Gay Owned Night Club
The Avenue Pub
In the blink of an eye, 35 years have gone by. The Avenue Pub in Rochester, NY opened its doors in 1975 and has been thriving ever since. With a home -town atmosphere, wonderful array of patrons and staff, this establishment truly makes for a “cheers” welcome.
From the good ol’ days of the ‘gay strip’ being located on Monroe Avenue, owner Gary Sweet slipped on his ruby reds expanding the community from downtown Rochester into the ‘burbs. It’s become a favorite for the locals both gay and straight alike and it’s not hard to see why.
Once you cross the threshold, the “wall of shame” will no doubt put a smile on your face! Photos of the past to the present displayed proudly for everyone to enjoy the fun. Carolyn Zook, who has been part of the Pub, serving from behind the bar to its patrons for twenty-five years, sets warmth and laughter right in front of you with your order.
There is no doubt that Gary Sweet and the Avenue Pub are a refreshing classic that returns year after year for great fun, cold drinks, hot food and pride events that bring the community together!
Reviewed in 2010.