Photo by Mr.TinDC on Flickr.

It’s time for the next Greater Greater happy hour! This month, join us on 14th Street at Trade.

Tuesday, July 19 from 6 to 8 pm, join contributors and readers for drinks and conversation at Trade, located at 1410 14th Street NW (between P and Rhode Island). Dubbed “DC’s best new gay bar” by the City Paper, Trade’s known for its “huge happy hour” specials (drinks are the same price, but come in a huge glass.)

Why go to a gay bar? Though many LGBTQ+ people no longer have to live in the closet, gay bars are still valuable places to gather and celebrate LGBTQ+ identity and culture. Gay bars help make the DC area great, and we’d like to celebrate them.

Trade is a ten-minute walk from several Metro stations, including McPherson Square (Blue, Orange, and Silver lines), U Street (Green and Yellow), and Dupont Circle (Red). If you’re coming by bus, the Metrobus 50 buses stop out front, the Woodley Park-Adams Morgan Circulator stops at 14th and Rhode Island Avenue, and the Metrobus S buses stop two blocks away on 16th Street. There are also Capital Bikeshare stations at 14th and R and 14th and Rhode Island.

This year, we’ve held happy hours in Adams Morgan, H Street, Edgewood, and Silver Spring. Later this summer, we’re heading to Mount Rainier (our first Prince George’s County happy hour in six years!) and Arlington. Where should we go next?