Posting stuff late this week so will be brief.  You might think the dog days of Summer are coming upon us, long boring days.  But that’s not the case for Chicago.  This weekend the city hosts Loolapalooza, lots great music and thousands of fans.  Next week, Market Days take over Boystown and the following weekend if the big Air & Water Show that brings over a million folks to the lakefront.   All good reasons to stay in town and help us welcome the thousands of visitors coming our way over the next few weeks.

Which has me busy planning some big nights for all to enjoy. Before anything about that, here’s what’s up this weekend at Touché.

CD4We start off another big weekend with the CD4 VIRAL SOCIAL on Friday evening.  Everyone is welcome to join our poz friends and positive minded friends for drinks, lite bites and fellowship. I’m sure the busy summer has keep you on the run, what better way to begin the weekend by reconnecting with friends for a drink and conversation.

MAFIAlogo_lgThe first time you hear “hands up” you might not realize that a great party is about to begin.  The “handy” men of M.A.F.I.A. return for their monthly Club Night at Touché.  And they have a whole different idea about putting your hands up.

Not only will they be hosting a 50/50 raffle for a big cash prize, they are also preparing for their monthly play party set for Saturday night.  And like any bunch of horny dudes, they are ready to welcome new players to join them.  Newbies or “pros” all are welcome to attend.  Play or watch and learn, M.A.F.I.A. guys are eager to show you how to fist.

bearpicwFriendly, furry faces are what you’ll find here at Touché on Saturday during our monthly BEAR NIGHT. Touché was the first bar to welcome the bigger, hairy guys around town and set a night just for them to gather and have some fun.  Over the years, they’ve come to be a part of us and you’ll find bears here most every night.

But the first Saturday of every month, we welcome them for a night all their own!  You can count on our DJ Harry T to be up in the booth pounding out some great music for all to enjoy. And since it’s our late, late night of the week, we always “feed the bears” with the Midnight Pizza Panic.   Hungry for bear?  Come and get ‘em.

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Whether you’re catching the music at Loolapalooza, hangin’ at the beach or cruising the parks, sooner or later everyone winds up here for our Sunday Beer Bust.  Makes sense, it’s the best deal in town with $1 drafts of Bud & Bud Light, sodas and Pucker shots all day and all night long.

Stop in during the afternoon for our After The Beach Party with free eats and door prizes.  Have you won one of our Touché summer fun packs yet?  They include a nifty cooler to keep your drinks cold, a summer Touché tank with shades & a cap to keep the sun out of your eyes.  And they also include a Touché beach towel!  You’ve still got a chance to snag one this year before summer is over.

Head in later for our Sunday Movie Night in the Club Room at 7pm.  The Beer Bust rolls on and you can catch the latest releases on our big screen with surround sound. ( That is unless you get distracted by some of the other guys in the dark)  It’s all a start to late night madness on Sunday nights.

But wait, there’s more!  (Just like the commercials)   Save a bit of energy for the FULL MOON  on Monday night.  The Club Room will be open, we’ll have a few specials and door prizes and I will still offer a cash prize to the hottest “full moon” in the house at midnight!

So plan to join us for this wild weekend. You might as well plan to spend every weekend in August with us.  I’ll fill you in next week on the rest of the month.  Dog days indeed, just fun nights at Touché!

We’ll be ready for you.



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You’d think with all the rain we’ve had these past few weeks, everyone would have had enough of water.  Our Friday night got rained out but we had a good crowd on hand for our 70’s Leather Party on Saturday as our 2 DJ’s Jesse & Harry wowed us with the tunes. It seems I confused quite a few of you last Saturday, with my 70’s look.  That was fun.

But come Sunday, the water was everywhere (in the Club Room at least) for the revival of Touché’s SPLASH Party.  I only got a handful of men willing to take a dousing but we all had a blast getting thoroughly soaked for a few hours. Just when was the last time you got into a water balloon battle or traded shots with a super soaker?  We will definitely repeat this party next summer.  Get your balls up and get wet with us.

07-26a-17wWe’ve got one more weekend to July and it will be a doozy.  We’ll start if off with ONYX CLUB NIGHT on Friday.  This month they want to check out what’s under your kilt.  Sounds like a good idea to me, let’s get to it.  If you got a kilt wear it, if not, help me do some checking.


Then Saturday we’ll get nice and RIPE.  DJ Harry T pounds out the deep serious beats and we’ll turn the lights way down low.  Seems our regular batch of go-go dudes are running off to Dory Alley but I am working to line up a couple of replacements.  Maybe it’s a chance to audition some new dudes, let me know if you want to show off your stuff on our stages.  Humpy men, good music, you know it will get ripe.

Then come on back on Sunday for our all day BEER BUST, our staff just loves giving you good head.   Join Mario for our AFTER THE BEACH PARTY from 4-7pm.  You may win one of our Touché beach towels and other goodies.  We know you’ll be out at the beach, go ahead to trail in some sand.  You’ll need a cold beer after a day in the sun.

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Nighttime fun begins early when the Club Room opens at 6pm.  Steve will host our SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHT at 7pm and he’ll keep the Beer Bust going.  The room fills quickly so get here early to grab the best seat (which may not be at the bar)

August is shaping up to be a busy month, so no complaining about “summer’s over”.  You know Market Days weekend will have the bar jumping with out of towners looking for thrills.  Boot fans, mark Saturday August 19th for our annual benefit for the AIDS Walk “THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN”  It’s our biggest boot party of the year.  And I just got a call from Alcala’s Western Wear wants to go ahead with another edition of our COWBOY EYE FOR THE LEATHER GUY makeover contest.  So I’ll put that on the schedule.  There’s a few more parties planned before Labor Day rolls around.  Let’s keep summer hot.

Speaking of the AIDS Walk, I’m rushing to get this out to remind you that we have a team meeting this Wednesday, July 26th.  There will be reps from Chicago House who will have info on the Walk, and how to register.  I am hoping we can pull together a team from the bar to walk on behalf of Chicago House and if we do, we can plan a couple more fundraisers to make our efforts pay off.  Let me know if you can’t be here but want to walk with me and the Touché gang.

Okay, it’s COCK&TAIL HOUR at Touché and I want to join the crowd at the bar.  Remember you can stop by weekdays for discounted drinks till 9pm.  After work, before dinner or a show, meet with your friends at Touché.  Maybe you’ll catch me having one or two.


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