Located in the Texas Panhandle, on the major east-west highway I-40, Amarillo is often called the “Yellow Rose of Texas.” This small city is a regional powerhouse, known for cattle ranches, shipping and manufacturing. It’s not a beautiful city, but the natural setting is a big draw. The nearby Palo Duro Canyon is known for its stunning Lighthouse Pinnacle, the second largest such rock formation in the country.
The local gay community is small but welcoming.
Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport is is about 7 miles east of downtown.
A car is usually your best bet for getting around this sprawling city. The city operates the ACT bus service. See the City of Amarillo website for info about this and other city services.
Media & Resources
The Amarillo Globe-News has general public news and events listings.
See Arts in Amarillo for whats on in dance, music, theater, other fine arts and local museums.
The Amarillo Museum of Art has a collection of modern and Asian works, and ongoing exhibitions.
For map locations and website links to these businesses, and more, see our gay Amarillo listings pages.
Bars and Cafes
212 Club (212 SW 6th Ave) seven nights neighborhood bar; amateur strip contests, weekend drag shows.
806 (2812 SW 6th Ave) mixed coffeeshop/cafe and bar/lounge with live music, daily to midnight.
R&R Bar (701 S Georgia St) - CLOSED? - neighborhood hangout, varied crowd, summer patio, pool tables, jukebox.
Whiskers (1219 W 10th Ave) 18+ mixed men/women friendly crowd, lounge, games, jukebox, fireplace.
CLOSED - Kicked Back and Sassy's.
See our map & listings page for more local businesses, including restaurants.