Out magazine just released its list of the “200 Greatest Gay Bars in the World,” and would you believe three Philly Gayborhood spots made the list? The results were compiled from a list of “nominations, suggestions and polled friends,” and editors said they tried to add as much variety as possible — including joints that cater to everyone from the “pierced-and-leather clad” to the “skinny go-go boy wannabes.”
So who made the list in our neck of the woods? Woody’s, Tavern on Camac and The Bike Stop, which they mistakenly refer to as “The Bike Shop.” (Someone’s getting a strapping for making that mistake.) Here’s what they had to say about the winning trio:
THE BIKE STOP: It’s all right if you’re not a musclebound leather daddy; the only requirement at The Bike Stop is loving rock-and-roll. And, yes, the men rock, too.
TAVERN ON CAMAC: A piano bar downstairs and a night club upstairs, this staple in the City of Brotherly Love is a lively and refreshing exercise in high and low, and consistently leaves patrons feeling like a million bucks.
WOODY’S BAR : The City of Brotherly Love’s best gay bar is arguably its skankiest. Woody’s slutty bartenders sling flavored Stolis in plastic cups to barely legal students and lifer townies. Wednesday college nights are the best, when the bar is filled by kids from U. Penn., Drexel, and Thomas Jefferson University. Woody’s had some recent work done, the bar now has red brick wall and a wooden floor and the dance area has a glamorized with deco style finish.
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