The Night the Dance Floor Went Dark 

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Bar Guides & Maps (Various Locations & Publications)

Specific Nightspots:

236 Club Harrisburg PA

Boom, Minneapolis MN

The Cartwheel, New Hope PA

Casa Lido, Trenton NJ

Checkers, St Paul MN

Club Metro, St Paul MN

The Copa, Ft. Lauderdale FL 

CR Bar, Upper Darby PA

Down The Street, Asbury Park NJ

Entertainers Club, Atlantic City NJ

Gatsby's, Cherry Hill NJ

I-Beam, Fargo ND

Innuendo, St Paul MN

Key West, Philadelphia PA

Kurt's, Philadelphia PA

Lucy's St Paul MN

The Neptune, Harrisburg PA

New Bar / Rod / Hotel Washington, Madison WI

Over The Rainbow (Jr. & Sr.), St Paul MN

Prelude, New Hope PA

Renaissance, Wilmington DE

Renegade (Club & Resort), Rehoboth Beach DE

Rumors, Dover DE

Rumours, St Paul MN (Later Named Trikkx) 

Saratoga, Atlantic City NJ

Studio Six, Atlantic City NJ

Trikkx, St Paul MN (1997 to 2007)

Vermont Gay Bars



More History at drakkar91

I own several gay guidebooks - the single most complete source of where to find gay life in the pre-Internet era.  My earliest guide is from 1974 the "Gay Guide of the World", and the last print publication I own is the 1994 Damron Address Book.

1974 1975 Gay Guide of the World Book Cover

This page features some listings from the cities I called home for some period of time in my life.

Asbury Park NJ - From 1974 - 1975 Gay Guide of the World (Publisher Unknown)

Asbury Park 1974

Minneapolis and St Paul Minnesota - From 1974 - 1975 Gay Guide of the World (Publisher Unknown)

Minneapolis St Paul Gay Listings of 1974-1975

Philadelphia PA - From 1974 - 1975 Gay Guide of the World (Publisher Unknown)

1974 Philadelphia Gay Bar Listings

Pennsylvania & New Jersey Guide Map from Au Courant, November 21, 1988

Au Courant Guide to PA & NJ, 1988

Guide to Asbury Park NJ, from the 1989 Edition of Places for Men (Ferrari Publications)

1989 Guide to Asbury Park Gay Life

Harrisburg and New Hope Pennsylvania Listings from the 1994 Damron Address Book

Minneapolis / Saint Paul MN Listings from the 1994 Damron Address Book

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