Best of the Gayborhood

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BEST OF THE GAYBORHOOD AND BEYOND: Services

HIV TESTING: Washington West Project Thanks to a $20,000 grant from Philly AIDS Thrift, Mazzoni Center’s HIV-testing hub recently spruced up its four-story digs to provide […]

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BEST OF THE GAYBORHOOD AND BEYOND: Hero Elicia Gonzales

HERO: GALAEI Executive Director Elicia Gonzales As the matriatch of the only organization for Philly (and all of Pennsylvania)’s gay and lesbian Latino community, GALAEI’s […]

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BEST OF THE GAYBORHOOD AND BEYOND: Entertainment

THEATER TROUPE: Mauckingbird Theatre Company There’s a lot of queer theater happening in Philly these days, but no company devotes itself to the art of […]

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BEST OF THE GAYBORHOOD AND BEYOND: Shopping

MEN’S BOUTIQUE: Suitsupply You wouldn’t know it by the jersey-and-sweatpants-wearing slobs who meander among us (straight girls, please do something about your men!), but Philly […]

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BEST OF THE GAYBORHOOD AND BEYOND: Bars

BEST BAR: U Bar A mix of every type of guy, young to old, buff to not-so-buff. A no-’tude vibe. Efficient, friendly bartenders. A horseshoe layout […]

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BEST OF THE GAYBORHOOD AND BEYOND: Cafes

GREENSTREET It can sometimes seem like Counter Culture (North Carolina) and Stumptown (Oregon) have a bean-roasting lock on Philly’s new-wave coffee scene. But Tom and […]

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BEST OF THE GAYBORHOOD AND BEYOND: Restaurants

GAYBORHOOD RESTAURANT: Amis You don’t have to spend the mortgage at Marc Vetri’s eponymous townhouse to get that delicious Vetri Italian cooking. This exposed-brick, slightly industrial-feeling […]

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BEST OF THE GAYBORHOOD AND BEYOND: Bartender

BARTENDER: Ashley Coleman, Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar After slinging drinks for nearly four years at the now-shuttered Sisters, this gorgeous ray of sunshine has […]

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BEST OF THE GAYBORHOOD AND BEYOND: Hair Salon and Stylist

HAIR STYLIST: Brooke Dorothy, American Mortals Having perfected her skills with American Crew, this tatted-up ally can work a men’s haircut like nobody’s business. Her client […]

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BEST OF THE GAYBORHOOD AND BEYOND: Instagram

INSTAGRAM: @alexanderjohnphotography Everyone needs a little beefcake on his Instagram feed, and local photographer Alexander John Ortiz keeps the protein coming, not only with provocative shots […]

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BEST OF THE GAYBORHOOD AND BEYOND: Night Out

BEST NIGHT OUT: THURSDAY For those looking to eschew the weekend crowds, consider a Thirsty Thursday. Start at Stir for “Stirsday,” where the five-dollar cover […]

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BEST OF THE GAYBORHOOD AND BEYOND: Day Drinking

BEST DAY DRINKING: KNOCK At Knock, the city’s greatest day drinkers — mature gay men — come out to play. When weather permits, grab a […]