From: Thursday, April 11, 2024
To: Monday, April 15, 2024
CLAW Cleveland Leather Awareness Weekend 2024
CLAW is one of the largest annual leather meetups in the USA taking place each year and features a weekend of leather + fetish parties at The Academy and The Leather Stallion Saloon, workshops & vendor mart.
Where to stay during Claw Cleveland?
Awaiting confirmation of the host hotel. The previous event was hosted at the Renaissance Hotel.
Stay close by at the following venues:
- Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown – Rated “Superb” by guests, just a 8-minute walk from the host hotel with spacious rooms, indoor pool and hot tub.
- Hilton Cleveland Downtown – Rated “Fabulous” by guests, the hotel is just a 7-minute walk from the host hotel with a sleek and modern design, excellent rooftop bar and perfect location.
- Hampton Inn Cleveland – 3 Star hotel with comfortable rooms, delicious breakfast options and an onsite gym, just a 10-minute walk from the host hotel.
AWAITING CLAW 2024 – Events
- Get ready to meet hot leather guys from around the world in Cleveland during the start of the Spring Season as the CLAW party hits the hotels and hot spots of Cleveland.
- The program is extensive – here are out highlights not to be missed:
Men’s BDSM Party
- Nightly – Four play parties at the Academy Dungeon, a 6000 sq.ft. dungeon facility with great equipment.
- One mile from the hotels. Nightly from 10 pm to 3am and afternoons from noon until 5 pm.
Leather Stallion Saloon Parties
- Head to the Dick Off Party Kick off party on at the legendary Leather Stallion Saloon, a great way to get to know new arrivals and old friends
- Other events include Spit and Shine on Friday and SIR yes SIR! on Saturday.
- The Leather Stallion Saloon – Serving bears and leather guys since 1970 with a spacious patio, pool tables and friendly bartenders.
- Friday & Saturday – Private event for all male-identified persons modeled as close as possible to the famous Fickstutenmarkt party in Berlin.
- Mares (bottoms) are blindfolded, naked, ready to be mounted before the Stallions arrive. At The Academy from 5pm.
The BLUF Dinner
- Friday – Three course meal served family style. Includes cocktail or glass of wine.
- Strict dress code: Breeches or leather uniform at Renaissance Cleveland.
The International Leather Family Dinner Gala
- Saturday – This is the centerpiece of the entire event and features all CLAW members, sponsors and attendees in one room in a exquisite setting with great food, live music and a great atmosphere. From 7 pm to 10 pm.
Bottomless Drag Brunch
- Sunday – Drag Brunch with bottomless mimosas, leading into a round of bingo.
The Cigar Deck
- Every Evening – Each year organizers arrange a special Cigar Deck so you can cruise and smoke and enjoy 24 hour action. Other highlights include some very hot dark rooms in some of Cleveland’s best hotels.. yes indeed!
The Kinky Kabaret
- Sunday – The Kinky Kabaret – CLAW’s fantastic finale, an original music & comedy review with our best live entertainers.
Vendor Markets and Workshops
- A staple of CLAW is the educational workshops and presentations, which happen on Friday and Saturday during the day. The vendor mart also operates during the day throughout the weekend.
- CLAW holds that adult interest in leather, fetish, and BDSM is natural and healthy. We learn that from one another in person. CLAW is a 501c3 charity dedicated to fundraising, education, volunteerism and other charitable needs of the leather community.
Gay Cleveland Bars and Clubs
- Depending on the night, the dance floor at Twist is packed, the pool tables at Cocktails are full, the stage at Vibe is booked, and the (heated) patio at the Leather Stallion Saloon is the place to be.
- The Hawk boasts a steady roster of regulars and Old Brooklyn’s Shade is steadily building faithful clientele. Studio West 117, the newest addition to Cleveland’s LGBTQ+ nightlife scene, is already sporting a full slate of events in The Symposium, a “true gay dive bar atmosphere.
Trending Hotels in Cleveland
The following Cleveland hotels are close to Cleveland’s top attractions and a short ride from the CLAW events:
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The Westin Cleveland
4 Star – Central Location
Each room at the hotel provides a flat-screen cable TV and refrigerator. Complete with a bath or shower, private bathrooms also include a hairdryer and free toiletries. A seating area and iPod dock are also provided in every room.
4 Star, Luxury
At the hotel, rooms are equipped with a desk. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. All units include a wardrobe. A buffet breakfast can be enjoyed in the breakfast area.
Drury Plaza Hotel
3 Star – Great Amenities
Guests can enjoy the indoor pool, hot tub and 24-hour fitness centre at the hotel. Complimentary hot breakfast and afternoon popcorn and soda are offered daily. On-site guest laundry and a guest pantry are also available
Hampton Inn Cleveland
3 Star – Perfect Location
Guests at the city centre Cleveland Hampton Inn can enjoy a restful night’s sleep on the hotel’s signature Cloud Nine. The hotel also provides a as well as free wireless internet access.