More swag than a goodie bag: 10 classic LGBTQ clubs catering to the black crowd

In honor of our brown & black skin brothers, we've located ten nightlife hotspots that have more swag than an Oscar's goodie bag.

While many gay bar images cater to the white adonis aesthetic, there are some places in America that still highlight and celebrate men of color and their fans. The inclusion is demostrated by using men of color on promotional posters, welcoming them into the scene without judgement, and playing music by artist of color.

As the cultural conversation shifts towards diversity, color lines are being crossed and racially-exclusive destinations are becoming less necessary.

But for those who have a taste for chocolate and are looking to add some flavor to their feast, check out our Top 10 list of African-American clubs.

Club BNB

A diverse hip-hop nightclub in Oakland features hot performances, drag shows, and sexy go-go dancers.

Club BNB

Something for everyone
2120 Broadway Oakland Oakland

Mixx

In the heart of Atlanta’s diverse and eclectic community, the main bar is fully-stocked, flat screen televisions abound, and the lounge area and back bar has a full view of the main dance flo

Mixx

Sexy, upscale nightlife
1492B Piedmont Ave. NE Atlanta

Club Langston NYC

Dance the night away at this Brooklyn hotspot that caters to black men, latinos, and those who love them.

Club Langston NYC

Where man come to play
1073 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn

Club Escape

Southside Chicago's premiere alternative club for the boys with melanin where the DJs spin hip-hop, house, R&B and soul music nightly.

Club Escape

Black Gay Alternative Club
1530 East 75th St. Chicago

Club Boi at Score

At the hottest party in South Florida, find high energy, loud music, strong drinks, and plenty of friendly eye candy.

Club Boi at Score

Black/Latino dance club
1437 WASHINGTON AVENUE MIAMI BEACH

The Page

Get a taste of New Orleans' urban gay community at this Black-owned New Orleans bar with exceptional cocktails and great music.

The Page

Incognito dive bar
542 North Rampart Street New Orleans

Woody's

This gay-Philly landmark welcomes all walks of life and has 32 ice cold beers on tap.

Woody's

Must stop lounge/dance bar
202 S 13th St Philadelphia

Club 2020

A legend in Houston gay nightlife, Club 2020 has hot DJs, impeccable service, stunning decor and lighting, skillfully designed acoustics and a sound system that will blow your socks off.

Club 2020

Chic, stylish, and sophisticated
2020 Leeland St Houston

Bachelor's Mill

DC's oldest and largest gay entertainment complex is a nightlife destination, and host to "Mr. and Miss Black Pride Pageant" and "Miss Star Black America Pageant."

Bachelor's Mill

A little bit of everything on Capitol Hill
1104 8th St., S.E. Washington

The Hangar

Along historic Christopher Street in Manhattan's West Village, Hangar is frequented by a diverse range of men who come to enjoy theme nights and drink specials.

The Hangar

An Urban Crowd flies into The Hangar
115 Christopher St New York
By Tony Taylor