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His first venture into the world of nightclubs saw Basil transform this tiny venue into The Flamingo. The Management encourages propriety at all times at the Hotel among Members and Guests, but is not responsible for blackpiol actions or behaviours anywhere in the hotel which may cause offence.
All of which have helped Blackpool become the thriving gay scene that it is baar. Visitors flock from across the country, and even further afield, to sample this famous nightlife. Location Trades Hotel has a long tradition of providing a unique environment where gay and bisexual men can meet with like-minded people, relax completely, enjoy the finest beers, wines and spirits in our bar, follow-up a great night with an excellent breakfast, and much, much more.
We take a look at the company that has helped make Blackpool the gay capital of the North. From the outrageously glamorous to the super sophisticated there are clubs and pubs to suit every taste.
Twenty three years later and The Flamingo is still going strong, often being hailed as the UK's most famous gay club. Just down the road is Mardi Gras [ map ], where local drag legend Stella Artois rules the show.
When Basil took over a small nightclub little blackpook he, nor anyone else, know how that this would expand into the empire that is now 'In The Pink Leisure Ltd'. Located next door to a hip-and-happening gay nightclub, The Flying Handbag [ map ] is situated near the end of Talbot Road.
What once catered for 'ladies of the night' started to attract hoards of gay people from Blackpool and the surrounding areas. One of the biggest hits in gay Blackpool over the years is drag cabaret show Funny Girls [ map ] on Dickson Road.
This is a cool bar with bat disco music and cabaret entertainment every night of the week. Life looks better in the pink The legendary Funny Girls From a tiny fancy goods shop to a chain of successful nightclubs, Basil Newby has definitely made his mark on Blackpool.
The newest gay club on the block is Roxy's [ map ] on Queen Street, which has a Gothic-style interior, sea views from the balcony and attracts a fairly mixed crowd, including plenty of drag queens. And then you can head on to the 1, capacity superclub, GGay Flamingo [ map ], which has four floors and two large dance floors, and is open until 2am six nights a week. This place is bae bursting at the seams with partygoers and has a more relaxed atmosphere than some of the other gay bars.
If you want to comment on our choices or recommend somewhere, why not use our What You Recommend form to let us know. This place attracts an attractive young crowd bkackpool plays great cheesy music. A Bar Pass Card will be issued to Residents at their checking-in, and they will be asked to produce this card to authorise their purchase of alcohol.
If any activity performed by sexually-active gay men in a private situation is likely to cause you offence, then you should not stay at Trades Hotel; your ing of your Booking Form confirms that you fully Gat and accept the foregoing — we hope you enjoy your stay! OK guys - you've got the picture!
The main stage.