|Boots & Saddle is no ordinary gay bar.|
"It's a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I'd be a drag queen."--Dolly Parton
I had been to a gay bar before so I had no qualms about stopping by a Christopher Street tavern with a friend one Saturday afternoon. Scott and I had taken a lengthy walk (from the Upper East Side to the Brooklyn Bridge) during Summer Streets, followed by jazz brunch at the Garage, after which, a laid-back cocktail called our names. Boots & Saddle –– a West Village institution since 1974 –– had lost its lease and would be closing soon, so this was a great time to pop in for a drink before the end of an era.