Uh, as a bisexual I consider ALL bars bi bars. I pick up women in straight bars, and guys in gay bars...WIN!
We're a species dominated by duality, especially when it comes to sexuality: You're either gay or you're straight. Period. In society at large, there's little room for anything else. And it might surprise a lot of people, but within the LGBT community there exists a small but fierce border patrol made up of certain Ls and Gs who go out of their way to exclude, marginalize, and openly vilify the anything else. It reminds us of a line from San Francisco poet Jack Random's The Trouble with Being Bisexual: Don't you people have your own bars? The serious answer to this faux-facetious question is no. But Johnny Fesenko is out to change that with (what else?) Bi Bar, a monthly dance party for bisexuals as well as the Ls and Gs (and Ts) who don't work for that awful militia. On his website, Fesenko sums it up better than we could: Go to any city, and you're pretty much guaranteed to find a group of gay bars, probably a couple of lesbian bars, and a handful of places known to be transgender hangouts but nothing for those of us who play for both teams. He writes, I for one think it's time for bisexuals to have at least one place where they can get together, have a great time, and (OMG) not have to explain why they aren't either gay or straight. Amen.
Second Thursday of every month, 10 p.m., 2011