The concept of Tabu was created out of a need to have a true sports bar that caters to the the diverse and dynamic crowd that makes up the Gayborhood as part of Washington Square West. Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar was envisioned to be not just another business on 12th Street, but a part of the community that gives back to the community in ways that others only think about. In December 2012 (after just two and a half years of being open), we held our 200th fundraiser in support of local non-profit organizations. We also provide significant support and assistance to several of the largest non-profit organizations in the community.
Within our first few weeks of opening, Tabu has come to be known as one of the best venues for performance art. We host weekly drag shows, Liberty City Kings, comedy shows, variety shows, talent shows, and musical acts. Over the last few years, Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar and its sports teams, performers, and staff have received more awards / trophies / acknowledgements than any other bar in the community including, but not limited to, "Best Gay Bar with a Philanthropic Twist", Best Bar for Beer, Best Sports Bar, best male bartender, best female bartender, Champion of the C Competitive Division of the City of Brotherly Love Softball League Division "C" 2012 and 2013 and Third place at the Gay Softball World Series 2012.
Throughout all these achievements Tabu has committed itself to being a place for everyone. A place where everyone is welcome, where everyone feels comfortable, where everyone wants to bring their mom or dad. We continue to work toward improving Tabu for you.
Once upon a time, 35 years ago a boy was born in Philadelphia who would grow to love Madonna and Miller Lite. His name was Jim.
Later in life, Jim went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from New York University and currently works full time at LexisNexis as a National Sales Support Manger in addition to moonlighting as your lovely Server at Tabu on Thursday nights!
He also plays outfield for the Tabu Honey Badgers softball team, watches every installment of the Real Housewives (Teresa Giudice is his favorite), and, a Momma’s boy at heart, spends a lot of time with his family in New Jersey.
When to Find Jim: Thursdays from 5 to 11