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October 29, 2010

Leon's to open Triple L, a new leather lounge

Next week, a reader will start a semi weekly column chronicling his visits as a straight guy to local gay bars. (He's heard all the jokes - so save it). 

A big fan of Leon's, he sent along this tip: Baltimore's oldest gay bar - and incidentally, 32nd best bar - will open a new leather lounge called Triple L next week.

The lounge will be located behind Leon's, a space that has had many names over the years.

First, it was notorious dive Tyson's Place. But after owner Ben Davis died, Leon's owner Ron Singer bought it and renamed it Nadds - as in, New Age Dine and Dance. Later, realizing the name didn't catch on, he called it Singer's*. 

Triple L will have its official opening November 6, with karaoke, 2 for 1 rails and a happy hour buffet, which, at a leather lounge, is bound to be super sanitary. 

The ad for the new lounge is after the jump. Beware, chaps are involved.

Triple L's ad in City Paper: IMG_0738%5B1%5D.jpg

Photo: Chiaki Kawajiri/Baltimore Sun

*The owner of Leon's is Singer, not Springer. Post has been corrected. 

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Posted by Erik Maza at 3:17 PM | | Comments (14)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


From my understanding- I could be wrong the 3L was to go atop Leon's and not replace Singer's. This from a drunken conversation with the owner a few weeks ago.

"Singer's" not "Springer's"

Did you know that there's a leather bar called the Double L in Rehobeth? True fact. Also, my captcha for this post (if you want to call it that) says: Please enter the letter "l" in the field below.

Maza was right I talked to Ron and Singer's will be the L cubed

I DO NOT want to know what's in the happy hour buffet.

All kidding aside, this is a good idea for a column. Straight dudes in gay bars is a recipe for hilarity. I was next to a gay bar in DC a few weeks ago, & those dudes were killing me.

When will the exploitation of gays and lesbians for a quick and lame joke stop? I'm all for this new column if it takes the scene seriously, or tries to expand the readership. But if it's a last-ditch attempt to revive this sinking ship, find another community to exploit.

FYI, the previous owner was "Bob Davies" not "Ben Davis". Too bad the author doesn't fact check :(

"When will the exploitation of gays and lesbians for a quick and lame joke stop?"

Around the same time that lame jokes about every other marginalized group will stop.

Will they serve 4lokos? Maza will be there with his pouty face

Here is a site that a friend of mine writes about Baltimore Bars on

T K, take the shilling elsewhere. One post is enough.

I take offense to this,, a straight guy in a gay bar.

Is it such a novelty?

Gay people go to straight bars and restaurants EVERY day, so where is our column dealing with straight people?

If you take offense to it, don't read the blog.

I love this blog. Thanks for sharing great information as always.

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About Erik Maza
Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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