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Bar Name

Address

City

Dates

Name of Owner

Link for more information

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Academy

36815 Cathedral Canyon

Cathedral City

12-8-92 to 12-6-94

Donald Storr

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Academy.html

Alligator Bar & Grill

E. Palm Canyon - E of CC Cyn

Cathedral City

1978 to 1988

Sabashton

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/AlligatorBar.html

Alternate Route 120 S. Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs 2-3-2009 to Present Hugh & Stacy Carson www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/AlternateRoute.html

Amnesia

68449 Perez  #8 - 11

Cathedral City

11-6-97 to 7-20-99

David Ponte & Frank Cooper Jr.

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Amnesia.html

Aunt Hatties

68891 Hwy. 111

Cathedral City

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/AuntHatties.html

Azul

369 N. Palm Canyon

Palm Springs

10-14-05 to Present

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Azul.html

Backstreet

72695 Hwy. 111

Palm Desert

10-29-93 to 4-9-01

Linda Lee Lyon

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Backstreet.html

Badlands

200 S. Indian

Palm Springs

1-14-99 to 9-12-05

Theodore Granger & Daniel Livingston

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Badlands.html

Barracks

67625 E. Palm Canyon

Cathedral City

9-23-02 to Present

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Barracks.html

Blame it on Midnight

777 E. Tahquitz

Palm Springs

12-11-00 to Present

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/BlameItOnMidnight.html

Blue Angel

777 E. Tahquitz

Palm Springs

4-22-96 to 10-26-00

Craig Marlar

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/BlueAngel.html

Bongo Johnny's Bar & Grill

214 E. Arenas Rd.

Palm Springs

7-20-06 to Present

Richard Divitt & Melvin Frank

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/BongoJohnnys.html

Buddies

Hwy. 111

Cathedral City

1986 ?

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Buddies.html

Buns

E. Palm Canyon

Cathedral City

1975 to 1982 ?

Dr. Flate & Rick Gentry

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Buns.html

Carriiage Trade

68599 Hwy. 111

Cathedral City

1986 ?

Don West

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/CarriageTrade.html

Casbah 67580  Hwy. 111 Cathedral City 1978? to ? Bar at the Desert Palms Inn  
Cat City Cafe Next to the Moose Lodge Cathedral City About 1978 See web page on right www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/CatCityCafe.html

CC Construction

68449 Perez

Cathedral City

Nov.1979 to 1989

? & Cal Willis (partner Bill)

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/CCConstruction.html

CC Construction

68449 Perez

Cathedral City

1-31-89 to 10-16-96

Daniel Burnette Jr. & Robert Raines

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/CCConstruction.html

CC on Sunrise

1775 E. Palm Cyn at Sunrise

Palm Springs

5-4-97 to 6-26-00

Craig Marlar

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/CCOnSunrise.html

Choices

68352 Perez Rd.

Cathedral City

10-28-93 to 5-14-98

John Smith

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Choices.html

Choices Bar and Grill 36815 Cathedral Canyon Dr. Cathedral City 12-6-94 to 10-28-96 John Smith www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/ChoicesBarAndGrill.html
Chrome 214 E. Arenas Rd. Palm Springs 12-20-04 to 6-7-06 John Clark & John Wohilleib www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Chrome.html

Club 111

68599 Hwy. 111

Cathedral City

19__ to 19__

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Club111.html

Club Elevation 67555 E. Palm Canyon Cathedral City 3-24-2010 to Jessica Renee Hathaway, Andrew Curtis Hathaway, Steven L. McBride www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/ClubElevation.html

Club International

67399 E. Palm Canyon

Cathedral City

4-28-98 to 5-22-01

Roger Bergmann & Ernest Everett

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/ClubInternational.html

Club W

36737 Cathedral Canyon

Cathedral City

9-15-05 to Present

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/ClubW.html

Coffee Don Com 241 Tahquitz Palm Springs 12-28-00 to 11-21-02 Dennis Stevens www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/CoffeeDotCom.html

Confessions

611 S Palm Canyon #15 - 16

Palm Springs

7-10-06 to Present

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Confessions.html

Cozy Cafe N.E corner of CC Cyn & Hwy111 Cathedral City 1985 ? See web page on right www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/CozyCafe.html

Cuddles 2

68657 Hwy. 111

Cathedral City

199?

Bodie (Rene Boudewijn Kohler)

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Cuddles2.html

Daddy Warbuck's

68891 Hwy. 111

Cathedral City

12-15-82 to 3-18-96

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/DaddyWarbucks.html

Dates Bar (at the Villa)

67670 Carey Rd.

Cathedral City

1-9-89 to Present

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/DatesBar.html

Dave's Villa Capri

67670 Carey Rd.

Cathedral City

1977 to 1-9-89 ? Dave Kircaldy & Steve Williams

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/DavesVillaCapri.html

Deliliah's

68657 Hwy. 111

Cathedral City

10-31-94 to 7-21-98

Robert Hussong Jr.

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Deliliahs.html

Deliliah's

67555 #A 103 E. Palm Canyon

Cathedral City

3-23-06 to 6-10-08

Cindy Chaisson & Paula Weanderhuettl

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Deliliahs2.html

Desert Fever 68549 Hwy 111 Cathedral City 1978? to    

Desert Palms Inn

67580 Hwy 111

Cathedral City

19__ to 3-21-94

Peter Boyle

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/DPInn.html

Desert Palms Inn

67580 Hwy 111

Cathedral City

3-21-94 to 5-16-95

Bill Beck, Earl, Larry McGee & Roger

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/DPInn.html

Desert Palms Inn

67580 Hwy 111

Cathedral City

5-28-96 to 4-30-99

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/DPInn.html

Desert Palms Inn

67580 Hwy 111

Cathedral City

7-28-99 to 3-21-01

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/DPInn.html

Desert Palms Inn

67580 Hwy 111

Cathedral City

3-21-01 to 8-1-02 Gary Howell (Managed)

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/DPInn.html

Desert Palms Inn

67580 Hwy 111

Cathedral City

9-27-02 to 7-26-05

Bill O'Connell

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/DPInn.html

Desert Palms Inn

67580 Hwy 111

Cathedral City

7-26-05 to 5-08 ?

Rene Boudewijn Kohler

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/DPInn.html

Dinks

2080 N. Palm Canyon

Palm Springs

8-26-08 to Present

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Dinks.html

Dorthy Arnolds E. of Valaro on  Hwy. 111 Cathedral City 79 to ? See web page on right www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/DorthyArnolds.html

Double Bar

E. Palm Canyon

Cathedral City

1975 to 1982 ?

Jim Martin

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/DoubleBar.html

El Destino

83085 Indio Blvd.

Indio

7-19-07 to Present

Juan Jesus Ceja & Luis Nava

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/ElDestino.html

Escape 67399 E. Palm Canyon Dr Cathedral City 11-15-02 to 10-7-03 Kostadin Sinapov www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Escape.html

Flamingo Bar & Grill

233 E. Saturino

Palm Springs

5-17-95 to 4-8-96

Dick Hascamp & Hank Morgan

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Flamingo.html

Flight Deck

440 El Cielo Rd. #3 - 4

Palm Springs

10-28-96 to 1-31-2000

Laverne Pangburn & George Agard

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/FlightDeck.html

GAF and Images

68551 Ramon & Cathedral Cyn SE

Cathedral City

1970 to 1987

Rick Gentry & Dr. Falete

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/GAF.html

Garage 68449 Perez Cathedral City 1986 ? See web page on right www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Garage.html

Gloria's

N. Palm Canyon

Palm Springs

1988 ?

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Glorias.html

Gloria's

2330 N. Palm Canyon

Palm Springs

1994 to 199_

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Glorias.html

Ground Zero

36737 Cathedral Canyon

Cathedral City

2-5-92 to 8-3-05

Luigi Vigna & Patrick Ray Springstead

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/GroundZero.html

Hamburger Mary's

415 N. Palm Canyon

Palm Springs

10-24-03 to Present

Joseph Garcia

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/HamburgerMarys.html

Han's PS 68599 Hwy. 111 Cathedral City 1977 to 1978 See web page on right www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/HansPS.html

Head Hunters

611 S Palm Canyon

Palm Springs

10-29-01 to 12-17-01

Mark Seymour & Alan Seymour

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/HeadHunters.html

Heaven

611 S Palm Canyon

Palm Springs

12-17-01 to 5-19-06

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Heaven.html

Helen's

Date Palm Drive

Cathedral City

1988 ?

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Hellens.html

His & Hers 68599 Hwy 111 Cathedral City 1978 to 1980 See web page on right www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/HisAndHers.html

Hunter's

302 E. Arenas Rd.

Palm Springs

Aug.1998 to Present

Mark Semour

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Hunters.html

Iron Horse Saloon

36650 Sun Air Plaza

Cathedral City

9-27-94 to 5-7-96

William Beck

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/IronHorseSaloon.html

JP's

1117 N. Palm Canyon

Palm Springs

<1995 to >1997

J. P.

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/JPs.html

Look

139 E. Andreas Rd.

Palm Springs

2-7-05 to Present

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Look.html

Lost World

Magneisa Falls

Rancho Mirage

1980 to 1986

Dennis Schroeder & Marty

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/LostWorld.html

Mamma Glo's

440 El Cielo Rd.

Palm Springs

11-02  ?

Gloria

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/MammaGlos.html

Marquis Behind Payoli Cathedral City 1988  ? See web page on right www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Marquis.html

Millennium 2001

68449 Perez

Cathedral City

9-8-99 to 11-30-00

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Millennium.html

Mixie's

120 S. Palm Canyon

Palm Springs

11-29-07 to 7-31-09

Victoria Rendall

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Mixies.html

New Gloria's

2400 N. Palm Canyon

Palm Springs

1996  ?

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/NewGlorias.html

Numbers

233 E. Saterino

Palm Springs

198_ to 19__

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Numbers.html

Oasis

611 S Palm Canyon

Palm Springs

2004 to 2009

Steve & Mike

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Oasis.html

Oil Can's 68891 Hwy 111 Cathedral City 197? See web page on right www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/OilCans.html
Oscars 440 S. El Cielo Rd #3-4 Palm Springs 10-17-00 to 10-29-02 Michael Rathbun www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Oscars.html

Ozz

67580 Hwy 111

Cathedral City

7-26-05 to 5-08  ?

Bodie (Rene Boudewijn Kohler)

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Ozz.html

Party Room

Hwy. 111

Cathedral City

198_ See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/PartyRoom.html

Peking Restaurant & Bar 68599 Hwy 111 Cathedral City 1977 See web page on right www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Peking.html

Pinocchio in the Desert

134 E. Tahquitz

Palm Springs

1-2-07 to Present

Friedrich Gerhardt & Desiree Gerhardt

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Pinocchio.html

Plum

241 Tahquitz Canyon

Palm Springs

1-29-03 to 5-15-07

David Jacobs Jr. & Daniel Hutchinson

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Plum.html

POMPEII

67399 E. Palm Canyon

Cathedral City

8-2-96 to 2-23-99 Craig Marlar

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Pompeii.html

Queens Lounge

665 S. Palm Canyon

Palm Springs

3-1-99 to 9-15-99

Jerry Fowler

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/QueensLounge.html

Racquet Club

Racquet Club Dr.

Palm Springs

11-26-90 to 4-11-97

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/RacquetClub.html

Rainbow Cactus Cafe

212 S. Indian

Palm Springs

1-2-90 to 1-15-09

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/RainbowCactus.html

Red Raven

233 E. Saterino

Palm Springs

19__ to 19__

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/RedRaven.html

Richards

68559 Hwy. 111

Cathedral City

<1993 to >1996

Richard

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Richards.html

Rocks

Hwy.111

Cathedral City

1985 to 1987

Lloyd & Lane

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Rocks.html

Rocks 2

67901 Hwy.111

Cathedral City

1987 to 199_

Lloyd & Lane

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Rocks.html

Rocks 3

67555 E. Palm Canyon

Cathedral City

Lloyd & Lane

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Rocks.html

Score

301 E. Arenas Rd.

Palm Springs

8-16-06 to Present

Melvin Frank

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Score.html

Shades

68657 Hwy. 111

Cathedral City

Dec 15, 1989 to 1994 *

Paul Kern

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Shades.html

Sidewinders

67555 E. Palm Canyon

Cathedral City

6-14-01 to 11-14-06

Mikie

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Sidewinders.html

Sidewinders

67555 E. Palm Canyon

Cathedral City

12-16-06 to 6-12-08

George Puddypat

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Sidewinders.html

Sidewinders

67555 E. Palm Canyon

Cathedral City

6-12-08 to 10-?-09 Christopher Nguyen & Helen Pham

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Sidewinders.html

Silver Dollar

E. Palm Canyon

Cathedral City

1979 to 1982 See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/SilverDollar.html

Silver Fox 68599 Hwy. 111 Cathedral City 1981 ? Graves Brothers www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/SilverFox.html

Sister's

67555 #A 103 E. Palm Canyon

Cathedral City

3-28-02 to 2-19-03 Nancy Cornicelli & Rebecca Perkins

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Sisters.html

Skip's Cabanna Club

71380 Hwy. 111

Rancho Mirage

7-7-99 to 11-5-03

Sidney Wilson & Donald Dyar

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/SkipsCabanna.html

Spaghetti House

68551 Ramon & Cathedral Cyn SE

Cathedral City

9-1978 to 1980

Old GAF  
Spike's 611 S. Palm Canyon Palm Springs 5-24-04 to 12-3-07 David Jacobs Jr. & Daniel Hutchinson www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Spikes.html

Spurline

200 S. Indian

Palm Springs

10-13-05 to Present

Jim Osterberger & Michael McCartney

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Spurline.html

Spurs

36737 Cathedral Canyon

Cathedral City

2-5-92 to 3-7-96

Lenore Imports Corp.

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Spurs.html

Streetbar

224 E. Arenas Rd.

Palm Springs

2-25-92 to Present

Dick Hascamp & Hank Morgan

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Streetbar.html

Studio One 11

67555 #A 103 E. Palm Canyon

Cathedral City

11-19-08 to Present

Lawrence Lehner

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/StudioOne11.html

Sundance Saloon

67901 E. Palm Cyn Cathedral City 1987 www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/SundanceSaloon.html

Sundance Saloon

36737 Cathedral Canyon

Cathedral City

<1996 to Aug. 1998

Luigi

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/SundanceSaloon2.html

Sweetwater Saloon

2420 N. Palm Canyon

Palm Springs

7-13-96 to 2-5-03

Herman Sahota Jr.

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/SweetwaterSaloon.html

Tomboyz 214 E. Arenas Rd. Palm Springs 9-5-00 to 11-4-04 Jennifer Seymour http://www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Tomboyz.html

Tool Shed

600 E. Sunny Dunes

Palm Springs

10-6-93 to 7-25-01

Sean Newman

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/ToolShed.html

Tool Shed

600 E. Sunny Dunes

Palm Springs

7-25-01 to Present

Christopher Rees

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/ToolShed.html

Top Hat Theater 214 E. Arenas Rd. Palm Springs ? to 9-5-2000 Dan Brown www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/TopHat.html

Toucans Tiki Lounge

2100 N. Palm Canyon

Palm Springs

10-12-01 to Present

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Toucans.html

Tramps Bar & Grill

440 El Cielo Rd. #3 - 4

Palm Springs

6-17-99 to 9-5-00

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Tramps.html

Twister's

67555 #A 103 E. Palm Canyon

Cathedral City

5-22-03 to 6-21-04

Jeffrey Olney & Kevin Winter

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Twisters.html

Two Gloria's

2400 N. Palm Canyon

Palm Springs

8-3-94 to 7-11-97

Michael Jacinto

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/TwoGlorias.html

Uncle Fatty's Video B & G

476 N. Palm Canyon

Palm Springs

1998 to 1999

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/UncleFattys.html

Village Pub

266 S. Palm Canyon

Palm Springs

2-21-97 to Present

Tareef Talala & Roula Berg

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/VillagePub.html

Welcome Home Restaurant Desert Hot Springs 1980 to 1984 * Blossom (Christopher Florentino) & Val www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/WelcomeHome.html

Wolfs Den

67625 E. Palm Canyon

Cathedral City

3-21-92 to 9-23-02

See web page on right

www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Wolfs.html

Wood Shed

600 E. Sunny Dunes

Palm Springs

199_ Chris Rees www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/WoodShed.html
Zak's Bar and Grill 68657 Hwy. 111 Cathedral City About 1978 www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Zaks.html
Zoo 67901 Hwy. 111 Cathedral City 19?? Charlie Mercer www.USGayMen.com/PSBars/Zoo.html

Some added information.

Did you know Highway 111 between Cathedral Canyon and Date Palm Dr. (a 2 lane highway at the time) was named Broadway until about 1977?

About the center of Broadway was a HUGE archway that said "Welcome to Cathedral City".

Other Places not mentioned:
KC's Code 7                     Restaurant                         60's / 70's
Club Baths                                    Sex Club                                80's / 90's                                68449 Perez, CC
Unicorn Cafe                     Restaurant                     1978 to 1995?                   
Michael's Cafe                    Restaurant                     1982 to Present                685xx E. Palm Cyn
Maria's                             Restaurant                     70's to 90's
International Cafe             Restaurant                     2000
Wild Goose                     Restaurant                     1988
King of Hearts                 Sex Club                         1990                           Hwy 111 next to K of C
Gravel Pit                         Sex Club                         1990                           Perez E. of CC Cyn.
Hidden Joy                     Bookstore                         1985 to Present         Commercial W. of CC Cyn.
Red 74                             Mixed Bar/Restaurant    2000                           Hwy 74, Palm Desert
Crayons                           Restaurant / bar             1988                            68200 block of Hwy111
Statuary Store                    Statues & /Waterfalls    80's /90's                    About 688xx E. Palm Cyn

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They also ran Gay Pride in the 80's
Before them, the Desert Womens Association Ran Gay Pride in the Desert

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