A new study from The Bottle Club has ranked Street 66 among the top 12 LGBTQ+ bars in the UK, a miraculous achievement for the establishment seen as it’s housed in Dublin. Venues were evaluated using online resources such as Hotels.com, DesignMyNight.com, Yelp and even Google Maps, although we’re not sure that the latter was very helpful.
Each bar has been given a total score out of 40 calculated using its Google rating, Instagram hashtags, Instagram following, and distance to public transport. Street 66 secured tenth place on the list, receiving a total score of 25/40.
In first place on the list was Marys in Cardiff with a score of 31.3/40, followed by the Viaduct in Leeds, The Royal Vauxhall Tavern in London, On Bar in Manchester, and The Old Market Assembly in Bristol to round off the top 5. Bars in Glasgow, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Brighton and Birmingham also featured on the list.
However, it wasn’t just our beloved Parliament Street bar, Street 66, that was claimed by our neighbours, in fact, The Bottle Club also ranked Dublin in its top UK LGBTQ+ party destinations. This time, cities were scored out of 60, calculated by researching their safety and hate crime safety levels, hotels, drink prices, Instagram hashtags, and TikTok views. Dublin’s highest score came in the hotel category, and its lowest came in drink prices – at least that much is accurate. The Irish capital took home sixth place in total with a score of 30/60, the same as fifth place Bristol.
Brighton took first place with a score of 39.1/60, followed by London, Edinburgh and Manchester. Finishing below Dublin on the list is Liverpool, Cardiff, Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham and Glasgow.
Seriously, we’re flattered and all, but just because you think we’re class doesn’t mean you can claim us. One more time for the people in the back: the Republic of Ireland is not in the UK!
All jokes aside, the list is obviously well-intentioned, and as the saying goes – all press is good press.
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