10 Favorite Gay Bars in Greater Phoenix

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Here's a little factoid that's perfect for your mental Rolodex: The Valley's oldest gay bar still in operation is the venerable Nu-Towne Saloon, which has been alive and kicking over by the Tovrea Castle since 1971. A few years later in 1974, the equally esteemed Apollo's Lounge opened up along Seventh Street right around the time that Tricky Dick was in some seriously hot water.

While both Apollo's and Nu-Towne (which recently reopened after nearly being destroyed by a major fire in 2010) are still in existence, the local gay bar scene is a much busier place. More than two-dozen bars and nightclubs dot the Valley, each aimed at a different slice of the LGBT community and each offering their own mix of potent pours, cheap drinks, and cheap thrills. Here's a rundown of some of our favorite spots.

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10. Ice Pics
Boasting more hi-def televisions than most other gay establishment, this McDowell Road hangout and video bar fills its patrons' eyeballs with a non-stop stream of music videos, showtune selections, episodes of Glee, and LGBT-specific programming. 

Those bored with the boob tube can scope out a virtual boy buffet as male strippers and hot-bodied performers take to the stage five nights a week. It'll definitely fulfill your recommended daily allowance of beefcake.

9. Roscoe's
Gonzo fun is the name of the game at the Valley's only swishy sports spot, which is far more laidback than many other local jock joint (or gay bar, for that matter). The staff is quite zany, for instance, and typically sport referee jerseys. They've also got whistles and ain't afraid to use them on patrons who perpetrate party fouls or get unnecessarily unruly when their team doesn't win. 

Heck, barkeeps might even confiscate your keys if you've partaken in too many of Roscoe's plentiful drink specials, such as two-for-one cocktails every Tuesday through Thursday.

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Ice Pics Video Bar

3108 E. Mc Dowell Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

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17 comments
Joesexy
Joesexy

this list is totally incorrect its almost done backwards .....

Bryan23phx
Bryan23phx

I lived in Phoenix for years, the bars suk donkey dyck! Houston, dallas, Austin Texas beat every city I've been to. Even Chicago. Just saying.

pancho V
pancho V

Long as it keeps the faries away from straight bars its all good

Joacy
Joacy

 

Another restaurant cliaimed to use fresh mozz
arella cheese,where it's dishes were actually made with economy cheddar.the
"fresh pasta"advertieshed on another meau tumed out to be
frozen.--Agedate. ℃⊙M--a nice and free place for younger women and older men,or
older women and younger men,to interact with each other.

 

Chinho
Chinho

are gays all alcoholics or what? this is demeaning to them. where are the best bikers bars? bikers love to drink fuck and fight.

randy
randy

My ten favorite places to get rejected weekly.

Enrique Gabriel Ochoa
Enrique Gabriel Ochoa

so i am baby gay just turned 21 and havnt been to half of theses bars i think its time for me to start goin out lol time for some funn!!

guest
guest

10 favorites? I call bullshit. the vast majority of people don't even have one favorite gay bar.

Cory114
Cory114

@Bryan23phx  Houston, really, come on we just moved from there. Houston has maybe 2 good clubs, the great thing is that they are all within walking distance. Seattle, NY and Vancouver are the cities.

usstrilesta
usstrilesta

@pancho V that in cludes you poncho v

usstrilesta
usstrilesta

@pancho V that in cludes you poncho v

usstrilesta
usstrilesta

@pancho V He's a damn borderliner that has beans in the brain, is full of hot air event straight  bars detest him...........

usstrilesta
usstrilesta

@pancho V He's a damn borderliner that has beans in the brain, is full of hot air event straight  bars detest him...........

usstrilesta
usstrilesta

@pancho V He's a damn borderliner that has beans in the brain, is full of hot air event straight  bars detest him...........


spr737
spr737

@pancho V Were you born a douche, or did you go to school for it? 

Chinho
Chinho

 well then you should quit drinking.

Chinho
Chinho

 most people dont fucking care either.

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