Best Gay Bar

The White Horse Inn

The White Horse is the kind of place that makes gay people proud and straight people jealous, a magical little corner of the world packed full of people who seem so uninhibited, so happy, so … gay. How could anyone not want to be part of this community? The White Horse is more like a gay West Coast Cheers than a Studio 54, but it’s found the perfect balance between a homey neighborhood bar (cheap drinks, no dress code) and a hip hotspot (drag shows, a packed dance floor with good DJs). It’s also a historical landmark in the Bay Area’s legacy as a land of tolerance: Founded in 1936 (when homosexuality was considered both a crime and mental illness), the White Horse is rumored to be the second-oldest continually operating gay bar in the United States.

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