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Black Friday HAPPY HOUR on the SUNSET STRIP with ATLANTA GAY WINOS Organizer Van
On this coming Friday afternoon after Thanksgiving when many of our members have a day off from work, the Gay Winos can pretend they are Bucking Broncos at the ever popular SADDLERANCH CHOP HOUSE on the world famous Sunset Strip. This cowboy-themed location boasts its own mechanical bull and has been featured in countless TV series including "Sex In The City," "Desperate Housewives," "Six Feet Under" and "American Idol." We will be joined by Jono's longtime friend Van Martin who currently heads the Atlanta, Georgia branch of the Gay Winos with nearly 500 active members and will be in town for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Saddle Ranch's recent happy hour menus have included chicken street tacos, ahi tostadas, deviled eggs, fire roasted poblano and corn guacamole, mini bbq brisket sandwiches with cider slaw and tangy sauce, smoked hot wings and roadhouse sliders in addition to $5 house wines, $5 well drinks and $1-2 off all beers. We will plan on sitting out on the ranch's outdoor patio on Sunset Boulevard facing the parade of looky-loos, paparazzi and celebrity-hunting tour van vehicles. We plan to remain on the patio after nightfall, so it is recommended you bring a light jacket or sweater in case the area gets a bit cooler after sunset. PARKING: The Saddleranch provides affordable valet parking or limited meter street parking is also available on a first come, first served basis.

Saddle Ranch Chop House

Saddle Ranch Chop House 8371 W Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069 · Los Angeles, CA

What we're about

GAY WINOS is a Gay mens WINE & FOOD TASTING & SOCIAL GROUP that was launched in April 2010 and hosts at least 3-4 wine or food related outings every month. Our group is for Gay men who would like to learn more about the local Southern California wine & food scene, network with other professionals and meet new friends. We visit local wine bars or restaurants and events throughout the greater L.A. area on weeknights or weekends and occasionally get together at members' homes.

GAY WINOS also plans occasional visits to wineries (from Temecula to Paso Robles), wine festivals or unique events that integrate wine and/or food into the mix, but run the gamut. See our "past events" section which shows the types of diverse things we do including historical tours, outdoor canyon hikes, watching female roller derby, movie nights and more. To offer more variety we will occasionally place emphasis on beer or just food offerings. And you do NOT have to drink alcohol at any of our events to participate--though you will certainly in most cases be exposed to it.

Our membership is varied and open to Gay men between 25 years old and "youthfully" older. We only request that you do NEVER consume more than the legal amount of alcohol then attempt to drive after any of our events. If you unintentionally do consume too much wine then please ask another group member for a ride home or call a taxi. We want to make sure our members are safe and sound!

If you want to suggest group outing ideas please feel free to do so. WE ONLY ASK THAT YOU PLEASE HONOR YOUR WORD AND DO NOT R.S.V.P. UNLESS YOU ARE FAIRLY SURE YOU CAN ATTEND AN EVENT.

Welcome to GAY WINOS--and as the late jazz diva Shirley Horn used to say "Here's to Life, Here's to Love...Here's to YOU!"

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