Market Pub

in Bars, Clubs, and Discos

Market Pub, a neighborhood bar, opened at 2401 Abbey Avenue in 1975. After coming under new management in early 1976, the Market Pub reopened as a gay bar in March 1976. Market Pub featured a bar, food service, and live entertainment (including weekly performances by the pub’s dancing “go-go boys”). Shortly after reopening as a gay bar, the Market Pub was forced to temporarily close for 21 days in May 1976 due to a “violation of the liquor laws which occurred under the [bar’s] previous management.” The Market Pub subsequently reopened as a gay members-only “private key club” in June 1976. Market Pub closed sometime around 1978.

Additional information coming soon.


  • Nosek, John, and Leon Stevens. “Gay Community 1970s.” Encyclopedia of Cleveland History.
  • “Pub Closed Until May 29.” High Gear. May 1976. Page 13.
  • “Two New Cleveland Bars.” High Gear. April 1976. Page 2.
2401 Abbey Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113

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