Cocktails Akron 2.0 Formerly: Cocktails / Daddys

84% love it
Two fetish bars in one
This club caters to all sorts of people who are into leather and fetish, plus it has great drink specials.


    • clejock1982
      clejock1982 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Not worth the sacrifice...
      in time, money, and sense of personal safety. It's in a bad part of town. Some of the customers are obviously rough trade. It's difficult to get to easily, because of one-way streets. All in all, it's nothing special and I wouldn't waste my time.

    • shimmysham
      shimmysham Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Sick joke
      Friends warned me not to go to this place but I wouldn't listen. The place is in a threatening area, poorly lighted parking lot, and broken glas- flat tires! Crowd was part obnoxious, part attitude. Forget it!

    • JohnK
      JohnK Over a year ago
      Hates it

      All talk, no s/m
      I doubt that "everyone talks to all who enter," but fun is in the eye of the beholder, I guess. Besides the fun of driving at night to a dangerous location (big surprise for a gay bar in Akron or Cleveland), the customers seemed normal, but that doesn't mean they were any fun. Every "man's" bar is essentially a hang-out for senior citizens and social misfits of all ages. They were some men in leather gear, but no "action." The men mostly stood around and talked, and the bartender was not especially friendly either. Maybe Daddys/Cocktails is fun if you go with a group of friends (but then you aren't meeting new people anyway), but if you go by yourself, don't expect any warm welcome unless you're some sort of huge leather god or something. I guess regular guys (those whose masculinity is not entirely dependent on leather) are not desired.

    • Eartha
      Eartha Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Cocktails is a great place to meet people, there is no pretention and everyone talks to all who enter. We have many out of towners who return for visits and we visit tnem when we travel. Daddy's holds many events for the leather community in 5 counties and is the home bar for the Iron Eagles, Rangers, Arktos, and you can also meet The Ohio Boys of Leather, These men do quite a bit for the community ay large, If you can't have fun here, you don't know fun.

    • leatherskin78
      leatherskin78 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Has great potential but fails to use it. The upstairs bar- Daddy's- was supposed to be a fetish/leather bar, but usually is just home to older men playing male drag dress-up. Real leather conversation or action is usually nonexistent. To make matters worse, the bartender (I don't know if he's still there) made surprising racist comments (as did some customers on other occasions, in regard to Arabs and Latinos) but no one chose to object. Very disappointing. I don't know if this was part of some macho leather posing or if those comments reflect their true feelings, but either way, my values are different and I feel uncomfortable in such a place. The main bar- Cocktails- is the sister bar of Cocktails Cleveland. Many guys love Cocktails because it's an unpretentious, large bar, but it has seen better days. Sundays in summer used to a lot of fun, with tipsy hot beefy guys on the patio and a lot of sexual innuendo and hook ups. In the winter, things are slower.

    • fengia
      fengia Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Decent space...
      I went here with some friends,they had a video wall with very loud music.