Established in 1984, Roosters is the longest continually operating gay bar in Palm Beach County. Located on Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach, the bar is less than a quarter of a mile east of I95 so it’s a convenient location for customers from all of Palm Beach County and points north.
This year H.G. Roosters in West Palm Beach celebrated 35 years of business.
This factoid makes them the oldest continuously operating gay bar in Florida. The bar right off exit 69 on Belvedere Road celebrates their anniversary every year in September but the bar was actually opened by restauranteur Bill Capozzi in April of 1984 and the H.G. stands for his two dogs Hilda and Greta.
What many may not realize about this mainstay is that its gay roots go back much further than you may realize. The building was built in 1945 and opened as Club Sirocco, a piano bar. It was later purchased by a man named Gene Greeter who can easily be considered the man that put West Palm Beach’s gay scene on the map…and he wasn’t even gay himself.
Voted Best Bar & Atmosphere in Palm Beach Co. 2016 by South Florida Gay News!
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Listing Title: Roosters