When we were in Istanbul a couple of years ago, we spent what seemed like hours hunting through the winding streets trying to find a gay bar. We had no idea that an experience like Club XLarge was hidden among the crowded streets. It is worth the adventure.
We first discovered Hula's Bar & Lei Stand several years ago when we were in Honolulu to support our friend in his impressive efforts to not only raise money, but also run his first marathon with the AIDS Marathon charity. We ended up spending a fair amount of our time at Hula's meeting great locals, chatting with the staff, and enjoying the beautiful views as we drank sitting along the expansive open front of the bar. There's no better gay bar in Honolulu.
June's featured bar of the month is a local favorite...literally one of our local favorites. The Hillcrest Brewing Company is walking (and crawling distance) from the I Heart Gay Bar offices in the gayborhood here in sunny San Diego. We here at IHGB are beer drinkers and were ecstatic when the country's first gay brewery opened 2 years ago down the street from us. In celebration of Pride month and the kick off of summer, we're so thrilled to feature the HBC as June's bar of the month. A shout out to all of our favorite staff members for the awesome service and fun attitudes (Matt, Margo, Ken, and so many more).
May's Bar of the Month is Paradise Bar and Restaurant, located on the Broadway Corridor in Long Beach. Pride season is here and Long Beach Pride is one of our favorite for its great parade, friendly atmosphere, beachside location and local area parties. Long Beach Pride is the weekend of May 16th. It's the perfect weekend to stop in and check out Paradise.
Friends is one of our absolute favorite dive bars catering to LGBT in the United States, so we are thrilled to help them celebrate their 10th anniversary this year by featuring them as April's Bar of the Month. If you live in the Atlanta area, you undoubtedly already know about this eclectic little watering hole just off the BeltLine on Ponce de Leon Avenue, but if you are visiting Atlanta, you should definitely make sure this spot is on your must-visit list. Congratulations Friends on 10 years of serving the community!
Loafers Bar is the oldest gay bar in Ireland, having just celebrated its 30th anniversary. Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, we chose this cozy Irish dive bar as March's bar of the month.
dtm is the largest gay bar and nightclub in Northern Europe. February marks their two year anniversary and we worked with them to create this month's I Heart Gay Bars t-shirt to help them celebrate!
Voted best gay bar in Utah 5 years running, JAM in Salt Lake City is helping to bring the fruit back to the marmalade as I Heart Gay Bars T-Shirt of the month for January 2014. What a way to kick off the year!
It may be winter in the United States, but its summer in South Africa. No matter what the weather though, the staff at Beefcakes is hot, hot, hot! Check out the I Heart Gay Bars T-Shirt of the month for December 2013!
The Gateway Hotel is the I Heart Gay Bars T-Shirt of the month for November 2013. Read more about the oldest gay bar in Newcastle.