Guerrilla Queer Bar at Cadillac Ranch

June’s Cincinnati Guerrilla Queer Bar excursion went down at Cadillac Ranch, downtown across from the Contemporary Arts Center. (The exterior of the building housing Cadillac Ranch even has a large-scale installation complementing a former exhibit of the CAC.) The bar was huge with at least three different bars that I could see and a mechanical bull. 

After this last CGQB, I wish every bar had a mechanical bull – I kept sneaking off from the dance floor to watch drunken fools fall off the thing after a few seconds. 

I wasn’t impressed with Cadillac Ranch. It was overcrowded, most of the staff was rude to me and my party, the food was overpriced and advertised dollar drafts were only for two hours, but the keg ran out after less then one hour and they refused to sell any more.

But the company was great, and CGQB was a great kick-off to Pride month. Can’t wait for July!

Parts of the ceiling at Cadillac Ranch were decorated with old license plates.

Parts of the ceiling at Cadillac Ranch were decorated with old license plates.

CGQB event organizers created business cards that were to be exchanged for a consensual kiss from the queer of your choice.

CGQB event organizers created business cards that were to be exchanged for a consensual kiss from the queer of your choice.

CGQB organizers printed up pamphlets to hand out to curious straight people about the event. Inside it contained facts about LGBT inequality and even a fun word search with definitions of words like queer, gender and heterosexism.

Organizers also printed up pamphlets to hand out to curious straight people about the event. Inside it contained facts about LGBT inequality and even a fun word search with definitions of words like queer, gender and heterosexism.

An attendee rides the mechanical bull.

An attendee tames that bucking bronco.

Yee-haw. Cowboy wannabes can try their luck on the mechanical bull at Cadillac Ranch.

Yee-haw. Cowboy wannabes can try their luck on the mechanical bull at Cadillac Ranch.

Take this warning seriously.

Take this warning seriously.

Everyone eventually lands up on the padded alcove when tangling with the bull.

Everyone eventually lands up on the bottom of the padded alcove when tangling with the bull.

The ladies at Cadillac Ranch have the option to ride the bull dual style, apparently.

The ladies at Cadillac Ranch have the option to ride the bull dual saddle, apparently.

Cadillac Ranch is home to a gold Shedaisy record.

Cadillac Ranch is home to a gold Shedaisy record.

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