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Best Gay/Lesbian Bar Orange County 2008 - Pistons

Pistons

Pistons

2020 E. Artesia Blvd.

Long Beach, CA 90805

562-422-1928

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Readers' Choice: Club Lucky, Anaheim; Hamburger Mary's, Long Beach

This place is everything most gay bars aren't, filled on any given night not with scrawny WeHo queens whose musical knowledge starts with Madonna and ends at Britney, but instead with big, beefy, often-tattooed dudes who look like they should be working security at punk-rock shows. Though the bar has been around since 1968 under one name or another, it has always catered to a specific kind of queer boy—the heavyset, the hairy ("bears," in gay-speak), the leather-lovers, the uniform fetishists—your average working-class, blue-collar homo. At Pistons, a no-attitude rule applies—no one will make snarky comments or roll eyes at you if you arrive donned in a well-worn pair of 501s, a T-shirt you bought from Target and a Ducks cap. Rather, it's a place where boy-next-door types would hang. But that doesn't mean it's dull—certainly not on Fetish Fridays, which brings out a happy horde modeling the latest in leather, latex, rubber, cowboy and sports-uniform gear (no Village People cracks, please). As for the bar's industrial/construction-site décor (especially on the back patio), this is a place where that "CAUTION: OPEN MANHOLE" sign on the wall has quite a different meaning. And yes, those are indeed mirrors over the horse-trough urinals in the men's room; Pistons is not a place for the pee-shy.

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Robert
Robert

Pistons Bar is under new Ownership. Pistons, is NOW a FULL LIQUOR BAR. Check out the new Eye Candy behind the Bar! Cheapest Drinks in town, No Attitude Gay Bar. Pistons has become more like a Club where Friends meet. Come Dressed as your are, you'll fit right in. Check out the Website for Events, www.pistonsbar.com. Largest Patio where you can drink and smoke. Sunday Beer Bust with Free BBQ you won't want to miss. Free Pool on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Open 5P-2A M-F, Sat & Sun 2P-2A. 91 Fwy & Cherry, 1 block south on Artesia & Cherry next to the 7/11. Hugh 40 Car Parking Lot just south of the Bar.

nabil
nabil

We are running a special, 2 for 1. Two Body Wraps for $78. Make you skin softer, smoother, and loose 6-15 inches while you're at it. Visit us at CALIFORNIA'S SECRET - 634 N. Poplar St. Unit N Orange, CA 92868 or call us at 714.9373.2990. Thank you, Nabil

Ken
Ken

This place sucks. it is full of attitude. if you are not into bigger blue collar guys they let you know that you are not welcome. Nopt to mention, why the hell would anyone go to a bar that only carries malt drinks and beer? If this place had a full bar then maybe it would have a chance.

PLUS, the review is full of crap!!! this bar ONLY has a crowd when they have an event. Every other night it is DEAD!!! Either it was written by the owner or a close friend. It is an advertisement, not a review.

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