Gay Eureka Springs: Queer Oasis in the Deep South

While driving through the deep south, you might need to find a gay oasis in the midst of southern culture. Eureka Springs is that town. Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, Eureka Springs is a historic Victorian town with a booming arts scene and over fifty gay-owned businesses. Don't be fooled by the lack of rainbow flags hanging from the buildings: Eureka Springs is gay enough to boast three Diversity Weekends a year instead of just one Pride fest. Most of the downtown businesses are gay friendly, including the bars and clubs. The town is laid back and accepting of all sorts of wild behavior. It is easy to navigate Eureka Spring by foot, but there is also a trolley that goes to all the hot spots. Another common way of hitting the bars is to rent an inexpensive limo for the evening.

Restaurants to check out