SPLASH in NYC is closing....

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    Jul 23, 2013 10:57 PM GMT
    Had many great nights there... too bad such an iconic club is closing icon_cry.gif


    http://www.newnownext.com/legendary-new-york-club-splash-closes-its-doors/07/2013/
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    Jul 24, 2013 1:43 AM GMT
    good theyre douche bags especially that security guard
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    Jul 24, 2013 2:00 AM GMT
    Hell naw. That's my shit. I haven't been there for years. You know there is a school next door open by September. I am gonna call my old friendsicon_cry.gif
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    Jul 24, 2013 2:09 AM GMT
    have not been there in years but hit this place hard in 97-99 when I was out of my first relationship and exposing myself to the gay scene. So many iconic places have closed in NYC since then...the Roxy, The Lure, The Spike, The Limelight

    It is too bad that hook up sites have reduced the amount of people actually going out looking to meet people. Still they were way overpriced on drinks and that ridiculous cover charge to get in.
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    Jul 24, 2013 2:17 AM GMT
    I heard about rude and homophobic staff or overprice drink... Some people go to Hell's Kitchen
  • billbos

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    Jul 24, 2013 2:24 AM GMT
    Well part of it is that they used to not charge a cover, the drinks were weak and expensive, but at least you didn't pay to get in. We used to go to start our night, or meet up there, but once they started to charge.......ovah.
  • JBinSFO

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    Jul 24, 2013 5:04 AM GMT
    I've been to Splash on many a trip to NYC. I knew they were in trouble last time I tried to go, about 2 years ago on a Thursday night I think, and there was nobody in the club shortly before midnight. They wanted to charge a cover but when we saw there was nobody there, we walked away. We were about 10 yards away when the manager came out after us and offered free admission....Its not like we were pretty and buff chelsea boys after all...
  • str8hardbody9

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    Jul 24, 2013 5:34 AM GMT
    Oh no I love Splash. I go there every year when I visit my friends in NYC. Bummer no more hot go-go dancers. Oh well there's Montreal anyway.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 24, 2013 6:03 AM GMT
    My friends in NYC call it a tourists club and it has been there since the early 1990 era so it sounds about time. Some of the bigger new venues like Viva or XL have killed business so the time has come.
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    Jul 24, 2013 8:34 AM GMT
    Very few NYC guys are Splash regulars; it's primarily a bridge and tunnel scene.

    Good riddance.
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    Jul 24, 2013 8:47 AM GMT
    I had a good night there in 2011 :p. That's a bit sad!
  • WhoDey

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    Jul 24, 2013 8:50 AM GMT
    Seems like the out of towners care more than the locals.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jul 24, 2013 8:55 AM GMT
    WhoDey saidSeems like the out of towners care more than the locals.



    Because they don't know better- that trite place sucked!!icon_idea.gif
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    Jul 24, 2013 11:33 AM GMT
    It did have the only 18+ gay night in NYC that I know of. But I suppose people who can't drink don't pay the bills!
  • PR_GMR

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    Jul 24, 2013 2:01 PM GMT
    robbaker saidYes!!! Finally them narcissistic drug addicted chelsea mean men are finally going down and with a splash! Its about time. icon_smile.gif next up glounge


    Hell, no! I like G Lounge.

    I went to Splash once. It was a big bar, and it wasn't busy on the night I went. There were latin twinks dancing all over the place. The hottest man there was this one tall bartender, who wore nothing but briefs. Good god, he was hot. I don't think he was gay. He was just too hot.

    Never went back. Too bad they went under.
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    Jul 24, 2013 2:09 PM GMT
    how24get saidHad many great nights there... too bad such an iconic club is closing icon_cry.gif


    http://www.newnownext.com/legendary-new-york-club-splash-closes-its-doors/07/2013/



    Could a song called "GRINDR Killed The Gay Bar" be far off?
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 29, 2014 3:42 PM GMT
    Gay men just don't go to gay bars anymore. We are pretty much mainstream and comfortable being ourselves. It is not just the internet that helped kill off gay bars and clubs, it is gay men pursuing other types of activities and assimilating into the mainstream and shattering all the popular stereotypes about being gay. I haven't been to a gay club for well over a year. I just don't have the desire to hang out in a bar or club. Plus all those huge HD TVs all over the bar has made these clubs increasingly unpleasant. Isn't one HD TV enoughicon_question.gif I don't go to a club to watch TV, I go out to socialize with people but that is impossible now because everyone is in their own little, impersonal world hooked up to their stupid I phones texting away.
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    Apr 30, 2014 2:44 PM GMT
    Weird coincidence: Splash owner Brian Landache posed nude in a Ken Haak coffee table book and Haak wanted me for his next one but he wanted me to get abs beforehand but I was too lazy (not any more) and too much of a goody two shoes to take it all off for the camera (still am). I would have been one of Splash's first bartenders through a personal referral but got turned down because I didn't have abs (and I had a day job).

    Roughly around that time I also had a shot without even auditioning at being on the first season of "The Real World" (New York) but wasn't interested. Another coincidence - my first boyfriend was a dead ringer for cast member Eric Nies.

    If my life were an Edith Wharton novel it'd be "House of Mirth."
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 30, 2014 3:07 PM GMT
    I've heard about the place. I had thought about going there the next time I'm in NYC. Unfortunate, I've heard about the history. Was a little surprised this thread is from last summer. I hadn't heard about the closing until now.
  • Destinharbor

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    Apr 30, 2014 3:15 PM GMT
    I'm not a big fan of clubs with attitudes but I do enjoy dancing occasionally in the middle of mayhem. Where do you NYC guys go to dance?
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    Apr 30, 2014 3:49 PM GMT
    credo saidVery few NYC guys are Splash regulars; it's primarily a bridge and tunnel scene.

    Good riddance.


    LOL - if Disney were to open a Gay-themed bar - it would be Splash...
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    Apr 30, 2014 5:42 PM GMT
    Cash said
    credo saidVery few NYC guys are Splash regulars; it's primarily a bridge and tunnel scene.

    Good riddance.


    LOL - if Disney were to open a Gay-themed bar - it would be Splash...


    or Tinkerbell
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    Apr 30, 2014 6:05 PM GMT
    How funny to see this post here....Splash was the first gay club I ever went to...i was 17 ...and i discovered it by chance walking around in new york...then i moved a few blocks away on 16th and 8th ave...and used to go to splash a lot....it did change over the years though i remember...i loved going to their Manic Mondays....whats happening with new york...Roxy has been shut down long ago...now splash is gone too....
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    Apr 30, 2014 7:43 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidWeird coincidence: Splash owner Brian Landache posed nude in a Ken Haak coffee table book and Haak wanted me for his next one but he wanted me to get abs beforehand but I was too lazy (not any more) and too much of a goody two shoes to take it all off for the camera (still am). I would have been one of Splash's first bartenders through a personal referral but got turned down because I didn't have abs (and I had a day job).

    Roughly around that time I also had a shot without even auditioning at being on the first season of "The Real World" (New York) but wasn't interested. Another coincidence - my first boyfriend was a dead ringer for cast member Eric Nies.

    If my life were an Edith Wharton novel it'd be "House of Mirth."


    I've only been to Splash once. I think they played Kelly Rowland's Motivation -- so it was awhile ago. What would you have done differently in your 20's that you didn't do because you felt like you were a "goody too shoes"?
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    Apr 30, 2014 7:54 PM GMT
    My friends and I used to go there when it was brand new. Not so much attitude back then, just a really nice place to go with hot bartenders and cute guys. I heard that in later years it got kind of awful, so I'm not surprised that it closed. We also used to go to a gay sports bar called Champs across the street, but that didn't last long either.