Flex Nightclub & Bar Raleigh

98% love it
Intimate dance club
See drag queens, sing karaoke, and tip go-go boys at this manly hot spot.
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    • eric.d.
      eric.d. Over a year ago
      Loves it

      leather nights
      The 2nd Saturday of ever month, the red lions leather club host a fetish night with tons of sexy guys and a really fun atmosphere that is very accepting and the crowd usually fits in the 25-65 age range, during the other nights it's a very relaxed homey kinda bar with great people and music.

    • zearoh
      zearoh Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Flex is the Best -
      The laid-back gay bar of Raleigh, you can really be yourself here and not worry about the pretty boys judging you. Mostly a bear bar. Thursdays hosts the BEST (trailer park) drag show in raleigh complete with raffled prizes and a good mixed crowd. Saturdays are bear theme parties, Sun & Mon are Raleigh's best Karaoke (it's won recognition, yep).

    • sexyman45
      sexyman45 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Bear & Cub 2012
      went to the bear & cub 2012 sat. night . had a great time at flex

    • aprilcumshower
      aprilcumshower Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Hard to meet people by yourself
      Went a few weeks ago on a Sunday night. Kinda dead. No cover that night. Some cute guys, but everyone had small groups around the bar and I was by myself. Couple looks, but nothing major. Guys drop their pants and show underwear at times. Kinda blah. The bar is cool, cute bartenders and good drink specials. Looking to go to the Carolina Bear Group Night on Saturday the 5th, but would like to meetup with someone to go with. Definitely a place to check out on a busier night usually Thursday, Friday and Saturday. ;o)

    • postcub
      postcub Over a year ago
      Loves it

      The more rugged bar in Raleigh
      Great drinks, more rugged type, not clean and slick as Legends, but you go here to do "guy" things. NOT a place to bring women or your str8 friends for their first gay experience.

    • rdujetz
      rdujetz Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Sleazy is right
      You'll like FLEX if you're into bears and bearded types. There is a urinal on the main room wall filled with peanuts. Go figure.

    • raskaldog
      raskaldog Over a year ago
      Loves it

      fun for everyone
      in the basement and somewhat "trashy," as several have noted here. $5 "membership"/cover charge. went on a thursday night. great crowd from about 20 up. one knock-out, good-looking, friendly bar tender! a number of str8 students there, too - couples and singles. very friendly crowd ... but the music, so fuckin' LOUD! what's up with this bullshit, anyway!? not into drag shows, but they had some kind of drag show competition that night which was pretty pathetic, but that sort of made it fun for everyone. seems like a good time was had by all.

    • trabster
      trabster Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Trashy but fun and nice crowd ...
      We went here on Thursday night the 22nd at the suggestion of several we met a The Borough. This particular night was the annual Miss Trailer Trash pageant ... and trashy, it was, too. Not into drag shows as a rule, but the crowd was great, from 18 up ... and somewhat mixed: a number of straight, college couples and singles, as well from the local colleges: UNC, Duke and NCS. We found a lot of the people to be really friendly and sociable ... well, as sociable as you can be with the "music" blaring at an ear-shattering level. (Don't know why gay bars feel it necessary to play music so fucking loud!!) Know nothing about a urinal with peanuts, but there was one shirtless bear there strutting around like the rooster in the a house ... most of the hens not noticing, I might add. [grinning] Nearby were the clubs, Legends and CC (Capital Coral) which we didn't go to. All three of these clubs have a cover charge that ranges from $5 to $7. Apparently, it was goth night at Legends that night.

    • m3boy91
      m3boy91 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Total sleez ball dirty place
      Never have i seen a club that actually promotes being completely trashy like this one. Never visit this sleezy basement bar on a Saturday night.

    • Fred_Head
      Fred_Head Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun time, but needs a makeover
      Like most Southern bars, you're inside 5 minutes and you think it's 1990. Same old nasty decor, bad old-school music (Vogue in 2009?? Really), and semi-friendly local staff. They do have pool tables and some nice hard to find beers. But the best thing is the MEN. Good god almighty the night we went was UNBELIEVABLE. Highly recommended, just don't touch anything.

    • PirateGreg
      PirateGreg Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun Place on Thursdays
      Flex is a lot of fun on Thursdays for the 18-40 year old crowd. Most of the other nights it's a leather bar. I've never been (other than Thursdays) so I cannot comment much on the rest of the week. If you're looking for a great place on Thursdays, Flex is the spot.

    • encbears
      encbears Over a year ago
      Loves it

      HOT place for real men!
      This is not your twinky bar. Flex is usually filled with sexy men, everything from bear, to leather, to campy! Check out Brigner, he's the hottest!