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“The best gay bar in Rochester, NY”
Review of Bachelor Forum

Bachelor Forum
Ranked #316 of 1,306 Restaurants in Rochester
Cuisines: Bar
Description: Rochester's oldest, newest LGBTQ bar in the heart of the Neighborhood of the Arts
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Description: Rochester's oldest, newest LGBTQ bar in the heart of the Neighborhood of the Arts
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Recently, the Bachelor Forum went through a major transformation from a dingy, sleazy gay bar to an upscale, almost preppy decor. It still is the best gay male bar in Rochester - the best out of the four gay bars left in the city. The third Saturday night of the month is still the busiest, when it is Bar Nite - sponsored by Rams - the local gay motorcycle/leather club. Bar Nite attracts the gay male community from Buffalo to Syracuse and beyond. Once a month is Bear Nite (I believe it is the second Saturday of each month), sponsored by Empire Bears. There are other special events throughout the year. Of particular note is Halloween, New Year's Eve, and when the clocks get set back an hour in the fall. Friday happy hour around 5:30-7:30 PM is when the bar is friendliest. It can be cliquey at other times. Mostly a 30's, 40's, and 50's crowd.

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

The crowd is about 40-60 for the most part. very few under 40.

It is a place to go If your not interested in seeing the twinks, and drag shows.

Bar night is the 3rd Saturday of every month, and it tends to be busy.

There is a core group that is at the bar no matter what night you go. so I would not go often.

The bar tenders are usually very decent.

Drinks are normal as far as price goes. Its set up with a center bar so you can "who**" lap around it..

The worst part is if you go thinking you will actually find nice respectable guys who car about themselves and trying to impress, as few if any do.

The body odor and un-groomed look is very popular there.. .I feel rather out of place there, and tend to have older people look at me as if I was a steak and it was dinner time..

So Id recomend bar night 3rd sat of the month.. and sometimes Friday happy hr. those are the 2 best times to go.

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Reviewed 21 December 2016
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