It welcomes everyone and, indeed, draws a mix of straights and gays, but Play
(1519 Church St.
, 615-322-9627) is very much Nashville's - one of the South's - hottest gay discos, having been one red-hot destination club since it opened. Along with Tribe
, next door, it's the see-and-be-seen gay hangout in town, with a decidedly youthful, attractive, well-coiffed, and stylishly clad crowd. Expect a ripping sound system, great dancing, fun drag shows on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and other cool theme nights - live music on Thursdays, and great DJs on weekends (it's closed Mon. and Tues.). The gay-friendly Hotel Indigo
is a couple of blocks north, and the gay establishments Vibe Nightclub
and Blue Gene's
gay bar are a couple of blocks east.