For over 32 years folx from all walks of life have had amazing, memorable, and liberating moments at the iconic Attitudes Bar and Nightclub. People have danced, enjoy the show, threw back a few good drinks, and even had a tussle or two. For most of us that iconic club sign was The landmark that you had reached a part of the city that was welcoming to the LGBTQ+ community. And after many clubs have come and gone ATTITUDES was always there for us. So even though many folx will be sad. Some may share a tear and others may go look through the memories on social media. But I think we all appreciate the experiences and know that it couldn’t have come without a lot of hard work. This next chapter for the owners of this gift deserves all the good vibes in the world.
A MESSAGE FROM THE ICONIC ATTITUDES NIGHT CLUB:
To all our LGBTQIA+ Community in St. Louis and across the United States,
After 32 years, thousands of drinks, and wonderful times we will be closing our doors for good.
Attitudes will have it’s last call for alcohol on August 15, 2020.
Attitudes opened in August 1988 and Bonnie and I have had some of the best times of our lives at our club! We lived it, we loved it, and it was our baby.
One of my fondest memories of Attitudes will always be the nights that we would start off with only the Pub side open. It would be packed as guests waited anxiously to be let into the Club. At 10pm, we would open the Club doors with music playing, laser lights beaming and fog misting in the air. People scattered out searching for their table, for their spot that they owned for the night.
Life was Good!
But now, we are living in a time where we don’t know what the future looks like. So many businesses, especially in the hospitality industry, have been hit hard by this Pandemic. It has been rough, but we can’t thank our current staff enough for how hard they have been working during this time. They’ve worn Masks, followed CDC guidelines, and kept everyone safe! And all the while, they worked to provide some normalcy for you to enjoy a fun night out.
As many of you know our buildings have been for sale for a few years. We have accepted an offer and sold them. BUT! That is Buildings Only!
Everything IN Attitudes will be for sale. If you have any questions about the contents, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will post more about the sale in a few days.
I would like to say thank you with all my heart to my business partner, Bonnie. She is the backbone of Attitudes. Bonnie worked tirelessly, decorating and cooking for all our special events. She did it all – and while wearing high heels!
If a fight broke out (and they did), Bonnie would kick off her heels and be right in it! Even in her 70’s she is still wearing her high heels! As we retire, and slow down a bit, I look forward to our future together. I’m not sure what it looks like in this world of uncertainty, but I bet it includes high heels!
Please stop by and see us and our staff. We will be open for 2 more weeks! We hope you have fond memories of Attitudes. As years go by and you want to share them with us and others we have created a Kudoboard where anyone can upload photos and videos to share their
memories of Attitudes.
Attitudes was a special space and became an iconic place for so many. Remember what we said as you left for the night, “You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here!” Now is the time we will all leave and take our memories with us.
We sincerely thank each of you! It has been our pleasure to serve you for the last 32 years!
Much love to all,
Bonnie and Jann