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There are few larger and move dynamic concentrations of gay bars and clubs in the world than along the "Strip" in Oak Lawn , the long-time GLBT quadrant of one of the nation's largest cities. You'll find more than a dozen lounges and clubs along with both casual and trendy restaurants as well as plenty of colorful boutiques within a few blocks of each other in this bustling neighborhood centered on the fabulous and flirty intersection of Cedar Springs Road and Throckmorton Street. Beyond that, you'll find a very fun gay bar, Barbara's Pavillion, over in what's become one of the hippest and quite gay-popular neighborhoods in the city, Oak Cliff, which is home to the arty and trendy Bishop Arts District, which is about a minute drive south of Oak Lawn on the other side of downtown. This formerly modest and more residential neighborhood of small craftsman homes has emerged in recent years into one of the most intriguing districts in Dallas, a pedestrian-friendly, low-keyed antidote to some of the flashier, modern, and sometimes more sprawling areas of the city.