My GayBarchives project started with a commemorative t shirt I designed for Backstreet Atlanta at the end of 2019. Once Covid-19 impacted Florida with lockdowns and restrictions, I put the project into high gear. Since March of 2020 the list has grown to over 2000 designs honoring our gay bars from the past with more than 150 from the Sunshine State.
The video below offers a quick look at
150 archived gay bar logos from Florida.
Here is the list of Florida gay bars gone by in the #GayBarchives collection:
Miami/ Fort Lauderdale - Hombre, Fort Lauderdale Eagle, Dudes, Paragon, Backstreet, Mekka, Otherside, Ballz, 13 Buttons, The Copa, Zelda's, Tackys, Club 21, Saint, Marlin Beach, The District, Red Rooster, Bill's Filling Station, Stud, Jungle, Lefty's, Stanley's, Sugar's, Rooftop Disco, Heartbreaker's, Shangri-La, Jackhammer/Steel, Palace, Score, Fort Dix [WPB], Cupid's [WPB]
Tampa - Tracks, Chrome, G Bar, Ybor Social Club, Ybor Eagle, Mecca, Impulse Ybor, Impulse Channelside, Angels, Body Shop, Rascals, Red T, KiKiKi III, Howard Avenue Station, Cherokee Club, Flavour, Radar, Temple, Barbarella, Spurs, Factory, Tampa Eagle, Matrix, Parthenon, El Goya, flirt, Rene's Disco, Knotty Pine, The Male Room, Pleasuredome, Old Plantation, Metropolis, 2606, Valentines, Club Manilla, Keith's Bar, Flings, Lounge 714, PLAY, Wranglers, Jungle, Chelsea, Old Plantation, Chambers, Liquid, Baxter's, "Tampa Proud"
St Petersburg/ Clearwater - G, Suncoast Eagle, Grand Central Station, Sports Page, Rainbow Lounge, Detour, Sharp A's, Bedrox, "Dirty Bird", Lighted Tree, Tru Lounge, Christopher Street, Suncoast Resort, Red Devil, Wedgwood, Engine Room, Club Zoo, FLAMINGO RESORT, dt's, Jack's 809
Lakeland - Green Parrot, Pulse,
New Port Richey - Wena's, Cribari, Manilows, Asylum,
Key West - Monster Disco, Copa, Old Plantation, Boca Chica
Orlando - Peacock Room, Palace Club, Wylde's, SIN, Firestone, BOOM
Fort Myers/ Cape Coral- TBL, Office Pub, Tubby's, Tubby's City Hangout
Daytona Beach - Vagabond Hut, Zodiac Lounge, Barracks, Beachside, Barn Door, Buccaneer Motel,
Jacksonville - Old Plantation, Bo's Coral Reef
Sarasota - Club Tri-Angles
Tallahassee - Foxtrot Disco
Pensacola -Mirror Lounge, Red Garter, Emma Jones, Numbers,
Port St. Lucie - Byrd Cage
Ocala - Babylon