Vancouver’s gay pulse
In the mood for high-energy dance music, drag shows and go- go boys? Pulse is one of Vancouver’s newest gay dance clubs. Opening with a bang late in 2008, Pulse was formerly known as The Majestic Restaurant. Apparently clientele were more interested in good beats than good eats, so management decided to refurbish the large space located smack dab in the middle of the Davie Street (Gay) Village. The recent reincarnation fills a need in Vancouver for more dance spaces for young gay, lesbian and transgendered people. This is a hangout for a youthful crowd into trends—and men! Go-Go boys in Go-Go cages are a big draw, but the main attraction is the crowd that shows up Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights to dance into the wee hours.
Hot DJs and sexy evenings
Some of the city’s top DJs, most with a national if not international rep, play tunes ranging from the hottest new dance songs, to electronica, to house, to disco oldies and goldies. DJ Dickey Doo, DJ Dreaddy and DJ Tracey D are just some of the turntable talents who frequently appear. Pulse features regular nights such as College Night (Thursdays), Exposed (Fridays) and Pulse Saturday. There is a minimal cover charge.
A slice of gay history
Most of Pulse’s patrons probably don’t realize that the building housing Pulse was a gay landmark for decades; a hamburger joint called Fresgo’s. In the 1970s and 80s, that’s where everyone would go for a burger and some gossip after the bars and clubs had closed.