I used to spend a lot of time online correcting other sites’ listings for the various gay bars of Columbus. The information was rarely accurate, and frequently outdated. There also wasn’t any place to keep a record of the bars that had closed over the years.

Some people might ask what interest I have in listing closed bars, and the answer to that question is history and community. So much of gay history happened in bars that only exist in our memories now. Our community center, Stonewall Columbus owes its creation to the activism that started in the bars.

With your help, this site can serve as a place for us to keep a record of where we’ve been, as well as where we’re going. So have fun and help me out with any additional info, corrections, pictures, videos and suggestions to make this site better.

Please send any past, present or future bar info to columbusgaybars@gmail.com.