Readers Guide: Nicolas on Phoenix, AZ

By: Gay.com
7.13.2009

My name: Nicolas

Gay.com member name: Sabotagehim

My age: 23

My profession: Park "rover" (ranger)

City/town: Phoenix, AZ

Relationship status: Single

Sexuality: Gay

What was the last vacation you took? Where did you go? Where do you most want to go?

The last place I happened to grace was California this past May. I went to the Coachella Music Festival for only one day. Turn around trips score you tons of red bull man points. Ask my lead foot and open eyes!

Are any famous people from your town?

Jordan Sparks came from Glendale, which is where I grew up. Suburbia faux sure.

What are some of the things you love most about your town?

The fact you can go into almost any gas station and purchase a kachina doll oriented keychain/figure/t-shirt.

Nicolas2 If someone came to your town for just four hours, what is the one thing he should do?

Well assuming you came from the airport you could easily take the light rail east to Tempe and shop on Mill Avenue (if you're into checking out college bros) or you could take it west to Downtown Phoenix. Here you could visit our art gallery, grab a drink at one of the many hip bars in the Roosevelt district, or even seek out Flex (bathhouse) if that's you're thing.

What are some great restaurants for a night out with gay friends?

Fez is easily my favorite "gay" restaurant, but Ticoz has some great drink specials as well. If it's too late to visit either of those (aka you're not getting laid and the bars are closing) you could always take your last shot at Jenny's AKA Gay Denny's. Truth be told, I haven't been there since I was 18.

What are some great restaurants for a romantic gay date? What about these restaurants appeals to you?

Well I'm a fan of Delux Burger, which is funny because I'm a vegetarian and actually order grilled cheese. If you're looking for something more fancy you could go to Tomassos which is right across the street, or Postino's if it's early and you need to wine him up before you lube him up. Another great romantic casual one (if the weather is nice) is Cibo, a great pizza place with an even greater patio seating area. I've taken one or two to Carlies, which a restaurant / bar downtown. Has some great wraps/salads, and even greater drinks.

Nicolas3 What are your favorite gay bars and/or dance clubs?

Charlies is pretty universal, although I did get a blow-job in the Amsterdam parking lot once. I really enjoy Cruisin' on 7th because I think tranny Native Americans that get in fights and throw beer pitchers at each other are funny.

What are your favorite gay parties or events in your town, if any? What is the crowd or scene like at those places?

Gay parties are for twinks and under-agers with no fake ids (aka loserrrrs!)

Where is the best public place for a gay person to make out there?

Anywhere between 7th Ave and 7th St and Indian School Road and Camelback. I bet you would even get claps! It's the gay "area" of Phoenix, and it's well.... fantastic.

What is the gay community like there? Do you consider yourself to be part of any particular "scene?"

The gay community here is extremely cliquey. People at gay bars here don't try to make friends often unfortunately.... Unless you love working out and being a garden tool.

Where do you shop for clothes?

Tiedmans Family Thrift. Urban Outfitters (shhh don't tell anyone), and American Apparel.

Nicolas4 Where do you go for other forms of entertainment -- live theater, concerts, movies, art exhibits? Are there any local gay performance groups, bands, or artists that you're a fan of?

Modified Arts is a fantastic venue for live music. My second favorite is definitely The Rhythm Room, because well they have a bar, and the sound is great.

If you had gay friends visiting from out of town for the first time, what are some "must-dos" you'd recommend?

I'd definitely recommend making a trip up north the Grand Canyon. While visiting up there I'd say stop in Prescott, one of the most adorable places on earth, as well as Sedona, because well it's probably the most beautiful place on earth, besides my bedroom that is.

Is there a local cocktail that's popular in your town?

I'm pretty sure vodka anything is pretty big. But I thought my ex was going to be also.... LETTTTT down.... No, I know Amsterdam has tons of local martinis and they're all 5$ on Mondays!

Nicolas5 Where do the hot boys in your town tend to hang out?

The "gay" LA fitness on Camelback and 20th St.

If you had to describe the "average gay boy" style of your town in two words, what would they be?

Fake Money.

Do you have any local celebs?

No one that will matter after the apocalypse in 2012.

What bar has the cutest/hottest bartenders?

Roscoe's Sports Bar.

Do gay men and lesbians hang out together in your town or is that just unheard of?

Les who? Is he famous?

Nicolas6 Has your town ever had a "gay scandal?"

Remember that blow job I spoke of in the Amsterdam parking lot.....

Do you have a hometown crush?

My favorite bloke that is actually a transient... Do you love me yet?

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