Dan's Gay Guide to Oshkosh, Wisconsin
By OUTTraveler Contributer
Originally published on Gay.com/travel
Profession: Full-time student
City: Oshkos, WI
Relationship Status: Single
What was the last vacation you took?
Road trip out east!
Where did you go?
Pittsburgh; Washington, D.C.; New York City
Where do you most want to go?
Are any famous people from your town?
Apparently, but nobody that I know!
What are some of the things you love most about your town?
For a city of only about 65,000 people, Oshkosh has surprisingly a lot to do.
If someone came to your town for just four hours, what is the one thing he should do?
I think they should check out the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Airventure Museum. Oshkosh is the home of the EAA itself, which is probably one of the most unique things about it.
What are some great restaurants for a night out with gay friends?
Oshkosh is a college town, so there are lots of unique places around town, or about 15 minutes away in Appleton.
What are some great restaurants for a romantic gay date?
Fratello's Waterfront Restaurant would probably be my top choice.
What about these restaurants appeals to you?
It's a great atmosphere. Right on the Fox River front. Great during a beautiful sunset. Also has a microbrewery on site!
What are your favorite gay bars and/or dance clubs?
We only have one small gay bar and one small lesbian bar in Oshkosh, but local favorites include Ravens in Appleton and XS in Green Bay, about 45 minutes away.
What are your favorite gay parties or events in your town, if any?
A lot of the gay scene in Oshkosh revolves around the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh campus. We do a lot of events that are in conjunction with National Coming Out Day in the fall, and what we have called BGLAD (Bisexual Gay Lesbian Awareness Days) Month in April. My favorite event is our drag show, which typically brings in a few hundred students, many who have never seen one before!