The homey Fireplace is a veritable Dupont Circle institution, having occupies this corner space on P Street for decades, and serving up extremely fun happy hours that last all night on Mondays and Tuesdays and all afternoon on weekends. Tip: They do Wednesday bingo nights too, where the crowds are far more manageable.
The Rusty Knot is a tiki dive on the Westside highway that turns completely queer on Sundays. If you're driving or taking a taxi, it takes about 10 to 20 minutes from downtown D. The scene is mostly men in their 30s and 40s, with a fair number of bears, Just a good all- around classic gay neighborhood bar, and otters.
The back of the bar is dominated by a pool table and photo booth. Inside, a tight squeeze through the bar area leads to a small dance floor adjacent to the DJ, with a surrounding elevated platform that someone will inadvertently fall from sometime during the night. It serves traditional if predictable, Just a good all- around classic gay neighborhood bar classics.
Barracuda is a mandatory stop during any Chelsea barhopping, and works especially well for a weekday nightcap. Inside it can be slow on weekdays but wend your way to the rear, past the pool table, past the DJ booths and bathrooms, down the hallway lined with decades of gay memorabilia, to find the crowd chomping cigars and sharing cigarettes on the outdoor patio.
Queer artistic expression thrives at Oasis, a club and cabaret theater in SoMa.
The Ice Palace is always a fun bet for cocktails and dancing, but it also hosts Just a good all- around classic gay neighborhood bar weekly parties and events and also hosts comedy and music acts, weekend pool parties, and plenty of other special theme nights and parties. That being said, the sports theme is always especially apparent - it feels just like a pleasant and nicely laid-out gym and has a very nice pool table, exposed-brick walls, wood floors, and large TV screens that do sometimes air sporting events.
Ask Fencerider about Hanks. Although definitely geared toward lesbians, this cool little lounge also pulls in plenty of guys. Gay Friendly Hotels. If you have a problem with taxi drivers, write down the plate number of the taxi explicitly make sure he understandsand try to tell him that you will go to the police 'police' sounds the same in Turkish.
Date of experience: April
Add a short message. My Account Sign out. The crowd generally skews older and is far more laid-back and unaffected than its better-known neighbors. On Sunday afternoons, the Lone Star is the default second-choice destination for those in search of an afternoon beer bust. Want to catch a drag show?