LiamHeartGold saidIts not because of the food, every time I go there between the time of 1am-3am there are always very attractive guys there. Most of them being openly gay as well, such as the very attractive red haired cowboy who was there the other night with his guys.
When I lived in the Upper Midwest a number of us would go to all-night places like iHop after the local gay club closed (singular). We'd take several tables together, or if more than a dozen of us we'd get a private room this one place called the Fryin' Pan had.
Then, our energy restored after having danced all night, we'd go on to someone's place for an after-party. Of course if he was equipped to feed us all we'd skip the iHop or Fryin' Pan entirely. But those midwestern farm boys and red-haired cowboys gotta eat every few hours.
The after-parties could be anything from very tame mixers to outright raunchy orgies that lasted until dawn. Or maybe we'd mostly pair off after the iHop for our own private encounters, but almost everyone went home with someone, very few would leave alone.
So I had mostly good experiences & memories associated with iHop, and I still like their blueberry pancakes. I just won't have heavy breakfasts like that anymore, except maybe during long driving trips. And my late night clubbing days are long over, too.