Gay Fort Myers

Fort Myers

The Ford winter home in Fort Myers, photo Rolfmueller

Fort Myers

Set along the Caloosahatchee River, Fort Myers is one of the most enticing spots along the Gulf of Mexico. The sugary sands of it beaches crawl with handsome, curious men on cruise control. You'll want to have an abundance of sunscreen to slather on at Bunche Beach and Bowman's Beach (the nude beach), while Jaycee Park in nearby Cape Coral is jammed with hot guys exploring nature's gifts.

The summer homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford have been preserved and enshrined as museums here. Stories of this inventive duo's "close friendship" still permeate the town's lore.

Paradise is less than a two-hour drive from both Tampa and Fort Lauderdale and a magical three-hour ferry ride from Key West. Fort Myers is no problem to get to, but you may find it difficult to leave.

The Pride website will keep you up to date on upcoming plans for the next celebrations in Fort Myers.

 

Getting here

Southwest Florida International Airport is the region’s main gateway. There are direct flights into town from the US and abroad, giving Fort Myers an international flavor and enriching the pool of potential amorous adventures. Taxi service, airport hotel shuttle services, and public transportation from LeeTran can get you from the airport to your final destination.

 

Getting around

You’re gonna need a car if you want to get around easily but there are buses and trollies. LeeTran, a department of Lee County, operates 18 bus routes and 11 trolley cars. See their website for routes, schedules and fare info.

 

Media & Resorces

Check out the websites of Hot Spots Magazine and Mark's List for gay information about Fort Myers and Naples, as well as elsewhere in South Florida.

For general news and A&E, see the Fort Myers Florida Weekly.

For map locations and website links to the businesses below, along with some restaurant and hotel suggestions, see our gay Fort Myers listings pages.

 

Going out

Bambusa Bar & Grill (600 Goodlette Rd N, Naples), restaurant/bar, pizza, burgers, steaks, ribs; bitchy bingo, drag shows, karaoke.

Office Pub (3704 Cleveland Ave), friendly bar, good vibes, Bears/cubs night first Sundays and anytime. Uniform, leather, strip-pool underwear and blackout parties energize the slightly sleazy, totally sexy buzz. Happy hours all week.

Rascals (3758 Cleveland Ave), neighborhood bar, noon to 8pm happy hours, Monday open pool tables and Wednesday tournaments, Tuesday Tacos.

TBL / The Bottom Line (3090 Evans Ave), largest gay entertainment complex in southwest Florida for a generation. Wild drag shows, live music, hot mixed crowds, dance nights, pool tables, lots of support for the local gay community.

Tubby's City Hangout (4810 Vincennes St, Cape Coral), laid-back neighborhood bar, loyal locals, casual visitors, daily happy hours 2-8pm with free pool games. Monday Country Night Line Dancing, special events theme nights.

- staff - November 2013

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