Tom's Bar

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Tom's Bar
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The bar's exterior in 2016
Tom's Bar
AddressMotzstraße 19 10777
LocationBerlin, Germany
Coordinates 52°29′53″N13°20′59″E / 52.498180643032356°N 13.349714492405989°E / 52.498180643032356; 13.349714492405989
Type Gay bar

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. [1] The bar has been described as a "dark, sweaty and debauched men-only cruising establishment" with a "rough, manly atmosphere". [1] [2] Its slogan is "for successful cruising". [1] Tom's features a dark room and its main bar area streams videos and includes a football table. [1] It is open daily from 10pm to "late". [2]


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." [1] Similarly, Tom's was called a "great place to finish off an evening" in The Rough Guide to Germany (2009). [3] 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". [4]

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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "Tom's Bar". visitBerlin. Berlin Tourismus and Kongress GmbH. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  2. 1 2 Williams, Christian (3 March 2014). The Rough Guide to Berlin. Penguin. p. 374. ISBN   9781409371205 . Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  3. Stewart, James; Walker, Neville; Williams, Christian (1 May 2009). The Rough Guide to Germany. Penguin. p. 131. ISBN   9781848360167. Archived from the original on 7 February 2022. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  4. Scheunemann, Juergen (3 March 2014). Top 10 Berlin. Penguin. p. 108. ISBN   9781465425393. Archived from the original on 7 February 2022. Retrieved 27 August 2015.