Hopefully all of you have enjoyed a great Christmas weekend and are ready to welcome in the coming New Year. We here at Touché are exited as all get out to celebrate this entire next weekend. One to cap off our big YEAR 40 and two to begin another big year. There’s lots of big events planned for 2018. But first we need to kick off the New Year in grand style.
I made a rundown of events last week, so let me be brief (yeah right) as I’ve got balloons, champagne and more to stock up for the big bash on Sunday. You’re pretty much f@ckin’ off this week. Lots of guys are hanging around town with many more heading in to make Chicago their New Year’s Eve party town. So don’t let the cold weather keep you at home.
Before getting to the weekend details let me remind you of a few ongoing specials. First of all, our COCK&TAIL HOUR runs every weekday from 6-9pm. We offer up $3 well drinks and a selected group of our domestic beers. Plus you can get a buck off call drinks and imports. Planning a night out for dinner or a show? Start by meeting your buddies or date here for a drink.
Come out later when the Club Room opens at 10pm. Wednesday is our JOCKSTRAP NIGHT and is very popular. (Don’t fret we’ll keep the heat up) Free pants check and $1 off cocktails and bottled beers for those sporting their jocks and raffles for jocks from Full Kit Gear, guarantees this to be a fun night.
Thursday is all about the “good ol’ music and vids”. Our THROWBACK THURSDAYS features lots of great music from the 70’s & 80’s. It could be old disco beats or a bit of funk, but always music you love to hear. And we feature some of the classic films from Bijou Video with hunks like Bruno, Jack Wrangler or Al Parker to name a few. Another good night at Touché.
ONYX CLUB NIGHT on Friday gets the weekend rocking. They must have had an idea that the temps would plummet this week as they are hosting a UNION SUIT PARTY. In keeping with our black & blue theme, they are encouraging guys to come out in a black or blue union suit. Yes they do make them in colors other than red or white. Whatever color your union suit is, you should be in it in this weather. Just come prepared to show it off with ONYX.
Saturday night we’ll get all nice and steamy and RIPE. The lights will be down low, our DJ Harry T will play a deep set and at midnight, our hot go-go dudes will hit the stages to entertain. These guys love to make the crowd happy. Our monthly RIPE PARTY is always a hit and with everyone out to celebrate the season, this one will be over the top.
The main event comes Sunday with our 41st Annual BLACK & BLUE NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY. It all begins at 9pm with a huge buffet to keep you fueled on into the night. We’ll play a few games and have a couple of raffles as the crowd builds to the magic hour of midnight. That’s the champagne pops and the lights go out for a real down and dirty good time Touché style. We’ll have plenty of party favors and glow sticks so you can make merry and find hairy in the dark.
Tickets for New Year’s Eve are on sale at the bar now for just $10. Purchase a ticket ahead of time and you get a free drink and entry for a drawing for a Mr Chicago Leather 2018 Contest weekend package valued at $75. Only ticket holders are in the running for this prize. Otherwise, entry for New Year’s Eve will be $10 with no extras. So it pays well to buy your tickets before Sunday.
Plan ahead for New Year’s Eve and be safe wherever you go. The CTA offers rides for a penny. Take public tans to get here, there’s 4 bus routes that pass our corner. Stuff a $20 in your wallet for the cab ride home. Remember the winter parking ban on Clark St north of the bar and on Devon begins at 3am. You don’t want to leave and wonder where your car is.
The party’s not over, we’ll be back at noon on Monday, New Year’s Day for our “recovery” HUNGOVER & HORNY BEER BUST. All day long you may enjoy $1 drafts of Bud & Bud Light, sodas and a maybe the hair of the dog Pucker Shots. There’s lots of college bowl games which we’ll tune in on our screens. We’ll layout lots of Chicago Red Hots with all the trimmings ’cause you do need to eat. The Club Room will open at 6pm for a special holiday MOVIE NIGHT screening at 7pm. And to cap it all off, there’s FULL MOON out this night. So you know, I’ll be there hosting a FULL MOON PARTY & CONTEST with a $100 cash for the hottest full moon in the house. I couldn’t have planned a better start to 2018.
One more week for the Grocery Cart by the front door. You’ve been great at dropping in donations of non-perishable food items for the Groceryland Pantry. Definitely with this cold snap, soups are in high demand. Broth, creamy soups, all kinds welcome and remember some crackers too. Let’s load it up big, guys.
Okay, not so brief, but there’s a lot going on this week. Just get your ass in here and join the fun. More news for January including a Tom of Finland screening party, our first BEAR NIGHT of 2018 and MCL2018 to get us started. I’ll fill you in on details next week. We’ve got a few balloons to blow here.
HAPPY NEW YEAR from all the guys at Touché!