Where is the Best Gay and Lesbian Bar in Nashville, Tennessee?
We enjoyed some good to great food at Mambu recently. The drinks, however, are not good. We ordered some margaritas and mojitos. The margarita tastes like it comes from a bottle of bad sour mix, the mojitos are the worst I have ever tasted (imagine liquid spearmint gum). We went a backup bottle of wine – too bad it was served at about 85 degrees (note to owner/bar manager: you need to chill white wine and slightly chill red wine to about 55-60 degrees). It’s too bad that you cannot get a great meal and a great drink at Mambu, hopefully they will read this and make it an even better experience!Pros + Food, service, venueCons – Drinks, Drinks, Drinks… Wow.
I used to go every Saturday night in 2001, until I moved. It was the best dance club in Nashville then. I have been back a few times, and it has really slowed down. Something needs to be done before it turns into an empty pit. Needs more curcuit music upstairs.Pros + Music, Layout, ClientelCons – No go-go boys, No Performance
I just went back and… hot DAYUM that place was jumpin!Ronda & Jonda were rockin’ the joint. Everybody… every age, gender, color, social status and preference… was having a fantastic time.I went back the next night for Karaoke and DJ Debra blew me away with her own soulful blues, while every singer who ponied up to the stage gave a really solid performance… you usually have to pay a lot more than $3 to see entertainment like this. So needless to say, the cover was VERY reasonable.The bar was WAY crowded, but the drinks were generous in both size and alcohol content. I had just two of their special cocktails, the “Gray Ghost,” and I was IMPAIRED. ‘Course, I didn’t drive. I sobered up with some very respectable hot wings from the kitchen, and danced it off!I love the Lipstick Lounge! You will too!Pros + Friendly staff, Stiff drinks, Great entertainmentCons – Tiny dance floor
Tribe has really changed since i last been there. it is really peaceful. Not Peaceful like an old age home like the the trax,but just a get away from the drama filled bubble gum babies next door. The bartenders are nice and the people whom go there are just all trying to have a good time. Furthermore, wednesday is dollar wells,so it very inexspensive to get a good buzz.However, wear good shoes cause u will be standing at the bar for a while waiting for your drinks.But I warn you to not order from that blond bartender,I order a blue valium and he poured a glass of water and put some blue food colouring in it. Least thats what it tasted like.Pros + wednesdays and thursdaysCons – long waits,and blue water
I’m afraid I have to agree with some of the comment from other folks. This place is great your first couple of times but the luster quickly wears off. I’m willing to bet that the attitude that some of the staff has is because so much of the crowd is younger and inexperienced. I’m mean, c’mon. Fluctuating drink prices, they still don’t take cards and they don’t run tabs. Who does that anymore? Not to mention the power-drunk staff and management. They know that most of these folks will come back because there is nothing like it in town. The ATM in the lobby isn’t a convienience, it’s an eyesore. It’s something you would expect to see at some trashy laundrymat. I’ve had several folks tell me that the scene (regular patrons) rotates about every 8-10 months. With the entertainment (drag shows) I can see why. The featured perfomers are nice (brought in from the outside). The regulars have become complacent and lazy. The entire show is spent walking from one dollar to the next. That’s no