Tropics

(Listing updated 6 months ago.)

Once upon a time, Chardee’s was the Mecca for the older gay crowd in the eastern United States. When it went under, it passed the torch across the Drive to Tropics. For many years after that, Tropics kept its mantle as the home for our community. Since the mid-2010s, it’s passed out of the hands of the older/younger couple who ran it, and a series of subsequent owners have tried to re-invent it as a family restaurant, a piano bar, or whatever might pay the rent. Still, old habits die hard, and you can still find a fine man from the olden days hanging on and waiting for you to sidle up to him. If he’s not there, wander on to Matty’s or Scandals to run him to ground (or bed 🙂).