9 Best Gay Bars in Philadelphia to Visit Now
Tavern offers pub grub, a sick piano bar, and a totally awesome dance floor. Best for: Kinky Quizzo, karaoke on Friday nights, and a decent lesbian scene outside Philly. The Ascend nightclub sits atop of the T. Featured pianists perform every night at the piano bar and the music makes for great sing-alongs.
Read more. There are pool tables upstairs, and a twice-weekly poker night for those looking for a little game-play in the hood. Not just known for its philanthropic ways, Tabu also throws many performance art shows, including its popular drag shows and burlesque shows.
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- With the sports-bar moniker aside, Tabu maintains a hefty itinerary of performance art shows in its upstairs lounge—everything from karaoke to drag shows to burlesque.
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- Before we present you with our list of best gay bars in Philadelphia, a few interesting facts about the local LGBTQ scene: almost every LGBTQ-centric destination in the city is found in Gayborhood, an enclave in Center City Philadelphia that has quickly become one of the most recognize neighborhoods in town. Knock also has an extensive list of liquor, wine and after-dinner cocktails.
- Best for: Great happy hour prices, unpretentious feel, bartenders in mesh shorts duh. Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar.
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- Fellas head into Boxers PHL throughout the week not only for its generous happy hour specials happening daily from 6—8pm , but for the added perk of ordering from its strapping bartenders who wear nothing but a pair of red mesh shorts and a charm-your-pants-off grin.
Reviewed November 19, via mobile. The staff of Woody's are amazing! Thank Tonya W. But a more recent developer appellation, Midtown Village, now threatens to subsume the Gayborhood entirely. There are bars and clubs well known as liberal haunts where you can mix and mingle, as well as all-day establishments like restaurants and cafes that are known to attract the pink dollar.
Tavern on Camac, situated on a quiet cobblestoned side street in the Gayborhood, is most known for its sleek piano lounge, which draws seasoned songbirds—and the occasional theater major from nearby University of the Arts—for hours of boozy showtune sing-alongs.