1220 has been a mainstay of gay nightlife in Contra Costa for three decades. Along with billiards and a red-upholstered lounge area, this club hosts DJs on Fridays and Saturdays, and regular karaoke and drag events.
This Walnut Creek club can be a little hard to find, but locals like that it’s slightly hidden. There are DJs, dancing, and stiff drinks. After downloading an app, you’ll get access to Spoontonic’s music library with your iPhone or iPod, and you can be the DJ. Come in costume for special themed nights, strike a pose in the old-school photo booth, or play some pinball.