The 2013 Mr. Midwest Leather and Midwest Puppy contests were held on Saturday, October 5, at Bad Dog Bar and Grill with Cody Troy taking home the Mr. Midwest Leather title and Frogger winning the Midwest Puppy contest. Photos by Jon Gitchoff for the Riverfront Times.
NSFW: 2015 International Puppy Contest at Bad Dog Bar & Grill
Four human pups (contestants) took the Bad Dog Bar & Grill stage to fight for the 2015 International Puppy title, with Pup Figaro being declared the winner on July 19, 2014.
The International Puppy Contest moved to St. Louis this year from Tampa, Florida, to offer a more central location for attendees. The event was part of a four-day weekend celebrating puppy play, leather and fetish activities, classes, charity work and more.
The 2014 edition of the Mr. Midwest Leather and Midwest Puppy contests were held October 4, 2014, as part of Midwest Leather Weekend at Bad Dog Bar & Grill. Contestant Jay took home the Mr. Midwest Leather title while Pup Helmet won the Midwest Puppy contest. Some images may not be safe for work.
Fetish Fun at the Bad Dog on New Year's Eve (NSFW)
On New Year's Eve, Bad Dog Bar & Grill owners Jim Mausteller and Bob Suggs called it quits the only way they knew how -- with a wild party full of fetishes and fire. Mausteller and Suggs ended their longtime ownership of the popular gay bar by bringing burlesque dancers, puppy spankers and fire eaters to the club, which also has hosted many punk shows over the years plus was one of the venues for the 2014 RFT Music Showcase.
But is this really the end for the Bad Dog? Stay tuned...
Tucked away behind a White Castle at the scenic confluence of Manchester, Vandeventer and Chouteau is the gayest little clubhouse in St. Louis. Public displays of affection are colloquial here and therefore still cute, and straight folks will get a taste of what it's like be in the minority. No surprise that Morrissey's golden vox usually finds its way onto the Internet jukebox, and lively games of pool or darts are commonly interrupted with lip-sync-alongs. The Bad Dog recently added a full restaurant, Mama's Chowhouse, and it boasts a bloody mary bar on Sundays, not to mention two-for-one happy hours.