3536 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 282-1833, local-lounge.com. 4:30 pm-2 am daily.
“Heartbreak makes me horny.” So says the light-switch plate in one of the Local Lounge’s two gender-neutral restrooms. If heartbreak doesn’t do it for you, maybe this bear/twink bar’s Hedonistic Decadence dance party will do the trick. Or a few Neil Patrick Harrises, neat. That’s right. The Local Lounge has Neil in a glass, and he tastes like killing it at the Tonys meets the night I met your mother. They also serve a Rachel Maddow, an Oprah and Gale, and a Harvey Milk. Despite the empowerment-themed alcohol flowing freely, the décor is strip-mall coffee shop all the way. That is, if you turn a blind eye to the bumper sticker on the restroom soap dispenser, which reads, quite simply, “Porn Closet.” Time to lather up. DEBORAH KENNEDY
Happy Hour: 4:30-8 pm daily. $5 food specials.
Entertainment: RuPaul’s Drag Race viewing parties on Monday; Twerk!, Queer Hip-Hop nights, and Slo James every Friday.