A Tinkers Damn -- CLOSED

46 Saratoga Ave, Santa Clara , CA
+1 408.243.4595
A Tinkers Damn -- CLOSED Website
Clubs, Gay, Gay Bars
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A long-established gay bar that continues to large crowds with DJs, drag shows and dancing. -- Metro Bars/Clubs, June 16-22, 2010


This gay bar is a Santa Clara institution. There are music and activities almost nightly and DJs spin a decent dance mix starting at 9pm.


The oldest gay bar in Santa Clara County, A Tinker's Damn is probably also the busiest. From the outside, this neighborhood joint may look like the seediest dive of all dives (it certainly doesn't help that it's adjacent to a sex shop - or does it?), but inside it has a certain charm with plenty of heavy-handed drinks and a constant supply of friendly patrons. While the jukebox gets a steady workout during the day and early evening, DJs keep the floor packed with mixed age crowd of well-manicured guys who dance with each other in shirtless glory nearly every night. Friday and Saturday nights, TD's lounge, bar, outdoor patio and dance floor are almost wall-to-wall all the way up until the sad reality of last call sends revelers looking for an afterparty.