The Return of Mixed Crowds!

Categories: Nightlife

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For years, nightlife has been so niche-marketed that a bar won't just go after gays -- they'll target 26-year-old twinks who work in retail.

But that's all shaken up now, and the mixed crowd is finally back.

Different genders and sexualities are actually coexisting in the same room and not getting that upset about it.

Last night at Le Bain, high atop the Standard Hotel, the weekly "ZigZag" bash brought out a wide variety of human specimens.

Since promoters Erich Conrad and Sophia Lamar are known for the long-running gay Beige, some of that party's old gang turned up.

But this was no Beige revival -- far from it.

Also promoting are Kristin Gallegos and the Misshapes' Greg K, so the resulting crowd included hipsters, Euros, straights, and at least one woman who likes anal.

Tuesdays at the same place -- which is extremely weather-contingent since everyone piles onto the roof en masse -- "On Top" is heavy on the freaky-deakies, but this past week I noticed more straights and/or women there than the time before.

So the mixed crowd is definitely as hot again as Teri Hatcher.

I'm thrilled -- but it'll take some getting used to.

I'd just gotten used to the niche marketing!


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Hoover
Hoover

Actully, what seems to happen here is that straight girls start going to gay bars because they can dance unmolested, then they drag their reluctant boyfriends with them. Voila! I hate it.

JuliaChildless
JuliaChildless

Doesn't look all that mixed to me. Might as well be Kansas City.

Musto
Musto

PS: I think partly this trend is because gays are more assimilated than before and besides, when they want sex, they can simply go on manhunt or adam4adam. They don't need to be in all-gay clubs and bars anymore.

Musto
Musto

She gave me that "intellectual approach" line five times. Gotta love her.

THOMAS
THOMAS

When i saw Sophia Lamar last night she told me with a sign on her head than said FUCK OFF and serious face: "DARLING THIS IS AN INTELECTUAL APPROACH TO NIGHT LIFE"

Jaja
Jaja

I like to just go to my niche bar and know what I'm getting.

Wilson
Wilson

The best time in nightlife was the 80s when the crowds were extremely mixed. Glad this is coming back.

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