Gay and Lesbian Bars
Check out the Seattle Gay News (www.sgn.org), a free weekly newspaper, for the latest in events and music. Otherwise, direct yourself to Neighbours (1509 Broadway, 206/324-5358) on Capitol Hill, Seattle’s definitive gay bar, complete with sharp young men, drag queens, and straights who love them. It’s loud, crowded, and perfect for an all-night dance party. Thursday night brings out the crowd with "Rock Lobster" and other 1980s tunes.
Lesbians (and some hopeful dudes) head to The Wild Rose (1021 E. Pike St., 206/324-9210) with its dartboards, pool tables, jukebox, and karaoke on Wednesday night; there’s DJ dance music on Saturday night.
Timberline Tavern (2015 Boren Ave., 206/622-6220) features a huge maple dance floor and country music (with free two-step lessons) on Tuesday nights, with more country (and disco!) tunes on Friday and Saturday night. The clientele is mixed but always includes a substantial component of gays and lesbians. On Sunday afternoons it attracts the young crowd for dance tunes; other nights you might see "lube wrestling" or karaoke.
Not far away is Re-Bar (1114 E. Howell St., 206/233-9873), a predominately gay dance club with DJs spinning disco, hip-hop, and techno music Friday–Sunday (and sometimes shows or other types of music on other nights).
On Capitol Hill, Vogue (1516 11th Ave., 206/324-5778) is a center for the fringe and gay crowd. Fetish night is every Sunday and Gothic night comes on Wednesdays, plus reggae, industrial, and alternative music or CDs other nights. Lots of other queer hangouts crowd the Capitol Hill area.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition