Even 5 years ago, Boots was relegated to "that bar you don't go to" for the hip young gay clubgoer in the city. But with the demise of The Roost (which came around in 1977, just 2 years before Boots) and the gradual going-to-pot of Buddys, Boots 'N Saddle seems to have re-emerged as a downtown hot spot.
It's still intimate and in need of a coat of paint and remodel, but you don't go to a gay... more
Boots n' Saddle Assn is how it's listed, the oldest gay bar in Edmonton. It wasn't busy the night we went and the clientele there weren't friendly to strangers. There were two television sets, one at the bar, the other showing the same program in the background of a pool table.
A friendly, but cautious black cat appeared looking for affection. The bartender said it was one of three, the two... more