Old Birmingham (AL) gay bars

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    Just wondering if any of you have ever been in any of these bars while visiting or perhaps living in Birmingham, Alabama?
    None of these are around now.

    The Fire Pit
    The Gold Torch (former Fire Pit location)
    Tito's
    Outer Focus
    Mable's Beauty Shop & Chain Saw Repair (I kid you not! LOL)
    Bill's (mostly gals)
    The Gizmo
    Club 21
    The Circus Lounge
    The Warehouse

    I think there have been others but can't remember the names now.
     
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    I've never been to Alabama, but I sure wish I had, just to say I've been to
    Mable's Beauty Shop & Chain Saw Repair !
     
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    Yeah, that was a classic name! :tongue:

    I thought of two more:
    The Rage
    Misconceptions

    The only one I know of now - I'm sure there are several more -
    is The Quest.

    Besides those previously mention, I also hung out at The Cadillac Cafe/Bar. Mostly straight however I picked up a lot of guys there!
     
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    DV,
    Is this the same bar you are talking about? Maybe they moved to Texas? I found the following on the web:

    Meanwhile, back in Denton, Texas, a gay bar that closed after a robbery and fire brought the establishment to ruin last year, is about to reopen, reports the Dallas Voice, a gay weekly that extensively covers the LGBT politics and social lives down in the Lone Star state. Here's the gist of the story:

    More than a year after a fire set during a burglary destroyed Mabel Peabody’s Beauty Shop and Chainsaw Repair in March 2007, Denton’s only LGBT bar is just weeks away from reopening.

     
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    I know this is an old thread but do any of you know if Black LGBT were in attendance at any of the clubs listed by the Original poster?

    Just wondering if any of you have ever been in any of these bars while visiting or perhaps living in Birmingham, Alabama?
    None of these are around now.

    The Fire Pit
    The Gold Torch (former Fire Pit location)
    Tito's
    Outer Focus
    Mable's Beauty Shop & Chain Saw Repair (I kid you not! LOL)
    Bill's (mostly gals)
    The Gizmo
    Club 21
    The Circus Lounge
    The Warehouse

    I think there have been others but can't remember the names now.

    #1 B_Lightkeeper, Aug 19, 2009
     
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