Aura

 
60% love it
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GayCities Members report that Aura has closed
Club attached to Flex Hotel/Spa
The latest addition to the Flex Baths/Hotel compound, Aura delivers great tunes from live piano music to electro-fueled beats. Themed nights are scheduled, and private parties can be accommodated at this sophisticated, stylish escape from the daily grind.

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    • sluttypumpkin
      sluttypumpkin Over a year ago
      Hates it

      what a joke
      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
      A hip hop club for str8ts.

    • juniorprof2013
      juniorprof2013 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      ?
      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?
      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.

    • JohnSmith
      JohnSmith Over a year ago
      Hates it

      You've been warned!
      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.

    • PdxJock503
      PdxJock503 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Thugs and Drugs
      Stay away... No longer a Gay bar. Gross is an understatement. Not safe

    • poloclub
      poloclub Over a year ago

      Blacks ONLY
      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.

    • musclepig
      musclepig Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Officially No Longer a Gay Bar
      Mean Bull has gone hip-hop/urban. No longer being promoted as a gay establishment and is being run by an outside company.

    • soccerjock1981
      soccerjock1981 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Fo Shizzle
      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.

    • JustWondering
      JustWondering Over a year ago
      Loves it

      When did it change?
      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?

    • gowangagowanga
      gowangagowanga Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Dans rock bool
      meesa meesa

    • topdog75
      topdog75 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      all dance floor tiny bar
      nice bar but rough neighborhood. awkward spot for cruising since bars so narrow and long.

    • Nomadic
      Nomadic Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Dead on friday
      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.

    • sportsguy71
      sportsguy71 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Hit or Miss
      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

    • clejock1982
      clejock1982 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      This is not the Warehouse District, people!
      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.

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