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.
Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport is is about 7 miles east of downtown.
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.
The Amarillo Globe-News has general public news and events listings.
Bars and Cafes
212 Club (212 SW 6th Ave) seven nights neighborhood bar; amateur strip contests, weekend drag shows.
806 (2812 SW 6th Ave) mixed coffeeshop/cafe and bar/lounge with live music, daily to midnight.
Kicked Back (521 SE 10th Ave) seven day neighborhood bar, karaoke.
Namaste (907 S Madison St) coffeehouse, good music, belly dancing, art, hookah, good books, board games, intense conversation, Wi-Fi.
R&R Bar (701 S Georgia St) neighborhood hangout, varied crowd, summer patio, pool tables, jukebox.
Sassy's (309 W 6th Ave) Thursday through Saturday gay dance club, small but lively.
Whiskers (1219 W 10th Ave) 18+ mixed men/women friendly crowd, lounge, games, jukebox, fireplace.
See our map & listings page for more local businesses, including restaurants.
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