The 23 Skidoo, a short-lived gay men’s bar, opened at 2309 St. Clair Avenue Northeast in 1980. The 23 Skidoo billed itself as “Cleveland’s UN-straight bar.” Bar patrons were invited to “cruise and booze” while enjoying a variety of tabletop games and refreshments.

23 Skidoo ad. | High Gear, December 1980.

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  • Howard, Carl. “Circuit Rider.” High Gear. December 1980. Page 27.
2309 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114

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