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Your Guide to the Best Gay Bathhouses and Sex...
An overview of LA's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Silver Lake, West Hollywood, the beaches, the San Fernando Valley, and Long Beach/Wilmington
Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Calendar 2014-2015
A 2014-2015 Calendar of Gay and Lesbian Film Festivals around the world.
Mega-Plex, Providence, Rhode Island
As Boston is without any sex clubs or bathhouses, New England's top city for cruising and late-night fun is Providence, Rhode Island - it's home to a pair of gay bathhouses, Mega-Plex (pictured here) and Club Body Center. Providence is just an hour's drive south of Boston, so it tends to lure plenty of guys from there as well as in nearby cities like Hartford, Worcester, and even Cape Cod. Mega-Plex is the largest and most popular of the two, drawing a lively crowd around the clock. Page 12.
Palm Springs' Best Gay-Exclusive and Gay-Friend...
A handy guide to the best gay-friendly hotels and clothing-optional resorts in Palm Springs, California.
Las Vegas Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs Guide
A look at the two favorite 24-hour private clubs, in the same strip mall, Hawks Gym and Entourage Las Vegas.
Find an LGBT Pride Month Celebration in Your Area
A calendar of Gay Pride festivals that take place from in June 2015/2016
A Guide to the Best Gay Nightlife in Las Vegas
A guide to the best gay bars in Las Vegas, from the huge new Krave and Affair nightclubs to quirky neighborhood dives to Sin City bathhouses.
Start Planning for 2015 Gay Days Orlando at...
A preview of Orlando, Florida's Gays Days celebration at Walt Disney World as well as Animal Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and the other parks in the area - this famous event takes place in early June 2015
Club 82/Bijou Cinema gay adult theater and sex...
From 1958 until 1978, Club 82 was a beloved drag cabaret and glam-rock venue made famous by the likes of David Bowie, Lou Reed, Harvey Fierstein, Blondie, and the New York Dolls. It then became an indie-film theater, and in the early 1990s, the dark, underground (figuratively and literally - it's in a basement) space became a quite popular gay adult theater and sex club. More recently, it's been closed at different times, but it was spruced up at one point and now continues to be a gay sex club. Page 6.
Planning a Summer Trip to Costa Rica - Advice...
A reader asks where to find the gay scene in Costa Rica, and for other advice on planning a gay adventure in this beautiful Central American country. Here are some tips on gay-friendly places to stay and gay bars and saunas in Arenal, San Jose, Quepos, and Limon.
Atlanta Gay Sex Clubs and Bathhouses Guide
An overview of Atlanta's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Club Eros, Manifest, Flex Spa, and The Den
Finding the best gay bars and gay-friendly...
The best bars and nightclubs in St. Petersburg, Florida and the beaches, including Clearwater, Gulfport, and Dunedin, with several mixed lounges and gay-friendly restaurants and coffeehouses, too.
Boston Gay Bars Guide - Best Boston Gay Nightlife
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, and nightlife options in Boston, including Club Cafe, The Alley, Boston Eagle, DBar, Franklin Cafe, Fritz Lounge, Machine, Paradise, Ramrod, Rise, and more.
San Francisco Gay Sex Clubs and Bathhouses Guide
An overview of San Francisco and the Bay Area's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Eros, Blow Buddies, Nob Hill Adult Theatre, Steamworks in Berkeley, and the Watergarden in San Jose
Washington DC Gay Bars Guide - Best Washington...
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, and nightlife options in Washington, DC and the surrounding area, Delta Elite, Bachelor's Mill, Banana Cafe, Phase 1, Remington's, DC Eagle, Green Lantern, Cobalt, DIK Bar, Fab, the Fireplace, J.R.'s, Crew Club, Nellie's, Town, Freddie's Beach Bar, and more.
Pensacola's fab Gay Memorial Day Weekend set for
A preview of Pensacola's Gay Memorial Day Weekend Celebration, held in late May 2015
The hottest clubbing and dining in GLBT Atlanta
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, bathhouses, and nightlife options in Atlanta, plus several gay-friendly restaurants and coffeehouses.
San Francisco Gay Bars Guide - Best San...
A guide to gay bars and nightclubs in San Francisco, including several gay-popular restaurants and mixed venues, from coffeehouses to lounges
Checking out the gay bathhouse scene in San Diego
An overview of San Diego's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Club San Diego
From Hipster Lounges to Dance Clubs, Portland...
Including Scandals, Silverado, Eagle Portland, Crush, Casey's, CC Slaughter's, Cafe Nell, and many more
San Diego Gay Bars Guide - Best San Diego Gay...
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, and nightlife options in San Diego, including Bourbon Street, Brass Rail, Caliph Lounge, Club Extasis/Club Fusion, Flame, Flicks, the Hole, the Loft, Martinis Above Fourth, Numbers, Pecs, Rich's, San Diego Eagle, Urban Mo's, and more.
Phoenix Gay Bars Guide - Best Gay-Friendly...
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, and nightlife options in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, plus a few gay-popular restaurants and cafes.
The Unicorn gay porn and erotica store, on West...
The long-running Unicorn (277 W. 22nd St., 212-924-2921) gay porn palace, located conveniently beside Barracuda gay bar and just around the corner from newer porn shops like Blue Store, Rainbow Station, and Pride NYC. The Unicorn has long been known for its significant selection of blue movies as well as its private video booths. It's a bit sleazier in feel than its 8th Avenue neighbors, which can be good or bad depending on your outlook. Page 45.
Checking out the best gay ski weeks and trips...
A calendar of Gay Ski Weeks, Gay Ski Weekends, and other organized Gay Ski and Winter Sports Events held around the world in winter 2015
Denver Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs Guide
An overview of Denver's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Denver Swim Club and Midtowne Spa
Planning a Gay Vacation in Provincetown - Plus...
A guide to planning a gay and lesbian vacation to Provincetown, including a 2014-2015 events calendar, gay-popular neighborhoods, and tips on how to get there.
Steamworks Bathhouse, Berkeley, California
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.
Manhattan for GLBT Travelers, Plus a full Gay...
A Gay Guide to Manhattan, including a Manhattan 2014-2015 Events and Festivals calendar.
11 Most Underrated Cities in America for Gay...
America's most underrated cites for gay travelers: Columbus, Albuquerque, Providence, Salt Lake City, Kansas City, Detroit, New Haven, Fort Worth, Pittsburgh, Sacramento, Indianapolis.
The Complete Gay Guide to Columbus, Ohio
A guide to the best gay bars and clubs in Columbus. Page 6.
Key West's Best Gay-Friendly Accommodations
A guide to the best gay-friendly hotels, clothing-optional gay resorts, and GLBT B&Bs in the legendary tropical resort community of Key West, Florida
Where to Eat and Play in Sarasota, Florida
A primer on the gay nightlife scene in Sarasota, Florida, plus gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around the area.
The best gay bars in Tampa and Ybor City
The best bars and nightclubs in Tampa and Ybor City, Florida, including gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses.
Phoenix Gay Sex Clubs and Bathhouses Guide
An overview of the Phoenix-Scottsdale region's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including The Chute and Flex Spa bathhouse.
Oxygen Cafe & Lounge, Ogunquit, Maine
A look at Ogunquit's Oxygen Cafe & Lounge gay bar. Page 13.
Club San Diego, gay bathhouse on 4th Avenue in...
San Diego's gay bathhouse, Club San Diego. Page 33.
The Best Gay Bars in New Orleans
The best gay bars and nightclubs in New Orleans, Louisiana including several gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses.
What to See and Do in Southern California's Gay...
A comprehensive GLBT guide to vacationing in Palm Springs and the surrounding desert region, including Cathedral City and Rancho Mirage, including a 2014-2015 Palm Springs Events Calendar
The 411 on Gay Days at Disneyland, Held in...
A preview of Anaheim, Calfornia's Gays Days celebration at Disneyland, which takes place in October 2014
Club New Orleans gay bathhouse, on Toulouse...
Learn more about Club New Orleans, a gay bathhouse that has been serving the Big Easy for several decades, in the heart of the French Quarter.
Dick's Bar, a venerable gay hangout on 2nd...
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 7.
The best LGBT Hotel options in Las Vegas
Advice on the best hotels in Las Vegas for gay travelers.
Providence Gay Bars Guide - Best Providence Gay...
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, and nightlife options in Providence, including Mirabar, Alleycat, Club Body Center bathhouse, MegaPlex bathhouse, Providence Eagle, Dark Lady, Lot 401, Club Gallery, the Stable, Scurvy Dog, and Union
Max's Private Club, a gym and gay bathhouse on...
If you're looking for a sure-fire gay hookup in Honolulu, your best bet is Max's, a private club set on the upper level (4th floor) of an innocuous plaza of shops and offices in western Waikiki, near Ala Wai Canal and Ala Moana shopping mall. Max's has two distinct parts, a well-equipped gym that caters pretty much exclusively to gay men, and a separate bathhouse/sex club that has the usual array of video channels airing gay porn, private cabins, and steam room and sauna. Page 37.
Shanghai Gay Bars Guide
A guide to popular gay bars and nightspots in Shanghai, including clubs, lounges, coffeehouses, and bars.
Ybor Resort and Spa, Tampa, Florida
An attractive, well-designed, and clean private gay men's club in Tampa's most historic neighborhood, Ybor Resort and Spa (1512 E. 8th Ave., 813-242-0900) is one of Florida's premier gay saunas and bathhouses, and following the closing of Club Tampa Baths, it's the only such facility in the Tampa Bay-St. Petersburg region. But beyond being a traditional - although unusually nice - bathhouse, Ybor Resort is also a gay hotel with very nice overnight accommodations and reasonable rates. . Page 62.
Key West Gay Bars Guide
The best gay bars and nightclubs in Key West, Florida, including a few favorite gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses.
L.A. Gay Pride set for June 12 to 14, 2015
A preview of Los Angeles Gay Pride/West Hollywood Gay Pride/Christopher Street West, in early to mid-June 2015
Chicago Gay Sex Clubs and Bathhouses Guide
An overview of Chicago's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including the famed Bijou Gay Sex Club and Adult Theater, the spacious and popular Steamworks Chicago, and long-running Man's Country.
Boston Gay Guide - Boston 2014-2015 Events...
A profile of Boston for gay travelers, including a 2014-2015 events calendar
The Best Gay Pride Events in April and May
A full calendar of Gay Pride festivals that take place in April and May 2015
North America's Most Affordable Gay Vacation...
North America's most affordable small cities and resort towns for gay travelers, from Taos, NM to New Hope, PA to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Flex Spa, Cleveland, Ohio
Set inside a beautifully restored art deco building from the late '30s that used to be a Greyhound bus office building and garage, Flex Cleveland is a virtual monument to gay bathhouse culture. The owners claim it's the world's largest such facility, and at more than 50,000 square feet, it's easy to believe this. Moreover, it's a clean, well-run, all-male 24-hour spa and cruise ground with a helpful and well-trained staff - you'd be hard-pressed (so to speak) to find a better bathhouse. Page 15.
A Gay Guide to North Carolina, from Asheville...
A guide to gay nightlife in Charlotte, North Carolina. Page 5.
Gay Bars and LGBT-Friendly Dining in Naples,...
A guide to gay nightlife in Naples, Florida, plus gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around the area.
Blue Store, a sex-toy and erotica shop on 8th...
Another of Chelsea's rather garish sex-toy and porn stores, the Blue Store (206 8th Ave.) has garnered its share of bad press since it opened nearly a decade ago, first stirring the ire of neighbors who complained about its relentless blue-neon facade and the neighborhood's seeming excess of such establishments. Then a couple of years ago cops shuttered the place for following a prostitution sting. The store has cleaned up its act some and is now a great source of gay erotica, lube, and such. Page 17.
Dallas Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs Guide
An overview of Dallas's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Club Dallas and Midtowne Spa Dallas.
Fox Bar, Overland Park, Kansas
Of the few metro Kansas City gay bars that require a short excursion outside the city center, the Fox Bar near Overland Park, Kansas is the one to make the effort for. It's technically in the town of Mission, an easy 10-minute drive from the Westport section of Kansas City, and it draws a genuinely eclectic mix of gay men and lesbians of all ages, from suburbanites for whom this is the closest gay hangout to others who simply enjoy the friendly vibe, attractive interior, and stiff drinks.
A Comprehensive Gay Guide to Ottawa, Ontario,...
A guide to Ottawa gay bars and nightclubs, along with gay saunas and bathhouses.
Ybor City Social Club, Tampa, Florida
Set inside a hulking, neo-gothic white building in historic Ybor City that has held a variety of nightspots over the years, the Ybor City Social Club is the main occupant these days. It's an eclectic mostly gay but all-welcome dance bar. Page 63.
West Hollywood Gay Guide
A guide to West Hollywood's gay scene, including attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and the 2014/2015 West Hollywood events calendar.
Chicago Gay Guide - Chicago 2014-2015 Events...
A guide to planning a gay and lesbian vacation to Chicago, including gay-popular neighborhoods, tips on how to get there and when to go, links to GLBT resources, and a 2014/2015 gay events calendar.
Palm Springs Gay Bars Guide - Best Palm Springs...
The best bars and nightclubs in Palm Springs for gay travelers, from warehouse-style dance clubs to trendy lounges to cruisy leather bars.
F Street Adult Video & Gifts, on University...
Rather impressively, F Street Adult Video & Gifts has been a fixture among fans of porn, sex toys, lube, and racy adult treasures since the mid-'70s. The regional chain has eight locales, and the one pictured here, on University Avenue in the western edge of North Park (very close to Hillcrest) tends to draw the highest percentage of GLBT customers. The selection of gay videos and mags is actually marginal - it's more hetero. But this is still a reliable place to stock up on lube, toys, condoms. Page 34.
H.G. Rooster's, West Palm Beach, Florida
Gay bars have come and gone in West Palm Beach and the surrounding county, and these days the GLBT nightlife options are down to just a few spots, but H.G. Roosters has been going strong since the early '80s and remains the most popular gay nightclub in the region. It's an attractively decorated spot just a short drive southwest of downtown, just off Exit 69 of I-95 and close to U.S. 1. Popular events include Monday bingo, male dancers on Friday and Sunday evenings, and karaoke on Wednesdays. Page 64.
The Best Gay Hotels and B&Bs in Sonoma's...
A guide to the best gay resorts and gay-friendly hotels in Sonoma County's Russian River, one of the premier gay vacation communities on the West Coast
Midtowne Spa, the city's gay bathhouse and...
Austin's gay bathhouse, the Midtowne Spa, is located a 15-minute drive north of downtown, near Highland shopping mall and just north of the Hyde Park neighborhood. The sizable facility that's part of one of the nation's largest gay-bathhouse chains (with branches in Dallas, Denver, Hollywood, Houston, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, and Wilmington, CT) is pretty popular and draws a pretty good mix of ages and types, including some students from nearby University of Texas. Page 32.
Phoenix gay bar, East 13th Street (just off...
If the East Village has an all-around, much-loved, go-to gay bar, it's the Phoenix, which opened a few years back and takes its name from the long-ago Phoenix gay bar that used to be a few blocks away and was never anywhere near as popular. Part of the bar's lure is that it's relatively large as EV gay bars go, with a main bar area (pictured here), a pool table in back, decent-size bathrooms down a flight of stairs, and a small conversation nook around the corner from the main bar. Page 8.
Hawks Gym, Las Vegas, Nevada
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.
Rainbow Cabaret and Playhouse Theatre, Tampa,...
Tampa's Rainbow Cabaret and Playhouse Theatre, a gay adult porn and sex plex a few miles north of downtown near Tampa International Airport, is one of the most popular men's cruising grounds in Florida. The club is especially popular during Sunday at the Rainbow, a lively gathering on the club's patio, and the theater shows adult all-male movies 24/7. Similar to a bathhouse (Tampa is also home to the excellent Ybor Resort & Spa gay sauna and hotel), the Rainbow Cabaret also has a large video. Page 58.
The Barracks, Cathedral City, California
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.
Albuquerque Gay Bars Guide - Best Gay Nightlife...
A nightlife guide to Gay Albuquerque. The lowdown on the gay Albuquerque bar scene, including clubs, lounges, coffeehouses, and bars.
Getting to know Santa Fe's gay scene
Sante Fe is the most popular gay destination in New Mexico. Here is a list of some of the many LGBT-friendly bars and restaurants.
Gay Spring Break Ideas for 2015
A look at some of the top gay spring break destinations in North America for 2015, including Key West, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, and many others.
The World's 20 Gayest Beach Cities
A list of the world's 20 gayest beach cities - meaning cities with populations of roughly 150,000 or greater, with beachfront locations on the water (can be oceans or large lakes), and with great gay scenes.
San Francisco Gay Guide - San Francisco...
A gay guide to San Francisco, including a 2014-2015 San Francisco Gay Events Calendar, and information on gay-popular neighborhoods, tips on how to get there and when to go
Honolulu Gay Bars Guide - Waikiki Gay Nightlife...
Find the best bars and nightclubs in Honolulu, Hawaii, including gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses in Waikiki.
Attending the Famed Folsom Street Fairs in...
A preview of the Folsom Street Fair, held in San Francisco in late September 2014. There's also information here on the related Up Your Alley Fair, next held in late July 2014, and Folsom Europe, the companion event held in Berlin's Schoneberg neighborhood in early September 2014
Splash Bar, Panama City Beach, Florida
Panama City Beach may be best known as one of the world's top hetero spring break destinations, but it's also home to one of the more popular gay beach bars (it's actually across the street from the sea), Splash. This festive spot isn't big, but there's a good size dance floor inside and an expansive covered, tropical-themed patio that extends out back. Splash has male dancers on weekends, drag shows, and rocking spring break parties during the student season (late February through early April). Page 37.
Austin Gay Bars Guide - Best Austin Texas Gay...
Here's a look at the best gay bars and nightclubs in the progressive city of Austin, Texas.
F212 Steam Sauna, Vancouver, British Columbia
Of Vancouver's three bathhouses, F212 Steam has the best location in terms of the West End gay scene - it's right on Davie Street, a mere stone's throw from several gay bars and a short walk from a number of hotels and gay-friendly B&Bs. This is a large and nicely maintained gay sauna, always drawing a substantial - and diverse - crowd. The 6,500-space on the second floor of a building at 1048 Davie Street (604-689-9719) and has private rooms in three configurations, a 12-man hot tub. Page 25.
Quebec City Gay Saunas, Sex Clubs, and...
As is not exactly uncommon in Canadian metropolises, Quebec City has a good selection of gay bathhouses - as many, in fact, as there are gay bars.
Margaret Cho to Perform at 2015 Whistler Winter...
A preview of Whistler's Gay Winter Pride and Ski Festival, which takes place over a full week in late January 2015
Finding the best gay bars in Fort Lauderdale...
The best gay bars in Fort Lauderdale, including neighboring Wilton Manors, also a handful of suggestions for gay-friendly restaurants.
USS Arizona Memorial, a wall of remembrance...
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 38.
Toronto to host Gay Pride June 19 to 28, 2015
A preview of Toronto's Gay Pride Celebration, which is held in late June 2015
Fort Myers Gay Bars Guide
A primer on the gay nightlife scene in Fort Myers, Florida, plus gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around the area.
Discovering St. Petersburg's Stunning Sunset...
It takes a little effort to find it, but the gay beach on Treasure Island in greater St. Petersburg is one of the loveliest stretches of sand in the region. Years ago a gay nightclub along the beach, called Bedrocks, drew revelers to this narrow spot backed by dunes. The club closed eons ago, but this area now generally known as Sunset Beach remains popular with gay guys and lesbians, especially on weekend afternoons. Here's how to reach this beautiful spot.
Check out all of the Gay Pride Celebrations...
A calendar of Gay Pride festivals that take place in the fall, from September through November 2014/2015
St. Petersburg Gay Hotels and Resorts Guide -...
Florida's leading gay and lesbian vacation destination on the Gulf of Mexico, the St. Petersburg region comprises a downtown fringing Tampa Bay that's undergone a significant renaissance in recent years as well as a string of eclectic - and often historic - waterfront communities from quaint Pass-A-Grille to artsy Gulfport to the tony resort of Clearwater Beach. Gay-Friendly lodging choices are as diverse here as the terrain, from grand hotels to elegant B&Bs, plus Florida's largest gay resort.
Charleston SC Gay Bars Guide - Charleston SC...
A Guide to Charleston gay bars and other gay-friendly establishments.
NYC Gay Pride to take place June 23 to 28, 2015
A preview of New York City's Gay Pride Celebration, in late June 2015, including the Gay Pride Rally, Teaze, VIP Rooftop Party, Pride March, Pridefest, Dance on the Pier, and more.
A Guide to Planning the Perfect Gay Vacation in...
A gay guide to Denver, along with a 2014-2015 events calendar
Flamingo Resort, St. Petersburg, Florida
One of the largest gay resorts in the country, the Flamingo is not only one of the best GLBT lodging options in St. Petersburg, it's a very fun place to party - whether you're a hotel guest or just dropping by to drink cocktails by the pool in the Cabana Bar, mingle in the Video Bar, dance and watch male strippers in the Blu Room, or attend one of the popular gay pool parties, Sunday T-Dances, or after-hours parties. In short, there's nearly always something interesting going on at the Flamingo. Page 43.
Tallahassee Gay Bars Guide
An overview of the gay nightlife scene in Florida's capital city, Tallahassee, plus gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around downtown and the surrounding area.
Great Portland Venues for Dining and Gay...
The best gay bars and clubs in the charming and progressive coastal city of Portland, Maine, along with gay-friendly restaurants and cafes.
The Lounge, West Palm Beach, Florida
One of the several lively and hip restaurants and clubs in downtown West Palm Beach's historic Clematis Street neighborhood, The Lounge is a sushi bar early in the evening the transforms into a gay dance club later at night. It's across the street from one of the most famous music clubs in South Florida, Respectable Street, which is also quite gay-friendly - it's not uncommon for patrons (gay and straight) to visit both spots. The Lounge has an attractive decor and a fun little patio, too. Page 65.
Los Angeles Gay Guide - Los Angeles 2014-2015...
A gay guide to Los Angeles, including a 2014-2015 Events and Festivals calendar
The Watergarden, San Jose, California
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.
Club Escape, Chicago, Illinois
Set behind its restored art deco facade, Club Escape ( 1530 E. 75th St. , 773-667-6454) is one of two
Digs Bar, Cathedral City, California
Formerly Club W, the friendly gay neighborhood bar known as Digs is a casual little hangout in Cathedral City, about a 10- to 15-minute drive from Palm Springs. It's a good bet for drinks if you're staying at one of the few gay resorts in the area or coming from nearby Rancho Mirage. Digs Bar has a pool table, Wii games, country-western tunes, and free barbecues on Friday and Sunday afternoons. Page 5.
The Loft gay bar, in Hillcrest
The Loft, a friendly local-favored gay bar in Hillcrest. Page 35.
Steam Bathhouse, Portland, Oregon
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.
Delux Cafe, Boston, Massachusetts
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.
Destination Gay Bar, Beijing, China
A description of Beijing's trendiest and most popular gay nightclub, Destination.
Queen's Surf gay beach, Waikiki
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.
The Best Northampton, MA Nightspots and...
The best bars and nightclubs in Northampton and the Pioneer Valley (including Springfield) for gay travelers, from classic dance clubs to mixed lounges to gay-friendly restaurants and coffeehouses.
Melrose Spa, West Hollywood, California
Melrose Spa, West Hollywood, California. Page 102.
Artichoke Basille's Pizza, on East 14th Street
Serious pizza aficionados and ardent gay-nightlife goers both join the long lines throughout the day and late night at Artichoke Pizza, a simple-looking storefront at the north edge of the East Village that turns out simply outstanding pies. It's a simple concept, and just four types of slices are available: artichoke, regular (margarita), Sicilian, and crab. There's also beer, canned sodas, and bottles of Boylan soda. Page 9.
Panama City Gay Bars Guide
A primer on the gay nightlife scene in Panama City, Florida, plus gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around downtown and Panama City Beach.
Quebec City Gay Nightlife Guide - Quebec City...
The best gay bars and nightclubs in Quebec City, Canada, including a few favorite gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses.
The World's 20 Gayest Beach Towns and Small...
A list of the world's 20 gayest beach towns and small cities with populations under 150,000, and with locations on the water (oceans or large lakes).
Mobile Gay Bars Guide
An overview of the gay bar scene in the southern Alabama city of Mobile, the site of one of the largest Mardi Gras celebrations in the country, and a city with a surprisingly vibrant GLBT nightlife district, despite its small size.
Pinkberry, 8th Avenue
The Southern California craze known as Pinkberry has a popular branch at 170 8th Ave. (212-488-2510) in Chelsea. Come find out for yourself what all the fuss is about related to these peculiar frozen dessert said to be devoid of preservatives, additives, excess sugar, and (according to some naysayers) flavor. The icy yogurt-esque treat comes in plain or green tea and can be topped with a variety of treats. Page 46.
Richmond Virginia Gay Bars and Nightlife Guide
A Richmond Virginia Gay Bar Guide
New Hope Gay Guide - 2014-2015 New Hope Events...
A gay guide to New Hope, Pennsylvania, the popular and gay-friendly resort community near Philadelphia, and a 2014-2015 New Hope and Bucks County Events Calendar
Just Us Lounge, Biloxi, Mississippi
The only gay nightlife option along the Gulf Coast between Mobile and the New Orleans area, the popular Just Us Lounge is handily located just off I-110, midway between the Back Bay of Biloxi (and the IP Casino Resort) and the Gulf of Mexico (and Beau Rivage Casino Resort). The festive hangout with an exterior painted with an elaborate landscape of Southern mansions and landscapes is a good spot to meet locals and tourists in the area. It's open 24-7 on weekends, and stages fun drag shows. Page 2.
Nowhere gay bar, on East 14th Street
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 10.
Sacramento Gay Guide - 2014-2015 Sacramento...
A Gay Guide and 2014-2015 Events Calendar on Sacramento, including tips on attractions, notable neighborhoods, gay nightlife, and where to eat and stay.
Where to Eat and Play in Portsmouth, New...
A guide to gay bars and other gay-friendly establishments in the coastal New Hampshire city of Portsmouth and elsewhere on the NH Seacoast.
Chicago PrideFest, Gay Pride Parade, and...
A preview of Chicago Gay Pride month, which includes a PrideFest, the Gay Pride Parade, and the Backlot Bash, all held in late June 2015
Vermont's favorite Gay Ski Week comes to Stowe...
A preview of Stowe, Vermont's Gay Ski Week - Winter Rendezvous Celebration, held in late January 2015
Emerald City, Pensacola, Florida
No matter what time of year you visit Pensacola, the long-running (and recently remodeled) nightclub Emerald City is the premier gay bar. But this downtown dance club with an 18-over admission policy, extremely entertaining drag shows, and great music is especially fun during the famed Gay Memorial Day Weekend celebration that descends on Pensacola each year. Emerald City is the host venue for the weekend's top parties, and it also presents other cool parties all year, including Halloween. Page 39.
San Francisco set to host Gay Pride on June 27...
A preview of San Francisco's Gay Pride Celebration, in late June 2015
Native Lounge, San Luis Obispo, California...
Native Lounge closed in 2011. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 89.
The Body Shop, Tampa, Florida
Occupying what had been a rather drab cocktail lounge called Keith's, the Body Shop is a fun and friendly gay neighborhood bar in North Tampa - it's the first gay hangout you'll reach if you're driving into the city on I-75 and I-275, and it's easy to spot for its particularly distinctive facade: there's a 1970s white Cadillac sticking through the front of the building (the rear of the car sticks out of the building's side). Inside you'll find a friendly bunch of men and women of all ages. Page 51.
Portland Oregon Gay Sex Clubs and Bathhouses...
An overview of Portland, Oregon's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Hawks and Steam
Rainbow Station adult bookstore, 8th Avenue
One of a few shops along 8th Avenue selling (mostly gay) erotica, porn DVDs, underwear, lube, dildos, sex toys, novelties, and the like, Rainbow Station (207 8th Ave., 212-924-0591) is open 24/7 and competes with the long-running Unicorn as well as the Blue Store and Pride NYC. This one is well-stocked, and it's a bit less seedy-feeling than some of the smaller, darker spots with less prominent locations. Page 50.
Baxter's Lounge, Tampa, Florida
Baxter's is a low-keyed neighborhood bar in south Tampa, near historic Hyde Park and Bayshore Gardens, noted for its Sunday-night karaoke, Thursday amateur strip contests, and good-looking male strippers Wednesday through Saturday nights. It's a good spot for a drink before heading over to the bigger clubs in Ybor City. Page 60.
Palm Springs White Party 2014
A look of Palm Springs White Party, the famed circuit party presented by the Jeffrey Sanker and held in late April 2014
The Roundup, Pensacola, Florida
Just a half-mile east of the city's most famous gay nightclub, Emerald City, and a block off of downtown's main east-west thoroughfare, U.S. 98, The Roundup bills itself Pensacola's gay neighborhood bar. But although it draws plenty of older locals, including a good many bears, leather men, and other cruise-y sorts, it's also very popular with the many tourists who come through the city all winter, and especially during the famed Pensacola Gay Memorial Day Weekend celebration each May. Page 40.
NYC Gay Guide - New York City 2014-2015 Events...
A profile of Gay New York City travel, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, including a New York City 2014/2015 Events Calendar.
616 Park Street Bar, in Riverside on the edge...
The first bar you'll hit as you cross the St. John River via the I-95 bridge (heading north), 616 Park Street Bar is also a welcoming, fun-loving gay cruise bar that's perfect for beginning your evening...or perhaps finishing it. From here you're a short drive from some of the city's largest gay hangouts, such as In Cahoots and Metro, and the Historic Five Points district is just a few blocks away. This long-running gay bar has a large patio in back (pictured here). Page 3.
White Horse Inn, Berkeley, California
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.
Attending Gay Pride in St. Petersburg
A preview of the St. Pete Pride, a celebration for the entire Tampa Bay region, held in late June 2015
Lafayette Gay Bars Guide
A primer on the gay nightlife scene in Lafayette, Louisiana, plus gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around the area.
Planning the Perfect Santa Monica and Venice...
A guide to gay bars and gay-friendly nightlife in Santa Monica, Venice, and Coastal Los Angeles.
Houston's Best Gay Bathhouses
An overview of Houston's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Midtowne Spa and Club Houston.
Eros Sex Club, San Francisco, California
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.
Rainbow Room, Tampa, Florida (closed)
Rainbow Room has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 59.
Cape Cod Gay Guide - Cape Cod 2014-2015 Events...
A guide to gay travel on Cape Cod, including advice on where to go and what to see throughout the Cape, from Sandwich and Falmouth through Hyannis and Chatham and out to Truro and Provincetown, plus a Cape Cod 2014-2015 Events and Festivals calendar.
A guide to Gay Pride celebrations held December...
A complete calendar of Gay Pride festivals that take place in the winter, through March 2015
Club Indianapolis gay sex club and bathhouses
Club Indianapolis, the city's gay sex club and bathhouse. Page 13.
Disocovering Seattle's Best Gay Bars
A look at the best gay bars, clubs, and nightlife options in Seattle, including R Place, Neighbours, Purr, Pony, CC Attle's, Wildrose Tavern, Lobby Bar, Terra Plata, Saint John's, Cuff Complex, Seattle Eagle, and more.
Checking out the gay nightlife scene in...
A look at the gay nightlife scene in Gainesville, Florida, plus gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around downtown and the University of Florida campus.
Club Jacksonville bathhouse, in historic San...
A reliable gay bathhouse with a loyal following of regulars, Club Jacksonville is in the city's historic San Marco neighborhood, across the St. John River from Riverside and downtown, where most of the city's gay nightspots are located - it's a short drive, though. This is your standard bathhouse, having served the community since 1974. It's not especially fancy, but the management did give the place a thorough refurbishment in recent years, and they work hard to keep it clean and pleasant. Page 2.
Madison Gay Bars Guide - Madison Gay Nightlife...
A gay nightlife guide to Madison. The lowdown on the gay Madison bar scene, including clubs, lounges, coffeehouses, and bars.
Santa Monica Boulevard, as it passes through...
West Hollywood 's so-called "Boys Town" area is centered along the stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard
The Best Gay Hotels and Inns in Rehoboth Beach,...
A guide to the best gay-friendly guest houses, hotels, and B&Bs in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Where to Eat and Play in Charming San Miguel de...
An overview of the gay nightlife scene in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, plus a handful of gay-friendly lounges, restaurants, and coffeehouses in and around this charming city.
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