One of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country since the s, the southwestern Florida city of Naples might not be the most popular destination for gay tourists, but it does have a few gay-friendly establishments. Even if it's not one of the most popular gay destinations in Florida, Naples makes for a great tourist destination regardless. It's an attractive, temperate beach destination along Florida's scenic Gulf Coast, and a western access point for exploring the immense and naturally stunning Florida Everglades. The residents of Naples are generally welcoming to all types of people, but if you're looking for a specifically gay-friendly establishment in the city, you'll feel right at home at the Bambusa. This is an excellent restaurant, too, serving far above-and-beyond the usual pub fare, with well-prepared and healthful renditions of a number of pasta, chicken, seafood, and veggie dishes. There's also an extensive martini selection, the kinds of tropical drinks that immediately spring to mind when one pictures a breezy evening in Florida, and a reasonably priced wine list.
Gay Bars and LGBT-Friendly Dining in Naples, Florida
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Centrally located, popular among locals and tourists. Great food attracts both straight and gay clientele. The staff is always friendly. Will the bartender, remembers your name and what you like to drinl. Six friends, first visit, so much fun!
Naples: The crown jewel of Southwest Florida
I can't say enough good things about Bambusa. Quick background - I'm 40 and don't drink. My partner is 26 and likes the bars. Not easy to find a bar we both enjoy.
But this sleepy beach town might now surprise you. Although the Naples region has traditionally catered to high-income, straight, retired couples and senior travelers, the demographic is changing. There are several hotels and resort accommodations in and around the Naples region, but tucked away along Gulf Blvd N is the beautiful Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. Dating to the Victorian era, this beachfront hotel is comprised of six buildings and the only Naples property with both beachfront and golf course access.