Thursday, February 20, 2014

SEVEN NEW GAY HOTSPOTS IN PHILLY



In a time when gay bars seem to be shuttering across the country because of the need for our own place to feel safe is disappearing, because we are more accepted now then before, Philadelphia and there gay bar scene is soaring, so much so that in the last couple months 7 new bars or lounges have opened with yet another in the summer. This is in addition to a already 7 to 8 gay establishments. I have never really minded a mixed bar myself, but it is nice to have a all gay to almost gay atmosphere though. It's already hard enough trying to figure out if a guy is gay or not these days. Could spell disaster by hitting on a guy you though was gay, so it is nice to still have all gay bars. I have and still enjoy going out, but must admit the "huge campy club" concept is just about gone, which I so loved. I know I am still transiting to the lounge set up and I love me a good lounge I tell you. So if anyone is planning a trip to Philly, here are some of the new chic hang outs to be seen.........
 
 
Rosewood comes from the owners of the queerest place in Philly, Woody’s. (It’s actually right-next door to the gay mainstay, with access back and forth.) For those looking for a more low-key vibe, Rosewood  offers old world artisan cocktails in a dimly lit space filled with leather and dark wood. What gay doesn’t love that? This is quickly becoming my favorite hang out when in town. Very friendly chill vibe.

 

If you a gay into beers, then Eulogy is the place for you. An historic three block walk from Independence Hall towards riverfront of Philadelphia. Eulogy spreads over two floors in a historic row-house style building. Jeweler Bailey, Banks and Biddle was founded here in 1832.The restaurant features Philadelphia's largest beer selection with an amazing menu of over 300 international and domestic craft brewed bottled beers and 21 draught beers are served every day. Guys in nice fitting jeans abound!
 

 U-Bar is located in Center City’s Midtown Village neighborhood, Philadelphia’s Gayborhood, which stretches from 11th Street to Broad Street and from Pine Street to Chestnut Street. U Bar has already established itself as a popular spot for the LGBT crowd thanks to cheap drinks, very friendly staff and airy, floor-to-ceiling windows. A great neighborhood spot where you can kick back for a game, join them after work for happy hour, or meet up with friends. Some of Philly's best bartenders, slinging the best drinks, each with a signature cocktail! Be sure to try Danny's Sex Shot!
 
 
 
Nineteen is one of the places to be seen for sure! Survey the scene on the Avenue of the Arts on the spacious patio of this bar atop the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue. Toast the highest outdoor public drinking spot in the city, and I highly recommend the champagne cocktail and bites from the extensive raw bar. This is the place some of the wealthy A-List gay hang and hook up possibly, so  I hear.


Stir is a welcome addition to Philly's gay nightlife. The formerly dark and dirty space is now fresh, swanky and cozy without feeling cramped. The relatively underground location of this place (down an alley, with no visible sign until you get right up on the door) conjures up some seedy images, but just beyond the wardrobe, you're whisked into a magical fairyland (ahem) that is stylish without being all uppity. Once in hang with bartender Michael. He makes a real nice drink and is extremely talkative and fun to be around.
 


Stratus Lounge above the Hotel Monaco Is just what The Beautiful Gay people of Philadelphia have been waiting for.. this is going to be Philly's number one place to see beautiful people and to be seen. Cool vibe, Nice design. Awesome staff and great drinks. Be prepared to break open the wallet. Of all the new places this one is more mixed crowd than the others, reminds me a lot of Therapy in Hell's Kitchen. Dress code is a must.


 
Lit Ultra Bar is THE definition of an "Ultra Lounge".

The few times I've gone, I've gotten in for free.  Lit has specials most weekends where if you come before 12AM, it is free entry. The lines aren't that long when you go early, but it can definitely get long later on in the night, as this is an after hours spot. If you like to dance this is another option to Voyger. Inside looks nice. Great lighting, and a bar on the side and an island bar in the back of the club. Drinks are typical for a club and overpriced. Sound system is ridiculous, which is pretty cool until you stand about 20 feet away from the speakers and think to yourself "I might go deaf tonight." The music is straight up electro house, underground house, big room house.  If you love house music and the typical "EDM", this is the place for you. You know I love me some house music!


Boxers 
Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen - is fixing to set up shop in Center City.
Owners Bob Fluet and Robert Hynds posted a liquor application placard on the former Ritz Camera store at 1330 Walnut St. - between Nuts to You and Millennium Art Gallery and just up the street from gayborhood fixture Woody's.
The entrepreneurs fell in love with Philly during stops to play in the city's gay softball leagues. Fluet told me that they plan to meet with community leaders later this month and would spell out their plans. They hope to open in late summer. The space was advertised with 2,040 square feet on the first floor and a 620-square-foot mezzanine.
The Boxers locations in New York have at least two levels, brick-oven pizza, beer on tap, plenty of TVs and pool tables, loads of double entendres, and shirtless, boxer-wearing bartenders

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/the-insider/Gay-sports-bar-plans-to-open-in-Center-City.html#PFgY33GiCspE3H6M.99

Boxers NYC - the gay sports bars with Manhattan locations in Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen - is fixing to set up shop in Center City.
Owners Bob Fluet and Robert Hynds posted a liquor application placard on the former Ritz Camera store at 1330 Walnut St. - between Nuts to You and Millennium Art Gallery and just up the street from gayborhood fixture Woody's.
The entrepreneurs fell in love with Philly during stops to play in the city's gay softball leagues. Fluet told me that they plan to meet with community leaders later this month and would spell out their plans. They hope to open in late summer. The space was advertised with 2,040 square feet on the first floor and a 620-square-foot mezzanine.
The Boxers locations in New York have at least two levels, brick-oven pizza, beer on tap, plenty of TVs and pool tables, loads of double entendres, and shirtless, boxer-wearing bartenders.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/the-insider/Gay-sports-bar-plans-to-open-in-Center-City.html#PFgY33GiCspE3H6M.99
Boxers NYC - the gay sports bars with Manhattan locations in Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen - is fixing to set up shop in Center City.
Owners Bob Fluet and Robert Hynds posted a liquor application placard on the former Ritz Camera store at 1330 Walnut St. - between Nuts to You and Millennium Art Gallery and just up the street from gayborhood fixture Woody's.
The entrepreneurs fell in love with Philly during stops to play in the city's gay softball leagues. Fluet told me that they plan to meet with community leaders later this month and would spell out their plans. They hope to open in late summer. The space was advertised with 2,040 square feet on the first floor and a 620-square-foot mezzanine.
The Boxers locations in New York have at least two levels, brick-oven pizza, beer on tap, plenty of TVs and pool tables, loads of double entendres, and shirtless, boxer-wearing bartenders.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/the-insider/Gay-sports-bar-plans-to-open-in-Center-City.html#PFgY33GiCspE3H6M.99
Boxers NYC - the gay sports bars with Manhattan locations in Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen - is fixing to set up shop in Center City.
Owners Bob Fluet and Robert Hynds posted a liquor application placard on the former Ritz Camera store at 1330 Walnut St. - between Nuts to You and Millennium Art Gallery and just up the street from gayborhood fixture Woody's.
The entrepreneurs fell in love with Philly during stops to play in the city's gay softball leagues. Fluet told me that they plan to meet with community leaders later this month and would spell out their plans. They hope to open in late summer. The space was advertised with 2,040 square feet on the first floor and a 620-square-foot mezzanine.
The Boxers locations in New York have at least two levels, brick-oven pizza, beer on tap, plenty of TVs and pool tables, loads of double entendres, and shirtless, boxer-wearing bartenders

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/the-insider/Gay-sports-bar-plans-to-open-in-Center-City.html#PFgY33GiCspE3H6M.99
Boxers NYC - the gay sports bars with Manhattan locations in Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen - is fixing to set up shop in Center City.
Owners Bob Fluet and Robert Hynds posted a liquor application placard on the former Ritz Camera store at 1330 Walnut St. - between Nuts to You and Millennium Art Gallery and just up the street from gayborhood fixture Woody's.
The entrepreneurs fell in love with Philly during stops to play in the city's gay softball leagues. Fluet told me that they plan to meet with community leaders later this month and would spell out their plans. They hope to open in late summer. The space was advertised with 2,040 square feet on the first floor and a 620-square-foot mezzanine.
The Boxers locations in New York have at least two levels, brick-oven pizza, beer on tap, plenty of TVs and pool tables, loads of double entendres, and shirtless, boxer-wearing bartenders

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/the-insider/Gay-sports-bar-plans-to-open-in-Center-City.html#PFgY33GiCspE3H6M.99
Boxers NYC - the gay sports bars with Manhattan locations in Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen - is fixing to set up shop in Center City.
Owners Bob Fluet and Robert Hynds posted a liquor application placard on the former Ritz Camera store at 1330 Walnut St. - between Nuts to You and Millennium Art Gallery and just up the street from gayborhood fixture Woody's.
The entrepreneurs fell in love with Philly during stops to play in the city's gay softball leagues. Fluet told me that they plan to meet with community leaders later this month and would spell out their plans. They hope to open in late summer. The space was advertised with 2,040 square feet on the first floor and a 620-square-foot mezzanine.
The Boxers locations in New York have at least two levels, brick-oven pizza, beer on tap, plenty of TVs and pool tables, loads of double entendres, and shirtless, boxer-wearing bartenders.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/the-insider/Gay-sports-bar-plans-to-open-in-Center-City.html#PFgY33GiCspE3H6M.99
 Later this year in the summer,  Boxers NYC, a gay sports bar with locations in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen, is opening at the old Ritz Camera store on Walnut St. in the Gayborhood. (Funny side note: That’s right next to Nuts to You)

The entrepreneurs (Bob Fluet and Robert Hynds) chose to open the franchise in Philly after coming to play in the city’s gay softball leagues. There’s not a lot of information about the bar yet, except that the space is 2,040 square feet on the first floor, and there’s a 620-square-foot mezzanine, which will bean amazing stage for  drag queen shows — especially if it overlooks the main level. If the spot stays true to its original locations, it will include a brick pizza oven, beer on tap and a plethora of TVs and pool tables, not to mention the young  shirtless, boxer-wearing only bartenders that have began to be employed!!!!! I just hope they didn't pilfer any of my house boys!!!!

So if your planning a trip, and you like the gay establishments come ahead we have plenty!!!!
The Boxers locations in New York have at least two levels, brick-oven pizza, beer on tap, plenty of TVs and pool tables, loads of double entendres, and shirtless, boxer-wearing bartenders. 
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/the-insider/Gay-sports-bar-plans-to-open-in-Center-City.html#PFgY33GiCspE3H6M.99

13 comments:

  1. I may very well be coming to Philadelphia in the summer so this is great to know!!!!!

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  2. I have a feeling with all of those new bars opening up we might not see you post again for awhile. ;-)

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  3. Very cool hotspots.
    Love the look of Rosewood!

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  4. hey gorgeous "tackle hugs" sorry i've been MIA things here are insane but had to come by i've missed my visits. How have you been? good I hope now as for these hot spots they are gorgeous looking oh and if i ever make it up that way you so have to be my tour guide for a day and show me around. well got to go the kid is calling will be better about vising i promise. xoxo

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    1. Welcome back dear! Your special chair and cock-a-tail are ready for you!!!! I sure hope your fine and doing well!!!!!

      *going to look for cream to put on black and blue marks from tackle hug*

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  5. I know when I visited I was quite amazed by the number of gay places to go. All these look great!

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    1. I still remember vividly.....you were a hand full.

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  6. I have been to Nineteen, the hottest guys and beat views. Its a great way to start a summer night. Boxers should be a fun place!

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  7. What a great selection of bars and lounges.

    I'd be up for a guided tour, and we could supply our own chilled stirs.

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    1. We if did that, I have the feeling we may be escorted out.

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  8. I think I could really feel Rosewood or Nineteen. The views I bet are stunning.

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  9. I can see a road trip will be in order, especially when Boxers opens.

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