Touché

 
97% love it
  88
Cruisy bar with a history
Opened in 1977, Touché is one of Chicago's few surviving bars catering to leather. Check website for themed nights (leather, bears, jockstraps, Monday Night Football etc). Backroom included. Located north of Andersonville in west Rogers Park.
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    • JeMarin
      JeMarin 4 months ago
      Hates it

      We were visiting friends who lived in the area and decided to go to this bar with these friends. We wanted to check the bar in the back and the guy manning the bar in the back said they were enforcing a theme tonight which is leather or uniform theme. All four of us were disappointed because we wanted to check the place out. We stayed in the front bar and like most group of friends, we ordered drinks, talked and laughed. Our friend had an idea how one of us could get in. Somehow we had leather we could use to gain entry. As I approached the guy, he said he didn't care what I wore and accused our group of making fun of people in the bar and that he was offended. He told me I could not get in. I didn't say anything to him but got really surpirsed and upset about his accusation. First of all, how can he make that judgment when he could only see us from a distance and could not hear what we were saying. Second, my friends and I are all professionals and do not judge or make fun of people like how he was accusing us. I felt he was DISCRIMINATING us because he didn't like how we looked or how we didn't fit in the crowd for him. I asked the guy in the entrance about the other guy in the back manning the bar in the back. It turned out he was the manager named DAVID!!! I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE!!! WE WILL DEFINITELY NOT COME BACK TO A PLACE WITH A MANAGER RUNNING THE PLACE LIKE THIS!!! VERY JUDGMENTAL WITHOUT VALID FACTS!!!

    • m4mORALguy
      m4mORALguy Over a year ago
      Loves it

      SO Much Fun Every Time
      Every time I've been to Chicago the last few years I always become a regular at Touche. The vibe and crowd are always down for some good times and my particular skills (ahem....) are always in demand and appreciated in the back room. LOVE this place. GO!

    • oslobareback
      oslobareback Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Leather bar????
      Leather? Where? Who? Disappointed big time after a visit - although the crew was nice and friendly

    • nd_native
      nd_native Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Awesome!
      I loved this place. Made my first visit, not only to Touche, but to the leather scene in general. I am hooked. The back bar was very cruisey, lots of action, hot and sweaty, men of all types from cute little twinks to large muscled leathermen, and bikers, cowboys, and everyone in between. I cannot wait to visit again. I'll have to get a room nearby so I can stay until 5am. I had to leave early to drive back to MKE. Poor planning on my part.

    • DiscoverMe
      DiscoverMe Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Hot Hot Hot
      Best bar on the North side, Hot Horny Men looking for fun.

    • MechDroid
      MechDroid Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Nice intro to IML weekend
      Visited Touche on my first night in town for IML. Nothing mind-blowing or exceptional, but has pretty much anything would want from a cruise bar. Nice welcoming bartenders, cheap drinks (at least compared to the bars in Boystown), and good cruising. The back bar is, of course, a must. Had a few great times to get me nice and warmed up for a great trip. I'd definitely recommend it.

    • bourst
      bourst Over a year ago
      Loves it

      We love this place
      Usually a more mature crowd. Bartenders are friendly and they sponsor several events throughout the year such as Mr. Illinois Leather. They offer theme nights such as Bear Night which is always popular and crowded. This is the first place my partner and I went when we started dating and it remains among our favorites.

    • brandonhaley
      brandonhaley Over a year ago
      Loves it

      i like this bar alot
      awesome

    • Jackinthebox
      Jackinthebox Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Bad service
      Takes too long to get served at the front bar. I usually go right to the back, he's much nicer anyway. Have been ignored by one and spoken to disrespectfully by the other of the two front bartenders. They need to take some customer service classes. My advice...go to a different bar.

    • rubberboy
      rubberboy Over a year ago
      Loves it

      great place
      Nice place , warm atmosphere and staff. The club room is cosy and a good place to meet.

    • jpdtpa
      jpdtpa Over a year ago
      Loves it

      God I miss Touche
      I used to go their for the back bar and bear daddies until I became that bear daddy. Moved away sill miss the old bear!

    • Jerzy
      Jerzy Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Luv Smell Of Leather..
      ..if your an out-of-towner & into leather action u have to go there..wknd crowd is wild & hot guys definitely alot of skin action..leaving there I'm sure you'll be well satisfied...

    • mwm
      mwm Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I love this place
      I go there whenever I am in town. especially enjoy the "Club Room".

    • ericolav
      ericolav Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great neighborhood leather bar
      If you're into the leather scene, this is the place on the north end. Firendly crowd and all types of men there.

    • frenchboy
      frenchboy Over a year ago
      Loves it

      best leather bar in chicago
      i was in vacation in november in Chicago, Touché was a perfect place, nice patrons and staff, very cruisy atmosphere, and the cutest doorman on earth (justin) i had great time at Touché!