay Hotel Bars Honolulu
The trendy, sleek bar and cafe at the Waikiki's Hotel Renew is a pleasant spot to meet up with friends. Page 41.

Doris Duke's Shangri La Interior - Islamic Tile Work Photos - Pictures of Shangri La Waikiki
A look at one of the ornate ceilings inside a room at Doris Duke's legendary Shangri-La estate, in Honolulu. Page 49.

Memorial at USS Arizona Pearl Harbor - List of Those Who Died at USS Arizona - USS Arizona Casualties
At northwest end of the USS Arizona Memorial interior platform, a wall lists the names of all 1,177 crew who died when the hulking battleship was felled during the infamous Japanese air raid that paralyzed the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. More than 2,400 lives were lost in the attack, which saw the destruction of 188 aircraft, four battleships (plus damage to four more), and several other ships. Page 37.

Puka Dog Waikiki - Puka Dog Hawaiian-Style Hot Dogs - Puka Dog Honolulu - Honolulu Street Food - Waikiki Gourmet Hot Dogs
Ever since culinary raconteur Anthony Bourdain featured it on TV's No Reservations, Puka Dog has been a darling of quirky nibblers. This has led quite a few visitors to this somewhat glorified gourmet hot-dog stand to gush effusively about Puka's strange little frankfurters, and others to protest about excessive hype, high prices, and bland buns. So here's my take on Puka - for a bit more than you'd normally pay for a hot dog, you're treated to a memorable, reasonably tasty treat. Page 20.

Embassy Suites Honolulu - Embassy Suites Hawaii - Gay-Friendly Embassy Suites Hotels - Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk - Hotel Pool Photos
The twin-towered Embassy Suites Honolulu - Waikiki Beach Walk is an excellent, gay-welcoming lodging option that's a block from the beach and adjacent to the many shops and restaurants of the handsomely revitalized Waikiki Beach Walk. An attractive pool and sundeck, pictured here, separates the hotel's two towers. Page 64.

Pu'u 'Ualaka'a State Park - Directions to Puu Ualakaa State Wayside - Finding Viewing Platform off Round Top Drive - Puu Ualaka State Park lookout
Majestic views aren't especially hard to come by in Honolulu, what with the soaring vistas enjoyed from the trail up to Diamond Head, and some fine vantage points had from different hotel high-rises throughout Waikiki. But few places in the city offer a more dazzling perspective on Honolulu, Waikiki, and Diamond Head than the viewing platform at Pu'u 'Ualaka'a State Wayside, which is just a 10-minute drive from downtown. This is the spot in Honolulu to watch both sunrise and sunset. Page 14.

Pu'u 'Ualaka'a State Wayside - Puu Ualakaa State Park Honolulu - Aerial Photos of Honolulu - Best Views Honolulu - Waikiki Skyline Photos at Night
Just as the sun sets at Pu'u Ualaka'a State Wayside, you're treated to a lovely view southeast toward Diamond Head Crater and Waikiki. Page 2.

In Between Gay Bar - In Between Waikiki
A review of In Between gay bar, in Waikiki. Page 23.

Marriott Ihilani Hotel and Spa - Marriott Resort Oahu - Gay-Friendly Luxury Resorts - Gay-Friendly Marriott Hotels - Oahu Beach Photos
A view of the lush grounds and oceanfront, taken from a guest room's private lanai at the elegant JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa, about 25 miles west of Honolulu. Page 25.

Outrigger Reef on the Beach - Outrigger Reef Hotel Waikiki - Gay-Friendly Outrigger Hotels - Best Outrigger Hotels Hawaii - Best Gay Honolulu Hotels
Having completed a multi-million renovation in 2009 that took several years and including a top-to-bottom overhaul, the Reef on the Beach hotel now ranks among the gay-friendly Outrigger brand's most alluring and appealing accommodations - indeed, it's safe to call this the Outrigger's flagship hotel (although the nearby Outrigger Waikiki is also very impressive). The Reef has some notable features, including the beloved Shore Bird Restaurant and more modern and upscale Ocean House Restaurant). Page 21.

Ihilani JW Marriott Resort - Hammerhead Sharks Ihilani Resort - Ihilani Marine Life Programs - Pictures Hammerhead Sharks - Feeding Hammerhead Sharks
One of the most interesting aspects of staying at Oahu's gay-friendly JW Marriott Ihilani Resort is the chance to interact with marine life, including the hammerhead sharks (as shown here) that swim around the resort's marine pools. Guests are always welcome to observe the sharks in this pool, and other marine life (sea urchins, stingrays, sea cucumbers, etc.) in a neighboring pool, and for a fee, guests can also participate in interactive feeding and marine programs at the resort. Page 10.

Naupaka Terrace Restaurant - Kama'aina Breakfast - Azul Ihilani Resort - Ushio-Tei Japanese Restaurant - JW Marriott Ihilani Restaurants - Kamaaina
Among the handful of excellent restaurants (including Azul for contemporary seafood, and Ushio-Tei for authentic Japanese fare) at southwestern Oahu's JW Marriott Ihilani Resort, the open-air Naupaka Terrace is well-regarded for its expansive breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet spreads as well as first-rate a la carte fare. Sunday's champagne brunch is another favorite meal, during which you might try such Hawaiian specialties as the Kama'aina breakfast (pictured here) and Loco Moco. Page 5.

JW Marriott Hawaii - Ihilani Hotel Oahu - Best Luxury Resorts Oahu - Gay-Friendly Oahu
The JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa, which is on the southwest coast of Oahu about 25 miles from Waikiki, is one of the most luxurious properties in Hawaii. If you're seeking seclusion but still wish to be within striking distance of the gay scene, luxe shops and restaurants, and fascinating cultural attractions of Honolulu, this is an excellent base. Page 53.

Bamboo Hotel & Spa - Bamboo Hotel Waikiki - Bamboo Kuhio Avenue - Gay Honolulu Hotels - Hotels near Angles - Honolulu Hotels Near Gay Bars
A stylish and hip member of Honolulu's gay-friendly Aqua Hotels brand, the Bamboo and Spa is just a five-minute walk from Waikiki Beach and very close to the gay bars Angles and Fusion. Page 27.

Shangri La View of Diamond Head - Photos of Diamond Head Crater - Gay Attractions Honolulu
Diamond Head State Monument, viewed from the grounds of Doris Duke's famed Shangri La estate. Page 56.

Queen's Surf Beach Snack Bar - Restrooms Waikiki Beach - Honolulu Beach Public Restrooms - Queen's Surf Gay Beach Facilities - Snack Bar Queen's Surf
Just behind the sand at Queen's Surf gay beach in Waikiki, adjacent to the tree-shaded green lawn that also draws plenty of GLBT sunworshipers, there's a pavilion containing a snack bar and public restrooms. There's also an outdoor shower (to the right, in this picture), which is helpful for cleaning sand off yourself before donning flip-flops or shoes. Page 34.

Queen's Surf Lawn - Gay Sunbathing Waikiki - Cruisy Parks Honolulu - Waikiki Gay Beaches - Hawaii Lesbian Beaches - Queens Surf Park
In addition to the golden sand sunning area at Waikiki's scenic Queen's Surf gay beach, there's a verdant, palm-shaded lawn behind the promenade and next to the snack bar and restrooms pavillion. This expansive stretch of lawn is also major draw for gay sunbathers, although typically not as crowded as the beach below the promenade. Page 47.

Honolulu Skyline Night Photos - Ala Wai Yacht Harbor - Hilton Hawaiian Village Photos - Honolulu Waterfront Photos - Fort DeRussey Beach Park Hotels
Looking north from the groin (jetty) by the Outrigger Reef Hotel in Waikiki. The view takes in Fort DeRussey Beach Park and hotels to the right, the Hilton Hawaiian Village in the center, and the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor and downtown Honolulu waterfront beyond that, to the left. Page 44.

DFS Galleria Waikiki - DFS Galleria Waikiki Luxury Walk - Cartier - Chloe - Vera Wang Honolulu - Bulgari - Armani - Marc Jacobs Hawaii - Swarovski
Big spenders won't want to miss the ultra-luxe DFS Galleria Waikiki, along the relatively recently swank-tified Kalakaua Avenue (a block north of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel). This posh shopping mall with branches in such far-flung destinations as Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Sydney, Saipan, San Francisco, and New York contains plenty of gay-fave shopping brands, including Cartier, Chloe, Calvin Klein, Vera Wang, Bulgari, Armani, Marc Jacobs, Swarovski, Dunhill, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Tumi, and Paul & Joe. Page 62.

USS Missouri Museum - Battleship USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor - USS Missouri Photos - Visiting the USS Missouri - Guide2Go Tours USS Missouri
The last battleship constructed by the United States, the USS Missouri fought in several prominent World War II campaigns (Iwo Jima, Okinawa) and following a modernization even took part in the 1991 Gulf War. Since 1998, it's been docked at Ford Island, just southwest of the sunken USS Arizona, in Pearl Harbor and open to the public as a museum. You can purchase tickets to visit the USS Missouri from the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum, which is next to the USS Arizona Visitor Center. Page 32.

Ono Hawaiian Foods - Ono Hawaiian Restaurant Kapahulu Avenue - Waikiki Lomi Salmon - Laulau Plate - Salt Meat Luau - Authentic Poi Restaurants - Ono's
Not to be confused with the mainland fast-food chain Ono Hawaiian BBQ, the quirky, homespun restaurant on Kapahulu Avenue known as Ono Hawaiian Foods has been doling out fantastic, completely authentic, traditional Hawaiian favorites since it opened nearly 40 years ago. In this modest dining room that fits in well with the other low-keyed, no-frills eateries along Kapahulu you can sample such regional delicacies as Kalua pig, butterfish or squid luau, salt meat watercress, lomi salmon, poi. Page 48.

Waikiki Beachside Hostel - Hokondo Hostel Honolulu - Waikiki Beach Side Youth Hostel - Cheap Hotels Waikiki - Gay-Friendly Youth Hostels - Hokondo
If you've just managed to afford a plane ticket to Hawaii and not much else, and finding a cheap, gay-friendly place to stay is an issue, consider staying at the rock-bottom-priced Hokondo Waikiki Beachside Hostel, which has a terrific location just two blocks from the beach (very close to the gay section at Queen's Surf), and not even a block from Hula's gay bar. Waikiki Beachside Hostel has private rooms (with shared baths) as well as small (two- to four-person) and large (eight-person) dorms. Page 57.

Puka Dog Honolulu - Puka Dog Hot Dog Photo - Puka Dog With Coconut Relish - Gourmet Hot Dogs Hawaii
Here's an up-close image of a genuine Puka Dog, topped with coconut relish and

Honolulu International Airport Aerial View - Western Honolulu Views - Pearl City Views - Pu'u 'Ualaka'a Views
Looking southwest from Pu'u 'Ualaka'a State Wayside, you can see the western side of downtown Honolulu, the Lower Punchbowl area, Sand Island, and Honolulu International Airport. Page 50.

Town Restaurant Honolulu - Town Restaurant
Town Restaurant, Honolulu. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 46.

Ocean House Waikiki - Ocean House Restaurant Honolulu - Ocean House Outrigger Reef - Most Romantic Waikiki Restaurants - Gay-Friendly Honolulu Dining
It's generally a given that restaurants overlooking the water deliver on the view but generally not as well on the food. A happy exception to this adage is the Ocean House Restaurant, on the ground floor of the gay-friendly Outrigger Reef resort in Waikiki. This open-air restaurant with dazzling views of the ocean turns out consistently good contemporary American and Hawaiian Regional cuisine - nothing overly adventuresome or necessarily haute gourmet, but reliably excellent and fresh. Page 55.

Waikiki Joy Hotel - Aqua Waikiki Joy - Gay-Friendly Aqua Hotels - Aqua Waikiki Gay Hotels - Hotel Waikiki Joy - Hawaii Boutique Hotels
Just a short walk from the beach and near such gay bars as the In Between, Angles, and Fusion, the upscale but reasonably priced Waikiki Joy Hotel (320 Lewers St., 808-923-2300) is one of a few properties in Hawaii's popular Aqua hotel brand that's well-regarded among gay and lesbian travelers. Page 43.

Shangri La Ocean View - Shangri La Islamic Center Beach - Hawaii's Public Beaches - Public Access of Beaches in Hawaii
No matter how important you are, or how secluded and private your estate is, Hawaii's beaches and shorelines are - by law - open to the public. You can clear evidence of this law if you tour Doris Duke's famed estate, Shangri La, where these Honolulu teenagers frolic on the rocks below the estate, with Diamond Head crater in the background. Page 29.

Hotel Renew Honolulu - Hotel Renew Waikiki - Waikiki Boutique Hotels - Gay Accommodations Honolulu - Honolulu Gay Hotels - Best Hotels Waikiki -
On a relatively quiet street corner just a block from Waikiki's golden-sand beaches and also a very short walk from Hula's gay bar and Queen's Surf gay beach, the hip and trendy Hotel Renew doesn't look all that snazzy from the outside. But this 72-room midsize property has an artful, minimalist aesthetic and a smart, knowledgetable staff - it's one of the best hotels in Waikiki for design-minded visitors seeking a sleek, luxurious, but understated hotel. Page 24.

Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art - Honolulu Islamic Art Center - Honolulu Academy of Arts Tours
A view of Shangri La's pool and play room. Tours of Doris Duke's Shangri La are given by the Honolulu Academy of Arts. You may not visit the estate on your own, although it's located at 4055 Papu Circle. You can also get a nice overview of the property by taking an online tour at the Shangri La website. Page 42.

Fusion Waikiki
Fusion Waikiki. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 15.

Irifune Restaurant Waikiki - Irifune Japanese Restaurant - Irifune Kapahulu Avenue - Honolulu Seafood Restaurants - Gay-Friendly Waikiki Dining
Irifune might just be the best of the several impressively good and foodie-favored hole-in-the-wall eateries along Kapahulu Avenue's de-facto Restaurant Row. This low-frills, relatively affordable Japanese-seafood place is justly famous for one particular dish, garlic ahi (available in a variety of ways, from tempura to stir-fried), but you'll all sorts of tasty bits here. Page 26.

Doris Duke's Shangri La - Honolulu Shangri La - Touring Doris Duke's Shangri La - Directions to Shangri La - Shangra La Waikiki - Doris Duke Tours
You may not automatically associate Honolulu with Islamic art, or even necessarily with iconic heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke (1912-1993), but Shangri La - Duke's seaside mansion on the south side of Diamond Head - is one of Hawaii's genuine must-see attractions. It's a fascinating 14,000-square-foot repository furnished with priceless Islamic artwork, decorative items, and architectural pieces from throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Page 3.

Queen's Surf Beach by Kapiolani Park - Gay Honolulu Beaches - Gay Beaches Waikiki Pictures - Photos of Waikiki Gay Scene
Another vantage point of the gay-popular Queen's Surf Beach, this one taken from a bit southeast of the main action, the grassy lawn, and the snack bar and restrooms pavilion, looking north toward the busiest stretch of hotel development along Waikiki Beach. Page 54.

Gay Waikiki Beachfront - Royal Hawaiian Hotel Beach - Photos of Gay Honolulu - Gay Diamond Head - Lesbian Hawaii - Waikiki Beaches Photos
Crescent-shaped Waikiki Beach, with its inviting golden-sand beaches and turquoise waters, plus an iconic view of Diamond Head volcano in the background, is one of the world's great locales for swimming, surfing, and relaxing in the sun. This image is taken from outside the glitzy Royal Hawaiian Resort, which underwent an impressive makeover in 2008 - the view is southeast, with Diamond Head in the background. Page 19.

Honolulu, Waikiki, and Oahu Gay Guide and Photo Gallery
A pictorial gay guide to Honolulu

USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center at Pearl Harbor - USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center Pictures - New Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
The new Pearl Harbor Visitor Center at the USS Arizona Memorial. This impressive new state-of-the-art facility with fascinating exhibits on the attack as well as Hawaii's role in World War II opened in 2010. Page 39.

Royal Hawaiian Waikiki Pool - Honolulu Pool Photos - Gay-Friendly Honolulu Resorts - Waikiki Hip Hotels - Best Pools Honolulu - Best Waikiki Hotels
The glamorous pool and lanai at Starwood's trendy Royal Hawaiian Resort, one of the iconic hotels of Waikiki. Just beyond the palm-shrouded pool, with its dozens of private cabanas, you'll find one of the most alluring stretches of golden sand in Waikiki. Page 45.

Diamond Head Beach - Diamond Head Gay Beach - Diamond Head Beach Directions - Honolulu Gay Beaches - Lighthouse Beach Waikiki
Although it's neither as popular nor as gay-identified as Queen's Surf Beach at the southeast end of Waikiki, the secluded Diamond Head Beach (just off 3300 Diamond Head Road, below the lighthouses, and requiring a bit of a hike down to the sand) does have a bit of a gay following. Some visitors sunbathe in the nude here (this is technically illegal but often overlooked - still, it's prudent to wrap up quickly if you spot authorities patrolling). Page 7.

Queen's Surf Beach Waikiki - Queen's Surf Gay Beach - Waikiki Gay Beaches - Gay Beaches Hawaii - Queen's Surf Beach Directions - Gay Beach Photos
By far the most popular gay beach in Hawaii, and one of the most scenic and well-known in the world, Queen's Surf Beach is a relatively secluded stretch of sand in the heart of Waikiki, but along a section with no direct hotel frontage - this accounts for the fact there's more privacy and fewer families here than to the north or south. The beach here draws a mostly gay-male crowd, although certainly not exclusively so, as plenty of lesbians and straights seeking seclusion tan their hides here.

Hula's Gay Bar - Hula's Bar & Lei Stand
Hula's Waikiki. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 4.

Waikiki Surfing Photos - Waikiki Paddle-Surfing Photos - Pictures of Surfers in Waikiki - Waikiki Sailing Pictures - Paddle Surfing Honolulu
Many companies and hotels give surfing and paddle-surfing lessons (and also rent a variety of boats and water crafts) along Waikiki Beach. Here's a group of participants testing their look at both surfing and paddle-surfing out in the waves near the Royal Hawaiian Resort on Waikiki. Honolulu has its own gay surf club, whose contact information is listed with GayHawaii.com's resource page. Page 11.

Waikiki Beach Photos - Pictures of Waikiki at Night - Waikiki Night Photos - Gay Waikiki Pictures - Waikiki Beach at Night
A view of Waikiki beach and its string of high-rise hotels at night, from the groin (jetty) that extends from the Outrigger Reef on the Beach Hotel (it's the property pictured here on the very left, and it's one of the most luxurious of the several Waikiki hotels that make up the gay-friendly Outrigger chain). Page 9.

Waiola Bakery and Shave Ice - Waiola Shave Ice Kapahulu - Honolulu Shave Ice Shops - Gay Honolulu Restaurants - Kapahulu Restaurant Row - Waiola Ice
Just a short drive or slightly longer walk northeast from Honolulu's little gay epicenter around Kapahulu and Kalakaua avenues, you'll find a slew of inexpensive, funky eateries that form something of an offbeat Restaurant Row along Kapahulu, with Waiola Bakery and Shave Ice one of this area's definitive must-tastes. The bare-bones bakery and ice-cream shop is most famous for doling out some of the city's best shave-ice treats. Page 12.

ABC Stores Hawaii - ABC Store Waikiki Photos - Gayest ABC Store Hawaii - ABC Store at Lemon Road and Paoakalani Avenue - Gay ABC Stores Honolulu
The ubiquitous ABC Stores you see all over Honolulu (and all throughout Hawaii, for that matter) have an interesting history - you can read about the chain's humble origins on their website. There are nearly 80 stores throughout the Pacific Rim, mostly on Hawaii but also on Guam and Saipan. There's even a branch in Las Vegas, which makes sense given the close ties between Hawaii and Sin City (lots of Hawaiians vacation there, and vice versa). Page 13.

Catamaran Cruises Honolulu - Gay Sailing Cruises - Hula's Gay Catamaran Cruises - Gay Cruises Honolulu - Waikiki Gay Tours - Hawaii Mai Tai Cruises
Catamaran cruises are a favorite way to tour the waters off Waikiki. Hula's gay bar offers these cruises on Saturdays. Page 16.

Honolulu Zoo - Honolulu Zoo Photos - Gay Honolulu Sightseeing - Gay Waikiki Attractions - Zoo Photo Hawaii - Honolulu Zoo Kapahulu Avenue
Next to Kapiolani Park, and across from two of Waikiki's most notable gay hangouts - Queen's Surf Beach and Hula's gay bar, the Honolulu Zoo is a popular and easily accessed attraction. The 42-acre habitat may not be the largest zoo you'll ever see, but it is notable for its giraffe, zebra, and red-footed tortoise enclosures, and it also offers visitors a chance to see the rather elusive state bird, the nene. Page 22.

Honolulu, Waikiki, and Oahu Gay Guide and Photo Gallery
A pictorial gay guide to Honolulu

Honolulu, Waikiki, and Oahu Gay Guide and Photo Gallery
A pictorial gay guide to Honolulu

Honolulu, Waikiki, and Oahu Gay Guide and Photo Gallery
A pictorial gay guide to Honolulu

Honolulu, Waikiki, and Oahu Gay Guide and Photo Gallery
A pictorial gay guide to Honolulu

Honolulu, Waikiki, and Oahu Gay Guide and Photo Gallery
A pictorial gay guide to Honolulu

Honolulu Gay Nightlife Guide - Travel Guide
Find the best bars and nightclubs in Honolulu, Hawaii, including gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses in Waikiki.

Sheffield Gay Pride 2016 - Sheffield England Pride Parade 2016
A preview of Sheffield's Gay Pride Celebration, which takes place in England's South Yorkshire in late July 2016

San Antonio Gay Pride 2016 Information
A preview of the Pride Bigger Than Texas Block Party and Parade, which takes place in early July 2016

Paris Gay Pride 2016 - Marche des Fiertes LGBT
A preview of the Paris Gay Pride Celebration, known as Marche des Fiertes LGBT, which takes place in early July 2016

San Francisco Gay Travel
Articles to help you plan a gay vacation in city of San Francisco

San Francisco Gay Nightlife Guide
A guide to gay bars and nightclubs in San Francisco, including several gay-popular restaurants and mixed venues, from coffeehouses to lounges

San Francisco Gay Nightlife Guide
A guide to gay bars and nightclubs in San Francisco, including several gay-popular restaurants and mixed venues, from coffeehouses to lounges

San Francisco Gay Nightlife Guide
A guide to gay bars and nightclubs in San Francisco, including several gay-popular restaurants and mixed venues, from coffeehouses to lounges

San Francisco Gay Nightlife Guide
A guide to gay bars and nightclubs in San Francisco, including several gay-popular restaurants and mixed venues, from coffeehouses to lounges

San Francisco Gay Nightlife Guide
A guide to gay bars and nightclubs in San Francisco, including several gay-popular restaurants and mixed venues, from coffeehouses to lounges

Ain't Nobody's Bizness Tucson - closed
Ain't Nobody's Bizness has closed. Page 30.

Albuquerque Social Club - ABQ Social Club Central Avenue - Gay Clubs Albuquerque - Private Gay Clubs - Albuquerque Drag Shows - Gay Happy Hour Nobhill
The Albuquerque Social Club is a private club for gay and lesbians, and it's become the funky Nob Hill neighborhood's - and one of the city's - most popular gay venues. You must be a member to enter, but all are welcome (as long as they have a valid photo ID). The cost is $10 for an annual membership if you live in-state, and $5 if you live out of state. This had been mostly a locals' hangout, but it's enjoyed a resurgence of late and now draws sizable crowds and has a friendly staff.

Exhale Albuquerque - Exhale Gay Bar - Exhale closed
Exhale has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 3.

IBT's Tucson - It's About Time Gay Bar - Tucson Most Popular Gay Nightlife - Gay Discos Tucson - IBTs 4th Avenue Tucson - Gay Karaoke Clubs Arizona
One of the state's longest-running and most popular gay hangouts, IBT's - which is short for It's About Time - is a fixture on Tucson's bustling 4th Avenue, a strip of mostly independent, offbeat cafes, boutiques, and pubs relatively near the University of Arizona. Popular for dancing on weekends, IBT's also has some popular weekly parties, such as Karaoke on the Patio parties on Sundays, Wednesday drag shows, and occasional guest DJs. The crowd is a mix of women and men, with plenty of college. Page 33.

Kobalt at Park Central - Kobalt Gay Bar Phoenix - Cobalt Gay Club Phoenix - Phoenix Gay Lounges - Gay Bars with Patios - Phoenix Gay Scene
A friendly, slightly trendy, gay bar a short drive north of downtown at Park Central Mall, Kobalt is popular for its variety of theme nights, including karaoke on Sunday and Tuesday, piano cabaret on Friday and Saturday, and Broadway tunes on Thursdays. An upscale, attractive layout with dim lighting and glass-top bar tables lend a warm and welcoming ambience and there's a patio, too. Tends to get some of the overflow from Amsterdam, which isn't too far away from here. Page 22.

Krave Gay Club Las Vegas
The famous gay nightclub Krave, formerly on the Strip and now located in downtown Las Vegas. Page 11.

Lariat Saloon Bullhead City - Closed
Lariat Saloon, Bullhead, Arizona's only gay bar, has closed. Page 6.

Roscoe's Phoenix - Roscoe's Gay Bar - Roscoe's Gay Sports Bar Phoenix - Phoenix Sports Bars - Best Gay Sports Bars - Roscoe's Sports Bar and Grill
Roscoe's on 7th is a convivial little sports bar with an extremely popular happy hour. The big draw are the 13 video monitors, which show every kind of sporting event imaginable. But Roscoe's is also known for its cheap drink specials and for hosting area gay sports leagues and teams. The bar's All-Star Grills serves lunch and dinner, too. Page 23.

Sidewinders Albuquerque - Sidewinders Gay Club - Ranch Gay Club Albuquerque - Albuquerque Country Western Bars
A review of Albuquerque's popular gay club, Sidewinders. Page 5.

Adobe Bar Taos New Mexico - Doc Martin's at Taos Inn - Gay Taos Nightlife - Gay-Friendly Bars in Taos - Lesbian Bars New Mexico - Adobe Bar Taos Inn
The small, artsy northern New Mexico town of Taos has long had a popular following with gays and lesbians, but the town has relatively little going in the way of nightlife, and certainly no specific gay bars. That being said, the atmospheric, high-ceilinged lobby lounge at the historic Taos Inn, called the Adobe Bar, is one of the friendliest and coolest hangouts in town, and it's absolutely GLBT-welcoming, as is the excellent adjacent restaurant, Doc Martin's. Page 29.

BS West Scottsdale - BS West Gay Bar - Scottsdale Gay Nightlife - Old Town Scottsdale Nightlife - Phoenix Gay Video Bars - Scottsdale Gay Nightlife
Your best bet if you're staying out at one of the glam resorts of Scottsdale, BS West is a long-running video bar with a small patio, tucked behind a row of galleries and boutique in downtown Old Scottsdale. The recently remodeled, warmly lighted bar pulls in an eclectic crowd, from students who attend relatively nearby ASU to visiting tourists. Page 28.

Cash Inn Country Phoenix - Cash Inn Country Lesbian Bar - Cash Inn Country Latin Music - Phoenix Women's Bars - Phoenix Gay Country Bars - Cash Inn
Drawing a predominantly lesbian crowd, this is one of the country's top country-western-themed women's bars and an extremely popular hangout in Phoenix. Line-dancing and two-stepping are a big part of the fun, but there's also darts and pool, free Wi-Fi, and an expansive patio out back. If you're not so big on cocktails, just drop in and hang out in the coffee bar. It's a very friendly place, with an especially nice bunch of folks working behind the bar. Page 15.

Cherry Bar Phoenix - Closed
Cherry Bar in Phoenix has closed. Page 16.

Chute Men's Club Phoenix - Chute Sex Clubs - Gay Bears Bathhouse Phoenix - Leather Bathhouses - Flex Bathhouse Phoenix - Fetish Gay Sex Clubs Phoenix
The Chute, a

Skydeck Rooftop Bar Phoenix - Phoenix Clarendon Hotel Bar
Skydeck Rooftop Bar, at the Clarendon Hotel in Phoenix. Page 18.

Club Forbidden Scottsdale - Closed
Club Forbidden in Scottsdale has closed. Page 27.

New Moon Tavern Tucson - New Moon Gay Bar Tucson
New Moon Tavern gay bar, Tuscon, AZ. Page 32.

Ice Pics Video Bar - Ice Pics Gay Bar Phoenix - Phoenix Gay Video Bars - Popular Gay Bars Phoenix - Gay Strippers Phoenix - Go-Go Dancers Gay Bars
A convivial video bar that's somewhere between a mellow neighborhood bar and a lively gay happy hour haunt, Ice Pics is a reliable bet for chatting and hanging out with friends, or for meeting locals. The crowd is generally low-keyed and friendly, and the two-for-one happy hours (daily, from 4 pm until 8 pm) are a hit. Bigger crowds pile in for certain thematic events, like weekly show-tunes parties and comedy nights. Page 19.

Incognito Lounge Phoenix - closed
Incognito Lounge has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 20.

Karamba Nightclub - Karamba Gay Bar Phoenix - Karamba Latin Gay Disco - Gay Nightclubs Phoenix - Gay Latin Bars - Hispanic Gay Nightclubs - Karamba
One of the city's best gay dance clubs and as fun a Latin gay bar as you'll ever find, Karamba has an edgy, post-industrial look and a thunderous sound system. There are three large indoor areas plus a decent-size patio, and a small pizza restaurant inside serves food on Fridays and Saturdays. The music and the crowd are heavily Latin-influenced, but you'll see all kinds of revelers here, from shirtless and buff gym kids to veteran circuit-party addicts to straight-but-progressive types. Page 21.

Mine Shaft Tavern Madrid New Mexico - Madrid NM Lesbian Bars - Gay-Friendly Turquoise Trail - Best Restaurants Turquoise Trail - Mineshaft Tavern
I received a very nice note (part of it reprinted below) not long ago from the owner of the Mine Shaft Tavern in the tiny village of Madrid, New Mexico, letting me know just how gay-friendly and supportive of the northern New Mexico GLBT community they are. In fact, this rambling, friendly, and totally cool tavern and restaurant is lesbian-owned and operated, and it's a cherished landmark along the historic and scenic Turquoise Trail, between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Page 12.

Monte Vista Lounge Flagstaff - Monte Vista Hotel Rendezvous Bar - Flagstaff Gay-Friendly Nightlife - Rendezvous Coffeehouse Bar - Flagstaff Gay Bars
Rendezvous Martini Bar and Monte Vista Lounge, two gay-friendly nightspots at the Hotel Monte Vista, in Flagstaff, Arizona. Page 7.

Patio Bar Reno - Patio Reno Gay Bar
The Patio is a popular gay bar in Reno, Nevada. Page 24.

Woody's Tucson - Woody's Gay Bar Tucson - Tucson Pool Bars - Best Gay Patio Bars - Woody's North Oracle Road - GLBT Tucson Nightlife - Gay Tucson Bars
One of the Southwest's nicest gay neighborhood bars, Woody's attracts a diverse, friendly mix of guys of all ages and has one very important attribute in a city that enjoy warm and sunny weather year-round: an expansive patio with picnic tables, wrought-iron furniture, and tented cabanas. On a cool evening, this a wonderful spot to chill out over a beer and chat with friends. Woody's holds a variety of theme nights, karaoke on Monday, Sunday Bloody Mary brunches. There's also a pool table. Page 34.

Southwest Gay Nightlife Guide
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in the Southwest, including Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico

Southwest Gay Nightlife Guide
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in the Southwest, including Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico

Southwest Gay Nightlife Guide
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in the Southwest, including Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico

Effex Nightclub - Albuquerque Effex - Albuquerque Gay Nightclubs - Effex Gay Bars - Downtown Albuquerque Gay Discos - Albuquerque Lesbian Clubs
Albuquerque's first genuine

Santa Fe Rouge Cat - Rouge Cat New Mexico Closed
Rouge Cat, Santa Fe, New Mexico gay bar (closed). Page 26.

Bar on Central Phoenix - Bar on Central Gay Nightclub
Bar on Central, Phoenix, Arizona (formerly known as Amsterdam). Page 13.

Bunkhouse Saloon Phoenix - Bunkhouse Gay Bar Phoenix - Bunkhouse Saloon Gay Leather Bar - Phoenix Men's Leather Bars - Phoenix Bear Bars - Bunkhouse
Bears, leather daddies, and blue-collar guys have long patronized this super-friendly, no-bullshit cruise bar near several other zero-attitude gay hangouts on North 7th Avenue. The Bunkhouse has a racially diverse crowd, is quite friendly toward women for a pretty cruisy guys' bar, and has some fun events, like monthly

Flying Star Cafe - Flying Star Albuquerque - gay coffeehouses - gay-friendly Albuquerque cafes - gay Albuquerque bars - Albuquerque gay nightlife
Albuquerque has some less traditional gay nightlife options, including the highly inviting local coffeehouse-restaurant chain, Flying Star. These hip, smartly furnished hangouts are spacious and attractively decorated, several of them with fireplaces and most with large patios. There are six of them throughout Albuquerque. Page 4.

Hawks Gym Las Vegas - Hawks Gym Sex Club - Las Vegas Gay Bathhouses - Entourage Las Vegas - Apollo Spa - Las Vegas gay gyms - Entourage Bathhouse
Las Vegas has both a gay gym-sex club, Hawks Gym, and - in the same rather bizarre and shopping center - a slightly more lavish bathhouse called Entourage. Hawks, pictured here, is beside the Vegas LGBT Center along the same strip of buildings that includes the Badlands Saloon gay bar. It's all part of the Commercial Center, a seedy and rather downcast shopping center a couple of miles east of where the Strip bumps into downtown. Page 9.

Max's Santa Fe - Closed
Max's in Santa Fe has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 25.

Badlands Saloon Las Vegas - Badlands Gay Bar Las Vegas - Gay Country-Western Clubs - Las Vegas Gay Neighborhood Bars - Badlands Las Vegas
Part of the endearingly strange grab bag of gay and not-so-gay bars, sex clubs, Asian restaurants, and prosaic offices that inhabit the Commercial Center, an expansive, drab strip mall less than a mile east of the north end of the Strip, Badlands Saloon is a friendly cowboy-themed neighborhood joint catering mostly to guys in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. Crowd-size varies greatly - it can be quiet in here on weekdays, but happy hour and weekend late-night usually sees decent numbers. Page 8.

Hotel Congress Tucson - Club Congress Music Club - Affordable Tucson Hotels - Tucson Gay-Friendly Hotels - Cup Cafe Tucson - Hip Tucson Lodgings
There aren't many hotels in America as historically intriguing yet oddly contemporary as downtown Tucson's vibrant, quirky, and quite affordable Hotel Congress. This funky hub of musicians, artists, students, backpackers, gays and lesbians, and colorful characters is more than a cheap lodging option - it's also home to a terrific live music club and bar, a laid-back coffeehouse and cafe, and even a banquet space (Copper Hall). The 1919 hotel has 40 basic, individually decorated rooms. Page 31.

Gipsy Nightclub Las Vegas - Closed
Gipsy Las Vegas has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 10.

801 Bourbon Bar - 801 Key West
801 Bourbon Bar. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 7.

Aqua gay bar Key West - The Aquanettes
Aqua Nightclub. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 17.

Aqua Key West - Aqua Nightclub
Aqua Nightclub, Key West. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 9.

Southernmost on the Beach - Atlantic Shores Key West
Old Atlantic Shores Hotel site, now Southernmost Beach Resort, Key West. Page 11.

Blue Heaven Key West - Blue Heaven Restaurant
Blue Heaven Key West. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 10.

Bobby Monkey's Key West
Bobby Monkey's. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 14.

Bourbon Street Pub Key West
Bourbon Street Pub. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 12.

Key West Cemetery
Key West Cemetery. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 2.

Coffee Plantation Key West - Gay Key West coffeehouses
Coffee Plantation, Key West. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 13.

Key West Conch Tour Train - Key West sightseeing tours
Conch Tour Train, Key West. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 3.

Cypress House Key West - Gay Key West guesthouses
Cypress House Key West. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 15.

El Siboney Key West - El Siboney Catherine Street
El Siboney, Key West. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 8.

Key West Business Guild - Gay Key West Businesses
Key West Business Guild. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 5.

Florida Keys Overseas Highway - Driving to Key West
The famed Overseas Highway (U.S. 1), which extends through the Florida Keys - over numerous bridges - carrying traffic all the way from the mainland to Key West.

Towels of Key West - Key West Towels
Towels of Key West. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 6.

Big Ruby's Key West (closed)
A review of Big Ruby's, an upscale gay and lesbian resort in historic Key West. Page 22.

Big Ruby's Florida Keys (closed)
Big Ruby's, Key West - closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 23.

Key West Big Ruby's (closed)
Big Ruby's, closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 21.

Duffy's Steak and Lobster House Key West
Duffy's Steak & Lobster, Key West. Page 16.

Fast Buck Freddie's Department Store Key West
Fast Buck Freddie's. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 4.

5 Brothers Grocery - Five Brothers Grocery - Gay-Friendly Groceries - Key West Cuban Sandwiches - Best Key West Cuban Food - Cuban coffee Key West
5 Brothers Grocery, Key West. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 18.

Coconut Grove Key West closed
Coconut Grove Key West, closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 24.

Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa - Hyatt Key West Old Town
Hyatt Key West. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 19.

Voltaire Books - Key West bookstores (closed)
Voltaire Books. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 20.

Key West Gay Travel Guide and Photo Tour
A gallery about gay travel in Key West

Key West Gay Travel Guide and Photo Tour
A gallery about gay travel in Key West

Key West Gay Bars, Nightlife, and Restaurants Guide
The best gay bars and nightclubs in Key West, Florida, including a few favorite gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses.

Key West Gay Bars, Nightlife, and Restaurants Guide
The best gay bars and nightclubs in Key West, Florida, including a few favorite gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses.

Club Fort Lauderdale Bathhouse
Club Fort Lauderdale gay bathhouse. Page 16.

Hi-Life Cafe - closed
Hi-Life Cafe has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 24.

Florida Gay Leather Bars - Ramrod Fort Lauderdale
Ramrod Fort Lauderdale. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 11.

Zoo Two Wilton Manors closed
Zoo Two Wilton Manors closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 25.

Clubhouse II Bathhouse Fort Lauderdale - Clubhouse Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale Sex Clubs - Bear Bathhouses - Gay Leather Scene Sex Clubs
Clubhouse II, the smaller gay bathhouse in Fort Lauderdale. Page 18.

Mangos Fort Lauderdale - Mangos Las Olas Boulevard - Mangos Restaurant and Lounge - Gay-Friendly Jazz Bars Fort Lauderdale - Mangoes Fort Lauderdale
Las Olas Boulevard is lined with impressive restaurants, and Mangos has held its own among them for many years, serving up both tasty and reasonably priced American food and engaging live jazz, Latin, and pop tunes. The long menu includes a little of everything, from sandwiches and wraps (the grilled mahimahi is excellent) to more substantial entrees, from seafood lasagna to whole fried rainbow trout with a sweet-pepper cream sauce. This is also a popular place for cocktails or desserts. Page 17.

Manor Fort Lauderdale Gay Nightclub - Manor Restaurant Wilton Manors - Fort Lauderdale Best Gay Clubs - The Manor Wilton Manors - The Manor Gay Club
The Manor, a trendy and fun, mixed gay-straight dining and clubbing complex in the heart of Wilton Manors. Page 19.

Atlantic Hotel Fort Lauderdale
Atlantic Hotel & Spa, Fort Lauderdale Beach. Page 6.

Fort Lauderdale Canals - Nurmi Isles Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale boating and tours

Floridian Diner - Floridian Fort Lauderdale
The Floridian Diner, Fort Lauderdale. Page 10.

Pride Center at Equality Park, Fort Lauderdale
Pride Center at Equality Park. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 3.

Java Boys Wilton Manors - Java Boys Fort Lauderdale
Java Boys, Wilton Manors. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 5.

New Moon Fort Lauderdale Closed
New Moon Bar in Wilton Manors has closed. Page 22.

Former Royal Palms Resort
Exterior of former Royal Palms Resort. Page 23.

Royal Palms Resort Closed - now Hotel Lush Royale
Royal Palms Resort, now Hotel Lush Royale. Page 21.

Club Boom Wilton Manors closed
Boom gay bar, Wilton Manor, Florida, closed. Page 20.

Tropics Fort Lauderdale - Tropics Piano Bar Wilton Manors
Tropics, Wilton Manors. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 8.

Broward Arts Center - Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Broward Arts Center, Fort Lauderdale. Page 7.

Cubby Hole Fort Lauderdale - Bear Bars Fort Lauderdale - Cruising Fort Lauderdale - South Florida Leather Scene - Underwear Parties Fort Lauderdale
A bear-favored neighborhood bar in the city's Holiday Park area (just off East Sunrise Boulevard), the warm-and-fuzzy Cubby Hole draws a decidedly butch and ornery (and horny) bunch of guys - mostly in their 40s, 50s, and 60s - for late-night cruising, inexpensive drink specials, cheap pool tables, and Monday night underwear parties. The eclectic juke box is plenty of fun - even helps attract some non-bears who simply enjoy the laid-back vibe and great music. Page 15.

International Swimming Hall of Fame, Fort Lauderdale
International Swimming Hall of Fame. Page 4.

Gay Mart Fort Lauderdale - Gay Mart Wilton Manors
Gaymart, Wilton Manors. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 9.

Alibi Wilton Manors
Alibi gay bar, Wilton Manors. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 2.

Stork's Bakery Wilton Manors - Fort Lauderdale Gay Coffeehouses - Stork's Cafe Davie - Lesbian Dining Ft. Lauderdale - Stork's Cafe Wilton Manors
With a great location in Wilton Manors, Stork's Cafe & Bakery is a favorite gay hangout, coffeehouse, breakfast spot, dessert purveyor, and sandwich shop for the GLBT bunch in Wilton Manors - pictured here is the dessert case filled with delicious cakes and treats. There's indoor and outdoor seating and great people-watching. Stork's also has a branch in Davie, Florida. Page 12.

Fort Lauderdale Gay Guide - Gay Wilton Manors
Fort Lauderdale's gay scene in pictures

Fort Lauderdale Gay Guide - Gay Wilton Manors
Fort Lauderdale's gay scene in pictures

Galanga Wilton Manors - Galanga Thai Kitchen
Not only is Galanga Thai Kitchen & Sushi Bar among the more stylish and gay-popular restaurants in the Fort Lauderdale area, it's a stellar choice for creatively prepared, deftly seasoned Asian fare. This swanky spot in the heart of Wilton Manors, with a large fish tank in the dining room and large-scale artwork and artifacts hung throughout, is a trendy pre-clubbing spot - several notable gay clubs are within walking distance. Page 13.

Mona's Gay Bar - Mona's Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale Neighborhood Gay Bars - Pool Bars - Gay Karaoke Bars Fort Lauderdale - Mona's Lesbian Bar
A mixed-age gay neighborhood hangout in a semi-industrial section of Fort Lauderdale near Holiday Park, Mona's pulls in a mostly local bunch of guys (and some women) for cheap happy hour specials, shooting pool, singing karaoke, and relaxing. It's a pretty run-of-the-mill gay hangout, its large patio being its most notable attribute. Page 14.

Fort Lauderdale Gay Guide - Gay Wilton Manors
Fort Lauderdale's gay scene in pictures

616 Park Street Bar Jacksonville closed
616 Park Street Bar in Jacksonville has closed. Page 23.

801 Bourbon Bar - 801 Key West
801 Bourbon Bar, Key West. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 20.

AJ's Bar and Grill
AJ's, Jacksonville. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 24.

Aqua Key West - Aqua Nightclub
Aqua Key West. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 19.

Bo's Coral Reef
Bo's Coral Reef, Jacksonville. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 25.

Bobby Monkey's gay bar, Key West
Bobby Monkey's, Key West. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 21.

Bourbon Street Pub Key West - Bourbon St. Key West
Bourbon Street Pub, Key West. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 22.

Club Fort Lauderdale bathhouse
Club Fort Lauderdale bathhouse. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 5.