Plenty of our favorite performers—drag and burlesque alike—have done shows here, and it houses regular performances by queer-centric performance art troupe the Dumpsta Players.Best for: Cheap drinks (go for the Citywide Special), live jazz, and raunchy shows.1330 Walnut Street 215-735-2977, The Gayborhood’s newest addition to the gay-bar scene, this New York City chain stands apart by having its bartenders slinging drinks in nothing but red mesh shorts (Inside tip: it’s rumored that most of them don’t wear undies.) There are pool tables upstairs, and a twice-weekly poker night for those looking for a little game-play in the hood.Best for: Great happy hour prices, unpretentious feel, bartenders in mesh shorts (duh).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.White tablecloths line the tables of this classy restaurant and bar, serving up live music every weekend. The women are talking about men, young men, the men they’d like to date and marry, and are they ever pissed. They don’t care about relationships.” “They’re so lazy.” “All they do is play video games.” “They aren’t men. In Philadelphia, half of all young adults are unemployed. Sociologists cite five “markers” or “milestones” that have traditionally defined our notion of adulthood: finishing school, moving away from the parental home, becoming financially independent, getting married, and having a child.
But those are the grousings of an older generation.
1003 East Main Street, Norristown 610-272-3133, unassuming, beagle-loving gay bar (it was named after the owner’s pooch Timmy) has great drink specials for happy hour and, on Wednesday nights, drag queens Thunder Showers and Summer Clearance stop by to give out blush-worthy prizes at their Kinky Quizzo event.
The cozy atmosphere and cheap beer are always a welcome bonus.
But Knock Restaurant and Bar isn't afraid to let its guests get down and get silly — don't miss out on the karaoke nights offered every week.
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.