PDA

View Full Version : Gay Guys in L.A, San Fran, NYC, Las Vegas & Washington DC, come in here now!


AUSBOY
Jun 24th, 2009, 04:02 PM
Hey Guys,

I'm an Aussie, heading over to America in August and looking to chat, possibly meet some other tennis players/gay guys 18-32 for a hit, drinks, clubbing etc. whilst on my travels.

Also some help on where to go, what to see, where to eat etc. would be cool too. Will be in all those places mentioned and more, as still have a week to fill in between San Fran and NYC, not sure where to go, so suggestions would be welcome!

Here is my gaydar profile anyway if you want to know a bit more about me

www.gaydar.com.au/tennisplaya (http://www.gaydar.com.au/tennisplaya)

Perhaps guys, you can give me a top five list in your city of places to go see, places to go out in the evening, and places to eat.

Also post your profile links if you have them. What sites do US guys mainly use? D List? Gay.com?

Thanks in advance to all who post ideas here, much appreciated!

Cheers :p

~{X}~
Jun 24th, 2009, 04:08 PM
Well anywhere you play in NYC is going to cost you. Your gonna have to buy a day pass to get to some of the public courts. They are about $7 dollars per hour.

As for things to see in NYC, well you can do the usual touristy things like Central Park, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Empire State Building, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, World Trade Center, Wall Street.

I would suggest just walking around some nice neighborhoods like the West Village and Greenwich Village, they have cafes or restaurants to go to which are nice, but sometimes kinda expensive.

As for clubs and stuff, well I don't go clubbing so I couldn't help you with that. :lol:

AUSBOY
Jun 24th, 2009, 04:19 PM
Hehe $7 is cheap, its costs 4 times than in Australia per hour! I already plan on jogging round Central Park, and I will be at the US Open of course!

~{X}~
Jun 24th, 2009, 04:46 PM
Well hey if you think public courts being 7 dollars an hour is cheap thats fine. :lol: Usually people buy a $100 dollar season pass which lasts from April-November.

The US Open is in Queens, NY which is the borough I live in. Not too far from Manhattan, just have to take the 7 train from wherever you are in Manhattan, all the way out to the last stop in Queens.

AUSBOY
Jul 14th, 2009, 08:51 AM
Man you like the number 7

Lin Lin
Jul 14th, 2009, 08:55 AM
:eek:

Philbo
Jul 14th, 2009, 02:09 PM
The only advice I'd give is skip LA. You'll have a great time in San Fran and NYC..

If you're in San Fran on a sunday try finding this salsa club that is really popular on a sunday afternoon in the spanish (or is it Latin quarter?). I was there 4 years ago and had an amazing sunny sunday afternoon there.. I cant recall the name of it but all the gay boys went there on a sunday..

Playing tennis in San Fran is pretty easy.. i remember having a few hits there without much fuss getting on a court..

In NYC Id recommend Fire Island for a day trip...

AUSBOY
Jul 16th, 2009, 07:38 AM
Haha, yeah everyone is telling me avoid L.A.

Salsa sounds interesting, will keep that in mind.

Hope the people in US are more friendly over there than on here, only 1 American has helped me so far :(

G-Ha
Jul 16th, 2009, 05:38 PM
Haha, yeah everyone is telling me avoid L.A.

Salsa sounds interesting, will keep that in mind.

Hope the people in US are more friendly over there than on here, only 1 American has helped me so far :(

LA is a great place and has a lot to offer. People who hate it are usually intimidated by its size/sprawl and/or because they don't know where to go or what to do. Granted, it isn't the easiest place to get around, particularly for unfamiliar tourists, but if you have a proper tour guide, it can be great fun.

For tennis, there are free public courts all throughout southern CA - I've never paid money to play tennis.

LA has tons of great restaurants...as I'm sure you'll be around the gay area (West Hollywood) I recommend Bossa Nova (great Brazilian food) and Hollywood has my favorie Thai restaurant on the planet: Sanamluang. It's a hole in the wall, but has the best authentic Thai food and it's open until like 3 or 4am at least, so it's great after a night of clubbing (we ALWAYS went there after the clubs).

I haven't been clubbing up in LA for quite some time, so I don't know all the latest hot spots, but could ask around if you do stop in LA. West Hollywood has the bulk of gay clubs, so it would be pretty easy to find something there you like.

The Getty Museum across the freeway from UCLA is worth a visit.

I'm not sure exactly what type of "sites" you're interested in, but if you want a site for hookups, its adam4adam.

And if you're already in LA, San Diego would make a great day trip. :)

G-Ha
Jul 16th, 2009, 05:45 PM
Also, if you wanna do some shopping, my favorite mall in LA is the Beverly Center. You could also go to Rodeo Drive in Beveryly Hills, just to check out all the super expensive shops and because it's famous. Also, be sure to go to Melrose...even if you're not looking to shop/buy anything, Melrose is fun just to walk around and hang out...and there are good restuarants on that strip, as well.

Iroda_Fan
Jul 19th, 2009, 10:12 AM
Am not from LA, but LA is fun. Am from San Diego so if you wanna visit i can show you around. SD is not too far from LA.

Apoleb
Jul 19th, 2009, 10:32 AM
Stop talking shit about LA!1!!@312@#!@3434783274!

barboza
Jul 19th, 2009, 01:48 PM
I live around DC now, so I'd be happy to tell you more about it. All the attractions here, such as the Holocaust Museum and National Mall are constantly filled with tourists, but they are all free. There are lots of museums and landmarks, so if you're into those, you'll have a great time. As for the nightlife, there are bars and a few huge clubs that are frequented mostly on Friday and Saturday nights. A new club called Town just opened up here and it's a hot spot during those nights. The great thing about DC is that it's metro accessible, so you won't have to worry about renting a car - whereas in LA you almost would have to.

And I strongly suggest going to LA and checking out the West Hollywood area at Santa Monica Boulevard. It's a stretch of road filled with gay bars and clubs. The atmosphere is chill, glamorous and guys there just want to have a good time and party. So please, please don't miss out on LA. Feel free to PM me if you have any more questions!

PS. Guys here seem to use all kinds of sites -- like dlist, gay.com and manhunt. I personally don't subscribe to those sites but I have FB.

barboza
Jul 19th, 2009, 01:58 PM
Stop talking shit about LA!1!!@312@#!@3434783274!

Haha, agreed! My favorite places in LA are The Abbey (thought it can really, really crowded) and Rage.

barboza
Jul 20th, 2009, 12:55 AM
If you end up in Orange County, go to House of Blues (Disneyland) and once every month they have gay night and it's pretty awesome. Also, don't forget to go to Laguna Beach -- Lindsay Davenport's hometown -- and hit up this gay-frequented area called West Street Beach. Orange County is very Republican but Laguna Beach is the most liberal place in the area.

moby
Jul 20th, 2009, 03:30 AM
Stop talking shit about LA!1!!@312@#!@3434783274!My friend said LA was like Salt Lake City replicated 100 times over. She was probably talking about the sprawl, but the comparison made me :tape::help::lol:

shap_half
Jul 20th, 2009, 04:23 PM
There are a few bars in the Hell's Kitchen area of NY that seem to be very popular: Barracuda, Posh, The Ritz, Vlada and Therapy. I've been to all of them and Posh is probably my favorite. The beer on tap is pretty inexpensive and there's a very small dance floor in the back. It can get pretty crowded on the weekends. I went to the Ritz during pride weekend. They also have a back area for dancing and it felt like a sauna in there. It was seriously a million degrees. Barracuda, if I recall correctly, has a half-off drink special until midnight. Therapy and Vlada I don't like as much, but I've got friends who frequent them weekly. :shrug:

There's also several clubs and bars in the East Village like Boy's Room, Eastern Bloc, Urge, etc. etc. I don't really go there all that much, because when I lived in Manhattan I lived in the UWS which meant diagonally crossing the island. There is a pretty low key bar called Phoenix that I like. Of course Chelsea is just overflowing with places to go. If you need more guidance when it comes to nightlife in the city, pick up a copy of HX. You can find it at every club or bar. One might think that I'm like always out. But this is not true. I just went to university in the city.

As far as restaurants go, there's a lot of brunch places all over the city that offer unlimited mimosas with your meal. Names escape me right now, but if you PM me, I might remember later. Oh, one is called Spotted Pig, very, very good. Oh, and there's also Benny's Burritos in the West Village (i love Mexican food!) that has unlimited Mimosas. Speaking of Mexican, my most favorite Mexican resto in the city is Mary Ann's. There are a couple of locations, one of which is in Chelsea.

Go to the Cloisters. It's all the way up at the tip of the island, but it's worth it (and the $20 entry fee).

AUSBOY
Jul 31st, 2009, 07:25 AM
Wow guys, thanks for the info! All a big help! Do any of you actually play tennis?

barboza
Jul 31st, 2009, 03:05 PM
Wow guys, thanks for the info! All a big help! Do any of you actually play tennis?

Yep, I play tennis competitively.

G-Ha
Jul 31st, 2009, 05:03 PM
Wow guys, thanks for the info! All a big help! Do any of you actually play tennis?

I play tennis...and I'm hot. :p

AUSBOY
Aug 1st, 2009, 07:47 AM
I play tennis...and I'm hot. :p

Haha perfect, definitely my type of guy :lol:

rightous
Aug 1st, 2009, 09:38 AM
I play tennis...and I'm hot. :p
Seeing is believing:p

When you are in San Fran, try 'The Elbow' a very cool and fun vibe.

AUSBOY
Aug 3rd, 2009, 06:46 AM
Seeing is believing:p

When you are in San Fran, try 'The Elbow' a very cool and fun vibe.

What is the Elbow? A club? Lots of hot boys? :P

Dave B
Aug 3rd, 2009, 05:15 PM
I live in DC (have for 6 months) now, but was in NYC for over 6 years. I was at POSH at least 3 times a week HAHAHAHA.

People here have basically covered NYC-Hell's Kitchen is the most fun. Shap Half gave a good sum up, although I will say Vlada and Therapy are better options if you are going for a pricier, more sleek lounge whereas posh is more laid back.

DC is great for sightseeing, and although I enjoy Town and Nellie's a lot (they are close to each other), people here are a bit more closed socially than in NYC, so it might be more difficult to meet people and get into the social scene just for a night or two.

I would think LA would be too tough to navigate for an international tourist, but if you know someone there who knows where to go it could be fun. The people are really good looking too.

shap_half
Aug 3rd, 2009, 05:40 PM
I live in DC (have for 6 months) now, but was in NYC for over 6 years. I was at POSH at least 3 times a week HAHAHAHA.

People here have basically covered NYC-Hell's Kitchen is the most fun. Shap Half gave a good sum up, although I will say Vlada and Therapy are better options if you are going for a pricier, more sleek lounge whereas posh is more laid back.

DC is great for sightseeing, and although I enjoy Town and Nellie's a lot (they are close to each other), people here are a bit more closed socially than in NYC, so it might be more difficult to meet people and get into the social scene just for a night or two.

I would think LA would be too tough to navigate for an international tourist, but if you know someone there who knows where to go it could be fun. The people are really good looking too.

Ha! We were probably at Posh at like the same times or whatever. It is very laid back and just fun. I always enjoy myself there. Cheap drinks, good music, whatever.

I actually went to DC for the very first time a month ago. It's nice. I didn't go to any of the gay bars/clubs, but I did get to eat some amazing food. I liked the rooftop bar at Marvin's and the speakeasy next door. Drinks were kinda pricey at the speakeasy but it was a cool vibe.

barboza
Aug 3rd, 2009, 11:08 PM
DC's gay life is nothing compared to LA. Town and nellies are the only "hot spots" to hang out. Nellies is basically a bunch of preppy white gays. Town is ok, but overrated in my opinion. People in dc are more close minded socially and cliquish. In LA, everyone is just looking to have a good time.

AUSBOY
Aug 7th, 2009, 12:19 AM
What about Junior?

moby
Aug 7th, 2009, 12:21 AM
Thought this thread could be relevant.

;) On hating LA:
wBQaSGNiCqE