These are the best gayborhood spots around the country

Grindr users have spoken: here’s where they hang in these major cities

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Gerrish Lopez
Contributor, New Orleans
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Grindr is hitting the road on a big gay bus tour this month to celebrate Pride, stopping in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, New Orleans, Wilton Manors, Columbus, Chicago, Pittsburgh and New York. As part of the Grindr Rides America Tour, communities in cities along the route have identified top queer hotspots in those cities, and Grindr has compiled the results into the ultimate gay travel guide.

Grindr recently revealed its goal to create a “Digital Gayborhood,” connecting the LGBTQ+ community in cities around the world. A new feature called Roam allows users to temporarily place their profile in a new city ahead of a trip to chat with locals and form connections ahead of their arrival. Grindr believes that its users are the best source of travel information for the like-minded community. In surveying their community ahead of the big Tour, Grindr has revealed the LGBTQ+ friendly hotels, gyms, queer-owned businesses, and gay bars on the Tour route that users recommend the most.

San Francisco
Best Hotel: Bay Bridge Inn
Best Gym: Fitness SF
Best Queer Owned Business: Fabulosa Books
Best Gay Bar: Hi Tops SF

Los Angeles
Best Hotel: Ramada West Hollywood
Best Gym: Gold's Gym
Best Queer-Owned Business: Circus of Books
Best Gay Bar: Akbar

Best Hotel: The Clarendon
Best Gym: Planet Fitness
Best Queer-Owned Business: Window Coffee Bar
Best Gay Bar: Charlie's

New Orleans
Best Hotel: New Orleans Mardi Gras Inn
Best Gym: New Orleans Athletic Club
Best Queer-Owned Business: Bourbon Pride
Best Gay Bar: Good Friends Bar

Best Hotel: W Hotel Midtown
Best Gym: LA Fitness
Best Queer Owned Business: Boy Next Door Menswear
Best Gay Bar: Eagle Atlanta

Wilton Manors
Best Hotel: The Gaythering
Best Gym: Crunch Fitness - Oakland Park
Best Queer-Owned Business: Hamburger Mary's
Best Gay Bar: Hunters Nightclub

Best Hotel: Moxy
Best Gym: Club Columbus
Best Queer-Owned Business: Torso
Best Gay Bar: AWOL

Best Hotel: Best Western Plus Hawthorne Terrace
Best Gym: Steamworks
Best Queer-Owned Business: The Men's Room
Best Gay Bar: Sidetrack Bar

Best Hotel: Hampton Inn
Best Gym: Club Pittsburgh
Best Queer-Owned Business: 5801
Best Gay Bar: Blue Moon

New York
Best Hotel: The Standard
Best Gym: Equinox
Best Queer-Owned Business: Big Gay Ice Cream
Best Gay Bar: The Eagle NYC

Stay tuned for more insights from Grindr's new foray into the travel space.

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