Our goal is to capture the essence of the old bars - the sights, the sounds, the smells. How good was the music? How dim were the lights? How hot were the bartenders? If you were encouraging a friend to visit the bar, what attractions would you mention? Conversely, if you wanted to discourage him from going, what unattractive things would you point out? Good or bad, bar fan or bar critic, we want to hear from you. No item is too minor.
Some people send us their recollections by e-mail, while others prefer a survey format. Our web site has an easy questionnaire you can use. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete and covers all aspects of the bar scene. You simply type in the bar name and check off the descriptions that apply.
We don't knowingly publish false information. However it should be kept in mind that our sources are bar-patron recollections of past places and events. Memories of those times may have faded over the years. If you notice some item that is inaccurate or simply not true, please let us know. We'll do further research and amend the web site if necessary.
Beside bar stories, we also have an interest in bar memorabilia. Old matchbooks, photos, menus, posters, t-shirts, caps, trophies, etc. Your donations will be turned over to Madeline Davis and the Buffalo GLBT Archives. If you have old photos, they can be computer scanned and returned to you unharmed.
All communications are confidential unless you instruct us otherwise. You may reach us by e-mail, by US mail, or by phone. Go to the how to contact us page for details. And don't be shy - when you see us out in the bars, please come up and say "hello." We're eager to meet you.
For a list of all the men's bars, see the master bar list page. The names are organized both alphabetically and by the year the bar "went gay."