Downtown Lockerroom and other out-of-the-way gay bars
Have you heard about the Downtown Lockerroom? It's Baltimore's newest gay bar.
From the outside, the Downtown Lockerroom (aka the DL), looks downright sketchy. It's at 839 W. Cross St. in Pigtown -- not to be confused with Washington Village -- and has dark wood slats covering all the windows.
Inside, the DL was dimly lit on a recent Thursday night, and scarcely populated. Our party of three almost doubled the number of people inside.
The regulars gave us the eye -- not the stink-eye, but The Eye -- as we plopped down on a couple bar stools ...
The DL might have been quiet when we were there, but things get crazy during the drag show Monday nights, the bartender told us. Then he went into the backroom and popped us some popcorn. I'm serious -- he microwaved some buttery popcorn and set a couple bowls in front of us, which we greedily devoured. Nice touch, DL.
The DL was one of a couple gay bars we'd hit that night. I put together a little roundup of three off-the-beaten-path gay bars, including Port in a Storm and the Rowan Tree.