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30 Degrees[map] 1639 R St., NW Washington, DC 20009 202-462-6569 In Dupont Circle area; popular with men but check schedule for other events.
1409 Playbill Café[map] 1409 14th St., NW Washington, DC 20005 202-265-3055 Logan Circle area restaurant and bar (Dupont Circle Metro) popular with the theater crowd and featuring open-mike nights, karaoke and other special events.
Academy of Washingtonthewashingtonacademy.com Longtime organizers of drag events in the city; most events held at Ziegfeld’s. See web site for full list of upcoming events.
Annie’s[map] 1609 17th St., NW Washington, DC 20009 202-232-0395 In Dupont Circle area; popular longtime restaurant and steakhouse with recently renovated Upstairs Lounge.
Apex[map] 1415 22nd St., NW Washington, DC 20037 202-296-0505 apex-dc.com In Dupont Circle area; popular with men, but check schedule regularly for other events.
Bachelor’s Mill[map] 1104 8th St., SE Washington, DC 20003 202-544-1931 Longtime bar popular with African-American men in Capitol Hill area.
Banana Café[map] 500 8th St., SE Washington, DC 20003 202-543-5906 bananacafedc.com Popular Capitol Hill area restaurant and bar (Eastern Market Metro) for both men and women. Features Cuban, Mexican and Puerto Rican cuisine.
Blowoff[map] 815 V St., NW Washington, DC 20001 blowoff.us Created by musicians Bob Mould and Richard Morel, Blowoff is an occasional dance event popular with men. Events are held in clubs around the country; D.C.’s Blowoff parties are held at the 9:30 club in the popular U Street corridor.
B.O.I. Productionsboimarketing.com Organizes regular women’s events around town. Check web site for updated information.
Cobalt[map] 1639 R St., NW Washington, DC 20009 202-462-6569 cobaltdc.com In Dupont Circle area; part of complex of LGBT businesses at this address, including Level One restaurant on street level and 30 Degrees bar.
Crew Club[map] 1321 14th St., NW Washington, DC 20005 202-319-1333 crewclub.net Men’s 24-hour gym in Logan Circle area, featuring steam rooms, lounges, private dressing rooms and more.
DC Eagle[map] 639 New York Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001 202-347-6025 dceagle.com The popular Levi/leather bar’s origins date to the 1960s. Features billiards, regular tournaments and other special events. Located near the convention center, two blocks north of Gallery Place Metro.
Delta Elite[map] 3734 10th St. NE Washington, DC 20017 202-546-5979 thedeltaelite.com Longtime bar popular with African-American men in Brookland neighborhood; hosts regular ladies night. Check web site for special events.
DIK Bar[map] 1637 17th St., NW Washington, DC 20009 202-328-0100 dupontitaliankitchen.com In Dupont Circle area, above Dupont Italian Kitchen.
Duplex Diner[map] 2004 18th St., NW Washington, DC 20009 202-265-9599 duplexdiner.com Popular restaurant and bar in the Adams Morgan area; happy hour specials and many other special events. See web site for updated schedule.
EFN Lounge[map] 1318 9th St., NW Washington, DC 20001 202-341-8281 efnlounge.com twitter.com/EFN_Lounge Funky, edgy neighborhood lounge in Logan Circle with special events galore. Popular with men and women; features dancing, videos. Check web site for event schedule.
Fab Lounge[map] 1805 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC 20009 202-797-1122 thefablounge.com In Dupont Circle area; popular with men but hosts regular women’s events.
Fireplace[map] 2161 P St., NW Washington, DC 20037 202-293-1293 In Dupont Circle area; neighborhood bar popular with men.
Green Lantern[map] 1335 Green Court, NW Washington, DC 20005 greenlanterndc.com twitter.com/greenlanterndc Friendly bar for men hosts regular happy hours and special events, including karaoke and shirtless drink special nights. Check web site for details. McPherson Square Metro.
Jack’s[map] 1527 17th St., NW Washington, DC 20036 202-332-6767 jacksdc.com Dupont Circle area restaurant popular with men and women.
JR.’s[map] 1519 17th St., NW Washington, DC 20036 202-328-0090 jrswdc.com Longtime friendly Dupont Circle area bar popular with men; videos, regular special events.
Lace[map] 2214 Rhode Island Ave., NE Washington, DC 20018 202-832-3888 lacedc.com Every night is ladies night at Lace; features regular special events for women in Brookland neighborhood. Check web site for details on happy hour specials.
Larry’s Lounge[map] 1836 18th St., NW Washington, DC 20009 202-483-1483 Dupont Circle area bar and restaurant popular with both men and women.
MIXTAPEDifferent locations mixtapedc.com twitter.com/MIXTAPEdc Alternative dance party for queer men and women featuring electro, alt-pop, indie rock, house, disco and New Wave. Check web site for 2010 schedule of events.
MOVA[map] 1435 P St., NW Washington, DC 20005 202-797-9730 movalounge.com Trendy Logan Circle bar and lounge popular with men features regular happy hour and other specials. Formerly known as Halo, MOVA re-launched in early 2010 as a environmentally friendly bar with an emphasis on community service.
Nellie’s Sports Bar[map] 900 U St., NW Washington, DC 20001 202-332-6355 nelliessportsbar.com Sports bar featuring poker events, drag bingo, trivia contests and other specials. Popular bar with massive outdoor deck and plenty of TVs for watching sports.
Omega[map] 2122 P St., NW Washington, DC 20036 202-223-4917 omegadc.com Dupont Circle area bar and club popular with men featuring dancing, drag and other special events.
Phase 1[map] 525 8th St., SE Washington, DC 20003 phase1dc.com twitter.com/phase1dc The Phase opened in 1970 and remains a popular lesbian bar and club. Features regular special events, including Jell-O wrestling, 80s theme nights and more. Check web site for details.
Remingtons[map] 639 Pennsylvania Ave., SE Washington, DC 20003 202-543-3113 remingtonswdc.com twitter.com/remingtonsWDC Popular country/Western nightclub in Capitol Hill neighborhood with more than 6,000 square feet of space for dancing and billiards. One half block west of Eastern Market Metro.
Town Danceboutique[map] 2009 8th St., NW Washington, DC 20001 202-234-TOWN towndc.com Dance club and bar popular with men and women, features regular drag performances. U Street Metro.
Ultra bar[map] 911 F St., NW Washington, DC 20004 ultrabardc.com twitter.com/UltraBar Large dance club with gay-friendly events and vibe located downtown near Metro Center.
Ziegfeld’s/Secrets[map] 1824 Half St., SW Washington, DC 20024 202-863-0670 secretsdc.com Featuring all-nude male dancers Wednesdays-Sundays, drag performances, large dance floor and many regular special events, contests and more. Large parking lot available; located in Buzzard’s Point warehouse district.
1722[map] 1722 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201 Multi-level after-hours dance club attracts a mixed crowd but remains gay-friendly.
Baltimore Eagle[map] 2002 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21218 410-82-EAGLE Longtime Levi/leather bar not far from Mount Vernon offers friendly bar, billiards, outdoor patio, videos and a full store for your leather needs. Mostly men, but welcoming to women.
Club Phoenix[map] 1 W. Biddle St. Baltimore, MD 21201 410-837-3906 Mount Vernon-area downstairs bar attracts men and women; friendly service.
Drinkery[map] 205 W. Read St. Baltimore, MD 21201 410-225-3100 Another of Baltimore’s friendly neighborhood bars in Mount Vernon featuring billiards, jukebox and welcoming service.
Gallery[map] 1735 Maryland Ave. Baltimore, MD 21201 410-539-6965 Longtime bar and restaurant popular with African-American clientele.
Grand Central[map] 1001 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201 410-752-7133 centralstationpub.com Large entertainment complex featuring friendly pub, lesbian bar Sappho’s upstairs and a dance club on the first floor.
Hippo[map] 1 W. Eager St. Baltimore, MD 21201 410-547-0069 clubhippo.com Large club popular with men and women featuring billiards, top DJs/dancing, karaoke, videos and more. Opened in 1972, Hippo’s motto is “where everyone is welcome.”
Jay’s on Read[map] 225 W. Read St. Baltimore, MD 21201 410-225-0188 Piano bar attracts a mostly male crowd, though welcoming to women and straight patrons.
Leon’s/Tyson Place[map] 870 Park Ave. Baltimore, MD 21201 410-539-4993 leonsbaltimore.tripod.com In business for more than 50 years, Leon’s is the oldest gay bar in Baltimore and among the oldest in the country. Friendly bar with jukebox gets especially busy on Sunday nights. Tyson Place is a restaurant bar located behind Leon’s with a separate entrance.
Port in a Storm[map] 4330 E. Lombard St. Baltimore, MD 21224 410-534-0014 Friendly neighborhood lesbian bar gets especially popular when the Ravens play. Features billiards, music and more.
Quest[map] 3607 Fleet St. Baltimore, MD 21224 410-563-2617 Neighborhood bar in Highlandtown area is popular with men and women and offers billiards.
Sapphos[map] 1001 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201 410-752-7133 centralstationpub.com Part of the Grand Central complex, Sappho’s attracts a lesbian crowd and offers comfy couches, outdoor patio and more in its second floor location.
Freddie’s Beach Bar[map] 555 23rd St. South Arlington, VA 22202 703-685-0555 Freddie Lutz’s Virginia establishment includes a restaurant and friendly bar, regular specials and is popular with men and women. Crystal City Metro.
PW’s[map] 9855 N. Washington Blvd. Laurel, MD 20723 301-498-8202 pwssportsbar.com Restaurant and bar is popular with gay and lesbian sports fans and is known for its superb burgers.
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