Miami's Ten Best Gay Bars of 2011
|Top hats, bowties, and beefcakes at Score.|
However, an exodus to Wilton Manors up in Broward has left the gay bar scene in Miami on the decline. "Part of it has been a migration more than anything," says Stache Bar co-owner Alex Laos. "There is no bar culture here in Miami."
Others, like Eros Lounge manager Carlos Rojas, believe that it's mostly due to the recession and a lack of planning from bar owners.
Yet despite these shortcomings, Miami's still a total gay playground. And anything can happen at a local gay bar, from meeting your next boyfriend (or girlfriend) to enjoying a delicious Sunday brunch with a beefcake in a top hat and bowtie.
Just check out Miami's ten best gay bars.
Located right on Biscayne Boulevard in North Miami, Eros Lounge shoots for a billiards bar feel, even though there's just one table. Still, it's spacious like a pool hall, with a 360-degree bar, couches for lounging, seven flatscreen TVs, and a dance floor.
Open every day from 3 p.m. till 3 a.m., Eros has a two-for-one happy hour -- featuring premium ($10) and call ($8) liquors, as well as tap and bottled beers ($4 for domestics, $5 for imports) -- that ends at 9 p.m. On Sundays, there's a Tea Dance with live DJs from 5 to 10 p.m., not to mention a Herradurra margarita special.
A nice little getaway from the South Beach hubbub, Eros also has free parking, free WiFi, and a small food menu that includes paninis and gyros.
If you're looking for a nice, friendly, low-key joint, hit Stache Bar on Normandy Isles. It's only been open for two months. And already, Stache has a solid local following. This bar's all about comfort and intimacy. Just head for the cozy patio bar and enjoy half-price well drinks and domestics during the 5 to 9 p.m. happy hour. Come here, grab a bar stool, and relax.