Sammy’s Bar

in Bars, Clubs, and Discos

Sammy’s Bar, a gay-friendly bar, was located at 12604 Shaw Avenue. Sammy’s Bar served beer, but no other alcohol.

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  • “Sammy’s Bar.” In Guild Guide 1964. Washington: Guild Press Ltd, 1964. Page 65.
  • “Sammy’s Bar.” In International Guild Guide 1965. Washington: Guild Book Service, 1965. Page 78.
12604 Shaw Ave., Cleveland, OH 44108 (Sammy’s Bar).

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