The "Gateway City" is famous in the Midwest for its diversity and relative gay-friendliness in America's heartland. Gregory Kompes named St. Louis one of the "50 Fabulous Gay-Friendly Places to Live" for its live-and-let-live attitude, extensive cultural attractions, and flourishing nightlife.
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Louis has grown from a fur-trading village into a major American city made up of distinct neighborhoods. Hot spot neighborhoods include:. The ever-expanding scene boasts more than a dozen friendly hot spots, each with a unique vibe.
So I visit St Louis with my partner for the holidays yearly. I've stopped in year both years we've From my experience bar hopping the one night I was in town, Just John was the best gay bar in St. It was fun with a pretty friendly staff
Louis community over the years. Please assist us with edits and additional information. A special thanks to Connie Duncan and James Hawkins for their research assistance.
The south side of the block of Olive in the early s. Another gay bar, the Onyx Room, is out of the frame to the right. All of these buildings were later demolished.
Just John Manchester Ave. Louis, MO www. The place is known for its sense of community, reasonably priced drinks that boast more than a drop of alcohol and barkeeps who are friendly, skilled and easy on the eyes.
In JuneCiao! The piece and accompanying photographs offer a fascinating snapshot of the Gateway City in the era of gay liberation. In business from toNew York City-based Ciao!
Louis has a thriving gay scene that really comes alive at night. Numerous LGBT exclusive and friendly establishments exist, perfect for mingling with singles, dancing the night away or having drinks with friends. The nightlife in this beautiful Midwest city is great for locals and travelers alike, for everyone is friendly and interested in making great conversation.
A neon marquee twitches above the entry, and a pulsing beat welcomes gays to their first stop of the night. For years, this edgy strip of bars has been a hub for the LGBT community, but that was eight years ago—back when gay bars were the only thing in The Grove. Now, the night is shared by the echoes of other bars—straight ones—that symbolize change in the neighborhood. While the music from the gay bars is still loud and proud, it feels the scene is closing in.