I Had a Tres Gay Weekend in Atlantic City

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Resorts casino sent me down for a gayola night of lavender luxury.

All on the lucky 13th floor of their Ocean Tower, I got to drop by:


*Pro Bar, the only gay bar in an Atlantic City casino.

Potted palms dot the dancefloor, where lesbians flail around, mixed with some gay guys, and a few slumming bachelorettes, as a hot go-go boy oversees from his perch. On Friday night, two yummy sheet cakes celebrated the place's one-year anniversary. Congrats, folks. And maybe it was my nudging that now has them openly promoting this as a gay bar? Whatever the case, I'm pro Pro Bar.


*The Piano Bar. A brightly lit, chandeliered room where three singers (one on the keys) harmonized on "Suddenly, Seymour," Chicago tunes, and Lady Gaga hits, as a drunk in the crowd entertained everyone by acting them out. (He really rocked on West Side Story). The entertainers were all very rehearsed and polite for a piano bar--far from the giddy sing-alongs in NYC---but when someone in the audience mentioned Glee, the pianist turned green and noted, "Every song I did tonight was watered down, cut in half, and turned to trash on Glee!"


*And in The Screening Room, I caught the love goddess Judy Tenuta entertain with funny jokes like, "Snooki is a shaved-off Sasquatch. I can't even call her trash because trash gets picked up." Tenuta also donned Sarah Palin garb at one point and said, "I'm a creationist, which means I believe man coexisted with dinosaurs. That's why I got along so well with John McCain!"


Other highlights of my trip:

Resorts' delicious old-school Italian restaurant Capriccio; 25 Hours bar/lounge, where Blanche the Singing Waitress belts standards while reading your lips as you order; the new branch of White House cheese steaks in the Trump Taj Mahal (Yes, you just read the words White House and Trump in the same sentence again); and the brand new Revel casino, a large and sumptuous touch of snazz at the end of the boardwalk.

All in all, Atlantic City makes Jersey a shore thing.

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9 comments
LAME
LAME

Sorry but the place is now called something else and it's a black bar - definitley not gay friendly....We're stuck with Pro Bar and Ricky Ricardo......

Overrated
Overrated

It really is way not as great as everyone wants you to believe! It's very small, it's a box with giant fake palm trees surrounding the tiny dancefloor. Ricky Ricardo is the manager who always seems to be hanging out with fag hags or bachelorette parties.....However he's not shy about trying to flaunt that he knows some d-list celebrities.....The drinks are way expensive and not strong- it's ashame that this is the only gay bar in Atlantic city now- the gay community is defintiely getting fleeced......

Starzz
Starzz

This sounds like a piping hot weekend. Congrats!

Musto
Musto

There's one gay bar that I know about in the town: The West Side Club. Divey but fun. (And no relation to the NYC bathhouse of the same name.)

The frosting was white.

Movielover
Movielover

Sounds smultzy and schlocky.  I'm sure I'd love it!  There must be a vibrant gay bar scene in Atlantic City, even if not at the casinos.  We must be there if there is so much kitch.  You know we cultivate that crap!

latenitebump
latenitebump

wow! sheet cake. my favorite. what color was the frosting?

corrective_unconscious
corrective_unconscious

Is that the one run by a homophobe? Or is it the new gay bar in the casino that's run by a homophobe? Or is it both?

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