Piston's Bar

97% love it
GayCities Members report that Piston's Bar has closed
One of the longest operating gay bars in the US
The doors opened in February 1965 as Jim's Corral. In 1969 it became Mike's Corral through 1993. From '93-'95 it was know as Wolf's and since 1995 it has been Pistons. Pistons has a new owner since 2010 and now offers full liquor. This bar has been around for 47 years and isn't slowing down any time soon.


    • BigMalt
      BigMalt Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Leather Bar for me.
      Good drinks, good people, good parking, good staff, good time.

    • CaliMan
      CaliMan Over a year ago
      Hates it

      if you're not a bear..Pass on this place..
      I went and got a very shady welcome.. The bartender didn't even acknowledge me. Everyone else just stared like me like it was my fault I was slim.. Oh well.. Off to the mineshaft!! Lol

    • boybottom
      boybottom Over a year ago
      Loves it

      new and shy
      hi i never been here before. what is it like for a first timer?

    • mrlover78
      mrlover78 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A great bear bar!
      At Piston's bar, on the first Friday of every month , they have a jock strap contest and the winner of the contest gets a $25 tab. They sell jock straps there if you didn't bring one. Well, I entered the contest on October 5, 2012 and I won.

    • mexmenudo
      mexmenudo Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Well Traveled
      The new owners have done a good job reinventing the place and it's a cool place to be on weekends especially Sunday afternoons.

    • WOOF!!!!! BEARS WOOF!!!!!

    • outatownguy
      outatownguy Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Missing One Important Item
      Great place... they need to serve cocktails as i am a vodka drinker as. I am also llergic to hops so I cant drink beer.

    • chuckers
      chuckers Over a year ago
      Loves it

      New owners
      I went to Pistons for the first time last week, it was a very and friendly bar. I have discovered that there are new owners and they are in the process of making some serious improvements to the place. The layout is going to be changed and they are in the process of obtaining a full liquor license. I will go back again.

    • PierceArrows
      PierceArrows Over a year ago
      Loves it

      First Visit
      We were returning from a cruise and stayed on in Long Beach for a couple of days. Hit the bars on Broadway - OK - not our style. Someone suggested Pistons - went out on a late Sunday night and found everyone very outgoing and friendly. The latino bartender treated us like long lost friends. What more could you ask for (except hard liquor)?