Tisane doesn't consider itself to be a gay bar per se, but it certainly welcomes diversity. "That's one of our slogans," said director of branding Lena DiGenti. "We embrace eclecticism." Tisane offers a boy's night dance party every Tuesday, and the first Sunday of every month is reserved for ladies' night. Tisane's also had its share of drag shows, which, according to DiGenti, they want to do more of. And at a recent anti-Valentine's Day party, Tisane had lines out the door. "The gay community is a big part of our community and we embrace it," DiGenti said. "It's just a part of who we are."
Winner of the Best Gay Bar Award in the Hartford Advocate Best Of Readers' Poll 2012