It's still one of the Midwest's most substantial gay entertainment venues. Having said that, the city's gay nightlife scene has improved quite a bit in the past few years. Plan B Williamson St. Five comprises a large disco and lounge, a patio that's good fun in warm weather. As you might expect of a city with a lively collegiate and arts scene, Madison has plenty of inviting coffeehouses. It's a fun option for late-night cocktails or food, and you'll often see gay folks in here, having sauntered in from the Shamrock.
Five comprises a large disco and lounge, a patio that's good fun in warm weather.
As for gay-friendly, mostly hetero hangouts, Madison has many. Mifflin streets. Thanks for letting us know! By all accounts, the slick dance bar and video bar has garnered quite a following with gay guys, lesbians, and more than a few GLBT allies in Madison.
Back downtown, next door to the Shamrock, you'll find the Corral Room S.