This is how Mary’s swimsuit contest lets sexy fly

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Letting it all hang out comes easily for Mary’s. When it comes to the bar’s Boys of Summer swimsuit contest, we mean that literally. These moneyshots of contests past prove it while we psyche up for this year’s event.

You might need a deep breath, an extra shot and some encouragement to dive headfirst into this contest. Forget the shaved and coiffed gay contests you know, and welcome men in all their iterations and all their glory letting muthafuckas have it in a bawdy free-for-all toward the win.

This year's rowdy Boys of Summer contest takes place on Friday. Wear your beach gear and prepare for hairy hard-bodies, slick alternaqueers, boys next door, and all other comers to let go their inhibitions and be equal-opportunity objectified.

It's just how they roll at Mary’s, and by now, everybody knows it. They aren’t consistently named among the Best Gay Bars in the World by playing it safe.

We scoured our photo archives from Boys of Summer 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010 to bring you this look back at what makes it one of gay Atlanta’s don’t-miss events. Naturally, it includes several hints on the best ways to serve swimsuit this season.


Serve your swimsuit with friends.



Very friendly friends.



Serve it with leather.



Or denim.



Serve it with silver lamé.



Or, you know, with silver lamé and red heels.



And you better serve that swimsuit with gusto, honey.



Or with grace.



And a smile.



You can serve it with a side of skills.



But it also never hurts to serve it with some ass.



And sass.



And some moves.



You may also choose to serve it with all the information.



And we do mean all.



Or you might defer to a theme.



Just don’t bore the judges.



And work the audience.



To become a crowd favorite.



Whether you’re serving muscle.



Or otter.



Or dreamboy.



Or… this. 



Whatever you do, serve swimsuit with everything you’ve got.



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