Body Shop Formerly: Keith's

 
74% love it
  34
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Comfy bear bar
With happy hours and theme nights, this place also has a popular patio.

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      djkenanthony 11 months ago
      Loves it

      Great local bar
      Small bar, Good feel, nice bartenders, friendly crowd..

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      ohhhme Over a year ago
      Hates it

      has appeal
      Quaint neighborhood bar kitsch decor. Cheap drinks, friendly atmosphere, bartenders could be a little more attentive. Biggest downfall is that the bathroom smells like a week old litter box (hold your breath if you need to use it). If you never been there it's easy to over drive it.

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      Redroy Over a year ago
      Hates it

      new owners, new look, Weak drinks
      I used to love this place, great drinks, great people, and would drive quite a way to visit. But it has now been bought by new owners, it is now been redone, but is one of the more expensive gay bars, and the new bartenders pour a very weak drink. too bad, Iike I said I loved this place, but will not drive that far anymore for bad drinks.

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      ftsmith Over a year ago

      Your Neighborhood Bar
      It's not fancy, but if you want a beer and hang out with the locals this is your place. NEG- they let people smoke inside! Really???

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      uncutedge Over a year ago
      Loves it

      MAJOR IMPROVEMENT
      Back when this bar was Keith's it sucked - rude/indifferent staff and nasty clients. Plus bad drinks at bad prices. NOW, thanks to the new owner, it's 100% different - the bartenders are great, the drinks are good, the prices are good, there are fun specials and theme nights, and the crowd is much bigger and friendlier. There are a core group of regulars but lots of new faces as well. I'm very impressed. 5 stars for this neighborhood hangout!

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      straightcouple Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Greatest Gay Bar We've ever been to!!!!!
      We walked in about 7 months ago not knowing what we were getting into, but loved it from the very start!! We are a straight married couple, and felt completely welcome! We've made some great friends and love the staff! We drive 45 min. just to be in the exciting atmosphere! Always have a GREAT time!! Good Job JAY!!! xo

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      hoptwn Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Good Neighborhood bar needs small dance floor space
      Bar needs some improvement such as small dance floor and moving pool table to game room where it belongs. Also can get smoky; so Patrons please smoke on the outdoor patio! Nice place overall but always room for improvements!

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      DAVEYD Over a year ago
      Loves it

      GREAT UP AND COMING !!!
      SUCH A GREAT TURN-A -ROUND JAY IS DOING !

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      tampabiker Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun and friendly place for happy-hour!
      Great place to stop for a beer or cocktail on the way home or on the way out. Kinda neighborhoodish, but fresh faces pop up all the time too. Friendly, fun bartenders and mostly affable patrons. Seems everyone is welcome, even the occasional (pretends to be) straight person. Much busier and more cheerful under new ownership! Thanks, Jay!

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      MikeB Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Unbearable smoke!
      This is a real nice place. Friendly crowd who make you feel welcome. Superb bartenders. But the smoke is just unbearable. I was there only a couple of hours and cannot get the smoke smell out of my leather shoes and belt.

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      PeterDragon Over a year ago
      Loves it

      WOW - much better
      What a difference a new owner can make!! Went from a boring dive to nice neighborhood pub type atmosphere. Lots of laughing, hugging, fun. I liked it there this most recent visit. I hope they do more to keep this place moving in the right direction. Smoke is the enemy, it's the only reason we left early, just was a bit too much as it got later. I suggest better or more powerful smoke eaters in that small of a space. But great difference.

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      ucm55 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      New ownership has things looking better.
      A recent visit was a pleasant surprise. The owner brings a fresh attitude. It was busy, nice mixed crowd of older/younger/male/female patrons. The entire atmosphere was friendlier, lighter and a lot more fun. It still a bit on the "too smokey" at times side, but everything else seems TONS better than when the previous owner was driving it into the ground. Keep up the improvement guys, we'll be back.

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      profitpak Over a year ago
      Hates it

      new owner possible!Not from area looking for help
      This bar seems to have a bad rap over the owner and help. What I want to know is, can it be a good place to chill with the right management in place or has it lost alll it's luster already? Is there a way to bring it back?

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      KalBuir Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Not good at all
      You know a bar is bad when the strippers don't show up for over 3 weeks in a row. Music is the same old crap. Seems that if you are older and bearish that you're really not welcomed. I overheard management saying to a group of college guys "that" they are the kind of people that they want in their bar.

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      mhiim Over a year ago
      Hates it

      "we don't want your kind"
      me & partner met up with 2 friends. the owner told us after a few hours as long as "you don't get loud i won't kick your asses out." wtf? so i asked him, calmly, collectedly, what did i do? do you have me confused with someone else? but before i could finish i was told that "the 4 of us are always loud" and to "sit down!" it's funny because that was the first time the "4 of us" were there together and we were all quietly watching hockey. told my partner let's go. we waited outside for our two friends to finish their drinks, and before they could the owner was outside, drunk as a skunk, yelling how we are unwelcome and he's gonna call the cops and "we don't want your kind" -- i guess in shape and attractive isn't allowed here. fyi, in the past month i've gone to this bar 3 times, late at night, usually the only customer. in the past 3 months, i've gone maybe 4 times. SO WHAT EXACTLY DID I DO TO GET BLACKLISTED? nothing. and that's why this bar is horrible. don't waste your time.

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