Calendar » Get Out

Dirty Dancing

Gay bar teams up athletics with muscle-bound dancer.


A month after its grand opening, Club Argos has worked out most of the wrinkles in branding itself an “alternative sports bar.” And what better way to promote a club for gay guys loaded with testosterone than with its six-man dance team, the Argonauts. “We wanted good-looking guys with muscles,” says co-owner Brian Kaufman-Butler. “This is Coyote Ugly, but we’re talking men.” @cal body 1:The shirtless troupe boogies around the bar twice a week in undies embroidered with the club’s logo. When they’re not around, 11 TVs beam Cavs, Browns, and Tribe games. Kaufman-Butler came up with the concept after he polled 150 potential customers to pinpoint the kind of club they’d patronize. “I didn’t know people wanted a place where they can watch football or basketball in peace,” he says. “When I say alternative, I mean for everybody: lesbians, gays, straights. As long as they’re tolerant.”
Fridays, Saturdays, 11 a.m., 2006

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.