Adele’s Lounge Bar

in Bars, Clubs, and Discos

Adele’s Lounge Bar opened at 11605 Euclid Avenue in 1954. Adele’s Lounge Bar was a popular hangout for youths involved in Cleveland’s 1960s countercultural movement, activists, revolutionaries, and LGBT+ community members. Adele’s gained a reputation for disorderly conduct among its patrons and endured frequent surveillance by the Cleveland Police Department throughout much of the 1950s and 1960s. Adele’s closed in 1969 after a fire demolished the building.

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  • “Adele’s Bar Ruling Upheld.” Plain Dealer. April 25, 1968.
  • Eszterhas, Joseph. “Hippietown.” Plain Dealer. August 3, 1969.
  • “Euclid Ave. Hippie Haunt is Cited by Liquor Agents.” Plain Dealer. April 14, 1969.
  • “Fire Damages Bar.” Plain Dealer. February 4, 1969.
  • Maeroff, Gene I. “Keeping Them Off the Streets.” Plain Dealer. June 21, 1969.
  • Negron, Sidney. “Gay Bars in Cleveland.” Encyclopedia of Cleveland History.
  • “Ohio Urged to Refuse New Permit for Adele’s.” Plain Dealer. November 29, 1967.
  • “Remembering Adele’s.” Third Avenue.
  • Shaver, Savannah. “Adele’s Lounge Bar: A Home for Beatniks, Bikers, Co-eds, and Hippies.” Cleveland Historical.
  • Stainer, Harry. “Coffee House is Ordered Closed.” Plain Dealer. December 21, 1966.
11605 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106

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