Raw Hide Saloon

in Bars, Clubs, and Discos

The Raw Hide Saloon, a western-themed men’s levi and leather bar, opened at 4158 Lorain Avenue in 1985. The Raw Hide Saloon was located on the upper level of the Crown Cafe building in a space formerly inhabited by the Upper Crown. The Raw Hide Saloon operated as a private members-only men’s club. The upper-level club featured a patio, pool tables, and game room. Male dancers, weight lifting, and free peanuts were available to patrons nightly. The Raw Hide Saloon sponsored a short-lived men’s levi/leather club. The Raw Hide Saloon closed in 1986. The bar later reopened as Uncle Vinny’s Le Cabaret.

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  • Gay People’s Chronicle.
4853 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102 (Raw Hide Saloon).

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