Miami has had a gay nightlife scene as early as the s. From then on, it would be a rollercoaster of ups and downs, filled with progress, failure, celebrations, and heartbreak in Miami LGBT history, leading to our current status as a gay mecca that attracts more than 1 million LGBT visitors a year. A place with its own chamber of commerce dedicated to the queer community sinceand where Art Smith hosted and officiated a mass gay wedding for more than two dozen couples this past February.
What is it? Twist is one of the most storied gay spots left in Miami Beach, a reliable joint to end the night. The multi-floor space has seven bars to choose from.
First time Visiting this place was on October ! Just came back and stita good place in Miami Was so amazing be at the club where Versace used to go according to the show.
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It's stacked with expert advice from locals on what to eat, where to drink, and what to do. A note on staying safe: South Florida is not the Deep South. But on some nights, on certain streets, it can do a good impression.
If you're on the beach, start your morning on Ocean Drive. Despite Miami's rep for being one of the most gay-friendly cities in America okay, we've got nothing on San Francisco, but we're still gayer than, say, Tuscaloosafinding a good gay bar here can sometimes be a complicated dance. There are, of course, the usual haunts.
In his humorous recount, OUT contributor Zachary Zane takes you through the necessary gay and gay-friendly spots to visit while in Miami Beach. His pastries were featured on Oprah so you know I'm not lying. For whatever the reason, likely a combination of being priced out of the city and apps like Grindr discouraging young queers from going out, a number of Miami Beach gay bars have shut down in the past decade.
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