Many people asked me to set this post in order to gather information about gay bars in Bolivia, specifically in the city of Santa Cruz. Unfortunately I don´t know much about it... sorry, but at least I am trusting the well-known guys, girls and.... on this subject to give us a guide.
My only experiences in Santa Cruz regarding something closed to a gay bar are: The Faraón disco, located on Vallegrande street, between Ayacucho and Ingavi, and another disco located in front of the Feria Exposición de Santa Cruz (Avenida Roca y Coronado, entre tercer y cuarto anillo). Please someone correct me if I am wrong. Other gay friendly places are Lorca Café (24 de septiembre street and Sucre, next to the Cathedral) and the Manicero which is more a Salsa dancing saloon... although Salsa sounds very straight, Manicero is gay friendly... I´ve seen it myself.
I will do some research and get back on this subject... I would appreciate some help from other queer people better informed than me.
Upppssss... yeah, "El Tomate bistrô" is owned by gay people but I have no idea if the community recognizes the place as gay friendly (sometimes you can be surprised... homos who are homophobic... I know, it´s weird but it happens a lot, especially in countries like Bolivia.