The baked goods, including all manner of fattening cakes and brownies, score especially high marks. Single, dating, married? Ye Ol' Watering Hole in Downtown. Gay Northampton: You need to be logged in to go any further.
Home to several colleges and universities, Northampton's unique mix of gay-owned and operated businesses, straight and gay couples and commitment to the arts means that the town has been a hot spot for LGBT tourists for decades.
Northampton's largest and most famous gay nightclub, this second-floor space in an industrial part of town just a five-minute drive or minute walk south of downtown is far more inviting on the inside than its exterior pictured here might suggest. The Dirty Truth in Downtown. Out on Main Street Once termed "Lesbianville, USA" by the National Enquirer, Northampton offers an LGBT community that is so thoroughly integrated with the rest of the town, there's not a single spot in the downtown area that's not considered gay-friendly.
This is, of course, a facility created in the Japanese bathhouse tradition, not a place for cruising - the tubs are private, though can be booked by small groups, so you can go in nude or in a suit; that's up to you and the friends you're sharing the tub with.