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The Jungle

Category: Places Dates: 1952-1983 Address: 715 Commerce Street, Nashville, TN Warren Jett, a straight man, opened The Jungle in 1952. He also owned the place next door, The Leopard, which he hired Juanita Brazier to run. After she got her liquor license, she renamed the… Read More »The Jungle


Category: Places Dates: 1955-1983 Address: 713 Commerce Street, Nashville, TN Juanita Brazier renamed The Leopard after herself once she earned her liquor license in 1955. Established next door to The Jungle, the two bars quickly became hot spots for gay men in the 1960s until… Read More »Juanita’s

The Gas Lite

Category: Places Dates: 1980s-1990s Address: 167 1/2 8th Avenue North, Nashville, TN The Gas Lite Lounge, also seen listed as The Gaslight, was part of one Nashville’s most historic properties. Built in the 1840s, the building is the only original grand townhouse remaining in the… Read More »The Gas Lite