Larry's Lounge caters to a gay clientele; the window sign features the gay pride rainbow but welcomes all. The bar is tucked at the back, tables are lined up along big windows that offer nice views of 18th Street. Exotic martinis are a specialty here. Happy hour specials start at 4p weekdays and 5p Saturdays.
This fashionable gay bar located in the always trendy Logan Circle area is a prime spot to meet and mingle while sipping on some truly delicious cocktails. As an added bonus, the bar has fantastic happy hour deals every night of the week. The bar frequently has two-for-one specials, where you can order anything on the menu - not just the cheaper drinks - and get a second one for free. Grab your cocktail, snag one of the luxurious plush seats near the fireplace, and settle in for a genuinely enjoyable evening.
Nellie's Sports Bar combines the best in sports and entertainment with food and drinks. Watch the football and baseball matches of the season along with other sports enthusiasts. Or, visit and enjoy the lively fun of drag brunch or trivia night. Serving up American favorites like burgers and chili cheese tater tots, Nellie's is a great place to unwind and enjoy a game after a stressful week.
This beach-themed gay bar whips up delicious topical drinks and dishes. Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant, a fabulously campy establishment, hosts an array of events, from karaoke nights to drag bingo. Plus, catch the famous Freddie's Follies drag show every Saturday night. While watching the show, sip on one of their cocktails, or sample items from their full menu. The bar-restaurant also does a diner-themed weekend brunch.
Set in a cozy, buzzing space with red brick walls, comfy chairs and bright lights, Trade is perfect for those looking for a laid-back spot to spend the evening. A popular gay joint, Trade is known for its array of drinks. Whether you want to enjoy a draft beer, call for wines or simply relish some affordable cocktails, then an evening at Trade won’t let you down. There is also a small dance floor for those who wish to tap their feet to the peppy tunes. If you are convinced, then try to check out this place before 10p when patrons can enjoy beer and wines from USD 4 as well as cocktails in more generous portions.
Heralded for their friendly bartenders and stellar happy hour specials, JR's Bar knows how to please the crowds. This gay bar spans over two floors, with upstairs balcony overlooking the surrounding area. The bar has daily drink specials and hosts a wide range of events, from retro nights and sing-a-long showtunes days, to drag shows and trivia. No matter what day you head to JR's Bar, there is sure to be something fun happening, some beautiful bartenders to gaze at, and some cheap drinks to sip on.
Gazuza is one of the city's hot spots. The interior of this hip bar is modern—mainly constructed with glass and metal—and although not too inviting, is still a major attraction for business interns, gay professionals, and people interested in networking with cocktails. A patio overlooking Connecticut Avenue adds ambiance to this joint. The apple martinis are particularly good.
This gay bar in Dupont Circle is a trendy destination, popular for its dark ambiance and hot dance floor. The decor here is eclectic, featuring a wall of TVs. The front windows provide a different kind of entertainment. Adorned with mirrors, the windows allow passersby to check themselves out. DJs keep the dance floor lively most days of the week.