That Place, Utica's pathetic excuse f...

That Place, Utica's pathetic excuse for a gay bar

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Bar Fly

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#1 Oct 12, 2008
Does anyone in the gay community ever go to That Place anymore? I was there this weekend and it was totally awful. It is so sad that in an area that has a sizeable gay/lesbian population, there is not a decent place to go to. I used to go there at least two or three nights a week, but lately I can't get excited about it at all. It is more fun to take the long drive to Trexx or Rain in Syracuse, but that isn't possible every weekend. I know there are many more gay people in this town besides me that have money to spend, if only we had a place to go to spend it. That Place is so low class and unfriendly. Doesn't the owner realize that he needs to clean the place? It is filthy. The bathroom is scary. He needs a real disc jockey. The bartender there is totally unprofessional, serving his buddies first and ignoring other customers. It is sad because this is the only gay venue in this town. I don't understand how the place can stay in business when so many people like myself go out of our ways to avoid it. I want a place to go out to on the weekends, but I don't want to go to a dirty old dump. There are other gay bars around, but they are so far away. Utica deserves better than this.
Euorgos

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#2 Oct 12, 2008
I agree totally. It is a dump. They should clean things up a bit. Needs to be run like a business. It would also be nice if they could serve food there, maybe that would make it someplace to go to after getting out of work. If they don't make some changes soon, they should just shut it down. Maybe someone else could open a new gay bar/restaurant?
Saffy

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#3 Oct 12, 2008
Doesn't any bar that gay/lesbians patronize become (at least partially) a gay bar? Just wondering.
SYRACUSE sucks

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#6 Oct 13, 2008
was just in Syracuse this past weekend and it SUCKED....Trexx's was STRAIGHT and for SU students ONLY, XBAR is STRAIGHT with a less then desired crowd and RAIN is so STUFFY that if you don't know someone there, don't expect to be spoken too....people complain so much about Utica and it's "gay bar" why don't someone do something about it instead of pointing the finger??? to the FIRST comment, if you want to drive 45 mins EACH WAY to see the same amount of TRASH in Syracuse, go right ahead...so DRINK, drive home and PRAY you don't get a ticket from Syracuse ALL THE WAY BACK to Utica on the thruway...SMART...LOL

“Dr. Who”

Since: Jun 08

Whitesboro

#7 Oct 13, 2008
That Place used to be a great bar... about 10 years ago. It was packed like sardines on Saturdays. Thursdays and Fridays weren't bad, either. I don't know what has happened, but it seems as if the gay community just doesn't go out anymore. The same thing has happened in Syracuse, too. Of course, the Syracuse gay community are all cliquish snobs, always have been and always will be. The bars are better, but it's not worth the 2 hour round trip to drive out there just so you can be ignored.
Something New

Redmond, WA

#10 Oct 13, 2008
We need more than just one bar/nightclub in the area.Utica New Haraford and Clinton have alot of gays and lesbians with money to spend and they always leave great tips.I hope someone nice ,new and clean will think about some new places soon.That Place is gross and I won't even walk in the door.
Ali

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#12 Oct 13, 2008
I'm not gay, but I believe Maria is an ignorant moron. Swallow your hate and stay home. You probably shouldn't be around non-KKK members.
Smarter than you

Cicero, NY

#13 Oct 13, 2008
Dr Who is right. Ten years ago, when That Place first opened,it was awesome. Bar Fly, Trexx is the most filthiest and disgusting place ever, I wouldnt complain about That Place if you go there, ick.
UticaIsAMess

New York, NY

#15 Oct 13, 2008
Euorgos wrote:
I agree totally. It is a dump. They should clean things up a bit. Needs to be run like a business. It would also be nice if they could serve food there, maybe that would make it someplace to go to after getting out of work. If they don't make some changes soon, they should just shut it down. Maybe someone else could open a new gay bar/restaurant?
Serve food in a gay bar? Thats disgusting! Yuck
FORT LAUDERDALE

Deerfield Beach, FL

#16 Oct 13, 2008
WOW, SO MUCH HATE. I DONT KNOW WHAT YOUR "GAY BAR" IS LIKE BUT I KNOW FROM WHAT YOU PEOPLE SAY ITS NOT THE NICEST PLACE TO GO IN THE CITY.THE GAY COMMUNITY IN UTICA,NY SHOULD ALL GET TOGETHER AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. PERHAPS IF YOU DONT SUPPORT YOUR BAR THE OWNER CANT AFFORD TO KEEP IT UP, DID YOU EVER THINK OF A RALLEY OR SOME WAY TO HELP HIM OUT.IM SURE ITS LIKE MOST SMALL TOWNS THE GAY AREA IS SMALL AND MOST OTHERS ARE AGAINST YOU. AS FAR AS ALL THE GAY BASHERS ON THIS BLOG YOU ARE ONLY SHOWING YOUR IGNORANCE.IF ANY OF YOU HAVE EVER BEEN OUT OF UTICA AND TRAVELED TO ANY OTHER MAJOR CITY YOU WOULD SEE GAY PEOPLE ARE ACCEPTED LIKE ANY OTHER PEOPLE.FORT LAUDERDALE, MIAMI, LOS ANGELES,SCOTTSDALE AND ON AND ON THESE PLACES ALL HAVE LARGE GAY COMMUNITIES. TAKE A LOOK AT ANY OF THESE PLACES THEY ALL PROSPER, BEAUTIFULL HOMES, NICE BUISNESS' MANY BARS AND RESTUARANTS TO GO AND HANG OUT IN.PERHAPS YOU SHOULD LEARN SOMETHING FROM THE "GAYS" AND MAYBE YOUR CITY MIGHT TAKE A TURN FOR THE BETTER. OH AND BY THE WAY I USE TO LIVE IN UTICA A LONG TIME AGO, BEEN IN FLORIDA FOR MANY YEARS. WHAT I HAVE ACCOMPLISHED HERE I WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO IN UTICA. IM SORRY TO SAY I WILL NEVER RETURN TO UTICA TO LIVE, I DO VISIT FROM TIME TO TIME AND WHEN I DO I AM I SHOCK WITH WHAT I SEE.THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT CAN HELP YOU IS YOURSELVES, TRY TO BAN TOGETHER AND YOU MIGHT BE SHOCKED AT THE OUT COME.
UticaIsAMess

New York, NY

#17 Oct 13, 2008
FORT LAUDERDALE wrote:
WOW, SO MUCH HATE. I DONT KNOW WHAT YOUR "GAY BAR" IS LIKE BUT I KNOW FROM WHAT YOU PEOPLE SAY ITS NOT THE NICEST PLACE TO GO IN THE CITY.THE GAY COMMUNITY IN UTICA,NY SHOULD ALL GET TOGETHER AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. PERHAPS IF YOU DONT SUPPORT YOUR BAR THE OWNER CANT AFFORD TO KEEP IT UP, DID YOU EVER THINK OF A RALLEY OR SOME WAY TO HELP HIM OUT.IM SURE ITS LIKE MOST SMALL TOWNS THE GAY AREA IS SMALL AND MOST OTHERS ARE AGAINST YOU. AS FAR AS ALL THE GAY BASHERS ON THIS BLOG YOU ARE ONLY SHOWING YOUR IGNORANCE.IF ANY OF YOU HAVE EVER BEEN OUT OF UTICA AND TRAVELED TO ANY OTHER MAJOR CITY YOU WOULD SEE GAY PEOPLE ARE ACCEPTED LIKE ANY OTHER PEOPLE.FORT LAUDERDALE, MIAMI, LOS ANGELES,SCOTTSDALE AND ON AND ON THESE PLACES ALL HAVE LARGE GAY COMMUNITIES. TAKE A LOOK AT ANY OF THESE PLACES THEY ALL PROSPER, BEAUTIFULL HOMES, NICE BUISNESS' MANY BARS AND RESTUARANTS TO GO AND HANG OUT IN.PERHAPS YOU SHOULD LEARN SOMETHING FROM THE "GAYS" AND MAYBE YOUR CITY MIGHT TAKE A TURN FOR THE BETTER. OH AND BY THE WAY I USE TO LIVE IN UTICA A LONG TIME AGO, BEEN IN FLORIDA FOR MANY YEARS. WHAT I HAVE ACCOMPLISHED HERE I WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO IN UTICA. IM SORRY TO SAY I WILL NEVER RETURN TO UTICA TO LIVE, I DO VISIT FROM TIME TO TIME AND WHEN I DO I AM I SHOCK WITH WHAT I SEE.THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT CAN HELP YOU IS YOURSELVES, TRY TO BAN TOGETHER AND YOU MIGHT BE SHOCKED AT THE OUT COME.
What do you do in Florida that couldnt acomplish here?
Marie Your A SICKO

Redmond, WA

#18 Oct 14, 2008
Maria wrote:
I agree with KGB. I do not think it is o.k. for all of you queers and lesbians to think you are accepted. We still do not like you and think you should die. I am tired of going to Barnes and Nobles and seeing a parking lot full of rainbow bumper stickers.
wOW,Maria what a sad ,sick woman you sound like,maybe because of a lack of caring in your life you hate people based on nothing more than your own crazy thoughts.Gays and Lesbians are accepted and love around the world.Gays and Lesbians give the world most of the wonderful things we all take for granted such as -art,music,movies ect.Gays and Lesbians make more money than most others therefor pay more taxes for roads,schools and all other programs.So please stay in your own corner of the world where hate seems to be the only thing that grows.

Since: Aug 08

Loon Lake NY

#19 Oct 14, 2008
With everything wrong in the world today, all you people worry about is where you can go get your poop pushed?

This is why people have problems with gay people.. its not because your gay, its because you bitch about everything.
Outer

Watertown, NY

#20 Oct 14, 2008
Hitler wrote:
No...I think maria is a very bright women who speaks her mind...why dont you fggots go to a different board cause your not wanted here queers
Your soooooo gay! Get out of the closet already, you'll feel so much better.
Hello Bar Fly

United States

#23 Oct 14, 2008
I have heard that some of the gay community hangs out at Space 26. Agree, it is sad that there is not anywhere nice to hang out anymore. Have you heard of any other places in utica besides going to syr. or albany?

Since: Aug 08

Loon Lake NY

#24 Oct 14, 2008
ever since the persians bought les brows there has been no place for women to go and scissor
Bar Fly

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#25 Oct 14, 2008
UticaIsAMess wrote:
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What do you do in Florida that couldnt acomplish here?
I know what Ft. Lauderdale is talking about. There are opportunities there, as in most other cities, that are not available here. Jobs, culture, entertainment, and life in general thrives in ways that living in a small place like Utica, or even Syracuse will never offer. Utica is a nice enough place, but it is not exceptional. I am sure there are places far worse with less to offer, but on the other hand there are far more places that have far more to offer.
fort lauderdale

Deerfield Beach, FL

#26 Oct 14, 2008
UticaIsAMess wrote:
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What do you do in Florida that couldnt acomplish here?
Seven years ago I started a commercial cleaning co. from nothing. One building I cleaned myself when I got out of my job at 10:00 pm. From that I built acleaning empire that spans from Miami to Vero Beach on the east coast and Naples to Sarasota on the west coast. More than 50 employees full time and 12 part time. DO YOU THINK I COULD HAVE DONE THIS IN UTICE NY. I DONT.
Phyliss B

New York, NY

#27 Oct 14, 2008
UticaIsAMess wrote:
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Serve food in a gay bar? Thats disgusting! Yuck
The soup would be Crem Brulay!!
LOL
Gays Rock

Redmond, WA

#28 Oct 14, 2008
God loves gays and lesbians but God hates haters,if I were the bitter,hateful losers that keep putting gays or any group down, I would hate myself as they so clearly do.Get lifes and stop being rude,crude low life losers.

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