Listen to what others ask. Most of the hanky code is lost to antiquity. Needle play — a lesser-known kink — requires expert-level skill and certain precautions gloves, sterilized needles, and so on to be enjoyed with a degree of safety. For the Baltic Battle 2, the year after, we bet large with a joint venture of five Nordic leather clubs. Long a staple of the rock scene, you can easily blend into a crowd at a concert when wearing a pair of leather pants.
You might see many different body types in little or no clothing.
Different bars and clubs have different policies — some require gear, some require you to get through a selective doorman, some are male-only — but these are few. Even the classic, non-leathery gay bar — the drag queen palace, the queer dive, the limp-wristed cocktail lounge, gossip central — is rapidly becoming a artifact of years past, pre-Grindr nostalgia: As various internet entities crack down on adult content, we may now reasonably ask how kink and leather will survive.
In an age when smoking areas are hard to find in any establishment in the United States, you will still find smoking patios or smoking rooms at leather bars — put there for cigar daddies and their human ashtrays.