‘Norm!’ – 9 gay bars where everybody knows your name

“Cheers” references aside, we all know how heartwarming it can feel to return to our “home away from home.” For many, especially those within the LGBTQ community, that welcoming spirit of chosen family can be found at these legendary gay bars.

1. Harvey’s – San Francisco, CA

The Castro district is lively and eclectic, sporting dozens of fantastic restaurants and exciting experiences, but Harvey’s is something special. With its chic interior, floor-to-ceiling open-air windows, welcoming staff, and enticing menu, Harvey’s emulates the city’s spontaneous spirit and splendor. Not only is this bar an important aspect of the Castro’s history, but it’s also known for some truly spectacular and ground-breaking drag shows!

Serving not only scrumptious American fare like fried chicken and burgers, Harvey’s also offers a mouthwatering brunch menu featuring an enticing bloody mary collection. Whether you live around the corner or are in town for a fun weekend, Harvey’s will instantly become one of your favorite venues to grab a bite and drink with friends.

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