Like A Poof! The Last Gay Bar Shuts Down

281 Lighthouse Bar Grill

The Lighthouse Bar and Grill in Monterey closed its doors for good Saturday night, ending a 10-year stint as Monterey County’s only full-time night spot for local gays and lesbians.

Greg Moreno, who bought the bar about two years ago with his friend, Bert Orosco, said the business has been struggling, while the customer base has been dwindling.

The closure may be a sign of the times. Gays and lesbians say their numbers aren’t dwindling in Monterey County, but more of them say they feel comfortable in any social situation and therefore don’t feel compelled to hang out exclusively in one place, while others are more likely to connect socially on the Internet.

Like A Poof! The Last Gay Bar Shuts Down