You know that feeling when you’ve finally caught up with an old friend that you haven’t seen for ages? How you suddenly slip back to where you left off?

Everything is familiar but fresh. Your interest and energy is reinvigorated. You have so much to share and want to hear what’s been going on with them?

Well, that’s what last weekend’s UNION was – a great re-UNION. Back were leatherman crowded around a leather bar. Back was the sounds of boots on a wooden floor. Back were guys perched tall on raised seating, awaiting service for their boots. And back too was the relaxed social vibe that makes UNION the leathermen’s night everyone feels a part of.

Our new home, The Eagle Bristol, took the event to a new level with its bespoke leather bar, playspaces and sheltered smoking area. Guys were delighted to have an environment that was fitting and a tribute to the classic leather bars. Hot, muscle hunks captured in photographic form by James Critchley adorn the walls and looked on as guys got it on. Darkened play spaces saw plenty of guys enjoying the horny atmosphere while the music’s pulse deepened everyone’s desire to, well… , you know!

Beyond the confines of the Eagle’s zone, the Dare To compex offered more (shared) places and many guys were happy to explore and mingle. The classic dungeon saw pups engaged in playful antics while some of the themed play rooms welcomed guys keen to try something extra.

The sheltered smoking area was heavy with the intoxicating smell of leather and cigars as several guys enjoyed the traditional pleasure befitting of so many leather guys – and it was certainly appreciated by their admirers.

We were also delighted to be joined by Mike from Prism – Bristol’s LGBT+ Alcohol & Drug support service, to the event. With advice and support (as well as some cheeky chocolate) Prism’s non-judgemental approach understands that some people use drugs, so they want them to do so as safely as possible and feel as in control as they can.

So it was great to be back and to have such positive feedback on our first event of 2018. As always, we want to improve and appreciate guy’s patience as we continue to build a venue and a local community that we can all be proud and a part of.

The next UNION is on Friday 4th May (yes, Star Wars day!). Make a note in your diary and we’ll see you there!

In the meantime, for all your BLUF guys, BLUF Bristol also returns in 2018. Make sure you’re ready to enjoy a night of full on leather on 31st March. Tickets now on sale.

What a fantastic night last night in Bristol at Eagle Bristol!


Lovely evening at UNION catching up with the wonderful leather guys!


A brilliant night – thanks guys!


It was a great crack and a good turn out! See you next time!


Fab night – we had lots of fun and it was great meeting new guys!


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