By Andrew Collins. With one of the largest per-capita gay populations in the country, it's not surprising that the City of Brotherly Love has a pair of gay bathhouses, both of them conveniently located in the City Center, close to numerous hotels as well as most of the gay bars in Philadelphia. The largest and most popular gay bathhouse in the city, the Sansom Street Gym is in downtown Philadelphia, but on the western side of it, about two blocks northwest of lovely Rittenhouse Square and roughly a to minute walk west of the Gayborhood - it's a safe area, and you'll encounter no problems getting from one area to the other.
This is the northeast corner of Locust and Juniper Streets, looking east. The building on the left, on the northwest corner, was a wonderful Frank Furness designed Library Company building, razed in the late s, a victim of the Great Depression. Both the church and the next few rowhouses beyond it to the right were torn down around for two elegant new urban residences, below, designed by Wilson Eyre Jr.
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On the upper level, local DJs and a shimmering disco ball preside over a spacious dance floor that stays thumping—and packed on weekends—till 2am. Tavern on Camac, situated on a quiet cobblestoned side street in the Gayborhood, is most known for its sleek piano lounge, which draws seasoned songbirds—and the occasional theater major from nearby University of the Arts—for hours of boozy showtune sing-alongs. Speaking of meat: The restaurant in the basement, the Tavern Restaurant, serves hearty pub fare in a dimly lit, wine-cellar-like atmosphere. Lined with floor-to-ceiling windows facing the busy corner of 13th and Locust, U Bar offers a no-frills, unpretentious atmosphere to sit, have a stiff drink and watch the Gayborhood go by.
I will be staying at Lowes and want to know how far away the clubs are. For more info on clubs and events, go to phila. You might also find good information on Philadelphia Gay News www.
Philadelphia has long been known as a sleepy little town that gave birth to a nation. Gay Philadelphia is mostly centered in the gayborhood from Chestnut to Pine streets between 11th and Broad streets. Gay tourism is on the upswing thanks to a major marketing campaign highlighting the city's many virtues, and you will find many a national and international traveler here who might need a little guidance--and fun.
In fact, Philadelphia is a U. And thanks to that, staying at a Center City hotel like the Independent Hotel on 13th and Locust grants you easy access to a variety of gay hotspots and locales. These places are arguably the biggest clubs in the gayborhood and in Philadelphia overall.
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A short city break to the city of Brotherly Love, and I'm in love! Philadelphia surprises me with its fun gayborhood more gay bars than I could count! For years my friends have been trying to convince me to visit Philadelphia.