It’s been just over a month since the tragic shootings at Orlando’s PULSE Night Club, a night that claimed the lives of 49 beautiful souls and who’s impact is still being felt. For those of us in Philadelphia it happened the night before our yearly Pride celebration; as the GM of a Leather Bar I was getting concerned texts from friends all over the world warning me about going into work for fear that the violence would continue.
I thanked them all for their concern and came into work emboldened by the love and support of a community that’s used to taking our hits, taking insults and bashings and being considered less than just for being who we are. I’ve worked a lot of Prides and Outfests and while there was a tangible sense of mourning in all of our hearts… this year truly reminded me what an amazing community we have in Philadelphia, what an amazing community we have with our LGBTQ family all over the world.
On Thursday July 21st 2016, starting at 7pm, we’re going to be joining thirteen other area bars and restaurants and letting our family in Orlando know that we love them very much. There will be charity Tshirts for sale, guest bartenders and a whole lot of love.
Please come out and show your support at any of the listed participating bars!
Thursday July 14th, 2016!
Bear week is happening in P-town
But Philly is home to many hot bears who you can party with and avoid the tolls.
This is the 5th Vice.
We’re happy to have all you gear loving studs return for a debaucherous night.
You know how Vice works right?
Free Coat/Clothing Check
Gear/Toy Raffle at Midnight
Wall to wall gear…….
The raffle is at 12midnight in the Pit
Check in at the Coat Check to drop your street clothes and recieve a ticket.
Some come out and hang with the Vice crew this Thursday at the Bike Stop.
Our hearts are broken but our love for our community is stronger than ever. Our Orlando brothers and sisters are very much in our thoughts.
There is an URGENT need for O Negative, O Positive and AB Plasma blood donors in Orlando right now. Members of the LGBT communities are permitted to donate. Please help if you can and are in the area:
Orlando – West Michigan Donor Center
345 West Michigan St #106
Orlando, FL 32806
Fax: (407) 835-5505
Sun: 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Orlando – Main Donor Center
8669 Commodity Circle
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: (407) 248-5009
Fax: (407) 455-7570
Sun: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Apopka Donor Center
131 North Park Ave
Apopka, FL 32703
Phone: (407) 884-7471
Fax: (407) 884-7475
Sun: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Kissimmee Donor Center
1029 North John Young Pkwy
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: (407) 847-5747
Fax: (407) 847-9605
Sun: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Oviedo Donor Center
1954 West 426 #1100
Oviedo, FL 32765
Phone: (407) 588-1291
Fax: (407) 365-9982
Sun: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Lake Mary Donor Center
105 Waymont Ct #101
Lake Mary , FL 32746
Phone: (407) 322-0822
Fax: (407) 328- 1119
Sun: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
PHILLY PRIDE 2016 is going to start a little early at the Bike Stop!
Thursday June 9th, 10pm in the Pit Stop.
Gear is encouraged- Leather, Latex, Western, Military, Sports Kit, Pup, Lederhosen.. choose the second skin that makes you feel the hottest and come party the night away!
There will be specials, raffles and most of all- community!
It’s that time of year again!
GEARING up for PRIDE 2016!
Saturday, June 11th on the Top floor of the BIKE STOP-
Crankshaft (n.): mechanism responsible for turning rotational motion into reciprocating motion.
Get your body pumping at a dress-code enforced dance party hosted by the Philadelphians MC.
►Gear: All gear welcome! Rubbermen, Uniforms, Sports Kit, Military, Skins, puppies, and of course leather and fetish gear of all kinds
►Minimum: Jeans & bare chests…
Suggested Donation: $5
► Dave Huge is a New York City DJ. He plays house, disco, techno, rock ‘n’ roll, and other big sounds. Dave has spun previously at other Philadelphians gear parties and as part of Bazaar on Quince weekend.
We’re so incredibly blessed to have our 2015 Mr. & Ms. Philadelphia Leather title holders; they’ve done our bar and city proud!
2015 Ms. Philadelphia Leather Lascivious Jane recently won the IMsL title, and 2015 Mr. Jason Hall placed in the top 20 at this year’s IML!
Congrats to you both!
Are you ready…? Because we are…..
It’s that time again for your all access pass to all the gear you can handle. It is our 3rd vice and we are pushing on strong. Come out and get dirty with us. I know that gear in your closet has been dying to take a walk……
You know how we do it at Vice.
All gear is welcome.
Door Prize Giveaways
Gear and Toy Raffle.
Hot studs in Gear……all night long.
To participate in the raffle you’ll have to go check in with Jake at the coat check. Feel free to take a free bag of giveaways with you. In speaking of free did you know our coat check was free?
*Remember to tip your service folks.
The winning numbers will be called at 12 in the pit.
So if you want to win and have a ticket, make your way to the pit around 11:45pm.
Looking forward to seeing all you…leather lusting, rubber clad, jock loving, harnessed, good pups/bad dogs, skinned, sport kitted, jean and boot laced studs. 21+ to enter, no cover.
Friday June 24th, 7pm-10pm.
“This is Women’s Bar Night . Leather, Fetish, Gay/Straight/Bi all are welcome.
You don’t need to be “Leather” just someone interested in connecting with other area greatness.
It is our only goal to have fun (whatever fun means to you :0) ) and offer great people a chance to connect and network. If you haven’t attended one yet, you’re missing out!”
On Friday, April 29th our 2016 Mr. & Ms. Philadelphia Leather (Rudy & Alaina) will be hosting their inaugural bar night at the ‘Stop! They’ll be joined by 2015 Ms Philadelphia Leather/2016 International Ms Leather Lascivious Jane to help celebrate our city’s Leather Pride!
Leather is encouraged but only fun is required.
The Bearracuda Men are back in town!
I was just saying to myself that it’s been far too long since we’ve had a Bearracuda take-over at the ‘Stop, and lo and behold I checked the calendar and saw that they’re making their triumphant return on Saturday May 7th, starting at 9pm. We’ve given them the top two floors again, so there’ll be plenty of room to meet new friends, catch up with old ones and maybe even get some cruising in!
The $7 cover is for the top two floors, with our Main and Basement bars being free for all.
Come check out the sounds of DJ Mateo Segade and enjoy one of our favorite parties of the year!