Gay Philadelphia Like a Local
Fagabond.com founder Jim Werner gives us a tour of the gayborhoods of Philadelphia – birthplace of America.
I’ve lived here since… I was born 34 years ago! I stayed because it’s home. And it’s an inspiring city. I mean, America was born here, and that independent streak runs deep. You just feel it and it keeps you here.
My favorite queer bar has to be… Bob & Barbara’s. It’s actually not a gay bar. It’s more of a bar with gay tendencies. Technically, it’s a dive bar with a racially diverse, gay and straight crowd. And I love it. As a bonus they have amateur drag – plus the City Special, $3 PBR and a shot of whiskey – every Thursday night. What’s not to love?
For date night, I head to… depends of the mood. Low-key? I take my man to Tacconelli’s Pizzeria, located just a few blocks from where I grew up. You go for three reasons: pizza (that’s all they do), charm (the servers embody the unmistakable but harmless neighborhood attitude) and booze (you bring your own!). This dining tradition is quintessentially Philadelphian.