Best of Philly

Best Gay Bar

2018 Best Lesbian Bar

Toasted Walnut Bar & Kitchen

Philly hasn’t had a real lesbian bar since Sisters closed back in 2013. But last year, one of the managers of Sisters opened this colorful, laid-back spot, and it’s quickly become the city’s most welcoming place for gals. (Just get over the awkward name.) Read More »

1316 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-546-8888 | Website

2018 Best Gay Bar to Bring Your Straight Friends to

Tavern on Camac

Piano-bar sing-along (main floor) plus ass-shimmying dance club (upstairs) plus solid restaurant (basement; grab a burger before Ubering home) adds up to a night that’s totally worth the next-morning hangover. Read More »

243 South Camac Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-545-0900 | Website

2018 Best Gay Bar to Bring Your Gay Friends to

The Bike Stop

One of the last gay bars in Philly yet to be infiltrated by the straights, with gay porn images on the TVs, nearly nude bartenders in leather chaps, weekly underwear nights (exactly what they sound like), and open make-out sessions, well, everywhere. Read More »

204 South Quince Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-627-1662 | Website

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. Read More »

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

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 much better. Read More »


2014 Best Gay Bar

U Bar

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 and gab with friends. Read More »

1220 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-546-6660 | Website

2013 Best Gay Bar

Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar

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 »

200 South 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-964-9675 | Website