By Andrew Collins. Located just south of picturesque Bradenton and fringed by the gorgeous barrier islands of Siesta Key and Long Boat Key, both of them famous for their white-sand beaches, downtown Sarasota has a growing number of hip and trendy restaurants, bars, galleries, and arts venues. Although Sarasota's only entirely gay club, the Throb Nightclub, closed down in after a fire broke out—which was later ruled intentional arson— a number of the other venues in the area cater to the LGBT crowd on certain nights of the week. For a more curated experience, consider becoming a member of the Purple Rhino Lounge, a private non-profit gay bar and community center that one reviewer referred to as being "like a gay 'Cheers!
Sarasota Gay Bars, Nightlife, and Restaurants
Venice is an open and very gay-friendly destination and there should be no worries regarding safety. While there are a limited number of gay establishments, per se, in Venice, many bars, restaurants and clubs are gay-friendly. Venice is extremely well known for its vibrant culture, food, and style, Italy is among the top must-visit destinations for gay travelers. Compared to many other European countries the gay scene in Italy is rather small, but within the last decade it has been rapidly growing and expanding. Many cities boast of gay-friendly restaurants, bars, clubs, and other businesses which shows the tremendous growth of the gay communities in Italy. Venice is a very open and gay friendly destination, gay travelers here need not worry about safety. As a tip, head over to Padua or Padova for some much needed gay nightlife.
Gay Bars and Nightlife in Sarasota
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