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Old 05-28-2008, 04:10 PM
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Washington DC
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:02 PM
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Neither. Key West, Florida!
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Old 05-29-2008, 01:08 AM
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Of the two, I know that DC is supposed to have a really strong gay scene.

But, I'm actually going to say that neither are the best....it's San Francisco!
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Old 05-29-2008, 01:38 AM
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I've gone with my gay friends to a few gay bars in New York, London Miami, a few in LA and definitely preferred the ones in London with second place going to NYC!
Lately, gay bars seem more fun than straight bars to me.
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:45 AM
Location: Seattle, WA; St. Croix, USVI
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Originally Posted by NEWJERSEY1 View Post
Neither. Key West, Florida!
Key West's gay scene is pretty dead now
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:24 AM
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I like Chicago because it has such an established neighborhood of bars, restaurants and shops in a very nice part of town. Directly accessable by a dozen bus routes, 3 train lines, Lakeshore Drive, and in a very dense and active neighborhood. Wrigley Field less than a 10 minute walk, the college/preppy sports bar scene only 2 streets over, the punk and grunge crowd mixed in along Belmont. It's pretty crazy some nights with so many different scenes converging in one spot in the city. I could sit on the sidewalk for hours on a nice night and just watch all the different people.

I counted in my head and there are 20 bars alone just along a 6 block area of Halsted Street on the north side. According to a local website here, there are 43 listings of gay bars, mostly in a strech along the north side of the city.

Market Days draws around 500,000 in August, and the Pride Parade draws around 300,000 to 400,000 in June. It's a pretty huge draw for gays/lesbians in the Midwest, and the rest of the country as well.

It's definitely a drinking city. I looked, and just from Downtown up through the popular north side neighborhoods, there are 763 bars/clubs in operation. Other cities might have better clubs, but Chicago does really well with the more down to earth/fun bars and lounges.
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:26 AM
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I wandered through a sporting goods store that had irons and woods spray-painted pink. Does that count?
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:43 AM
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NYC & DC have big gay scenes as well as SF.
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Old 05-29-2008, 04:20 PM
Location: New York City
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New York's gay scene is large, and has several pockets, rather than just one neighborhood. New York beats DC by far. I love DC and it has an entirely different feel to its scene--similar to Atlanta's (at least what Atlanta was in my experience back in 2000-2001--probably has changed).
NYC has gay bars/clubs now in Chelsea, midtown, hell's kitchen, west village, east village, lower east side, park slope, williamsburg, bed-stuy, and several other 'hoods. It's totally spread out. Other cities tend to have one or two exclusive areas for the gay bars.
New York has a much more international gay scene, and not so exclusive...that's the feeling I've gotten when visiting the bars in the city vs DC/Atlanta.
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Old 05-30-2008, 10:06 AM
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Here is a list of gayborhoods and gay friendly spots in DC. It's not concentrated to just one area

Dupont Circle - The King
Logan Circle
Adams Morgan - 18th Street
Capitol Hill - 8th Street
U Street
West End - 23rd Street
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