Putty Cat Lounge

in Bars, Clubs, and Discos

Putty Cat Lounge, a short-lived gay bar and restaurant, opened at 6410 Denison Avenue in April 1976. Jan and Gaynell, owners of the Putty Cat Lounge, served freshly prepared meals and “reasonably priced” mixed drinks throughout the week. In addition to food and drinks, the Putty Cat Lounge featured local live entertainment and opportunities for dancing. The Putty Cat Lounge closed in August 1976, only 4 months after it first opened.

Additional information coming soon.


  • “Business Opportunities.” Plain Dealer. August 16, 1976.
  • Nosek, John, and Leon Stevens. “Gay Community 1970s.” Encyclopedia of Cleveland History.
  • “Two New Cleveland Bars.” High Gear. April 1976. Page 2.
6410 Denison Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102

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