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Best Gay Bars in Boston: Gay, Lesbian and LGBTQ Bars and Parties - Thrillist
Historic Boston, one of the oldest cities in the US, is beloved by many for its grace, its stories, and its eclectic mix of old and new. Despite recent news of Straight Pride aking place here, Boston leads the nation in its LGBT Rights movement and still remains at the forefront of the fight today. Blazing ahead of the nation with legal rights and protections for the LGBT community has had its side effects — and today, the gay scene of Boston is a shell of its former self. We asked for inclusion and acceptance, and for the most part, we got it — at the cost of our queer nightlife spaces as singles in Boston has moved online, and married gay couples into the suburbs. Yes, we are welcome everywhere — but have we lost something in the process? And with such a regressive presidency — can we really let these sacred spaces disappear?
How is it that Massachusetts was the first state in the nation to legalize gay marriage yet our capital still cannot lay claim to a robust gay bar scene? Never mind that one of the legends, Paradise Club, closed last September after 28 years in glorious existence. Current tally of designated gay bars in Cambridge? The hardcore dance club and leather bar got a bit of a polish a few years back, to both applause and grumbles. Savin Hill A gay dance party with a side of American comfort food Brian Piccini and Chris Coombs, now the titans behind Boston Chops and Deuxave, launched their careers when they took over a weathered Irish pub next to a Dunkins and created an unlikely hyphenate: gastropub-gay nightclub.
This is really short notice, but my partner and I are spending the day in Boston tomorrow wednesday and we're looking for a "gay restaurnat" to have lunch. Anyone have any ideas? Tripadvisor staff removed this post either because the author requested it, or because it did not meet Tripadvisor's forum guidelines. We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason. But while I suppose it's decent enough as an upscale sort of place to eat, the only thing that really sets it apart is the fact that while "anybody" can go there and does they do market toward the gay community, which incidentally is heavily concentrated in the adjoining South End.