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2015 BEST Gay Bar

Boxers PHL

It’s hard to say exactly what the biggest draw is at this new gay sports bar. The cheap drinks? The pool-table action? The big game on the big screen? Oh, who are we kidding? It’s the shirtless bartenders wearing only the namesake uniform.

1330 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-735-2977

2014 BEST Gay Bar

U Bar

1220 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA

There isn’t a dance floor in the whole place, and drag-queen sightings are rare. But that’s exactly what’s so great about the bar formerly known as Uncles. (Well, that and the studly bartenders.) U Bar stands apart from other Gayborhood watering holes as a no-fuss, no-‘tude, unpretentious spot to grab a strong drink or two… Read more »

2014 BEST Gay Girls' Night Out

Stimulus Philly

We may not have a lesbian bar per se, but the Sapphic nightlife scene is alive and well thanks to Amber Hikes and Morgan Levine’s long-running Stimulus parties. Twice a month, Tabu and Voyeur are packed with gorgeous, stylish women and top-notch local DJ talent. Think of it as a resurrected, traveling Sisters but so… Read more »

2013 BEST Gay Bar

Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar

200 South 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Theres always something fun and fabulous happening at this Gayborhood staple. Downstairs, its cocktails, conversation, and whatever games are on the flat-screens. Upstairs, its cheap beers, karaoke and drag shows. How can you go wrong? Read more »