Monday, February 20, 2012


By Eddie Matarazzo, Bar Manager

Well February has been a very fun and busy month so far here in

Hunters Palm Springs our Superbowl party was packed and fans of both teams who were enjoying the game and the delicious buffet from
Bongo Johnny's and the
Giants won a well deserved game. 
The Third annual Duel in the Desert Gay Flag Football Tournament the last weekend in January was a huge success and the guys had a blast at their host bar Hunters Palm Springs.
The weekend of February 11th we had another great event The Palm Springs Winter Classic Softball Tournament and registration at Hunters Palm Springs, they also enjoyed the club all weekend for their fun after the games and had such great time.
We also welcomed all those who joined in the fun after the

Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards as well, it was nice to see people all dressed up in tuxedos enjoying a beverage. The rest of the month is still packed with upcoming events like Valentines Day with drink specials $3 Woo-Woo, $3 Blow Job and $5 Chocolate Cake shots. Presidents Day weekend February 17th-20th, with drink specials $5 Washington Apple shots, $3 Clinton Blow Jobs and $5 Astro Bombs all weekend long.
Get ready for our annual Mardi Gras Saturday,
February 18th and Fat Tuesday, February 21st for the celebration with lots of beads, drink specials $8 Hurricanes and two Mardi Gras King cakes with Giants beads for the customer who gets the baby in the cake on Fat Tuesday with drink specials $2, $3, $4 so stop by to join in the fun.
Don't forget the Oscars on Sunday, February 26th on the screens and see if your favorites win. We would like to wish Herbie from our door staff a very Happy Birthday and a Happy Anniversary with his wife, A very Happy Birthday to two of our favorite customers Curtis & Mieke. So we hope to see you soon, but until March enjoy and cheers!!  Eddie

Monday, February 13, 2012

Hello, I'm Tom

My name is 
Tom Cloutier & I am the General Manager of Hunters Chicago.  I hope you are having a great start to the New Year!  I would like to extend a Happy Birthday wish to Angel LeBare, one of our regular fabulous performers and to the ever popular DJ Ron G who spins Friday and Saturday nights. 
Mondays at 8pm we will be showing RuPaul's Drag Race so you can come cheer on team Dida Ritz. 
Tuesday February 14 Valentine's Day come celebrate with that special someone.  We will have Champagne and Chocolates to set the mood.  If you currently don't have that special someone you may find him/her here.  DJ WillYum will be spinning the latest dance music from 10 to close for those that want to explore on the dance floor. 
Every Tuesday we have Team trivia on Buzztime, Hunters Chicago vs. Hunters Palm Springs with Mandy serving $1 Well drinks and $1 Domestic drafts and we even throw in the pizza.  I enjoy playing so there is a pretty good chance you will find me sitting at the bar with a playmaker shouting out answers.  Warm up is at 7pm, game starts at 7:30, lots of fun and no pressure.  DJ WillYum will be there for you the rest of the night, requests welcome.
Saturday February 25 is our Carnivale' Masks and Beads with DJ Lawrence K spinning you right into a Rio de Janeiro state of mind.  Compete in our Best Chest contest and if you are shy you can hide that pretty face behind a mask, your secret is safe with me.   Come earn your beads!
Sunday February 26 is Sinful Sunday, but you probably already knew that.  Keisha Foxxx has brought this great show into its third year and what a show it is.  They now have a celebrity with their own, Dida Ritz was cast on this seasons RuPaul's Drag Race.  Come see her and the rest of the cast perform live every last Sunday of the month and cheer her onto victory.  Congratulations Dida for making the show!!
We have renamed our dancers, Hunter Chicago HXD, Hot eXotic Dancers.  We still have all your favorites along with some brand new soon to be favorites.  Be sure to see for yourself every Thursday and Saturday Night.  Go to Hunters Chicago HXD on Facebook and like the new page for the line ups and the latest pictures.  
Hunters Chicago turns 30 this year, 1982-2012.  We will be having many parties and specials to celebrate this milestone.  I hope you will come help us mark this event throughout the year.   All of us at Hunters know that this would not be possible without our customers and we would like to show you our appreciation. 
Where to find us online.  Website, Hunters Chicago, Hunter's Night Clubs & Hunters HXD on Facebook.  Also check in on Yelp for a Gift, just show your bartender. 
Are you planning a special event, Birthday, Anniversary, Office party?   Check out our Party room.  You can book the room with your own bartender for only $50.  We can help you plan your event along with decorating, cake ordering, catering, gift bags, posters, banners, custom glassware, and dancers.  Just let us know what you have in mind.    
If you have any questions, ideas or if you would just like to say Hi, my email address is 
Spirits Elevated!
Tom Cloutier


F E B R U A R Y  2 0 1 2
Here we are right in the middle of the great American desert, Palm Springs. Sparkling like a rhinestone in the sun, Palm Springs shines with rainbow brilliance. It is gay and semi glamorous with a rich history of Hollywood mischief. Often referred to as a small pond, this desert was home to some pretty big fish. Names like Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Sonny Bono, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnez, Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood to name a few historic ones. Newish names include the designer Trina Turk, Suzanne Sommers and Barry Manilow. The names are iconic and so is the weather. Patrick and I now dive into the Palm Springs bars.

AZUL 369 North Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs 760-325-5533

M A R K  S A Y S :
There is no better patio bar in all of Palm Springs. Malcolm the bartender is warm welcoming and pleasant. The ever present owner Georgie assures that everyone has a top notch experience. It was the perfect day, sunny in the 70’s with low humidity of course. The setting was just magic. The food was even better. Seated at the bar I was relaxing with some Ketel One Vodka, friends and a Buffalo burger with goat cheese, it was heaven. I only wish the afternoon had lasted longer. I give Azul thumbs up and a Jimmy Buffet smile.

P A T R I C K  S A Y S :
Well, like Mark said it was a beautiful sunny day therefor there was only one thing I should be doing and that was “To Get A Tan”. That said when Mark wanted to go meet friends at Azul I Kindly declined. The sun would wait for no one. We agreed that Mark would bring me back a Roast Beef Burrito.  Well after lying in the Sun for more than 90 minutes, I was getting very hungry. I called Mark to tell him that I was starving and I was heading his way if he was not already on his way home. He told me that he just ordered the Burrito and if I wanted to come I needed to do it quickly. I pulled on shorts, a tank top and flip flops and I was there just in time for my lunch. While there I also ordered 3 of their Azul Lemonades (the adult kind of course) after seeing them made for another customer. They were very good, as was the Burrito and
the first rate service.  We frequent Azul every time we are in Palm Springs, Thus making it our second favorite Drinking Hole.  A Hole in One for me.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

-An Open Letter-

—An Open Letter—
Hunters Chicago Celebrates Thirty Years!
Looking back...looking forward.
This year, 2012, Hunters Chicago celebrates its 30th anniversary. Thirty years of excellence, friendship, growth, ambition, change and, most meaningful of all...pride. It all began on October 22, 1982, as owners Mark and Marion watched with nervous anticipation as Hunters’ first night in business unfolded. The world was a very different place then, with the only advertisement for the first gay bar in the suburbs being entirely by word-of-mouth.
The night, however, was an explosive success, and thus began the Hunters legacy. Throughout these past three decades, for countless patrons Hunters has become home, the first place they felt accepted and welcomed, had innumerable nights of celebrations and memories, and found true and everlasting love. In thousands of hearts all across the planet, Hunters Chicago will forever hold a very special place.
As remarkably rich as our past has been, our future promises to be even more magnificent, with innovative new technology and improvements across the board. Among them: a newly designed company logo; our “Get Social” promotion with improved access to us via Facebook and Twitter; our weekly ad page emailed to your SmartPhone, and Quick Response codes. Catch up with both Hunters Chicago and Hunters Palm Springs on our new blog, and check us out on YouTube as well. We’ve made significant efforts to improve our response on Yelp to reviews posted about us. We have also created and published on our website a solemn promise of our dedication to making your every visit to Hunters first- class and first-rate. Visual proof of this in the form of an official seal will be featured both there and on all future advertisements. Plus our new tagline, “Spirits Elevated,” means we’ve elevated the art of the cocktail, our staff has a new and upbeat attitude, and when you visit Hunters Chicago, YOUR spirits will definitely be elevated as well.
Now it’s time to really spread the love! Once each month for the rest of 2012, we’ll be hosting a special 30th Anniversary Party, culminating on Thursday, October 18, with a monstrously excessive bash to commemmorate our big Three-0h! We are proud of our heritage, grateful for your patronage, and eagerly anticipate another 30 years of sharing it all...with you.