Bachelor Forum

95% love it
In the heart of ArtWalk district
This leather/levi bar is Rochester's oldest gay-owned and operated bar and is a landmark of the local gay community.
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    • cavalier
      cavalier Over a year ago
      Loves it

      This bar epitomizes the Rochester gay bar scene: friendly (if slow) bartenders, cheap strong drinks, diverse crowd of all ages. I was in Rochester for a conference and came here every night. It can be loud during karaoke night, but otherwise it's a very laidback, friendly place.

    • upmine9
      upmine9 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great place, Always
      Been dropping in at the Forum since back in the 80's ! Always a great mix of people and friendly.

    • ScottsvilleMatt
      ScottsvilleMatt Over a year ago
      Hates it

      low key, but still the busiest place in rochester to hang out
      Decent place. Can be quiet. Most lively on sunny weekends when people sit out front or across the street on the patio in front of Starry Nights cafe.

    • triquatra364
      triquatra364 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I've always loved the Forum, its mostly a guys bar, but everyone is themselves, not some plastic carbon copy of what people think is popular, also not near as cliquey as other bars, its a place where everyone feels welcome no matter what age you are...the average patron is in middle age or older, but they make you feel welcome no matter what your age is, as long as your at least 21!

    • TimJon34
      TimJon34 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      My favorite place to be...

    • jmwlmt
      jmwlmt Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Neighborhood bar w/ mixed crowd (all types)

    • MammyGraham
      MammyGraham Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Small City Leather Bar
      Rochester is the smallest city I've ever been to that has a leather bar. It's pretty much what you'd expect from a bear/leather bar - divey with an older crowd. No back patio or dark room, so things stay pretty mild.