Doberman Perch

in Bars, Clubs, and Discos

The Doberman Perch, a restaurant and “funk lounge,” opened at 11106 Detroit Avenue in 2001. The Doberman Perch was advertised as a “fun, non-alcoholic alternative to the bar scene” in Cleveland. Gadzooks, the Doberman’s owner, opened the Doberman to create an environment wherein patrons would be encouraged to “rebel” against “conservatism, superficiality, internalized homophobia, body worship, and the emptiness of pop culture” and other interrelated “pollutants” deemed detrimental to gay community-building and cultural development in the early 2000s.

Gay People’s Chronicle. August 31, 2001.

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  • Listed in Gay People’s Chronicle.
11106 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102

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