Best of Philly

Best Gay Night Out

2018 Best Gay Event That’s Not in a Gay Bar

Sip City Mixer

Each month, 80 or so members of Philly’s LGBTQIA scene gather for refreshingly low-key happy hours at spots like the Ritz-Carlton and L’Etage. Check out the group’s Facebook page for dates and locations of the next sip-and-schmooze – and don’t be shy. Their tagline: “If you identify as a woman and queer, you belong here.” Cheers! Read More »


2018 Best Drag Show

Bob & Barbara’s Lounge

The longest-running drag show in Philly is still fresh (thanks to a rotating cast of Philly favorites and up-and-comers), still under the direction of show founder and iconic hostess Miss Lisa Lisa – and still the best $8 you can spend on a Thursday night. Read More »

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2015 Best Gay Night Out

“Our Night Out”

The smartest, most in-the-know, impeccably dressed queer professionals make these monthly Delaware Valley Legacy Fund events a permanent fixture on their calendars for one reason: the incredible networking. That they're held at outside-the-circuit locales like FringeArts and Morgan's Pier makes them all the more appealing. Read More »


2011 Best Gay Night Out

The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret

If your impression of a drag show is a bunch of bedazzled trannies lip-synching to Madonna, you need to see this groundbreaking show starring Pig Iron Theatre Company co-founder Dito van Reigersberg in a wig, heels and false eyelashes. It's pure theater, and a true Philly gem. Read More »