Best LGBTQ Hangout

Cheer Up Charlie's

The gay mafia is going to have a field day with this one. In what can only be called an upset victory, Cheer Up Charlie's, that scraggly, charming upstart, has dethroned queen of the gay bars, Rain on 4th (with which it tied in 2010) as your favorite LGBTQ haunt. We chalk it up to the resurgence of gay radicalism, Cheer Up's queer-as-fuck vibe, and its expanded backyard. For Chronicle readers, it's raining men on East Sixth Street.

Cheer Up Charlies
900 Red River, 512/431-2133
www.cheerupcharlies.com

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