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Raising the Bar

One of the girls

Posted: February 20th, 2015 | Columns, Featured, Food & Drink, Raising the Bar | 1 Comment

Jeremy Ogul | Raising the Bar A six-foot-tall drag queen in a sequined cocktail dress and five-inch stiletto heels flicks a smartphone screen on a quiet Bankers Hill street corner. To the oblivious passerby, she sticks out like an untucked testicle. But to the crowd gathered inside the nearby SRO Lounge, she’s just one of the girls.

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A little bit of this, a little bit of that

Posted: October 17th, 2014 | Featured, Food & Drink, Raising the Bar | No Comments

Jeremy Ogul | Raising the Bar If you had to choose one word to describe Pecs, it would be “laid back.” Wait — that’s two words. Regardless, this gay bar could not care less about what you’re wearing or who your friends are. Pecs straddles the no-man’s land between North Park, University Heights and Hillcrest, and attracts an eclectic clientele. 

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First things first

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 | Columns, Featured, Food & Drink, Raising the Bar | No Comments

Jeremy Ogul | Raising the Bar In 2011, Vanity Fair published an article that described Grindr as “the world’s biggest, scariest gay bar.” It was a bit over the top, but there’s no doubt that for gay men, social networking apps such as Grindr, Hornet and Jack’d have in many ways become a substitute for the venerable (and venereal) watering holes that have served as de facto community centers for decades.

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