Berlin has often been regarded as one of the most gay friendly cities in Europe. Some of these have become important Berlin institutions, sought after by a diverse crowd of people. Here are the top gay bars in Berlin. It is definitely a gay bar, however.
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The Hoist Basements - Berlin
The Pussycat is a warm, snug lesbian bar that once a month welcomes a celebration of classic leatherman culture. This evening included head shaving, with a proper razor, and bootblacking. Wow, what an amazing group of great-looking old-school and young leathermen and wow so much smoke! I love the smell of cigarette and cigar smoke.
The event started in and is California 's third-largest single-day, outdoor spectator event  and the world's largest leather event and showcase for BDSM products and culture. Although sadomasochism has been practiced for many centuries , the modern gay leather scene in the United States developed beginning in when thousands of gay servicemen were given blue discharges from service after World War II and came to the major port cities of the United States to live in gay ghettos. In , the Marlon Brando film The Wild One appeared, and some butch gays began to imitate Brando by wearing black leather jackets, a black leather cap, black leather boots and jeans and, if they could afford it, by also riding motorcycles.
The beautiful documentary "Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures" , by Bailey and Barbato, is actually screened in a limited number of cinemas. The film, through the voices of lovers, family, celebrities, and models tells the story of one of the most original photographers of the 19th Century, which became famous for a series of sexually explicit photographs of the gay leather and SM scene. If you saw the movie, you may have noticed that it stress how the artist was a frequent visitor of the Mineshaft in New York, an in famous gay cruising bar. The Mineshaft is, furthermore, the main set of Cruising with Al Pacino , probably the most mainstream among the movies about the gay leather scene. So, it's consequential to investigate deeply about this cruising bar and its popularity: why, after decades from its closure, its legend continues to be widespread in the gay leather and fetish community?.