R Place (Closed Permanently)

94% love it
GayCities Members report that R Place has closed
The stand-and-model crowd
Hot homos, gay best friends, and varied groups of friends get a little hot as this place gets crowded.
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    • wooduk
      wooduk Over a year ago
      Hates it

      mr lagos
      Wet underwear night? Nobody here is wearing wet underwear or any underwear? But yet it's raining outside so maybe that's what they mean by wet underwear night??!!! Not that I wanna see anyone here in their underwear!!!??

    • Jayjo
      Jayjo Over a year ago
      Hates it

      I don’t understand how it can be 40 degrees outside and 100 inside. Can’t they just pump some cold air? Hot guys and good music.

    • Hochi01
      Hochi01 Over a year ago

      Used to be my must go to club in Seattle 4 years ago, but as of recently I've noticed a change in the Force, something I can't quite name or point my finger at, but the vibe iN R-Place has changed. Last time I was there I even got on a heated argument with a bouncer who bumped into me and refused to excuse himself (but that's not the issue). I do recommend this place to those who are young, like pre-recorded mixes, and teasing straight bartenders serving overpriced drinks. The only reason I still like this place is the drag shows, which Seattle as a whole needs more of.

    • braddallas
      braddallas Over a year ago

      Hot dancers! Watch out for the O!

    • A place to visit once in a while!
      Odd place. Its the kinda bar you come with friends for sure. The staff need some people training from what i have seen. Not the kinda place i shall visit again anytime soon.

    • Vwboy21
      Vwboy21 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Oh come on, it's not that bad!
      After finally getting past the Seattle freeze I've discovered the boys here just wanna know that you know someone. Not the place I like wandering into alone but once inside there's so many people, hot guys and strong drinks. The bartenders aren't all that outgoing especially downstairs but on the top floor that girl is super nice. A stickler for the rules so look sober when you order because she's pouring strong! :) good for some mild dancing it's too crowded to be wild. Stand and Model. Sure. Swing on the pole on stage? Why not. Sit on those nasty cheap couches on the second floor hoping someone comes and talks to you-- not gonna happen but you can try!

    • ericolav
      ericolav Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Good New Year's club
      I was here for New Year's Eve 2011/12. Won over $20 in the cash balloon drop which was fun, but I don't know if I'd come here on a regular basis - not my type of crowd or music.

    • jernben
      jernben Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Mostly Straight
      No fun... afraid of Seattle City Codes against gay bars

    • ZarioTravez
      ZarioTravez Over a year ago
      Loves it

      its been to long

    • Beware the Gay "Wolf Packs"
      Sometimes we treat bars as we would an old comfortable pair of shoes; we slip into them frequently, we know what to expect as we walk around in them and we know how they feel when we start to move our bodies to the music. With that being said the more we frequent these comfortable shoes the quicker we wear the bottom out of the heel to where we no longer want to slip into them. R Place is one such bar that I believe has wore me out. There is a lot of fun to be had at R Place when you first start going to the bar; current top 40 hits are played on the dance floor, strong drinks that would equal two or possibly three at other bars are being thrown at patrons and their are a lot of attractive people to be seen. As time goes on and you frequent the bar more you start to realize that you have the sudden feeling of familiarity with every person you come in contact with. This isnt because you had some wild night with numerous people throughout the bar, which is out of the question as R Place is the perfect bar to experience the legendary Seattle Freeze. This familiarity comes because the same exact people and groups of people are ALWAYS at R Place. These wolf packs of gay men roam through out the bar hungry to make their presence known by always barking the loudest. Each group generally has an alpha wolf which the others of the group follow like hungry pups behind. This alpha is the nucleus of the group; he dictates where the group stands, where the group gets a drink and when the group makes their way to the dance floor. This alpha also usually has a bloated ego and sense of importance which his young pups are drawn to because of the wide spectrum of insecurities that they all possess.

    • mike98312
      mike98312 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Don't bother is right
      This club used to cater to the twink and mild hip hop/pop crowd with an atmosphere that catetred to the more wealthy business class gay crowd. Now it's turned into jerks r us they are not friendly and nor are they attractive. I went there just last week to find nothing but some stupid wannabe thugs that seemed like they popped out of the movie American Gangster all while playing music that had no beat. The bartenders were the second rudest people I have ever met and they made me a drink with cheap alcohol at the most expensive pice I have ever bought a drink for. Their shows went down the crapper when they brought the california style here as It mostly caters to illlegal immigrants. Stay away from R place it's a scam besides most of the men in there act and look like women literally they really should just redecorate and call it a straight bar but that would be stupid as the gay people would mingle with the straight crowd and cause fights and more controversy to Seattle's already growing problem with street crime. Yes r place is a screwed up place now for the gay community I went there for halloween 2010 people were extremely rude, drinks watered down and expensive, the go go dancers gave me dirty looks and danced in a rude fashion that made me feel uncomfortable and molested thus insenuated that I was a paedofile as they made physical references to how children would look like if they were forced to work as sex workers.

    • stuartminnesota
      stuartminnesota Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Don't go there
      Every couple of years I visit Seattle, one of my favorite cities and have always stopped in at R-Place. Not again. This place has really changed. Granted I am no young stud (anymore), but I stopped in last night (10/28) to check it out and have a couple of drinks. What a big stuck up crowd. The bartender was a snob. Any idiot would clearly see that I was sitting alone at the bar and you would think the bartender would at least say hi and welcome me. No way. The bar was full of a bunch of guys that sat around posing. Drinks were overpriced and a poor pour. And they dared to charge a cover on a Thursday night. Not again R-Place. I went back to my hotel and watched a movie and enjoyed myself much more. Waste of time to visit.

    • will8907
      will8907 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Trendy, Hip & Twink Haven
      With multi stories, regular contests of karaoke and other as well as a hot softball team, R Place is a great gay bar on Capitol Hill. In fact Seattle Out & Proud tends to host their events here. They regularly show popular games here on the big screens and most recently began hosting Glee viewing parties during the current season.

    • Billabong647lwb
      Billabong647lwb Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Don't Bother
      Over crowded, rude staff!, expensive cover, and over priced drinks! Save yourself some money and go to neighbours!

    • twowaycool
      twowaycool Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Used to be great....
      ...then it became a seedy Hip-Hop palace for gay little gangsta wanna-be's......