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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
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.
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.
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.
Find an LGBT Pride Month Celebration in Your Area
A calendar of Gay Pride festivals that take place from in June 2015/2016
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Calendar 2014-2015
A 2014-2015 Calendar of Gay and Lesbian Film Festivals around the world.
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.
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
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 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
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
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.
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.
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.
Checking out the gay bathhouse scene in San Diego
An overview of San Diego's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Club San Diego
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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
The best LGBT Hotel options in Las Vegas
Advice on the best hotels in Las Vegas for gay travelers.
Shanghai Gay Bars Guide
A guide to popular gay bars and nightspots in Shanghai, including clubs, lounges, coffeehouses, and bars.
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
Key West Gay Bars Guide
The best gay bars and nightclubs in Key West, Florida, including a few favorite 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.
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.
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.
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.
Oxygen Cafe & Lounge, Ogunquit, Maine
A look at Ogunquit's Oxygen Cafe & Lounge gay bar. Page 13.
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.
Pensacola's fab Gay Memorial Day Weekend set for
A preview of Pensacola's Gay Memorial Day Weekend Celebration, held in late May 2015
Ottawa Gay Guide - Ottawa 2014-2015 Events...
A guide to Ottawa gay bars and nightclubs, along with gay saunas and bathhouses.
The Complete Gay Guide to Columbus, Ohio
A guide to the best gay bars and clubs in Columbus. Page 6.
The Best Gay Bars in New Orleans
The best gay bars and nightclubs in New Orleans, Louisiana including several gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses.
A Look Inside Miami's Legendary White Party,...
A preview of Miami White Party 2014, the nation's oldest and largest HIV/AIDS fundraiser and one of the world's most famous gay circuit parties, held in Miami Beach the last week in November.
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.
Denver Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs Guide
An overview of Denver's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Denver Swim Club and Midtowne Spa
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
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.
Manhattan for GLBT Travelers, Plus a full Gay...
A Gay Guide to Manhattan, including a Manhattan 2014-2015 Events and Festivals calendar.
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
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.
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.
Hawthorne District, a progressive and...
The queen of the many funky and gay-sensible neighborhoods on Portland's slightly sprawling East Side,
A Gay Guide to North Carolina, from Asheville...
A guide to gay nightlife in Charlotte, North Carolina. Page 5.
Aspen's Famed Gay Ski Week is set for January
A preview of Aspen's Gay Ski Week Celebration, in mid-January 2015, along with a quick look at the lively social scene that makes this posh Rockies resort a favorite of gay and lesbian travelers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Club San Diego, gay bathhouse on 4th Avenue in...
San Diego's gay bathhouse, Club San Diego. Page 33.
Dallas Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs Guide
An overview of Dallas's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Club Dallas and Midtowne Spa Dallas.
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.
Charleston SC Gay Bars Guide - Charleston SC...
A Guide to Charleston gay bars and other gay-friendly establishments.
Boston Gay Guide - Boston 2014-2015 Events...
A profile of Boston for gay travelers, including a 2014-2015 events calendar
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Outfest 2014 - Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film...
A preview of Outfest, the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, which takes place in July 2014
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.
Honolulu Gay Bars Guide - Waikiki Gay Nightlife...
Find the best bars and nightclubs in Honolulu, Hawaii, including gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses in Waikiki.
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.
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.
C.C. Attle's, Seattle, Washington
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.
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.
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.
Melrose Spa, West Hollywood, California
Melrose Spa, West Hollywood, California. Page 102.
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
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.
Adonis Spa, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Following the tragic arson of Aquarius Baths, the Winnipeg gay sauna that was set fire to in 2009, resulting in the deaths of two patrons, the city has just one gay sauna, Adonis, which is in the city's North End (about a 10-minute drive or cab ride from downtown, which is home to the city's three gay bars). Adonis is a nicely equipped, clean, and friendly gay bathhouse - it's open 24 hours, has a steam room and dry sauna, a hot tub that can hold 10 men, and a safe and well-lighted location. Page 24.
Santa Fe Gay Bars Guide - Best Gay Nightlife...
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.
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.
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.
The Best Gay Pride Events in April and May
A full calendar of Gay Pride festivals that take place in April and May 2015
Los Angeles Gay Guide - Los Angeles 2014-2015...
A gay guide to Los Angeles, including a 2014-2015 Events and Festivals calendar
Paparazzi Nightclub, Victoria, British Columbia
A review of Victoria's longest-running gay nightclub, Paparazzi. There are two other nearby GLBT nightlife venues in the city, one of which is the trendy Ledge Lounge at the Bedford Regency Hotel, and the other being Steamworks, Victoria's gay bathhouse. There's also a mixed, gay-friendly nightclub and live-music venue called Hush. Page 9.
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.
A guide to the gay scene in Providence Rhode...
A gay guide to and 2014-2015 events calendar for Providence, Rhode Island, the second-largest city in New England and one of the most liberal and gay-welcoming small cities in the country.
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.
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.
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.
Urge gay bar, 2nd Avenue
A couple of doors down from the ultra-pervy Cock gay bar, and right next door to Dtox, Urge carries out this raffish block along 2nd Avenue's reputation for no-nonsense gay cruising but has a more slightly more elegant decorative scheme than Cock - you'll find some nooks with low-slung lounge seating, and the lighting is considerably better. This makes it easier to ogle Urge's chief attraction, a stable of generally well-endowed go-go dancers. Page 12.
Richmond Virginia Gay Bars and Nightlife Guide
A Richmond Virginia Gay Bar Guide
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.
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.
Valentine's, Tampa, Florida
A good-size dance club and show bar on the north side of Tampa, Valentine's is open nightly and is especially noted for its Saturday and Monday Latino nights - although there's a fairly strong Latino following most evenings. Valentine's also tends to draw a mix of men and women, depending on the night (especially Fridays, when there are both go-go girls and boys). On Sundays, the club hosts some of the top drag shows in central Florida. Hot dancers and variety of theme nights are a plus here. Page 61.
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.
Houston Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs Guide
An overview of Houston's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Midtowne Spa and Club Houston.
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.
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.
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.
A Guide to Planning the Perfect Gay Vacation in...
A gay guide to Denver, along with a 2014-2015 events calendar
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.
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.
Honey Pot, Tampa, Florida
Hosting two of the premier GLBT parties in the state, historic Ybor City's Honey Pot club is packed with revelers on weekends. First there's the guys party, Steam Fridays, which features DJs spinning to packed crowds on a massive dance floor, plus appearances by porn stars and strippers as well as leading female impersonators. The next evening is Tease Saturdays, when Honey Pot switches into a rocking lesbian party with go-go girls. Note that Ybor has somewhat pricey parking. Page 57.
Destination Gay Bar, Beijing, China
A description of Beijing's trendiest and most popular gay nightclub, Destination.
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.
Where to Eat and Drink in Pensacola, Florida
A guide to nightlife and gay-friendly restaurants in Pensacola, Florida,best-known for its Gay Memorial Day Weekend Celebration; quiet the rest of the year.
Berlin Lesbian and Gay Festival 2014 - Berlin...
A preview of Berlin's two seminal Gay Pride events, Lesbisch-Schwules Stadtfest (Lesbian-Gay Festival) and the Berlin Gay Pride Parade/Christopher Street Day, which are held on consecutive weekends in mid- to late June 2014
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.
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.
Baltimore Gay Nightlife Guide - Baltimore Gay...
The best gay bars and nightclubs in Baltimore, Maryland, including a few favorite gay-popular restaurants and coffeehouses.
Steamworks Bathhouse, Seattle, Washington
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.
Orlando Gay Bathhouses and Sex Clubs Guide
An overview of Orlando's gay bathhouses and sex clubs, including Club Orlando
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
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.
San Marco Theatre, in the San Marco Historic...
One of the more prominent buildings in Jacksonville's San Marco Historic Distric, the elegant 1938 San Marco Theatre is one of the city's finest examples of Art Deco. It shows popular movies, including a number of artsy, indepedent features, as well as hosting different events. Page 4.
Planning the Perfect Santa Monica and Venice...
A guide to gay bars and gay-friendly nightlife in Santa Monica, Venice, and Coastal Los Angeles.
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.
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).
Leather Rack, gay sex boutique in Dupont Circle
The Leather Rack ( 1723 Connecticut Ave. NW , 2nd floor, 202-797-7401) has for more than three decades
The Cabaret, Pensacola, Florida
Although by no means strictly a gay bar, the charming and friendly Cabaret is very much a fixture in Pensacola's GLBT community, drawing a mixed bunch each evening for happy hour, karaoke, videos, comedy shows, live music, and all-around hobnobbing and socializing. The warmly decorated bar is in one of the city's most historic areas, a short walk northwest of historic Seville Square's lively restaurants and cafes, and right next to the famed Saenger Theatre. Page 38.
Dinah Shore Weekend 2014 - Palm Springs Women's...
A preview of Dinah Shore Week, aka Palm Springs Women's Weekend, the famed lesbian party held in Palm Springs in early April 2014, as well as the Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival, which takes place over the same weekend
Santa Monica Boulevard, as it passes through...
West Hollywood 's so-called "Boys Town" area is centered along the stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard
Rainbow Room, Tampa, Florida (closed)
Rainbow Room has closed. Gay & Lesbian Travel. Page 59.
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.
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.
The latest on Dallas Gay Pride and Razzle Dazzle
A preview of Dallas's Gay Pride Celebration, also known as the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Festival and Parade, which takes place in mid- to late September 2014, as well as a preview of Razzle Dazzle Dallas, a Gay Pride Festival that takes place over five days in early June 2015.
Blue DVD gay porn shop (formerly NYC Pride...
Blue DVD is one of several popular stores on 8th Avenue in Chelsea specializing in gay porn movies, lube (they're an official distributor of Boy Butter men's products), safer-sex supplies, and the like. Others in the same area include Rainbow Station, Blue Store, and the Unicorn. Blue DVD used to be called Pride NYC Inc. Page 47.
Silverado, Portland, Oregon
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.
The Castle, Tampa, Florida
The dramatic - and immense - Gothic-inspired building in the heart of Ybor City known as The Castle has long had a strong kinship with Tampa's gay and lesbian community, having held a variety of weekly GLBT parties over the years. Currently, the night aimed specifically to gay patrons is Burn Sunday, but you'll almost always find that a portion of the crowd here is gay, especially on Thursday's Pop N Wave and Wednesday's '80s and Beyond nights. Page 52.
Atlanta Celebrates Gay Pride Oct. 11 and 12,...
A preview of Atlanta's Gay Pride Celebration, which is held in early to mid-October in 2014
Weekending in Georgia's Coolest Small City:...
A guide to the best gay nightlife in Athens, Georgia. Page 5.
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.
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.
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