London Gay Nightlife

Author: , September 9th, 2016

London Gay Nightlife - Marty Hoeft

We’ve gained unique insights into Madrid and Tel Aviv in recent weeks. Now, we’re heading to the mighty London with this YouTube video from gay social media app Moovz.

Watch as cute local Marty Hoeft (don’t be fooled by the accent!) meets the people behind iconic LGBTI club nights and venues such as Popcorn, Fire and Ku Bar.

Drag queen, scene queen and DJ extraordinaire Jodie Harsh is just one of the Londoners to be featured in the video.

Full Story at Gay Star News

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Gay London: Clubs, Bars, Cabaret and Culture

Author: , October 16th, 2015

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London is one of the world’s most welcoming cities when it comes to LGBTQ visitors. From cosy gay pubs to mind-boggling drag shows and representation in most of the major galleries and arts spaces, there is enough LGBTQ culture to keep you occupied day and night.

Despite being “cleaned up” by developers in recent years, Soho remains London’s gay nucleus. Its main drag, Brewer Street to Old Compton Street, still boasts a few sex shops, such as Prowler, and bars like the iconic G-A-Y, not to mention a number of cafes that double as cruising grounds. Soho is quaint, if only in the sense that Molly Moggs is one of the few places you’ll see a drag queen get totally ignored, but it is also thrilling, with gay saunas such as Sweatbox just a stone’s throw from more upmarket spots like the Oscar Wilde-themed bar, the Green Carnation.

London has seen gay clubbing events spread out from the centre over the last decade. Hackney, for example, is taking on increasing importance as a new kind of gaybourhood: where LGBT establishments aren’t ghettoised but dispersed among other businesses. In the basement of one of Hackney’s trendiest hotels (Ace Hotel, Shoreditch) is the club night Hard Cock Life – a mostly-male hip-hop night. Also in Hackney, the National Trust property Sutton House is the venue for an immersive, LGBT-friendly cinema event Amy Grimehouse, and just down the road, dingy club Vogue Fabrics hosts both straight and gay club nights throughout the week.

By Amelia Abraham – Full Story at The Guardian | London Gay Travel Resources

24 Hour Tube Service to Boost Gay London Nghtlife

Author: , November 25th, 2013

London UndergroundLondon Underground has announced that in 2015 parts of the tube network will run 24-hours at the weekends. This will give nightlife in the capital a huge boost making it much easier for gay clubbers to enjoy much more of what the City has to offer.

The 24-hour running will cover the Picadilly, Victoria, Jubilee, Central and Northern Lines, which will no doubt make life so much easier for Londoners and tourists. It will also make selecting hotels much easier as travelers can now look beyond the centre city and towards upandcoming areas including Greenwich, Shoreditch, Brixton and Shepherds Bush.

The underground celebrates 150 years and while behind some of the other leading global cities London has taken a while to prepare for 24 hours.

Authored By Ryan C. Haynes – See the Full Story at Honest Omissions

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Steven Sharp’s Guide to London’s Hot Summer Club Scene

Author: , July 4th, 2013

LondonDJ, promoter and producer Steven Sharp gives his take on the essential Summer hangouts and deck spinners you would be mad to overlook over the next few sunshine filled months!

01: HOT 2 TROT – Every Sunday Night from 11pm – 6am at Club Aquarium, Old Street London, EC1

Something brand new and fresh in the East End! At the incredible Club Aquarium in Old Street which boasts 3 rooms of music plus a swimming pool and even a Jacuzzi! This mew party is really making some large waves across London every Sunday night as London club heads look for an underground alternative to Vauxhall! It’s first few weeks have gone incredibly well with a music savvy cool crowd who have been waiting for something different for too long! With the music directed by resident Pagano and special guests including Tom Stephan and Smokin’ Jo – you can see the appeal!

Authored By Steven Sharp – See the Full Story at Gay Web Source

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Nightlife in Tel Aviv

Author: , April 25th, 2012

While visiting Tel Aviv you might be surprised by the hopping and bopping nightlife scene: being such a small city (especially in comparison to other trendy capitals in the world), Tel Aviv sure has a lot to offer to its citizens and tourists, when talking about going out to have a “night on a town”.

Tel Aviv’s motto is “The city that never sleeps”, a title that represents the city’s spirit and vibe, a title won for a good reason. You can find almost anything you’re looking for in each and every hour of the day, whether you’re looking for food, groceries, drinks or warm company. Most of the bars in the city are open till last customer, which sometimes means that they’re always open.

There are some fine restaurants that work around the clock (24/7) serving delicious food and bubbling drinks, not to mention the clubs, the parties and the after parties. It goes without saying that the leading venues and party are for gays and lesbians, or at least gay oriented, so no matter when you arrive to the city, you will sure find yourself very busy at nights.

Full Story from GayTravel.com

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Exploring Sacramento’s Gay Side: Gay Nightlife

Author: , November 4th, 2011

The gay bars in Sacramento are pretty much all clustered at the corner of 20th and K Streets in what’s called Lavender Heights – ok, it’s pretty flat, but the name stuck.

On the map in the first section of this article, you’ll find this part of Midtown just below and to the left of where 21st and J intersect – the gay heart of Sacramento.

Faces Gay Bar, SacramentoHere you’ll find Faces (at left), the oldest gay bar in the city with three dance floors. Faces has been around for years and years, and, according to the folks on Yelp, there’s a very mixed crowd here, a cover of $10-20 depending on the time, and lots of straight bachelorette parties.

There’s even a pool here, though we’re not sure who’d wanna use a pool at a gay bar. Faces has three dance floors.

Head Hunters Gay Bar, SacramentoThere’s also Headhunters (picture at right) with both a bar and restaurant, Sunday brunch in the Cornerstone Cafe, and lesbian nights on Sundays, too.

We stopped by here the other night, and enjoyed some fun re-runs of The Big Gay Sketch Show. The bartenders here were really nice, too.

Then there’s The Depot, with music but no dance floors (though one is planned). The Depot also has pool tables and theme nights.

Badlands Gay Bar, SacramentoAnd there’s Badlands, adjacent and connected to The Depot, with a large dance floor and weekly events.

There’s also the Mercantile Saloon, more of a divey neighborhood bar with a reputation for strong drinks, a diverse crowd, and a lot of smokers out on the patio – it’s about a block south of the other bars in the right side of 20th.

Finally, there’s the Lounge on 20, a cool-looking lounge on Sacramento’s gayest corner that, unfortunately, is not gay owned or themed. You might still enjoy the vibe there.

If you want to sober up after a night at the bars, you’ll find a Peets Coffee at the far end of the Maars Building (where the Lounge on 20 is located, and for all those late-night needs when you find “the one”, try the G-Spot, adjacent to Badlands and Hot Rod’s restaurant and open all night.

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The Washington Blade’s Best of Gay DC: Nightlife

Author: , October 30th, 2011

Washington DC Gay Nightlife“We pride ourselves on our diverse crowd and we welcome all,” says Scott Eustace, general manager of Tattoo. “We have no specific demographic night, basically it is come one come all.”

Tattoo Bar is an edgy, hip, rock ‘n’ roll entertainment venue with an intimate and accepting feel. Tattoo Bar beckons the rock lover to come enjoy an evening of great music, good company and excellent customer service. A diversity of musical genres makes it a true pioneer of the “Party Rock” theme in the D.C. nightlife scene.

Tattoo Bar also provides a place to release your creative side. During Halloween weekend, for example, Friday is Rehab: Triage, a sexy nurse costume contest and Saturday, a True Blood costume contest. “We are getting ready to start a retro ’80s and ’90s night,” Eustace says. “Our main promoter is gay and is he doing a great job getting the word out to everyone.”

Full Story from The Washington Blade

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Wellington’s Best Gay Clubs, Bars & Events

Author: , January 20th, 2011

Gay Wellington Clubs, Bars, EventsHundreds of gay Aussies will descend on New Zealand’s capital city this coming March for the 2nd Asia-Pacific Outgames.

Wellington is a compact, flat centre which is very easy to explore on foot. Here’s our must-do picks for the witty little city which was recently named one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities for visiting in 2011.

S&M’s cocktail lounge

Wellington’s warm and welcoming watering hole is located at 176 Cuba Street, the city’s off-beat cultural centre. Flattering lighting from Egyptian chandeliers set the mood, while gentle music plays and friendly staff mix your drinks. Downstairs is open on Friday and Saturday nights, with a DJ and a dancefloor area.

Club Ivy

Welly’s only gay nightclub is busiest after midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. Club Ivy is centrally located at 13 Dixon Street, the sizeable club frequently holds special events like fierce drag queen contests, Mr. Gay Wellington pageants, and camp shows. The main nightclub is on the top floor, but the middle floor is worth a look too, as a chilled-out space with smoking area.

Full Story from SameSame

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Sydney’s Best Gay Clubs, Bars & Events

Author: , January 17th, 2011

Gay Sydney, AustraliaWelcome to Sydney!

A world-famous harbour. One of the globe’s biggest gay festivals. Beaches which are the envy of other world cities. A vibrant gay scene, and as much art, food, shopping and attractions as you can handle. Sydney has it all.

Discover Sydney’s pumping LGBT nightlife and get the most out of your stay in the Harbour City. Same Same’s guide to all of Sydney’s essential gay hotspots is below.

Mardi Gras

Sydney lives for summer and welcomes thousands of visitors from around the nation and the world each February/March for the iconic Mardi Gras Festival.

The showcase events are of course the Parade down Oxford Street, which makes its way to the not-to-be-missed official Mardi Gras Party the same night.

Full Story from SameSame

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Canberra’s Best Gay Clubs, Bars & Events

Author: , January 16th, 2011

Gay CanberraWelcome to Canberra!

Our nation’s capital has plenty going on for the gay traveler who knows where to look. The smallish city of almost 350,000 has its own dedicated gay bar/nightclub, a local gay magazine and several other LGBT-owned businesses and social networks.

Locals describe Canberra’s gay scene as friendly and relaxed, ramping up annually in November for its SpringOut pride festival.

The Australian Capital Territory has progressive civil partnership laws, giving gay couples the ability to hold legally-binding ceremonies. Same-sex couples are also jointly allowed to adopt children, unlike in some other states.

Full Story from SameSame

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