It’s been another of those weeks, lots to tackle and getting some computer time for updating our website was a challenge.  Decorating the bar is just about done, in time for our first big Christmas bash on Saturday.  Just a part of a full weekend at Touché.

cd4 poster 4th 2016wWe’ll kick off the weekend with the CD4 Social 8-10pm on Friday.  This monthly social is affords positive men and poz-minded men to gather in a comfortable setting to enjoy a few drinks and light bites together.  Everyone is welcome to join the party poz or not, it’s all about fellowship without judgement or fear.

11-30-16wThat should be a good start to a busy Friday night as the M.A.F.I.A. gang takes over at 10pm hosting their monthly CLUB NIGHT.  The handymen with red hankies are hyped for a fun weekend.  This night they gather at Touché and then host a private fisting play party on Saturday night.  Now, if you get your ass in here on Friday to party with them, yoo9u can find out how you can join them and get it stuffed the next night.  M.A.F.I.A. always hosts a huge raffle with all kinds of prizes and toys, the emphasis on butt play toys.  (Kind of a warm up to the play party).

I know everyone is busy shopping, baking, decorating, etc for the holidays.  Make sure to pick up a couple of toys for Saturday night’s big BEAR NIGHT.  It’s our annual “NIGHT OF 1,000 SANTA’S” to benefit the Toys for Tots campaign.   Along with decorating the bar this week, we’ve stocked up on Santa hats to hand out.  Join the crowd of bears and leathermen at the bar to get your holiday “spirits” going.  We ask everyone to bring in an unwrapped toy and place it under our tree.   If you do, your first drink is on the house and you’ll be entered into a raffle for some crazy fun prizes from Miller Lite.

We’re adding a keg of Miller Lite to the tap handles this night and everyone wearing a Santa hat can get a pint of Lite for just $3.  (While it lasts, all those bears means it could go fast but you’ve got to wear your hat)  It’s Bear Night at Touché and of course that means lots of hot, tasty pizza served up at midnight. DJ Harry T will be up in the booth pounding out the beats and with the pool table shoved out of the way, there will be room if you want to boogie, too.

SundayBeerBustandBearswRushing around on Sunday?   Give yourself a break and head on back to Touché for our SUNDAY BEER BUST.  We’ll be here from noon on serving up cold drafts of Bud & Bud Light, sodas and Pucker shots for just a BUCK all day!   The Chicago Bears are out of the play off picture, but they could still win their remaining games.   We’ll tune the game as well as other sports during the afternoon.  And offer up free Chicago Red Hots, too.

The big blockbuster is our SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHT in the Club Room.  Each week, we screen the latest releases on our HD big screen with Surround Sound at 7pm.  The crowds are great and a few manage to watch the whole film.  Seems there’s lots of distractions and we don’t even have a balcony.   Check it out this week.

06-01a-16wWe’re keeping things going into next week.   Next Tuesday is the first one of the month and that means our LEATHER WOMEN’S CRUISE NIGHT at Touché.  The first Tuesday of each month, International Slave 2014, slave angie hosts this gathering for the women in our community and those seeking out more about leather.  You guys have lots of opportunities to meet, cruise and experience other guys.  For our sisters, there are few places for them to meet and socialize and even less to explore their sexuality.

This night the Club Room opens at 8pm and for the first couple of hours, we let the gals mix, chat, explore and even play before opening the room to all at 10pm.  If you have female friends that have been curious about your gear, let them know there is this night for them to explore on their own.

There’s tons of holiday shows, specials on TV, concerts, plays and more.  It’s not a “Christmas” program but what the hell, we want to watch. Next Wednesday there will be a live TV presentation of “Hairspray” and we’ll be tuning it in and turning up the sound to watch at 7pm.  Grab a bar stool and a drink and enjoy the show.  Hey, it may have nothing to do with leather but we are gay big time, right?

12-07-16wThe holiday parties kick up several notches next week.  Friday we welcome our Club brothers and sisters for our annual Club Holiday Party in the Club Room.  While they are celebrating back there. it’s time for DECK THE BALLS 3, another holiday tradition here at Touché.  This year, the Chicago Leather Club takes over as host of this benefit for the Groceryland Pantry.  There will be human Christmas trees just waiting to be decorated.  You can make a donation to the pantry and select various ornaments to hang on these special trees.  Let’s see where you clip them on the tree,

It’s going to get hot on Saturday for our DUNGEON MASTER NIGHT.  The holidays are all about being good and this night is for the real naughty boys because we traditional present a spanking demo this night.  Not only will there be a hot demo at midnight, but afterwards we’ll raffle off spanking DVD’s from Bijou Video and one lucky winner will get a new paddle.   Who will help break that in?

Let me remind you that while the Christmas holidays take over most of your attention, there’s still a few days left for Bar-Lesque 9.  We still need to raise a few more bucks to get our Mr Chicago Leather 2016 Todd Harris out of his leather.  You can still purchase our Bar-Lesque drink special at the bar, the whole $5 goes to the fund.   You can also log onto the Bar-Lesque 9 website and make a donation to Todd there.  Bar-Lesque benefits Test Positve Aware Network – TPAN and your support for this peer lead support services for PAW/HIV is greatly needed.

Now let me catch up on some more computer work tonight.  Trying to get the last details on all our holiday parties done this week.  Mr Chicago Leather 2017 is coming up fast and I want to get that news out to you as well.  Look for lots more news over the next week or so.  Or come join me for a drink and fun this weekend at Touché.  We’ll be waiting for you.


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Let the holidays begin!  Thanksgiving this week marks the start of the holiday season and we have lots of celebrations planned here at Touché right on through our 39th annual Black & Blue New Year’s Weekend.  But that’s way off from now.  Let’s just start with the fun we have planned for this big turkey weekend.  You’ve only got a couple more days work, get ready.

11-23f-16wFor stores, it’s all about Black Friday but for bars we love Black Wednesday. The day before Thanksgiving means lots of guys heading home to feast with their family and catching up with old friends over a drink at the bar.  If you’ve got guests coming in for Thanksgiving, set the turkey to thaw and bring them on over for a fun night.

Our “God of Leather” Todd Harris, MCL2016 will be hosting “SPANKSGIVING” on Wednesday at Touché.  It’s all part of Bar-Lesque 9 – Gods & Goddesses.  Each year in November TPAN holds this big online fundraiser where reps from various bars & businesses bare it all.  The Bar-Lesque website displays photos of these reps and as they raise more and more money for TPAN’s programs, the more revealing this photos become. And we want to get Todd out of his leather.

Todd has lined up some hot young pups willing to take a whack for a donation to the cause and  we are hoping to have some nice rosy cheeks by the end of the night.  There will also be Fireball shot specials and our Bar-Lesque drink special all being donated to the cause.  And Todd will raffle off a Mr Chicago Leather 2017 weekend package as well.  Hot boys and hot buns, will add up to a great start to the long weekend.

Thanksgiving dinner 2Since the election,  I have heard that heading home for the holidays with family was not an option for many.  So we decided to open on Thursday, Thanksgiving day and host our own pot luck dinner as a better option.  The bar will open at 2pm and we’ll serve up a hot and tasty feast with turkey, ham and all the trimmings at 4pm.  You can bring an extra dish or dessert to share or just come feast. It’s all free.  You’ve got a family right here.


If you’re all set to host friends at home or have plans for the day, join us later for a big THROWBACK THURSDAY.  We’ll turn back time by playing the hits of the 70’s & 80’s (you know, “play that funky music white boy”)  and feature some of the hot Bijou classics of the era too.   The Club Room will be open so your visiting guests can get to know your local buddies better.

11-23b-16wGearing up for the Black Friday shopping frenzy?   Better plan for a nap because you’ll want to be here for ONYX’s FREAKY BLACK FRIDAY Club Night.  You know an ONYX party means a big crowd, great music and wild fun. The guys are hosting a benefit for the Broadway Youth Center and are asking for donations of personal care items for homeless youth.  Grab a closable food storage bag and toss in toothpaste, a brush and other such items which can be distributed to the kids.

For supporting the effort, ONYX has lots of fun plans for the night beginning with those jello shots to get your party going.  Three hot demos, a boots to balls raffle, hot dancers and a silent auction for an adult toy basket are all on the schedule for this big night.  And with a DJ, we’ll get the pool table out of the way so everyone can move to the music.

11-23d-16wHow can we top that?  Well come on back for our monthly RIPE PARTY on Saturday.  It’s the last night in town for many of our visiting friends and we’ll make it their best.  Our hot DJ Harry T will pound out the deep beats as we turn the lights down low.  Then our hot go-go dudes will take the stages to entertain you into the night.  Want to get nice and ripe?  We offer free clothing check so you can get down to your jock or BVD’s.  Of, and there’s no cover tonight (all weekend as well)

SundayBeerBustandBearswFeasting, shopping, traveling, are you worn out yet?  Our SUNDAY BEER BUST is just what you need.  We’ll be serving up cold Buds & Bud Light for just a buck all daylong.  You can put your feet up and watch the Bears game or other sports during the day.  Or head to the Club Room for our MOVIE NIGHT at 7pm and treat yourself to a flick.  Are you heading out of town for Thanksgiving?  Plan ahead to meet up with friends back here once you get back.  Or maybe you just need a bit of Touché fun after days with family before you head back to work on Monday.  We’ll be ready for you.


11-30-16wNext week it’s December and starting off the month will be our annual NIGHT OF 1,000 SANTA’S next Saturday, December 3rd.  Lots of Santa Bears means loads of fun and a great way to get your holiday spirits up.  More on that and other holiday events next week.

Right now, let’s share our thanks for friends and good times right here at Touché.  Oh, and spanking a hot guy on Wednesday is just an extra.  See you then.


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