Gay & Lesbian Travel Sitemap - Page 5 2016-05-11

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

Bar on Castro closed - Bar on Castro moved - Bar on Church - Churchill Bar - Q Bar
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.

Mother Lode West Hollywood - West Hollywood gay nightlife - WeHo gay bars - Mother Lode gay bar - L.A. gay bar pictures - West Hollywood gay bars
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.

Pilsner Inn San Francisco - Pilsner Inn Gay Bars - Castro Gay Nightlife photos - Gay bars in San Francisco - Church Street San Francisco - SF bar pics
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

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

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.

Alibi Bar Arcata - Alibi Cocktail Lounge - Arcata Gay Bars - Gay-Friendly Arcata - Arcata Dive Bars - Arcata Best Nightlife - Alibi Restaurant & Bar
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.

Blue Lagoon Santa Cruz - Blue Lagoon Nightclub Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz Gay Nightlife - Santa Cruz Gay Scene - Blue Lagoon Dance Club - Gay Santa Cruz
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.

Elsie's Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara Gay-Friendly Bars - Santa Barbara Dive Bars - Gay Nightlife Santa Barbara - Elsie's Bar Santa Barbara
It's really a little cheery and cozy in here to call Elsie's a true dive bar, but this chill neighborhood hangout on a residential street just on the west edge of downtown has the arty vibe, eclectic clientele (including plenty of GLBT regulars), and vintage decor that's common with that genre. Beyond the intimate main bar, with its pool table and otherwise living-room-esque style, there's an attractive patio in back. Also check the extensive selection of beers on tap. Page 90.

Lost Coast Brewery Eureka - Lost Coast Bar Eureka - Gay Bars Eureka California - Aunty Mo's Closed 2010 - Gay-Friendly Eureka - Lost Coast Brewpub
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.

Native Lounge San Luis Obispo - Native Lounge Nightclub - closed
Native Lounge closed in 2011. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 89.

Roosterfish Bar Venice - Roosterfish Gay Club - Roosterfish Los Angeles - Venice Gay Bars - Los Angeles Gay Beach Bars - Roosterfish Gay Dance Bar
For more than 30 years, this cool neighborhood bar set inside a homely, brick, aqua-blue building has been a fixture of the Venice gay scene - in fact, Roosterfish is the only gay bar in the Venice and Santa Monica area. As the surrounding Abbot Kinney Boulevard neighborhood has become increasingly hip and trendy, Roosterfish has developed increased cachet, too, morphing from a quiet neighborhood bar into more of a gay-hipster lounge that draws patrons from all over the city. Page 95.

Santa Barbara Gay Bars - Wildcat Lounge Santa Barbara - Wildcat Bar Sunday Flavor Party
The most recent of Santa Barbara's gay bars closed a few years ago, but downtown's hip Wildcat Lounge has long hosted a Sunday night GLBT party called Flavor, and on other nights, this attractive space still generally draws plenty of local gays and lesbians. The Wildcat has a dance floor, lounge seating, red walls, and top DJs and live bands, and a stellar cocktail menu. Wildcat is just west of State Street, the main drag in this upscale resort city. Page 91.

Agenda Lounge San Jose - Agenda Nightclub San Jose - Gay-Friendly San Jose Nightlife - San Jose Agenda Bar - Downtown San Jose Dance Clubs
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.

Belvedere Santa Rosa - Belvedere Lounge - Belvedere Bar - Santa Rosa Gay Bars - Gay-Friendly Sonoma Nightlife - Belevedre Nightclub Santa Rosa
Sonoma's largest city, Santa Rosa has a number of lounges, wine bars, and restaurants with significant gay followings, although no specifically gay bars. One of the friendliest and likeliest spots to meet fellow GLBT folks is the Belvedere, which is set on the ground floor of a grand Victorian house a short drive from downtown. Inside you’ll find pool tables, an air-hockey table, a rockin’ juke box, and a bar dispensing plenty of good brews on tap, well-mixed cocktails, and wines by the glass. Page 94.

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.

Brix Nightclub - Brix Gay Bar San Jose - San Jose Gay Nightclubs - San Jose Gay Scene - Tinker's Dam Santa Clara - King of Clubs Mountain View - Brix
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.

Fubar West Hollywood - Fubar Gay Club - Fubar Los Angeles - West Hollywood Cruise Bars - Best Gay Bars Los Angeles - Men's Cruising West Hollywood
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.

Gym Sports Bar - Gym Gay Bar West Hollywood - Los Angeles Gay Sports Bars - West Hollywood Gym Club - Gym Locker Room Fridays - Gym Bar Los Angeles
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

Jerry's Knight Club - Jerry's Nightclub Guerneville - River Theatre Russian River - Jerry's Knight Club Russian River - Russian River Music Clubs
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.

Mac's Pub San Jose - Mac's San Jose - Mac's Gay Bar - San Jose Gay Lounges - Oldest Gay Bars California - Gay Neighborhood Bars San Jose - Mac's Bar
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.

Melrose Spa Los Angeles - Melrose Gay Bathhouse West Hollywood -
Melrose Spa, West Hollywood, California. Page 102.

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

The Palms West Hollywood - Palms Lesbian Bar - Los Angeles Lesbian Clubs - Palms Women's Bar West Hollywood - Best Lesbian Bars - Palms Gay Bars WeHo
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.

Renegades San Jose - Renegades Gay Bar San Jose - South Bay Gay Nightlife - San Jose Gay Leather Bars - Gay Bear Bars San Jose - Renegades Cruise Bar
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.

Splash San Jose - Splash Gay Bar San Jose - San Jose Gay Video Bars - Splash Bar Reopening - San Jose Gay Clubs
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.

Watergarden San Jose - Watergarden Bathhouse - San Francisco Gay Bathhouses - Watergarden Men's Club San Jose - Gay Sex Venues San Francisco Bay Area
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.

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.

Cafe Nightclub San Francisco - Cafe Gay Bar Castro - San Francisco Boy Bar at Cafe - Cafe Lesbian Club Market Street - The Cafe Pan Dulce Latino Night
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 - Flicks San Diego - Flicks Video Bar - Flicks Hillcrest - Hillcrest gay bars - San Diego gay bars - gay San Diego nightlife - gay S.D.
Along a strip of gay-oriented businesses on University Avenue in San Diego's Hillcrest neighborhood, Flicks gay video bar has long been a hub of gay schmoozing and socializing in this sunny and scenic city by the ocean. Flicks is a cozy space with the usual array of video monitors, a nice little patio seating area overlooking the busy sidewalk, and a variety of fun theme nights (comedy videos on Tuesdays, the

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.

Here Lounge West Hollywood - Here gay club - Here West Hollywood - Here's Jackie - Truck Stop Fridays - Size Here Lounge - Here Lounge L.A.
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.

Micky's West Hollywood - West Hollywood gay bars photos - Micky's Santa Monica Boulevard - Sister Bingo - Micky's Grill - Micky's gay bar - WeHo bars
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

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.

Twin Peaks Tavern Castro - Twin Peaks San Francisco gay bar - Oldest gay bars in America - Gay Twin Peaks Tavern photos - Castro gay nightclubs pics
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.

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

Amigo Room Palm Springs - Ace Hotel Palm Springs - Gay-Friendly Bars Palm Springs - King's Highway Lounge Ace Hotel - Ace Resort Palm Springs
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.

Churchill Bar San Francisco - Former Bar on Church San Francisco - Churchill Gay Bar Church Street - Bar on Church Closed
A look at Churchill lounge, which opened in the former Bar on Church space (which before that was the Transfer Bar). Page 66.

Blackbird Bar San Francisco - Blackbird Castro - Blackbird Gay Bar San Francisco - Blackbird Market Street - Blackbird Wine Bar - Gay Cocktails Castro
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.

Cafe Du Nord San Francisco - Cafe Du Nord Market Street - Castro Live Music Clubs - Gay-Friendly Music Clubs - Cafe Du Nord and Swedish American Hall
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.

Castro Country Club - Keep The Steps In The Castro - Castro Alcohol-Free Nightlife - Gay Clean & Sober Hangouts San Francisco - LGBT Recovery Castro
Set in a handsome four-story Victorian on 18th Street, the centrally location Castro Country Club is the city's long-running

Edge San Francisco - Edge Gay Bar 18th Street - Edge Gay Club Castro - Best Gay Happy Hours San Francisco - San Francisco Edge Bar - Edge Castro
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.

Eros San Francisco - Eros Gay Sex Club - San Francisco Gay Sex Venues - Eros Club Market Street - San Francisco Castro Cruising - Gay Bathhouses SF
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.

Esta Noche Gay Bar - Esta Noche Mission District - Gay Latino Bars San Francisco - California Queer Hispanic Clubs - Esta Noche 16th Street - SF Drag
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.

Harvey's Castro - Harvey's Gay Bar San Francisco - Best Gay Brunch San Francisco - Oldest Gay Bar Castro - Elephant Bar - San Francisco Gay Restaurant
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.

Lookout San Francisco - Lookout Gay Bar Castro - Lookout Restaurant Market Street - San Francisco Gay Sports Bars - Gay Pizza Restaurants Castro
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.

Lucky 13 San Francisco - Lucky 13 Bar Market Street - Castro Dive Bars - Best Mixed Bars San Francisco - Lucky 13 Castro - Best Juke Box San Francisco
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.

Midnight Sun San Francisco - Midnight Sun Gay Bar - Midnight Sun Video Bar - Castro Gay Video Bars - Midnight Sun Castro - Gay Cruise Bars Castro
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.

Mix San Francisco - Mix Gay Bar - Mix Castro - San Francisco Gay Sports Bars - Mix Gay Sports Bar Castro - Castro Gay Neighborhood Lounges - Mix SF
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.

Moby Dick San Francisco - Moby Dick Gay Bar - Moby Dick Castro - Moby Dick Bar 18th Street - San Francisco Castro Gay Scene - Gay Lounges Castro
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.

Q Bar San Francisco - Q Bar Castro Street - Best Gay Bars Castro - Bar on Castro - Best Castro Happy Hours - San Francisco Gay Male Dancers - Q Bar
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.

Badlands Sacramento - Badlands Dance Club Sacramento - Sacramento Best Gay Bars - Badlands Gay Nightclub - Badlands K Street - Sacramento Men's Bars
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

Bounce Gay Bar Laguna Beach - Laguna Beach Gay Nightlife - Bounce Gay Club - Boom Boom Room Laguna Beach - Orange County Gay Bars - Bounce Dance Club
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.

Bourbon Street Gay Bar - San Diego Bourbon Street - Lesbian Bars San Diego
It might just be the best all-around gay bar in San Diego, and yet the loosely French Quarter-themed Bourbon Street nightclub isn't in Hillcrest and doesn't generally draw big crowds to its dance floor. So what's so fun about this place? First, Bourbon Street has a friendly, welcoming staff and attitude, which tends to rub off on the diverse clientele. It's somewhat more of a guys hangout most nights, and it can get mighty cruisy when go-go dancers perform, but women are quite welcome. Page 39.

Brass Rail Gay Club - African-American Gay San Diego - San Diego Gay Lounges - San Diego Gay Latino Bars
The longest-running gay bar in San Diego, the Brass Rail deserves credit for always finding new ways to reinvent itself for the current times. This Hillcrest landmark has undergone a natty makeover, complete with a refurbishment of the bars vintage chandelier. Popularity varies according to the night, with the weekly Manic Monday parties (80-cent drinks!), Wednesday women's nights, and '80s Friday all a big hit. Additionally, on pretty much any afternoon, there's usually a crowd of regulars. Page 42.

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

Dolphin Bar Redondo Beach - Redondo Beach Gay Bars - Manhattan Beach Gay Bars - South Bay Los Angeles Gay Scene - Dolphin Gay Bar Redondo
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 - Flame San Diego Dance Bar - Fabulous Flame Follies - Flame Bar Hillcrest
For many years, this attractive nightlife set behind a fabulous exterior (note the cool sign) was San Diego's most popular lesbian nightclub. A series of management changes in recent years has led the Flame through some ups and downs. The most popular night appears to be Friday, for the Fabulous Flame Follies drag cabaret. Page 44.

Lei Lounge Asian Food - Lei Lounge Gay Bar - San Diego Lei Lounge Restaurant - Gay-Friendly Happy Hours San Diego - Pan-Asian Dining Near Hillcrest
A hip, Pan-Asian restaurant with a beautifully landscaped outdoor dining area and exclusive cabanas, Lei Lounge is situated a few steps from the popular University Heights gay bar Bourbon Street. This scene-y often packed restaurant and lounge has also developed quite a following with GLBT San Diegans, from the sunny weekend brunches to early evening cocktails and dinner right until last call at 2 in the morning. Page 47.

Rich's Gay Nightclub - Rich's Hillcrest - San Diego Gay Discos - Rich's San Diego - San Diego Warehouse Clubs - Rich's Gay Lounge
For many years, Rich's in Hillcrest has been San Diego's definitive gay warehouse-style disco, a good-sized space with an industrial, circuit-style vibe and music supplied by some of Southern California's most illustrious DJs. This is the place to cut loose, admire the shirtless boys and dancers (and women on Thursday's Touch Ladies Nights), and - as comes with the territory - prepare to pay a cover charger (usually nothing too steep, compared with other big dance clubs in California). Page 52.

Steamworks Berkeley - Gay San Francisco Bathhouses - Berkeley Steamworks Bathhouse - Watergarden San Jose - San Francisco Sex Clubs - Eros Sex Club
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 - San Diego Kickers - Hillcrest Gay Restaurants - Country-Western Bars San Diego - Formerly Hamburger Mary's Hillcrest
For many years the home to San Diego's branch of Hamburger Mary's and the gay country-western bar Kickers, Urban Mo's still has the same friendly vibe, casual dining scene, and highly popular entertainment as its predecessor. But Mo's is more eclectic, still with occasional country-western nights but also with Latin dance nights, drag revues, champagne brunches and Sunday T-Dances, and other festive happenings. Urban Mo's has a huge patio and a handy central location in Hillcrest. Page 56.

Rainbow Room CC's - PDX Rainbow Room - Rainbow Room Gay Lounge
The Rainbow Room Lounge is the quieter and swankier side bar attached to Portland's popular gay club, CC Slaughters. Here's a review. Page 6.

Boxxes Bar Portland - Fish Grotto Stark Street - Portland Gay Discos - Cruising Bars Portland Oregon
A review of Boxxes gay club, in Portland, Oregon. Page 10.

Silverado Gay Strip Bar - Portland Nude Gay Dancers - Men's Strip Clubs Portland - Male Strippers Photos - Portland Gay Dancers - Silverado Portland
The lovably racy and slightly scandalous Silverado has been a stalwart of Portland gay nightlife for many years, and it's become even more popular since it moved to a much larger and more impressive downtown space a 10-minute walk from its former Stark Street location. The bar has two sections: you enter into the main club, where a few hunky (and generally quite hung) strippers dance (they're permitted to strip down completely naked in Portland) on stage and in a small cage to one side. Page 15.

Seattle Gay Bathhouses - Gay Sex Clubs Seattle - Seattle Cruising - Steamworks Capitol Hill - Basic Plumbing Sex Lounge - Tribe Gay Club Seattle
For many years known as Club Seattle, the Steamworks Seattle bathhouse in the city's gay-popular Capitol Hill neighborhood is one of two such venues in the city (there's also a gay sex club). This is part of the well-reputed chain of Steamworks bathhouses, which has additional locales in Chicago, Berkeley, and Toronto. Of the two gay bathhouses in town, Steamworks has a more diverse following - pretty much all types of cruisy guys frequent this one, from younger club kids to older guys. Page 14.

Plains States Gay Nightlife Guide
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in the Plains states, including Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota

The Brit Long Beach - The Brit Gay Bar - Brit Bar East Broadway - Long Beach Gay Bars - Pool Bars Long Beach - Gay Nightlife East Broadway - The Brit
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.

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.

Dempsey's Brass Rail Spokane - closed
Dempsey's Brass Rail has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 20.

Irv's Bar Spokane - Irv's Gay Bar Spokane - Spokane Gay-Friendly Nightlife - Gay Pubs Spokane - Spokane Gay Neighborhood Bars - Irv's Lounge Spokane
Although it doesn't specifically identify as a gay bar, Irv's warmly welcomes a mixed bunch of gays, lesbians, straights, and everybody in between, making it an enjoyable spot for mingling or cocktails in the heart of downtown Spokane. What looks like a relatively compact bar from the street is actually an expansive space with several areas to hang out, including a dance floor, lounge (popular for karaoke), game room (with pool tables and pinball), and more - it's also right beside a cool diner. Page 11.

SF Badlands - Badlands Gay Bar San Francisco - Castro Badlands Video Bar - SF Badlands 18th Street - Most Popular Gay Bar San Francisco - Gay Badlands
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.

Toad Hall Gay Bar - Toad Hall San Francisco - Toadhall Gay Bar - Toad Hall Happy Hour - San Francisco Gay Hangouts - Castro Gay Scene - Toad Hall Bar
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.

Steam Gay Sauna - Steam Portland Bathhouse - PDX Steam Sauna - Portland Gay Saunas - Hawks PDX Bathhouse - Hawks Portland
Portland's longest-running gay bathhouse is an attractive, modern, and clean facility with a handy location just off I-84, a short drive from downtown. Here's a review, along with information on the city's newer bathhouse and sex club, Hawks. Page 4.

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.

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.

The Drinkery Baltimore - Baltimore Gay Neighborhood Bars - Drinkery Gay Bar Read Street - Baltimore Gay Lounges - Friendliest Gay Bars Baltimore
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

Seattle Gay Bear Bars - CC Attle's Capitol Hill - CC's Seattle Gay Bars - Gay Seattle Patio Bars - Capital Hill Gay Cruise Bars
A friendly, no-attitude neighborhood gay bar with a particularly loyal following among bears and cubs, C.C. Attle's opened in the early '90s and has, along with its casual restaurant Cadillac Grill, been a fixture of Capitol Hill's gay cruise seen ever since. Dinner (simple, stick-to-your-rib pub fare - burgers, turkey melts, chicken-fried steak) is served nightly, and there's also brunch available on weekends throughout the afternoon. Page 5.

Invasion Lounge Portland - Invasion Gay Bar - Invasion Portland closed
Invasion Portland has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 18.

Martin's Off Madison Capitol Hill - Martin's Closed 2010
Call it what you want: an affordable and romantic gay bistro, a highly polished jazz-piano cabaret, a convivial neighborhood pub. Martin's Off Madison is happily difficult to pigeonhole, as it serves many functions in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood, and the GLBT community. In all senses, it's an extremely friendly, well-run, and enjoyable place to nurse a local beer, listen to superb piano music, mingle with friends, or dine on casual Italian and American bistro fare. Page 17.

Northbank Gay Bar - Northbank Vancouver closed
Northbank gay bar in Vancouver, WA, has closed. Page 19.

Twisted Gay Bar Everett - Twisted Everett Nightclub closed
Twisted in Everett has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 21.

Northwest Gay Nightlife Guide
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in the Northwest, including Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington

Northwest Gay Nightlife Guide
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in the Northwest, including Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington

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.

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.

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.

The Cock Bar NYC - Cock Gay Bar - Cock East Village - Dtox Gay Club - New York City Gay Cruising - Gay Strip Clubs New York -
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.

Eastern Bloc NYC - Eastern Bloc East Village - Manhattan Trendy Gay Bars - East Village Gay Bars - NY Eastern Bloc - Alan Cumming Gay Bars
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.

Grand Central Gay Bar - Grand Central Baltimore - Baltimore Best Gay Bars - Sappho's at Grand Central Station - Gay Nightclubs Baltimore -
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.

Jay's on Read - Jay's Piano Bar - Jay's Baltimore - Gay Piano Bars - Baltimore Piano Lounges - Gay Cabaret Baltimore - Jay's Gay Bar Mt. Vernon -
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.

Lucky Cheng's NYC - Lucky Cheng's East Village - NYC Drag Cabarets - Gay Dinner Theaters - Drag Shows East Village - Lucky Chengs Female Impersonators
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.

Nowhere NYC - Nowhere Bar East Village - Nowhere Gay Lounge - Best Dive Bars East Village - NYC Cheap Drinks - Gay Bars Union Square - Gay Gramery
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.

O-Zone Gay Bar - O Zone Wheeling West Virginia - Wheeling WV Gay Bars - West Virginia Gay Nightlife - Wheeling Gay Nightlife - Lesbian West Virginia
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.

Stonewall Gay Bar NYC - Stonewall Inn Gay Bar New York City - Stonewall Riots Greenwich Village - Greenwich Village Gay Bars - West Village Gay Clubs
New York City's iconic Stonewall Inn is where the legendary Stonewall Rebellion took place on June 28, 1969 - an event that became the impetus for Gay Pride parades and festivals now held all over the world. The once dive-y bar is in the heart of the colorful Christopher Street section of Greenwich Village, just opposite Sheridan Square and within a short stroll of several other gay hangouts. The bar's popularity has waxed and waned over the years, but new owners have given it a major makeover. 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

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

Rage Worcester - Rage Gay Bar Worcester - Worcester Rage Club - Club Remix Worcester - Blu Ultralounge
Rage (formerly known as Club Remix, and before that Blu Ultralounge), a favorite gay bar in Worcester, Massachusetts. Page 4.

Diva's Northampton - Diva's Lesbian Bar - Northampton Gay Bars - NoHo Lesbian Bars -
Diva's, the premier gay and lesbian bar in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Mega-Plex Providence - Mega-Plex Gay Bathhouse
Mega-Plex, the largest gay bathhouse in New England, located in Providence, RI. Page 12.

Styxx Portland - Styxx Gay Bar - Zen Gay Nightclub - Portland Maine Gay Bars - Styxx Disco - Old Port Nightlife - Gay Scene Portland Maine
Styxx gay nightclub, in Portland, Maine. Page 10.

White Heart Portland Maine - White Heart Bar and Lounge Congress Street closed 2009
The eminently swell White Heart Bar & Cocktail Lounge lies in the ever-trendifying heart of Portland's Downtown Arts District, just across the street from the celebrated Five Fifty-Five bistro and close to several hotels and arts venues. It's not a gay bar per se, but in the style of this progressive, welcoming Maine metropolis, the White Heart has a totally mixed following of gays and straights, men and women, students and professionals, artists and bankers - you name it. Page 21.

Atlantic House Gay Bar - A-House - Atlantic House Provincetown - Provincetown gay bars - A House P'town - A House Gay Bar - P-town gay bars
Atlantic House, aka

Club Cafe Boston - Club Cafe Columbus Avenue - Club Cafe Video Bar - 209 Restaurant - Revolution Fitness Gym - Boston gay gyms - Back Bay gay bars
Perhaps no gay bar in Boston is more popular than Club Cafe Lounge & Video Bar, which consists of a loud, popular, cruisy, and bustling gay video bar; a more relaxed lounge; and an adjacent restaurant. Page 16.

Five 0 Ogunquit - Caffe Prego Ogunquit
Five O Restaurant and bar, Ogunquit, Maine. Page 6.

Oxygen Cafe & Lounge - Oxygen Ogunquit
A look at Ogunquit's Oxygen Cafe & Lounge gay bar. Page 13.

Gay-Friendly Boston lounges - Delux Lounge - Delux Chandler Street - Boston Mixed Gay Bars - Hipster Boston Lounges - Cafe Delux South End
Tiny, offbeat, and easily missed if you just happen by its nondescript exterior, Cafe Delux has become a stalwart of the South End dining scene, to the point of having a cult following. This is bad news if you show up on a busy evening (Delux doesn't take reservations), because the entire dining room is about the size of a Hummer. Hipsters, both gay and straight, descend on this kitschy little spot for its reliably inventive comfort food, buzzing bar scene, and late hours (it's open till 1 am). Page 14.

Boston Eagle Bar - Gay Eagle Bars - Boston Neighborhood Gay Bars - Eagle on Tremont
The South End's own delightfully raffish, uncomfortably cozy, yet undeniably festive Eagle Bar could be called the

Franklin Cafe Boston - Franklin Cafe Shawmut Avenue - Franklin Cape Ann - Late-night Boston Dining - Gay-friendly Boston restaurants -
A much loved, quintessential South End restaurant with a huge gay following and some of the tastiest contemporary American fare in town, the Franklin Cafe is an intimate bar and grill along increasingly trendy Shawmut Avenue. It's one of the few full-service restaurants in Boston where you can dine afternoon midnight (the full menu is served til 1:30 a.m., nightly!), and the sophisticated little bar here is a terrific spot to mingle with cute guys and gals from the neighborhood. Page 19.

Gay Sports Bars - Fritz Gay Bar - Chandler Inn Hotel Boston - Boston South End Hotels - South End Gay Nightclubs - Fritz at Chandler Inn
On the ground floor of the economical and gay-popular Chandler Inn Hotel, Fritz is Boston's gay sports bar, a low-keyed neighborhood spot drawing a mostly male, easygoing, and unpretentious bunch to watch televised games on six flat-screen TVs and toss back bottles of beer. It's in the charming South End, a short walk from numerous restaurants and not far from Boston's most popular gay video bar and restaurant, Club Cafe. Page 9.

Front Porch Piano Bar - Front Porch Ogunquit - Ogunquit Gay Piano Bars - Maine Gay Clubs
The gay-owned Front Porch Cafe, in Ogunquit, Maine. Page 18.

Ogunquit Maine Street - Maine Street Gay Club Ogunquit
Maine Street gay bar, Ogunquit, Maine. Page 17.

Paradise dance club Boston - gay Cambridge nightlife - Boston gay strippers - gay erotic dancers Boston - Cambridge Massachusetts gay clubs - Shine
Cambridge may be the erudite neighbor of Boston, but it's also home to the cruisiest gay bar in the metro area, Paradise (180 Massachusetts Ave., 617-868-3000), a two-level space with toned and tiger-y male go-go dancers every night of the week. The downstairs area tends to be more about cruising, but there's gay porn showing late into the evening on both levels. The crowd is predictably social, and draws from a surprising range of ages, styles, and sensibilities. Page 7.

pied bar - gay provincetown nightlife - provincetown gay bars - pied bar tea dance - gay bars provincetown - lesbian bars provincetown
Provincetown's most popular lesbian bar, the Pied Bar is most popular because of its expansive deck, affording great views of the water. There's a after-tea-dance party held here, following the tea dance at the Boatslip, on weekends, and the dancing and socializing are good fun here into the wee hours. Page 3.

Polo Club Hartford - Polo Club Gay Bar - Polo Club Maple Avenue
The Polo Club gay bar, Hartford, CT. Page 2.

Provincetown Boatslip Resort - boatslip provincetown - provincetown tea dances - provincetown gay bars - provincetown gay resorts - boatslip tea dance
Provincetown's Boatslip Resort Hotel is ground zero each day at 4 pm in summer for a must-attend gay tea dance. It's also a hotel, restaurant, and bar, with many rooms overlooking water. Page 15.

Boston Ramrod - Machine Boston - Ramrod Machine - Machine nightclub - Fenway Gay Bars
The side-by-side Ramroad leather bar and Machine nightclub are the top gay clubs in Boston's Fenway neighborhood, just around the corner from Fenway Park (home of the Boston Red Sox) and a handful of mixed gay/straight establishments in that area. Ramrod has been around for years, serving Boston's leather-and-Levi's set with its laid-back yet cruisy bar. The Backroom is where a dress code is enforced on Saturday nights. Next door, the sleek and newer Machine is a fun gay dance club. Page 11.

crown and anchor resort - crown and anchor provincetown - vault provincetown - paramount provincetown - central house bar and grille
Rebuilt following a major fire several years back, the Crown & Anchor has become Provincetown's most dynamic and popular full-scale gay resort, with several popular bars, a huge pool overlooking the bay, an excellent restaurant, and nicely furnished rooms (just keep in mind that it can get loud here - it's not a place to stay on weekends if you're hoping to get to bed early!). Page 20.

New England Gay Nightlife Guide
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in New England, including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Vermont

New England Gay Nightlife Guide
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in New England, including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Vermont

Number 1 5th Ave San Diego - No. 1 Fifth Avenue SD - SD Gay Bars - San Diego Gay Pool Bars
Number 1 5th Avenue, a laid-back gay neighborhood bar in San Diego. Page 49.

Redwing Gay Bar - Redwing San Diego - SD North Park Gay Bars
Redwing Bar & Grill, in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego. Page 51.

San Diego SRO Bar - SD Bankers Hill Gay Bars - SRO Lounge Balboa Park - San Diego Dive Bars
SRO Lounge, a fun gay dive bar near Balboa Park on Bankers Hill. Page 54.

Loft San Diego - Loft Gay Bar Hillcrest - San Diego Gay Happy Hour
The Loft, a friendly and low-keyed neighborhood bar in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego. Page 48.

Top of the Park San Diego
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in California. Page 55.

Cheers San Diego - Cheers Gay Bar SD -
Cheers gay bar in San Diego. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 40.

San Diego Vulcan Steam - Vulcan Bathhouse San Diego - Vulcan Steam Closed
Vulcan Steam and Sauna, a former gay bathhouse in downtown San Diego's Little Italy - it closed in April 2013. Page 57.

Wang's in the Desert - Wang's Palm Springs - Wang's Restaurant Indian Canyon Drive - Wang's Happy Hour Palm Springs - Palm Springs Gay Restaurants
The definitive gay happy hour scene (from 5 to 7:30 most nights - it begins a bit earlier on weekends), Wang's in the Desert is also one of Palm Springs's hot spots for contemporary Pan-Asian food. The restaurant is stylish and festive, and the sidebar, which hosts the happy hour celebrations, is a fun venue for colorful cocktails and mingling with locals and tourists - it keeps pretty busy well into the evening. Wang's is just around the corner from the gay bars along Arenas Road. Page 34.

Toucans Tiki Lounge Palm Springs - Toucans Gay Bar Palm Springs - Palm Springs Gay Dance Clubs - Toucans '80s Nights - Gay Clubs Palm Springs
Toucans is the first gay bar in Palm Springs you'll come to if approaching the city from the north (which most visitors do, via the I-10 freeway to Hwy. 111), so it's the perfect spot in which to warm up and get your bearings. But this loosely tropics-themed bar and dance club, officially called Toucans Tiki Lounge, is also one of the top gay hangouts in the desert region, catering to a primarily male, all-ages crowd. It's across the street from the trendy bar-restaurant Dink's. Page 33.

Hamburger Mary's Palm Springs - Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille - Palm Springs Gay Restaurants - Hamburger Mary's California
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.

Dink's Palm Springs - Dink's Ultra Lounge - Dink's Restaurant - Palm Springs Mixed Gay Lounges - Dinks Private Cabanas - Drag Shows Palm Springs
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.

Barracks Cathedral City - Palm Springs Gay Sex Clubs - Barracks Leather Boots Bear Bar - Palm Springs Fetish Clubs
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.

Baja Betty's Gay Bar - San Diego Baja Betty's
Baja Betty's, a fun gay lounge and restaurant in San Diego, specializing in Mexican food and tequilas. Page 38.

Eden Gay Bar - Eden Dance Club Hillcrest - San Diego Eden
Eden, a gay dance club and restaurant in San Diego. Page 43.

Numbers Gay Club - Numbers Bar San Diego - Numbers Hillcrest - San Diego Dance Clubs
Numbers, a gay club with two dance floors in the Hillcrest section of San Diego. Page 50.

San Diego Eagle - San Diego Bear Bars - Gay Leather Bars San Diego - SD Cruising Men
San Diego Eagle, a leather-and-bear cruise bar in the North Park section of San Diego. Page 53.

Hole Gay Bar San Diego - Gay Military Bars - San Diego Gay Navy Bars - Gay Bars Near San Diego Beaches
The Hole, a popular cruise bar in Point Loma section of San Diego. Page 46.

Hamburger Mary's Long Beach - Long Beach Gay Restaurants - Gay Brunch Long Beach - Long Beach Best Burgers - Long Beach Drag Shows - Boy Bar
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.

Mineshaft Tavern Long Beach - Mineshaft Leather Bar - Long Beach Gay Cruise Bars - Leather and Levi's Long Beach - Long Beach Men's Cruising Bars
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.

Paradise Long Beach - Paradise Piano Bar - Long Beach Gay Restaurants - Gay Piano Bars Los Angeles - Paradise Restaurant Long Beach - Bird of Paradise
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.

Silver Fox Long Beach - Silver Fox Gay Bar - Long Beach Gay Neighborhood Bars - Silver Fox Video Bar - Long Beach Gay Nightlife
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.

Sweetwater Saloon Long Beach - Sweet Water Gay Bar - Long Beach Dive Bars - Gay Neighborhood Bars Long Beach - Long Beach Broadway Gay Bar Strip
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.

Executive Suite Long Beach - Executive Suite Gay Bar - Executive Suite Lesbian Club - Long Beach Women's Bars - Long Beach Gay Latin Bars -
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.

Bench and Bar Oakland - Bench and Bar Gay Nightlife - Oakland Gay Discos - Gay East Bay Nightlife - Gay Latin Bars - Hispanic Queer Lesbian Nightclubs
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.

Club Ripples Long Beach - Long Beach Best Gay Bars - Ripples Gay Nightclub Long Beach - Belmont Shore Gay Beach - Tabatha Takes Over
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.

Hunters Nightclub Palm Springs - Hunter's Gay Bar - Hunter's Arenas Road - Palm Springs Gay Discos - Men's Video Bars Palm Springs - Hunters Lounge
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.

White Horse Tavern Berkeley - White Horse Tavern Oakland - Berkeley Gay Bars - Oakland Gay Nightlife - Oldest Gay Bars in America - White Horse Inn
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.

California Gay Nightlife Guide
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in California

California Gay Nightlife Guide
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in California

California Gay Nightlife Guide
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in California

California Gay Nightlife Guide
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in California

California Gay Nightlife Guide
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in California

California Gay Nightlife Guide
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in California

California Gay Nightlife Guide
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in California

California Gay Nightlife Guide
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in California

California Gay Nightlife Guide
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in California

Rainbow Cattle Company Russian River - Guerneville Gay Nightlife - Rainbow Cattle Co. Sonoma County - Russian River Bear Bars - Sonoma Gay Nightlife
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.

Falcon Long Beach - Falcon Gay Bar - Hispter Bars Long Beach - Mixed Gay/Straight Bars Long Beach - Falcon East Broadway - Long Beach Happy Hour Bars
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.

California Gay Nightlife Guide
Photos of gay bars, nightclubs, lounges, cabarets, and other nightlife options in California

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

801 Bourbon Bar - 801 Key West - Key West gay clubs - gay cabaret photos - Sushi and the 801 Girls - Bootleggers Key West - Pizza Joe's Key West
No self-respecting gay barfly would dare wander the campy and festive watering holes of Key West with stopping for at least a drink (or three) at the 801 Bourbon Bar (801 Duval St., 305-296-1992), the beloved gay pub that anchors the Bourbon Street Pub Complex (just across the street). This laid-back pub has been packing 'em in for more than 30 years. Don't miss the drag cabaret, led by Sushi and the 801 Girls. Page 20.

Aqua Key West - Aqua Nightclub - Key West dance clubs - Key West gay bars - Key West drag shows - Wall Street Nightclub Columbus - gay discos Key West
The premier gay nightspot in Key West, Aqua occupies an attractive space along Duval Street and impresses all with its rousing sound system, engaging drag shows, friendly staff, and great mix of patrons - gays, lesbians, young, old, you name it. The club is also home to the deliciously dishy Aquanettes, a troupe of drag performers that has developed quite a fan base in Key West. Aqua is the sister club to one of the country's best lesbian clubs, Wall Street, in Columbus, Ohio. Page 19.

Bobby Monkey's Key West - Key West gay bars - gay neighborhood bars - Florida gay nightlife - gay Key West nightlife - Florida Bobby Monkey's -
Every fun-loving little gay town, even one geared toward tourists, needs a fun-loving little gay bar that's geared largely toward locals. This isn't to say that festive Bobby Monkey's doesn't have appeal for visitors - it's friendly and with plenty of diversions (karaoke on Sundays, pool playing, cheap drink specials), and it's a short walk from other Key West gay nightspots, such as 801, Bourbon Street Pub, and Aqua. Bobby's (305-294-2655) is at 900 Simonton Street, a block off of Duval. Page 21.

Bourbon Street Pub Key West - Bourbon St. Key West - Bourbon Street Duval - Key West gay clubs - Key West gay bar photo gallery - New Orleans House
The always rollicking Bourbon Street Pub (724 Duval St., 305-294-9354) opened in 1995 is a full gay entertainment complex, with a friendly pub on the ground floor and the gay-male clothing-optional New Orleans Guest House on the upper level. The same owners also operate the 801 Bourbon Bar and One Saloon, across the street. Bourbon Street Pub is fun and exceedingly friendly (if cruisy) just about any time of the day, and it has an especially popular T-dance on Sundays at 6 pm. Page 22.

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

Alibi, Wilton Manors
Alibi gay bar, Wilton Manors. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 8.

New Moon Fort Lauderdale closed
New Moon gay bar in Wilton Manors has closed. Page 11.

Ramrod Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale Gay Leather Bars - Wilton Manors Ramrod Bar - Cruising For Sex Fort Lauderdale - Leather Levi's Bear Bars
Just a short drive south of the main gay-nightlife action in Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale's super-butch, totally cruisy Ramrod Bar is a bit less about leather these days than it might have been back in the day, but it still draws plenty of rugged, buffed guys not only in leather gear but uniforms, Levi's and black t-shirts, and other such gear. The crowd ranges anywhere from bearish to rock-hard-pecs, from college- to post-retirement age. But the median group in here is about 35 to 50. Page 12.

Score Gay Bar Miami Beach - Score South Beach Nightclub - Score Lincoln Road - Miami Beach Gay Discos - Miami Beach Lesbian Clubs - Gay South Beach
Gay clubs have come and gone in South Beach, and there are now fewer of them than there were in the '90s, but Score (along with Twist, a 10-minute walk away on Washington Avenue) has held its own for many years now and continues to be one of the hottest gay and (and to a lesser extent lesbian) dance clubs in southern Florida. The swanky and slick two-level space is along lively Lincoln Road Mall, close to dozens of great shops and restaurants. Page 34.

Twist Miami - Twist Gay Bar South Beach - Twist Washington Avenue - SoBe gay bars - Miami Beach Gay Clubs - South Beach Gay Scene - Gay Miami Beach
Gay bars have come and gone in see-and-be-seen South Beach, but Twist (1057 Washington Ave., 305-53-TWIST) has stuck it out for years (since 1993), drawing consistently nice-size and friendly (for South Beach, anyway) crowds. The bar has expanded over the years and has plenty things going for it: it's open daily till 5 am, the staff is cute and flirty, there's a beautiful garden with lush landscaping, and the bar is steps from dozens of stylish Miami Beach restaurants and hotels. Page 35.

Queens Head Bar St. Petersburg - Queens Head Gay Bar - Queens Head St. Pete - St. Petersburg Central Avenue Gay Bars - St. Petersburg Gay Restaurants
Opened by a couple of lovely guys who've lived all around the world, the cheery and handsomely designed Queens Head Bar is both a restaurant and lounge, and although it's gay-owned and highly popular with the GLBT community, it's very well-liked by a diverse mix of people. A couple of fun features: as pictured, the outdoor part of the bar is decked with comfy cabana-style beds - it's an enjoyable spot to sip cocktails and get to know new friends. Page 49.

Oxford Hotel Sydney - Oxford Gay Bar Sydney - Sydney gay leather bars - gay Sydney bear bars - gay Darlinghurst Sydney - Gay Oxford Street Sydney
The quintessential leather-and-bear cruise bar on busy Oxford Street in the Darlinghurst section of Sydney, the Oxford Hotel has undergone a natty makeover since I snapped this photo and visited in 2005. Still, it's basically a laid-back, friendly spot drawing a somewhat rough-and-tumble bunch of regular guys, mostly in theirs 30s to 50s. The Oxford Hotel (134 Oxford St., 9331-3467) is right in the heart of Sydney's main gay nightlife hub, close to Stonewall, the Colombian, Midnight Shift, etc. Page 3.

Bierhimmel Berlin - Bierhimmel Gay Bar - Bierhimmel Oranienstrasse 183 - Berlin Neighborhood Bars - Gay Cafes Kreuzberg - Berlin Lesbian Pubs
A less over-the-top, more neighborhood-y bar and cafe along Oranienstrasse, Bierhimmel is a cheap and casual spot to start off an evening (or even an afternoon) of carousing. Drop by this cozy storefront cafe for a glass of wine, a light snack, or a cup of coffee before venturing out to some of the saucier spots around the SO 36 section of Kreuzberg, such as Roses and Mobel-Olfe.