10-11-17wRushing to get news posted for this week.  Got caught up watching the Cubs game today.  Better get this done as they have one more chance at the Nationals on Thursday.  Come join us for the game at Touché, first pitch is 7:08pm and we’ll have it tuned in with the sound cranked up. Let’s Go Cubbies!

ThrowbackThurswSo besides the Cubs Game Thursday, it is our THROWBACK NIGHT when we feature some of the great hits – disco, pop, rock – from our early years.  And we screen some of the wild classic movies of the era too on our screens as well.  Thanks to our friends at Bijou Video, one for painfully restoring these great films that feature guys like Bruno, Jack Wrangler, Al Parker and many more from the 70’s and 80s.  Come check them out and enjoy the good tunes every Thursday.

08-09a-017wNow on to what should be a very busy Friday.  First up is our monthly LEATHER WOMEN’S CRUISE in the Club Room at 8pm.  We turn the bar over to our gal pals for some networking, cruising and good times.  You guys know how good it is to have a space like Touché to meet others into your “thing”.  We like to give the women a time to do the same.  Bear in mind there’s no place for eager new young women to explore and meet which is why we give them time in the Club Room each month.  Don’t worry by 11pm we’ll open it up to all.

Porn Poker HandwI recently got a huge box on new “fresh” porn from Grab Magazine (thank you Stacy & Mark) and will give you a chance to take some home on Friday.  That’s because we’ll be hosting another fun night of PORN POKER.  We’ll distribute playing cards and let you see if you can put together a winning hand.  Everyone enjoys playing this night and grabbing a hot DVD to take home.

CHC logoAt the same time, I got word that the men of Chicago Hellfire Club will be hitting the bar to enjoy a bit of socializing with the crowd.  They got back from “camp” last month and just reset their club house for their first gathering after Inferno this weekend.  So they are looking forward to a few drink and conversation with others.  Say howdy, you just might get asked to join them.

Now if the Cubs take down the Nationals on Thursday, they’ll be moving on in the playoffs this weekend and we will watch the games if they are still in the running.  We don’t want you to have to choose between joining the fun at the bar or staying home to watch the games.

You’ll want to be here Saturday for our DUNGEON MASTER NIGHT.  We had planned a temporary piercing demo last month but our DM Timothy got a the old “call into work” and couldn’t make it.  But plans are he will be here and we will get to present this demo at midnight in the Club Room.  You be here, too.

Beer Bust adwThe weather will be up and down the next few days, but you can count on our SUNDAY BEER BUST going strong.  If it gets wet and chilly (even if it doesn’t) come on by for a cold beer and a fun day at Touché.   Lots of sports action, our Chicago Bears play at noon, maybe this week we’ll get a victory?   In case you’ve been preoccupied with the Cubs games, our Bulls and Blackhawks are doing well and if they are playing this weekend, we’ll get their games up on a screen in the bar.  So plenty of sports to catch all day with Mario.

Then there’s still our SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHT in the Club Room at 7pm.  Mark opens up the back bar at 6pm and also offers those $1 drafts and sodas and will screen a real “chick flick” this week.  It all just leads into a wild Sunday night to cap off the weekend.

As I have mentioned before, we are hard at work finalizing plans for the 40th anniversary including getting invites printed.  We might have them this weekend for you, definitely next week.  Stop by weekdays for COCK&TAIL HOUR and grab one.

10-18-17wAlso Halloween is shaping up and even before that another Touché tradtion rises from the dust.  This past summer we revived our SPLASH PARTY with a hearty few that really enjoyed the wet fun.  Another party of our past is coming back SNAKE PIT!  If you been to one in the past, you know how much fun the Snake Pit Parties can be.  If you haven’t you won’t want to miss this.  Mark your calendars for next Friday!

And I’m  trying to get all the news for Mr Chicago Leather 2018 up on the website.  The new poster is already there and more will be added (give me another minute, you can see I’ve got my hands full)

You can be sure to find me with a beer at the bar for the Cubs game on Thursday. Come join us then and every night this weekend.



PS  I put my email address here as a reminder it’s the best way to reach me.  I check it daily, far more frequently than comments on this website or notes on Facebook & Twitter.



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10-04-17wJust as we wrap up our celebration of Oktoberfest and all things German, it’s time to welcome back the American Brotherhood Weekend to the Windy City. A huge crowd of leatherfolk from across the US will descend upon Chicago and since it is the Columbus Day holiday weekend it will most certainly be a big, wild time for all.

The main focus for ABW will be the contest to determine who will be named American Leatherman, American Leatherwoman and American Leatherboy for the coming year. While the contest itself will be held at the Leather Archives & Museum both Saturday and Sunday afternoons,  Touché will open early this weekend to get each day started and you can expect all these folks to add to the fun each night for our regular events.  Even Sunday night will be busy as many have the Monday holiday.  So here’s what’s going on at Touché.

ABW2017_logowWe jump right into when we open at 5pm on Friday with registration for ABW.  Attendees will be coming in to pick up their registration materials and any stragglers can still purchase a weekend  package and individual tickets to the contest.  This eager bunch do show up, so come on by for our Cock&Tail Hour from 6-9pm and enjoy $3 well drinks and select domestic beers and help us welcome everyone to town.

The ABW WELCOME RECEPTION begins at 8pm in the main bar.  You can expect a lot of  happy folk looking to catch up with friends from all over at this first gathering of the weekend.  Here’s your chance to meet the contestants and the judges that will determine the winners and maybe make some new friends or maybe a hot date for later.

CD4At the same time, we will welcome the CD4 VIRAL SOCIAL.  This monthly gathering for poz men and their friends begins at 8pm and we’ll open the Club Room at 8pm to accommodate them.  Come for one party and enjoy the other.


MAFIAlogo_lgLike the commercials,  BUT WAIT!  There’s still more on our agenda for Friday.  It’s CLUB NIGHT  at Touché and at 11pm M.A.F.I.A. will take over the party and keep us going into the night.  I know they are planning a 50/50 raffle and with a crowded house, that should be a big cash prize pool to win.  Plus M.A.F.I.A. will be looking for guys to join them for their play party on Saturday night.  Hum, all these guys from out of town looking for some action.  Can only mean lots more players for M.A.F.I.A., maybe you will want to join in too.  Talk with the guys in the red shirts.

As I mentioned earlier, Touché will be opening early this weekend, like 11am early both Saturday & Sunday.  That’s because the ABW contest begins at 2pm both days and we’ll be here with fresh coffee and eye-opening drinks to prepare the crowd.  If you’re out early running errands, stop by for a bloody Mary or a coffee with a kicker.  We’ll be watching all the college football games during the day and be ready them to return for cocktails after the contest ends.

ABW2017_logowNew this year for ABW will be what they call MYSTERY THEATER ABW 3000.  Following the format of live comments while watching a film, ABW plans to skewer a recent “S&M” film. This will happen in the Club Room at 8pm with Laura Antoniou and Karen Ultra providing the commentary.  ABW package holders will have tickets for this event, but if there’s room, others may join them for a $20 donation to the Vital Bridges Groceryland Pantry.

ChicagoBearwAs the movie party gets to the last reel, we’ll be kicking off our monthly BEAR NIGHT, Chicago’s original bear party.  There’s lots of bears in the ABW crowd that will add to the excitement at the bar this night.  Our DJ Harry T will be up in the booth pumping the party.  And let’s not forget our Midnight Pizza Panic to keep the party fueled for late night fun.

Now Oktoberfest may have ended, there’s one thing I didn’t get a chance to do this year.  See, the October BEAR NIGHT usually falls during Oktoberfest but this year, it just didn’t line up.  But every year for this BEAR NIGHT, I have hosted our Bear Stein Holding Contest.  So I’m going to do that this Saturday, right after we clear away the empty pizza boxes, I’ll pass out the steins and see who will be our champ for 2017!  Win or lose all stein holders get to drink the beer.

Beer Bust adwOMG after a late night with bears, we’ll be back at it and open at 11am on Sunday for day 2 of the ABW contest.  Today features a full brunch for ABW attendees (you can buy tickets and chow down with them) before they head off to the LA&M where the winners will be announced.  Our SUNDAY BEER BUST with $1 drafts and sodas will run all day as usual and while the contest gets underway, we’ll be watching some football (Bears play on Monday Night Football)

Once the winners are announced, the ABW crowd will return to the bar for a Victory Party around 4:30-5pm. You can congratulate the new 2018 American Leatherman, American Leatherwoman and American Leatherboy.  We will serve up a hot and tasty buffet for all and just enjoy one more night of brotherhood at the bar.

The Club Room will open a bit early to handle the crowd and we’ll still have our SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHT at 7pm.  Of course with the added ABW visitors and the fact that Monday is a legal holiday, the room could be filled all night (with postal employees and school teachers at least)

bearsSpeaking of Monday, don’t forget the Chicago Bears will be playing on Monday Night Football.  They will be hosting the Vikings with a new quarterback leading the Bears.  You can count on Touché to tune in the game at 7:30pm to see how it goes.   Our Cock&Tail Hour will run through the 1st half, so you can enjoy well drinks and select domestic beers for $3 each.  GO BEARS!

Tons more to go on about including Halloween and our big 40th Anniversary celebrations.  Up to my eyeballs in planning, but just about ready to “spill the beans”  Stay tuned.

In the meantime, come join us at Touché to welcome the American Brotherhood Weekend!




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