11 leather bars to get your kink on this Pride season

It's no secret that the various Eagle bars have left an impression on gayborhoods around the world with their celebration of leather and love.

Beyond that popular brand, there are many other bars that encourage us to fly our kink flags proudly.

Time to strap on a harness. From Amsterdam to Atlanta, check out the GayCities list of awesome leather bars.

Cellblock

Chicago's Cell Block is a low-key, unpretentious dive bar that's known to attract a leather-enthusiastic crowd. Grab a beer on the unofficially cruisy back patio.

Cellblock

Notorious leather bar
3702 N Halsted St Chicago

The Cuckoo's Nest

This dive is a relic we hope stays open for many years to come. Near Amsterdam's central station, this cruisy bar has been around since 1984. The darkroom is one of Europe's largest.

The Cuckoo's Nest

Big, dark and dirty basement, and there's a bar too
Nieuwezijds Kolk 6 Amsterdam

Hard On (at Bloc South)

Hard On Sports Gear Party is London’s hottest monthly fetish event. Wear a wrestling singlet, rugby gear, cycling lycra, rubber, and of course leather.

Hard On (at Bloc South)

Monthly rough stuff with slings and things
65 Albert Embankment London

440 Castro

Formerly known as "Daddy's," this Castro Street destination is a San Francisco staple. Find strategically placed mirrors and lots of leather-inspired decor.

Open Now

440 Castro

The Castro's neighborhood leather bar
440 Castro St. San Francisco

Hidden Door

Sundays are the big day at this Dallas hotspot. Super cheap drinks and a laid back attitude make this an alternative to the typical gay bars. Leather crowds tend to start here for happy hour.

Hidden Door

Popular with a diverse crowd with a tinge of leather
5025 Bowser Ave Dallas

Harbor Room

The vintage neon sign out front harkens back to the 1950s and the western motif set the scene for this south side Milwaukee dive. Cheap drinks, underground charm, and leather buddies.

Harbor Room

Leather watering hole
117 E Greenfield Ave Milwaukee

The Phoenix Bar

Just outside the French Quarter is Phoenix Bar, that's locally owned and still has underground charm. Get frisky and get friendly.

The Phoenix Bar

Land of leather
941 Elysian Fields Ave New Orleans

The Cuff Complex

Clean dive bar for men that's to welcome the ladies, too. This Seattle favorite is for leather men and their naughty little friends.

Open Now

The Cuff Complex

More muscle
1533 13th Ave Seattle

Rockbar

This inclusive New York bar aims to include every spectrum of the LGBTQ community. Located on iconic Christopher Street, the leather vibes are thick here.

Rockbar

Fun bear/leather crowd
185 Christopher St New York

Heretic

Open Now

Heretic

A touch of leather
2069 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE Atlanta

Powerhouse

Powerhouse is a San Francisco leather must. Located on Folsom Street, showing up in a harness in jeans wouldn't be unheard of.

Powerhouse

Dark, cruisy bar
1347 Folsom St. San Francisco
By Chris Bull