Gay Fresno

Meet in the Middle In California, gay central tends to shift between San Francisco and Los Angeles, but Fresno, the biggest little town, is making a name for itself. With four gay bars and clubs scattered mere minutes from downtown Fresno, there's something for everyone. This is where "Meet in the Middle," the historic gay rights march meant to desegregate the midsection of California, took place.
Bars & Clubs
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FAB Fresno (Closed Permanently)

 (8 Ratings)

Unicorn watering hole

Find strong drinks, drag shows, and DJs spinning house music at this chic, airy nightclub.

North Tower District · 716 E Olive Ave, Fresno

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The Red Lantern

 (31 Ratings)

Oldest gay bar

Like something out of a fairy tale, this friendly spot has attracted bears and drag queens alike since 1976.

Fresno-High · 4618 E Belmont Ave, Fresno

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Bobby Salazar's

 (19 Ratings)

Gay-friendly Mexican restaurant

Drink specials add ambiance to this large Mexican restaurant, part of the Bobby Salazar chain.

Downtown · 2839 N Blackstone Ave, Fresno

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Tacos Marquitos

 (9 Ratings)


Nothing like the flavors of Mexico, brought with love the old fashioned way! This place makes everything from scratch...

Hoover · 1772 E. Barstow Ave., Fresno

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La Quinta Inn Fresno Yosemite

 (3 Ratings)

Mainstream hotel near downtown...

...and a few blocks from the gay bars on Belmont.

Downtown · 2926 Tulare St, Fresno

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