The Bourbon Beat is listed in several national 'Gay Bar Guides' from 1963 to 1966, suggesting it was open from about 1962 or earlier, to 1965 or 1966. Research has determined that The Black Nite bar was relaunched as Bourbon Beat in 1963. The building was torn down in 1966 for the extension of St. Paul Avenue.
More information about this business is welcomed from anyone who can contribute it.
Credits: contents, design and arrangement by Don Schwamb.
National gay guide research by Don Schwamb.
Historical research and references by Michail Takach.
Last updated: February-2016.