Top 5 Gay and Lesbian Nightspots in Memphis

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Looking for the best gay and lesbian nightspots in the city? Here are our picks. For more information on Memphis' constantly evolving gay and lesbian nightlife, check out OUT Memphis located at 892 South Cooper Street in Midtown.

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    Crossroads

    1278 Jefferson Ave
    Memphis, TN 38104

    Crossroads is a predominantly gay dance club and bar, but everyone is welcome. Recently renovated, it is considered a classy joint that is lined with pictures of Cher. You can't even use the restroom without her watching you! Crossroads is considered to be one of the most active bars/clubs in Memphis in terms of fostering the local GLBT community.

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    1382 Poplar Ave
    Memphis, TN 38104

    The Pumping Station is a gay bar located in midtown Memphis, easy to spot by its rainbow flag flying above the entrance. Among The Pumping Station's many events are pool tournaments, dart tournaments, beer bust nights, and more. Happy Hour runs daily from 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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    Metro

    1349 Autumn Ave
    Memphis, TN 38104

    Metro is primarily a gay bar and dance club in midtown Memphis, although everyone is welcome. Compared to most other local GLBT hotspots, its atmosphere is among the more cosmopolitan with an ambience reminiscent of some of the dance clubs in NYC. However, it is generally not the place to go on most weekday evenings when there are relatively few patrons. The scene is much more crowded on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The older crowd is usually there until about 11PM, and the younger crowd gets in after that.

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    1474 Madison Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38104

    Dru's Place is a GLBT sports bar whose motto is "where women and sports collide." In addition, big screen t.v.'s showing the game, Dru's Place also offers pool tables, darts, trivia, Texas Hold'em, and of course, cold beer, and live music.

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    616 Marshall Ave.
    Memphis, TN 38112

    This relative newcomer to the club scene is located at the site of the old 616 Club. It features two dance floors with a variety of music, making it the largest GLBT club in Memphis. The club also features drag shows and drink specials.