My SO and I don’t go out to Gay bars much (or at all) any more, so I guess I was kind of clueless to this new fact.
Speaking with a friend in LA, and asking how the old haunts are doing, he was telling me that many of the bars have closed for lack of business. He told me the internet has killed the concept of Gay bars - people prefer to meet/hook up via internet sites and that going to cruise the bars is pretty much over. He told me that West Hollywood still has lots of them - mostly because they are more of neighborhood bars, with large numbers of locals who hang out and can just walk there - but other isolated bars that required a drive or were in “iffy areas” have all pretty much closed down. Only a few exist and they only survive due to weekend special events - but even they are losing business fast.
I guess I have been out of the loop, but just wondering if maybe this is just an “LA” thing where people are not eager to drive 45 minutes to an hour to find an empty bar/club and would rather just cruise the internet. I suppose it makes sense.
Is this true in other cities/towns?