The Gay Sports Bar Pioneers

BOXERS NYC, NEW YORK

Sports bar touch: Saturday night beer pong tournaments
Gay bar touch: After those tournaments, drinks are half-price for guests who leave their jeans at the "free pants check"

NELLIE'S SPORTS BAR, WASHINGTON, D.C.

Sports bar touch: Monday poker nights and 25 televisions
Gay bar touch: Tuesday is "drag bingo" night, and all the TVs are tuned to Glee

CREW, CHICAGO

Sports bar touch: More than 60 beers are available
Gay bar move: Nine salads are offered with the option of blueberry pomegranate vinaigrette dressing on the side

SIDELINES SPORTS BAR, WILTON MANORS, FLA.

Sports bar touch: Texas Hold'em video game and foosball table
Gay bar touch: Jukebox includes the musical stylings of Lady Gaga and Sade

ROSCOE'S ON 7TH, PHOENIX

Sports bar touch: $2 Bloody Mary specials with numerous options of ingredients
Gay bar touch: A performance every Friday by The American Leathermen Dancers

FRITZ, BOSTON

Sports bar touch: The establishment supports 10 recreational teams throughout the city
Gay bar touch: Team names include the Bears (basketball) and the Bare Backs (softball)

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