Gay bars in Davao City don’t last very long. The longest gay bar I remembered that operated in Davao City was Interlude. When it closed, it was replaced with another gay bar (I forgot the name) but it was eventually closed also. There was Tahun gay bar in Lopez Jaena Street but it was raided and closed after a few months of operation. There was also one gay bar I couldn’t read its name (really, I couldn’t even spell it) in Legaspi Street near Casa Letecia Hotel and was closed after a few months of operation. I also remember that there was one along Anda Street, it was closed and now it’s a girlie bar that took its place and another in Obrero (forgot its name) which I heard was protested by residents.
The latest I could remember and still operating is Salambat. Salambat is not really the name of the bar but it is popularly known as Salambat. I thought it was Salambat also, but when I arrive that place more three years ago, I learned that Salambat is a restaurant and videoke hauz (not sure with the last one, but I know that there’s a videoke). The gay bar was beside Salambat.
Another gay bar has opened just recently in Davao City. It is along San Pedro Street, a very unlikely place to be. It’s a busy street during the day – a commercial area. You can’t find the signboard during the day but at night you will. The bar is located at the second floor, so you may have to go up that narrow stairs. The name of the bar is FAME Disco Pub. Yes, it is.