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1974 Best Gay Bar, Older People

The Napoleon Club

The Napoleon Club in Bay Village is both the best and the worst. Known as the Wrinkle Room, Nappy’s or the Geriatrics Institute, the Napoleon Club goes back decades—it’s rumored JFK frequented it when he was at Harvard. Bank presidents whirl with ribbon clerks, the piano is never quiet, the hat-check girls are matrons, the mood is of quiet resignation.

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