Bachelor Forum

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670 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607-1232 [Directions]
Hours (as of March 2013)
Monday - Sunday: 2:00PM to 2:00AM
585 271 6930
Wheelchair Accessible
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The Bachelor Forum opened in 1973, making it Rochester's oldest gay-owned and operated bar. They were originally on East Main Street but moved to their current location in the Neighborhood of the Arts in 1989.

The Bachelor Forum is a gathering place for the area's leather/levi and bear communities. They are the official home of the [WWW]Rochester Rams and [WWW]Empire Bears. (Admin note: the first site appears to have adult material.) The rainbow-colored gender symbols outside their doors are famous monuments to the GLBT liberation movement.

The interior and exterior underwent extensive renovation during the summer of 2012.

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2013-03-04 22:45:35   Went here for the first time tonight to meet a friend. Being a Monday night, it was pretty quiet but had a very friendly crowd. Everyone seemed to know everyone else. I'm told it's pretty zany on weekends. —EileenF

2022-04-20 16:33:23   In March, I was visiting from Minnesota and came into the Bachelor Forum on a Friday night.Lewis served me 3 drinks and suggested I come back to check out the Saturday night crowd. So I returned the following night and Lewis served me 4 drinks. Each night, I paid with a credit card. When I got my statement, it showed that Lewis overcharged me over $100 EACH night that I came in. I didn't sign for these inflated totals and I wasn't hammered. Lewis simply tried to take advantage of an out-of-towner who was having a couple of drinks. Very disappointing. —MBenson