Adams Street Bar

 
76% love it
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GayCities Members report that Adams Street Bar has closed
Dancing and fun at this friendly bar
There's a lot going on at this out-and-proud bar. Come for the special party nights, dancing, drink specials, Nintendo Wii games and more.

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    • Adams Street is closed for good
      It is most likely closed do to the nearby hospital and its expansion. If not, it would have closed eventually for its poor treatment and service of the Gay men who did spend money there. I left a review here about Adams Street a few years ago. It has been deleted. It was a negative but honest review of the club. There is no integrity with Gay Cities reviews if they are removing some of the reviews. They seem to be picking an choosing which ones will remain. At one time Adams Street was a great place for Gay men. However, the club began catering to young straight couples and some were even underage. **This used to be a club that was strictly to men who were 21 or over. ** So, as far as I was concerned the original Adams Street had already disappeared. One of the male strippers who was performing with others at Adams Street was making his rounds through the club trying to pick up tips and the other strippers were doing the same. He started rubbing on me and my partner. We really did not want this but then he demanded a tip from us and sort of threatened us and then we watched him quickly head back to his dressing room get his stuff and leave the bar. I contacted the club the next day and the person that answered the phone said they would have someone call me back. No one ever called back. There were other issues with some of the bartenders at the main bar who would absolutely ignore myself and my partner when trying to get drinks. The young straight girls and guys who were most likely underage never seemed to have an issue getting served and my partner and I who are middle-aged and Gay could not get service from the bar. We are drinkers and we will spend quite bit of money on a night out and we tip at minimum $1 per drink. None of this made any sense to us.

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      jdhummell Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun dance spot
      I was only here once. By the time I arrived after 1am, I was pretty buzzed. However, my boyfriend, who was DD for the night, and I both had a great time here. Were we the only ones dancing? Yes. But that's why we came, and the high-energy DJ, DJ Steve, was incredible. He played all of our requests as we tore up the small dance floor until after 2:30. The crowd was mostly older with a few 20somethings mixed in. Drinks were cheaper than Interbelt or Square. Although Adams feels really safe inside, the area around it isn't the greatest, but then again, it's Akron. Adams Street seems to have a unique history as a long-standing LGBT venue in Akron. We'll be back for the Saturday late-night dancing and amazing DJ and the cheaper drinks.

    • agree with guy below
      the mostb overrated bar in akron. at least they got a decent jukebox.

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      jordancable Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Hmm.
      Only been here a few times. No ones talkative and the bar tender i've encountered there is pretty rude. Might give it a few more tries but not expecting a good night out.

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      ohiocub77 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Hit and Miss
      Adam's Street is the first gay bar that I ever went to. It was awesome. The crowds these days seem to be hit and miss. The area around looks seedy but I have never had any trouble here. Good mix of people when it is crowded

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      clejock1982 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Boh-ring!
      Very very boring. The bartenders were OK. The customers- big surprise- were not too friendly and tended toward the queeny side of the gay spectrum. Hardly anyone was in the bar, but the dj had to spin his tunes, to a crowd that did no dancing. The volume was so loud you couldn't hear much- not that much conversation was worth hearing. The area is so-so. It's best to use some caution if going here late by yourself, especially if you have to park far away. The residents are not known for being gay-friendly, and some unsavory looking guys wander around on the streets around the bar- hustlers, muggers? be careful.

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      JohnK Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Some fun, alot of irritation
      One Wednesday the bartender (I don't remember his name) was very friendly. However, the crowd was sparse and no fun. The jukebox has some good music on it, but the club has a DJ on Wednesdays, and even though only a handful of, non-dancing, guys were at the bar, we had to be "entertained" by the DJ regardless of our wishes. Only my opinion, but dance music should be for weekends only. Would have appreciated the chance for a real conversation with a real person, but instead had to deal with big beats thumping in my ear. The neighborhood leaves something to be desired, and parking is limited.

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      Tate44333 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Awesome bar

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      Oliver92794 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great
      This is a great bar for twinks and leathermen... I love it there!!

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      leatherskin78 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Twinks and Metros Love It
      Definitely not a "man's bar." Home for college boyz, twinks, strippers, and the older men who love them. They sometimes host leather or bear nights, but they tend to be cliquish, no different than the usual crowd. They recently installed a video jukebox which should make things a little more entertaining. The neighborhood is seedy, so beware.

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      toledo16453 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Highly-frequented.....with some nasty people.
      This place does get somewhat good business, but I went there once and would never go there again. My suggestion is to only go there: (1) If you´re looking for a hook up and/or (2) you like old bars/clubs that have porn playing inside.

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      fengia Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Awesome club!!!!!!
      This place has been here for over 30 years,always friendly and frisky.I always recommend this place.Akron is surprise! a good time.When I lived in Cleveland and would get bored i'd hop in the car and party in Akron! I've always had a good time there.

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