Back in law school just a couple years ago, he went almost every weekend, partying with friends who enjoyed the Gayborhood institution as much as he did. I went out that night, and I was thoroughly disappointed. They have every right to be there, but it is frustrating.
Waddle, left, on the outdoor deck area at the Beagle Tavern in Norristown, Pa. Suburban gay bars have all but disappeared. The decline reflects major shifts in American attitudes - among both gay and straight people - and the emergence of online sites for dating and hooking up.
On the upper level, local DJs and a shimmering disco ball preside over a spacious dance floor that stays thumping—and packed on weekends—till 2am. 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. Speaking of meat: The restaurant in the basement, the Tavern Restaurant, serves up hearty pub fare in a dimly lit, wine-cellar-like atmosphere.
Woody's has a diverse clientele, great music and no attitude fun. Always a great time. Five rooms, five DJ's and strong drinks. The staff of Woody's are amazing!
I was in town for the book project that had taken my research assistant Tory and me through 27 states, interviewing gay bar professionals. Gay bars are a marker of cosmopolitanism for small cities. They are the only physical places where LGBTQ people gather in public, and they serve multi-county regions of multiple states.
By Andrew Collins. For more on the city's GLBT scenecheck out the Philadelphia Gay Guidewhich details the city's top attractions, neighborhoods, and events of interest to the Philadelphia gay community. A venerable cruise and video bar with two floors and three distinct areas for socializing, Woody's is de rigueur for visitors to the City of Brotherly Love.
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