Palm Springs. No Frill Grill The name says it all. Godfrey's puts on a fun, dishy drag brunch on at 11 on Sundays and also hosts several noted weekly parties Freaky Fridays, College Hump Nights, drag dinner shows, and so on. Redevelopment efforts over the past five years have brought successful theaters, restaurants and businesses to the historic commercial district. MJ's Tavern. There's the reliably fun, lesbian-centric but all-welcoming Babes of Carytown bar and restaurant, which is open for lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch, and late-night drinks - it's got dancing, drag king shows, a volleyball court, and a generally friendly crowd.
Although it's not the largest city in Virginia, the historic capital Richmond does have a population of over , and a metro population of more than 1. And although the bustling entertainment areas known as the River District, Shockoe Slip, and Shockoe Bottom also have quite a few noteworthy bars and restaurants, they're more hetero in terms of nightlife. A prosperous business and government hub with a wealth of exceptional museums, several hip neighborhoods for retail and dining, and a growing GLBT populationthis lively city on the James River has a handful of popular gay bars as well as a few mainstream spots with very strong followings in the community.
It tends to be more of an "early in the evening" hangout than Godfrey's.