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The following is a list of clubs/nightspots that are known to be welcoming to Transgender people. Please note that all the links are to external websites that are not within our control, and so T-Vox cannot be held responsible for their content.


United Kingdom



The Elephant
St Stephens Street, near Bristol Bridge
0117 949 9901
Gay pub.

West Street
Old Market
0117 914 0049
Trans friendly pub/club.

Winns Nightclub
Old Market Street
Trans friendly club.


Town and Gown
Pound Hill
01223 353 791
Trans disco. Wednesdays.


Club Eclipse
16 St Mary Street
01872 241706
Gay nightclub with a good mix, GLBT and straight.


The Branksome Arms
152-154, Commercial Rd (The Triangle)
01202 296-899
Trans-friendly gay pub.

Smokey Joe's
282 Old Christchurch Road
01202 291 191
American bar.

30 The Triangle
01202 297 607
Trans friendly gay nightclub.

4, The Triangle
01202 294 321
Wine bar (food but no wine). Small dance floor.

East Sussex

43 Providence Road
01273 620 630

Greater London

Central Station
Wharfdale Rd
Kings Cross
0207 2783294
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

Cook House Restaurant
56 Lower Richmond Road
0207 785 2300

La Cage
136 Battersea High Street
020 7207 3895
TV/TS nightclub. Saturday 8pm till late.

Teds Place
305a North End Road
0207 385 9359
Trans disco. Thursdays.

The George Music Bar
114 Twickenham Road
020 8560 1456
Gay music bar that welcomes Transfolk. Regular cabaret nights.

The Philbeach
30-31 Philbeach Gardens
Earl's Court
Gay/Trans club and restaurant.

The Powder Room
At Heaven Nightclub
Villiers St
0207 930 2020

Stormes Nightclub
168 Mile End Road
E1 4LJ
020 7790 1684
Trans nightclub held at the Black Horse every Saturday, 8pm till 3 am.

Wayout Club
9 Crosswall (off Minories)
0181 363 0948
Gay/Fetish/Trans nightclub.

West Lodge
The Lodge
Corbetts Tey Road
01708 220 730
Trans disco. Fridays.

The Woolwich Infant
9 Plumbstead Rd
020 8854 3712
Trans disco. Tuesdays, 8 pm till late.


The Edge Nightclub
Compton Walk
02380 366 163
Gay nightclub.

La Margherita Cafe
Town Quay
02380 33 3390

Mayflower Club
Empire Hall
Totton (near Southampton)

The Smugglers
114 Bernard Street
02380 399 144
Music bar & cabaret.

The Victoria

The Yew Tree
Hayling Island (Near Portsmouth)
01705 465 285


176 Talbot Road
01253 624 901
Club - disco/live music/cabaret

The Flying Handbag
172 Talbot Road
01253 255 522
Fun/theme pub.

Funny Girls
Queen Street
01253 291 144
Show bar. Even though this is a "tranny showbar," you should be aware that the majority of clientèle are not Trans and you may feel very out of place.

94 Talbot Road
Blackpool FY1 1LR
Gay/lesbian bar.


Metz Cafe Bar
3 Brazil Street (other side of canal)
0161 237 9852

Corner of Sackville Street & Bloom Street
0161 236 8800
TV nightclub.

The New Union
111 Princess Street
0161 228 1492
Gay/TV/TS music pub + accom.

New York New York
98 Bloom St
Cabaret bar.


Curson Club
Temple Lane
0151 236 5160

Lisbon Bar
Victoria Street
0151 236 1248

Temple Court
Dale Street
Gay club.

West Midlands

Angels Cafe Bar
125 Hurst Street
B5 6SE
Telephone: 0121 244 2626
Cafe bar + dancing.
Under new management.

Equator Bar
123 Hurst Street
B5 6SE
Telephone: 0121 622 5077
Cafe bar. Home of the Outskirts TG Social Support Group.
--Tornir 13:33, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Hurst Street
Music bar/restaurant.

Nightingale Club
18 Kent St
B5 6RD
Telephone: 0121 622 1718
Nightclub + restaurant.

Short Street
Telephone: 024 7655 1738
Coventry's only LGBTQ bar.
--Tornir 13:33, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

The Fox
Lower Essex Street
Music bar.


Club Excess/Norfolk Arms
195 Carlisle Street

North America



263 Gerrard Street E
Just West of Parliament
Toronto, ON
(416) 929-9525
The restaurant/bar caters to all types - straight/gay/Transgender. Not exclusively Transgender, but quite used to having people showing up from the Wildside Club (just down the street).

TV Room
Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON
A bar devoted exclusively to TV/TS clientele and their admirers.

United States


2201 6th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL
1205 758 9223
Lounge that is receptive to straight, gay, lesbian, bi, CDs, TVs and TSs. Friday and Saturday nights they have drag shows. The show usually starts at 11pm.

The Society Lounge
51 S. Conti Street
Mobile, AL
1334 433 9141
Open 7 days a week 12 noon until ?. Bi, Gay, Straight, crossdressers, and Transfolk all welcome. Female impersonator show Saturday night. Hosted by Miss Betty, Herb and Jim.


The Wave
Anchorage, AK
Mixed crowd, Trans friendly.

Greyhound Lounge
Fairbanks, AK
Trans friendly.

Howling Dog Saloon
Fairbanks, AK
Trans friendly.

Tommy’s Elbow Room
Fairbanks, AK
Trans friendly.


Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness
3031 E Indian School
Phoenix, AZ
1602 318 4838
Lesbian bar mostly, trendy, very popular, occasional Transfolk.

718 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2001
1602 2586122
Upscale gay bar in downtown Phoenix. Occasional drag shows, quiet clientèle.

BS West
7125 5th Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ
1602 945 9028
Nice bar, small dance floor, a little hard to find.

23 W Camelback
Phoenix, AZ
1602 265 0224
Country & western bar until after hours, then good dance music. Often these guys are not real friendly to Trans folks or women in general. There are, however, often Trans people there after hours.

Club Congress
Congress Avenue
Tucson, AZ

7th Street at Camelback
Phoenix, AZ
"The gay Denny's."

4343 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
1602 263 8313
Mostly gay men. Often good dance music. Transfolk welcome. Drag shows on most Friday nights.

155 W Camelback
Phoenix, AZ
1602 274 8505
Kind of dirty but popular, good dance music, often find Trans folks there.

4th St
Tucson, AZ

15615 N Cave Creek
Phoenix, AZ
1602 867 2463
Cute little bar, but way out on Cave Creek. Nice people. Mostly country music.

The Muse
1032 S Terrace Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85281-3905
1480 967 8471
Thursday nights at 7:00pm, lots of Transgender folks gather here for coffee and conversation.
Immediately adjacent the Arizona State University campus.
Summer hours (mid May through mid August) they close at 9:00pm; the rest of the year, open till at least midnight.

The Park
24th St and Thomas
Phoenix, AZ
Nice conversation bar for gay men, woman, CD’s, everybody. Sometimes drag shows and other entertainment on weekends. Cool Jazz night on Wednesdays. Classy place.

7th St, south of Camelback
Phoenix, AZ
Bar and grill. Good food, nice place.

The Wave
10th Street and Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ

5707 N 7th St
Phoenix, AZ
1602 265 9002
Quiet bar, nice folks. Take a date!


1021 Jessie Road
Little Rock, AK 72202
1501 664 4784
Reportedly accepting.


7969 Club (Formerly Peanuts)
7969 Santa Monica Blvd
W Hollywood, CA
1323 654 0280
This might be open again. Illusions? (not sure the night name) but Fridays and Mondays are the TG nights as of June 6th, 2008. So they might have moved from 7969, to "THE PALMS NIGHTCLUB" 8572 SANTA MONICA BLVD. according to this page.

aaah! capella
5907 Lankershim Blvd
N Hollywood, CA 91601
1818 509 6738
A recently opened after-hours club. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from midnight till 6AM. They are very friendly and serve Deli style food and non-alcoholic beverages and feature music, entertainment and more. It is owned and operated by a crossdresser but the crowd is mixed.

Arena/Circus Disco
6655 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood, CA
1213 462 1291 or 1213 460 2531

Asia SF
201 9th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
1415 255 2742
Bar/Restaurant/Dance Club. Transgender Asian-American waitresses serve you and dance for you from 6 to 10 PM Wednesday through Saturday. High-tech bar with exotic lighting and high-energy youthful crowd. Reservations recommended.

Blue Lagoon
923 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
1408 423 7117
Gender friendly bar.

Cafe d’Etoile
8941 1/2 Santa Monica Blvd.
W Hollywood, CA
1310 278 1011

Cafe Euphoria
University Avenue
San Diego, CA
Coffee House. Always Trans friendly.

195 Stockton Ave.
San Jose, CA 95126
1408 298 6900
Transgender club with pool table, jukebox, movies, dances, parties, fashion shows, feminine speech and mannerisms classes, video games, "Tea Room" restaurant, many of the Rainbow Gender Association’s meetings, and much more. Open till 11pm Tuesday through Saturday, 10pm Sunday & Monday. Safe and accepting environment, discrete parking.

421 E. Cota St.
Santa Barbara, CA
1805 965 9536
Very good, reasonable prices, game room/lounge, bar, dining room. Has shows weekly.

10937 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Primarily a gay Latin dance club, 3 bars and Thursday nights are "Goddess Nite" for T-girls.

David’s Place
4th between Pennsylvania and Robinson
San Diego, CA
Coffee House. Always Trans friendly.

The Daybreak
1711 W. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA 94040-2454
1650 940 9778

1002 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
1415 928 6006
Although not the greatest neighbourhood, and quite a few hookers hang out on the street nearby, you generally will be treated as a lady inside if that’s your wish. Enjoy, but be careful. Formerly known as the Motherlode.

Dragstrip 66
Held at Rudolpho's
On the corner of Riverside and Fletcher
Silverlake, CA
Silverlake is between L.A. and Glendale (corner of Riverside and Fletcher). Quarterly (next event Oct. 11 2008), younger crowd with great dance music. Website:

657 N. Robertson
West Hollywood, CA
1213 850 8678
Drag shows every Tuesday night at 9:00p and 10:30p.

Esta Noche
3079 16th Street near Valencia
San Francisco, CA 94103
1415 861 5757
A Latino gay bar that has drag shows on weekends. Nice dance bar and some gorgeous Latina queens. This is a pretty rough neighbourhood in the middle of the Mission District with a lot of drug and prostitution activity in the streets, so be careful outside.

5520 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA
1213 466 1094
Nightclub & disco with cabaret and drag shows.

Faces Event Line
20th & K Streets
Sacramento, CA 95814
1916 448 7798
Gay-owned. Four bars in one building. Quite noisy and crowded on weekends. Mostly young clientele. Recommended highly.

423 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA
1805 730 0022
Large dance floor, lively crowd, hot music, pool table, bar, and shows.

Gender Enders
at Femina Potens
465 S Van Ness @16th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
1415 861 2240
GenderEnders is a series of Trans/intersex/genderqueer-focused performance shows that takes place primarily in the SF Bay Area. Cover $5-7 (sliding scale).

The Giraffe Video Lounge
1131 Polk
San Francisco, CA 94109
1415 474 1702
A large video bar on 2 levels with 2 pool tables. A place to catch your breath and shoot a game or two.

The Gold Coast
30 W Cota St
Santa Barbara, CA
1805 965 6701
A small side street bar. "The oldest gay bar on the central coast." Has drag shows from time to time. Pool table. Call for info.

Hamburger Mary’s
170 West Street John St
San Jose, CA 95110
1408 947 1667
Trans-friendly 7 nights of the week. Mondays and Thursdays are best and they have a drag show on those nights. Great food, a pool table and wonderful staff.

500 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114
1415 431 HARV (4278)
"Wedna Wednesdays" drag show weekly at 8:00p. Great place to "people-watch" the Castro.

Joseph’s Town & Country
1454 Del Paso Blvd, near Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
1916 922 8899 (recording)
Bar and restaurant. Highly recommended. Very mixed clientèle. Drag shows at times. Unofficial home and meeting place for the Sacramento Gender Association. Saturday is best night for transgendered. Gay-owned.

Josie’s Cabaret & Juice Joint
3583 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
1415 861 7933
Vegetarian breakfast and lunches, with queer (often Trans) cabaret in the evenings.

2520 Camino Diablo
Walnut Creek, CA
Drag shows on Sunday nights at 9:00p.

1351 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
1415 885 4535
"En Drag" shows upstairs on Friday and Saturday nights. $7 cover charge. Primarily a gay bar on other nights. Some have complained about the "touristy" feel of this place.

The Lineup
398 7th Street at Harrison
San Francisco, CA 94103
Mexican cuisine, nice atmosphere, very accepting.

Living Room
University Avenue
San Diego, CA
Coffee house. Always Trans friendly.

Los Candiles
2100 Cypress Avenue (near Division)
Los Angeles, CA
1213 222 3432
Latino nightclub. 2 shows per night.

Marc’s Bar and Grill
On 4th between University and Washington
San Diego, CA
The Dream Girls review performs Sunday nights, very friendly.

488 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
1415 864 6672
Drag shows on Fridays at midnight. TV performers are older, but crowd is younger and mixed with many straight folks.

Mousse Odile
18 East Cota Street
Santa Barbara, CA
1805 962 5393
A very fine eating-place with serving from an international cuisine menu. Has secluded patio.

1548 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
1415 441 8413
Gay bar for young Asian-Americans. Some Asian-American queens hang out here occasionally. Nice little dance bar.

The Oxwood Inn
13713 Oxnard Street
Van Nuys, California
TGirl & GLB dance club, 8pm-2am Wednesdays & Saturdays DJ, dancing, billiards, appetizers & full bar $5 before 11pm.

10100 North Lower Sacramento Road
Stockton, CA 95210
1209 477 4724
This is mainly a gay and lesbian bar with a disco dance floor, as well as pool and darts. The clientèle and staff are very courteous, friendly and supportive of new people. Transgender people are always welcome and are usually in attendance. The small club is a social attraction for many gay and lesbian folks in the northern Central Valley area.

739 N La Brea Avenue
Hollywood, CA
1213 939 0703
Latino club with 2 drag shows every night.

Polk Gulch Saloon
1100 Polk at Post
San Francisco, CA 94109
1415 771 2022
Cockatelia and her sexy little assistant Kikitelia host "Lush Fridays," a fabulously sexy drag show. Some of the performers here are absolutely gorgeous!

Power Exchange
86 Otis Street
San Francisco, CA
1415 974 1460
This is primarily a leather club, but many Trans folks frequent here. Very accepting of Trans folks. This club caters to Transgender people, heterosexuals, couples, and gay/lesbian folks. Large location, on several floors, and features a dungeon room and various nooks and crannies for your viewing and participating pleasures! A snack bar and XXX video room also available. Closed to the Trans crowd on the third Friday of the month. A fetish ball, however, is held on the third Saturday.

1312 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA
1415 885 1114
Mainly a gay bar but occasionally there are a few Trans folks here.

Queen Mary Show Lounge
12449 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA
1818 506 5619
Regularly scheduled drag shows, staff crossdressed. Reportedly a must-see experience! Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Showtime all other days at 9:00.

1234 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
1415 673 4181
Coffeehouse and restaurant. A TransBay favourite.

(Address Unknown)
Northern California
Formerly a lesbian bar, now a crossdresser/Lesbian bar. It is owned by a crossdresser, who has done a lot of remodelling.

Sojourner Café
134 E. Cannon Perdido Street
Santa Barbara, CA
1805 965 7922
Specialises in a wonderful array of natural foods.

Suave Nightclub
313 East Carson Street (cross-street Dolores)
Carson, CA 90745
1310 518 0177 (nightclub machine for events)
1323 566 3155 (table reservations and any birthday or anniversary party reservations)
Web site:

Tommy Tang’s on Melrose
7313 Melrose Avenue
(corner of Poinsettia Place)
Hollywood, CA
1213 937 5733
Award-winning innovative Thai cuisine. Drag night every Tuesday; waitstaff crossdresses. Drag show generally first Tuesday of the month, reservations recommended.

The Townhouse
1517 21st Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
1916 441 5122
Gay owned. Upstairs bar. Karaoke on Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings. Saturday nights best for Transgender folks.

Trannyshack (The Stud Bar)
399 Ninth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
1415 863 6623
This is an every Tuesday night event - the wildest drag show in town, hosted by Heklina! Admission is $2 for women (including Trans women and crossdressers). Dance bar. 9 PM to 2 AM. Show at 11:00 pm. Different theme for the show each week.

2214 Stoner Avenue
W Los Angeles, CA 90064
1310 477 2844
Has all drag-queen waitresses Wednesday-Sunday, who stop every 30 minutes and do a lip sync show. The food is very good, and it has sort of a middle-class clientèle.

Venture Inn
11938 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA
1818 769 5400
Restaurant. Mixed crowd. Good food, friendly service.

4354 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA
1818 980 1430
Gay-owned and run restaurant.
Good food, friendly service. Mainly gay and lesbian crowd that seems friendly to Trans people. Occasional entertainment.

The Yukon Mining Company
7328 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA
1818 851 8833
24-hour diner-style restaurant. Interesting mixed crowd, friendly staff. However, not many Trans people at all. Not worth checking out.


BJ’s Carousel
1380 S. Broadway
Denver, CO
1303 777 9880
Gay nightspot with drag shows on Friday nights and weekends.

Diana’s Den
913 15th Street
Denver, CO
1303 592 7233

The Elle
716 W. Colfax
Denver, CO
1303 572 1710
Trans friendly lesbian bar and dance club - don’t dress slutty. ;-) Past performers have included Lady Bunny.

Club Static
1437 East Mulberry
Fort Collins, CO
Trans friendly bar and dance club

Club Q
3430 N Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
Trans friendly GLBT club.

Illusions @ Mike’s
60 S. Broadway
Denver, CO
1303 777 0193
Gay bar with drag shows on Friday nights and weekends.

Ye Ole Matchmaker Pub
1480 Humboldt Street
Denver, CO 80218
1303 839 9388
Drag shows on weekends.


81 Pope Park Highway
Hartford, CT
1203 951 0500
Gay bar, frequent drag shows.

601 Broad Street
Hartford, CT
1203 525 2553
Small, friendly. Good music. Irregularly-scheduled drag shows. Hosts Miss Bearristers, a preliminary for the Miss Gay Connecticut competition.

Chez Est
238 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT
1203 247 3224

8 North Turnpike Road
Wallingford, CT
949 9380
Dance party on Saturdays.

Club ONE - at the "Bar with No Name"
115 Asylum Street
Hartford, CT
522 4646
Sunday nights at the No-Name: come party with Diva Josie and Johnie

2627 Waterbury Road
Waterbury, CT
1203 574 1629
Advertises regular drag shows, looks like an enjoyable place.

379 E Main Street
Waterbury, CT
1203 574 3077
Regular drag shows. Looks like a good place.

Til Dawn
495 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT
1860 305 9695
Hartford’s totally gay after-hours dance club. Midnight till dawn – weekends.

Triangles Cafe
On Route 7
Danbury, CT
Gay bar but crossdressers are welcome. $5 cover charge on Saturday nights.


814 Club
814 Shipley Street
Downtown Wilmington, DE
1302 657 5730
Gay bar. Good food, dinner menu, light fare. Frequented by members of Delaware Renaissance.

The Renegade
4274 Highway One
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
1302 227 4713
Very Trans friendly. Restaurant in the front. Good food, reasonable prices. Large nightclub in the rear.

Rumuors Restaurant and Lounge
Route 13
Dover, DE
All walks of life, very Trans friendly. Drag shows Sunday nights.

District of Columbia

For local events, good places to check are "Metro Arts & Entertainment Weekly" (also known as "MW") and "The Washington Blade".

Annie’s Paramount Steak House
1609 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC
It is also open 24 hours on Friday and Saturday and welcomes TG people, especially after 11.

23 Street and P NW
Washington, DC
Gay disco bar. More visible Transfolk on Sundays.

1344 U St NW
Washington, DC

The Circle Bar
1629 Conneccticut AveNW
Washington, DC
Floor show on Sunday evenings. Always friendly.

2121 P St NW
Washington, DC
Latino club. TV and illusionist shows every Sunday. Owner is a great supporter of the TV community and sponsors a local pageant. The entire bar and people there are wonderful to the Trans community. It also has a restaurant called Lone Star West, which is very friendly to Trans people.

The Hung Jury
1819 H Street NW (alley entrance)
Washington, DC
1202 785 8181
This is a women’s bar, but well-behaved Trans folks are always treated well. Doesn’t start going till after 10pm on Saturday night. Parking is easier than other locations in DC. Very safe neighbourhood.

Perry’s Restaurant
1811 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC
1202 234 6218
On Sundays they have a drag brunch.

Tracks Disco
531 W 19th St
Washington DC
1202 627 2333
Rated 4 stars, huge gay club, tolerant of Transfolk.

1345 Half St SE
Washington, DC
Regularly scheduled Drag Shows. The place for Transfolk on Saturday evenings. They have a fun floor show. There is a cover charge of $7.00.


3rd Dimension

711 Edison Avenue

Jacksonville, FL

1904 353 6316

Large drag bar, which caters to most everyone. They have maybe 8 bars inside, do country music on Friday and have drag shows a few times a week.


201 North 5th Street

Jacksonville Beach, FL

1904 246 9874

Good size bar, weekly Drag shows Lesbo -A-Go-G0


Highway 301 and Ringling Blvd.

Sarasota, FL

Nightclub in Sarasota that is Trans friendly. Hosted by “The X�? on Thursdays and Saturdays. Time is from 9:00 pm to 2:00 am. Cover charge is $5.00 at the door. Thursday night drag shows and Saturday night Go-Go Boys.

Cactus Club

1300 N. Mills Avenue

Orlando, FL

1407 894 3041

Gay bar. CDs welcome.

Chardee’s Dinner Club

2209 Wilton Drive

Wilton Mannors, FL

1305 563 1800

Gay owned and operated.

The Club (formerly Firestones)

578 N. Orange Avenue

Orlando, FL (downtown)

1407 426 0005

Alternate lifestyle club. $7.00 cover. Loud. Female impersonator shows.

Cold Keg Bar

4050 W. New Haven Ave.

Melbourne FL 32904

Phone: 321-724-1510

The Copa

624 S.E. 28th Street

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

1305 463 1507

Caberet and Disco - Drag shows on Weekends.

The Exile

616 Park Street

Jacksonville, FL

1904 354 2025


3400 S. Orange Blossom Trail

Orlando, FL

1407 423 2697

Two clubs in one. Very Trans friendly with drag shows and entertainment 7 days a week.


1702 East 8th Street

Jacksonville, FL

1904 353 9200

Daily cookouts.

Lester’s Diner

250 Street Road 84

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

1305 525 5641

Everyone is welcome here.

The Junction Tavern

1261 King Street

Jacksonville, FL

1904 388 3434

Jacksonville’s gay Cheers.

The Metro

2929 Plum Street

Jacksonville, FL

1904 388 7192

Mix of straight/gay/les/TV. Big dance bar and a game room with a bar and a piano lounge with a bar and a small pool room with another bar.

The Other Side

Wilton Drive

Wilton Manners, FL


Lesbian bar.

Parliament House

410 N. Orange Blossom Trail

Orlando, FL

1.2 mile south of Route 50 (Colonial Drive)

Alternate lifestyle club. $4.00 cover. Good female impersonator show. Mistress of Ceremonies "P" is Outrageous. Mostly gay clientele.

Southern Nights

375 S. Bumby Avenue

Orlando, FL

(at intersection of East-West Expressway and Bumby)

1407 898 0424

Alternate lifestyle club - $5.00 cover. Large percentage lesbian. Female Impersonator shows and special events.


On the Treasure Coast

8282 South US Highway 1

Port st. Luice FL 34942



Corner of 8th and Talleyrand

Jacksonville, FL

1904 353 0359

Strip pool, darts, and weekly cookouts.

Uncle Walt’s

5454 International Drive

Orlando, FL

In the I-Drive Center.

1407 351 4866

Alternative lifestyle club. Cover varies. Mostly gay clientele. Female impersonator shows some nights. Special events.


Alfredo’s Italian Restaurant

1989 Cheshire Bridge Road NE

Atlanta, GA

1404 876 1380

Restaurant, local Trans group’s regular stop.

Backstreets Closed and demolished

845 Peachtree Street

Atlanta, GA

1404 873 1986

Primarily gay crowd.


Ansley Square (Exact address unknown)

Atlanta, GA 30329

1404 872 4403

Restaurant/nightclub. Can go crossdressed, big place.

The Chamber new NAME..THE JUNGLE

2115 Faulkner Road (off Cheshire Bridge)

Atlanta, GA

1404 248 1612

Fetish dance bar, anything goes, mixed crowd.

Chows Restaurant CLOSED

1026 1/2 North Highland Avenue NE

Atlanta, GA

1404 872 0869

Midtown restaurant with a very nice hostess.

Club One

On Jefferson Street and Bay Street

Savannah, GA 31401

Cowtippers Restaurant

1600 Piedmont Avenue NE

Atlanta, GA

1404 874 3469

Midtown restaurant where various groups dine regularly.


306 Ponce De Leon Avenue

Atlanta, GA 30329

1404 87 EAGLE

A national guidebook said it was an S/M, D/S, TV, Leather bar. You can go crossdressed.

The Gallus

49 Sixth Street

Atlanta, GA 30329

1404 892 8983

Restaurant and female impersonator shows. Can go crossdressed, secure parking.


1782 Cheshire Bridge Road NE

Atlanta, GA

1404 874 7347

Restaurant, excellent seafood, valet parking. Local Trans group’s regular stop.

The Otherside CLOSED

1924 Piedmont Avenue

Atlanta, GA

1404 875 5238

Dance bar and piano lounge. Primarily lesbian crowd.


Fusion Waikiki

Kuhio Avenue

Waikiki, HI

They have a great show and a very friendly environment.


Sorry, no listings.


The Baton

436 N. Clark

Chicago, IL

Female Impersonator Shows


954 W. Belmont

Chicago, IL

1773 348 4975

A gay men’s club that is Trans friendly. They hold “Drag Races�? on the first Sunday of the month.


1543 N. Kingsbury

Chicago, IL

1312 413 7000

Dance music club, best on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from 10:00p to 4:00a.

El Gato Negro

1461 W. Irving Park Road

Chicago, IL

1312 472 9353

A tavern with dancing. Spanish-language Trans cabaret on Sunday nights.


130 4th Street

East St. Louis, MO

1618 271 7410

Exit I-55 going to St. Louis at 3rd Street exit. Turn left at end of ramp. Go to 4th Street. and turn right. 4th Street is only one block long. It is one of the largest clubs in the Midwest.

Three floors, basement for MEN only. Middle floor is the dance floor, upper floor is for shows, each Friday and Saturday night. All persons and lifestyles welcome, $4 cover on weekends. Parking on street, lighted, but caution is advised.

Open till 5:00a, where St. Louis people go after bars close on Missouri side of the Mississippi River. Tuesday and Thursday are price off drinks and show night and main dance floor is open.


3631 N. Halsted

Chicago, IL

1773 975 6622

Dance music club, best on Friday nights until 4 a.m. and Saturday nights until 5 a.m. The entrance is via the companionway on the side of the building. See also the listing for “Rhumba.�?


1932 E. Higgins

Elk Grove, IL 60007

1847 439 8840

Dancing; drinks; gay; noisy and crowded but we are welcome.


325 20th Street

Rock Island, IL

Large nightclub and show bar that regularly offers drag reviews on Sundays. Videos of past shows are often shown on other nights. It is in easy walking distance of two other gay bars (Augie's and Madison’s) as well as a riverboat casino.

Legacy 21

3042 W. Irving Park

Chicago, IL

Live entertainment, drinks, gay/lesbian/bi.

Maneuvers & Co.

118 E. Jefferson Street

Joliet, IL

1815 727 7069

Open 8:00p until 2:00a Sunday through Thursday, 8:00p - 3:00a Friday and Saturday. Popular nights are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Catering to the community and those who understand.


(Address unknown)

East St. Louis, MO

Just south of Faces (listed Below), it is a very large club on one floor, site of the former Holiday Inn. Much like Faces, shows on Friday and Saturday, large dance floor. Cover, $4 on weekends, large parking lot that is secure. Open till 5 a.m.


7201 Franklin

Forest Park, IL

1708 366 5117

A gay men’s club that holds periodic drag events. Call for details.

The Office

513 E. State

Rockford, IL

1815 965 0344

The oldest continuously gay-owned bar in the state. It is a mixed gay/lesbian/drag bar with a friendly small town atmosphere. Most of the drag/transgender community seems to congregate in the downstairs bar after 10 pm on Fridays and Saturday.


3631 N. Halsted

Chicago, IL

Mixed-crowd restaurant occupying the space that once was Vortex’s (now Fusion’s) front bar. There is no direct entrance from the restaurant to the nightclub; diners must exit the restaurant and walk around to the club’s entrance.


3354 N. Halsted

Chicago, IL

1773 281 3355

A gay men’s bar that has drag shows on weekends. Trans friendly any night of the week.


3349 N. Halsted

Chicago, IL

1773 477 9189

A Trans friendly gay men’s club. It is directly across the street from Roscoe’s.


3200 N. Halsted

Chicago, IL

1773 327 7711

A mixed gay/straight dance club that is TG-friendly.


10235 W. Grand Avenue

Franklin Park, IL

1847 455 0008

Disco, Drinks, Gay/Les, and the CGS/Tri-Ess home away from home. The best night is the last Tuesday of the month.



On Central Avenue next to the fire and police stations

Lake Station, IN

Caters to the gay, lesbian, bi, and Transgender community. Show on weekend nights. Formerly The Station House.

Holly’s Family Restaurant

Michigan City, IN

Just 1/2 block north of Marquette Mall, same side. Route 421. Great food and very accommodating for TGs.

Odesy Restaurant

79th and Broadway

Merrillville, IN

Good food and helpful people.

The R-Place Show Lounge

684 Lafayette Avenue

(corner of 3rd Avenue & Lafayette Avenue)

Terre Haute, IN 47807

1812 232 9119

R-Place is a gay club that embraces the Transgender community. They have a professional show on Saturday nights at 11:30 P.M. with special guests from all over the country. We also have an amateur night on Wednesday’s where anyone can have a chance to be onstage performing. We have had female impersonators, stand up comics, strippers, vocalists, impressionists, etc. The club is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 pm until 3:30 am and all are welcome.

Seahorse II Cabaret 1902 Western Avenue South Bend, IN Mainly for the gay community but have allowed us to come and go. Show on weekend nights.

The Total Eclipse

Located on Highway 20

Michigan City, IN

Actual location is about 5 miles west of Michigan City on Highway 20, south side. This is a fun place for all Transfolk. The place is mostly gay and lesbian but we come and go as we please. The owner, Denny, is a great guy, and the people are friendly. Best time is after 9pm on Friday and Saturday. Open every day though. No problems.


The Garden

Des Moines, IA

Transgender friendly.

The Blazing Saddle

Des Moines, IA

Transgender friendly.


Missy B’s

39th and Southwest Trafficway

Kansas City, MO

Shows Monday, Friday and Saturday. Always Trans friendly.

The New Tootsie’s

1822 Main Street

Kansas City, MO

Our Fantasy

Wichita, KS

Weekly drag shows and is very Trans friendly. The host of the shows is Fritz Capone, a former Miss Gay Oklahoma.


The Bar

Main Street

Lexington, KY

A gay bar where Transfolk are not only welcome but embraced. They have drag shows on Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 10pm

Bar One

417 Broadway

Paducah, KY

1502 443 7277

Open Wednesday through Saturday. Shows on weekends. Trans friendly. Can go there crossdressed.

The Down Tower

Main Street

Louisville, KY

Primarily a gay club with shows. Accepts TVs.

The Point (formerly Moby Dicks)

500 Broadway

Paducah, KY

1502 442 4474

Trans friendly. Can go there crossdressed. You might wish to call first.



722 Ryan Street

Lake Charles, LA

Friday and Saturday seem to be the best nights.

Good Friends

Address Unknown

In St Ann Street in the French Quarter.

A relaxing hangout for everyone who likes meeting friendly people.

Hott Shotz

110 Catalpa Street (Building is not marked)

Monroe, LA

Catalpa turns into 4th street. Drag shows on Tuesday and weekends; call for times.


Address Unknown

In Bourbon Street in the French Quarter.

A nightclub/bar but attracts more leather-lovers.

Le Roundup

819 St. Louis Street

1/2 block off Bourbon Street

New Orleans, LA

Very Trans friendly. All the girls from New Orleans frequent nightly. Used to be called “Society Paige�? in the ’60s and ’70s.


Address Unknown

In Bourbon Street in the French Quarter.

A nightclub/bar that plays dance/techno music.

The Pub

Address Unknown

In Bourbon Street in the French Quarter.

The Parade

Address Unknown

In Bourbon Street in the French Quarter.

Constantly playing hot club music.


The Underground

5 Spring Street

(Next to One City Center)

Portland, ME 04101

Gay bar. Trans friendly. You can park for free after 7:00, and the club doesn’t get going until after 9:00. Usually a high number of Transfolk on any given night.


The Allegro

1101 Cathedral Street

Baltimore, MD

1410 837 3906

The Allegro is very friendly, mostly men, has regular drag shows on the first Monday of the month.

Custom House Saloon

18 Custom House Avenue

Baltimore, MD

1410 783 8813

Open Wednesday through Saturday from 7:00p to 2:00a. Male dancers, Transgender friendly. Owner is a great-looking and outgoing Trans person.


1 West Eager Street

Baltimore, MD

1410 547 0069

Very Trans friendly. Hosts the Miss Gay Maryland pageant every year.


Friend’s Landing

Haverhill, MA

They are really gender friendly. If you are a CD they will usually waiver the $5 admission fee.


19 Pearl Street

Springfield, MA

1413 734 8528

Looks like a very active hangout for central Mass. queens. Call first.


at Martin's

137 Pearl St.

Boston, MA

Saturday nights, 9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Red line to South Station; exit High St. till you get to Pearl St.

For more info, call Gina or Sky at 1617 512 1817 or 1617 620 2086.


21-plus, $7 donation. Primarily a lesbian thing but men and Transfolk are always welcome.


632 Page Blvd.

Springfield, MA

1413 736 9734

Looks very active. Drag shows.


81 Broadway

Downtown Boston (located behind the Howard Johnson hotel).

1617 426 8902

Favourite hangout for TVs and TV hookers.


21 Brookline Street (Central Square)

Cambridge, MA

1617 864 0400

Friday nights.

Nightlife Entertainment

P.O. Box 3031

Woburn, MA 01888

Monthly parties and rap sessions. Contact for more information.

Pilgrim House

Provincetown, MA

Very active tourist trade in summer months, drag shows every night. (Commercial Street)

Randolph Country Club

44 Mazzeo Dr. (Route 139)

Randolph, MA

1617 961 2414


Footlights Backstage

6th street just east of Washington, Royal Oak

Primarily a gay bar, but they do have female impersonator shows and CD’s frequent the club.


Warren Road, two blocks east of Southfield Freeway

North side of the road

Detroit, MI

Generally a gay bar, TV friendly, especially Saturday nights when they have a stage show. (Show downstairs, dancing upstairs, bar at both. Heavy cigarette smoke downstairs!) $5 cover. Some of the staff are Trans. Lighted parking in back.

Lady’s Night

At the Dressing Room boutique

Detroit, MI

1810 286 0412 during normal business hours.


On the first and third Saturdays of each month.

Lady’s Night takes place in a private party loft and is exclusively for TVs/CDs/TSs and their SOs. There are always lots of GGs and couples in attendance. For all you first-timers, Lady’s Night is the perfect setting for your debut "en femme." We offer privacy, discretion, and a fun time for all.

Your hostesses, Mistress Lisa and Kathryn, welcome you into the warm intimate atmosphere of a private club created just for you.

Admission is $25 for singles, $40 for couples. Your price of admission is all-inclusive and entitles you to food, unlimited beverage refills and our fabulous female impersonator revue.

Changing room opens at 8:00p, and the party begins at 9:00p and goes on till the wee hours.

The Rainbow Room

6640 E. 8 Mile Road

Detroit, MI

Sun night they have a female impersonator show with the best in Detroit area. Fun shows, reasonable cover and very Trans friendly.


24th Street, South Park area

Port Huron, MI

No cover, Trans friendly.

Conto's Club Triangle

Myspace page: [1]

2101 S Dort Hwy

Flint, MI 48507

Regular drag shows, mostly a gay bar, but everyone's welcome. Cover for 21+ is $3, under is $5. Bartender is great. Lots of security present to ensure you party safe. MtF and FtM both.


Checkers Pub and Dance Club

1066 E. 7th Street

St Paul, MN

1612 776 7915

Club Metro

733 Pierce Butler Road

St Paul, MN

1612 489 0002

Widely known in the local Trans community for having a large number of crossdressed people.

Gay 90’s

4th and Hennepin

Minneapolis, MN

1612 333 7755

The largest gay bar in MN. Female impersonator shows Wednesday-sun.


490 N. Robert Street

St Paul, MN

1612 224 0703


Best Western Inn

Jackson, MS

On the frontage road on the west side of I-55. Small bar, very accepting. Call first and make sure Sam is working, she is very accepting.

The Sanctuary

Veterans Avenue and Railroad Street

Biloxi, MS

A Trans friendly gay bar. Open almost all of the time. A little run-down, but very friendly.


Many listings provided by the St Louis Gender Foundation.


4100 Manchester

St Louis, MO

534 3858

Girl bar, dance floor, kitchen, pool table, street parking, open til 2:30. A girl bar par excellence, the first of three bars has a large dance floor featuring a variety of recorded music. Halfway in, on the left, is the entry into a smaller bar with a pool table and hi- top tables. All the way in the back of the large dance bar is another small bar and kitchen that serves tasty food until closing. The large bar and kitchen are open only on Fridays and Saturdays; on other nights only the side bar, where the pool table is located, is open. Please note that some members have indicated that this place does discriminate against men.


6 S. Sarah

St Louis, MO

531 1109

Basic corner tavern, juke box, pool table, adjacent parking lot, second bar open Fridays & Saturdays with live entertainment, open til 1:30. If you’re in the mood for something reminiscent of a Bogey movie, the second bar’s entertainment and atmosphere just might get you in that Lauren Bacall posture.


3818 Laclede

St. Louis, MO

1314 5347878

Caleco’s is a pleasant restaurant serving Italian and American cuisine to a varied clientele. One St Louis Trans person waitresses there ... just ask the staff and she’ll be happy to care for you on Wednesday through Sunday nights. Apparitions is the adjacent bar/club that is primarily gay, and which has, on certain nights, dance music, male dancers, and drag shows. Phone for these entertainment details.


2001 Menard

St. Louis, MO

664 7869

Cruising bar, darts, pool table, juke box, restaurant open til 10 P.M., parking across street, open til 1:30

Mostly men, basic corner tavern with an adjacent restaurant serving very good food.

The Complex (formerly named, and still popularly called, Angles)

3511 Chouteau

St. Louis, MO

772 2645

Large, multi-roomed dance club, restaurant open til 10 P.M., pool table, darts, air hockey, leather shop, gravel parking lot (if you can find a spot, otherwise you drive up and down the streets like everyone else!), open til 2:30 If you like loud hip-hop music, flashing lights, and teeming throngs, The Complex is your cup of tea. Two bars in the main dance room. Another bar called Visions in the rear. The ground floor bar, usually the quietest spot, is called Mother’s. The quiet restaurant, though its decor is uninspired, offers a varied, ample menu of delicious preparations.

The Drake Bar

3502 Papin

St Louis, MO

865 1400

Elegant, intimate ground floor piano bar, upstairs bar, outdoor patio (summer only), parking in front and in The Complex lot and on the street, open til 1:30

How special would you feel if your cocktail was served on a crocheted doily? That’s how the bartenders treat you at The Drake. Indoors, the piano bar resounds with patrons harmonising show tunes, standards and pop melodies. The patio bar is closed from after Labour Day. Cleanest rest rooms anywhere.

Ernie’s Class Act

3756 S. Broadway

St Louis, MO

664 6221

Girl bar, basic corner tavern atmosphere, kitchen, dance floor with recorded music, pool table, occasional karaoke or live entertainment, Closes at 3:00 A.M. street parking or in lot across the street, open til 1:30

More down-home than Attitudes, Ernie’s is the habitual hangout of some St Louis Gender Foundation folks.


(Address unknown)

East St. Louis, IL

Located on 4th street downtown, it is one of the largest clubs in the MidweStreet Three floors, basement for MEN only. Middle floor is the dance floor, upper floor is for shows, each Friday and Saturday night. All persons and lifestyles welcome, $4 cover on weekends, parking on street, lighted, but caution is advised. Open till 5 a.m., where Street Louis people go after bars go on Missouri side of the Mississippi River.

Gallery Lounge

424 North Boonville Avenue

Springfield, MO

1417 865 1266

The Grey Fox

3503 S. Spring

St Louis, MO

772 2150

Neighbourhood bar located in south Street Louis, welcomes transgendered persons. Has shows each Friday and Saturday. The cheapest beer and mixed drink price of any bar located in this listing. No cover charge, except for special event fundraisers. Closes at 1:30 a.m.


1011 Locust

St. Louis, MO Newest club in St. Louis, located in the heart of downtown. Large dance floor, shows on Mondays (odd). Open till 3 a.m. Cover, amount N/A.

Independence Place

5 N. Henderson Street

Cape Girardeau, MO

Gay/lesbian bar. Trans friendly. Occasional drag shows.


5 S. Vandeventer

St Louis, MO

652 6500

Big place, dance floor, multiple bars, multiple levels, pool tables, it’s also got The Niner Diner restaurant serving an eclectic menu until 10 P.M., Closes at 3:00 A.M. parking lot across the street, open til 2:30 Snaking through stylish, old attached buildings, Mag’s labyrinth of stairwells and passageways are entertaining in themselves. Watch the rest room signs: some are co-ed! A big dance floor, blinking lights & smoke machine, offset by quiet spaces and nooks and niches. Free popcorn and in-the-shell peanuts upstairs by the pool tables.

Martha’s Vineyard

219 West Olive

Springfield, MO

1417 864 4572


(Address unknown)

East St. Louis, MO

Just south of Faces (listed above), it is a very large club on one floor, site of the former Holiday Inn. Much like Faces, shows on Friday and Saturday, large dance floor. Cover, $4 on weekends, large parking lot that is secure. Open till 5 a.m.

Missy B’s

39th and Southwest Trafficway

Kansas City, MO

Shows Monday, Friday and Saturday. Always TG friendly

The New Tootsie’s

1822 Main Street

Kansas City, MO


The AMVETS club

(Address Unknown)

Missoula, MT

Reported to be safe in the evenings. Might want to go in and check out atmosphere first and see if place fits temperament.

The Elks Club

(Address Unknown)

Missoula, MT

Home for quarterly World Party dances. Anything goes and it is "chaperoned" to keep trouble away so you can play in any outfit you want. Organised by local gay community at University of Montana. Dates, times and locations are published in local paper.

1406 243 0211 (Lambda organisation)


The Max

Omaha, NE

Gay, lesbian, mixed crowd. Trans friendly. Large club with great dance floor.



On Paradise near the airport

Las Vegas, NV

Gay bar, Trans tolerant


West Charleston

Las Vegas, NV

Has a great drag show at 10:00p and midnight on Sunday nights. CDs are welcome in the audience and may even outnumber the gay clientele!


On Paradise near the airport

Las Vegas, NV

Gypsy’s is a wide-open dance club with lots of alternatives in attendance, not stepping on each other’s toes.

Trans-Night at the Back Door Lounge

1415 E. Charleston, just east of Maryland Parkway

Las Vegas, NV

385 2018

Every Sunday night beginning at 8:00p, the Back Door Lounge welcomes all of us to share some of ourselves with each other.

Come as you are, big or small, crossdressed or not, FTM or MTF or at some other place on the gender spectrum. (and bring a friend!)

New Hampshire

Front Runners

Fir Street

Manchester, NH

Gay/lesbian club where all Transfolk can feel safe and welcome. There are 2 bars, a large dance floor, great music, a game room and some quiet corners in subdued lighting to sit and chat. Admission is $5 for non- members -(there is a reasonable yearly rate available- for which you get a membership pass card) all guests must show ID and fill out a registration/membership form. The staff is friendly and courteous. There is a private unisex bathroom as well as the customary men’s and women’s.

New Jersey

The Colosseum

Route 35 North, on right

Sayerville, NJ

A gay/lesbian bar. Loud music, and smoky in the late hours. Holds about 300-400 people. Has an amateur night for drag and Drag Sundays.


202 Myrtle Avenue

Boonton, NJ 07005

1973 263 4000

Trans friendly club and is open to all life styles. Open 7 days, 4:00p to 2:00a. Drag show on Wednesday nights, and TGs frequent the bar on Friday nights.


Hackensack, NJ

Le Galaxy

Somerdale Road & White Horse Pike

Somerdale, NJ

1609 435 0888

Gay bar where TVs frequent. All lifestyles are welcome!


115 Ocean Avenue

Long Branch, NJ 07740

1732 870 6336

Open on Friday, Saturday and Sundays. (They open around 6:00.) Friday and Saturday till like 2:00 a.m. and Sunday sometimes closes much earlier. On Sunday they have tea parties beginning at 7:00p. A friendly bar with an outdoor bar over the ocean, and a dance floor open also to the ocean with picnic tables all along the ocean outside, their own private boardwalk.

Pharohs is only open during summer months.

Studio 6

Between Atlantic and Pacific Aves near Kentucky

Atlantic City, NJ

Very popular gay club, where they hold their version of the Miss America pageant on the same night as the “real�? one. Some of the headliners who appear at the casinos go there on the weekends for the partying. Opens around 10 PM but it doesn’t really get going till around 1 PM. They have plenty of parking and run special drink prices on some nights.

The Zone

8th Avenue and Ocean Avenue

(Across from the old Howard Johnson’s on the boardwalk)

Asbury Park, NJ

Not a good area, but a fairly nice club. It’s a young-age club. Gay, loud, large bar and dance floor.

New Mexico

Legends West

4th Street NW

Albuquerque, NM


Central Avenue, NE

Albuquerque, NM


Central Avenue SE

Albuquerque, NM

The Ranch

Central Avenue, NE

Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque Mining Company

Central Avenue, NE

Albuquerque, NM

New York

Alcazar De Paris

234 W. 43rd Street

New York, NY

(212) 246-0102

Cabaret and dinner theatre (off-Broadway theatre) ... professional performers. Tickets needed for admission at $75.00. Each includes dinner and show ... not drinks.

The Armory Pub

South Clinton

New York, NY

Older crowd, and not too many Transfolk, but still friendly.


10 S. Washington Street (1 block from Main)

Rochester, NY

Gay dance club/disco. FI Shows every Sunday nights also at 10:30 and 12:00.

Bar d'O

29 Bedford St (Downing St)

New York, NY

1212 627 1580

On Thursday, Saturday and Sunday night they have the world-famous TV Joey Arias and Sherry Vine, who sing with their own voices. Great show and the crowd is very eclectic.


275 West 22nd Street

New York, NY

1212 645 8613

On Mondays there is the Candy’s Cayne Show. A great place for the very sophisticated TG. The music, atmosphere has a retro 60’s cocktail lounge feel to it. A “chic�? place to be on an otherwise dreadful night. Ms. Cayne’s beauty and talents are magnificent. Show varies every Monday, starts at midnight.


(Also know as B Bar)

358 Bowery

New York, NY

1212 467 2220

Tuesday only. In back of this very trendy restaurant there is an eclectic crowd of models “wannabes�?, Trans folks, gay folks, straight folks, you name it. Almost like the Andy Warhol days, but a little 90s attitude should be expected; therefore, a little attitude should be given back. Other than that, it is a cool place for a Tuesday night.


41st near Madison

New York, NY

Reportedly after 11:00p on Wednesday nights, cross-gendered people are welcomed. 4 stars.

Bell De Jour

3rd and 17th

New York, NY

Fun with a slightly different "twist."

Club Marcella

123 Liberty Pole Way in downtown Rochester

Rochester, NY

1710 454 5963

Gay bar and dance club. This site is very welcoming to TV’s /CD’s TS/ Drag Queens anytime crossdressed or straight. Female Impersonator Shows every Wednesday. and Sunday nights at 10:30 and 12:30. Entrance in front, safe non-threatening place to go crossdressed. Mostly young crowd in mid to late twenties.

Dancing Queen

Located at Crazy Nanny’s

21 7th Avenue South @ Leroy Street (directly across from NowBar)

1212 802 9502

High-energy dance party for Transgender, bi, gay, lesbian and straight people who are looking for a great DJ (only NYC’s hottest) and a fun night out.

Don’t Tell Ma Ma

343 W. 46th Street

New York, NY

1212 757 0788

CDs are tolerated. Call first. 3 stars. Piano bar and cabaret.

Eighty Eights

228 W. 10th Street

New York, NY

1212 924 0088

Regular drag shows featuring top name drag entertainers.

Fabulous Jacks

3930 Long Beach Road

Island Park, NY

1516 431 5225


JD’s Playhouse

Central Avenue, near Bleecker Stadium

Albany, NY

Trans-friendly. TGIC goes there on Thursday evenings after meeting, about 10:00p.

Karlyn’s Oasis Transgender Parties

At the Silver Swan

41 East 20th Street

(Between Park Avenue S. & Broadway)

New York, NY

1212 251 3611

Held at 11:00p on Saturday nights.

La Nueva Escuelita

301 West 39th Street

New York, NY

1212 631 0588

On Thursday nights only. Starting pass midnight, they have a spellbinding show that goes from beautiful Latin transsexuals to “campy�? crossdressers. Needless to say the show is diverse, but entertaining. TG’s of all denomination are very popular this night. House music and show varies from Latin Salsa to American. A mixed crowd, but mostly Hispanic.

PS: Be aware they will democratically search you at the entrance, which guarantees safety, but can be a little intimidating. After 10pm, Thursday through Sunday. with its sequined mix of merengue, salsa and house music, Escuelita has a solid claim on the Latin, dance, Trans and drag crown.


2 Bank Street just off Greenwich Avenue

Greenwich Village

New York, NY

1212 675 7710

New York’s impressive drag queen theme restaurant opened in August 1996 in Greenwich Village. Fashioned after the Hard Rock Cafe, it features photographs and memorabilia from New York’s most famous gender benders.

Lucky Cheng’s

1st Avenue & 1st Street

Lower East Side

New York, NY

1212 473 0516

Lucky Cheng’s lounge and bar are located below the pop restaurant of the same name. nightly drag shows at 9:00pm and 11:30pm. Asian drag queen/TS waitresses serve “pan Asian cuisine�? in the upstairs restaurant. Note: the majority of the clientele are bridge and tunnelers out to gawk.

The Monster

80 Grove Street at Sherman Square, 7th Avenue at Christopher

New York, NY

1212 924 3558

Cabaret, tolerates TVs, per Lee Brewster. Wide variety of entertainment.


40 S. Union Street (between Monroe Avenue and Main Street)

Rochester, NY

A gay community restaurant/lounge located near Vardens Studios. This site is very accepting to the CD community. The owners (gay) welcome our business and are very friendly. Trivia night every Wednesday at 9:00p. Busiest nights are Friday and Saturday.

OH Bar

Lark Street (Across from the Dunkin Donuts)

Albany, NY

Trans friendly lesbian bar that attracts a younger crowd.

PrimeTime 2

Route 9W

Highland, NY 12528

Queen Bee at Mother

432 14th Street at Washington

New York, NY

1212 252 5494


A Sunday night drag extravaganza featuring weekly shows, dancing, and a lounge in the basement for mixing and mingling. Doors open at 9pm, admission is $15/$10 with invite. Showtime at 11:30pm. All varieties of Transgender folks welcome.

Ryan’s Disco

Near Nettleton Shoes

Syracuse, NY

Gay bar and disco ... hosts of the Miss Empire State Contest annually. Tolerates TVs. FI Shows most Thursday nights. Enjoyable atmosphere - mixed crowd late Saturdays. Some professional women.


444 7th Avenue

(In Park Slope at15th Street)

Brooklyn, NY

1718 832 9800

About 10 minute car ride in from the Brooklyn Bridge. They have gothic on Thursdays and DJ on Fridays. Lisa and Cynthia very friendly. Basically a girl bar but they welcome all and especially TVs. Parking is not a problem.

Sexy On Saturday (SOS)

At Sidebar, located on 8th between 28th and 29th streets.

New York, NY

Open every Saturday. For women only. Known as the only female dance club in the USA to have lap dancing for women.


802 64th Street

Brooklyn, NY

1718 238 8213

Features top-name entertainers (recently Chaka Khan) and top drag artists The John LaFleur Show.

Stingy Lulu’s

129 Street Mark’s Place (otherwise know as east 8th street) near avenue A

New York, NY

1212 674 3545

The restaurant and, newly opened, lounge offer American focused diner food served by a terminally hip but totally “fab�? waitstaff often lead by a cadre of east village drag queens. The staff participates in late-night drag shows on the weekends.

The TownHouse

236 East 58th Street

New York, NY

1212 754 4649

One of the very few "conservative" gay piano bars in NY. Lots of "Wall Street"/older folks.

Warning: Transfolk of all persuasions, who are defiantly elegant and well-behaved, are welcome; otherwise don’t bother. A good place to make a positive impact for us all.

Trannie Chaser at Now Bar

22 7th Avenue (@ Leroy Street)

West Village in Manhattan

New York, NY

1212 802 9502

Thursday only, after 10:00p. The crowd is very mixed: transsexual women, CD/TV girls, hetero, gay and lesbian folk, drag queens, working girls, chasers, the fetish crowd, etc. Though the crowd has a hip edge the general beat of "tranny chaser" is not one of "attitude" but more "join in one and all". Glorya is a very gracious and hostesses a fierce drag show showcasing both well known and new talents. on any given night a few of NYC’s best-known drag queens join Glorya’s party and show.


Clinton Street between Willow and Herold Streets

Syracuse, NY


220-12th Avenue, near 27th

New York, NY

1212 244 6444

High Cover. 3 stars. Not to be confused with Tunnel Bar on 1st Avenue.

Waterworks/One Flight Up

Central Avenue.

Albany, NY

Gay/Mixed Disco - One Flight Up is a women’s bar on the second floor.

North Carolina


330W Hargett Street

Raleigh, NC

1919 831 8888

Dance club. Has FI shows every Tuesday, a great sound and light system, multi-level dance floor, and very diverse clientele (20’s-50’s, male, female, gay, lesbian and straight). Even have locking unisex bathrooms complete with sink, toilet and LARGE mirror


6th and W. College (Uptown)

Charlotte, NC


1831 S. Blvd at Worthington

Charlotte, NC

Gay club. Transfolk accepted. FI shows.


2301 Freedom Dr.

Charlotte, NC

Gay club. Transfolk accepted.


3014 E. Independence Blvd.

Charlotte, NC

Nice Trans friendly restaurant and bar.

Warehouse 29

1011 Arnold Street

Greensboro, NC

1336 333 9333

Nice, clean, Trans-accepting GLBT club/bar. Great sound/light system, dance floor. Drag floor shows and beauty pageants. Call for schedule.

North Dakota

Sorry, no listings.


1470 West

34 N. Jefferson Street

Dayton, OH

1937 461 1470

Mixed clientele, drag shows, TVs welcome except on Thursdays (straight teeny-bopper night).

David’s on Main/Clubhouse Cafe

122 E Main

Columbus, OH

A bit pricey, but very good food.


Monroe Street Just past Erie Street

Toledo, OH

The Cincinnati Dock

603 West Pete Rose Way

Cincinnati, OH

1513 241 5623

Terrific folks. They do have shows on occasion.

Grapevine Cafe

73 E Gay Street

Columbus, OH

Lesbian run, nice food.

Herby’s Lounge

349 Marconi

Columbus, OH

Mixed gay and lesbian group - regular style bar

Imaginations Too

283 Spring Street

Columbus, OH

Mixed lesbian and gay - dancing, shows, not quite so smoky.

Jessie’s Celebrity

850 N. Main

Dayton, OH

1513 461 2582

Drag shows Friday & Saturday. Two lounge bars, two dance floors, huge Cabaret.

Jessie’s City Cafe

121 N. Ludlow

Dayton OH

1513 223 2582

Up-scale dance/show bar.

Old Street Saloon

Monroe, OH

Neighbourhood C&W Bar with weekly drag show. Meeting place for Crossroads 3rd Thursday night.

Slammers Restaurant

202 E Long Street

Columbus, OH

Lesbian-run. Mostly pizza and drinks and talk.


419 Park Street

Columbus, OH

They happily serve crossdressers with great service and extreme courtesy. Southwestern fare restaurant.


Berea Road near West 110th

Cleveland, OH

Gay nightclub. TV tolerant. Entrance in back.

Wall Street

144 N. Wall Street, Columbus, OH

Mixed lesbian and gay - dancing, shows, very smoky.



NW 39th, West of Pennsylvania Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK

Open to alternative lifestyles/TV/CD/TS.


Oklahoma City, OK

Coffee shop. Great place to just go and relax. Mostly a lesbian hangout but they are open to all persons.

Habanna Inn

NW 39th West of Pennsylvania Avenue.

Oklahoma City, OK

Open to alternative lifestyles/Transfolk.

Hi-Lo Club

NW 50th just east of Classen Boulevard

Oklahoma City, OK

Nightclub. Very friendly to the Trans community. Has a drag show.


NW 39th, West of Pennsylvania Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK

Nightclub. Very friendly to the Trans community. Has a drag show.


The Embers

N.W. Broadway & Couch

(on the Northeast corner)

Portland, OR 97209

Drag shows nightly on one side/dance floor on the other. Cool place for both MTFs & FTMs.

Darcelle XV

208 NW Third Avenue

Portland, OR 97209

1503 222 5338

Fax: 1503 248 6771

Posh nightclub with drag shows.


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Altland’s Ranch

Road 4

Spring Grove, PA

1717 777 4479


437 York Road (Route 202)

New Hope, PA

1215 862 0880

Very good food and very accepting of Trans folks. The Cartwheel Drag Search is every Monday night, 11:30 PM.

Casanova Bar

Route 985

Jennerstown, PA

The Cellar Nightclub

168 Main Street rear

Manheim, PA

1717 665 1960


West Liberty Avenue

Dormont, PA

Lesbian bar, Trans-tolerant. Bar area and cool dance floor.


1913 W. Broad Street

Bethlehem, PA

1610 865 1028

A gay and lesbian bar that is very accepting of Trans individuals.


Lawrenceville, PA

Behind the Brewery

Gay bar, mostly lesbians, TVs accepted.

The Eagle

California Avenue

North Side

Gay bar, Transfolk welcome. Three bars: Pool tables and bar, disco and dance floor, and country western


1418 Rodman Street between 15th & Broad

Philadelphia, PA

1215 546 1900

Italian restaurant.

Key West

207 S. Juniper Street (between Broad and 13th)

Philadelphia, PA

1215 545 1578

Multi-level club. Drag show on the 2nd Wednesday, last Sunday of the month. Karaoke on every Thursday with DJ Donna Burk.

New York, New York, Inc.

5801 Ellsworth Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15232

1412 661 5600

Nice restaurant and bar


Liberty Avenue

Downtown Philadelphia, PA

Gay club, very happening place, Transfolk welcome, very crowded.

RK’s Lounge

108 West Pittsburgh Street

Greensburg, PA

1412 837 9948

The Rusty Rail

704 Thompson Avenue

McKees Rocks, PA 15136

1412 331 9011


7th & Willow Streets

Philadelphia, PA

Trans friendly every night, but Friday is the best. Visit the bar in the balcony.

Stallions Nightclub

706 N. Third Street

Harrisburg, PA

1717 232 3060

Sisters Night Club

1320 Chancellor Street

Center City

Philadelphia, PA

1215 735 0735

Open every day of the week. A friendly place for lesbian Trans women.


(Address Unknown)

Allentown, PA

Gay bar. Has occasional drag shows.

Twin Peaks Cabaret in Heaven

704 N. Third Street

Harrisburg, PA

1717 232 3060

Rhode Island


125 Washington Street

Providence, RI

1401 272 6950


1 Franklin Sq. (Junction of Eddy Street and Allens Avenue)

Providence, RI

1401 274 5560

South Carolina

621 Club

Old Airport Road (just off Haywood)

Greenville, SC

Primarily gay, but receptive and cordial to lesbian and Trans crowd. Bartenders: Linda, Ray, Bruce, Russ. At the door: Rose and Audrey. Very friendly. Membership required.

The Arcade Nightclub

5 Liberty Street (Downtown Charleston just off King Street)

Charleston, SC

1803 722 5656

It has a nice dance floor with two bars and a cat walk that leads to a balcony over the dance floor, and also has a second section that’s slower paced with a couple of pool tables and regular tables to sit down at. 18 to enter, 21 to drink, with a five dollar cover after 10:00.

The Castle

On LeGrande, just off So. Pleasantburg

Greenville, SC

Primarily a show club. Open Wednesday-Sunday. Drag shows Friday and Sunday. Membership required.

South Dakota

Sorry, no listings.


Alan Golds

(Address Unknown)

Chattanooga, TN

1423 629 8080

Fun place. Open from 4:30 pm - 3:00 am.


Off Walnut Grove Road

Memphis, TN

Gay dance club. VERY gender friendly. Younger crowd.

Connection of Nashville

901 Cowan Street

Nashville, TN

1615 742 1166

Very friendly. Closed Monday. Friday day and Saturday nights costs 5$ to get in the Show bar. Sunday is only 3$. All other nights are free. Country Dance and lessons on Tuesdays by Rockin' Rhonda. Wednesday night is Amateur night - any (Trans) girls/women can perform. Thursday night is Male Stripper night. Friday & Saturday nights the whole club is open.

The Grove

2865 Walnut Grove Road

Memphis, TN

1901 458 9955

"Illusions" is a small/intimate club with a dance floor, pool table, good music, friendly bartenders, and a fun owner who has been known to do some very good photography on the side. There is plenty of parking, drinks are reasonably priced and they feature female impersonators on various nights. If you’re lucky, you can even catch some of the “girls�? rehearsing during the week!


115 B Honest Street

Chattanooga, TN

1423 855 8210


Gay & Trans friendly bar. Open 7 nights a week, 4:00p- 3:00a.


Blue Angel

Broadway (?)

San Antonio, TX

Gay/mixed bar - Disco dancing on weekends. Owner is a crossdresser and member of Boulton Park Society. Country music in one room, disco in other room.

Bonhom Exchange

411 Bonham

San Antonio, TX

271 3811

Three story disco club. Non-stop music...three bars. Gay/Straight Clientele (downtown). Lots of good-looking GGs. Things get rolling late (after Midnight).

‘Bout Time

Located on the feeder road of IH 35 N. of 183

Austin, TX

Neighbourhood type atmosphere with gay, lesbian and Trans folks.

Club One

Elm Street

Dallas, TX (Deep Ellum area)

Dance club open on Friday and Saturday only (till 4am), very mixed crowd, Transfolk accepted well.

Eight Street Bar & Cafe

416 Eighth Street

San Antonio, TX

Quite Trans friendly.

271 3227


(address unknown)

Galveston, TX

Drag shows on Friday/Saturday nights.

Jet Set

Routh Street

Dallas, TX

Swingers club, large number of Transfolk. Friendly atmosphere.

Kon Tiki

23rd Street

Galveston, TX

Has drag shows on Friday/Saturday nights.

New Zoo

(address unknown)

San Antonio, TX

Lesbian oriented - tolerant but not terribly comfortable. May not be a good place to go alone.


Predominantly lesbians, but they are a friendly bunch.

Paper Moon

Broadway (?)

San Antonio, TX

Gay with some straight folks. Excellent disco and FI shows. Male dancers as well. Music is loud and almost non-stop. Poolroom in front. Very friendly.

The Palm Beach Club

West Houston Hilton

Corner of Dairy Ashford and IH 10W

Every Saturday night has Alternative Lifestyles Night, where Transfolk are welcome.

Petticoat Junction

1818 N. Main Ave.

San Antonio, TX 78212

1210 732 0333

A Transwoman writes: 'This is a mostly lesbian hangout but I haven't had any problems there in my 5 visits there.'

Limited hours, call ahead to make sure they are open. They are closed Monday and Tuesday. Drink specials on Wednesday and Friday nights.

Robert Lafitte’s

25th (close to seawall)

Galveston, TX

Has drag shows on Saturday/Sun nights. Potluck on Sundays.

The Saint

Main Street

San Antonio, TX

They play lots of disco, etc. nonstop. Anyone and everyone can go there and not have to worry about being “pegged�?. People of all types hang there: gay, straight, CD, TS, TV, pre-op, and post-op, etc. It’s a very comfortable place, their only problem is being too small for the crowd: It’s a large place but the crowd is larger!! They get really crowded around 11pm. They have floorshows on Friday nights and male dancers on Saturday night. They are located towards downtown near San Antonio College.

The Stallion

2003 McCullough

San Antonio, TX

734 7977

While predominantly a gay bar, it is also Trans friendly. The bar on the side is quiet and separated from the more boisterous main bar. One bartender there, Leeza, is Trans.


25th and Mechanic

Galveston, TX

Has 2 drag shows on Friday, starting at 9:30, and Saturday.

Texas Twisters

105 South Hwy 95

Little River, TX 76554

1817 982 4453


5025 Lemmon Avenue

Dallas, TX

1214 526 2340

TR-II has a drag show once a week with other shows on some other nights.


511 Starr Street

Corpus Christi, TX

Drag shows on Wednesday & Saturday

Village Station

Cedar Springs

Dallas, TX (Oak Lawn area)

Gay/les/bi dance club across the street from Big Daddy’s. Transfolk well-accepted.


Note: Utah’s "Private Clubs" are a way to get around the liquor and smoking laws of the state. Temporary memberships or cover charges are around $5.00 with yearly memberships around $20.00.

Paper Moon

3424 South State Street

Salt Lake City, UT 84115

1801 466 8517

Salt Lake’s premier women’s club. Private club.


579 West 200 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

1801 328 0255

Private club, dancing.

The Sun

702 West 200 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84104

1801 531 0833

Private club, large dance floor, patio, light show, pool room.

Brass Rail

103 27th Street

Ogden, UT 84401

1801 399 1374



Pearl Street

Burlington, VT

Trans friendly. Nice people, nice place, good food and drink.

Rainbow Cattle Company

Route 5

Brattleboro, VT

(Between Exits 3&4 off I 91)

1802 254 9830

Gay bar. FS on occasion. Gay, Trans, and lesbian folks welcome. Music and dancing in a friendly atmosphere.


The Park

Salem Avenue

Roanoke, VA

Open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with drag shows on Sunday. Very TG friendly.


24th Street Tavern

2409 Pacific Avenue

Tacoma, WA

1206 572 3748

Caters to gay/lesbian/Transgender community; dancing and shows; lounge features darts and pool tables; beer and wine; some snack foods; no cover; no coat check. Easy access from Interstate 5.

733 Club

733 Commerce Street

Tacoma, WA

1206 305 9872 (unlisted)

Very friendly atmosphere, no violence or “pressure�?; caters largely to gay/lesbian/Transgender community; Beer, wine, liquor; very spacious downstairs lounge and dining room; upstairs dance floor (DJ) and shows-one of the largest dance floors in Puget Sound region! Cover charge for dancingis $3.00, no cover for lounge/dining area; coat check costs $1.00. Open until 2 AM. Easy access from Interstate 5.

The Crescent

1413 E Olive Way

Seattle, WA

1206 720 8188

Has some drag and lip-synch shows. Corner of Bellevue and Olive on Capitol Hill.

Gold Ball Tavern

2708 6th Avenue

Tacoma, WA

1206 627 0430

Very friendly atmosphere, caters to gay/lesbian/Transgender community; beer, wine, liquor, and grill; drag shows and dancing; close to downtown. Open until 4 AM weekends.


Pike and Broadway

Seattle, WA

Huge place with lots of young people and an enormous dance floor. A good place to go after hours on Friday and Saturday night ... they are open until 4 a.m. Small cover; no cover on Wednesdays. Coat check is available for $1. Drag night is on Wednesday. Starts at midnight. Pretty young crowd.


1501 E Olive Way

Seattle, WA

1206 720 9963

Has drag shows on Friday night. Stage and dance floor.


1426 1st Avenue

Seattle, WA

1206 628 3151

Saturday night is the night to go: Transfolk in for free, others $7. Place starts to hop at 11p.m. Two clubs in one: One with huge dance floor, the other with lounge setting, smaller dance floor. Very popular place, young, industrial and techno. This is where to wear your club fashions - go-go boots and minis! Coat check available.

The Tacky Tavern

1706 Bellevue

Seattle, WA

1206 322 9744

Wednesday is Trans night. Starts at about 8 pm. Friendly atmosphere. Very small place. Looks like hell, but nice people. Small stage for lip sync.


2018 1st Avenue

Seattle, WA

1206 443 0673

Good music, intimate dance floor. No cover. This is where Nirvana used to play. You cannot dress too strange or wild for this place. Sunday night is “fetish�? night ($5.00 cover). Wednesday is Goth night (no cover): black clothes, nails, and lipstick. Small fashion show, dancing. Dress code, no jeans or exercise clothing: wear fetish and club wear.

West Virginia

The Pink Triangle

(Address Unknown)

Morgantown, WV

This is the one club in town where TGs can feel most welcome. occasional drag shows, friendly staff.


Club 219

219 S. 2nd Street

Milwaukee, WI

1414 271 3732

Popular gay spot. Slightly older clientele. Dance floor on main level. Quiet little bar with pool & darts downstairs. Not nearly as large as La Cage. Place can become very busy at unexpected times, such as during the female-impersonator shows held late at night (11:45) on occasional weekdays.

Just Us

807 S 5th Street

Milwaukee, WI

1414 382 2233

Quiet little neighbourhood-bar type of place. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere, open to all types. About 60% lesbian, 30% gay male, 5% Trans, 5% “other�?. Pool table, darts, dance floor. One of the few places you’ll find that has Billie Holliday on the jukebox.

La Cage

Corner of National Avenue & 2nd Street

Milwaukee, WI

Four different bar areas on two floors. A fairly young, energetic crowd. Two dance areas, a quieter, separate bar with food & pool table downstairs, another relatively quiet area has a bar and darts. Various areas are open on different days of the week; everything is open Friday & Saturday. Pretty dead Sunday through Thursday, moderate on Fridays, truly awesome on Saturdays. Primarily gay “men�?, but a handful of TV’s and lesbians.

M & M Club

124 N. Water Street

Milwaukee, WI

1414 347 1962

Very nice quiet little place, one of Milwaukee’s nicest little bars, regardless of sexual orientation. Patrons tend to be 30 and over. Separate dining area. Fireplace. Occasional piano. Primarily gay, handful of Trans and lesbian folks.


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