Gay bar closures (10/20)

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Due to many of the other trends on this list, a lot of our fetish drinking holes, clubs, and saunas have closed their doors in the past decade. Last orders have been called at icons of the fetish scene such as Ice bar in New York and the legendary Hoist in London. Joining them have been Apollo Sauna, The Zone, Black Cap, Man Country, Mattachine, Comptons, XXL, and a long list of others. Just last year Berlin’s Laboratory was under threat and there are rumours that at least one of the city’s legendary fetish bars is about to close. Even the Eagle in San Francisco – a legendary bar in the world’s gay capital – shut for a while. There are different reasons, but it is a very worrying trend. If guys continue to do their fuck shopping online, eventually all your bars, clubs, and saunas will be gone. And with them will go a big part of our heritage. As Kyle should have sung: “Your darkroom needs you!”, not the disco.


Written by Paul Stag

Paul is an international porn star and a long time editor for Alphatribe magazine.


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