Tear-Ez

 
94% love it
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Akron's gay hub for over 20 years
This downtown location hosts a wide range of events from football games to male dancers to drag shows.

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      atroyer Over a year ago

      Love this place. Fun anytime

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      sluttypumpkin Over a year ago
      Loves it

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      it don't smell good in here.

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      DaveAkron Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Happy Hour
      Happy hour from 1100am until 900pm daily Great staff

    • can be a good time
      i agree push that bam guy out the door he gets iritating real fast. lot of gross bar flies but enough hot and good lookin men to get me back again. good location downtown easy to find. parkings a bitch especaially on weekends. bartenders or at least most of them are nice but a couple are bitchy. the old nasty bar next door is now linked to tearez so the place is now 2 bars in one wich is cool. i reccommned but go on a weekend or late at nite cause happy hour blows bad.

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      ohiocub77 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Not the Nicest, but the Funnest!
      Sure, this is far from the nicest bar in Akron, but it can be the funnest. Always crowded on weekends and during shows and the crowd is mixed and always interesting to people watch. I do wish they would ban the "BAM" guy..he gets annoying and we have left early because of him a couple time. All in all you will have fun here.

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      clejock1982 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I'm trying to be nice
      I was a regular here a few years back. It looks sort of depressing today. A new paint job, but little has changed for the better. The restroom smells rank. The few customers in the place are unfriendly. The gay bar next door closed, so maybe that took some patrons away. Some of the bartenders are nice, but others have stuck up attitudes. They play canned music- for some reason the jukebox is never on. The small space should encourage a cozy intimate feeling, but all it does is heighten the general feeling of tired old men. This place does truly need a serious make over. I gave it 3 stars to be charitable, considering I have fond memories and the owners are nice guys.

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      JohnK Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Blew me away...in a bad way
      I went to college in Akron, so I had more or less fun recollections. Recently went over to check things out- bored with Cleveland- and was sorry I went. I admit I'm not the hottest guy in the world, but I'm not dogmeat either, yet the bartender was cold and none of the customers would give me the time of day. They had a lame ass game show on the tv, and out of sheer boredom, I played the jukebox (just regular gay dance songs) and a handful of guys actually got up and went outside to smoke as soon as my songs started- I guess that was their way of telling me I wasn't wanted. I tried to strike up a conversation with a guy a barstool over, but he was engrossed in the above mentioned game show. I can't believe guys call this bar the most fun place in Akron. It's strictly for trolls, old men, and guys without a social life. A sad day for Tearez.

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      stiff9 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Please someone take over
      Is this the kind of bar you would like to go to if you are visiting another city, other than Akron? Probably not. It's unfriendly, you have to kiss the bartenders ass to get a drink. It's a total laughing stock, it's dirty, and I would be embarrassed to bring someone from out of town there.

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      leatherskin78 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      An Akron Legend
      Tearez began at another location and relocated to South Main more than a few years ago. People either love it or hate it. Honestly, it's not as busy as it once was. Since about 2001, for whatever reason, the bar's business has declined. Maybe the smoking ban aggravated the decline, who knows? Anyway, the drag divas and varied assortment of old men, college twinks, and bi curious folks still patronize the bar. It's just not as lively and fun as it used to be. Last time I went, the formerly blasting Sunday evening show was sad. A mostly empty bar with a mediocre lip-sinching. Parking is always a problem, but the area is usually safe. Hopefull things will pick up. They could use some new blood, in terms of bartenders and customers. Everyone knows "Cregger," everyone's favorite gay uncle/daddy. Gary, one of the owners, is also a beloved figure. Steve has his followers too. Haven't gone as much as I used to, so maybe some details have changed. When it's fun, you don't want to leave. It's always a good place to begin your night or end it. The men's room used to have a "notorious" reputation around last call.

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      fengia Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun dive!
      Sleazy fun for all......!!!!!

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