The multi-room, multi-patio space felt dank and sexy; the year patina of lives lived and conquests made reminded me of the gay bars I snuck into as a teenager in Syracuse, N. Andrew Sullivan argued in his essay "The End of Gay Culture" that gay bars are declining because "the Internet dealt them a body blow.
I prefer this, to be honest—the queer community I need has never shared a gender. Good luck! Petersburg, offering drag shows and Russian music, with some bars also offering discreet gay-only taxi services.
As a result of the decision, the pub is legally able to advertise as a "gay only" establishment, and door staff can ask people whether they are gay before allowing them inside, and can turn away non-gay people.