Looking for a night of pop divas and pretty boys and girls? Get your ass to West Hollywood, stat! Hairy hipsters make you weak in the knees? Silver Lake is probably more your speed. Maybe you want a little bit of both -- and thanks to Uber those dreams can come true, too. A Latinx dive bar for nights of drag and dancing This longstanding Downtown bar has always been a divey refuge for local Latinx gays, who saunter through the door seeking stiff cocktails and even stiffer go-go dancers.
In , the writer Jeremy Atherton Lin noticed a spate of media coverage mourning gay bars in London, more than half of which had closed within the last decade. From NBC News to the Guardian , nearly all the coverage contained a similar slant, which played into a popular narrative: gay bars as beacons of liberation, central to the formation of queer identity and community. Which caused Atherton Lin to wonder, For who? I walked around the corner because I couldn't bring myself to go in, but then the next night I did and everything was illuminated and the drag queen smiled at me and I was gay.