2730 N. Clark Ave

A multi-racial gay club next door to the Golden Nugget, Cheeks had what some call a “Cheers”-like vibe. Many transgender patrons dressed in “full regalia” in spite of the laid-back energy of the space while Braxton Holmes, Mickey Calvin, and Oscar McMillan DJ’d. According to Holmes, there was an actual dance floor, but socializing, drinking, and pool playing were primary activities.

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