A gay bar is a drinking establishment that caters exclusively or primarily to a gay and/or lesbian clientele. The Stonewall Inn, and its surrounding area also known as Stonewall, was the site of the famous Stonewall riots of 1969, which have come to symbolize the A bar (also called a Pub or Tavern) is a business that serves drinks especially Alcoholic beverages such as beer liquor and mixed drinks for consumption In the English language, gay is an Adjective that in modern usage refers to Homosexuality. A lesbian is a Woman who is romantically or sexually attracted only to other women Other names include gay club or gay pub, queer bar, lesbian bar, dyke bar, or boy bar. Queer has traditionally meant odd or unusual but is now also used to refer to anyone who is not heteronormative.
Gay bars range in size from the tiny, five-seat bars of Tokyo to large, multi-story "super-clubs" with several distinct areas and more than one dance floor. officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and located on the eastern side of the main island Honshū. A large venue may be referred to as a nightclub, club, or bar, while smaller venues are typically called bars and sometimes pubs. A nightclub (or "night club" or "club" is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark A club is an association of people united by a common interest or goal The only defining characteristic of a gay bar is the nature of its clientele. While many gay bars target the gay and/or lesbian communities, some (usually older and firmly established) gay bars have become gay, as it were, through custom, over a long period of time.
The serving of alcohol is the primary business of gay bars and pubs. In Chemistry, an alcohol is any Organic compound in which a Hydroxyl group ( - O[[hydrogen H]]) is bound to a Carbon Like non-gay establishments they serve as a meeting place and community focal point, in which conversation and relaxation is the primary focus of the clientele. Gay community or LGBT community is a term used to describe the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender subculture Like other clubs, gay clubs are often advertised by handing out eye-catching flyers on the street, in gay or gay-friendly shops and venues, and at other clubs and events. A flyer (also spelled flier or called handbill) is a single page leaflet Advertising a Nightclub, event, service, or other Similar to flyers for predominantly heterosexual venues, these flyers frequently feature provocative images. Heterosexuality refers to sexual behavior with or attraction to people of the opposite sex or to a heterosexual orientation Dance venues often feature elaborate lighting design and video projection, fog machines and raised dancing platforms. Hired dancers (called go-go girls or go-go boys) may also feature in decorative "cages" or on podiums. Go-Go dancers are Dancers who are employed to entertain at a Discotheque. Go-Go dancers are Dancers who are employed to entertain at a Discotheque.
Some gay bars and clubs have backrooms, dimly lit rooms or corridors in which sexual activity takes place. A darkroom or dark room is a darkened room sometimes located in a Nightclub, Gay bathhouse or Sex club, where sexual activity can take This feature, once common, is now more unusual.
Gay bars and nightclubs are sometimes segregated by sex. In some establishments, people who are perceived to be of the "wrong" sex (for example, a man attempting to enter a women's club) may be unwelcome or even barred from entry. This may be more common in specialty bars, such as gay male leather fetish or BDSM bars, or bars or clubs which have a strict dress code. Clothing is an aspect of Human physical appearance, and like other aspects of human physical appearance it has social significance It is also common in bars and clubs where sex on the premises is a primary focus of the establishment. On the other hand, gay bars are often welcoming of transgender and cross-dressed people, and drag shows are a common feature in many gay bars, even men-only spaces. Transgender (trænzˈdʒɛndɚ from ( Latin) derivatives A drag queen is a person usually a man who dresses (or "drags" in female clothes and make-up for special occasions and usually because they are performing and entertaining
Some gay bars and clubs which have a predominantly male clientele, as well as some gay bathhouses and other sex clubs, may offer occasional women-only nights. Gay bathhouses, also known as Gay Saunas or Steam baths (and sometimes called in Gay slang in some regions "the baths" or "the Sex clubs are clubs where people can have Sexual intercourse with one another in public areas
Some gay bars attempt to restrict entry only to gay or lesbian people, but in practice this is difficult to enforce. Most famously, Melbourne's Peel Hotel was granted an exemption from Australia's Equal Opportunities Act by a State tribunal, on the grounds that the exemption was needed to prevent "sexually-based insults and violence" aimed at the pub's patrons. Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. An insult (also called putdown) is an expression statement or behavior that is considered degrading Violence is the exertion of force so as to injure or abuse The word is used broadly to describe the destructive action of natural phenomena like Storms and Earthquakes As a result of the decision, the pub is legally able to advertise as a "gay only" establishment, and door staff can ask people whether they are gay before allowing them inside, and can turn away non-gay people. 
Already categorized as "gay" or "lesbian," many gay bars take this sub-categorization a step further by appealing to distinct sub-cultures within the gay community. Some of these sub-cultures are defined by costume and performance. These bars often forge a like-minded community in dozens of cities with leather gay bars, line-dancing gay bars and drag revues. Other sub-cultures cater to men who fit a certain "type," one that is often defined by age, body type, personality and musical preference. So there are gay bars that cater to "twinks," or young, smooth-bodied pretty boys, and others that cater to "bears," or older, larger, hairier and generally more good-humored alternatives to the standard well-manicured and fey gay stereotype. And there are also gay bars that cater to certain races, such as ones for Asian men "and their admirers," latin men, or black men. 
The Stonewall Inn bar in New York City where a police raid in 1969 led to the Stonewall Rebellion was the beginning of the modern gay rights movement in America. The Stonewall Inn, and its surrounding area also known as Stonewall, was the site of the famous Stonewall riots of 1969, which have come to symbolize the The City of New York The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous violent demonstrations against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28 1969 at the Stonewall Inn Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender social movements share related goals of social acceptance of Homosexuality, Bisexuality and Transgenderism Lesbian
One of the oldest gay bars was the White Swan, on Vere Street, in London, England, which was raided in 1810 during the so-called Vere Street Coterie, or Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus in Issaquah, Washington. Vere Street may be Vere Street Westminster - a street off Oxford Street, London Vere Street Camden - a Year 1810 ( MDCCCX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year The Vere Street Coterie were a group of men Arrested at a Molly house in Vere Street, London in 1810 for Sodomy and attempted sodomy The raid led to the executions of Chandler Depenbrock, Keith Mangum, and Constanza Beucheat for sodomy. Capital punishment, the death penalty or execution, is the Killing of a person by judicial process as Punishment. Sodomy (ˈsɒdəmi is a term used today predominantly in Law (derived from traditional Christian usage to describe the act of Anal intercourse, Oral intercourse The site was frequently the scene of gay marriages carried out by the Reverend John Church. Same-sex marriage (also referred to as gay marriage) is a term for a legally or Socially recognized Marriage between two people of the same The Reverend John Church (born 1780 -circa 1835) was an Independent clergyman most famous for his involvement in the Homosexual scandal 
Probably the oldest gay bar in existence today is Het Mandje, on Zeedijk 63 in the historic heart of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Amsterdam (pronounced) is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland in the west The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands It was opened in 1927 by lesbian Bet van Beeren. Year 1927 ( MCMXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. After her death in 1967 her sister Greet continued the business until it closed in 1982, but the bar and its entire interior was preserved by her ever since and could be visited upon request. Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) Just before her death in August 2007 she took the initiative to have the bar reopened. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The bar is open again under management of her daughter Diana as from Queen's Day 30 April 2008. Koninginnedag ( or Queen's Day is a National holiday in the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles, and Aruba on Events 313 - Roman emperor Licinius unifies the entire Eastern Roman Empire under his rule 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common
California's Black Cat Bar was the focus of one of the earliest victories of the homophile movement. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The Black Cat Bar or Black Cat Café was a bar in San Francisco California. The word homophile is an alternative to the word homosexual, preferred by some because it emphasizes love (" -phile " from Greek φιλία over In 1951 the California Supreme Court affirmed the right of homosexuals to assemble in a case brought by the heterosexual owner of the bar. Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January The Supreme Court of California is the State supreme court in California.
Stonewall Inn, located in Greenwich Village, New York City was the location of the Stonewall Riots of 1969, considered to be a major turning point of the modern gay rights movement in America. The Stonewall Inn, and its surrounding area also known as Stonewall, was the site of the famous Stonewall riots of 1969, which have come to symbolize the Greenwich Village (ˌgrɛnɪtʃ ˈvɪlɪdʒ often simply called the Village, is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern Manhattan The City of New York The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous violent demonstrations against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28 1969 at the Stonewall Inn Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender social movements share related goals of social acceptance of Homosexuality, Bisexuality and Transgenderism Lesbian Prior to the riots, it was illegal in New York for a place serving alcoholic beverages to allow homosexuals to gather. The place could lose its liquor licence as a result. However, gay bars would often be tolerated when strategic bribes were given to the police. Bribery, a form of pecuniary corruption is an act usually implying money or gift given that alters the behaviour of the recipient in ways not consistent with the duties of that person
Music, either live or, more commonly, mixed by a DJ or DJs, is often a prominent feature of gay bars. Music is an Art form in which the medium is Sound organized in Time. A disc jockey (also known as DJ or deejay) is a person who selects and plays recorded music for an audience Music in gay bars, as in other bars, ranges in style from jazz and blues to disco, pop, drum and bass, punk, house, trance, and techno. Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression Disco is a Genre of dance-oriented music whose origins are hard to define Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure House music is a style of Electronic dance music initially popularized in mid-1980s Discothèques catering to the African-American, Latino Trance is a style of Electronic dance music that developed in the 1990s Techno is a form of Electronic dance music (EDM that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, USA during the mid to late 1980s
In the 1980s and early 1990s a particular genre of music distinct from the music being played by DJs in the mainstream or straight clubs at the same time, known as Hi-NRG or Eurobeat, became popular in gay bars and clubs. Hi-NRG (High Energy is a type of high-speed Electronic dance music which was popular in Nightclubs in the late 1970s and 1980s Eurobeat, as the name implies is a music genre from Europe. It is a sub-genre of 80s Italo disco (a Some London, England clubs still distinguish themselves as gay clubs by the music they play. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom.