Miami has had a gay nightlife scene as early as the s. Miami has a current status as a gay mecca that attracts more than 1 million LGBT visitors a year. As ofMiami was home to an estimated 15, self-identifying gay and bisexual individuals.
If you're on the beach, start your morning on Ocean Drive. Despite Miami's rep for being one of the most gay-friendly cities in America okay, we've got nothing on San Francisco, but we're still gayer than, say, Tuscaloosafinding a good gay bar here can sometimes be a complicated dance. There are, of course, the usual haunts.
In his humorous recount, OUT contributor Zachary Zane takes you through the necessary gay and gay-friendly spots to visit while in Miami Beach. His pastries were featured on Oprah so you know I'm not lying. For whatever the reason, likely a combination of being priced out of the city and apps like Grindr discouraging young queers from going out, a number of Miami Beach gay bars have shut down in the past decade.
Miamithe sun, the beach, the palm trees, the sea It is not surprising that the city is a meeting point of jet setters and the international gay community. Miami is the ideal
From the hot and sweaty mess that is the annual Winter Party Festival in March, to the legendary White Party in November, Miami sandwiches more gay events annually than almost anywhere in the country. Gay Miami for travelers is, unsurprisingly, centered around South Beach with its extravagant clubs, luxury Mid-century hotels including one gay-only hotelmiles of glorious beachfront, pastel-colored art-deco buildings and refined dining. Honestly, it is easy to never stay more than a mile from your hotel and still have one of the best vacations of your life but Great Miami still has plenty to explore.
About Us: Originally starting off as a small MeetUp group known as the Miami's Gay Somethings, the idea came about when young adult groups started becoming relatively popular in other parts of the country. Noting that Miami didn't have anything like this at the time specifically for this target audience, a group was set up to address that need. What had once been just a small collaboration of something year olds on MeetUp, led to becoming an extensive Facebook group of over members, to now serving all age groups as a newly-recognized c7 non-profit organization consisting of a board, leadership council, and two chapters.
By Andrew Collins. Although it's still a hugely popular destination among gay travelers, and it's the site of such blowout galas each year as the Miami Winter Party in March and the Miami Beach White Party in November, Miami is less the destination for gay cruising and sex than it was in the '80s and '90s—much of that scene has moved just north to Fort Lauderdale. But Miami is still home to one of the longest-running gay bathhouses in the country, and it's home to a pair of beaches with enormously loyal gay followings.
By Andrew Collins. Greater Miami and Dade County, one of the premier nightclubbing and partying spots in North America, has long cultivated a highly visible gay and lesbian scene. The number of gay bars in Miami has actually declined a bit over the years, but most of the ones that remain still draw huge crowds, especially on weekends, and are definitely top spots for dancing into the late-night and early morning hours. Also, whether you're in trendy South Beach, historic Coconut Grove, or the hipster-favored Wynwood Arts District in Midtown Miami, you're likely to find a strong LGBT presence at many of the area's mainstream clubs, bars, restaurants, and coffeehouses.