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  •   what a joke
    sluttypumpkin ·

    August 17, 2013

    this proves what a joke gay cities is. nobody thinks this bar is gay by mainstream gay standards. it's guys on the DL and black guys who want them. it's on a deserted side street in a dangerous area next to the bathhouse. nice.
  •   not gay
    beardedgermancub ·

    July 4, 2012

    A hip hop club for str8ts.
  •   ?
    juniorprof2013 ·

    June 27, 2012

    how can the guys under me be fans? the bar is not gay and any gay man who tries to drink here will be bashed or pushed out.
  •   on the DL?
    luckydudewestside ·

    June 17, 2012

    hard core black wannabe thugz. imagine the smell of hip hoppers sweatin and rank boi pussy. if that gets ya to creem in yo jeans, then hit it up. but be prepared to get raped in the parkin lot.
  •   You've been warned!
    JohnSmith ·

    May 10, 2012

    Like other commenters have written, the Mean Bull is NOT the place to be if you are LGBT in Cleveland. I hadn't been there in a while and stopped by, needless to say I didn't stay. The crowd was not a LGBT crowd. The bathrooms were FILTHY. Bartender didn't know how to make a common drink request. I've had friends say they were being ripped off by bartenders trying to short change them....the list goes on and on. Charles Fleck may have run a great business back in the 70's and 80's or even the 90's but between the current condition of Flex and how things are being run at Mean Bull, clearly the man is WAY past his prime. It is a damn shame that there is so much incompetence in the gay bar scene in Cleveland when the rest of the city seems to be moving forward.
  •   Thugs and Drugs
    PdxJock503 ·

    April 4, 2012

    Stay away... No longer a Gay bar. Gross is an understatement. Not safe
  •   Blacks ONLY
    poloclub ·

    March 25, 2012

    This is the most RACIST bar I ever went to. I'll keep my money and me in the burbs Google THUGS and MEAN BULL pops up. Never again.
  •   Officially No Longer a Gay Bar
    musclepig ·

    January 29, 2012

    Mean Bull has gone hip-hop/urban. No longer being promoted as a gay establishment and is being run by an outside company.
  •   Fo Shizzle
    soccerjock1981 ·

    August 22, 2011

    The bar has a trendy look and convenient to freeway and the baths but otherwise dont bother. I was surprised too to find the large black crowd. Cleveland should have a black gay bar and this one is probably the best location of all the bars to go black. But when a bar goes black in cleveland the white men disappear, gay included. I predict this club will either close in two months or else will be hiphop central for gay Cleveland with no whites to be found.
  •   When did it change?
    JustWondering ·

    June 29, 2011

    When the Mean Bull first opened, it was a beautiful bar that had a certain type of small and friendly environment where you felt safe. Now it has totally transformed itself to a African American bar almost every night there open with police and rough security that harass its patrons. I understand you have to make your money to stay a float, but the new environment doesn't work. And how does a gay bar attached to a bath house start having a black lesbian night? That's very RANDOM?
  •   Dans rock bool
    gowangagowanga ·

    May 18, 2011

    meesa meesa
  •   all dance floor tiny bar
    topdog75 ·

    May 10, 2011

    nice bar but rough neighborhood. awkward spot for cruising since bars so narrow and long.
  •   Dead on friday
    Nomadic ·

    February 21, 2011

    I went to this bar first, before moving on. There was a military event going on, for the 9 patrons in the bar. They were all older men, so i'm guessing the twinks skipped the bull on Friday. Music was nice, but nobody dancing. It has potential, there's no cover, and a bigger floor size, friendly staff. If only people would GO. People make the business, the business doesn't make the people.
  •   Hit or Miss
    sportsguy71 ·

    February 17, 2011

    they play decent dance music on the weekend but usually nobody dances. bartenders are hot. some weekends it's crowded and some there might be 15-20 people there
  •   This is not the Warehouse District, people!
    clejock1982 ·

    November 25, 2010

    The heading says "Historic Warehouse District." This is not true. Its by the Flex Baths in a less than nice part of the downtown fringe. Yes, the name "Mean Bull" implies a rough trade kinda place, but such a bar this is not. Strictly run of the mill, ordinary gays. Not worth the long trip to the edge of civilization, in my opinion.
  •   Why call the bar
    steveo25 ·

    November 6, 2010

    The name suggests a leather bar. It's a twink, metro kinda bar.
  •   Boring
    JoshJay2010 ·

    September 5, 2010

    No fun, just posing. Stand and model is for twink pre-grown-ups, not for men of real age. I won't return.
  •   Time for some honesty
    Notyourbeyotch ·

    September 1, 2010

    There was an opportunity to open a new classy club in Cleveland, so...we get another tiny bar in a bad neighborhood. That's not a racist statement. Around the corner and about two blocks away is a notorious crack-buying bar. A blue-collar union hangout is also very close (sound gay friendly???). Drive along Hamilton Avenue and you will see strange alien sights like homeless? men fighting and yelling in the street. Turns out a shelter and day labor places are nearby. This is where someone, with money, invested his funds, in a bathhouse complex and bar in such a seedy shady area. Again, why??? When will Cleveland learn? This is not a safe neighborhood, and I have no idea who these folks are who post positive reviews of this bar. You really should be driving in this area after drinking. If your car breaks down and your out of cash, you are out of luck.
  •   Fun
    bulldoguy ·

    March 8, 2010

    I had fun. So did my friends.
  •   Skeezetown
    babydaddy49 ·

    March 6, 2010

    Mean Bull is located in arguably the worst part of downtown. Homeless men. Car break ins. Rapes. Carjackings. Drug dealing. A couple of people were attacked a few blocks away during the Chinese New Year celebration at Asia Plaza. Why would any one want to go here, especially at night when traffic is minimal and criminals come out? A strange neighborhood for a bar, or a bathouse. It's black, Chinese, industrial, and poor. Why do the owners think a bunch of limpwristed fags are going to trek over here? Specially when the Leather Stallion is right on St Clair.
  •   Slurp Slup, No thanks
    bettesboy ·

    March 6, 2010

    I was trying to enjoy my drink when an older gentleman approached and asked if I wanted to go to his room to see his dildo collection. Sorry, I'm not into 12inch black sex toys. YeeK!
  •   No fur here
    rednekbear ·

    March 5, 2010

    The baths were mildly fun. This bar was no fun. Metrosexual types (the gay variety) plus assortment of guys who would be described as twinkish cubs or cubbish twinks. Not our kind of bar. We like our men with fur and beef. We partied at the Stallion after cruising the Flex.
  •   Bullsheet
    jakemaloneysboyfriend ·

    March 5, 2010

    Reading these reviews i'm wondering....are some of these guys on the payroll or what? If anything, don't "lighten up!" The truth: the area is seedy. Or maybe dangerous, depending on your idea of danger. Strange men wander the back streets at night...are they hustlers, drug dealers, homeless guys, I dont know, but they are disturbing. It is a very dark and creepy area at night, even though its basically a stones throw from the Leather Stallion leather and bear bar. As for being attached to a sex club, I couldn't care less. But lets get real, boys. How many of us want to tell our friends that we partied at a bathhouse bar?! Very '70s! If this bar were located on the gay strip of Clifton, it would be ok, but not where it is now. I want to go to a club, not a sex club bar. I want to drink in a reasonably secure environment. For the average gay barhopper, MeanBull is Bullcrap.
  •   Lighten up
    sspdjman ·

    March 4, 2010

    This is a great bar. The location might not be in the best area of town but the bar and parking lot are enclosed and very secure. The bar is sexy without being trashy and the staff is friendly. And it's within walking distance of the bathhouse for those who might not be ready or able to drive home at closing time. I promise its classier to cruise the bathhouse than it is to be pulled over receiving a DUI.
  •   Nothing mean bout mean bull
    mydickisyourmaster ·

    March 4, 2010

    The straight dope, homeys- - - Mean Bull sounds like it should be a leather or bondage bar. Sorry. Its a dancing queen club.
  •   Here's the TRUTH
    gagaiskaka ·

    March 4, 2010

    Don't Go! Bar is located in very dangerous district. Homeless men wander the streets at night. Desolate and isolated area in an industrial district by the train tracks and old warehouses. Main drag of St. Clair Ave is sort of OK. That's where the Stallion is. I've heard of guys who had their car windows smashed even on St Clair. Well, the Bull may be technically separate from the Flex Baths, but it is attached to the complex. Everyone knows that you are going to the baths complex if they see you park in the immediate area, so if you are closeted or afraid to be noticed, be forewarned. No legitimate businesses in the area. A crack bar- the Magic City- a notorious place, is nearby. A very high crime area. Nearby on Payne Avenue, carjackings and assaults happen too often. Honestly, guys, don't patronize this place. Some people on here have an agenda, either for the bar owner or against the baths. But I'm telling you the truth. I'm a CSU student, I know the area, and I'm looking out for the 20 and 30 something guys here. The dirty old men and supertwinks can keep on patronizing Mean Bull, the Stallion, and other dives.
  •   It's Not A Bath House Bar.. So Shut Your Hole!
    DJKode ·

    January 29, 2010

    Myself & four friends checked out Mean Bull Niteclub a few weekends ago. Despite the widespread rumours of the bar being "inadequite", we felt is was worth atleast checking out. The bar itself is a nice layout, with the entrance to the club on the side of the building - completely seperate from Flex itself, even with a seperate parking lot across the street. The bar offered friendly and well knowledgable bartenders, coat check, and a dancefloor with lighting effects quite comparable to The Grid Niteclub. There is an exit door in the back of the bar that creates easy access into Flex incase you've had too much to drink.. or came to score and didn't.. but it's secured so Flex visitors do not wander into the bar. The DJ the evening we met was a last minute stand in for the resident DJ, and although I was far from impressed, overall.. this bar is the next Grid Niteclub!
  •   Don't knock it!
    beenthere1 ·

    January 20, 2010

    Obviously, those that are upset have not been there. This is a SEPERATE Club from the bathouse, seperate entrance, seperate's brand new, so evertything is clean and sex in the bar, the place is always's the same as any other club except nicer and better. If you don't believe it, come check it out for yourself!
  •   Classy place to be
    lesbianannie ·

    January 20, 2010

    Very classy place to be! Thank you for opening your doors to allow the women also! For the guys there are lots of very cute and hot men in there. The bartenders are great and friendly! Very clean, wonderful music, nice people, and many are involved in the community, both patrons and employees! Very clean and respectable.
  •   need I say more?
    leatherguy39 ·

    January 6, 2010

    Men, watch yourself here. It is like walking on stepping stones if you know what i mean. Also a certain area of mine was grabbed on numerous occasions by unknown people. Not a good area especially at night. Leather stalion around the corner also in a very, very bad area.
  •   Mean Bull Night Club
    cleveland ·

    December 27, 2009

    here's how this works... 400+ patrons, 4 hours of dancing, cocktails and food throughout the night, 5 bartenders, three managers, 2 DJ's, security, police, parking for everyone, and patrons dancing until 4:00 AM. Anyone that doesn't admit they had a great time, doesn't belong in Cleveland. My friends and I came all the way in from the eastern college. We had a great time. Thank you Mean Bull. Finally, our City is back on the map.
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  •   Douche
    bigger ·

    December 26, 2009

    You would have to be a douche to make a special trip here. If your in a bathouse drinking, i have to ask, why aren't you getting layed? If you must drink here, yu are too ug to get layed.
  •   Stain on my shoe
    daddymack ·

    December 26, 2009

    I chose to give this place a try as the crowds were thin on xmas eve. I stepped in a "puddle" of man juice. Once the grossness-hotness subsided, I felt weird of finishing my drink.
  •   New management at Flex
    gojira ·

    December 26, 2009

    Soon after opening the owner of Flex had to hire a new manager. Their solution: open a bar at the baths. Now you can't tell if men are vomiting because of drunkenness or because of eating too much jizz.
  •   What a jolt
    boyleathr ·

    December 26, 2009

    I was led to believe this was a club. Showed up and found the Flex baths. Didn't go in. Hamilton Avenue is night the right street for a nice white boy to be driving down at midnight on a Friday. Forget about it. Stick to the Leather Stallion if you absolutely have to drink in dangerous neighborhoods.
  •   It smells like bj's in here
    jujube101 ·

    December 26, 2009

    Get plowed then smashed. Ha! I saw a guy do golden shower play in a common area then saw him in bar. OK i watched a golden shower, i admit it. But then he gets served at bar. Did he clean himself? This place is noumber 1 on my barfometer.
  •   Get drunk at a bathhouse?!
    csudude ·

    December 26, 2009

    It's not a real gay bar. It's a bar located inside a bathhouse. For out-of-towners, Cleveland's 2 baths have suffered a serious decline in patronage over the last several years. Today, most bathhouse customers are the sort of guys who can't get laid at a bar. So, you wanna meet these guys at the Mean Bull? Go ahead and knock yourself out. Just don't bring an STD home.
  •   W T F
    LilJay ·

    November 19, 2009

    Ok it was kinda crazy for a Halloween party when the bar is not even finished.i found it a bit DANGEROUS.I would never go back.

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