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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.) View Profile »

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

2018 Best Gay Bar to Bring Your Straight Friends to

Tavern on Camac

243 South Camac Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

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 […] Read more »

2018 Best Gay Bar to Bring Your Gay Friends to

The Bike Stop

204 South Quince Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

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 […] Read more »

2015 Best Gay Bar

Boxers PHL

1330 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

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 […] 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 […] Read more »

2014 Best Gay Bar

U Bar

1220 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

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 […] Read more »

2013 Best Gay Bar

Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar

200 South 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

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 […] Read more »