The Exchange Hosts Guerrilla Gay Bar Tonight

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Looking for something fun to do on Saturday night? Guerrilla Gay Bar is hosting its monthly event at The Exchange in downtown South Bend on 112 W Jefferson Boulevard.

As we reported last month, Guerrilla Gay Bar has filled a void in the South Bend LGBT community after the region’s largest gay bar — Truman’s — closed in 2012.

“There was clearly a need for an upscale non-smoking social venue for the GLBT community but no one had any plans to open a new club so some friends and I decided to try a concept that had been successful in other cities like Boston, Philadelphia and LA – to take a straight bar and make it gay for the night,” Willow Wetherall, the founder and co-organizer of Guerrilla Gay Bar, told the South Bend Voice last month.

The festivities kick off at 9 pm with a cocktail hour. A local DJ starts at 10 pm until the bar closes at 2 am.

The Exchange is a local whiskey bar. As they describe themselves on their website:

The Exchange Whiskey Bar carries close to 150 whiskeys and the list is continually growing. We craft old style prohibition era cocktails and have a wide selection of alcohol including sipping rums and a variety of high end Cognacs and Brandies. We also carry a dozen local craft beers in the bottle and a small selection of wine.

You can find more information on Guerrilla Gay Bar’s Facebook group page.

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