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8 Loved Places


  • Cocktails Cleveland Detroit Shoreway, Cleveland
  • Leather Stallion Saloon St. Clair/Superior, Cleveland
  • The Hawk Edgewater, Cleveland
  • Twist Edgewater, Cleveland


  • westsidecub1976
    westsidecub1976 reviewed The Hawk Over a year ago
    Loves it

    If you can't get laid at the Hawk, then you can't get laid anywhere (at least that's what "they all" say). In reality, it is a pretty loose place. There may not be someone for everyone, but the Hawk provides a wider variety of options! From white trash rednecks to the biggest fattest bears in the city, you will find someone to stoke your fire at the Hawk. Like with any gay bar, there will be some drama and nonsense, but of all bars in the city, the Hawk is the one and only bar where twinks and queens are outnumbered. As for all the "Nazi" references in the other reviews, I'm not sure what to make of all that, but then I'm new in these parts. All I can say is that I'm Puerto Rican, and I never felt ill at ease in the Hawk. Yes, one will hear the occasional racist joke and anti-Jewish slur and anti-black slur, but this is probably more of a reflection on the West Side of Cleveland in general than this bar in particular. If any one thing stands out in the Hawk's favor, it is that of any gay bar or club in Cleveland, this is the one place that offers anything close to a "regular guy" atmosphere. Try as they might, the twinks haven't been able to take over this bar, maybe they will. But until that day comes, enjoy some real men for a change, and don't be shy about approaching someone, because the Hawk has the most easy-going of any bar crowd in Cleveland. Enjoy!

  • westsidecub1976
    westsidecub1976 reviewed Cocktails Cleveland Over a year ago
    Hates it

    2 stars in reality, five in potential
    Cleveland's theme apparently is to locate gay clubs in the worst possible districts, and Cocktails fits the bill. Don't go alone at night, especially late night, unless you are not afraid to get mugged, stabbed, carjacked, or raped- and not in a good way! Some of the bartenders are very friendly and flirty, like James, and that's about the only reason to go. They once had a leather dungeon, now closed, and strangely, crossdressers outnumbered leather men. I won't be returning, but the bar has potential. I was told that the Akron counterpart- Cocktails Akron- is much better, but I've yet to go.

  • westsidecub1976
    westsidecub1976 reviewed Twist Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Nice place to chill
    Not usually my kind of bar, but after a long night of clubhopping or to start things off, Twist is the classiest place you will find in C-Town. Also conveniently located on the "gay strip" of Clifton Boulevard, right down from Lakewood. Go for conversation or the dance music, but not to hook up, unless you are a twink, because you will be drinking alone.

  • westsidecub1976
    westsidecub1976 reviewed Leather Stallion Saloon Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Sundays only
    By the local talk and hype (I'm new around here), the "Stallion" sounded like some sort of leather fantasy. I was very disappointed. Sunday is good for eye candy, but unless you are big with pecs of steel, don't expect to get laid. The "leathermen" are probably only leather in name, not in practice, at least by Sunday's standards. Maybe when the leather clubs have a bar night the crowd is more butch, but on Sunday, despite the good looking men, none appeared like a 100% top. In other words, most of the guys looked like physically built bottoms, maybe versatile at best, all standing and posing or chatting with friends. The sex factor was pretty low- not like at other leather clubs I've been to. Too bad, cause Cleveland seems to be really in need of a good leather club.