So you’ve probably heard of the Gayborhood and some of their more famous bars, maybe even been to one or two. And if you’re actually a member of the LGBTQ community, you might even consider yourself an expert on the Gayborhood bar scene. But even those of you self-proclaimed experts probably haven’t ventured (see what we did there?) to Venture Inn. While other gay bars such as iCandy, Woody’s and Voyuer have a club atmosphere, Venture Inn is much more of a dive bar. There are no strobe lights, stripper poles, or shiny chested dancers, but rather cheap drinks, soft music, and committed clientele. They have live performances almost every night, as well as drag queen performances once or twice a week.

The place even has drag queens who actually sing instead of lip sync, a rarity in the Queer community of today. The highlight of their performance schedule is their Cabaret show, which happens once a month and features the fabulous Sandy Beach.

And for those of you prefer to get in on the action, Venture offers Kinky Quizzo every Tuesday. That’s right, they’ve got sex quizzo because this is still the Gayborhood after all.

And did we mention fabulous brunch? Every last Sunday of the month offers drag/Broadway brunch complete with breakfast favorites, booze, and performances from their many devoted Divas. So what are you waiting for? Venture in (see what we did there, again?)!

Location: 255 Camac St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

Cost: $

Ambiance: Low Key and traditional

Order: Something with Stoli (because it’s usually on special)