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Rumor : Woof's bar to close

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    Geoff W
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    Good evening Columbus Underground readers,

    how are things?

    I was just passing along some news I had read earlier on today on a friend of mine’s blog : Woof’s, a long-running Columbus gay “bear bar”, was mentioned as closing down soon.

    There have alas been rumors of this happening before. A September 2008 blog entry on their website makes mention of an incorrect-at-the-time belief they would be closing. As a sign that they are unfortunately going away, I visited their website at 11:49 am (“thanks, Google’s tracking system!”). By 2 or 3 pm the entire site was offline. (e.g. deleted, as opposed to ‘server not connecting’ etc).

    For a limited time, one can see the Google-archived entry in question (and all entries, up to their most-recent October 2008 one) here :

    http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:fSex2qCBjVAJ:www.woofscolumbus.com/news/

    Although not involved in the ‘bear community’ in town myself, a friend who more so is told me a history of the place : he remembers it being in Merion Village (e.g. “the area south of German Village”) for a while, then moving to Bexley, then to its final location on the east side (vaguely near the airport and next to, if memory serves me correctly, a “Mr. Hero’s” restaurant).

    While a number of businesses, gay-themed or no (An Open Book, The Coffee Table coffee shop, Eagle dance bar, The Full Monty, Millenium bar) have alas been disappearing in recent years, there have been some nice new additions as well (Gingham Bakery – just now opening!, Q Bar, heck, a second Zen Cha downtown). We can have a delicate balance of gay bars and places to purchase pastries. Dance off the cupcakes! Additional witty comments inserted here.

    Hopefully there shall be another ‘bear bar’ (or ‘bear night’) in town for future fun.

    Take care,

    * Geoff

    #255862

    CDS sherman
    Member

    the last time i was at woofs i left in disgust after watching some guy piss on another guy on the patio……

    #255863
    Lauren Wilson
    Lauren Wilson
    Participant

    I’ve only heard about this bar one other time.
    Peeing was involved in that story too.

    #255864

    JimSweeney
    Participant

    we’re losing the peeing bar?
    do we have a pooping bar?

    #255865

    CDS sherman
    Member

    JimSweeney wrote >>
    we’re losing the peeing bar?
    do we have a pooping bar?

    yea its called the stinky gorilla. OH SNAP! looks like you were there!

    #255866

    Matthew
    Participant

    This reminds me of some freak on craigslist missed connections who had a rimseat…

    #255867

    CDS sherman
    Member

    oh my!!

    #255868

    CDS sherman
    Member

    CDS sherman wrote >>

    JimSweeney wrote >>
    we’re losing the peeing bar?
    do we have a pooping bar?

    yea its called the stinky gorilla. OH SNAP! looks like you were there!

    dammit, i guess i was there too….

    #255869

    Matthew
    Participant

    We always enjoyed Garretts.

    #255870

    CDS sherman
    Member

    garretts was fun. saw some hot ass stripers down there.

    #255871

    Matthew
    Participant

    Somewhere Else is ok too. Tradewinds scares me. Knock on wood, I worry that the way they push the fire capacity in there that one day it could be the next big nightclub disaster. (fire or collapse)

    #255872

    CDS sherman
    Member

    trade winds has like 6 or 7 exits throughout the bar. the back room only has one exit to the outside though. that place still gets packed after all these years. go chuck and mike!

    #255873

    Roland
    Participant

    CDS sherman wrote >>

    JimSweeney wrote >>
    we’re losing the peeing bar?
    do we have a pooping bar?

    yea its called the stinky gorilla. OH SNAP! looks like you were there!

    You Franklinton people are kinda funny :)

    #255874

    CDS sherman
    Member

    now whats funny is me clicking on the message board and seeing the name roland under last poster for this thread. lol yes we are funny people.

    #255875

    placebohigh
    Participant

    It wouldn’t really surprise me if they were closing. Back when I lived on that side of town everytime I went in there during the week there was usually only like 3 people.

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