Franky Bradley’s emerges as Gayborhood’s ‘House of Weird’

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It’s 9 p.m. on a Sunday, and a drag queen with dolls taped to her breasts is thrusting a wrecking ball at another queen dressed as Nicki Minaj — both doing slow-mo drop kicks to the soundtrack of “Mortal Kombat.”

This, ladies and gentlemen, is a tame night upstairs at Franky Bradley’s.

Franky Bradley’s bar and restaurant opened at 1320 Chancellor St. in February, tucked in an alley that funnels like a valve into the heart of the Gayborhood. It controversially set up shop in the same space that once housed the shuttered lesbian bar Sisters Nightclub, and for nearly 50 years was a traditional steakhouse that went by Frankie Bradley’s.

The new incarnation has rolled out the welcome mat with an ambitious something-for-everybody approach.

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