Spin, a longtime staple of Chicago’s gay scene, is “officially closed.” The club, at 800 W. Belmont Ave., known for their hot shower contests said goodbye on its Facebook page Monday.
“SPIN is officially closed,” the post reads. “We would like to thank all of our customers for their support these many years and wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day! Stay tuned for what happens next …”
Spin, which has been owned by local businessman David Gassman for more than 15 years, went up for sale in February. The 9,000-square-foot club at the high-traffic corner of Belmont Avenue and Halsted Street was known for its big dance floor, amateur drag shows and Friday night shower contests.
We have always loved going to this club when visiting Boystown. We hope this is not a sign of things to come for the Boystown area in Chicago since it comes weeks after another gay bar shutting its doors. We do have some lifted spirits from the comments on their Facebook page:
Dave Rasmussen stated “There is great things coming to the new space and we can thank a great company for it. I’m happy to say I will be the newest bartender to this great new club coming to boystown…. So don’t be sad there is a great thing coming out of it”