Lots more to share with you this week.  There’s several events at the bar and I am ready to launch some “beefed up” nights for our Year 40 at Touché.  Plus there’s much more on our calendar with the Illinois Leather Weekend contests the following week.  That’s also Saint Patrick’s Day.  Of course Chicago will dye the river green this Saturday and host the big parade downtown, so the celebrations will run all next week.  Before that craziness hits. let’s enjoy this weekend.

03-08-17wWe’re getting this Friday off to a huge start. Last June, Touché began hosting a Leather Women’s Cruise Night from 8-10pm on the first Tuesday of each month.  It seems the first Tuesday always fell right after a big event weekend (like IML, Pride, Labor Day, ABW, etc)   So beginning this month, our monthly gathering for leather women and leather curious women is moving to the 2nd Friday of each month.

Leather Women’s Night will continue at 8pm in the Club Room and 2014 International Slave, slave angie with help from several other leatherwomen will continue to host this night.  This night is open to all women and those identifying women with a special invitation to those new and curious about leather or S&M.   To kick this new night off, there will be a special performance by Juju Minxxx, “America’s Leather Sweetheart”.

Guys, you are all used to a bar full of other guys in leather.  There’s not many spaces for women to gather and much less for those women looking to explore a kinky side.   Remember your first foray into a leather bar, we’re just trying to give gals the same opportunity. For the first couple of hours on this Friday, we’ll turn the Club Room over so our leather sisters can gather, socialize, explore and maybe a bit of play.    The Club Room will open to all at 10pm, so don’t be shocked if you bump into a woman, she’s probably not after the dick you want anyway.

13006605_10209299908762878_3356735329981293409_nNow Friday is not all women, at 10pm there’s a big biker party planned.   Well, maybe not quite the biker party you might think of first.  Our Ride For AIDS Bike Team is hosting a “BACK IN THE SADDLE” benefit with more great prizes for those of you that peddle your way around town.  I know many of you have been riding your bikes all winter since there’s been no snow.  Our Team is already on their bikes training for the grueling 200 mile ride this July and are also working hard to beat their fundraising goal from last year.   Come on in and support the team’s efforts and you might just win some new gear for your bike or more.

Saturday night we’ll get all hardcore for our monthly Dungeon Master Night.  Our DM Timothy is planning a demo on caning.  (No I don’t mean canning as in putting up peaches)  Canes can be used in many places as a form of corporal punishment.  I’ve seen them used for crowd control by police in some countries.  So they make for a nice “toy” in any dungeon.  Timothy will talk about the various sources of canes and proper use of one to add to your next play scene.   The demo is at midnight and once it’s over if you’d like to try a feel, he may just accommodate you with a swat or two.

A big distraction this past week has been the college basketball games all over the TV’s.  The college conference season is wrapping up this weekend with tournaments a go-go.  We’ll try to tune in as many as we can so you can join us for a fun night at the bar and keep tabs on how your team is doing in the playoffs.

Of course our SUNDAY BEER BUST is your best seat to watch the final games.  If you’re going out to watch the games with friends, why not here where the beers and sodas are just a buck all day!  Tell them to meet you here and let our bartender know which game to tune in on one of our screens.  We even offer Chicago Red Hots during the afternoon so no one goes hungry.

Then there’s our SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHT in the Club Room at 7pm.  The BEER BUST continues all night and if B-Ball is not your game, you can watch a great flick in the back bar.  It all leads to a wild night to cap off any weekend.

Touche40LogowNow let’s talk about Year 40 for a bit.  MCL in January got things off to a big start for this special year.  And we have more plans in the works to make it a banner year.  But we want to make every night special for the year.  Beginning with this week.


TUESDAYS – Our HARDCORE CRUISIN’ NIGHT gets a bit more “hardcore”.  40 years ago, Tuesday was “leather night” in Chicago.  You got on your leather and headed to Touché, the Gold Coast or the Redoubt to look for action.  Lots of hot men, in leather and all checking out each other face -to-face.  We didn’t use a phone app to check out a location or profile on Recon.

So beginning right now and on through the end of 2017, I’m turning off the Wi-Fi at the bar on Tuesdays and asking you to put the cell phones away.   Put on your leather and come meet/talk with other guys just like we did before.  I think you will find the experience a lot of fun and maybe you’ll realize all the hot guys you may have missed that are out there “offline” so to speak.   You’ll still get a buck off your drinks if your in leather and we’re teaming up with Leather 64TEN on our Hardcore Crusin’ Nights with monthly giveaways, surprise raffles and more.

WEDNESDAYS – There’s one look that has worked for these 40 years and that is a hot guy in his jock.  It’s no surprise to us that we made this our JOCKSTRAP NIGHT last year (what took us so long?)   We offer free clothing check so you can show it off and get a buck off your drinks.  Need a hot jock?  Good thing we teamed up with Full Kit Gear for this night as they feature the best line up in town on all kinds of jocks.  Look for special deals and prizes from Full Kit, too.  I can see a hot jock contest in the near future.

THURSDAYS  – We’re launching a whole new night this week.  I’ve seen the stuff on Facebook and since you guys like taking a look back, who else but Touché with 40 years of great music and hot men could host a THROWBACK THURSDAY better?   Every Thursday night, we’ll offer up the hot music hits of the 70’s, 80’s and more each week.  Rock, disco, even a bit of country.  We are honored to have Bijou Video to present the great heavy sex movies of the past as well with stars like al Parker (a personal hubba-hubba) Bruno, Jack Wrangler and more on our screens.  We’ll need the whole year to throwback 40 years of good music and men.   Join us for a groovy time trip.

ILLA_2017_PosterwDon’t forget the Illinois Leather Contest weekend is next week.  State titles for Leather Sir/boy, Master/slave, Puppy & Trainer, Bootblack and Ms Leather Pride are all on the line.  It’s not too late to sign up and compete.  Check out the ILA website here for more details and entry forms.  Or ask me about the contest, I’d love to cheer you on.

Okay, there’s still more news to come but I’ve got to get back to work.     Join us as we celebrate Year 40 this week and a fun weekend ahead.  We’re ready for you.



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Last week was a crazy busy one for me, so much so that I failed to get the website updated and an email blast out.  Most of you figured out just to head over to Touché, you know the weekend’s are always wild.  ONYX kicked it off with a big Club Night and we got nice and RIPE on Saturday.  We’ve got one more big party  for February before we jump into a very busy March.

How busy?  Well, there’s Saint Patrick’s Day, always a big celebration in Chicago. That means lots of green beer and our hot “Best Kilt Legs” contest.  It happens to be the kick off of the Illinois Leather Alliance Contest weekend.  A sure of Spring is our annual CUBS/SOX Fans Faceoff before opening day at both parks.  Our Ride For AIDS Bike Team is getting organized, training and fundraising.  We’ll be keeping the screens tuned in for March Madness later in the month and any early spring training games by the Cubs & Sox.

Touche40LogowAnd finally, I think I am getting all our plans set to kick off our Year 40 celebrations here at Touché.  Never even considered I’d be here to host this way back in 1977 when Chuck first took over ownership of the bar.  Now I am preparing to roll out several special events leading up to our big 4-0 bash next November.  You can expect several updates over the next couple of weeks.

Mardi_Gras_imagewBut let’s get to the fun times as today February 28th is MARDI GRAS!  They’re forecasting big storms, so we will definitely be serving up Hurricanes as we hand out the beads tonight.  The Club Room will be open and ready for us to cut loose along with the weather. Beads, masks, hot men, drink specials, door prizes and maybe a fun contest or two will all make for a wild time.  Let the storms rage outside, we’ll be ready to rock tonight.

200milesBefore another big weekend begins, there is a meeting planned for Thursday at the bar for our Bike Team in the Ride For AIDS.  The Ride is an annual fundraiser for Test Positive Aware Network or TPAN and helps TPAN serve its clients and provide other services like testing and all those free condoms you pick up at the bar.

The actual bike ride is in July but if you are going to pedal a bike over 200 miles in 2 days, you’ll want to be ready for the challenge.  Riders not only train for the ride but they also do the fundraising work, each rider must reach an individual goal.  If you’ve been thinking about participating in the ride, then come meet our team members at 7pm on Thursday and get the details on the training and fundraising goals involved.  The team is looking for more riders to join them this summer.

03-01-17wThe partying begins early on Friday.  The monthly CD4 Social for poz men and positive minded friends kicks off the weekend at 8pm.  Our Cock&Tail Hour specials are still in effect, so you can enjoy discounted drinks and lite bites with this friendly crowd.  Get a jump on your weekend and come join us.

We’ll turn things over to the “handy” men of M.A.F.I.A. for their Club Night at 10pm.  M.A.F.I.A. is one of our longest running clubs at Touché and we are proud to be their home bar.  Besides hosting this monthly night for socializing and fundraising for the club, their also like to play.  Each month they host a private play party and are ready to welcome new faces (and hands) to join them.  Stop by and get acquainted and join the hot fun M.A.F.I.A. hosts every month.

It’s the first Saturday of March and that means it’s Chicago’s original party for big, hairy guys – BEAR NIGHT at Touché with the Great Lakes Bears. Our Bike Team is hosting a “Bear Bonanza Raffle”  (they are chompin’ at the bit to get their fundraising going) with a big prize – weekend registration for the Texas Bear Round Up in Dallas this May 18-21 -WOOF!

Along with the raffle we’ll have our hot DJ Harry T up in the booth pumping the tunes.  And I’ll be serving it up hot and tasty for our Midnight Pizza Panic. Time for all bears to come out of hibernation, which means one horny bunch of bears!

With Spring training ballgames underway, our SUNDAY BEER BUST is a great spot to enjoy a beer and check out this year’s teams. Then there’s also college B-Ball action as the season approaches conference championships and March Madness.  Cheer on your favorite teams with $1 drafts of Bud & Bud Light all day.  Sport widows, check out our MOVIE NIGHT in the Club Room at 7pm.  Warm/cold, dry/wet, you may not count of the weather but at least you know the beer is cold and only a buck all day on Sundays.

ILLA_2017_PosterwA busy March is upon us and I’ll work hard to keep you up to date with a few more frequent postings and emails.  One big event I want you to mark on your calendar now is Saint Patrick’s Day weekend when we host the Illinois Leather Alliance Contest weekend.  As I mentioned earlier, we’ll have our green beer and Best Kilt Legs contest to mark the day.  But the big contest is also something you should be checking out.

ILLA sponsors several IL state titles that represents our state in regional and national competitions. So these titles are open to anyone across Illinois.  The titles on the line are IL Leather Sir/Leather boy, IL Master/slave, IL Bootblack, IL Ms Leather Pride and IL Puppy/Trainer.   Check out the ILLA website here for more info and contestant applications.  Are you ready to step up to the challenge of being one of our next IL state titleholders?

Okay, I could go on with lots more news, but don’t want to turn this into a War & Piece epic.  Besides, I’ve still got to get ready for the Mardi Gras bash tonight at Touché.  I need to get my drink on, brave the storms and come join us.


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