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After over one year of renovations, the much anticipated “Bradley’s on 7th” has opened! You will find this new establishment next to New York, New York Pizza and across the street form The Honey Pot in the heart of GaYBOR District! Just some of the renovations include all new restrooms, plumbing, electrical, air conditioning, sound, light show, stage and a complete sprinkler system. There is a Grand Opening planned sometime in the near future. Everyday there are exciting things being added. Watch for the new lLine up of events at Bradley’s on 7th coming soon. They have “Country Line Dance” night on Wednesdays, “Bradley’s Got Talent” on Sundays (with $100 to the winner), and on Thursday a “Tampa Tradition Amateur Strip Contest” and the return of Table 69! All this coming soon. Watch for details…and check out shows Friday and Saturday nights hosted by Ybor Diva Miss Joey Brooks!!! Bradley’s is open 365 days a year, 4 p.m. to 3a.m.

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Bradley’s on 7th

After over one year of renovations, the much anticipated “Bradley’s on 7th” has opened! You will find this new establishment next to New York, New York Pizza and across the street form The Honey Pot in the heart of GaYBOR District! Just some of the renovations include all new restrooms, plumbing, electrical, air conditioning, sound, light show, stage and a complete sprinkler system. There is a Grand Opening planned sometime in the near future. Everyday there are exciting things being added. Watch for the new lLine up of events at Bradley’s on 7th coming soon. They have “Country Line Dance” night on Wednesdays, “Bradley’s Got Talent” on Sundays (with $100 to the winner), and on Thursday a “Tampa Tradition Amateur Strip Contest” and the return of Table 69! All this coming soon. Watch for details…and check out shows Friday and Saturday nights hosted by Ybor Diva Miss Joey Brooks!!! Bradley’s is open 365 days a year, 4 p.m. to 3a.m.

Drag Explosion in GaYBOR

dishing-mark-carrie-2On any given weekend you will find over 15 weekly scheduled drag shows in GaYBOR! Some of the locations include: Bradley’s on 7th, Chelsea Nightclub, G.BAR, Hamburger Mary’s, The Honey Pot, Rise Sundays, Steam Fridays, Tease Saturdays. There are also special performances at PLAY, JJ’s, Gaspar’s Grotto and more. Drag took off in the late ’70s at a club on 7th Ave. and 15th Street called, The El Goya. Later the club became Track’s and then Pleasure Dome. Today it’s Czar’s. It was very common to find local celebrities, like then Tampa Mayor Dick Greco, business leads and even some Hollywood stars in the clubs. With this local resurgence of drag it’s quite easy to see how The Honey Pot has become the Drag Pageant Palace of the South. Top notch performers are now flocking to GaYBOR to perform and be discovered. Reality TV Shows are almost becoming common in GaYBOR. This past weekend there were crews from Discovery, Bravo & The History Channel all here. So where is our favorite location to see a drag show in GaYBOR? The magnificent stage at The Honey Pot is perfect for the big production numbers, large custom set designs and celebrity stars. Hamburger Mary’s takes us back to the days of The El Goya and small cocktail table seating — there is something to be said about the intimate setting with great food and drinks. This is also where the star of The El Goya, Miss Joey Brooks, performs weekly. It was no surprise that the national 54 city book signing tour of “The Official Drag Handbook” started here at Hamburger Mary’s. So what is the future of Drag in GaYBOR? As Miss Brooks said, “Honey, we are just getting started!”.

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