We can never have enough gay bars in the world, and any would-be proprietors out there could consult Reddit users’ list of names for gay-male-friendly establishments.
The users submitted their punny bar name ideas in a recent thread in the r/AskGayMen subreddit after one Redditor asked, “If you could name a Gay Bar, what would you name it?”
Here are just some of the 150-plus comments:
- Beards on Tap
- Bears on Tap
- Better Bones Bar
- Bottoms Up
- Cheers to Queers
- The Cockpit (“It would have a 1950s Americana airline theme, and all the staff would wear either pilot uniforms or flight steward uniforms à la Britney Spears in the ‘Toxic’ video.”)
- Cock Tail Bar
- Daddy Issues
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- Dorothy’s All You Can Eat Buffet
- Eat, Drink & Be Mary
- Fruitcake (“In the morning, it would sell breakfast pastries.”)
- Hot Buns With a Stiff One (“It would be a bar and grill.”)
- The Manhole
- Mine Shaft
- Out & About
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- Pica-Pau (“It means ‘woodpecker’ in Portuguese.”)
- The Pound
- Rail Haus
- Rail Town
- The Rainbow Connection
- Same Sax Saloon
- Schlong John Silver’s
- Stick Shift
- The Sword in the Bone
- Tops and Bottoms
- Twig & Berries
- The Wilde
- The Wooden Tower
What about all you entrepreneurial Queerty readers out there? What gay bar would you open? Submit your bar name idea in the comments below.
Something wrong with me, I guess. I thought these were assumed names they would use in a gay bar, to conceal their real identity, Sometimes I worry that I am being lied to. For instance, one man at bar called himself David Olajuwan. He was neither tall nor black. Another fellow, a paramedic, which I really believed, was called Higgy. I see machines and software that measure blood pressure that are called Higi. Was that what it was about? So, I wondered if it was common behavior among the LGBTQ community to disguise there real identities. I see now, it’s names for bars. What a dummy.
I’ve always thought “The Oval Orfice” would be a fitting gay bar name, Washington DC specific
Or the ORAL Orfice
A place to Meat
This old fag hasn’t been to a gay bar since 2003. I don’t miss it.
Hell, last time I went to any bar was in the early 90’s. But I fondly remember my times at the bars in the last 60’s
Three Dollar Bill’s?
’70s-’80s, Mineshaft was a real bar in NYC and Buddies was a real bar in Boston. Maybe some other names on the list were real at some point.
Stick it Inn
Come and Go
Take a Load Off
TBVs (stands for Tops Bottoms Verses)
The Bettie Fjord
Sister businesses, the Dance club right off the street, The Woodshed. The sister bar that sits directly behind would be a leather/Fetish bar.. No name on the bar… Folks in the know would just say they are going back behind the Woodshed.