A Night at the Gauntlet II

Friday 24 August, 21:00

Upholding the Leather/Uniform/Fetish Ethic

From 1984 to 2006 the Gauntlet II inhabited the space we now know and love as the Eagle LA. On August 24th we celebrate the leather legacy of this space and remember an era that was a little bit heavier, a little bit sleazier.

Gauntlet II was a major stronghold of the Los Angeles Leather Community for 22 years, and the bar's history goes back even further. Gauntlet I was formed in the late 1960's by Dale Habberstad and business partner Zack and was located on Highland Blvd. in Hollywood. Around 1969, they closed the doors and moved on to other endeavors.

In 1984, the original founders wanted to reopen the Gauntlet. They purchased the property in Silver Lake where the Eagle LA stands today. Prior to this, the location had served as home to many gay bars since 1972 and was best known as The Outcast, just before it became Gauntlet II.


Eagle, 4219 Santa Monica blvd, Los Angeles, USA


Entrance: USD 5


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