Calgary Gay History - Bars

Events

Kings Arms Tavern

Approx. 1935 - July 31, 1982

Gay Hangout in the 1960s until its doors closed.

Reference that was a gay place back to the 30s in 1979 Gay Calgary Magazine in prairie conference article (March 1979)

Cecil hotel

Approx. 1960 - September 1980

Frequented by gays.

From: Body Politic661980 Sep_p 19.

Club Carousel

Approx. 1969 - March 31, 1978

Last iteration of club closed doors then. It still existed as a non-operating club for a few years (1983?) if it ever found a god space (Club Carousel end - Gay Horizons 1978?)

Fourth Anniversary Party March 23, 1974 CC Capers

Parkside Continental

Approx. 1973 - Approx. 1986

Body Politic Sep 80 reference to beginning

The Marquis Club

Approx. September 1975 - Approx. 1980

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Mentioned again in 1980 Body Politic661980 Sep_p 19.

Myrts

1976 - January 1, 1982

Body Politic June 1982 reference

Jay's Relaxation Centre/Goliath's

September 1980 - Present

Spa

Body Politic661980 Sep_p 19.

Dip 'n Dash

September 1980

Gay spa

Body Politic661980 Sep_p 19.

The Texas Lounge

Approx. 1987 - Present

Money Pennies

Approx. 1995 - Approx. December 2006

The Backlot

Approx. 1996 - Present

The Eagle

Approx. 2001 - September 2012

Twisted Element

November 2004 - Present

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