Of the several gay bars along Church Street in Nashville's West End, Blue Gene's
(1715 Church St.
, 615-329-3508) is the most laid-back - it's a true neighborhood bar, drawing a mix of guys and also quite a few women. The crowd is less collegiate and more age-varied here than at some of the louder, busier clubs in the area, and it tends to be most popular early in the evening. Neighbors include Vibe nightclub
, and Play
nightclubs are a couple of blocks away.