Fort Lauderdale Gay Bars & Clubs – Out With Ryan

Author: , April 17th, 2019

Fort Lauderdale Gay Bars

Looking for the best Fort Lauderdale gay bars and gay clubs to visit? Well, you’ve come to the right gay travel blog queen!

Fort Lauderdale’s “gay village” or “gayborhood” is called Wilton Manors & it’s where the local gay community hangs out. Well, Wilton Manors and the gay beach in Fort Lauderdale as well as many places during Pride in Fort Lauderdale.

There are SO many gay bars & clubs in Fort Lauderdale, and most blog posts cover them all. But when I went to Fort Lauderdale for the weekend, I really only had time to visit maybe 2 a night?

In my short time in Fort Lauderdale, I really wanted to know the top gay bars and clubs to visit. So my local gay friends took me to these 4 places for a variety of different “gay scenes” and music atmosphere. And they were all so much fun and had different crowds (aka men) at each of them.

So, if you’re looking for a night out in Gay Fort Lauderdale, here are my fave picks for Best Gay Bars and Clubs you should visit! All the gay bars & clubs are in the same area, aka drunk walking distance from each other 😉

1. DRYNK – BAR & LOUNGE

Address: 2255 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, FL

Drynk is the first stop to a fun night! This gay bar is a very chill bar with a beautiful back patio to lounge, hangout with your friends or meet locals, and drink delicious cocktails.

Drinks at Drynk are average priced, but if you’re not into spending money on good cocktails and prefer cheaper alcohol options, head to the next two spots below.

By Ryan – Full Story at Out With Ryan

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Key West Gay Bars – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , January 23rd, 2019

Key West Gay Bars - The Nomadic Boys

Key West is a gay island mecca at the southern tip of Florida, famous for its relaxed, friendly and Bohemian atmosphere.

We loved it here so much that we stayed here for a large chunk of our road trip in Florida. There are so many things to do in Key West for gay travellers, along with a terrific gay scene. The majority of the gay bars and clubs of Key West are located in the same spot along the busy Duval Street, between Angela and Petronia Streets. There is a permanent Rainbow Crosswalk here so you can’t miss it!

This is our gay guide to the best gay bars in Key West, along with dancing venues, drag show bars, beaches, events and best things to do. For accommodation options, be sure to check out our guide to the best gay resorts in Key West.

Gay Bars in Key West

These are the main gay bars in Key West to check out, including popular weekly parties:

801 Bourbon Bar: 801 is a large building standing proud next to the Rainbow Crosswalk. The bar is downstairs and upstairs is the club (see more below). The bar is a good place to come for a few cocktails to start the night. Also check out their Sunday karaoke nights between 4-8pm. 801 Bourbon is located at 801 Duval and is open everyday until 4am.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at The Nomadic Boys

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Fort Lauderdale Gay Bars – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , December 17th, 2018

Fort Lauderdale Gay Bars

Fort Lauderdale is out, loud and fabulously proud! Over the past few decades it has become one of the gayest places in the States and was even featured as the ultimate gay holiday for the boys in the trashy movie – “Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild!”

In terms of gay scene, Wilton Manors is the vibrant gayborhood of Fort Lauderdale, which comes alive every night of the week.

We’ve been to Fort Lauderdale several times, mainly due to the abundance of inexpensive flights from Europe. We used JustFly to search and book our flights, which we recommend because they offer a comprehensive range of options allowing you to search for the lowest prices. We also recommend searching for options to Miami Airport, which is only a 45 minute drive away, to maximise your flight options.

However and whenever you visit Fort Lauderdale, you’re guaranteed to have a great time with warm weather: temperatures rarely dip below 25 degrees (77 Fahrenheit).

The Gay Area of Fort Lauderdale

The main gay area of Fort Lauderdale is Wilton Manors, located around 15 minutes drive inland from the beach. Wilton Manors comprises several blocks with many Fort Lauderdale gay bars, clubs, boutique gay shops, cafes and restaurants. The biggest parties take place on weekends, but there is always a large crowd on every night of the week.

Nearby to Wilton Manors is a small Bohemian road called “Eucalyptus Gardens”. It has a handful of open minded and very colourful cafes like Voo La Voo, as well really cool street art murals. If you’re looking for a gay shop to stock up on your fetish gear, buy new swimwear and other accessories, check out Pride Factory.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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Gay Vancouver – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , March 17th, 2018

Gay Vancouver - The Nomadic Boys

Greenpeace, Ryan Reynolds and Botox – what do they all have in common? They’re all from/invented in Vancouver!

This is Canada’s very cool city located right on the country’s far Western coast in the Province of British Columbia. The city is also famous for being extremely welcoming and accepting to everyone: we frequently saw many same sex couples walking the streets hand in hand all across town, and we definitely felt comfortable doing the same.

We loved the scene of gay Vancouver a lot, and have put together our guide of the best bars, clubs, events, hotels and more.

Vancouver Gay Village: Davie Street

Vancouver’s gay village, also known as the Davie Village, is the heart of the city’s LGBTQ community. It is based mainly along Davie Street between Jervis Street and Burrard Street. This is where the majority of the gay bars, clubs, fashion outlets, faces and saunas are. Although it’s not as big as the gay scene of Montreal or Toronto, it’s just as fun.

There is also a more bohemian area popular with the lesbian community of the city at Commercial Drive, called “The Drive” over in East Vancouver, which we did not visit so have not covered in this guide.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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Gay Travel’s Ten Favorite Gay Bars

Author: , May 31st, 2012

Top Gay BarsOK, there are thousands of amazing gay bars and clubs throughout the world, but here’s our list of a few that cannot be missed! Great drinks, hot patrons and incredible atmosphere … these 10 venues have it all.
OK, there are thousands of amazing gay bars and clubs throughout the world, but here’s our list of a few that cannot be missed! Great drinks, hot patrons and incredible atmosphere … these 10 venues have it all.

10. Bourbon Pub and Parade (New Orleans): “The Pub” is the heart of the LGBT community in NOLA. Located on Bourbon Street, the bar is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Gather around the downstairs video bars, dance upstairs or perch on the balcony. Whenever you visit you’re certain to find friendly locals and sexy out of towners that will make for a memorable experience.

9. Bronx Action Bar (Cape Town): Cape Town’s longest-running gay and lesbian bar remains solidly at the top of most gay nights out. It has a friendly, welcoming vibe, inviting people to bounce to pop music until dawn. The upstairs dance club, Navigaytion, is open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, featuring the best electronic and house music.

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Gay Travel Names Their Favorite Gay Bars Worldwide

Author: , May 20th, 2011

Top 10 Gay BarsOK, there are thousands of amazing gay bars and clubs throughout the world, but here’s our list of a few that cannot be missed! Great drinks, hot patrons and incredible atmosphere … these 10 venues have it all.

10. Bourbon Pub and Parade (New Orleans): “The Pub” is the heart of the LGBT community in NOLA. Located on Bourbon Street, the bar is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Gather around the downstairs video bars, dance upstairs or perch on the balcony. Whenever you visit you’re certain to find friendly locals and sexy out of towners that will make for a memorable experience.

9. Bronx Action Bar (Cape Town): Cape Town’s longest-running gay and lesbian bar remains solidly at the top of most gay nights out. It has a friendly, welcoming vibe, inviting people to bounce to pop music until dawn. The upstairs dance club, Navigaytion, is open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, featuring the best electronic and house music.

Full Story from GayTravel.com

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TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD: Gay Clubs

Author: , May 7th, 2011
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There are literally hundreds of gay clubs, organizations and associations around the entire world for gays to enjoy. It really doesn’t matter what you are interested in, there are clubs for you.

This month we are going to tell you about some of them. They of course are not for everybody, but if you are in the least bit interested you might just want to contact them to see exactly what they have to offer.

Gay MotorcyclingAre you into motorcycles? Then check out this website which will give you a lot of information: http://bikersmag.com/html /glbt_motorcycle_clubs.html By checking out their website you will be able to find others who are also interested and they give details on what their different area clubs are doing whether in New York City, California, Florida or even in France! It’s always nice to travel with other gays who have a common interest.

Gay RodeoFor those interested into the cowboy and rodeo scenes, the best website is: http://www.igra.com/ and they also have a complete listing of gay rodeos throughout the entire country, with contact names and websites for each local event in the US as well as in the entire world. Late spring and summer of course is when most of these events occur. We know people who travel from one city to another to both participate as well as just watch these events.

Leather clubs are quite popular with a lot of gays. They have activities going on all the time from coast to coast as well as all over the world. They hold national competitions in different cities. That website is: http://www.leatherclubs.net

Chicago is the place where the major national competition is held as they present the new Mr. Leather there each year.. Their website is: http://www.imrl.com/

Gay Golfing

For those into golfing, check out: http://www.realjock.com/gay-personals/Golf and you will be able to get in touch with others who also enjoy the sport.

For those into baseball, check out: http://www.gaybaseballdays.com/

Into rugby? Then do check out their website, http://www.igrab.net/

For those into basketball, check out their website,
http://www.ngbaus.com/

And of course lets not forget about the gay football clubs at
http://www.iglfa.org/

Gay CampingFor those into outdoor camping and hiking, etc. check out this website, http://www.gayoutdoors.org/ This is a worldwide alliance of gay outdoor clubs and covers camping, hiking skiing and mountain biking. For those who enjoy boating and the like, check out http://www.rainbowboatingclub.com/

Okay, so you are not that much into sports, then try out the International Association of Gay & Lesbian Bridge Clubs, http://www.communityvisions.org/iaglbc/

But most importantly don’t forget your local gay clubs, organizations and associations. Whether you are into the arts, theatre, gay issues such as Aids, child adoption, or whatever, just check your local gay websites to find out something to participate in. The local chapters of the Gay Men’s Chorus is a wonderful way to meet people. Whether you can sing or just by attending their events, you can always meet new people. In major cities around the country they have gay cooking classes and gardening classes.

If you are sitting around your house, apartment or condo and you feel the need to get out and explore new and exciting things and meet to people, then we highly suggest you might try joining a new club, organization or association. You never know, if you are single, you might just find someone new for your world, but if not at least you will be doing something different and enjoying yourself in the process!

Don & ray - Gay TravelersAlways remember to have fun when traveling, meet new people and talk to everyone!

TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD is written by Donald Pile and Ray Williams, Award-winning, Celebrity travel columnists who write for gay publications from coast to coast (And now legally married). Proud members of the IGLTA. You can email them at gaytravelers@aol.com and visit their website at http://gaytravelersataol.blogspot.com/

Finland: Where to Dance in Helsinki

Author: , April 28th, 2011

Gay Clubs in HelsinkiBallroom Dancing in Helsinki: The centrally located in Wanhan Tanssikellari (Kaivopiha, Mannerheimintie 3) has a restaurant and offers ballroom dancing with DJs or live orchestras. From Tuesdays to Saturdays, you can waltz to live music or try the very popular (and very unique) Finnish tango.

Helsinki Nightclubs: Many Helsinki nightclubs have several dance floors and most clubs stay open until 4 in the morning. Club YK (Pohjoinen Rautatienkatu 21) has two floors and some of the best DJs in Helsinki. DTM, or Don’t Tell Mama (Iso Roobertinkatu 28), is a hugely popular gay club but accepts straight clients too. There are two dance floors and on Saturday nights the second floor is for ladies only.

Lost & Found (Annankatu 6) used to be a hetero-friendly gay club but is now more a gay-friendly hetero club, and has a busy dance floor. Manala and Botta (Dagmarinkatu 2/Museokatu 10) have several dance floors and bars and are popular with students and a young crowd.

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Vancouver’s Top Gay Hot Spots

Author: , February 16th, 2011

Vancouver, as deemed by The Travel Editor magazine, is the San Francisco of the North. The city has a lot to offer the gay community-from parades to cafes, to some of the city’s best nightclubs.

But Vancouver’s gay and drag culture goes beyond the nightclub scene and has established a rapport for the best hangouts and hot spots in the gay community.
The West End neighborhood has the highest concentration of gay residents in Canada, and as you wander streets like Davie or Denman, you won’t find a shortage of bars and stores that cater to everything from off beat to intellectual.

Here are some of the top hot spots we recommend that have made their mark in the city.

The Elbow Room offers service with a side of abuse. Have breakfast at this Davie street cafe, and get served with some sexual innuendo, and humorous abuse from the waiters. The restaurant has been serving around-the-block lineups since its opening in 1983.

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Gay Nightlife in Iceland’s Capital, Reykjavik

Author: , January 29th, 2011

Iceland is one of the best destination for gays and lesbians due to its gay-friendliness. There are several nightlife locations for GLBT in Iceland, most of them located in Iceland’s capital Reykjavik.

The gay crowd in Iceland has a very strong connection to Laugavegur 22. In the years around 1980, there was a gay bar there and many stories have been told about that time — but people walking out the doors of Laugavegur 22 no longer have to fear being met with violence.

Laugavegur 22 is once again the gay palace of Reykjavik.

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