The ingredients for the perfect gay bar are not as obvious as the ingredients for a perfect cocktail. The best bars mix ambience, a frisson of energy, and the right vibes. But there’s no one way to do it: What what works in Peoria doesn’t necessarily work in Pasadena.
But measuring how popular a bar is, that’s all in the numbers.
Data collected by Gravy Analytics, a location-based marketing platform, tracks mobile data to verify attendance at places and events throughout the United States. This list tracks gay bar attendance from November 1, 2017, through October 31, 2018. And which bars were the most popular in that year’s time? The answers will surprise you.