You know how I know you’re gay? Because you’re at Casey Moore’s Oyster House in Tempe, Arizona.
Tempe can be regarded as a city of many layers. The first, and most obvious, layer is that of college-town, with many a drunken sorority sister making her way down Mill Avenue well past midnight to prove it. But look a layer below, and you’ll find a bustling gay and lesbian scene flourishing right under the surface.
Like many things gay, this scene doesn’t come right out and label itself. In fact, most places with a gay vibe in Tempe are guarded secrets among those in the know. But it’s time to share the good word with the masses, so I’m here to reveal the fantastic gay scene of Tempe by peeling away the façade layer by layer, like a sexy gay onion.
Why start with Casey Moore’s?
First off, it’s well-established among locals as a fun destination for indoor dining and outdoor revelry. Hidden among the houses surrounding ASU, this little haunt is also among the first experiences a new co-ed, gay or straight, can expect to have. But above all else, it’s one of the most popular destinations for the sapphic sisters of Tempe.
First of all, as we all know, ladies who love ladies also love dogs. It’s sort of a requirement. And Casey’s is a dog-friendly atmosphere where one can reasonably expect to run into a few four-legged partygoers. Plus, the best pickup line in the world pales next to a cute puppy.
Secondly, its proximity to ASU all but guarantees the presence of a few “curious” co-eds on a regular basis, who are all too eager to meet a woman more knowledgeable in the ways of the gay world.
How about some empirical evidence for all the nerdy bi grad students? Recently, a very popular lesbian social group held their regular meeting there, which reveals the general consensus that most lesbian ladies feel comfortable being themselves at Casey’s.
In Tempe, a mixed crowd is to be expected. But if you look just beyond the frat boys and football players, you’ll find a wealth of gay culture. Casey Moore’s is fun, the food is good, and the patrons are young, cute, and super gay.