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Tom's Bar is a popular gay bar in the Schöneberg locality of Berlin, Germany.
Tom's Bar is a popular gay bar in Berlin's Schöneberg locality that attracts locals and international visitors year-round. Once exclusively a leather bar, Tom's now has a less restrictive dress code, though patrons still wear leather and skin clothing often.The bar has been described as a "dark, sweaty and debauched men-only cruising establishment" with a "rough, manly atmosphere". Its slogan is "for successful cruising". Tom's features a dark room and its main bar area streams videos and includes a football table. It is open daily from 10pm to "late".
According to Berlin Tourismus and Kongress GmbH, the bar's slogan "puts it in a nutshell, and it's no exaggeration... People of all ages and from all walks of life get together here, especially when the night is getting on."Similarly, Tom's was called a "great place to finish off an evening" in The Rough Guide to Germany (2009). In Top 10 Berlin (2014), Juergen Scheunemann included Tom's Bar as number five on a list of the best gay and lesbian attractions in the city. Scheunemann called the bar a "traditional pub" and a "well-known pick-up joint ... not for those who are shy and timid".
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