|The Cleveland Bears is a social group for gay "bears" (furry and/or bearded men) and their admirers. The group was formed to provide opportunities for social interaction among the members of the bear community of Northeast Ohio. Our functions include activities such as potluck dinners, picnics, amusement park outings, movie nights, and more. Membership in the organization is open to all. Joining is as simple as attending one of our public functions.
See our schedule below, or visit our new Cleveland Bear’s Calendar Page.
First Thursday of the Month (**unless it falls on a holiday.)
My Friends Restaurant
11616 Detroit Ave. in Cleveland
Some folks will arrive earlier, some will arrive later, but come when you can and join in the bearish fellowship.
We no longer wait to order at the same time, since that tends to create chaos for the restaurant's kitchen.
Don't be bashful if folks are already eating when you arrive. Just join in the fun.
Current Newsletter / Schedule: Feb-Apr 2014
The Calendar Key:
Thursday, February 6 6:30 p.m. $
Sat., Feb. 15 - 1:30 p.m. $ to $$Lunch at Latitude 41
Thursday, March 6 6:30 p.m. $
Please Note! Winter picnic rescheduled to March 23!
Sun., Mar. 23 - 1:30 p.m. to (4?)
Thursday, April 3 6:30 p.m. $
Sat., Apr. 5 - 1:30 p.m. sharp $$
† Want to wander the West Side Market before lunch? Meet at the West Side Market parking lot (back) entrance at 11:30 a.m., prior to lunch. Bring a cooler and you can do some shopping (but arrive at the restaurant by 1:30 please).
Some ARKTOS event dates:
January 19, 2014 3:00 PM 5:00 PM
February 16, 2014 3:00 PM 5:00 PM
March 1, 2014 9:00 PM 11:55 PM
March 16, 2014 3:00 PM 5:00 PM
April 13, 2014 3:00 PM 5:00 PM
May 18, 2014 3:00 PM 5:00 PM
Please check Arktos’ site for details, updates, or changes: http://www.arktosbears.org
COST GUIDE (est.):
*R=RESERVE WHEN ASKED!
Since some of our events are held at private homes, we ask that prospective members attend one of our public meetings or activities before inviting them into our homes. While we are trying to be a friendly and open organization, we hope that you understand the necessity for these precautions and hope to see you at one of our future public activities.
Cleveland is lucky enough to have two “bear” clubs in the area. We're one and ARKTOS is the other. You can contact them at: