Amarillo

Located in the Texas Panhandle, on the major east-west highway I-40, Amarillo is often called the “Yellow Rose of Texas.” This small city is a regional powerhouse, known for cattle ranches, shipping and manufacturing. It’s not a beautiful city, but the natural setting is a big draw. The nearby Palo Duro Canyon is known for its stunning Lighthouse Pinnacle, the second largest such rock formation in the country.

The local gay community is small but welcoming.

 

Getting here

Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport  is is about 7 miles east of downtown.

 

Getting around

A car is usually your best bet for getting around this sprawling city. The city operates the ACT bus service. See the City of Amarillo website for info about this and other city services.

 

Media & Resources

The Amarillo Globe-News has general public news and events listings.

Visit Amarillo is the website of the Amarillo Convention & Visitor Council with thing to do and see around the area.

The Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts is the home performance venue for the Amarillo Opera, the Amarillo Symphony, and the Lone Star Ballet Guild.

The Amarillo Museum of Art has a collection of modern and Asian works, and ongoing exhibitions.

For map locations and website links to these businesses, and more, see our gay Amarillo listings pages.

 

Bars and Cafes

212 Club (212 SW 6th Ave) seven nights neighborhood bar; amateur strip contests, weekend drag shows.

Kicked Back (521 SE 10th Ave), everyday neighborhood bar, karaoke, live music, pool tables and HD videos, men/women, dancing.

806 (2812 SW 6th Ave) mixed coffeeshop/cafe and bar/lounge with live music, daily to midnight.

R&R Bar (701 S Georgia St), neighborhood hangout, varied crowd, summer patio, pool tables, jukebox.

CLOSED: Sassy's, and Whiskers.

See our map & listings page for more local businesses, including restaurants.

- staff - September 2017