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Nightspots in North America

The following is a list of clubs/nightspots that are known to be welcoming to transgender people. This list is by no means exhaustive. If you know of other welcoming clubs/nightspots, please contact us so we can add them to the list. For areas outside North America, please see the Nightspots page.

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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 trans folk.

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. Trans folk 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.

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)

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 Trans folk 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 Trans folk.

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 Trans folk 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 Trans folk 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 Trans folk 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 Trans folk, 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: Trans folk 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.


Portions of this list brought to you courtesy of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Renaissance Education Association, Inc.

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

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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
271 3227

Quite Trans friendly.

(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: Trans folk 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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