Hey Philadelphia!
Dome Karukoski’s TOM OF FINLAND will be making it’s Philadelphia debut at the Landmark Ritz Bourse theater on Friday, November 24th and we’d love to for you to join us for the 7pm screening!

This stirring biopic follows the life of the artist Touko Laaksonen (Pekka Strang), known to the world as Tom of Finland, whose proudly erotic drawings shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men, influencing art and fashion before crossing over into the wider cultural consciousness. But who was the man behind the leather? After serving in the army in WWII, Touko returned to repressive Finnish society of the 1950s, haunted by traumatic experiences. Moving in with his affectionate but unenlightened sister Kaija (Jessica Grabowsky), he fell in love with her lodger, handsome dancer Veli (Lauri Tiklanen), who Kaija also fancied. Unable to express his feelings openly, Touko poured them into his drawings, creating his vision of the hypermasculine leatherman. Soon his art was famous under his secret pseudonym, but getting it published was a struggle that took Touko to California, where he and his art were finally embraced amid the sexual revolution of the 1970s. Tom’s story is one of love, courage and perseverance, mirroring the gay liberation movement for which his leather-clad studs served as a defiant emblem. Finland’s Official Selection for Best Foreign Language Film consideration at the 90th Academy Awards. (Partially subtitled)

We’ve love to see the cinema packed with leatherfolks, so gear up, grab your chaps and your popcorn and we’ll see you at the movies!

Boys of Summer Presents “Boys of Hallow’s Eve: Heroes x Villains”
— a super costume party for Philly’s super kinky freaks. Whether
you’re good or bad (or versatile), come Party On Purpose (P.O.P.) and
reveal your wild alter ego at The Bike Stop.

Friday, October 27 from 9pm until 2am.

• Dark lair beats spun by DJ KRK
• Two floors of unspeakable amusement + coat check
• Sexy super heroes and villains ready to rescue or torture you – your
choice
• $10 entry for the top two floors* (50% proceeds donated to Morris Home – a local trans
residential drug and alcohol treatment program)

*The Pit Stop and Main Bar will be cover-free. 

It’s that time of the year again!
In Philadelphia we celebrate National Coming Out Day with the annual OUTFEST event in our Gayborhood. It’s become a tradition to welcome our friends The Philadelphians and their CRANKSHAFT party on Outfest Eve. Saturday October 6th, 9pm-2am on the Dancefloor. For this special event there will be a cover and GEAR specific dress code for the top floor. Three additional floors will be open with no cover or clothing requirements.

Dress Code :
►Gear: All gear welcome! Rubber, Uniforms, Sports Kit, Military, Skins, puppies, and of course leather and fetish gear of all kinds
►Minimum: Jeans & bare chests…

Suggested Donation: $5

Rotational Motion:
► DJ Lili St. Queer will be revving us up for Outfest weekend. S/he is a Philadelphia musician, drag artist, and DJ who will keep the dance floor pulsing.

https://www.facebook.com/events/352560138525105/

Join the celebration! The only uniform club on the East Coast is celebrating their 10th anniversary! Hot men! Cool cocktails and lots of fun await you.

Our weekend schedule is:

Friday – September 29

Welcome dinner and entertainment @ Tavern on Camac
6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Gather at The Bike Stop – 10:00 – ?
www.thebikestop.com

Saturday – September 30

Anniversary Lunch at Moriarty’s Pub – 12:30 to 2:30 PM
www.Moriartyspub.com

Uniform/Leather invasion tour of Philadelphia

Formal bar night at The Bike Stop – 9:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Sunday – Oct 1

Brunch at Knock Restaurant – 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Come join us for the fun!

Is October the best month of the year or what? We have a GEAR PARTY with the Philadelphians. We have OUTFEST. We have our soon to be announced Halloween party. October couldn’t get any more fun, could it? Oh heck yeah it can! We’ve got the Bearracuda gang coming back to the Bike Stop for another night of rump shaking, socializing and good times! Things get started at 9pm. Be there and be Bear!

Started in San Francisco in August 2006, Bearracuda is the largest attended bear dance party and most prolific gay dance event in the U.S…in 57 cities across the world!

Scorpio Rising. © Kenneth Anger

Save the date!
This year’s OUTFEST weekend- which celebrates National Coming out day- will be held in Philadelphia the first weekend of October! We’ll be hosting special events all weekend so stay tuned for more information! October’s calendar is quickly filling up with some of our most exiting events of the year- if you don’t already follow our Facebook page- check it out

How are you going to experience the Eclipse?
If you haven’t made plans, why don’t you join the 2017 Mr. Philadelphia Fetish Zero Onyx for a dang good time on the top floor of the Bike Stop! Saturday 19th August starting at 10pm. Gear is encouraged and appreciated, but not mandatory. There’s no cover… just a good time!

Jello Shots, Raffles and music by DJ Theo Storm!

Come get some!

Is it on?
You bet your ass it is. Thursday August 10th.

This month Vice will still be coming to you live on 2nd Thursday but we have a few surprises in store. 

As professional perverts there is no way we can continue without bringing some more Kink & Fetish to the function. So get ready. 

This month we celebrate several of our favorite pervs and also the last shift of our very on Trash Cub, Mike, as he prepares to move to Oklahomo. So COME THROUGH!!!

As per usual lets get into this break down……

What is Gear?
Traditional code structured parties have a more strict definition of gear

At Vice “gear” exists within the same spectrum but is defined by what makes you feel sexy.

We are body positive
We are gear enthusiasts
We want to see you out in your gear

Leather, rubber, neoprene, Lycra, Sports kit, Military, Suits, pup gear, Levi’s, boots, jocks…..need we go on?

Vice features

3 Floors
Free Gear and Toy Raffle
Free clothing Check for your muggle clothes
Whiskey Special until Midnight
Great Music
Wall to wall Gear clad studs

OTHER THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT VICE

NO COVER!

To participate in the raffle you’ll need to check in at the coat check.

The raffle starts at 12 in the pit.

At midnight in the pit we run a raffle.
It’s free. Takes under 15mins
Give us your ear for just a short while and we’ll let you get back to the debauchery.

 

 

It’s PRIDE Month and here in Philadelphia we’ll be celebrating it with a little FILTH!
Join 2017 Mr. & Ms. Philadelphia Leather for a Top Floor Dance party (and bottoms are welcome, too!) on Saturday June 17th. Door to the dance floor will open at 10pm and there will be a $5 cover for the party. Gear is encouraged but not mandatory- Leather, Latex, Military, Fetish, Sports Kit or full Babadook costume- it’s your choice!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/940671916072991/

On Saturday June 3rd the Bike Stop hosted a Celebration for AJ on his floor of the bar; our old friend and former bartender Mike G. returned to serve drinks (with 100% of tips collected going to Wilmagination’s Outside the Classroom in AJ’s name) and join us in celebrating the life of someone who indelibly touched all of ours. We were incredibly thankful for everyone who came out and donated to the cause and who shared photos, memories and stories about their wonderful friendships with AJ. The fundraiser is still going via GoFundMe, so if you can throw in a little extra it would be most welcome.

We’re still feeling the loss and missing him greatly, but being surrounded by so many people who loved him made for a very healing day.