For a beach town founded in the s as a Methodist Meeting Camp, Rehoboth Beach developed a gay sensibility surprisingly early. When the religious camp was abandoned, the area attracted visitors from within Delaware, assisted by a new boardwalk and a railroad that ran directly into downtown. Shortly thereafter, Rehoboth Beach earned the designation it still has today: the Nation's Summer Capital, with Washington, DC lawmakers and their staff members coming here for weekend and summer getaways. Then, just as now, both the legislators and their support staff included quite a few gay people.
Gay Rehoboth Beach--The Mid-Atlantic's Key West
Best Gay Bars and Nightlife in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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Best gay bar in Rehoboth - Aqua Grill
Big, almost all outdoors, hot young crowd, great happy hour and packed on weekend and holidays. Pleasant when it's not crowded, exciting when it is. Went to Aqua with friends during a trip to Rehobeth--great, friendly bartenders and staff. The front of the place is beach bar with sand! It was crowded but not packed which made for the perfect party atmosphere.
It is a summer town, and the population swells to 50, during the season. With over GLBT-owned businesses in this small resort town, the gay nightlife scene is understated--but understood. Few establishments scream "Gay Bar!