In general, I believe this area is very conservative. I know a few gay men and they are all extremely discreet. I've lived here 15 years and I don't know of any gay nightlife scene at tall.
I hope you get some other responses here.
Thanks beachlife! I was hoping someone would see my post. Is there any gay friendly establishments where you've met other family? Take care...
I just happened along your post, but wanted to help...
No. There is no gay bars, clubs, or nightlife anywhere in the Central Coast. That being said, there are many gay friendly places! San Luis Obispo is more liberal than the surrounding cities (it is larger and has the college). Cornerview Restaurant has an unofficial gay night on saturday night. It is a casual bar and restaurant for local professionals and is a fun place. Novo is typical date night place and always friendly. We go there a lot. Big Sky is perfect for breakfast and another friendly place with great food.
There is a club in Grover that hosts DJ Mo often for gay dance parties and Native has a great new "Ladies Night" with DJ LezLynn on Wednesday.
Do NOT go to the Carlton in Atascadero, it is NOT gay friendly (although the Spa next door is, interestingly).
Hope I helped. =)
Looks like Momma's got you covered. San Luis Obispo is the only marginally liberal place around, and thus the only quasi gay-friendly spot to be. Very welcoming atmosphere in the downtown area. Towns like Pismo Beach and Cambria are too small to have a "gay scene"--just regular small-town restaurants and business districts and that sort of thing. I suggest you avoid Santa Maria. Despite its size, it is very conservative and generally not gay friendly.
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