what do you like and what area you staying at Bluto? We think Massivdrunks a subourbonite. If you're downtown, Ontario Lounge, as described above, is good for simple straighforward boozing. It's on Ontario. Within walking distance of that is a ton of other stuff: next door, a Cajun Style bar/restraunt, Fat Fish Blue, with bands; the House of Blues; bunch of pre-game/sports bars around the ballpark Jacobs Field; hipster bars on W.6th in the Warehouse District; stripper joints and young stuff dance clubs in the Flats.
We like simple straightforward drinking: Moriarty's on E.4th, the Little Bar around the corner from Johnny's (famous high end restraunt) on W.6th; the back bar (just walk right through the kitchen,it's OK) at the Mardi Gras on E.21st and Rockwell. The front bar there has good food and jazz. Garage Bar or Old Angle both on W. 25th, though somewhat trendy.
No matter where you stay, you got to get to Hooples on the west edge of the Flats, Columbus Ave, at some point. Thursday night's best, a rocking guitar maestro plays for free. Gorgeous view of the skyline in an unpretentious all-comers tavern.
If your gay, we don't know, but this weekend there's 6000+ conventioneers coming in for a leather party, some are bound (haha) to be gay and you can ask them. HQ we think is the Wyndham Hotel.
have a great time. Report back.
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