I’m a bit late again this week but once you look at all the stuff coming up at Touché yet just for September, you might see why I’ve been so busy.  (not to mention the big 40 bash in November)   So let’s just dig right in.

09-13-17wYou’ve seen their colors hanging on the wall in the front bar, and many others all around the Club Room in back.  Touché is the home bar of many Chicago clubs and welcomes others for special events.  Now that fall is settling in, here’s your chance to check out our local club scene and just maybe find a group to hang with and keep yourself going.

Our annual FALL CLUB RUSH PARTY is this Friday night.  Friday’s have been Club Night at Touché for all our years with a couple of regularly schedule nights and quite a few “guest” nights.  So what are these clubs all about you may ask?

They vary greatly from strictly leather to rubber or uniforms.  Some clubs form around sexual play, community involvement or a combination of both. Most clubs are men only while a few are open to all men, women, trans.  With over 15 local club in Chicago there’s quite a spectrum of interests.  But basically they all offer brotherhood (sisterhood too,) and a sense of belonging only found in our leather community.

While these clubs welcome new members all year long, this is your one night to come and meet members from the clubs and ask about their activities, goals, membership requirements, etc. (just like the college rush parties for fraternities)  All local clubs have been invited to participate and many have already confirmed they will be here.  I’m sure most will turn out, eager to answer your questions and possibly invite you to their next meeting or function.  Be adventurous and come check our clubs. Perhaps you will meet a group of guys (or guys & gals) that you want to make friends with this year and beyond.

09-13a-17wWe may not be in Munich, but we can still make merry just the same. OKTOBERFEST 2017 kicks off this Saturday in Bavaria and just like them we will tap the keg of the Oktoberfest brew and party for the next 2 weeks.  This year we will have Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest Beer on tap and offer up $4 pints every day till Oktoberfest ends on October 1st.

An Oktoberfest tradition at Touché is to get you ready for leather weather with a drawing for a new jacket from Leather 64TEN.  You can enter every night beginning this Saturday till the big drawing on Sunday October 1st.   During the run of Oktoberfest we’ll feature our BratFest on the 24th and our annual Beer Stein Holding Contest on Friday the 29th.  There will be unannounced specials and raffles during the two weeks of Oktoberfest so drop in for a cold beer any time and enter that big raffle for the leather jacket.

Besides kicking off Oktoberfest, Saturday is also our GEAR NIGHT for September and you know that means a great crowd of men in leather, rubber and uniforms.  Get your gear on so you can head to the Club Room, there will be a dress code enforced this Saturday.  And our barber & bootblack will be on duty to keep you looking good.

The Chicago Bears game in Tampa is on this Sunday despite Irma’s thrashing.  We’ll begin the day early for the noon kick off with our SUNDAY BEER BUST.  We’ll add the Oktoberfest Beer to our $1 offerings of Bud, Bud Light and sodas served up all day long.  Join Mario for the game and an afternoon of football fun.  Mark will open the Club Room at 6pm and get you set for our SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHT at 7pm.  Enjoy those $1 drafts along with the hit movie on our big screen, surround sound set up back there. Of course the Sunday madness just rolls on into the late night.  A great way to wrap up your weekend at Touché.

Remember OKTOBERFEST runs daily with $4 pints of the Leinenkugel all week along with our weekday COCK&TAIL HOUR.  From 6-9 pm Monday through Friday we offer all well drinks and selected domestic beers for just $3.  Stop by after work or meet up with friends here for a drink before heading off to dinner, movie or show.  Remember you can enter every night for that new leather jacket from Leather 64TEN.

09-20-17wNext weekend the ONYX gang will be here Friday to heat up the night with some hot wax play.

09-20a-17wIt will be a double duty night next Saturday with a huge BEAR ALL show in the front bar.  Touché has been presenting these shows of live music by local gay singers/songwriters and musicians that have wowed the crowd with their talent.  in honor of our 40th anniversary, this particular show will feature some new performers and several men that previously entertained us.  Lots of talent all in one night.

While that happens up front, the Illinois Leather Alliance will host a SEND OFF PARTY for the IL titleholders heading off to compete at GLLA the following week.  Come wish them well as they move on represent our community in Indy the end of the month.

There’s still time for you to join me in the AIDS WALK for Chicago House on October 1at. We’ll wrap up September with a final benefit night on Friday the 29th and our monthly RIPE PARY on the 30th.

I told you I had a lot on our schedule this month with more coming October.  I can’t wait to tap that Oktoberfest beer from Leinenkugel on Saturday.  Come meet our Clubs on Friday and hoist a pint on Saturday in your gear.


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It was the best cap off to our big summer here at Touché.  The long Labor Day weekend was a blast (just in case you left town)  Lots of bears on hand for our Bear Night last Saturday with several happy bears after winning weekend passes to Hibernation and Midwest BearFest later this fall.  The Jockstrap/Underwear Fetish Party was pretty wild with two fun contests.  Lots of guys were showing off their jocks & undies all night which is why we had to cram them back into their pants to get them out the door at closing.

Now that summer over, there’s no reason for boohooing.  We have lots piled onto our festive fall calendar.  Even if you are “back in your routine” and not traveling much, there’s plenty of good times coming up at Touché   M.A.F.I.A. hosts their AGM this weekend while leathermen are passing through town to and from Chicago Hellfire Club’s INFERNO run. OKTOBERFEST is about to begin and we have our annual fall Club Rush Party and another huge BEAR ALL show to add to our regular line up of Dungeon Master & Gear nights and Ripe Party.  Chicago Bears football new season begins as the Cubs head to the playoffs (another World Series during our anniversary?)

I did say a “festive fall” as it includes welcoming the American Brotherhood Weekend, a revival of our infamous Snake Pit Party and Halloween shenanigans all before our big 40th Anniversary Bash come November.  So let’s get to this weekend’s line up.

09-06-17wAs I mentioned M.A.F.I.A. members from across the country gather the second weekend of September to take care of a little business like electing a new board to lead them for the  next year.  But it’s not all work but definitely lots of pleasure, too.  It all begins with a huge CLUB NIGHT this Friday at Touché. You should see several guys in red shirts in the crowd for their monthly night at the bar.  Raffles are just part of the plan.

It won’t be a M.A.F.I.A. weekend without a play party on Saturday and with their members gathering it should be one of their biggest, hottest play party of the year.  Come meet the guys in M.A.F.I.A. on Friday and find out how you can join the party on Saturday.

Before M.A.F.I.A. gets things going, we’ll open the Cub Room at 8pm for our regular Leatherwomen’s Night where our gal pals can mix, mingle, cruise and network before the Club Room opens to all at 11pm.  I understand there is a fireplay demo planned for this month, sure to heat things up for the crowd of women.

Speaking of demos, our DUNGEON MASTER NIGHT is Saturday and features another hot, intense demo.  Our DM Timothy will be presenting a temporary piercing demo at midnight.  Since we expect several S&M players to pass through town on their way to/from Inferno, it seems like the perfect topic to present this month. Unlike piercings you may have had to insert jewelry in a an ear, nipple or elsewhere, this piercing for the experience of pain.  Needles are pierced and then removed.  If done correctly this is a safe form of play and Timothy will take you through  all the elements to make it safe.

bearsBeginning this Sunday, Touché will be opening just shy of noon so you may catch the kick off for all Chicago Bears football games this season.  Of course our SUNDAY BEER BUST will begin the minute we open the doors with $1 drafts of Bud & Bud Light served up all day.  Our Beer Bust also includes all sodas off the guns for just a buck too.  Mario will be here to lead the cheers for the Bears as well as serve up Chicago Red Hots during the games and some Bears giveaways.  We’ll keep the football action on our screens all day.

You can still expect Mark to open the Club Room at 6pm for the football widows who want to partake of our Sunday Beer Bust too.  At 7pm he hosts our SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHT presenting the latest Hollywood releases or a favorite classic each week on our big screen, surround sound set up in the Club Room.

Next week we’ll host our annual CLUB RUSH PARTY when you can meet reps from many of Chicago’s local  leather/fetish clubs.  Here’s you chance to get to know more about the various clubs who’s colors/banner cover our walls.  Some are social, others strictly play. Some are men only, while others welcome men & women.  Leather, rubber, uniforms, pups, boys and more all have a place in our club scene.  Perhaps you’ll meet a club that will offer you the fellowship of brothers found in clubs.

Also OKTOBERFEST begins next Saturday during our Gear Night.  Come enjoy a beer and celebrate the season in Munich.  Our raffle for a new leather jacket from Leather 64TEN kicks off that day giving you a chance to  enter every night till OKTOBERFEST ends on October 1st.  There will be other special events during the 2 week run of Oktoberfest.

But it’s late in the week (okay it took me an extra day or two to recover from last weekend) and I need to get this posted and out.  So I’ll pass along more info next week.  Of course you can always ask me about upcoming events when you see me at the bar.  I’ll be the one with a beer in his hand.

See you soon,


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