Purgatory Gifford House

95% love it
Like it rough?
The dance bar below the Gifford House hosts the leather dance party with darker house music, men in their leather attire, and non-stop cruising.


    • billyboy
      billyboy Over a year ago
      Loves it

      only rough around the edges
      purgatory is a fun bar, some nights karaoke, some nights dancing, depends on their schedule. the bartenders are helpful and attentive. theres a pool table, and pinball too. they have a cool wall showcase with some graphic terms and details on buttons for purchase. many would be considered x-rated, but very popular!

    • southendjt
      southendjt Over a year ago
      Loves it

      ...full house of leather
      Leave your attitude on the beach and bring your leather. Fun crowd.

    • love_hate1980
      love_hate1980 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      ugh put some pants on
      I was told this was the spot. Not on the night my friends and I were there. I can't believe i spent $10 to go into this place and see 50 somethings in there tighty whities with stuffed crotches. it was a huge let down. And the guys hate women there I noticed. Way to live up to the sterotypes. Never again.

    • BosGuy
      BosGuy Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Check it out on underwear night (in season)
      Fun bar and a nice place to check out that is different from most of the bars on Ptown in that it is below ground and does not have an outside section to it.

    • aesomaha
      aesomaha Over a year ago
      Loves it

      uuummmm daddy
      LOVED IT! I actully turned red in the face from hearing some of the guys tell me what they wanted to do to me. I will go back for more...and more...and harder. oh wait....

      Hey, if people think this is too rough, that is news to me. Just walk the streets of any major city, that is much more rough & risky than this club. I love this place, hot fun, can feel a bit crowded or maybe like you're in a basement but that is because YOU ARE in a basement..Of the gifford house..BUT it's not gross, it's fine, just plain good fun if you don't mind hanging with everyday people & being in a club that isn't "over the top" with exceptional decor. There's no need for that..just look at the men & you'll think you're in "crotch heaven" focus on the bulges guys..really, it's a fun place!

    • emporium
      emporium Over a year ago
      Loves it

      great space
      We went with a group and had hung out together not sure if we would of had a good time with just the two of us.

    • radmantx
      radmantx Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Best Nights for Purgatory.
      We did not find this place nearly as seedy as some reviewers have suggested. I would recommend hitting this bar on Saturday and Sunday nights. Saturday is the underwear party, which every one I spoke with including my travel companions said "I just don't think I can do this", and then afterward said, "I had SO much fun, I wish every night was underwear night". Sunday night is leather night and seems to be the best attended of all the leather clubs. The music was bit too "ciruit" for us, but there were quite a few hawt men in attendance.

    • nycjoe
      nycjoe Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Like the eagle in NY with dancing
      This place is awesome on Sunday nights. Get there early to be sure to get in, but be warned no music is played until after 10:30 pm. Once the party gets going it is hot, dark, and dirty, as are the men! Just like the ole days of the Manhole in Chicago, how i miss it so.

    • gotcha
      gotcha Over a year ago
      Loves it

      hot dancer
      they have this hot dancer there on Friday and Sat night. Very sexy go go boy with a great ass and package

    • ratt
      ratt Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Remember your Grandmother's dark, dank basement? Here it is. Straight from the 80's. Very musty and a little rough for me. Music seemed OK. If you're into the Leather/Levi crowd (& Grandma's basement), definitely stop in.