Other large cities like Washington D. This was a time when city leaders across the country were cashing in on the idea of themed gayborhoods. Oakland needs something like this.
Queer artistic expression thrives at Oasis, a club and cabaret theater in SoMa. The comic, electric show is different each time, with the Queens taking on everything from Disney princesses to pop stars. Grab an exotic cocktail at the Moroccan themed Fez Room then settle in for a mindblowing show of epic proportions.
Acrobats, nautical bartenders, tasty cocktails and industrial chic marked the grand opening of Port, Oakland's new GLBT bar on Broadway. Business and domestic partners Sean Sullivan and Richard Fuentes greeted guests at a pre-opening reception, where the new "Captain's Cocktail List" included beverages with saucy names like Sailor Boi, Raw Top and Blueballs. The bar also serves beers on tap and in bottles and cans.
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Years ago, I was bemoaning my dearth of a dating life in San Francisco to an Oakland friend. Not long after, I met my girlfriend Kelsey, the girl I would cross the damn bridge for, and have been a proud Oaklander ever since. Women-loving women who want to get moving, should strap on their boots and try tapping their toes at Texas Rose, a queer women and trans-inclusive country two-step and line dancing night that happens on the second Saturday of the month at Lake Merritt Dance Center.
By Barbara Hoke. When a dyke goes into a town, she looks for a dyke bar to find her kind. The bar is to queers what the church is to Christians, the mosque to Muslims, the synagogue to Jews.
With six full bars, a billiards room, smoking lounge, and multiple dance floors, it's easy to believe Bench and Bar's claim to the title of the Bay Area's biggest gay and lesbian dance club. Fridays have a soul happy hour from to p. Other nights are a mix of dance, house, and Latin music.
A year-old self-identified gay man, Murphy has been coming to the White Horse for 17 years and working there, as needed, for The bar is his anchor, what gives him a sense of place and belonging in his adopted hometown. During his first week in Berkeley, newly arrived and without a place to stay, he found an apartment through the White Horse.
It officially opened in but is rumored to have operated as a gay speakeasy since before the end of Prohibition. Early history of the White Horse Inn is unclear; it officially states that it opened in following the passage of the 21st Amendmentalthough it is rumored to have operated as a speakeasy during the Prohibition period. Karski, founder of the Grand Lake Theaterordered the construction of the building and founded the bar.
This city and the East Bay offer a diverse population that's somewhat less upscale but no less vibrant than SF--from UC Berkeley students to middle-class families raising kids to some of the state's most integrated 'hoods. When it comes to the gay scene, Gertrude Stein's famous quip about Oakland, "There's no there there," would be categorically false. There are a number of great bars and clubs.