Best Gay Bar 

Readers' Pick

First Place: Babe's of Carytown

3166 W. Cary St.

Second Place: Godfrey's Restaurant and Nightclub
Third Place: Nu Nightclub

Babe's has been a staple in Carytown for more than 25 years. Amy Lockett's been going there as long as she can remember, she says: "They are such great people. Their drinks are reasonably priced and they are strong contributors to the community." Benefits for the Fan Free Clinic, ROSMY and the Virginia Breast Cancer foundation are just the tip of the community pride that Babe's holds monthly. Dollar taco night and all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner are helpful for those who like the idea of getting out but don't want to break the bank. If you're looking for a wild karaoke night, Wednesday is it. Plus, a dollar raffle gives back 100 percent of the prizes. And if singing isn't in your wheelhouse, watch others do it well on Sunday at an eye-popping drag show. Godfrey's is known for its Sunday drag brunch but at night brings a colorful scene too — and it offers 18 and older admission. And Nu Nightclub transformed its spot near Boulevard and Broad, offering eye-popping visuals.


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