Bottoms Up

in Bars, Clubs, and Discos

Bottoms Up, a gay bar, opened at 1572 West 117th Street in 2008. Bottoms Up initially opened as a straight neighborhood bar in 2002, later closing in 2007. Under new ownership, Bottoms Up was reopened under the same name as a gay nightclub in 2008. Bottoms Up featured “two bars, a raised stage area, a VIP section, and a stripper pole surrounded by mirrors.” The popular gay bar hosted a variety of themed parties and weekly events, including “drag shows” and “girl and guy nights.” Bottoms Up closed in 2013.

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  • “Bottoms UpĀ (Closed Permanently).” GayCities.
  • “Bar #28 Bottoms Up (Deceased).” Every Bar in Lakewood Ohio. February 17, 2013.
  • Cherry, Robert. “Going to the Bottoms of Orange Barrels.” Plain Dealer. October 25, 2002.
  • McIntyre, Michael. “Farewell to the Good Times at the Late, Great Bassa Vita.” Plain Dealer. July 20, 2007.
1572 W 117th St, Lakewood, OH 44107

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