Club Marcella

Club Marcella

Marcella Show Club & Lounge   (18 and over with proper ID) Club Marcella is located in the Theater District and Chippewa Club Zone, in the heart of downtown Buffalo. Marcella Show Club is considered the best night club, gay or straight, in Buffalo—and for 7 years running, has been voted number one dance club in Buffalo by Artvoice magazine. It has earned this reputation by being totally open in its policies when it comes to customers—be they gay, straight, bi-sexual, lesbian, or trans-gendered, and by offering the best dance music this side of NYC. It is by far the largest gay bar or club in all of Buffalo. It has recently move to a very large and newly remodeled building. The new club, now called Marcella Show Club is twice as big and a lot brighter and stylized. The dance floor is twice as big, making it the largest gay bar dance floor in the city of Buffalo. A large Lounge area at the Main St side of the bar, has a series of booths and tables and includes at smaller circular bar. This area is perfect for birthday parties, wedding showers, and organization parties to be in a large club with an area all to themselves. An open air patio is available for smoking and conversing with weather permitting. The best DJs and house, techno, trance, and hip-hop in the city. Occasionally even playing disco, glam, and rock. The weekly schedule of events is a varied as the customers who attend. Wednesday Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights include a show with female impersonators – drag shows, with two shows each evening. A very wide variety of party events occur through out the year.

The crowd that attends club Marcella is about as varied as possible. Drag Queens are always there, and many find Marcella the number 1 place to dress in drag for the evening. The trans-gendered find it about the most friendly and acceptable place to be themselves. Several of the cast performers and many guest performers would consider themselves as being trans-gendered. Drag Queen supporters and fanciers, find Marcella Show Club as the ultimate Drag Bar outside of NYC, Chicago and Toronto. Quite a few find the performances actually exceed the quality of drag performances in those cities. Lesbians and Lesbian groups usually call Marcella Show Club one of the best places to merge with an integrated crowd and get away from the usual lesbian bars. The largest Drag Pageants in Buffalo usually occur at this club. These pageants include Mr & Miss Gay Buffalo, Mr & Miss Club Marcella, and Miss Watch Me Serve.

The bar is located in Buffalo’s largest bar area – the Chippewa Bar Strip, so when most of the straight bars play the same old music on their tiny dance floors most of the straight customers head straight to Marcella Show Club especially on Sunday nights to take in “Life’s A Drag” Buffalo’s longest running live performance. Chippewa St. and the entire theater district actually looks like a ghost town. The Chippewa down-low, bi-sexual and tri-sexual crowd find Marcella to be the perfect place to stay in the closet and blend in with the hundreds of others who “just come to Marcella Show Club to dance”. Of course they do happen to watch the best bartenders in Buffalo, in their boxers dance on the bar or the guys & girls dancing at the pole, and enjoy the best dance music in the city. Holiday Weekends and Special Event Parties, are when Marcella Show Club takes over the entire city of Buffalo especially the gay community. This club throws the largest and best parties anywhere. 1,300 people packed the club for the “White Party” in 2005. People had to park blocks away and wait in line for almost half an hour. These parties are always themed and all who enter the club must be dresses appropriately. Seeing the entire club dressed in white during the White Party, adds to the experience.

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