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20+ Awesome Bars and Nightlife Spots
in Philadelphia’s Gayborhood

Some of the Gayborhood’s best nightlife spots

Philadelphia’s LGBT visitors looking for a night on the town can choose from a range of lively bars and clubs in the city’s Gayborhood.

Running from 11th to Broad streets and from Chestnut to Pine streets, the Gayborhood lays in the heart of Midtown Village and distinguishes itself with 69 rainbow street signs throughout the area. You’ll also find fun rainbow crosswalks at 13th and Locust streets.

As you take a nighttime stroll through the neighborhood, take your pick from energetic dance clubs, relaxed jazz scenes, sports-watching destinations, dive bars and more, all of which welcome the LGBT crowd with enthusiasm.

See our full roundup of top picks in the Gayborhood below, and if you’re seeking to grab dinner before hitting the bar, check out our list of top restaurants in the Gayborhood.

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Woody's

Philadelphia’s classic gay bar

Named one of the “50 Greatest Gay Bars in the World” by Out Magazine, Woody's offers several bars and a pulsating dance floor.
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Tavern On Camac

Piano bar meets dance club

Classic cocktails, local brews and reasonable wines pour every night at this piano bar meets dance club located right in the heart of the Gayborhood.
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Tabu

Sports bar and lounge with awesome daily specials

From Taco Tuesdays to Whiskey Wednesdays to the occasional movie screening on Tabu's big screens, there's more than just the big game going on at this sports bar. That being said, if you're trying to catch the Phillies while relaxing with a local draft, you can certainly do that here, too.
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Boxers

An LGBT sports bar

At Boxers, find two levels equipped with a pool table, a brick pizza-making oven, plenty of beer on tap and multiple plasma screens.
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ICandy

Nightclub with five themed bar areas

One of Philly's most popular gay clubs, ICandy features several floors with five themed bar areas plus a roof deck. Hitting up the always lively and energetic dance floor is a must while you're there.
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Dirty Frank’s Bar

Dive bar scene with beer pitcher options

One of the area's only dive bars, Dirty Frank's comes decked out with local art that lines the walls, an eclectic crowd, dart board and an array of affordable pints and pitchers. Note: The bar is cash-only.
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The Bike Stop Philly

Premiere sports and leather bar

Leather and Levi's visitors, The Bike Stop is for you. Tucked away on a side street in the Gayborhood, this off-the-beaten path locale may be one of the friendliest and most unique leather bars you’ll ever visit. Find a leather-wearing crowd upon walking in and a sports-watching crew upstairs, often cheering alongside a beer and some wings. Third floor dancing also goes down on weekends.
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Tria Cafe Wash West

A true dedication to fermentation

Whether you're an addict of fine wine, artisan cheese, craft beer or all three, Tria has a slew of options for each with a well-trained waitstaff to tell you about them all.
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U Bar

An unpretentious bar with great happy hour deals

U Bar serves as a great low-key spot to grab a drink or two with friends. Plus, with floor-to-ceiling windows, it's a great locale for people-watching, too.
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Valanni

Hip lounge with innovative tapas and night-cap drinks

This hip lounge attracts a well-chiseled crowd for top-notch cocktails and innovative Mediterranean Latin cuisine. The popular tapas sampler includes a substantial tasting of hummus, spicy empanadas, kabobs and more. The lively bar scene can be enjoyed well into the wee hours of the night.
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Tredici Enoteca

Diverse wine selection to pair with small plates

Some 20 diverse wines by the glass, a raw bar and a selection of small plates such as fried goat cheese and bacon-wrapped dates are among the signature elements of Tredici Enoteca. The wine bar and restaurant sits along the bustling 13th Street corridor across from its sibling pizzeria Zavino.
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Pennsylvania 6

Gay-owned contemporary raw bar and restaurant with craft cocktails

Serving up libations like the "Gin-Jin" with ginger, cayenne and elderflower, seven different local and international draft beer options and a sizable wine list, the gay-owned Pennsylvania 6 offers a contemporary bar-setting for grabbing a drink in the heart of the Gayborhood. Warm up your appetite with the beverage of your choice and then snag a snack from Pennsylvania 6's fresh raw bar.
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