King’s Room

in Bars, Clubs, and Discos

King’s Room, a gay men’s bar, opened at 2172 South Taylor Road in 1978. The King’s Room had previously operated as a straight bar and lounge (King’s Row/King’s Room) for several years prior to its reopening. In February 1978, with a new owner and renovations completed, King’s Room reopened as an east-side “alternative to the large downtown discos” that dominated the gay nightlife scene. Management hoped to “maintain the air of a quiet neighborhood bar” while also utilizing the bar as “a place for local musicians to get some exposure.” The King’s Room ultimately closed sometime in the late 1970s/early-to-mid 1980s (pre-1985).

High Gear. February 1978.

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2172 S Taylor Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

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