GAY FAVES 2014: Nightlife

Nashville is well known for its nightlife, from the neon advertised honky tonks lining Broadway to the hip bars of East Nashville. Nashville’s gay scene is as vibrant and diverse as that of the rest of the city, ‘cause, let’s face it: the Bible Belt isn’t keeping us down! With five very different bars and clubs on Church Street alone, there’s an LGBT hangout in this city for most every sort. And as always, our Nightlife section had some of the most competitive voting, too, because people feel strongly about their chosen spots.

 

Place to Dance

PLAY DANCE BAR

Whats not to love? The dance floor has enough room for your crew to hold an epic dance battle, or you can get into the groove in your own space. They keep the drinks and the beats flowing in this Nashville institution. And living up to its best of the best reputation, Play’s December calendar is epic, with events from a Topher DiMaggio meet-and-greet to a New Years Party headlined by BenDeLaCreme. Or maybe the Student Body Finals or the Horns and Halos party is more your speed?

 

Disk Jockey

DJ PHIL

Whether it’s at Tribe or Play, this multiyear champion in our DJ category is a master of mixing who can spin no wrong in the eyes of Nashville! But this year, it was a real battle, with DJ Ron hot on his heels!

 

Drag Queen

NICOLE ELLINGTON DUPREE

Ms. Dupree, twenty-year veteran of the drag arts, takes top honors again! And if you’ve met any of her fans, it’s easy to see why. She’s a well-loved entertainer round these parts, and we couldn’t be happier to see her win again.

 

Drag King

JORDAN ALLEN

One of Nashville’s most well-known kings, Jordan has been doing drag for ten years, and is the host and emcee of Ladies Night every Thursday. Along the way, he has held titles including the national title of Mister USofA M.I., and now sits on the boards of several drag organizations. He feels blessed by an amazing career, and looks forward to years more.

 

Happy Hour

TRIBE

With deals as generous as $5.00 top shelf drinks from 5–8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, $3.00 Bushwackers from 2–5 p.m. on Sundays, and other great deals through the week, it’s no wonder Nashville loves Tribe’s happy hours. Tribe is the place to be when you need a mini vacay from the rat race.

 

Overall Bar

TRIBE

It’s not just happy hour: Tribe is the whole package and again takes top honors. It’s no surprise. Tribe is where you can catch The Nashville Grizzlies 3rd half, catch your favorite show’s viewing party in the middle lounge, grab a happy hour special, and then pop over to Suzy Wong’s, all without ever seeing the sunlight! From Post Office fundraisers to Showtunes to Trivia, there’s something for everyone, and all in

a relaxed yet upscale atmosphere. For a second year in a row, though, Lipstick Lounge was just a few votes behind, and we agree that it’s one of the best places in Nashville to pick up a karaoke mic, hands down.

 

Non-Gay Bar

3 CROW

With its eclectic and eccentric atmosphere, as well as its convenient East Nashville location, there’s no wonder that 3 Crow is as popular with our readers as it is with the hip straight crowds in East Nashville.

 

 

See also: 

GAY FAVES 2014 Bartenders

GAY FAVES 2014 Nightlife

GAY FAVES 2014 Dining

GAY FAVES 2014 Community

GAY FAVES 2014 Look Good / Feel Good

GAY FAVES 2014 Places

GAY FAVES 2014 Professional Services

 

 

 

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